Baseball News -- 2019

  • Pirates punch ticket to Fresno with 15-1 win over Mounties!
    May 18, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- It's a return trip to Fresno for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the top-seeded Pirates defeated Mt. San Antonio, 15-1, on Saturday in Game 2 of the Southern California Sectional playoffs, played at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Coach Alto notches win No. 700 as Pirates top Mounties in Sectional opener.
    May 17, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team is one win away from another trip to Fresno following Friday afternoon's 10-7 win over visiting Mt. San Antonio in Game 1 of the Southern California Sectional playoffs, played at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Delorefice earns MVP honors for Pirates as all-conference honors are announced
    May 16, 2019
    IRVINE -- After winning their third straight Orange Empire Conference title, several members of the Orange Coast College baseball team earned spots on this year's All-OEC list, as voted on by the conference's head coaches.
  • Pirates, Mounties battle for Final Four berth!
    May 14, 2019
    COSTA MESA – It’ll be a State Final Four rematch for a trip to this year’s big dance as the Orange Coast College baseball team hosts Mt. San Antonio College in the 2019 Southern California Sectional playoffs this weekend, here at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates advance to Sectionals following 2-0 win over Long Beach
    May 10, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- Michael Ryhlick picked a good time to pitch one of his best games of the year, leading the Orange Coast College baseball team to a hard-fought 2-0 win over Long Beach City College in Game 2 of the Southern California Super Regional Playoffs on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates rally late for 9-6 win over Vikings in Super Regional opener
    May 09, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- It's not always going to be picture-perfect, but for the Orange Coast College baseball team, all that matters is a win and on Thursday, the Pirates did enough to top visiting Long Beach City College, 9-6, in the opening game of the Southern California Super Regional playoffs.
  • Pirates, Vikings kick off Super Regional on Thursday
    May 06, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The top-seeded Orange Coast College baseball team will host 12th-seeded Long Beach City College in this year's Southern California Super Regionals, which begin on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates topple Eagles, advance to Super Regionals
    May 04, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- Skylar Limonchi went 5-for-6 with three runs and one RBI to lead the top-seeded Orange Coast College baseball team to a 10-3 win over L.A. Mission College in Game 2 of the Southern California Regional playoffs on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates take playoff opener over L.A. Mission
    May 03, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- A strong start was all the Orange Coast College baseball would need as the Pirates toppled L.A. Mission College, 8-1, in Game 1 of the Southern California Regional playoffs on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates host L.A. Mission in Regional playoff opener
    May 02, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The top-seeded Orange Coast College baseball team will begin its trek towards Fresno this weekend as the Pirates host L.A. Mission College in the opening round of the Southern California Regional Playoffs. Game 1 is set for Friday at 2 p.m. at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates walk off the Dons to earn top spot in conference!
    April 26, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team showed the heart of a champion on Friday with a three-run, ninth-inning rally to stun visiting Santa Ana, 7-6, and earn the No. 1 seed out of the Orange Empire Conference heading into postseason play.
  • Delorefice's game-winner lifts Pirates past Dons
    April 23, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- After a few heartbreaking late-inning home losses, Davis Delorefice was not about to let this game slip by. The Orange Coast College right fielder lined a bases-loaded single to right to lift the Pirate baseball team to a 6-5 win over visiting Santa Ana College on Tuesday afternoon at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates prevail over Gauchos, 13-10
    April 09, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The old baseball adage, "An ugly win is better than a pretty loss" was in FULL effect on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field as the Orange Coast College baseball team outlasted visiting Saddleback, 13-10.
  • Pirates lose heartbreaker to Rustlers in 10 innings
    April 06, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team could not get that "big hit" when it was needed and suffered a heartbreaking, 2-1, 10-inning loss to visiting Golden West on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates take over first in the OEC with 8-3 win over Rustlers
    April 02, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team started early and finished strong en route to an 8-3 win over visiting Golden West on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Seven-run first propels Pirates to easy win over Tigers
    March 30, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team took advantage of a woeful opening inning by visiting Riverside and blanked the Tigers, 12-0, on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirate pair earn spots on MLB Rosters
    March 28, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- A pair of Orange Coast College baseball pitchers -- Kyle Dowdy and Brandon Brennan -- have seen their lifelong dream realized as the former Pirates have earned spots on Major League Baseball rosters to start the 2019 season. Dowdy earned a spot on the Texas Rangers Opening Day Roster, while Brennan opened the season with the Seattle Mariners.
  • Pirates take series opener over Hornets, 9-4
    March 19, 2019
    FULLERTON -- A pitcher's duel for six innings was quickly washed away by the bats of the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates topped Fullerton College, 9-4, on Tuesday in an Orange Empire Conference matchup.
  • Pirates No. 1 in the state in first 2019 baseball rankings
    March 14, 2019
    PASADENA - Orange Coast College tops a remarkable seven teams from the Orange Empire Conference as No. 1 in the first 2019 California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA) State Top 20 Baseball Rankings.
  • Pirate pitching silences Lasers, 6-0
    March 14, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- Thursday's game lacked the nail-biting drama, but the result was still the same as the Orange Coast College baseball team rolled past Irvine Valley, 6-0, on Thursday in an Orange Empire Conference matchup played at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates win late (again) with a 5-3, 10-inning triumph over IVC
    March 12, 2019
    IRVINE -- The first four games of the Orange Empire Conference schedule are in the books and the Orange Coast College baseball team sits atop the OEC standings at 4-0 after a 5-3, 10-inning win over host Irvine Valley College on Tuesday.
  • Pirates repeat the feat, use late rally to topple Chargers, 8-7
    March 07, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- It was deja vu all over again for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates rallied late for an 8-7 win over visiting Cypress College on Thursday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates score four in the ninth to stun Cypress, 8-7
    March 05, 2019
    CYPRESS -- The Orange Coast College baseball team used an improbable four-run ninth inning to escape with an 8-7 win over Cypress College in the Orange Empire Conference opener for both teams on Tuesday afternoon.
  • Pirates, Comets fit to be tied in 7-7 stalemate
    February 21, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- In a game that featured 30 mph winds in both directions, sunshine, rain, a lightning delay and a 20-degree drop in temperatures, there was only one thing missing from Thursday's baseball game between Orange Coast and Palomar ... a winner.
  • Pirates win for Pia with 5-1 victory over Roadrunners
    February 16, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team gave its longtime assistant coach Jeff Piaskowski one more "W" before calling it a career as the Pirates topped College of the Desert, 5-1, on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates complete sweep with 9-1 win over Vikings
    February 08, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The bats came alive early and often for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep over visiting Long Beach City College with a 9-1 win on Friday afternoon at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates pound out 13 hits in 8-3 win over Vikings
    February 07, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team made it five wins in a row to start the 2018 season, thanks to an 8-3 nonconference win over Long Beach City College in Game 2 of their three game series on Thursday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates topple Cuesta in DH sweep
    February 01, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team continued its dominant play over Cuesta College at Wendell Pickens Field with a doubleheader sweep over the Cougars, 2-1 in the opener and 6-0 in the finale on Friday afternoon.
  • Pirates cruise to 8-1 win over Southwestern
    January 29, 2019
    COSTA MESA -- It was a solid start to the 2019 season for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates rolled to an 8-1 win over visiting Southwestern on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.