Baseball News -- 2020

  • Ryhlick, Pirates take care of Lasers is series opener
    March 09, 2020
    COSTA MESA -- After several long, dragged out, ugly baseball, the Orange Coast College baseball made things look a bit prettier on Monday at Wendell Pickens Field with a 7-1 win over visiting Irvine Valley.
  • Pirates win ugly; top Rustlers, 8-5
    March 05, 2020
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team allowed 10 hits, walked nine batters, committed three errors and were thrown out on the bases five times ... and STILL managed to pull off an 8-5 win over visiting Golden West College on Thursday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates stay hot; win seventh straight
    February 29, 2020
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team picked up its seventh straight win with a 9-4 victory over College of the Canyons on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Arbolida, Pirates slug their way past Comets
    February 25, 2020
    SAN MARCOS -- Cary Arbolida continued his red-hot hitting, going 5-for-6, including a three-run home run, to lead the Orange Coast College baseball team to an 11-9 nonconference win over host Palomar College on Tuesday.
  • Pirates' offense comes alive with wins over Desert, Canyons
    February 21, 2020
    SANTA CLARITA -- After a frustrating start to the 2020 season, the bats are coming alive for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates scored a combined 35 runs over the past two days with wins over College of the Desert on Thursday and College of the Canyons on Friday.
  • Pirates blank Vikings, 4-0
    February 13, 2020
    LONG BEACH -- The Orange Coast College baseball team played its best all-around game of the season and posted a 4-0 shutout over Long Beach City College on Thursday at LBCC.
  • Pirates topple Palomar for first win under Johnson
    February 04, 2020
    COSTA MESA -- Wendell Pickens Field finally got to exhale a bit as the Orange Coast College baseball team picked up a much-needed 11-2 nonconference win over visiting Palomar College on Tuesday.
  • Thousands show love and support at Pirate baseball opener
    January 28, 2020
    COSTA MESA -- Wendell Pickens Field was a literal sea of humanity on Tuesday as over two thousand people came to the 2020 season opener to pay their respects and honor longtime head coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri and daughter, Alyssa, who tragically died in Sunday's helicopter crash.
  • Statement from Altobelli Family
    January 27, 2020
    COSTA MESA -- On behalf of my entire family, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts at the outpouring of emotion and the overwhelming amount of attention received on the loss of my brother, John.
  • Dear John ... Thank You ... Love, Toad
    January 27, 2020
    Dear John, Well this definitely isn't the story I thought I'd be writing 24 hours before our baseball season opener. I thought this would be a proper way to respond to you after you wrote me a letter when you were at college in Houston and you thanked me for driving across the country with you. The fact I'm talking about it now should tell you what that letter meant to me. Thirty-five years later, here's my return letter. Better late than never, right?
  • Legendary Coach John Altobelli dies in helicopter crash
    January 26, 2020
    CALABASAS -- Orange Coast College suffered an incredible loss on Sunday when longtime baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife, Keri and youngest daughter, Alyssa, were among the victims of a helicopter crash that took the lives of nine people.