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.
Great pitching, timely hitting and error-free defense was the Pirates' gameplan for all nine innings on Thursday as OCC avoided the season sweep against a tough Vikings' club (8-3).
MJ Gabaldon pitched six shutout innings to pick up the win for the Pirates (3-5), allowing just two hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Jack Noble earned his second save of the season with three shutout innings, allowing one hit, one walk and two strikeouts.
Another clutch hit by Arbolida made it 3-0 in the eighth when he singled to center and scored David Morgan from second.
In the ninth, Logan Jackson reached base on a fielder's choice, stole second and scored on a LBCC error to cap off the scoring.
OCC looks to make it two straight on Saturday at the College of the Desert, beginning at 12 p.m.