Baseball News -- 2017

  • Pirates roll past Golden West; take over first place in OEC
    April 22, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team regained sole possession of first place in the Orange Empire Conference on Saturday, thanks to a 14-7 win over visiting Golden West College.
  • Pirates jump on Rustlers early, cruise to 7-2 win
    April 18, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team returned to Orange Empire Conference action on Tuesday and rolled past rival Golden West, 7-2, at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates salvage road-trip split with 11-5 win over Ventura
    April 15, 2017
    VENTURA -- After a tough start to a four-day road trip, the Orange Coast College baseball team snapped a frustrating two-game skid with a pair of nonconference wins over Santa Barbara (8-6) and Ventura (11-5) last weekend.
  • Pirates clobber Hornets, 16-5
    April 06, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- Eric Wagaman went 3-for-5 with two home runs, two runs and three RBI to lead the Orange Coast College baseball team to a convincing 16-5 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Fullerton College on Thursday.
  • LeFore shines again as Pirates blank Tigers, 8-0
    April 01, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- For the second straight start, Orange Coast College hurler McKinley LeFore faced one of the top offensive teams in the state and for the second straight start, the freshman righty missed bats all afternoon as the Pirates blanked first-place Riverside City College, 8-0, on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Shorthanded Pirates fall to Tigers, 6-3
    March 28, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The "dog days" of the Orange Empire Conference baseball season are officially upon the Orange Coast College baseball team as a recent string of injuries have plagued the Pirates and visiting Riverside City College took advantage with a 6-3 win on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Bats come alive for Pirates in 14-5 win over Chargers
    March 23, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- After Tuesday's pitcher-dominated game between Orange Coast College and Cypress College, Thursday's matchup was about the bats and for the host Pirates, the hits and runs came early and often in a 14-5 Orange Empire Conference win over the visiting Chargers.
  • Pirates sweep away Gauchos for ninth win in a row
    March 18, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- An early deficit by the Orange Coast College baseball team was quickly turned around by one big swing of the bat and from there, the Pirates held on for an 8-6 win over Saddleback College on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field, completing a three-game Orange Empire Conference sweep over the Gauchos.
  • Robeniol's strong effort propels Pirates past Gauchos, 4-1
    March 14, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- With the offense struggling to find the big hit and the defense less than stellar, the Orange Coast College baseball turned to pitcher Kyle Robeniol to carry the load and he was more than up to the task. The sophomore lefty threw seven-plus strong, effective innings and carried the Pirates to a 4-1 win over visiting Saddleback on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates keep rolling with 7-3 win over Dons
    March 09, 2017
    SANTA ANA -- The bats came alive as the Orange Coast College baseball team jumped out to an early lead and went on to a 7-3 win over Santa Ana College on Thursday afternoon at Don Sneddon Field.
  • Pirates take advantage of miscues for 4-2 win over Dons
    March 07, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- It wasn't the prettiest of wins for the Orange Coast College baseball team, but the hosts will happily take it as a pair of eighth-inning errors by visiting Santa Ana proved costly in a 4-2 Pirate win on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Wagaman's three home runs power Pirates past Canyons
    February 28, 2017
    SANTA CLARITA -- Playing in a hitter-friendly ballpark, the Orange Coast College baseball team enjoyed the surroundings and clubbed four home runs -- three by Eric Wagaman -- as the Pirates rolled past College of the Canyons, 7-3, on Tuesday.
  • Pirates continue to flex muscles with 11-3 win over Cougars
    February 25, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- A six-run third inning was more than enough for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates slugged their way to an 11-3 nonconference win over the College of the Canyons on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates bounce back with solid win over Vikings
    February 23, 2017
    LONG BEACH -- The Orange Coast College baseball team quickly shook off a minor hitting slump in a big way, topping host Long Beach, 12-5, on Thursday, in a nonconference matchup.
  • Pirates roll to eighth straight victory
    February 16, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- Eric Wagaman went 2-for-3 with a run and four RBI to lead the Orange Coast College baseball team to its eighth win in a row, topping visiting Southwestern, 10-3, on Thursday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Efficient Pirates roll past Vikings, 9-1
    February 14, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- In just under two hours, the Orange Coast College baseball team took care of business on Tuesday, topping visiting Long Beach City College, 9-1, at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates cruise to 9-1 win over Vikings
    February 13, 2017
    LONG BEACH -- The Orange Coast College baseball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as the Pirates picked up a 9-1 win over host Long Beach City College on Thursday at Joe Hick Stadium.
  • Pirates complete sweep with 12-3 win over Cougars
    February 04, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- It was the type of game that both teams just assume gets forgotten, but in the end, the Orange Coast College baseball team picked up a 12-3 win over Cuesta College on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates edge Cougars as Coach Alto picks up 600th career win
    February 03, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team picked up its fourth straight win to start the 2017 season, but for longtime head coach John Altobelli, Friday's 5-3 win over Cuesta at Wendell Pickens Field was a tad bigger ... career win No. 600.
  • Pirates find a way to win in series opener with Cougars
    February 02, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- In a game that could be described as "entertaining" if not "baseball-pretty", the Orange Coast College Pirates found a way to pull out an 8-6 win over visiting Cuesta College on Thursday in Game 1 of this weekend's three-game series.
  • Pirates run over Roadrunners in season opener
    January 28, 2017
    COSTA MESA -- The hits and runs came early and often for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates kicked off the 2017 season with a 17-1 win over visiting College of the Desert on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.