Baseball News -- 2018

  • Fall baseball schedule released for 2018
    August 27, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- Listed below are the Fall Ball games for the 2018 fall baseball season.
  • Pirate baseballers send 10 to next level
    August 20, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- Ten players from last year's Southern California champion Orange Coast College baseball team will be continuing their athletic and academic careers at the four-year level, according to head coach John Altobelli.
  • Pirates pushed to the brink, but overcome Mounties in 12!
    May 27, 2018
    FRESNO -- In a game that shortened the lifespan of just about everyone in attendance at John Euless Ballpark, the Orange Coast College baseball team kept its season alive with a 10-4, 12-inning win over Mt. San Antonio on Saturday in the first elimination game of the California Community College Athletic Association Baseball State Championships.
  • Pirates' season ends with 8-6 loss to Sacramento City
    May 27, 2018
    FRESNO -- The memorable 2018 season for the Orange Coast College baseball team came to an end late Sunday night at John Euless Ballpark as the Pirates fell to Sacramento City, 8-6, at the California Community College Athletic Association Baseball State Championships, hosted by Fresno City College.
  • Sacramento City walks past Pirates, 6-4 in State Final Four opener
    May 26, 2018
    FRESNO -- The base-on-balls bugaboo reared its ugly head at the wrong time for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates fell late to Sacramento City College, 6-4, on Saturday in the opening game of the California Community College Athletic Association Baseball State Championships, hosted by Fresno City College.
  • Eight Pirates earn All-OEC honors
    May 22, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- It was a well-represented batch of Pirates on this year's All-Orange Empire Conference list as eight members of the Orange Coast College baseball team were selected, as chosen by the head coaches at their postseason meeting.
  • Pirates open State Final Four against Sacramento City
    May 21, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team will head up to Fresno and take on Sacramento City College in the opening game of the California Community College Athletic Association Baseball State Championships on Saturday, beginning at 12 p.m. at Fresno City College's John Euless Ballpark.
  • FRESNO BOUND!! Pirates rally late to top El Camino and wrap up SoCal Sectionals!
    May 19, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- Three innings left to go ... the Orange Coast College baseball team trailed El Camino 4-0 ... The Pirates had them right where they wanted them. For the 10th time this season, the Pirates entered the seventh inning tied or trailing and for the 10th time this season, the Pirates pulled out a victory. This one proved to be the biggest as OCC advances to the State Final Four with a 7-4 win over the Warriors in Game 2 of the Southern California Sectionals on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Giacone's gem highlights Pirates' 9-0 win over El Camino
    May 18, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- Michael Giacone pitched eight innings of shutout ball, while the offense flexed its muscles for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates routed visiting El Camino, 9-0, on Friday in Game 1 of the Southern California Sectionals, played at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Road(s) to recovery lands Culpo to OCC
    May 17, 2018
    It’s approximately 300 feet to go from the bullpen area to the mound at Orange Coast College’s Wendell Pickens Field, but for sophomore pitcher Gus Culpo, his trek to OCC began five years ago, thousands of miles away and it has been anything but a leisurely stroll.
  • Pirates host El Camino in Southern California Sectionals rematch
    May 14, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team will host El Camino College in the 2018 Southern California Sectional playoffs this weekend at Wendell Pickens Field, with a berth in the State Final Four on the line for both teams.
  • Pirates advance to Sectionals following 11-6 win over Riverside
    May 12, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team took another step forward on the road to the Final Four with an 11-6 win over Riverside City College on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field in Game 2 of the Southern California Super Regional playoffs.
  • Giacone, Pirates edge Tigers, 2-1 in Super Regional opener
    May 11, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team picked up some strong pitching and took advantage of a pair of unearned runs to edge visiting Riverside City College, 2-1, on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field, in the opening game of the Southern California Super Regional playoffs.
  • Pirates to host Riverside in Super Regional playoffs
    May 08, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- An old familiar "friend" returns to Wendell Pickens Field as the Orange Coast College baseball team hosts longtime Orange Empire Conference rival, Riverside City College, in this weekend's Super Regional playoffs, beginning on Friday at 2 p.m.
  • Pirates advance to next round after topping Cougars, 5-3
    May 05, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- It was a battle right down to the final pitch, but in the end, the Orange Coast College baseball team found enough in the tank to eliminate Cuesta from the postseason with a 5-3 win over the Cougars in Game 2 of the Southern California Regional playoffs on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates rally for 4-3 win over Cougars in playoff opener
    May 04, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team overcame a 3-1 deficit in the bottom of the ninth to win 4-3 over Cuesta College in the opening game of the Southern California Regional playoffs on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates open Southern California Regional playoffs against Cuesta
    May 02, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- After wrapping up the Orange Empire Conference title for the second year in a row, the Orange Coast College baseball team earned a No. 2 seeding for this year's Southern California Regional playoffs and will host No. 15 seed Cuesta in a best-of-three series, which kicks off on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field, beginning at 2 p.m.
  • Pirates repeat as OEC champs; will host playoffs as No. 2 seed
    April 27, 2018
    RIVERSIDE -- Thanks to Friday's 12-5 win over Riverside City College on Friday afternoon, the Orange Coast College baseball team clinched the outright Orange Empire Conference title for the second year in a row and will be the No. 2 seed for this year's Southern California Regional playoffs, which kick off on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates edged by Tigers, 2-1
    April 26, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- One of the best pitching performances of the season went for naught on Thursday as the Orange Coast College baseball team fell 2-1 to visiting Riverside City College at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates win wild one over Lasers, 8-7, in 10 innings
    April 17, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The sign of a good team is winning games without playing a perfect game. On Tuesday, the Orange Coast College baseball team was FAR from perfect, but still managed to pull out an 8-7, 10-inning win over visiting Irvine Valley at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates complete sweep with 4-2 win over Hornets
    April 14, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball celebrated its 70th birthday in grand fashion, courtesy of a 4-2 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Fullerton College on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field, completing a three-game sweep over the Hornets.
  • Pirates rally to topple Hornets, 9-5
    April 10, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team used another late-inning rally to top visiting Fullerton College, 9-5, on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field, giving the Pirates sole possession of first place in the Orange Empire Conference.
  • Pirates celebrate 70 years of baseball on April 14 vs. Hornets
    April 06, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- With six state titles and 18 conference crowns, the Orange Coast College baseball team has had a lot to celebrate over the past seven decades and on Saturday, April 14, the Pirates will host Fullerton College as the team celebrates its 70th birthday.
  • Pirates even series with 8-2 win over Saddleback
    April 05, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The bats came alive and pitchers held their ground ... a perfect recipe for success for the Orange Coast College baseball team in Thursday's 8-2 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Saddleback, played at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Serrano's smash squeeze sends Pirates to 8-7 comeback win over Santa Barbara
    March 30, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- Even when a not-so-flattering school record is established, the Orange Coast College baseball team still finds a way to pull out an ugly win on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field as the Pirates rally late for an 8-7 nonconference win over visiting Santa Barbara City College.
  • Five-run eighth inning propels Pirates past Vaqueros, 8-6
    March 29, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- In a game that appeared destined for the "loss" column, the Orange Coast College baseball team used an improbable five-run, eighth-inning rally to slip past visiting Santa Barbara City College, 8-6, on Thursday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates prevail in season series with 8-4 win over Rustlers
    March 23, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- A pair of four-run innings helped propel the Orange Coast College baseball team to an 8-4 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Golden West on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field to take the three-game series over the Rustlers, 2-1.
  • Pirates rally late, hang on for 6-5 win over Rustlers
    March 21, 2018
    HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Golden West College's Fred Hoover Field is never an easy place to play for a visiting team and the Orange Coast College baseball team managed to hang on to a 6-5 win on Wednesday against the host Rustlers.
  • Pirates left green following 7-1 loss to Cypress
    March 17, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team had a St. Patrick's Day to forget on Saturday as the Pirates dropped a 7-1 decision to visiting Cypress College on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates scrap their way past Cypress, 4-3
    March 13, 2018
    COSTA MESA -- In an era that features 500-foot home runs and "launch angles", the Orange Coast College baseball team returned to the era of "small ball" and pulled out a 4-3 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Cypress on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
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