Ventura College Athletics

2019 Ventura College Baseball Team News

  • Ventura Scores Two Touchdowns and a Field Goal in Win
    April 18, 2019
    On a "chamber of commerce" day at Pirate Park, the Ventura College baseball team put up a football score in their 17-7 win over visiting Los Angeles Valley. Jacob Harris finished a triple away from the cycle with four runs batted in, and AJ Medrano also had three hits, including a double, and thre RBI to lead the way. Zane Chittenden recorded just one hit, but had five RBI with three sacrifice flies in the game. Jackson Hickert alloowed one run on five hits, striking out seven over five innings of work to pick up the win for VC (22-14, 11-7).
  • Baseball Holds Off SoCal No. 6 Glendale, 5-4
    April 16, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team held off SoCal No. 6-ranked Glendale College 5-4 for a non-conference road win Tuesday afternoon. Junior Sandoval had two hits, including a double, and scored a run while Riley Langerman also had a pair of base knocks. TJ Foreman reached base three times, had two stolen bases and scored two runs. In the process, he set a new school record for career stolen bases and he is closing in on the single-season mark as well.
  • Pirates Fall at Cuesta, Drop Into First Place Tie
    April 13, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team lost 4-1 against Cuesta College Saturday afternoon in San Luis Obispo, bringing VC back into a three-way tie for first place in the Western State Conference North Division with the Cougars and Santa Barbara. TJ Foreman had three hits and a stolen base for Ventura (20-14, 11-7) while Gabe Baldovino scored the Pirates' lone run of the game. Zane Chittenden had another strong outing on the mound, giving up six hits in six innings of work while allowing a pair of runs in taking the hard-luck loss.
  • Baseball Falls to Cuesta, Remains in First Place
    April 11, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team veered off course a bit on Thursday with a 5-2 loss to Cuesta at Pirate Park. Gabe Baldovino and Ethan Balolong each had two hits in the game while Jackson Hickert pitched seven innings with six strikeouts, yielding a pair of unearned runs in the hard-luck loss. Despite the setback, VC (20-13, 11-6) still leads the Cougars and Santa Barbara City College by a game in the conference standings.
  • VC Builds Big Lead, Survives Late Moorpark Rally
    April 09, 2019
    Good teams find a way to win, or not to lose. That is what the Pirate baseball team did on Tuesday, using a six-run fifth and what turned out to be an insurance run in the ninth to build an 8-1 lead before giving up six runs, five unearned, in the bottom of the frame, then recording the 27th out of the game. Travis Weston pitched into the ninth inning, scattering eight hits and giving up three runs to pick up the win while Gabe Baldovino had four hits, including two doubles, and scored three runs to pace the offense for Ventura (20-12, 11-5).
  • Big Bats Move VC into Sole Possession of First
    April 06, 2019
    For the second straight day, the Pirate baseball team used a big second inning to take control, scoring eight runs in the second frame against visiting Moorpark on Saturday on their way to a 14-4 victory. The win coupled with a Cuesta loss to Santa Barbara moved the Pirates (19-12, 10-5) into sole possession of first place in the Western State Conference North Division. TJ Foreman was 3-5 at the plate, including a double, wit hthree runs scored and two runs batted in while Riley Langerman also had three hits. Zane Chittenden and Jacob Martinez combined efforts for the win on the mound.
  • Five-Run Second Inning Propels Pirates to Victory
    April 05, 2019
    The VC baseball team used a five-run second inning to propel them to a 10-3 victory over visiting College of the Desert Friday afternoon in non-conference action at Pirate Park. Zane Chittenden delivered the big hit in the decisive frame, a two-out, two-run single, while TJ Foreman continued his strong play with a single and a double, two runs scored and an RBI for Ventura (18-12, 9-5). Tommy Jaimeson picked up the victory on the mound with two scoreless innings of relief following three strong frames from starter Sal Delgado.
  • Baseball Claims Another Season Series in WSC Play
    April 04, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team claimed their second season series in as many weeks Thursday with a 10-5 victory at Oxnard College. VC, which is tied for first place in the conference with Cuesta, won the season series from the Condors 3-1. Gabe Baldovino led Ventura (17-12, 9-5) with three hits and a pair of runs batted in with a run scored. Ethan Balolong and Jacob Harris each gathered two hits with two runs scored. Jackson Hickert picked up the victory with a strong seven innings of work on the mound.
  • VC Falls After Wild Ride vs. Oxnard at Pirate Park
    April 02, 2019
    It was a wild ride for the VC baseball tea,m Tuesday afternoon at Pirate Park. In a game that featured 22 runs, 23 hits and four lead changes, the Ventura College baseball team ultimately fell to visiting Oxnard 13-9. Zane Chittenden and Junior Sandoval each had three runs batted in and TJ Foreman had three hits and three runs scored in the contest for the Pirates (16-12, 8-5). Despite the loss, VC remains tied for first place in the conference , two games ahead of third place.
  • Pirates Take Season Series From SBCC
    March 29, 2019
    TJ Foreman had a double and scored, and had a triple for the game-winning RBI as the Pirates defeated Santa barbara 2-1 Friday at Pershing Park to take the season series from the Vaqueros. Zane Chittenden allowed one run on two hits through five innings on the mound for the win while Jacob Martinez scattered four hits in four scoreless innings to pick up the save for the Pirates (16-11, 8-4). VC has won four straight games and is tied with Ciesta for first place in the Western State Conference, two games ahead of third place Allan Hancock.
  • VC Comes Back Twice, Walks Off Santa Barbara
    March 28, 2019
    The Ventura College baseball team separately erased a two-run and a three-run deficit to visiting Santa Barbara City College on Thursday as the Pirates completed their comeback with a 3-run ninth inning to walk off the Vaqueros' 8-7 at Pirate Park. TJ Foreman was 4-5 on the day with three runs batted in, including the game-winner, and a run scored while Ethan Balolong had a pair of hits, including a ninth-inning RBI single that led to him scoring the game-deciding run. Zach Rivera pitched a scoreless final frame to pick up the win for Ventura (15-11, 7-4).
  • Weston, Balolong Lead Pirates Back to First Place Tie
    March 26, 2019
    Travis Weston pitched another gem and Ethan Balolong continued hist hot bat at the plate to lead the Pirate baseball team to a 10-5 victory over Allan Hancock College at Pirate Park on Tuesday. Weston gave up one run over 5.2 innings of work, scattering four hits while striking out five for his fifth win of the year. Balolong, meanwhile continued to swing the hot bat with two hits, including a line-drive home run, with two runs scored and an RBI for the Pirates (14-11, 6-4). With the victory, Ventura pulls back into a three-way tie for first place in the conference standings.
  • 4-Run Sixth Fuels Pirate Comeback Victory
    March 23, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team used a four-run sixth inning to fuel a come-from-behind 8-5 win at Allan Hancock College Saturday. AJ Medrano delivered three hits and three runs batted in on the day, including a 2-RBI single in the decisive frame. Gabe Baldovino also had three hits, including a double, with n RBI and three runs scored in the victory for VC (13-11, 5-4). Jacob Martinez pitched three hitless innings out of the bullpen with three strikeouts to pick up the win.
  • Baseball Can't Find Offense at Cuesta
    March 21, 2019
    The Ventura College baseball team continued its struggles at the plate Thursday in a 9-1 defeat at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo. TJ Foreman had a pair of hits, including a double, and Jacob Harris tripled and scored VC's only run in the Western State Conference North Division setback. Jackson Hickert started on the mound and picked up the loss for Ventura (12-11, 4-4).
  • Ventra Can't Keep Pace With Visiting Cuesta
    March 19, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team came back from three runs down to tie the score in the fourth inning, only to fall to visiting Cuesta 7-4 Tuesday afternoon at Pirate Park. Riley Langerman had a pair of hits, including a double, with two runs batted in while Baylor Tovar and TJ Foreman also recorded two hits each for Ventura (12-10, 4-3). Travis Weston pitched into the fifth inning, giving up four runs to take the loss while Sergio Linares, Jeff Thoben and Christian Herrera pitched 2.2 combined innings of shutout ball.
  • Pirate Win Streak Ends at Moorpark
    March 16, 2019
    The Ventura College baseball team had its four game winning streak come to an end Saturday with a 7-3 defeat at Moorpark College. Gabe Baldovino was 4-4 in the game, including a double and a triple, with a run scored while Zane Chittenden and Junior Sandoval each had two hits. Ventura (12-9, 4-2) falls into a second place tie with Allan Hancock College in the Western State Conference race, one half game behind the Raiders.
  • Baseball Breaks Up Another Pitcher's Dual
    March 14, 2019
    For the second game in a row, the Pirate baseball team used a big inningg to break up a pitcher's dual, propeling the team to victory. Thursday, VC (12-8, 4-1) used a six-run seventh inning to break open a 1-1 tie with visiting Moorpark, coasting to the 7-3 win, Ventura's fourth straight triumph. Zane Chittenden delivered the big blow, a 2-RBI double in the seventh as he finished the game with two hits, three runs batted in and a run scored. Brent Dickey picked up the win with a scoreless inning of relief in support of Jackson Hickert, who pitched six complete, giving up one run on five hits.
  • Big Seventh Inning Enough For Ventura Win at Oxnard
    March 12, 2019
    It only took one inning, one big inning. The Pirate baseball team scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to post a 6-2 victory at Oxnard College on Tuesday. AJ Medrano and Junior Sandoval continued their clutch hitting with two runs batted in each while Medrano, Ethan Balolong and Gabe Baldovino all recorded two hits in the win. Travis Weston pitched six scoreless innings and was credited with the win for the Pirates (11-8, 3-1), who have now won three straight.
  • Chittenden, Martinez Pitch Pirates Past Oxnard, 3-2
    March 09, 2019
    Zane Chittenden and Jacob Martinez combined to allow two runs, one earned, on six Oxnard hits as the Pirates edged the Condors 3-2 Saturday afternoon at Pirate Park. Chittenden started on the mound, giving up two runs, one earned and scattering four hits over five complete innings of work, before Martinez came in to pitch four scoreless frames for the win. Sam Langler and AJ Medrano each had runs batten in, and Junior Sandoval scored the go-ahead run in the sixth on a wild pitch.
  • VC Rebounds to Defeat Santa Barbara, 10-4
    March 08, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team rebounded to end a three game skid with a 10-4 victory over visiting Santa Barbara City College on Friday at Pirate Park. Aj Medrano had three runs batted in and Gabe Baldovino recorded three hits to lead Ventura (9-8, 1-1) while Travis Weston was a stabilizing force out of the bullpen, pitching four scoreless innings, limiting the Vaqueros to two hits and striking out five to pick up the victory.
  • Ventura Finds Rough Patch in WSC Opener
    March 04, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team hit a rough patch Monday afternoon, falling to Santa Barbara City College 11-2 in the Western State Conference opener for both teams. The game was played at Pirate Park with the Vaqueros as the home team due to unplayable conditions in Pershing Park in Santa Barbara. The Pirates (8-8, 0-1) were limited to five hits in the game with Junior Sandoval claiming a single and a double. Hunter Klingelhoffer had a two-RBI single in the eighth inning for VC.
  • Pirates Swept in Twin Bill by No. 1 Orange Coast
    March 01, 2019
    At the end of a three-day stretch that included a walk-off loss at preseason No. 6 Riverside, the Pirate baseball team dropped a pair of games Friday to No. 1 ranked Orange Coast at Pirate Park. Playing their third and fourth games in three days, VC (8-7) could not muster the offense necessary to defeat the Pirates of the south, falling 10-2 and 6-2. The Pirates shared seven hits among six players n the opener with Gabe Baldovino totaling two, and they were limited to just two hits in the nightcap.
  • Martinez Throws Solid Seven as VC Wins at VVC
    February 28, 2019
    Pirate lefty Jacob Martinez pitched a solid seven innings Thursday, yielding just two runs as Ventura defeated Victor Valley 9-3 in Victorville. Jared Gray closed the door on the rams with 1.2 innings of scoreless work while Zane Chittenden had three runs batted in to lead the Pirates (8-5) offensively.
  • RCC Walks Off Pirates After Comeback
    February 27, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game at Riverside at 4-4 Wednesday afternoon only to have the Tigers walk off in the bottom of the ninth with a 5-4 victory. AJ Medrano had a pair of hits, including a double and scored two runs while Brian Guy also had two hits with a double, and two runs batted in. Gabe Baldovino knocked out two doubles and Junior Sandoval had a pair of singles with an RBI for Ventura (7-5).
  • Baseball Splits Pair of Weekend Home Games
    February 23, 2019
    The Pirate baseball split a pair of home games over the weekend, falling to Chaffey 10-6 Friday before posting a 6-5 walk-off victory over citrus on Saturday. Jacob Harris had a two-out single on Saturday in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Hunter Klingelhoffer to walk-off the weekend for the Pirates (7-4).
  • VC Baseball Continues to Rip the Ball in Victory
    February 21, 2019
    Not even a hail delay in Woodland Hills could slow down the Pirate offense on Thursday afternoon as VC's baseball team posted a 15-4 victory over host Los Angeles Pierce. The game was delayed by the sudden downburst, but once play got underway, the Pirates were the ones knocking the ball all over the field. TJ Foreman led Ventura (6-3) with four hits, including three doubles, and five runs batted in while Brian Guy had a double and a home run with five RBI. Travis Weston pitched five innings to pick up the win on the mound.
  • Baseball Splits Double Header With Monterey Peninsula
    February 16, 2019
    The skies cleared and the sun came out Saturday. It was a great day for baseball as the Pirates hosted Monterey Peninsula for a twin bill at Pirate Park. The Lobos took game one 9-3 before VC came back to post an 8-1 victory in the nightcap. Junior Sandoval paced the Ventura (5-3) at the plate with four hits on the day, including a 2-run home run in the second game. Steele Ledford and Gabe Baldovino each recorded three hits on the day as VC retained the "Battle of the Beach" traveling trophy for the annual series.
  • Power Surge Leads Ventura Past Citrus, 22-5
    February 08, 2019
    The Ventura College baseball team continued their power surge in a big way Friday afternoon in Glendora, pounding out 20 hits, nine for extra bases, including a pair of home runs in the Pirates' 22-5 victory over Citrus College. TJ Foreman finished a double away from the cycle, recording four hits with four runs scored and three runs batted in while Steele Ledford, AJ Medrano, Zane Chittenden and Junior Sandoval all had three hits each. The 22 runs is the most for the Pirates in at least six seasons.
  • Baseball Takes Third Straight, Defeats Barstow 8-6
    February 02, 2019
    The Pirate baseball team outsmarted the weather Saturday, playing at relatively dry Barstow, defeating the Vikings 8-6 on the power of home runs by Jacob Harris and AJ Medrano. Sam Langler and Junior Sandoval each had two hits and scored two runs, while TJ Foreman and Vito Ferrante each recorded two runs batted in for the Pirates (3-2) in the victory.
  • Chittenden and Harris Homer in Pirate Victory
    February 01, 2019
    Zane Chittenden and Jacob Harris each homered Friday as the Pirates defeated Cerro Coso 7-2 in Ridgecrest. Jackson Hickert started on the mound, pitching six solid innings, yielding two runs while striking out four to record the win. Chittenden had three runs batted in and scored twice and Brian guy had two hits, including a triple, with two RBI and a run scored. Gabe Baldovino had a double and scored two runs for the Pirates (2-2).
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