BASEBALL: The Pirate baseball team continued its road struggles Tuesday afternoon in Glendora, falling behind 9-1 after three innings before almost staging an incredible comeback at Citrus College in Glendora. Sophomore Tyler Watson collected three hits, drove in two runs, and scored another to lead VC's offense as it came close in their 11-10 loss to the Owls. The Pirate bullpen held the Owls to three runs over the final 6.1 innings allowing Ventura (4-7) to mount their comeback attempt.
After scoring in the top of the first inning, Ventura allowed eight Citrus runs in the second inning and another uin the third to fall behind 9-1. The Pirate bats remain silent until the sixth inning when they began to claw their way pack into the game. Putting up multi-run innings in the each of the final four frames, VC provided themselves an opportunity to tie or take the lead with bases loaded and two outs in the ninth.
Offensively the Pirates racked up 10 hits on the day with nine walks, two hit batters and four stolen bases. Sophomore Brian Magana added two hits a run scored and an RBI. Freshman Michael Volaski picked up a double while scoring a pair of runs and driving in two more. Sophomore Harrison Crawford added a hit and two RBI.
The Pirates will finish a series of four straight road games by traveling to Los Angeles Mission College in San Fernando on Thursday Feb. 27 for a 2:00 pm game. They return home to host Mt. San Antonio College at Pirate Park on Saturday afternoon, March 1, at 1:00 pm.