BASEBALL: In a season that has not started the the Ventura College baseball team had hoped, the Pirates continue to battle against one of the toughest schedules in team history. That struggle continued Thursday afternoon as the VC (4-10, 0-2) dropped a 5-4 decision in walk-off fashion at No. 2-ranked Santa Barbara City College. Tyler Watson pitched a strong 7.2 innings, giving up four hits with six strikeouts, allowing four unearned runs after a two-out error in the seventh inning. At the plate he added three hits to the Ventura attack while scoring a run.
The Pirates took a 2-0 lead over the Vaqueros with runs in the first and fourth innings, but relinquished the lead in the seventh, giving up four runs after a two-out error. The Pirates rallied with two runs in the top of the eighth inning, but SBCC managed to score the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Bradley Fullerton banged out two hits for VC and David Newland recorded a pair of hits with an RBI. Michael Volaski added a hit and an RBI.
VC will travel to No. 6 Oxnard College on Saturday March 8 for a 1:00 pm contest before returning home against the Condors on Tuesday March 11. Tuesday's game time at Pirate Park is set for 2:30 pm.