The Pirate baseball team returned home for their Western State Conference opener, but were unable to notch a "W", falling 8-3 to Santa Barbra City College. The big inning did the Pirates in once again as they allowed six runs to the Vaqueros in the third inning. Brian Magana had a pair of hits, including a double, and three RBI while Bradley Fullerton and Tyler Watson each had two hits while scoring a run. Michale Volaski also had a pair of safeties for the Pirates (4-9, 0-1).
VC will travel to Oxnard 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.