Baseball Falls to Conference Front-Runner Oxnard, 8-2

Freshman catcher Ryan Coker had two hits, including a double, and two RBI in VC's 8-2 loss at Oxnard Thursday.
Freshman catcher Ryan Coker had two hits, including a double, and two RBI in VC's 8-2 loss at Oxnard Thursday.

With a chance to affect he Western State Conference North Division title chase, the Pirate baseball team lost to front-running Oxnard College Thursday 8-2 in the team's final road game of the season. Catcher Ryan Coker had two hits, including a double, and two RBI to lead the VC offense.

After The Condors grabbed a 1-0 lead after one inning, the Pirates came back with a run in the top of the second to tie.  Adam Maciel reached base on an error and stole second.  One out later, Coker singled Maciel around to home for the 1-1 tie.

Oxnard then took control of the game with two scores in the third inning, one more in the fourth, and a pair of runs in the sixth inning.  in the seventh, Jordan Simon took a two-out walk, and Coker doubled him home for the Piraets' second run.

OC followed with two runs in the eighth for the final 8-2 margin.

Jackson Simonsgaard started on the mound for VC, taking the loss while Taylor CamposTyler Esquivel and Alex Van Es all saw relief duty on the mound.

Tony Fonzo also had a pair of base knocks for VC while Michael Volaski and Codi Santana each had a hit, as well.

The Pirates will close the 2015 campaign on Friday April 24 at Pirate Park against the Condors.  First pitch is set for 2:30 pm.