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.
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.