Ventura College Athletics

Four Pirates Ink Baseball Scholarships

Ventura College baseball sophomores (from left) Dylan Francis, T.J. Durfee, Brendan Griffin and Kodi Koorndyk all signed scholarship offers earlier this month.
Ventura College baseball sophomores (from left) Dylan Francis, T.J. Durfee, Brendan Griffin and Kodi Koorndyk all signed scholarship offers earlier this month.

Four additional members of the Pirate baseball team have signed scholarship offers this spring, the VC coaching staff has announced. Right-handed pitcher Dylan Francis (Thousand Oaks HS), left-handed pitcher Kodi Koorndyk (Oxnard HS), second baseman Brendan Griffith (Saugus HS) and outfielder T.J. Durfee all inked offers to continue their academic and athletic careers at the four-year level earlier this month.

Francis, a second-team All-Western State Conference honoree, was 4-0 in conference action and signed with Cal-Poly Pomona. Koorndyk, meanwhile, was 2-1 on the season out of the bullpen, recording 24 strikeouts in 20 innings of work, and will pitch next year at Hawaii Pacific University.

Griffith, a transfer from Clarke College, earned the WSC Gold Glove Award at second base and had a .252 batting average with six doubles.  He inked with Rogers State University in Oklahoma. Durfee, a third-year sophomore, finished the year hitting .333 with four doubles and nine RBI, splitting time in left field and as the designated hitter.  He signed to play at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri next year.