Ventura College Athletics

2020 Ventura College Baseball Team News

  • Baseball Falls 1-0 in Extra Innings
    February 27, 2020
    The Ventura College baseball team can't seem to catch a break. One game after giving up 10 runs, six in the first inning, the Pirate pitching from Blake Campbell and Jacob Martinez was superb through nine innings of shutout baseball, only to be undone by a lack of VC offense. Ventura (5-10, 0-5) managed just five hits in the game, falling at Oxnard College 1-0 in 10 innings Thursday.
  • Pirates Nearly Complete Comeback Against Oxnard
    February 25, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team spotted visiting Oxnard six runs in the first inning, then nearly completed the comeback in their 10-9 loss to the Condors Tuesday at Pirate Park. VC (5-9, 0-4) had the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth, trailing by one run, but could not get the clutch hit to complete the recovery. Hunter Klingelhoffer had three hits, including a double, with two runs scored for Ventura. Elijah Maris recorded a pair of hits, one run scored and three runs batted in.
  • Proffitt Throws Gem in Hard-Luck Loss at Cuesta
    February 22, 2020
    Ventura College starting pitcher Noah Proffitt pitched into the seventh inning, scattering seven hits and allowing two runs, one earned while striking out six Saturday afternoon at Cuesta College in an Luis Obispo. Unfortunately, the Pirate offense could not get anything going as VC took the hard-luck 2-1 loss to the Cougars. Hunter Klingelhoffer had a ninth-inning home run to spoil the shutout.
  • VC Falls in Another Wild Game
    February 20, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team battled back from an early 7-0 deficit, only to fall to visiting Cuesta 15-7 Thursday afternoon at Pirate Park. Gab e Baldovino had a pair of hits wit htwo runs batted in and a run scored for the Pirates (5-7, 0-2) an Hunter Klingelhoffer scored twice with a hit and a walk. Ventura used sveen pitchers in the game with Anthony Betancourt and Jacob Martinez throwing scoreless frames.
  • Ventura Drops Conference Opener at Cuesta
    February 18, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team traveled to San Luis Obispo on Tuesday, falling to Cuesta 8-3 in their Western State Conference North Division opener. Omar Gastelum had three hits, including a double, and one run batted in while Tonny Gibbons-Matsuyama doubled and scored a run. Hunter Klingelhoffer and Alejandro Soto each singled and scored a run and Anthony Chavez had an RBI single for Ventura (5-6, 0-1).
  • Baseball Wins Wild Game Against Canyons
    February 15, 2020
    One would think that Ventura's 10-0 lead over visiting College of the Canyons after the second inning would have been a safe one. However, anything is possible in JC baseball, and it happened on Saturday afternoon at Pirate Park. CoC came back with an 11-run third inning, and led 15-11 in the middle of the fifth before VC came back to post a 20-17 victory over the Cougars. Gabe Baldovino had two home runs in his four-hit day with four runs batted in and three runs scored to lead the onslaught for Ventura (5-5).
  • Pirates Fall to West LA's Late-Inning Rally
    February 13, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team held a 4-3 lead with six outs remaining, but fell victim to a pair of late-inning rallies by the Wildcats in VC's 7-6 defeat at West Los Angeles College in Culver City on Thursday. Ventura (4-5) answered two West LA runs in the eighth with a pair of runs in the top of the ninth, only to see the Wildcats walk off with two runs in the bottom half of the frame. Tommy Gibbons-Matsuyama was 3-3 on the day with a double and a run scored while Omar Gastelum had two hits, including a triple, with two runs scored and two runs batted in.
  • Pirate Bats Silent in Loss to Citrus
    February 11, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team had its bats fall silent on Tuesday, falling at Citrus College 9-2 to split a two-game set with the Owls. VC managed just three hits in the game, scoring single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Tommy Gibbons-Matsuyama had a double and scored a run while Omar Gastelum and Mitchell Mashiko each reached base with singles. Travis Nelson pitched six complete innings in taking the setback for VC (4-4).
  • 7th Inning Rally Propels VC to Victory
    February 08, 2020
    The Ventura college baseball team rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, breaking open a 1-1 tie leaading to a 4-3 victory over Citrus Saturday afternoon at Pirate Park. Blake Campbell allowed just one run over five innings of work as the starter and Noah Bullard picked up the win with three innings of scoreless relief. Gabe Baldovino had four hits on the day, including a triple and a double, and scored the go-ahead run in the late rally. Omar Gastelum was 2-3 with a double, one run scored and one run batted in. Riley Langerman scored twice in the game.
  • Pirate Baseball Drops Home Contest With Fullerton
    February 06, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team let a close win get away, dropping a 10-6 decision to visiting Fullerton College Thursday afternoon at Pirate Park. VC led 6-5 heading to the top of the ninth before yielding five runs, including a grand slam home run, in the frame. Elijah Maris was 4-5 on the day for VC (3-3) with two runs scored and a run batted in while Gabe Baldovino had a pair of hits and two RBI. Noah Proffitt gave up fove runs, three earned, through six innings of work and was in line for the win before the late collapse.
  • Baseball Drops Decision at LA Mission
    February 04, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team dropped a 10-4 decision Tuesday afternoon against Los Angeles Mission College in San Fernando. Ventura (3-2) was limited to five hits on the day, all singles, and Tommy Gibbons-Matsuyama scored twice to lead the way. Tyler Kennedy pitched four complete innings in the start and Blake Campbell had 1.1 innings of scoreless relief.
  • Pirates Fall in Extra Innings to LA Mission
    February 01, 2020
    The VC baseball team scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings Saturday to force extra's, but eventually fell 8-6 in 10 to visiting Los Angeles Mission College. Jacob Harris and Hunter Klingelhoffer both homered for Ventura (3-1) but it was not enough to send the Pirates to their fourth straight victory to open the season. Riley Langerman had three hits, including a double, and Omar Gastelum had two hits and a run batted in.
  • Pirate Baseball Holds off Santa Ana in Home Opener
    January 28, 2020
    The Pirate baseball team score three runs in each of the first two innings Tuesday afternoon on a perfect day at Pirate Park, and held off a late charge from Santa Ana in their 8-6 home-opening victory. Riley Langerman had a pair of hits, including a double, with three runs batted in and a run scored while Gabe Baldovino, Omar Gastelum, and Elijah Maris also recorded two hits each. Noah Profitt picked up the win scattering eight hits over five innings, giving up two runs while striking out three for Ventura (3-0).
  • Kennedy's Strong Debut Leads Pirates Past Desert
    January 25, 2020
    Making his Pirate debut, freshman pitcher Tyler Kennedy threw six strong innings, striking out four and allowing just one run in Ventura's 6-1 win over College of the Desert in Palm Desert. Hunter Klingelhoffer was 3-5 on the day with a double and Gabe Baldovino was 1-3 with a home run along with a walk and a hit-by-pitch. Tommy Gibbons-Matsuyama was 2-5 for VC (2-0) with a double and a stolen base.
  • Baseball Opens Season With Dramatic Come-From Behind Win
    January 24, 2020
    It takes 27 outs to complete a baseball game. Fortunately, the Pirates only used 26 before rallying for five runs in the top of the ninth inning to post an 8-5 come-from-behind season-opening victory at Mt. San Jacinto Friday. Hunter Klingelhoffer had a pair of hits with a run batted in, scoring the go-ahead run on a wild pitch. Mitchell Mashiko was 4-5 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored while Adrian Sandoval and Elijah Maris each scored twice. JuanCarlos Rodarte picked up the win in relief and Arman Muradian pitched the bottom of the ninth for the save.