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Four-year schools signing Oxnard's baseball players

July 22, 2010

The success of the Oxnard College baseball team hasn’t stopped with a championship season on the diamond. At least 10 Condors have signed to play for four-year schools next year.

“That’s a large group, the most we’ve ever had,” said Oxnard coach Jon Larson. “We had a good group.”

At least three players from the Western State Conference title-winning team will be playing Division I baseball next year. Third baseman Bryan Willson (Camarillo High), the WSC North Player of the Year, signed with Central Arkansas. Center fielder Brad Greve (Newbury Park) signed with Long Island. Catcher Zack McDonell (Pacifica) signed with Hawaii.

That number would climb to four if pitcher Justin Bricker (Camarillo) can successfully walk onto the team at Stanford. The engineering student with a 4.0 GPA has already beaten long odds by successfully transferring to the prestigious Palo Alto school.

“It’s pretty exciting for us,” said assistant coach Roger Frash.

Pitchers Chris Defratus (Rio Mesa), Santos Reyes (Channel Islands) and Joey Juarez (Hueneme) will give Division II Colorado State-Pueblo a trio of Oxnard-native arms.

All-State picks Jonathan Erb (Camarillo) and J.C. Aguayo (Hueneme) highlight the Condors moving on to NAIA schools. First baseman Erb will swing it for Azusa Pacific. Outfielders Aguayo and Juan Reveles (Oxnard) are headed to Northwestern Oklahoma. First baseman Scott McNally will play for Friends University (Kan.) .

“That’s what it’s all about,” said Larson. “That’s the most important thing.”

Franz signs: It’s not just the baseball players who are earning scholarships at Oxnard. Dominique Franz, co-captain of the women’s volleyball team, will play at Master’s College in Santa Clarita this fall.The 6-foot middle blocker from Hueneme High led the team in kills.

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Bricker Accepted to Stanford

June 14, 2010

Justin Bricker, WSC 1st Team Selection, WSC Pitcher of the Year, President of Oxnard College Phi Theta Kappa, and soon to be a Stanford University student.

Bricker was one of only twenty transfer students admitted to Stanford, and one of the only community college students accepted. He signed a letter of intent on over the weekend, and is in contact with the baseball program about participating with the Cardinal squad.

After going 6-0, with a 3.53 ERA in WSC play, Bricker should be able to land a pitching job with his new university.

The Bricker signing makes 11 Condor baseball players moving on from this years’ team to play at the next level. They have all done a terrific job representing Oxnard College, and embody what collegiate athletics is all about.

Go Condors!

 

Zack McDonell Signs with Hawaii

July 20, 2010

The Condors starting catcher, Zack McDonell, has accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Hawaii (D1). McDonell, a sophomore from Pacifica H.S., was a Gold Glove and WSC First Team award winner. He batted .372 and scored 16 runs in WSC play.

 

  Go Condors!

Four Prestigious Awards for Condor Baseball

May 22-Fresno

The All-American and All-State teams were announced by the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association at the CCCAA State Final Four Championship.

Bryan Willson was named 1st-team All-American utility player, Jonathon Erb, 1st-team All-American first baseman, JC Aguayo was named 1st-team All-Southern California, and Justin Bricker was 1st-team All-American academic.

Willson, a 6’, 190 pound sophomore from Camarillo, has signed a scholarship offer with Central Arkansas University (D1). He batted .318, with 20 runs, 27 hits, and 3 HR’s in conference play. Willson also compiled a 4-2 record with an impressive 2.57 ERA, while receiving WSC Player of the Year honors.

Erb, a 6’, 200 pound sophomore from Camarillo, has signed with Azusa Pacific University (NAIA). He was named Oxnard College Male Athlete of the Year, while batting .446 overall. He was a unanimous 1st-team All WSC Conference player.

Aguayo, a 6’1”, 190 pound sophomore from Hueneme HS, earned a scholarship from Northwestern Oklahoma (NAIA). He batted .306 with 18 runs, 26 hits, 5 doubles in conference. Aguayo also went 5-1 with a 3.02 ERA, and was named as a WSC 1st-team All WSC Conference player.

Bricker, a 6’, 215 pound sophomore from Camarillo, has been accepted to UCSD, UCLA, and may have a chance to attend Stanford, went 7-1 for the Condors, with a 3.53 ERA. He earned an academic scholarship by being selected as Phi Theta Kappa’s All-California Team as well as being named the WSC Pitcher of the Year.

Condor Baseball 2010  Scholarship Signings  

Bryan Willson—Central Arkansas University (D1)

Brad Greve – Long Island University (D1)

Zack Mcdonell – Cal State Los Angeles (D2)

Santos Reyes – Colorado State Pueblo (D2)

Chris Defratus – Colorado State Pueblo (D2)

Joey Juarez – Colorado State Pueblo (D2)

Juan Revelez – Northwestern Oklahoma (NAIA)

Scott McNally – Friends University, Kansas (NAIA)

Jonathon Erb – Azusa Pacific University (NAIA)

 

Justin Bricker – Announcement to come

 

JC Aguayo – Northwestern Oklahoma (NAIA)

Oxnard Drops Final Game in Heartbreaking Fashion

May 8 – Oxnard

The Oxnard Condor baseball team won the WSC, but didn’t get past the first round of the regional playoffs, losing 11-10 to Palomar College.  The Condors led 2-0 after one inning, 4-2 after three innings, and broke the game open to lead 10-4 after five innings of play.

Palomar mounted their comeback with two in the sixth, and scored five runs in the ninth, to win in walk-off fashion.

The Condors won as a team all year, and lost this as a team.  They should all be proud of the way they played and moreover, all the terrific work these young men did in the classroom as students.

GO CONDORS!

Condors Drop Game One of Regional Series

May 7—Oxnard

The Oxnard College baseball team dug themselves a seven-run hole after two innings.  The Palomar Comet six-run (unearned) first inning put the Condors on their heels.  They managed 3 runs in the third to make it 9-3, but couldn’t get much closer, with the final score 17-5.

Justin Bricker took the loss to fall to 7-2, while Ryan Wilkins for Palomar picked up the victory for the Comets.   JC Aguayo, Bryan Willson, Harper White, Zack McDonell, and Jake Mahan all had RBI’s, and McDonell was robbed twice that would have driven in multiple runs.

The best-of-three series continues tomorrow, with the first pitch scheduled for 11:00.  Game two will start 30 minutes after the completion of game one, if necessary.

Condors Soar into Playoffs

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The Oxnard College baseball team has reached their first goal of the season.  They set out to win the WSC Championship, and they did so at Hancock College last Thursday.  Harper White provided the game-winning blast, with a two-run homer in the top of the ninth for the 8-6 victory. 

The Condors finished off the season with a convincing win at home.  They swept second-place Hancock last week to win its first WSC North title since 2005 by three games.

Behind the rock-solid pitching rotation of J.C. Aguayo (7-2, 2.97 ERA), Justin Bricker (7-1, 3.84) and Bryan Willson (7-3, 2.57) and a balanced lineup led by Jonathan Erb (.414, 15 doubles, six home runs, 47 RBIs) and Jake Mahan (.363, 12 extra-base hits, 40 runs scored), the Condors were ranked No. 4 in Southern California and No. 9 in the Western region in last week’s polls, before rising to No. 3 in the final RPI Index on Saturday. (VC Star).                      

The Condors (26-10) will host No. 14 Palomar College (22-13) in a best-of-three first-round series Friday and Saturday.  First pitch is 2:00 pm at the Condor’s Nest, and admission is set at $8 for adults $5 for staff, seniors, and children under 12 and $12 for an all-tourney pass.

 

 

 

WSC All-league Awards

First Team:

Zack Mcdonell-Catcher and Gold Glove

Jonathon Erb – First Base

Jake Mahan – Infielder

Bryan Willson – Utility and Player of the Year

Justin Bricker – Pitcher and Pitcher of the Year

JC Aguayo – Pitcher and Gold Glove

 

Second Team:

 Brad Greve – Infielder

Harper White – Outfielder

Juan Reveles – Outfielder

Honorable Mention:

 Blake Adame – Infielder

Santos Reyes – Pitcher

Scott MacNally – First Base

 

Jon Larson – Coach of the Year

 

 OC Needs One More for the WSC Crown

April 27--Ventura

This time, J.C Aguayo (below right) pitched past the seventh-inning stretch and the Oxnard College baseball team moved within one win of the Western State Conference title.

Aguayo pitched eight strong innings and second baseman Jake Mahan (left) hit for the cycle as the Condors buried a few demons in regaining sole possession of first place Tuesday afternoon with a 13-4 win over host Ventura.  The last time the Condors visited Ventura, Aguayo left the game with a 12-1 lead on March 25, only to watch his team lose 13-12 in extra innings.  “That never happened,” said Mahan, stoically.

This time, the Hueneme High product make sure by striking out eight, allowing just six hits and one earned run in improving to 6-2.  “We knew he wasn’t coming out today,” said Ventura coach Don Adams. “He was really dominant. We had no answer for him.”  Mahan was 4 for 6 with three RBIs and four runs scored and Jonathan Erb was 3 for 5 with three RBIs as the Condors confronted some bad memories by opening up a 4-0 lead after one inning and 12-2 lead into the seventh-inning stretch.  “This is a tough place to win,” said Oxnard coach Jon Larson. “This is a scary field. With the wind blowing out, you can score runs in bunches.”

Oxnard (24-10, 14-4) needs only to split its two-game series with Hancock on Thursday and Friday to win its first WSC North title since 2005.  Hancock (21-12, 13-5) fell a game off the pace with a 19-6 loss at Santa Barbara City. Conner Rehage was 4 for 4 with a grand slam and eight RBIs for the third-place Vaqueros.

Justin Bricker (6-1), who is 6-0 in WSC North play, will take the ball Thursday in Santa Maria for Oxnard.  “I’m excited,” said Bricker, who has beaten every other WSC North opponent sans Hancock, which he has yet to face.

The loss left Ventura (15-18, 7-11) eliminated from postseason consideration.  “They can swing it,” said Larson of VC. “They’re a very good club. They might be first or second in another conference.”

For the second straight game, Oxnard built an early 4-0 lead on Ventura as Erb and Harper White delivered RBI singles and Blake Adame slugged a sacrifice fly.  But that was Oxnard’s early lead Saturday, when the visiting Pirates roared back to win 6-4.

Oxnard catcher Zach McDonnell, who finished a triple short of the cycle, slugged a solo home run to push the OC lead to 5-0 in the fourth.  Ventura got a pair of unearned runs in the fifth, but the Condors responded with four in the sixth to build a 9-2 lead.  McDonell doubled and Luis Andrade, Brad Greve and Mahan singled to set the table for Aguayo’s sacrifice fly and Erb’s two-run double.

In the seventh, Mahan made it 1 by losing his third home run of the season deep into the tree beyond the right-field fence before tripling onto the hill in deep right-center field in the ninth.(VC Star)

Condors Drop One to VC

April 24—Oxnard

The Condors came out hot against Ventura scoring 4 runs in the first two innings.  Unfortunately, that was all the offense Oxnard could muster, losing 6-4.  Bryan Willson took the loss (7-3), giving up 4 earned runs, and scattering 10 hits. 

Zack McDonell went 2 for 3, with a walk.  JC Aguayo went 2 for 4, with a double, walk, RBI, and run scored.  Wilson helped his own cause, going 2 for 5, with an RBI, and a run.  Brad Greve (above) was 2 for 5, with a run scored and a stolen-base.  Greve also turned in two big-league plays at short-stop.

Fortunately for the Condors, Hancock College also lost today, keeping Oxnard in first place in the WSC North (13-4, 23-10 overall).  The Condor battle VC again on Tuesday at 2:30 pm.

 Condors Sweep Moorpark

April 22 and 23—Moorpark and Oxnard

Thursday at Moorpark College, the Condor baseball squad won 6-5, in a tough WSC ballgame.  JC Aguayo (6-3, left) got the win on the afternoon, with Bryan Willson picking up the save. 

Zack McDonell went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles, and a run scored.  Jake Mahan was also 3 for 5, with an RBI and a run scored.  Luis Andrade went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.  Aguayo helped his cause going 2 for 4, with a double, a walk, 2 RBI, and one run.  Jonathon Erb was 2 for 4, with a walk and an RBI.  Eric Weiss went 2 for 5, with a RBI and a run.  Brad Greve was also 2 for 5, with a run scored.

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In Fridays make-up game at Oxnard, the Condors crushed the Raiders 10-5, behind a complete game by Justin Bricker (6-1).  He scattered 10 hits and 3 earned runs, striking out 8.

Zack McDonell (left)went 2 for 3, with a double, a walk, and RBI, and a run scored.  Bryan Willson was 2 for 4, with a three-run blast in the third inning.  Jonathon Erb (right) was 2 for 4 with a walk, and three runs scored, including the winning run in the third inning.  Jake Mahan was 2 for 5, with a double, 2 RBI, and a run scored.

This win allowed Oxnard to sweep the season 4-game series with the Raiders.

Oxnard Comes Up With Huge Team Win Over Cuesta

April 17--Oxnard

Bryan Willson (left) admits the bat feels a little heavier on the days he’s also on the mound. Which makes his performance Saturday afternoon all the more impressive.

The sophomore from Camarillo High spun a five-hit shutout and also helped himself with the game-winning hit as the Oxnard College baseball team turned back visiting Cuesta, 3-0.

“Just trying to help us win games,” said Willson.  He was 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored as the Condors cleanup hitter. On the mound, he struck out only the first and final batters, but allowed just six base-runners and retired all four batters he faced with runners in scoring position to become the ninth pitcher in the state to win seven games.

In doing so, he joined a rare club of Oxnard pitches who have beaten Cuesta home and away in the same season.“I felt good on all my pitches,” said Willson. “It’s really just trying to get the first-pitch strike.”

The dominant performance allowed the first-place Condors (21-9, 11-3 WSC North) to bounce back from a 3-2 ninth-inning loss in San Luis Obispo on Thursday and stay one game ahead of second-place Hancock, which beat visiting Ventura 6-3 in Santa Maria. “We know every game matters,” said sophomore J.C. Aguayo.

The game was scoreless in the bottom of the sixth inning, when Jake Mahan reached on an infield error, stole second and scored on Willson’s single.

Oxnard added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings to give Willson some insurance.

In the seventh, Harper White lined a leadoff single to left field and scored on Zach McDonell’s double down the right-field line.

In the eighth, Willson drove a one-out single to center field, moved to third on Jonathan Erb’s single to right and scored on Blake Adame’s groundout.

Adame was also huge at third base, making eight plays to keep the Cougars off the bases. “My third baseman played really well,” said Willson. (VC Star)

Oxnard Baseball Drops Tough Game against Cuesta

April 15—San Luis Obispo

The Condors drove up to SLO Town, and lost 3-2 in the ninth inning.

JC Aguayo (5-3, pic left) pitched 9 strong innings, allowing 3 runs, 9 hits, while striking out 11 Cougars, and only a 1 walk.  “He was throwing many great pitches for strikes, and got ahead of a lot of batters,” said Assistant Coach Geno Beville.

In the 9th inning, Bryan Wilson walked to start off OC.Jonathan Erb then hit a single to the right side, with Blake Adame moving the runners over with bunt.  He fortunately reached on an error to load the bases.  Harper White then grounded into a run scoring double-play.  Zack McDonell (right) hit a clutch single to tie the ball game.

 In the bottom of the 9th, after retiring the first two batters, Aguayo walked the next Cougar, hit the next, and then a  walk-off single ended the game.

The Condors record is 20-9 overall and 10-3 in the WSC.  They host the Cougars tomorrow at 1 pm at the Condors Nest. 

Condor Baseball Comes Back to Take down Santa Barbara

April 13—Oxnard

The Santa Barbara Vaqueros came in to the Condor’s Nest looking to avenge a 24-9 defeat.  It was not to be, as the Condors scored 5 in the eighth inning, for an 11-8 victory.  This completed a four-game season sweep of the Vaqueros, moving the Condors three games ahead of SB in the WSC standings.

JC Aguayo drove in Brad Greve to produce the winning run, with two outs.  The Condors added two more insurance runs, with a double by Bryan Willson (above).  Santos Reyes came in the ninth and pitched a scoreless inning, striking out two, for the save.  Justin Bricker wasn’t as sharp as normal, but still managed to get the win, moving him to 5-1 on the season.

Zack McDonell with 3 for 4, scoring two runs.  Bryan Willson had a double and three RBI’s.  Harper White was 2 for 3 with a walk, and scored three runs.  Jonathan Erb was 2 for 4, with a walk and an RBI.  Jake Mahan was 2 for 5, with two RBI’s and two runs.

The win moves the Condor record to 20-8 overall, and 10-2 in WSC play.  Oxnard will travel to Cuesta on Thursday for a huge matchup with the Cougars at 2:30 pm.

 

Condor Baseball Scores 3 TD’s and a Field Goal

April 10—Santa Barbara

The Oxnard Condor baseball team went on the road and beat Santa Barbara 24-9.  The win put OC two games ahead of both Hancock and SB in tough WSC Conference race.

Juan Reveles went 5 for 6 with three doubles, three RBIs and four runs scored. Bryan Willson had a home run, double, three runs scored and four RBIs. Willson also picked up the win in the ball game.  Brad Greve (below) went 3 for 6 with two doubles and an RBI, and made some sparkling plays at short stop. Blake Adame collected three RBIs, three runs scored and a stolen base. Jonathon Erb had a double, two RBIs and a run scored. J.C. Aguayo had two RBIs and three runs scored. Jake Mahan had two RBIs and a run scored.

The Condors broke the game wide open in the fifth inning, batting around the lineup twice.  “It was a laser show”, commented several of the fans on the visitor’s side.  After the victory, the team was happy to pick up the big win, but as Assistant Coach Roger Frash pointed out “the guys react similar to any situation…they don’t get too high or low.”

Santa Barbara visits Oxnard Tuesday at 2:30 pm.  Admission is free, but make sure to park in general parking (no staff), and buy a $2.00 permit at one of the machines.

Condors Move Two Games Ahead of Hancock

April 8—Oxnard

Oxnard College baseball came away with a huge win against Hancock College on Thursday afternoon.  The Condors matched the Bulldogs 2 runs in the first, and a run in the fifth, three in the sixth, and a huge winning run in the seventh inning for a 7-6 victory.

JC Aguayo  pitched 7 innings, allowing 6 runs on 12 hits, striking out 8, to move his record to 5-2 on the season.  Santos Reyes pitched 2 scoreless innings in relief, to earn a valuable save.

Aguayo helped his own cause with 2 hits, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored.  Brad Greve, Blake Adame, Harper White, and Juan Reveles all had two hits, to lead the Condor offensive attack.

The win pushed the Condors overall record to 18-8 and 8-2 in the WSC, two games ahead of Hancock.  Oxnard is in action on Saturday at Santa Barbara at 1:00 pm.

Oxnard Baseball Takes Down Number One

April 6--Oxnard

With the wind whipping in over the right shoulder of pitcher Justin Bricker(left) and his solid defense, the Oxnard College baseball team can beat anyone.

Even the top-ranked team on the West Coast.

Bricker walked just two and stranded 11 base runners in spinning a shutout of visiting Santa Ana, the No. 1-ranked team in the Southern California and Western region coaches’ polls as the No. 6 Condors halted a three-game losing streak with a résumé-building 8-0 victory.

“That’s the first time we’ve ever beaten them,” said Oxnard coach Jon Larson. “It’s probably the best game we’ve played this season.”

Jonathan Erb and Blake Adame (left)drove in three runs apiece, J.C. Aguayo reached base four times and Brad Greve had three hits for Oxnard (16-7).

The Condors, who had dropped three straight since its nine-game winning streak was snapped, raced out to a 6-0 lead with three runs in both the first and third innings.

“We get to start a new winning streak,” said Bricker.

Santa Ana (19-7) entered play second in the state in hits (315), runs (221), slugging (.532) and home runs (31), but was shut out for the first time in 46 games.

It must be something about Ventura County. The three-time state champion had only been shut out once in 162 games since Feb. 6, 2007, when Ventura freshmen Zach Thornton and Greg Gelber, backed by a school-record five double plays, combined for a nine-hit shutout of the visiting Dons.

Bricker was backed by similar glove work six days after Oxnard made four infield errors in the first seven outs of a 4-2 loss to visiting Citrus. “Defensively, we were spectacular,” said Larson. “Last week, we couldn’t catch a cold.” A pair of ground-ball double plays helped Bricker wriggle out of jams in the first two innings and the sophomore from Camarillo allowed just four more runners to reach scoring position.

“He sets up hitters well and knows how to pitch out of jams,” said Larson. And he got stronger as the game progressed, picking up three of his four strikeouts in the final five outs of the shutout. “That guy just makes people look silly,” said Adame. “He makes big hitters look bad.” And the Condors lineup relentlessly attacked a quintet of Santa Ana hurlers.

Oxnard loaded the bases without an out in the bottom of the first on singles by Greve and Jake Mahan and a walk to Aguayo, taking a 3-0 lead on Erb’s two-run double and Adame’s sacrifice fly. The lead was doubled with a two-out rally in the third, capped by Erb’s RBI double and Adame’s two-run single. The Condors pushed it to 8-0 on Aguayo’s RBI single in the fifth and Brad Greve’s RBI double in the sixth. “This is a big boost for us, confidence-wise,” said Adame. “This is going to start us back up for conference,” Western State Conference play resumes Thursday as Oxnard (7-2) hosts second-place Hancock (6-3). (VC Star)

OC Baseball Streak Comes to an End

March 25--Ventura

The Ventura College baseball team used an 11-run seventh inning to climb out of a 11-run hole and halt rival Oxnard College's nine-game winning streak with a 13-12 win in 11 innings on a streak-snapping Thursday afternoon.

Down 12-1, Ventura (7-11, 2-6) was on its way to a sixth straight loss before piling up 11 of its 22 hits in knotting the score in the seventh inning. Sophomore second baseman Derek Ring drew a bases loaded hit by pitch in the bottom of the 11th to win the game.

Despite suffering its fourth walk-off loss of the season, Oxnard (15-6) still leads the WSC North by two games at 7-1. The Condors soared to a 7-1 lead after J.C. Aguayo's three-run home run in the second inning followed Jonathan Erb's (above) first-inning grand slam. Aguayo was 4 for 5 with five RBIs and allowed one run through six innings. Jake Mahan was 4 for 5 with four runs scored. (VC Star)

Condor Baseball Walk-Off Winners over Ventura

March 23--Oxnard

Jonathan Erb (left) sliced an outside fastball the other way into left field with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth as the first-place Oxnard College baseball team extended its winning streak to nine games with a come-from-behind 4-3 win over visiting rival Ventura on Tuesday afternoon.

Oxnard (15-5), which maintained its two-game lead in the Western State Conference's North Division by improving to 7-0, had gone the first eight innings without a lead for the first time this season.  Sophomore Justin Bricker (right) scattered seven hits and struck out six to improve to 3-1 with his second complete game…

Ventura (6-10, 1-6) suffered its fifth straight loss despite leading 2-0 after three innings and 3-1 in the eighth.

The Condors entered the ninth even, 3-3, by the margin of a shoelace.  (JC) Aguayo laced a leadoff triple down the right field line and Willson followed with an RBI single.

After a sacrifice bunt and a ground out moved Willson to third with two outs, second baseman Ring had a spike on his lead left cleat catch on the shoelace on his trailing right foot and cause a game-tying throwing error.

The Condors are back in action March 30th, against Cal Lutheran University.  They will also make-up a game against Citrus College, who is number one in the south in RPI ranking (OC third).  Both games will be played at the Condor’s Nest, starting at 2:30. (VC Star)

Condor Baseball Moves to Third in SoCal RPI

March 23—Oxnard

 The Oxnard College baseball team climbed to number three in the south in RPI ranking.  Citrus College is ranked number one, followed by Santa Ana.  This ranking system uses such statistics as W/L records, strength of schedule, and road performance to place teams when seeding for the postseason.

The Condors have a huge cross-county rivalry game, today at 2:30.  The game is at the Condors Nest.  There is no charge for admission so please come out and show your support!

http://spincostats.com/CommunityCollegeBaseball/2010/PDF/2010STATERPI.pdf

Condor Baseball Still Rolling

March 20--Moorpark

Bryan Willson (left) made one mistake, in the bottom of the first inning of Saturday’s Western State Conference baseball game. Aside from that, the Oxnard College right-hander was about as close to unbeatable as they come. Moorpark College’s Matt Toczynski hit a two-run home run, but Willson settled down, giving up only those two runs in seven innings of work as the visiting Condors earned a 10-2 victory.

Willson scattered six hits and struck out five. “Bryan is a bulldog for us,’’ Oxnard coach Jon Larson said. “He never gives in, so I wasn’t worried once he got off to that slow start. When he’s on the bump for us, we’re a confident bunch. He always keeps us close in games.’’

The Condors (14-5, 6-0) gave Willson a nice cushion in the first inning, batting around and scoring five runs off Moorpark starter Patrick Donahoe.Brad Greve got things started by reaching on error. Jake Mahan then legged out an infield single, J.C. Aguayo walked and Willson added a base hit. Jonathan Erb, Blake Adame, Harper White and Zach McDonnell each had drove in runs. Willson kept the lead by retiring nine of the next 10 batters he faced.

“It’s a lot easier to pitch when my guys are coming up with big hits all the time,’’ Willson said. “Throwing strikes is easy when you have a lead.’’ Willson reached base in all five of his plate appearances. Mahan was 4 for 5, Greve scored a pair of runs and Erb finished with three RBIs. (VC Star)

Condor Baseball Remains Perfect

March 18--Oxnard

Even though Oxnard made many mental errors, according to the coaching staff, they were still able to win 8-2 over cross-county rival, Moorpark College.  “It’s very important to be able to win when you don’t play your best” replied Coach Roger Frash. 

JC Aguayo pitched seven innings, giving up two runs, only one earned.  He claimed his second victory in WSC conference competition, striking out eight Moorpark batters in the process and went 2/5 at the plate, with 2 RBI. Santos Reyes took the mound for the eighth inning to close, giving up only two singles. Brad Greve (right) hit 3 for 4 with a double, walk, 3 runs and two stolen bases. Bryan Willson was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. Jake Mahan was 2 for 4, had 1 RBI, and 1 run. Jonathon Erb (above) went 2 for 4 with a double, which turned out to be the game winning RBI and a run scored. Juan Reveles was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Blake Adame knocked in Erb with a two-run tater in the fifth, while Zack McDonell also got a hit, contributing to another fifteen- hit Condor hitting exhibition.

Condors Blast Cuesta at the Nest

March 16--Oxnard

The Oxnard College baseball team beat WSC contender Cuesta College 9-1, pushing their conference record to a perfect 4-0.  Justin Bricker(left) was just named to the All-State Community College Academic Team (First Team).  He then went out and pitched eight innings, giving up only one run and three singles.  This was his second victory in WSC conference competition, striking out three Cuesta batters in the process. Blake Adame took the mound for the ninth inning to close the game, giving up only one hit.  Adame went 4 for 5 at the plate, with 2 doubles and an RBI. Jonathon Erb was 3 for 3 with 2 doubles, a walk, 2 RBI and a run scored. Bryan Willson (right) was 2 for 4 with a huge three-run homerun, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Brad Greve, Jake Mahan, JC Aguayo, Harper White, Zack McDonell and Juan Reveles each got hits.  As a matter of fact, all the starters contributed to the fifteen- hit slugfest.

Link to Phi Theta Kappa Academic Award-- http://www.ccleague.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageID=3618

Oxnard Baseball Rolling in WSC

March 13—San Luis Obispo

The Oxnard Condors are now 3-0 in the WSC, after a 4-3 win at Cuesta College.  Bryan Willson pitched complete game victory, giving up 3 runs, only two earned, 7 singles, 7 strikeouts and only two walks. Brad Greve (left) went 3 for 4, with a double, walk and run scored. Jake Mahan was 2 for 4, with a double, RBI and run scored.  Blake Adame wwnt 2 for 4, with a double, RBI and a run. Harper White doubled in Adame for the game winning run in the sixth inning.

Oxnard Beats Santa Barbara on the Diamond, Again

March 11--Oxnard

The Oxnard Condors won another important game against the Santa Barbara Vaqueros, 4-2.  JC Aguayo (left) gave up 2 runs and 3 singles on his way to his first complete-game victory in WSC conference competition, striking out eight Santa Barbara batters in the process. Bryan Willson was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Harper White went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a stolen base.  Zack McDonell was 1 for 3 and knocked in Harper White for what turned out to be the winning run in the sixth inning. Jonathon Erb had a double and an RBI. Jake Mahan, Blake Adame and Juan Reveles, also had RBI’s with singles. 

The win puts the Condors overall record at 10-5, and 2-0 in WSC play.

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Condors Soar High at Santa Barbara

March 9—Santa Barbara

Oxnard College baseball defeats Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara 4-2. Justin Bricker(left) pitched a complete game giving up 2 runs, 9 hits, 4 strikeouts and only one intentional walk. With runners on first and second with one out in the seventh inning, Bricker made a successful “spaghetti” pick-off move which resulted in catching both runners stealing for an inning ending  pick-off double play. Harper White saved two runs when he made a sensational layout catch of a fly ball to left with runners at second and third and two outs in the eighth inning. Jake Mahan was 3/3, with a walk, RBI and 2 runs scored. Brad Greve went 2/4, with a double, walk and run scored. Blake Adame drove in Jake Mahan for the game winning run in the eighth inning.

Team record: Oxnard 9- 5, 1-0 WSC

Oxnard Baseball Wins at LA Valley

March 4—LA Valley

The Condors took down the Monarchs 8-4 on Thursday afternoon.  Oxnard scored three runs in the seventh, four in the eighth, and one in the ninth, to win their second game in two days.  Santos Reyes (left) pitched six innings giving up three runs, only two of them earned. Jonathon Erb (right) went 2 for 4 with a 2-run home run, in the seventh inning.  He added a 2-RBI single in the eighth, for a total of four RBIs for the day, as well as 2 runs scored. Bryon Willson was 2 for 4, and collected the game-winning RBI double eighth and scored two runs. Jake Mahan hit 2/5, with a triple and a double, RBI and run scored.

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Condor Bats Stay Hot in Win against Glendale

March 3--Oxnard

Bryan Willson (left) gave up 5 runs and 8 hits on his way to the first complete-game victory of the season. He helped himself with a single, a sacrifice, and 2 RBI’s on the day. J.C. Aguayo was 3 for 5, with a triple, 2 doubles, an RBI, and 3 runs. Jonathon Erb was 2 for 3, with 2 doubles, and 2 RBI’s. Juan Reveles was 2 for 4, with a double. Brad Greve had an RBI and 2 runs.  Harper White added an RBI, run scored, and threw a perfect strike from left field, to gun down a Vaquero at the plate.

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Oxnard Cruises Past LA Valley College

March 1--Oxnard  

The Oxnard College baseball team opened the game with a huge 8-run first inning, and easily beat LA Valley College, 12-3 on Monday afternoon.  Bryan Willson led the way for the Condors, going 3 for 5 with a double, home run and three RBIs. Brad Greve had a double and three runs. Juan Reveles, Blake Adame and Harper White each had two hits. J.C. Aguayo (pic) homered and drove in two runs and picked up the win with only one run and four hits in six innings pitched. (VC Star)

Oxnard Falls to Citrus

February 25—Glendora

The Condor baseball squad clawed back from a 6-1 deficit, to take the lead 7-6, in Glendora on Thursday.  Seven runs was not enough, as Citrus came back and won 12-7.  Blake Adame (0-2) took the loss, after relieving Santos Reyes in the first. Adame (left) provided the fireworks for the Condors with a grand slam in the third inning.  Both JC Aguayo and Zack McDonell added two hits on the afternoon.  The Condors look to get back in the win column on Saturday against this same Citrus squad.  The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00, weather permitting.

 

Oxnard Baseball Pounds Glendale CC

February 23—Glendale

The Condors pushed across 17 runs against the Vaqueros on the road.  Bryan Willson (left) pitched 7 innings of shutout baseball.  He gave up three hits, and struck out nine batters for the win.  Zack McDonell had a homer, two doubles, and four RBI’s.  Jonathan Erb had four hits, with two doubles, and Blake Adame and Harper White added three hits of their own.  The win improved Oxnard’s record to 5-3 on the season, with their first WSC conference game coming on March 9th against Santa Barbara.  Coach Roger Frash said “once we work out some of the kinks, in our first 10 games, we should be a pretty good team.”  It looks like the Condors are well on their way.

Oxnard Baseball Pick ing up Steam

February 17-- Bakersfield College  

Oxnard 10, Porterville 6: Jonathan Erb (left) bashed a two-run homer and drew a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning to score the winning run. Harper White had three hits, including one double, with one RBI and one run scored. Juan Reveles had two hits, including a triple, and Jake Mahan had two hits. (VC Star)

 

Oxnard Pounds Cerro Coso 17-6, Loses 6-5 in Double-Header

February 4—Oxnard

Baseball opening day at the Condors Nest was a launching pad, with Oxnard and Cerro Coso combining for seven home runs.  Bryan Willson and Zack McDonell went yard in the first game, with Jake Mahan, Blake Adame, and Santos Reyes adding homers of their own, in game two.  The Condors hammered 14 hits, and scored 17 runs in their first game of 2010.  Bryan Wilson got the win, with Santos Reyes and Max Mackey in relief.

Game two was all Condors again, until the Coyotes scored five runs in the fifth inning.  The game was shortened to seven innings, and the Condors needed the extra frames.  The final out was a diving catch by the Cerro Coso center-fielder, with the bases full of Condors.  The final score was 6-5, with Justin Bricker taking the tough loss.

The Condors take their high-powered offense on the road against Santa Ana, February 9 at 2 pm.

Former Oxnard Condor Signs with Seattle

November 13--AP

Jack Wilson played for the Condors in 1997-98, and was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 9th round in ’98.  He was traded in 2000 to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and was traded in July ’09 to the Mariners.

The 31-year-old defensive whiz agreed to a $10 million, two-year contract with the Mariners. According to terms obtained by The Associated Press, Wilson gets $5 million in each of the next two seasons and can earn $250,000 a year in performance bonuses: $50,000 for 450 plate appearances, and $100,000 each for 500 and 550 plate appearances.