Softball Suffers at Hancock
March 26—Santa Maria
Top-ranked Hancock Softball flexed their muscle and beat OC 20-1 on Thursday afternoon.
Alex Esparza and Rebecca Lucero had the only hits for the Condors on the afternoon. Sabrina Garcia had the lone RBI against the Bulldog’s Katie Chenault, who is a state-leading pitcher with a record of 19-2.
The Condors will play on Saturday and Sunday in the VC Softball Tourney. On Saturday, they play Rio Hondo and San Diego at 9:00/11:00 am on Saturday, and Sunday, LBCC and Santa Ana at 3:00/5:00 pm.
Softball: Condors Storm Back to Beat Moorpark
Down by six runs in the sixth inning was a bad place to be for the Lady Condors on Thursday afternoon. In the bottom of the sixth inning, the OC bats came alive as the Condors were able to score six runs to tie the game, 10-10.
Winning pitcher, Rebecca Lucero and a solid OC defense was able to hold the Raiders scoreless over the final two innings.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Amanda Ramirez (5 for 5, pictured left) collected her fifth hit of the afternoon, and moved to second on a throwing error. She was sacrificed to third, and came home on a wild pitch. Along with her five hits, she drove in three runs, scored two, and stole a base
Sabrina Garcia had a huge triple to score three runs. Alex Esparza was 1 for 2, with two RBI’s and a run scored.
The Condors are off until next Thursday when they travel to play WSC leader Hancock in Santa Maria. First pitch is slated for 1:00.
Condor Softball and Baseball Drop WSC Contests
The Lady Condors played good defense through four innings against Ventura College on Thursday afternoon.
The score was 2-1, with Suzanne Silviera (left) driving in a run with a double down the line. In the top of the fifth inning, VC began to drive the ball to all fields, scoring four runs. Oxnard came back with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, with an RBI by Joanna Lopez.
Rebecca Lucero, who normally plays a strong third base and is filling as a pitcher, wasn’t able to hold the Pirates as they tacked on six more runs in the top of the seventh inning, making the final 12-2 in favor of VC.
Suzanne Silviera had two hits, as did Rebecca Lucero to raise her team leading average to .478. The loss dropped OC to 1-3 in conference play, with one week off to practice. The Lady Condors host Moorpark next Thursday at 2:30.
Condors Win First WSC Game; Drop Tourney Contests
Over the last week, OC softball has been busy. The bats came alive against LA Pierce, scoring 13 runs, on 10 hits.
Amanda Ramirez (left) was 3 for 4, with a double, three RBI’s and a run scored. Sabrina Garcia had two hits, and scored twice. Suzanne Silveira was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Alex Esparza and Siera Barnett both had hits, with Esparza driving in 2 runs, as did Barnett.
Rebecca Lucero came on in relief, and pitched 3 innings to earn her first win of the season. The win put the Condors at 1-0 to start the WSC season on a good note.
The Lady Condors had a tough stretch at the Golden West Invitational Tourney, however. They played four games in two days, and dropped all of them. They lost 13-2 against LA Harbor, 6-0 when they played the host college, Golden West. OC played two games on Saturday, dropping an 8-3 decision to Chaffey College, and a 5-2 loss vs. East LA to finish the tourney.
The bright spot is that the “the players were in a positive mood after the tourney, and had a great time at the event…” according to head coach Todd Prieto.
The Condors can concentrate on WSC games from here on out. They host Cuesta College on Tuesday for a double-header beginning at 1:00. They will also host cross-county rival VC on Thursday, starting at 2:30.
Lady Condor Softball Falls to LA Mission
February 24—Valley Glen
The OC Condor softball team is struggling to score runs. The defense gave up seven runs to the LA Valley Monarchs yesterday and lost 7-2. The offense needs to come back if Oxnard has hopes of competing in the WSC.
Rebecca Lucero (left) had a monster day at the plate, going 3 for 4, with a triple and an HR. She drove in two runs in the first inning, but that’s all OC could muster. Suzanne Silveira went 2 for 3 and pitched three innings for the Condor’s, but gave up seven runs.
“We need to hit like we are capable of…” said Head Coach Todd Prieto. “We have great bats in this lineup, but we just aren’t scoring runs. We need to put in a lot of practice from now until our first conference game against Pierce.”
The Condors fell to 2-6 for their pre-conference schedule. They look to end their five-game slide next Thursday at 2:30 when they host LA Pierce College.
Condor Softball Stumbles at Antelope Valley
The Oxnard College Softball team started the season with hot bats, and two big wins in non-conference play. Since the rain washed away a potential win on February 7th, the Condor offense has struggled. The defense has also taken a down-turn, giving up 26 runs in the last two games.
Starting pitcher Suzanne Silveira pitched better on Thursday afternoon, but the Antelope Valley Marauders still took down the Lady Condors 10-1.
Head Coach, Todd Prieto said “We had a lot of energy and the team was excited to play after a long break. Overall, the infield played okay, but we misplayed a few balls in the outfield. The ladies kept a good attitude and that’s important when a team is slumping.”
Condor third baseman, Rebeca Lucero (pic) was 2 for 4, raising her average to .444. Outfielder Alex Esparza is batting .500 and went 1 for 3. The entire team is batting over .300, with some pop as well. Three home runs (Sabrina Garcia with 2), and a couple triples.
The Condors will be back in action at LA Valley on February 24th (2:30 first pitch). They are 2-5 overall, with conference starting March 5th against LA Pierce, in the Condor’s Nest at 2:30.
Condor Softball News:
Megan Tooley, a 5’ 8” freshman from Buena H.S. has been accepted to Colorado State—Pueblo (D2). Tooley batted .299 with 26 hits and was the starting catcher for the Condors, who finished third in the WSC Gold Division. Kassandra Velasquez, a 5’5” sophomore from Oxnard H.S. has been accepted to San Francisco State(D2), and was invited to try out for the team in September.
Jesica Alcala is deciding between San Francisco State and UC Davis (D1). Alcala finished eighth in the WSC Gold in batting (.407), and was chosen to represent the Condors at the annual Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame as Female Athlete of the Year.
Softball Takes Tough Loss
The Lady Condor softball squad was looking to improve their playoff chances. They were turned away by the Ventura Pirates, 11-2 (5 innings). Michelle Getman (8-5) took the loss during her toughest outing of the season.
“Today wasn’t her day,” commented Assistant Coach Todd Prieto. “The ladies pressed a little today, and we didn’t get it done.” Since being swept by Ventura on March 23, Oxnard (20-14, 11-7) had won seven of its last eight games to soar into third place and the Condors were on the verge of forcing themselves into the playoff picture.
But the Condors were 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position before Anyssa Riley(above)drove in Oxnard’s lone runs with a double with two outs in the top of the fifth inning.
“We were in control of our destiny,” said Oxnard coach Paul Garziano. “But Ventura came out and played well. They beat us.” But Garziano was proud of his team, which nearly doubled its win total from a year ago, when it finished in the WSC Gold basement. “We made sure to tell the girls how proud we are,” said Garziano. (VC Star)
OC Softball Sweeps Cuesta
April 13—San Luis Obispo
Michelle Getman (pic top left) pitched a two-hit shutout in the 5-0 win and Priscilla Garcia (pic top right)went 3 for 4, scored three runs and pitched the final two innings to pick up her fourth save in the 6-4 win as Oxnard swept Cuesta for the first time in San Luis Obispo.
Jessica Alcala (pic bottom left) was 2 for 4 with a triple in the first game and Brystal Hood (pic bottom right) was 2 for 4 with a solo homer in the second game as the Condors (21-13, 11-6) moved past Cuesta (16-20-1, 9-6) into third place.
Ventura (25-11, 12-3) hosts Oxnard Thursday and Moorpark in Tuesday's season-ending doubleheader. (VC Star)
Lady Condors 8-Run Rule Hancock
The Oxnard College women’s softball team kept their post-season hopes alive with a decisive 9-1 win against the Hancock Bulldogs. Michelle Getman (left) pitched 6 innings for the win, allowing 1 unearned run, on 1 hit and only gave up 1 walk.
Oxnard had another fine defensive effort, allowing only 1 error, which accounted for the Bulldog’s only run. Offensively, the condors had 6 hits, two by Jessie Shaw (right). They remained patient at the plate and tallied 10 walks, and 4 hit batters.
“The ladies are looking forward to next weeks’ huge double-header against Cuesta College” said Todd Prieto, assistant coach. The game has huge implications for the Condors as they move to 18-13 and 9-6 in the tough WSC.
Lady Condors Double-Up Pierce
The Oxnard Condor softball team took two important games from the Pierce Brahmas, 5-2 and 6-0. Prescilla Garcia (left) was the winning pitcher in game one, giving up only one hit and striking out 5 batters. All the Condors runs came across in the 4th inning.
In Game two, Jessica Shaw combined with Michelle Getman, to hold Pierce to only two runs on the day. The Condors got 2 runs in the first, 3 runs in the second, and 1 in the fourth to cruise to victory. Assistant Coach Todd Prieto said “the team gave a good defensive effort in both games.”
This effort moves the Condors to 17-13 and 8-6 in WSC play.
Lady Condors Stun Santa Barbara
April 1--Santa Barbara
Trailing 9-2 after four innings, Brystal Hood (left) spurred a nine-run fifth inning with a two-run home run as the Oxnard College (15-3, 6-6) softball team came from behind to beat host Santa Barbara City College, 13-9, Thursday afternoon.
Priscilla Garcia (3-2) earned the win with six strong innings after starter Michelle Getman left with a leg injury.
Lindsey Herrera was 4 for 5 for Oxnard, which leapfrogged the Vaqueros (17-12, 5-6) into fourth place in the Western State Conference's Gold Division. (VC Star)
Lady Condors Fall to VC
The Oxnard College women’s softball team was one strike away from beating Ventura College on Tuesday. The Condors lead 1-0 into the top of the seventh, with two strikes and two outs. Michelle Getman (left)was cruising, on her way to eight wins on the season, when disaster struck. She left a pitch out over the plate to Alina Flowers, who drove a ball off Brystal Hood’s glove for a triple. Another hit and an error later, the Condors found themselves down 3-1. That score stood despite a couple of late hits by Oxnard. “Michelle pitched and outstanding game for us” said Assistant Coach Todd Prieto. “She made one mistake, even though she threw 66 strikes and only 14 balls.”
Janelle Garcia (single and RBI), Brystal Hood, Priscilla Garcia, Kandice Amaro, and Megan Weitzman all had hits for the Condors, who fell to 13-12 and 4-5 in WSC play.
In game two, the Condors suffered a big letdown from their hard-luck defeat earlier in the day. Michelle Getman and Priscilla Garcia held Ventura to 4 runs and 10 hits, but the offense failed to score (4-0).
Jessie Alcala and Megan Weitzman led the Condors with two hits. Brystal Hood and Lindsay Herrera added hits of their own, but the Condors couldn’t string enough together to push across any runs.
The Condors are back in action, March 30th against Moorpark College at the Condors Nest. First pitch of the double-header is at 1 pm.
Oxnard Ladies Split Pair With Hancock
March 16—Santa Maria
The Oxnard College ladies softball team beat the Hancock Bulldogs 5-4 in the first game of a double-header played in Santa Maria on Tuesday. Megan Tooley (left) went 3 for 3 with 1 RBI, and a triple. Kandice Amaro, Jessica Shaw, and Megan Weitzman all added 2 hits, and an RBI each, to lead the Condor offense. Michelle Getman pitched well to earn her seventh win on the season, to go with only one loss.
In the second game, the Lady Condors pounded out 18 hits, and scored 9 runs, but fell short. “We just made too many mistakes on the afternoon” said assistant coach Todd Prieto. Kandice Amaro went 2 for 4, with an HR, and 4 RBI’s. Jessica Alcala and Brystal Hood had 3 hits each, while Prescilla Garcia, Megan Tooley, and Janelle Garcia all collected 2 hits of their own.
The Lady Condors are 13-9 overall, and 4-2 in the WSC.
Condor Ladies Shutout LA Pierce
March 11—Woodland Hills
After splitting a double-header with Santa Barbara on Tuesday, the Lady Condors took their game on the road. Another great outing by Michelle Getman, and three hits and steals by Brystal Hood, helped Oxnard take down the Brahmas 6-0. Priscilla Garcia pounded an HR, Megan Tooley, Jessica Shaw, and Janelle Garcia had two hits, adding to the all-around solid performance.
The Condors are 3-1 in WSC play, and 12-8 overall. You can watch them live on March 18th against Cuesta, at 2:30. Also, check out taped and streaming games at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oxnard-sports
Lady Condors Win First WSC Game
The Oxnard College women’s softball team beat the Moorpark Raiders 9-4 on Thursday. Priscilla Garcia (left) went 3 for 4 with a 2-run homer in the seventh inning and 4 RBI’s. Kandice Amaro also went 3 for 4, with a triple and 3 RBI’s. Michelle Getman (5-0) pitched five strong innings, allowing three earned runs, for her fifth win on the season.
The Condors travel to Golden West tomorrow for a tournament over the weekend.
Condor Softball Wins Double-Header
The Oxnard College women’s softball team beat visiting Glendale CC 4-1, and 7-1, in a non-conference double-header at the Condor Sports Complex. Michelle Getman pitched a complete game for the victory in the first game. Prescilla Garcia singled and doubled while Janelle Garcia (left) had two hits, a stolen base and scored a run to lead the Condors. Brystal Hood had two stolen bases and scored twice, to increase the lead in the fifth inning.
Prescilla Garcia earned the win in the second game, and helped her own cause by hitting two base hits, and scoring twice. Jesse Alcala ripped a triple and two singles to lead the Condors to a 7-1 victory. Oxnard went ahead 6-0 after two innings, and never looked back. The ladies are back in action against Moorpark College next Thursday at 2:30.
Lady Condors Let One Get Away
The Oxnard women’s softball squad travelled to Bakersfield, and had a 7-5 lead in the 7th inning. They made crucial error to allow the final runs in, and lost to the Renegades 8-7. Michelle Geman was the hard-luck loser, giving up only 2 earned runs over 6 innings. The Condor offense was led by Anyessa Riley--pic (2 hits and 3 RBI’s), Prescilla Garcia (2 hits and 2 RBI’s), and Jessica Shaw (1 hit and 2 RBI’s). Assistant Coach, Bob Zappia, told the team “the team that makes the least amount of mistakes, wins. We beat them in number of mistakes today.” The Condors will host Glendale College on Thursday, for a double-header starting at 1:00.
Lady Condors Shut Out LA Valley
Michelle Getman (left) pitched a four-hit shutout and had six strikeouts over LA Valley College. Her performance helped the Condors to a 4-0 win over the Monarchs. Brystal Hood led off the game with a single, stole second, then Priscilla Garcia hit a triple, to drive in the first run of the game. She ended up with two hits and two RBI’s on the day. Janelle Garcia had two hits for the Condors, with Kassy Velasquez, and Priscilla Garcia adding hits of their own. The win puts the Condors record to 5-3-1 on the season, with a game scheduled against Rio Hondo on Saturday.
Women’s Softball Pays Back Citrus
The Lady Condors avenged and early season loss to Citrus, by coming back from a 2-run deficit, to defeat the Owls 5-4. Michelle Getman pitched a strong game for the win, allowing just two earned runs over seven innings. Jessica Alcala (left) drove in a run, and made several dazzling plays in the field. Megan Tooley ripped a double to center field to open the floodgates in a four-run fourth inning. Anyessa Riley, Megan Weitzman, and Kassandra Velasquez all had RBI’s for the Condors, in a balanced attack. “We played very well today” remarked Coach Garziano. The win improves Oxnard’s record to 4-3-1. Oxnard hosts LA Valley this Thursday at 2:30.
Women’s Softball Has Tough Time at Orange Coast
February 3—Orange Coast
Game one saw Prescilla Garcia (right) pitching a strong 5 1/3 innings in relief of Michelle Getmen, to hold the Pirates to four runs. The Condors were only able to muster three of their own, taking a 4-3 defeat. “It was a game we should have won, but couldn’t get adjusted to their off-speed pitcher” remarked Head Coach Paul Garziano.
Prescilla Garcia was 2 for 2, with 2 RBI’s, and is now batting .563 on the season, with 8 RBI’s.
Game two was certainly an anomaly, with the final score 13-1, in favor of Orange Coast. The Lady Condors made nine errors, and couldn’t get anything going offensively. Michelle Getman pitched 2 and 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits, but only 1 earned run. Jessica Shaw came in and allowed only 2 earned runs in nearly 2 innings, but the Condor defense struggled to make plays.
Coach Garziano said “It’s impossible to win any game with nine errors…We will learn and go on to the next game. This is a good group, and will certainly improve and perform well (going forward).”
This double-header loss puts their record at 2-3-1 on the season. The Lady Condors travel to Mission College on February 9th, at 2:30 pm.
Women's Softball Starts Strong:
The Lady Condor Softball squad kicked-off their 2010 campaign with wins over San Diego Mesa (6-2) and Fullerton (3-0). They were leading Chaffey College when the game was called due to time constraints. One loss to Citrus College (0-8), put the Condor Softball record at 2-1-1 on the new season.