Condor Baseball Season Comes to an End
The 2015 baseball season ended earlier than expected for the Condors. They fell 1-0 against the Irvine Valley Lasers in a must win game 2. OC dropped the first game, and needed to win today to remain alive in the playoffs, but it was not to be.
Oscar Sandoval (6-2, pic) did all he could on the mound, but took the hard luck loss as Oxnard was unable to push across any run support.
OC’s best chance to score came in the fifth inning, with runners on first and third, with no outs. IVC’s starter Justin Zielinski was able to get out of the jam, and retain the shutout.
Jeremy Alvarado was 2 for 3, with a walk for OC, while Daniel Barnett came up with a double. Trevor Inouye was 1 for 2 with a walk.
Oxnard had a fine season, picking up their second WSC Championship in a row. They thank all the fans for their support, and look forward to three-peating next season.
Condors Fall Flat in Game One
The WSC Champs looked a little off in their opening playoff game against Irvine Valley. They fell 8-0, without much of a fight.
Previously undefeated Blake Redman suffered his first loss of the season, giving up eight runs (six earned), while striking out four Lasers. His counterpart, Ryan Abady went nine strong innings, allowing no runs on five hits.
The Condor offense was lackluster, but Daniel Barnett was able to keep swinging a hot bat, going 2 for 4. Jeremy Alvarado was 1 for 4 with a double, Tyson Quolas was 1 for 3, and Nick Morelli was 1 for 3.
The positive for the Condors is that they still have to win two games. First pitch in the second of the three game series is slated for 11:00 on Saturday.
Condor Baseball Back to Back WSC Champions; Number Two Seed in South
After an incredible journey last year, the Oxnard College baseball team was not satisfied. Last years’ team broke the school record for wins in a season with 32, and in the process earned the WSC North Championship. They won three playoff series to earn a berth in the 2014 California State Final-4--an achievement that has never happened in the history of Oxnard College, or in Ventura County, for that matter. As far as scholarships, the ‘14 Oxnard College baseball team had six early D-1 signings, two 2 D-2 signings, one NAIA, and one D-3. Not only were the Condors champions on the field in 2014, they were champions in the classroom. They were nominated for the 2014 academic team of the year in the state of California. The team had a 3.09 cumulative GPA, just missing the top spot.
Julian Ramon, the Condor catcher from the 2014 team and now playing at Lewis and Clark State, said it best, “we should have won the whole thing.” That sentiment remained with the sophomores, after celebrating last years’ accomplishments at a ceremony at the last regular season home game.
With players like state-wins leader Blake Redman (13-0), WSC batting average leader Daniel Barnett (.372), and WSC number- three hitter (.366) and number-four steals (12) leader Dustyn Cook, the Condors look to complete the unfinished journey from last year. “It’s a different team from last year. We play good defense, and make things happen,” said Head Coach Jon Larson.
Once again, OC doesn't have to leave the Condors Nest to reach Fresno. The Condors were seeded No. 2 in the CCCAA Southern California regional playoffs for the second straight season Sunday, when the state coaches association released the pairings. They open the playoffs with a series against play-in qualifier Irvine Valley College (#17).Irvine Valley (21-16) did not play any WSC North teams. They finished tied for fourth in the Orange Empire Conference at 10-11.
The first pitch is slated for 2:00 on Friday afternoon. The series continues on Saturday, starting at 11:00, and if necessary, game three will begin thirty minutes after the end of game two. Admission prices are set by the CCCAA at $10 General, $7 for students, faculty, staff children and senior citizens. All-tourney passes will be available for $12.
OC Beats VC
The Pirates came to town hoping to play spoiler on Thursday, but went away losers, 8-2.
Blake Redman (left) posted his 13th win without a loss, to remain the states leader in games. Redman pitched a complete game, scattering six hits, while giving up only one earned run. He struck out eight Pirates, with only one walk.
Jarrett Maas was 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBI’s, two runs scored and a walk. Dustyn Cook was also 2 for 3 with a double, 2 RBI’s, and three runs scored. Daniel Barnett was 2 for 5, and Tyler Waid added three sacrifices.
Oxnard College can defend their WSC North title with a win tomorrow at VC. First pitch is scheduled for 2:30, with Oscar Sandoval the likely starter.
The Condors may host the first round of playoffs on May 1st and 2nd, if all goes well. The Friday game will begin at 2:00, and the series will be best of three games. The CCCAA will set ticket prices $10 and $7.
Baseball: Oxnard Remains in WSC Top Spot
Oxnard College baseball (24-8-1, 15-6 WSC) started the day with a celebration of the 2014 WSC Championship and Super Regional Championship. All members of the 2014 team were invited to receive watches symbolizing their accomplishments.
At the end of the day, the 2015 Condors were celebrating in another way, by beating second place Cuesta, 5-4. OC took down one of the better pitchers in the state, Brendan Jenkins (7-3). Oscar Sandoval outdueled the Cuesta ace, going seven innings, giving up four runs (two earned), on four hits. He notched his sixth win to go along with only one loss.
The offensive hero of the day was Trevor Inouye (1 for 2, pic). He laced a single to center field scoring Andy Morales in the bottom of the fifth. He tied the game with a sacrifice in the bottom of the seventh. Morales had a great day as well, going 3 for 4, and scoring two runs. Jerrett Maas knocked in Marcus Hutchinson for the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
OC heads to San Luis Obispo on Tuesday to take on Cuesta again. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:30, with the Condors’ Magic Number at three games for the WSC Crown.
Condors Battle Back into First in WSC North
Oxnard’s bats came alive at just the right time as they avenged Tuesday loss, by beating Moorpark 11-9 on Thursday afternoon. With a Santa Barbara loss against LA Pierce, OC regains a one game lead, in the race for the conference crown.
Blake Redman earned his 12th win without a loss, and continues to lead the state in wins. He pitched eight strong innings, allowing three runs with only two earned. He scattered six hits and struck out three Raiders. Josh Kubiske came on in relief and earned the nervous save.
Jerrett Maas (pic) was clutch in the early going, pounding out two hits, driving in three runs, and scoring twice. Tyson Quolas was 3 for 5, with a triple, scoring three times. Daniel Barnett was 2 for 4, with a double and three RBI’s.
The Condors will host Cuesta on Saturday at 1:00. There will be a celebration of the 2014 WSC Championship and Final Four appearance before the game at 12:45.
Baseball and Softball Fall to Moorpark
Both of Oxnard College Condor spring sports, baseball and softball traveled to Moorpark on Tuesday and suffered losses. Softball dropped a double-header to the Raiders, moving them into a tie for fourth place with MC, in the WSC standings.
Baseball fell to the Raiders 4-3 in 12 innings, to drop them into a tie for the WSC North crown.
In Baseball,the Condor defense has not been as good as it was in the first half of the season. "We're where we are because of pitching and defense," Head Coach Jon Larson said. "We don't score a whole lot of runs. We made a couple errors and it kind of hurt."
Softball is off until next Tuesday when they host WSC leading Hancock College at 1:00. Baseball will have a chance to avenge the loss to the Raiders on Thursday at 2:30.
On Saturday, April 18th Baseball will be recognizing the 2014 Final Four Championship accomplishments with a short ceremony before hosting Cuesta College. The game will have huge implications in deciding the WSC Championship, and playoff seeding.
Baseball: Back on Track
Oxnard College baseball took care of business on Thursday afternoon by beating Hancock College 7-5.
The Condors sent state-wins leader Blake Redman to the hill, and although he didn’t have his best outing, still earned his 11th win on the season. Redman gave up four earned runs on eight hits, and struck out two Bulldogs over seven innings of work. Josh Kubiske came on in relief and retired all six batters he faced.
The offense was led by Dustyn Cook. Cook went 3 for 5 with a double and 3 RBI’s. Marcus Hutchinson (pic) was 2 for 3 with a double, and two runs scored. Daniel Barnett stayed hot by going 2 for 4, with a double, and RBI, and a run scored.
The Condors retain their first place position in the WSC and will travel to Santa Maria on Saturday to play Hancock at 1:00.
Condors Let One Slip Away
The Condors played to win for the first 6 innings, with Brandon Aoki pitching well. Aoki gave up only 2 runs on 6 hits, and left with the score tied 2-2. The usually solid condor defense and bullpen unraveled a bit to allow Fresno CC to score the winning two runs in the top of the ninth.
Oxnard had a chance to get the walk-off win, with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Nick Morelli ripped a line drive to Christain Funk, the Ram’s third baseman, who caught the ball, stepped on third for the win.
Daniel Barnett remained hot for OC going 2 for 3, with one run scored. Jeremy Alvarado was 2 for 2, and Tyson Quolas was 2 for 4, with two RBI’s, and a walk.
Despite the loss, the Condors are ranked number four in Southern California, by the CCCBCA. They look to get back on track tomorrow against Hancock College. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:30 in the Condor’s Nest.
Baseball Back on Top
March 26—Santa Barbara
The Oxnard College baseball team traveled to Santa Barbara’s Pershing Park on Thursday and gave the Vaqueros only their second loss at home this season. Oxnard scored four runs on only three hits to win 4-2. On February 21st the Condors defeated SBCC 6-2.
Blake Redman (left), pitching on short rest, earned his state-leading ninth win. Redman moved to 9-0 with a complete game, by giving up six hits, two earned runs, while striking out six Vaqs.
Jeremy Alvarado had the first hit for OC, in the first inning, driving in two. The Condors next hit didn’t come until the ninth inning, when Daniel Barnett singled sharply to build a rally. SBCC’s Sean Barry (4-3) had a tremendous slider all day, and struck out eight Condors in seven
and two-thirds. Tyson Quolas (right) knocked in the game winner off of Jake Keily, with a single down the left field line. Nick Morelli drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in an insurance run, that made the score 4-2.
Redman demanded the ball in the ninth inning, and got the Vaqueros in order to seal the victory.
The Condors have a WSC off week, but will play March 30th (LBCC DH-12:00/2:00), 31st (LA Valley 2:30), and April 1st (LA Valley 2:30).
Baseball: Condors Suffer Blowout Loss
“This is the only bad game we’ve played all year,” said Head Coach Jon Larson after a 13-0 loss to SBCC on Tuesday.
Oxnard fell into a tie with Santa Barbara on Tuesday after a rough outing by the Condors’ pitching staff. Oscar Sandoval (5-1) took his first loss of the year, and the bullpen allowed another 11 Vaqueros to cross the plate, on 12 hits.
The Condors have a chance for redemption when they travel to Santa Barbara on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 2:30, with the WSC first place in the balance.
Condors find a way to Win
Good teams find a way to win, even when they don’t play their best. OC did just that, beating LA Pierce 3-2 on Thursday afternoon.
The Condors got another fine outing by starter Brandon Aoki. He pitched seven innings, allowing only one earned run, on four hits. Josh Kubiske (left) came on in relief in the 8th inning and retired all seven batters, earning his second victory of the season.
The game winner came when leadoff hitter, Marcus Hutchinson was hit by a pitch. He advanced to second on a sacrifice by Jerrett Maas. He then scored when Daniel Barnett hit a ball to third that was thrown away, scoring Hutchinson for the walk-off win.
Jeremy Alvarado was 4 for 4, with a RBI and a run scored, and Nick Morelli was 2 for 4.
Oxnard retains the lead in the WSC, with a trip to LA Pierce on Saturday. Game time is scheduled for 1:00.
Condors Double-up Pirates
Oxnard baseball flexed their muscle on Tuesday against Ventura College by pounding out 16 hits, and scoring seven runs. OC swept the mini two-game series from their cross-county rivals taking game two, 7-3. This followed the 9-4 victory that Oxnard claimed on Saturday.
The seven runs was more than enough for starter Oscar Sandoval (pic), who improved his record to 5-0. Sandoval fanned seven Pirates, on only two hits, and no earned runs.
OC’s offense was led by Dustyn Cook and Jerrett Maas. Cook was 4 for 5 with a RBI and stolen base. Maas ripped a home run to deep right-center field, and drove in three runs. Luis Magana, Tyson Quolas (two doubles), and Marcus Hutchinson all had two hits each.
After the first round of WSC play, the Condors lead by one game over Santa Barbara and Cuesta. OC will open the second half against LA Pierce on Thursday, with first pitch slated for 2:30.
Condors Sink the Pirates
The Condor baseball team never takes the Ventura Pirates lightly. They sent staff ace Blake Redman to the hill with his state-leading six wins, and no earned runs in thirty innings. He notched his seventh win, with no losses, taking down VC 9-4. His 0.98 ERA also is one of the best in California.
Offensively, the Condors had seven doubles, with Nick Morelli (pic) driving in the first two Condor runs with a line drive down the left field line. He added another single and scored twice. Trevor Inouye was 2 for 4, with a double and two RBI’s. Daniel Barnett was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.
OC stays on top of the WSC, and depending on the outcome of Pierce vs. Cuesta later on, may lead by one game. They travel to Ventura College on Tuesday, for a 2:30 start next week.
Baseball Falls to Cuesta
The Condors made the long trip to San Luis Obispo to face one of the toughest pitchers in the state. Cougar starter Brendan Jenkins had a complete game shutout, allowing the Condors to just five hits on the day. OC dropped into a tie with Cuesta with the 4-0 defeat.
Andy Morales (pic) pitched in with two solid hits, with Tyler Waid, Tyson Quolas, and Jeremy Alvarado each collecting base knocks.
OC will host Ventura College on Saturday at 1:00 to try and get back to their winning ways.
Condors Stay on Top
The high flying Condors got a huge win against visiting Cuesta College, 2-1 to stay on top in the WSC.
Oscar Sandoval (pic) earned his fourth win of the season, without a loss, and lowered his ERA to 1.89. He pitched seven strong innings, giving up no runs on two hits, striking out two Cougars. Zac Gainor came in to earn the two-inning save.
Daniel Barnett provided the offense, driving in both runs for OC. Dustyn Cook was 3 for 4 with two runs scored, and a stolen base.
OC travels to Cuesta on Thursday, with the first pitch slated for 2:30. They return to the Nest on Saturday to face cross-county rival VC at 1:00.
Redman Pitches OC over MC
The story has been the same for the Oxnard baseball team all season. Play good defense and pitch well. Blake Redman (pic) did that again, earning a complete game shutout, for his sixth win of the season. Redman leads the WSC in a number of pitching categories, including his six wins without a loss.
Moorpark (9-9 overall and 3-7 in WSC) outhit the Condors, 5-2, but came up short, losing the game 1-0. Jake Eaton (1-2) was the hard-luck loser, giving up no earned runs, and only two hits, over the duration of the game.
Oxnard’s only two hits were by Jeremy Alvarado and Daniel Barnett. The lone Condor run was scored by Nick Morelli, who reached on an error. He then stole second and third, and scored on an overthrow by the catcher.
The Condors remain in first place in the WSC. They may be tied depending on the outcome of the game between Cuesta and Ventura.
Oxnard will host Cuesta College on Tuesday at 2:30.
Condors get by Hancock
March 3—Santa Maria
“It was a gray hair game,” said Roger Frash, assistant baseball coach for OC. “We committed several mistakes, but still got a win on the road.” Oxnard prevailed 4-3 over the Bulldogs, to take the two-game series, and remain in first place.
Oxnard is one game ahead of Santa Barbara and two games in front of Pierce College. OC’s success has come with solid pitching, great defense, and patience at the plate. Blake Redman leads the WSC in wins with five, and is tied for first in the state. Dustyn Cook is tied for the lead in the WSC with a .404 batting average, with his teammate, Nick Morelli at fourth with a .379 average. The Condors have more walks than strikeouts, and they make all the plays on the field.
The Coaches Association ranks Oxnard fifth among Southern California teams. If they keep playing fundamentally sound baseball, OC should remain among the leading teams in So. Cal.
They travel to Moorpark on Thursday to take on the newly reinstated Raider baseball squad at 2:00.
Condors Remain in First
The WSC leading Condors stayed there, after a huge 7-run first inning against the Allan Hancock Bulldogs.
Blake Redman (5-0, pic) pitched another great ballgame, as he kept Hancock off the board. He combined for a shutout with Josh Kubiske. The pair struck out five Bulldogs, and gave up nine hits.
The offense was powered by catcher, Daniel Barnett who had three doubles in four at bats, with two RBI’s. Dustyn Cook was 2 for 2, and on base all five times he came to the plate. Jeremy Alvarado was 2 for 5, with a double.
The Condors will travel to Santa Maria on Tuesday, as they go for the mini two-game sweep over Hancock.
Condors Drop Vaqs, Tied for First
February 21—Santa Barbara
Oxnard College baseball let a comeback win slip through their fingers last Thursday. They traveled to SBCC on Saturday with a purpose.
The 2014 WSC Champs scored two runs in the first inning to give starter, Oscar Sandoval some offensive support. Nick Morelli doubled down the left field line, scoring Scott Hockenberry and Jerrett Maas.
Then in the fourth inning, Jeremy Alvarado (pic) smashed a double (4 for 5, three doubles and a triple), and Jerrett Maas singled him in to make the score 3-0.
Santa Barbara added a run in the bottom of the fourth, but OC came back and tacked on two in the sixth and one more in the eighth, to build an insurmountable 6-1 cushion.
Oscar Sandoval pitched a stellar game for his second win of the season, going five strong innings and striking out four Vaqs. Josh Kubiske, Zac Gainor, and Kyle Villa came out of the bull pen to assure the Condors got the win, 6-2.
The victory has OC (8-2-1), SBCC (10-2), and Hancock (5-7) tied for first in the WSC North. The Condors will have the week off, and will host Hancock on Saturday at 1:00.
Oxnard Baseball Loses in Extra Innings
Brandon Aoki (left) took the hill as the starter for the Oxnard Condors on Thursday afternoon against the Santa Barbara Vaqueros. Aoki shut out the top-ranked Vaqueros for seven innings. In the eighth, he gave up three runs and four hits.
The Condor offense had his back, however, as they scored three times in the bottom of the ninth inning. All three runs came against SBCC’s All-American closer, Kit Larson. The key hit being Marcus Hutchinson’s double with two outs, driving in Luis Magana and Tyler Waid.
At 3-3 in the top of the 10th inning, Santa Barbara scratched out a run against hard-luck losing pitcher, Steven Suarez (0-1). Zac Gainor came on in relief and struck out the last two Vaqs to give OC one more chance.
Unfortunately, the Condors couldn’t come back again, falling 4-3. The loss was the first in seven games, putting OC at 7-2-1 overall, and 2-1 in WSC play.
Oxnard gets a chance at redemption on Saturday at Santa Barbara. First pitch is slated for 1:00.
Condors Earn Two-Game Sweep over Pierce
February 17—Woodland Hills
Dating back to last year, the Condors have beaten LA Pierce eight straight games. They were able to get out of Woodland Hills with another victory, 6-4 on Tuesday, making them 2-0 in the young WSC season.
Blake Redman (4-0) pitched a complete game, striking out four. Scott Hockenberry (pic) went 2 for 4 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored. Dustyn Cook was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. Luis Magana was 2 for 4 with a walk. Jarrett Maas had a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Oxnard looks to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games on Thursday. The Santa Barbara Vaqueros (9-1) come to the Nest, pre-season ranked number four in Southern California. The Condors are ranked number three, but the Vaqueros are looking to avenge last years’ playoff loss to OC, which took them out of the tournament. First pitch is at 2:00.
Oxnard College Baseball Wins First WSC Contest
On a beautiful Valentine’s Day, the Condors sent LA Pierce home with a loss, 11-7. The win moved the Condors to 6-1-1 on the season, and 1-0 in the first WSC North game of the year.
Oxnard pounded out 13 hits and scored 11 runs on the afternoon. The Condor attack was led by Daniel Barnett (pic), who was 3 for 4, with a double, and RBI, and three runs scored. Next in line was Jerrett Maas who was 3 for 4, with an RBI, a run scored, two stolen bases, and a walk. Scott Hockenberry was 2 for 4, with three RBI’s.
Josh Kubiske came on in relief in the fifth inning, to earn his first victory of the season. Kubiske pitched 3.1 innings, giving up 0 runs, on only three hits, with two strikeouts.
The Condors look to sweep the early series against Pierce on Tuesday, when they head to Woodland Hills at 2:00.
OC Takes Care of Glendale, 5-0
The Condors moved to 5-1 on the 2015 season by dispatching the Glendale Vaqueros 5-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
OC played great defense and got another outstanding pitching performance from Blake Redman (pic). Redman (3-0) pitched a complete-game shutout, scattering five hits while striking out three Vaqs.
The Condors collected 10 hits on the afternoon, with Dustyn Cook, Nick Morelli, and Jeremy Alvarado all collecting two hits. Daniel Barnett had a bases-loaded single to drive in a pair of RBI’s.
The Condors will travel to Citrus on Thursday, and open up WSC play on Saturday, hosting Pierce at the Condor’s Nest. Game time is set for 1:00.
Condors Avenge Only Loss, Beat Mission 4-1
Oxnard College Baseball is on a mission to defend their WSC title. They proved they have the wherewithal to bounce back, which is so important in baseball. After falling to the Eagles last Saturday, they earned a decisive 4-1 victory at El Cariso Park on Thursday afternoon.
Oscar Sandoval (1-0, pic) notched his first win of 2015 for OC by going seven strong innings, giving up only one run on six hits, while striking out three Eagles. Josh Kubiske relieved, and pitched a perfect two innings to earn the save. Freshman Tyson Quolas led the offense for OC with three hits, including two RBI’s. Nick Morelli, Dustyn Cook, Danny Barnet, and Andres Morales all added two hits for the Condors, who racked up 13 hits on the afternoon.
The new-look Condors are different than last year, but the results remain the same. They look to add to their four wins tomorrow when they host Long Beach CC starting at 12:00. They will play two games against the Vikings, with the second game starting shortly after the first ends.
OC Back to Winning
After losing for the first time this season last week, the Condors got back in the win column with a 4-3 decision against Pasadena CC.
Blake Redman earned his second victory in as many tries, scattering seven hits, and giving up only two earned runs. Kyle Villa (pic) came in and pitched perfectly over three innings, striking out three Lancers, earning the save.
Nick Morelli went two for five, with two runs scored. Five other Condors added hits, to provide just enough offense.
Oxnard has a chance to avenge their only loss of the season when they travel to play LA Mission tomorrow at 2:00. Oscar Sandoval is slated for the start.
Baseball Falls to LA Mission
The Condors (2-1) were outplayed on Saturday by a very good LA Mission (3-0) squad, falling 8-4 for their first loss of the young season.
Starting pitcher, Chris Kovach was tagged with the loss, scattering eight hits over four and a third innings.
Freshman second baseman, Marcus Hutchinson had a nice day at the plate going 2 for 4, with Scott Hockenberry and Luis Magana collecting the only other OC hits.
The Condors look to get back to their winning ways tomorrow at Pasadena. Game time is scheduled for 2:00.
Oxnard Baseball Fights for a Comeback Win
The Condors remained a perfect 2-0 on the season by beating Citrus College 4-3, in the Nest.
After trailing all game to the Owls, the defending WSC Champs loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth inning. Freshman Scott Hockenberry smashed a double to the right-field gap, clearing the bases. This gave OC a 4-3 lead, heading into the top of the ninth inning.
Kyle Villa pitched 3.1 strong innings to earn his first victory as a Condor, with Brandon Aoki earning the save. Freshman Luis Magana was 3 for 4 with a double, Dustyn Cook was 2 for 4.
The Condors hung tough all game, and never gave up. They played great defense, committing no errors on the day, and the bullpen picked up starter Oscar Sandoval.
WSC Champion Condors Win Opening Day
After taking the 2014 Super Regional Crown and the WSC Championship, expectations are high in the Condor’s Nest. The 2015 Oxnard College Baseball squad looks slightly different, but in game one, the outcome was the same.
Oxnard took down the Pasadena Lancers 7-0 on Tuesday afternoon. One of the heroes from last year, Blake Redman pitched a solid 6-innings, giving up zero runs and only two hits. The quality start earned him the victory. Josh Kubiske came on in relief in the seventh inning to earn the 3-inning save. He struck out three batters, while giving up only three hits, for his first save.
Dustyn Cook was 2 for 3, with a double, 2 runs scored, and a walk. Marcus Hutchinson was 1 for 3, with a double and a run scored. Jerrett Maas was 1 for 3, with two runs scored, and a walk. Scott Hockenberry was 1 for 2, with an RBI, and a walk.
The Condors are in the Nest on Thursday, to face the Citrus Owls at 2:00.
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.
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.
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.
Four Prestigious Awards for Condor Baseball
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.
Condors Drop Game One of Regional Series
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
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
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
Brad Greve – Infielder
Harper White – Outfielder
Juan Reveles – Outfielder
Blake Adame – Infielder
Santos Reyes – Pitcher
Scott MacNally – First Base
Jon Larson – Coach of the Year
OC Needs One More for the WSC Crown
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.
Condors Drop One to VC
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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).
OC Baseball Streak Comes to an End
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.
Condor Baseball Walk-Off Winners over Ventura
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.
Condor Baseball Moves to Third in SoCal RPI
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!
Condor Baseball Still Rolling
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.
Condor Baseball Remains Perfect
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
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
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.
Games can also be seen at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oxnard-sports
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.
Condor Bats Stay Hot in Win against Glendale
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.
Oxnard Cruises Past LA Valley College
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.
Oxnard Falls to Citrus
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
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
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
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.