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Condors Mourn the Loss of Juan “Fanta” Garcia
June 26, 2018—Oxnard, CA
Former Condor Men’s Soccer Athlete, Juan “Fanta” Garcia passed away on Sunday, June 24th in Oxnard. Garcia was killed in a motorcycle crash that was reported just after 1:15 a.m. Sunday on Gonzales Road near Oxnard High School.
Juan played for the Condors in the ’13 and ‘14 seasons. He was a big contributor to the Condors run of five WSC championships in a row.
He grew up playing soccer in the local community and was known for his positive attitude and passion for life. He was helping his mom raise his siblings and working for a better life for his family. Juan was supporting his brother and sister working as a roofer, and in his free time, he was coaching a boys soccer team in Santa Barbara.
Fanta was only 24 years old when he passed, and will be missed by so many. This was the second Condor who was taken too early by accident. The Condors lost Rosie Zavala earlier this year in a tragic car accident.
Juan’s family and friends will be holding a Rosario at 7:00 pm tonight (June 26th), in front of Oxnard High School. The family will be selling commemorative shirts to help memorialize Fanta as well.
Anybody that is interested in helping the Garcia family with funeral expenses can contribute by using the following link:
RIP Juan “Fanta” Garcia
Softball and Baseball Suffer Losses
April 24—Santa Maria/Oxnard
The Oxnard Softball season came to an end on Tuesday afternoon with a double-header loss to Allan Hancock College, 8-2 and 25-2.
Oxnard collected seven hits in game one. Jennell “Shorty” Perez was 3-4, with a double, run scored, and an RBI. Jasmin Coronado (pic) was 2-4 with a triple, and a run scored. Alyssa Gonzalez and Tori Carrillo both added hits for the Condors.
Oxnard led the game until the fourth inning, and Hancock eventually broke it open with five runs in the sixth inning.
In Game Two, OC managed just four hits, with Coronado going 2-4 to lead the Condors.
With 14 freshman on the roster, Oxnard Softball will look to improve greatly next year.
Baseball had a tough assignment as Moorpark started major-league prospect Andrew Nardi, to try to clinch the WSC North crown.
Oxnard only managed two hits against the Raider’s ace, who went nine innings for the win.
Moorpark clinched the conference title, with their final game against Oxnard scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Moorpark College.
Condors Split with Cuesta; Coach Roger Frash Celebrated
April 21, 2018--Oxnard
Oxnard played two completely different games against WSC foe Cuesta College. On Thursday, the Condors pounded out 13 hits and scored 10 runs, but lost 17-10 in San Luis Obispo.
On Saturday, OC had nine hits and scored four runs to defeat the Cougars, 4-1.
On a blustery day in Game 1, Oxnard fell behind early 8-4 in the fourth inning. All seemed to be lost in the fifth inning as Cuesta scored another five runs.
In the seventh inning, OC came charging back, with a grand slam from Brett Workman. Another RBI by Noah Goss in the eighth inning, made the score 13-10 in favor of the Cougars. That would be as close as the Condors could get.
Ramon Gomez was 4-5, Cal Hodgins went 3-5, with two runs scored. Antonio Gonzalez was 2-4 with two runs scored, and Alex Chavez was 1-3 with 2 RBI’s.
Oxnard avenged their high-scoring loss on Thursday, with a pitching gem from sophomore Jackson Simonsgaard.
“We just told the guys to play some defense and Jackson will throw strikes,” commented Roger Frash after the game.
Simonsgaard went nine innings, allowing only four hits and one earned run, while striking out seven Cougars.
Colin Freeman was 2-3 with two runs and Anthony Magdaleno went 1-3, with a double and an RBI. Alex Chavez stayed hot with two more hits and a run scored.
Oxnard College celebrated Coach Roger Frash with 19 years of coaching for Oxnard College. Coach Frash started playing for the Condors in 1979, and has become the prominent hitting instructor in Ventura County. Coach will be stepping down at OC after this year, but will always be a member of the Condor Family.
Losses Cost Condors
April 13-14, 2018—Oxnard and Santa Barbara
Oxnard Baseball was looking to stay in the Western State Conference hunt going against Moorpark on Friday; instead, they may have played their way out.
The Condors dropped a 5-2 decision in a makeup game against the Raiders. OC had a slow start and not enough offense to challenge WSC North leading Moorpark.
Cal Hodgins (pic) and Antonio Gonzalez were both two for four, with Gonzalez driving in an RBI and scoring a run. Alfonso Aguilera added a base hit and an RBI.
The Condors quickly turned around to play Santa Barbara CC on Saturday at Pershing Park.
The Condors nearly matched the Vaqueros in hits (10 to 13), but not in the run column, falling 11-2.
OC was unable to take advantage of five Vaquero errors and ten hits. The Condors scored first in the third inning on a triple by Ramon Gomez. Matt Whitney had two hits, as did Cal Hodgins and Gomez.
SBCC scored two in the bottom of innings 2-4, and blew the game open in the eighth inning with five runs.
The Condors must reschedule the April 17th game, scheduled for 2:30 against SBCC, to April 23rd at the same time. Oxnard will travel to Cuesta on April 19th at 2:30, and will play Cuesta again on April 21st at 1:00.
Oxnard Baseball Keeping the WSC Interesting with 6-2 Win
April 12, 2018—Oxnard, Ca
The WSC North Conference teams are separated by two games from top to bottom. After a 6-2 win over Allan Hancock College on Thursday afternoon, Oxnard sits two games behind Moorpark, Ventura, and SBCC. With seven conference games to play, OC will need to play great baseball as they did Thursday.
Anthony Magdaleno picked up the win, going six innings of five-hit, one-run baseball. Jason Gomez was stellar in relief, finishing out the game, giving up only one run of his own.
Noah Goss (left, 2-4, 2R RBI, 1R) had a big hit in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie, scoring two, and starting a five-run rally for the Condors. Antonio Gonzalez and Colin Freeman added two hits each.
Oxnard will host a make-up game on Friday, April 13th against Moorpark College at 1:00. If the Condors ideas of making a run at the division, they must play take down the Raiders, in the Nest.
Condors Rally Comes up Short
April 10, 2018—Santa Maria, Ca
The OC baseball team rallied from a 5-0 deficit against Alan Hancock College on Tuesday, but came up short. The Condors scored three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, but Hancock responded with two runs in each, and five in the seventh, to win 14-9.
Despite scoring 21 runs in the last two games, Oxnard has nothing to show for the terrific offense, dropping to 10-21 overall and 4-8 in the WSC North.
Ramon Gomez (left) was 3 for 5, scoring 3 runs and driving in one. Cal Hodgins was 2 for 5 with a run scored, and 2 RBI’s. Austin Tarazon was a perfect 2 for 2 and 1 RBI.
Oxnard was unable to slow Hancock’s Daniel Curiel who was 5 for 5, with 6 RBI’s on the afternoon.
As the season winds down, Oxnard will look to avenge the loss on Thursday afternoon when the Bulldogs come to the Nest. First pitch is scheduled for 2:30.
Twelve runs not enough for OC Baseball
April 7, 2018—Ventura, Ca
The Condors offense scored 12 runs at Ventura on Saturday, but the Condors fell short 16-12.
Matt Whitney (left) was a perfect 4-4, with three runs scored. Brett Workman was 3-4, with an HR and a double, with Ramon Gomez going 2-3 with two RBI’s and a run scored.
Oxnard led 10-5 after they batted in the fourth inning, but Ventura managed five runs in the fourth inning and three each in the sixth and seventh frames.
The loss dropped OC to 4-7 in conference play with a trip on Tuesday to Hancock College.
Condor Baseball Takes Down Cross-County Rival VC
April 7, 2018—Oxnard
After a tough 13-inning 2-1 loss to Moorpark on Tuesday, the Condors (10-19, 4-6) bounced back to defeat the Ventura College Pirates (15-15, 5-5), 4-1 on Thursday afternoon.
While the Condors only managed four hits, they made the most of them by scoring four runs.
Noah Goss scratched out two RBI’s by putting the ball in play. Two walks by Brett Workman, and some miscues by the Pirates allowed for the Condors’ efficiency. Matt Whitney collected two hits, scored twice, and drove in a run for OC, with Cal Hodgins and Angel Mauricio collecting the other two Oxnard hits.
Ben Reyes picked up the win, and was tremendous on the mound going six inning, while only allowing one earned run to the Pirates. Jason Gomez (pic) came in for three innings of shutout relief work, earning the save.
OC will finish their play against VC on Saturday with the first pitch slated for 1:00.
SBCC Grabs 6-5 Win over OC Softball
Softball Drops Tough Decision to SBCC
Oxnard Softball felt the sting of an untimely error in the bottom of the seventh inning to lose 6-5 against Santa Barbara.
Oxnard was hosting the Vaqueros due to scheduling issues so SBCC played as the home team in the Condors Nest.
OC jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead, with Savannah Corral getting an RBI on a groundout, scoring Amber Bolo (2-4, 2B, 1R) from third. Airin Lara (2-4, 2 RBI) then smashed a double to center field, scoring both Alexx Melchor and Alyssa Gonzalez (2 R, 2 BB).
After falling behind in the sixth inning, Jasmin Coronado (pic, 1-3, 3B, 1R, 1 BB) hammered a triple to right field. With two outs, Destiny Murillo came up with the clutch RBI single to center to tie the ballgame at five.
SBCC’s Chloe Wells raced home on an error in the bottom of the final inning to push across the winning run for the Vaqueros.
OC Softball will be back in action next Thursday to play at LA Valley College for a double-header starting from 2:00.
Condors Claim First WSC Win on Sophomore Day
April 4, 2018—Oxnard, Ca
Everything went well for the Oxnard College Softball program on Tuesday afternoon.
The Condors defeated cross-county rival Moorpark 5-2, for their first Western State Conference victory of the season.
Alexx Melchor pitched a complete game for the win, allowing 2 earned runs on 8 hits. Airin Lara was two for five, with a RBI and run scored. Shorty Perez was one for three with a double as was Jasmin Coronado. Destiny Murillo was one for two and scored a run, with Amber Bolo collecting a run and a hit too.
Lauren Appel and Airin Lara (pic) were celebrated for their contributions to OC Softball. Appel will be earning her AA in Liberal Studies and Lara will be obtaining two degrees in Art and Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences. She will be transferring to DIII Southern Virginia and continue her studies and softball career.
Oxnard College welcomed the Hueneme Vikings Softball Team and appreciated their support in the Condors Nest!
Condor Baseball Gets Back in Win Column
March 29, 2018—Oxnard
Ramon Gomez (left) brought the Condors (9-18, 3-5) back from a 3-0 deficit, to beat Rio Hondo CC 4-3, last Thursday afternoon.
The freshman from Camarillo HS was two for four with a double, drove in three runs and scored the game winner in the eighth inning. Teammate Ben Reyez (6IP, 5 hits, 0 ER) pitched a great game, but did not earn the decision.
Jackson Simonsgaard relieved Reyes and picked up the win in relief as the Condors broke a short two-game losing streak over Spring Break.
OC will travel to cross-county rival Moorpark College on Tuesday, to continue WSC play, at 2:30.
Condor Softball Loses Close Game with Santa Monica
March 20, 2018—Santa Monica
With Oxnard’s starting pitcher out with illness, the Condors offense came through with 13 hits and six runs. Unfortunately, the Santa Monica Corsairs pushed across seven runs for the 7-6 win.
Shorty Perez (left) was 3 for 4 on the day, with a double. Airin Lara (2 for 4, 1 run), Jasmin Coronado (2 for 4, 3 runs), and Destiny Murillo (2 2B, 3 RBI).
Oxnard went ahead 3-1 in the first inning, but struggled in the fourth, giving up four runs.
They hope to cut down on the big innings defensively on Saturday when they play San Diego CC at 10:15 and Hartnell College at 5:00, in the first round of the VC Invitational.
Tough Loss for Baseball
March 20, 2018—Oxnard
The Condor Baseball team (2-5, 7-16) again played well enough to win, but came up short in the 10th inning against visiting Cuesta College (3-4, 12-10), 8-6.
OC jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a Ramon Gomez (pic, 2 for 4, 3 RBI’s) 2-out, 2-RBI single, scoring Noah Goss and Matt Whitney. Cuesta tied the score in the top of the third inning, 2-2.
Brett Workman made the score 5-2 in the bottom of the fourth, but Cuesta came back with two in the fifth, on two unearned runs.
Cal Hodgins doubled in Goss again in the bottom of the fifth, to stretch OC’s lead to 6-4.
Cuesta leveled the score in the top of the seventh by Andrew Navigato, on an HR that could have gone either way.
Navigato again hurt the Condors in the top of the 10th inning, off Goss’s glove to win the game for the Cougars.
OC and Cuesta will play in San Luis Obispo on Saturday at 1:00 (weather permitting).
Condors Rally for Walk off Win; Drop close game to SBCC
March 16/17, 2018—Oxnard, Ca
The Condors found themselves in familiar territory, after losing a lead on Friday afternoon. In a makeup game that was moved earlier to avoid the rain, OC grabbed a quick 3-0 lead over visiting Hancock College.
After singles by Noah Goss and Brett Workman (2-4, 1RBI) scored Ben Reyes (2-4, 1 2b, 2RBI) and Antonio Gonzales (2-4, 2 2B) made the score 3-0, in the bottom of the second, AHC scored the next five runs, to take a 5-3 lead.
Reyes (left) had a huge two-out double to score Workman and Alfonso Aguilar, to tie the game at five.
In the bottom of the ninth, Colin Freeman scored all the way from first on a three base error to give OC a much needed 6-5 victory.
The Condors turned around on Saturday and faced SBCC at 1:00.
Jackson Simonsgaard was the hard luck loser, pitching a complete game, giving up 0 earned runs.
OC was only able to push one across, while SBCC scored two in the third, to win 2-1.
Oxnard will play at Cuesta College on Tuesday at 2:30.
Baseball Drops Tough Game to SBCC; Softball Struggles against VC
March 15, 2018
Spring has not been kind to the Condors so far. The Condor Baseball team dropped a gut-wrenching 3-2 decision to Santa Barbara on Thursday.
Aidan Dolan had another strong outing, going the full game while only giving up one earned run.
Noah Goss (left) had a fine day at the plate, going three for four, with teammates Matt Whitney and Ben Reyes each collecting two hits apiece.
The score was tied going into the eighth inning when the Vaqueros scratched out a run, and the Condors were unable to come back in the ninth.
OC gets a chance to bounce back quickly, with a make-up game on Friday against Hancock College, followed by the second game against SBCC on Saturday. First pitch on Friday has been moved up to 12:00, and Saturday is scheduled for 1:00.
The Condor Softball team was hoping to break a string of losses on the season against rival Ventura College, but it did not happen.
OC was outplayed by the Pirates, 9-0 in five innings.
Anissa Padilla pitched well for the Pirates and kept Oxnard off-balance all afternoon.
OC will be back on the diamond next Tuesday, March 20th at Santa Monica.
Condors Have Mixed Reviews on the Diamond
March 6-9, 2018
The OC Baseball team won a terrific baseball game on Tuesday, beating cross-county rival Ventura College, 6-5.
Jesus Chavez (left) earned his second win of the season (2-2) to go along with a fine 2.72 ERA. Anthony Magdaleno collected a two-inning save, his first of the season.
Brett Workman was 2 for 3, with two RBI’s, Cal Hodgins also had two hits on the day, as did Alfonso Aguilera.
Coach Roger Frash commented, “…A classic team baseball game today, with flawless defense and timely hitting…Great job today. One game at a time.”
The Condors could not overcome three costly errors in the second game in the series with VC, falling 10-6.
Leading 6-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, OC self-destructed, allowing eight Pirates to cross the plate.
Aidan Dolan pitched well enough going seven and one-third, giving up only two earned runs.
Noah Goss put Oxnard up 2-0 in the third inning, with Brett Workman (2-3, 2 BB) and Anthony Chavez (1-3, 1 RBI) scoring on the Goss single.
Ramon Gomez blasted a homer in the 4th inning to reclaim the lead at 3-2, with the Condors tacking on three more runs in the top of the eighth.
That is all the runs the Condors would score, and when VC turned the tables, with eight in the eighth inning.
The loss dropped Oxnard to 1-1 in WSCN play.
Coach Jon Larson made a wise decision to move Saturday’s game to Friday so they could avoid the rain. Unfortunately, they could not avoid Daniel Curiel’s bat.
The Hancock center fielder hit two home runs, and drove in three runs, which proved to be the difference, 6-3.
Oxnard’s Noah Goss had a big day, driving in two runs for the Condors. Goss was 2-2 on the day, reaching base all four times. Goss put OC ahead 3-2 in the top of the fifth inning, but the Condors were unable to hold on to a lead.
The Bulldogs came back with runs in the fifth and eighth inning to drop OC to 1-2 in conference play, and 6-13 overall.
They will collect themselves for a chance to even the series with AHC on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, in the Condors Nest (weather permitting)
Condor Baseball Defeats Top-Ranked Santa Ana
February 24, 2018—Oxnard
Sophomore pitcher Aidan Dolan (pic) picked a good day to earn his first collegiate victory. His complete game helped the Condors to a 7-4 victory over the Dons. Dolan gave up only one earned run and struck out six Santa Ana batters.
He was helped by the OC offense with Angel Mauricio leading the way. Mauricio (2-4, 3 RBI) had a big two-out double to start a five-run fifth inning for Oxnard. Cal Hodgins and Ramon Gomez also had two hits on the day.
The win moved Oxnard’s record to 5-9, but certainly a signature win for the team.
OC hosts Glendale College on Tuesday February 27th at 2:00, and begins WSC play on March 6th against cross-county rival Ventura College at 2:00, in the Nest.
Baseball Get Much Needed Win against Citrus
February 17, 2018—Oxnard
The upstart Condor Baseball squad is starting to show signs of life in the new season. Oxnard is 4-7 on the season, and has been struggling to play a complete nine-inning game.
They played well as a team on Saturday afternoon, earning a 4-3 win over the Citrus College Owls.
Aidan Dolan pitched a strong seven innings, only giving up one earned run, with four strikeouts. Sergio Linares and Anthony Magdaleno came on in relief, with Linares (2-1) picking up his second collegiate victory.
Brett Workman was 2-2 at the plate with two walks, but it was third baseman Ramon Gomez, with a big blast over the left field wall, that tied the game at 1-1.
Alfonso Aguilera drove in pinch runner Austin Tarazon, for the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Colin Freeman doubled to put OC up for good in the bottom of the eighth inning, with Freeman scoring an insurance run as well.
Oxnard travels to LA Valley on Tuesday to take on the Monarchs at 2:00.
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