April 20, 2000
BAKERSFIELD - Orange Coast College's baseball team got three hits each from Chris Laws, Ryan France and Blair Havens as the Pirates defeated host Bakersfield, 8-7, Wednesday in the College of the Sequoias Tournament. OCC's Drew Parkin pitched a complete game for the win. The Pirates continue the tournament with a doubleheader today against Reedley and San Diego City. COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS TOURNAMENT OCC 8, Bakersfield 7 Orange Coast 103 200 200 - 8 15 1 Bakersfield 006 000 100 - 7 9 3 Parkin and Keller; Woods, Jones (3)
April 5, 2000
MISSION VIEJO - Host Saddleback College seized an 8-0 lead through three innings and cruised to a 12-5 Orange Empire Conference baseball win over Orange Coast Tuesday. Willie Keller went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Ryan France hit a three-run homer for the Pirates, who fell to 3-11 in conference. ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE Saddleback 12, Orange Coast 5 Orange coast 000 320 000 - 5 6 2 Saddleback 116 101 11x - 12 15 1 Carey, Greco (4), Devin (6)
March 20, 2000
SANTA ANA - Orange Coast College's baseball team lost an Orange Empire Conference game Saturday to host Santa Ana, 10-7. The Pirates (6-15, 1-8 in conference) got plenty of offense. Eric Wiethorn went 3 for 4 with a home run, Willie Keeler and Ryan France each hit two doubles, and Chris Laws and Nick Orlandos each had two hits for OCC. But baserunning errors killed the Pirates. They had two runners picked of, including one that killed a rally. ORANGE EMPIRE CONFERENCE Santa Ana 10, OCC 7 Score by innings OCC 000 400 201 - 7 14 2 Santa Ana 103 050 200 - 10 14 0 SA - na. Bostick, J. Coleman (5)
April 12, 2000
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Ryan France went 2 for 5 with a home run and four RBI to lead the Orange Coast College baseball team to an 11-9 win over rival Golden West Tuesday on the Rustlers' field. France's blast keyed a seven-run fourth inning giving the Pirates the lead for good. Chris Laws, Jason Reuss and Blair Havens each had a pair of hits for the Pirates (11-19, 5-12 in conference), while Adam Anderson and Nick Orlandos each had two RBIs. Ty Harper (Corona del Mar High)
March 31, 2000
COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast College baseball team squandered a 3-0 first-inning lead, but rallied from a 10-5 deficit with six runs in the eighth to claim an 11-10 win from nonconference visitor Long Beach City Thursday. A bases-loaded double by Ryan France keyed the eight-inning outburst, in which the first eight Pirates reached base. France finished 4 for 5 with two RBIs, while Jason Reuss and Corona del Mar High product Eric Wiethorn each had two hits and combined for five RBI. Wiethorn hit the game's only home run, a solo shot in the seventh.
June 5, 2003
Sophomore left-hander Kyle Allen, the ace of Orange Coast College's pitching staff this season, was selected in the 32nd round -- No. 947 overall -- by the Colorado Rockies in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft Wednesday. Allen finished 2003 with a 3.35 ERA while going 6-5. The Trabuco Hills High grad struck out 120 batters in just 99 1/3 innings, including a school-record 18 in a 4-1 win against Riverside. Allen tossed six complete games and collected two saves for the Pirates (19-21-1, 8-16 in the Orange Empire Conference)
April 21, 2000
VISALIA - Orange Coast College's baseball team found things a lot more hospitable up north. The Pirates pounded out 25 runs in two victories Thursday at the College of the Sequoias Tournament. They remain unbeaten in the tournament, and they can be the only undefeated team if they win their last game today against the College of the Sequoias, OCC will be the only unbeaten team in the tournament. In Thursday's first game, OCC (15-20) scored six times in the fourth inning en route to an 11-5 victory over Reedley.
March 24, 2000
CORONA DEL MAR - The United States men's water polo team will continue its training for the upcoming 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia with the 2000 UPS Holiday Cup, scheduled June 28-July 2 at Corona del Mar High. The Americans are coached by Corona del Mar High Coach John Vargas and are captained by Orange Coast College water polo and swim coach Chris Oeding. Olympic water polo competition begins in Sydney Sept. 21 and runs through Oct. 1. The Americans will also have tournament competition in France, Croatia, Italy and Hungary before hitting the 2000 Olympics.