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By Barry Faulkner | April 5, 2014
It has been said that hitting is about timing and pitching is about upsetting timing. Saddleback College pitcher Eric Pierce knows a little about both. Timing led him from Orange Coast, where he redshirted last season, to Saddleback, where an injury early in the season opened a spot for him in the starting rotation. Ever since, the freshman has been using a lethargic left-handed changeup to confound opposing hitters, who regularly lunge and flail at his off-speed offerings like a blind-folded party guest feeling for the pinata.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 4, 2014
As the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team takes sole occupancy of the Pacific Coast Conference penthouse, it can be said that Grossmont has served as its front-desk clerk. The Griffins have continued to be the source of wake-up calls for the Pirates, the latest coming Friday in OCC's 23-25, 25-7, 25-15, 25-22 victory over the visitors from El Cajon in a battle for first place. It was Grossmont (11-5, 8-2 in conference) that handed the Coach Travis Turner's squad its only defeat, a five-game road setback on March 12. And it was the Griffins who appeared bent on repeating that outcome by taking the opening set in Costa Mesa.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014
MEN'S GOLF Orange Empire Conference tournament SANTA ANA — Sophomore Michael Chen earned medalist honors with a three-under-par 69, helping the Pirates win the Orange Empire Conference tournament with a team total of 377 at Santa Ana Country Club on Wednesday. Marc Reyes shot a 70 for OCC, while Jem Young had a 78. Santiago Canyon placed second at 383, followed by Riverside (401), Saddleback (416), Cypress (420) and Irvine Valley (420). — MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Orange Coast def. Palomar SAN MARCOS — The Pirates swept the Pacific Coast Conference road match, 25-15, 25-22, 25-21, on Wednesday, setting up a first-place showdown at home against Grossmont on Friday.
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By Michael Miller | April 3, 2014
"If you want me again," Walt Whitman once wrote in a famous poem about the regeneration of life, "look for me under your boot-soles. " If you want to find Thomas Selzer's art at Orange Coast College, you can look in the same place. Selzer, the college's general manager of instructional food service operations, has a side passion that has helped to make the campus eye-catching - and watered its greenery at the same time. The Laguna Niguel resident is a professionally trained ice carver whose sculptures have dotted OCC's grounds on numerous occasions.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014
BASEBALL Orange Coast 5, Riverside 1 Cody Nulph and Tommy Bell both went two for four with two runs batted in for the Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Tuesday. Starter Jacob Hill struck out four and allowed one hit, one run, four hits and four walks in eight innings to improve to 8-0. OCC is 21-7, 9-5 in conference. — SOFTBALL Doubleheader Vanguard spilt with No. 1-ranked Concordia in Golden State Athletic Conference action Tuesday. The Lions won the first game, 3-1, behind the pitching of Rachel Stalford, who held the Eagles to three hits.
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March 28, 2014
BASEBALL Orange Coast 3, Irvine Valley 1 Daniel Delaney and Chris Iriart both went two for four with a run batted in for the Pirates in the Orange Empire Conference game Thursday. David Hill (7-0) struck out eight and walked one in his complete-game victory. He allowed six hits for for OCC (20-6, 8-4 in conference). IVC is 6-18, 2-10. — WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD UC Riverside Spring Classic Invitational RIVERSIDE — UC Irvine sophomore Melanie Speech is in ninth place after the first day of the heptathlon.
SPORTS
March 28, 2014
Orange Coast College sophomore Chanelle DiCroce, who helped the Pirates advance to the second round of the Southern California Regional playoffs, earned third-team All-State honors in women's basketball. DiCroce, a first-team All-Orange Empire Conference honoree, averaged 11.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game for the Pirates (19-11). She scored in double figures 20 times, including OCC's final eight games. Over that eight-game span, she averged 16 points and 10 rebounds per contest.
NEWS
March 27, 2014
Orange Coast College signed a pledge this week to support veterans by enhancing resources, programs and policies for students who served in the military. The Costa Mesa community college joined the Education Pillar of Got Your 6, a movement led by a consortium of major film and television studios, cable television networks and talent agencies with the aim of improving the lives of American veterans, according to a news release. OCC, with a population of 600 student veterans, offers assistance through the campus Veteran Resource Center including tutoring, academic counseling and personal counseling and helps them access housing and financial aid, the release stated.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | March 25, 2014
SANTA ANA — Orange Coast College hitters banged the ball all around, even out of the yard at Santa Ana College on Tuesday. But the difference in the Pirates' crucial 5-4 Orange Empire Conference baseball triumph came down to a distance barely beyond a bunt. The Pirates took a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning when Tommy Bell scored from third on an overthrow back to the pitcher from Dons catcher Cory Bistline with the bases loaded and two outs. With OCC ahead, 5-4, in the bottom of the eighth inning, Pirates catcher Daniel Delaney chased down a pitch that popped out of his glove and made a 25-foot flip to pitcher Dominic Purpura at the plate.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | March 22, 2014
Amid a four-team logjam within one game of the Orange Empire Conference lead, one would think Orange Coast College was dealing with enough competition. But the No. 1-ranked baseball team in Southern California found a way to add yet another opponent on Saturday: Itself. The Pirates committed four errors that led to three unearned runs, made other poor decisions not reflected in the scorebook, and virtually wasted a chance to join a tie atop the OEC standings in an 8-6 loss to visiting Santa Ana. The setback drops OCC (18-6, 6-4 in conference)
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