Baseball/ Aug 23 2022

Mt. SAC is Sending 11 Players to Continue Their Baseball Careers at Next Level; Mounties Won Share of South Coast Conference Championship

College Baseball: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor The 2022 South Coast Conference co-champions from Mt. SAC had yet another solid season on the field, as well as getting their athletes to the next level. John Knott’s crew claimed the SCC championship with Long Beach City College, and the Mounties are sending 11 players from the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Aug 16 2022

Ventura County Pirates’ Ryan Camacho & Dandre Carter Named the Best of the West League’s Most Valuable Player & Pitcher

Pictured L-R: Ryan Camacho & Dandre Carter All-BOTW as chosen by the league’s administrators Baseball: The Ventura County Pirates claimed the 2022 Best of the West League championship after defeating the Inland Valley Pirates in the title-round. VCP defeated IVP, 6-4, on July 29th to take a 1-0 lead in a best of three series. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Aug 10 2022

PCC’s Historic 2022 Season Concluded w/Eight Players Moving on to Next Level; Lancers’ 28 Wins Most Since the 1960’s

Photo by Michael Watkins Baseball: There is only one thing PCC coach Pat McGee likes more than winning. And that’s getting his student-athletes to the next level when their days at Pasadena City College are through. In 2022, the Lancers won 28 games, which was their highest total since the 1960’s and they did so […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Aug 01 2022

Arroyo Seco Royals Claim Sunset League Championship After Sunday’s 6-5 Victory Over Field Rats in 10 Innings

A huge thanks to Josh Thompson for these photos Baseball: It’s not often that a championship game lives up to its billing. But on Sunday evening, and with thanks to both the Field Rats and the Arroyo Seco Royals, the Sunset League championship was a drama-filled instant classic. The Royals scored once in the top […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 31 2022

The Field Rats Even Three-Game Sunset League Championship Series w/Arroyo Seco Royals After Saturday’s 11-6 Victory

Baseball: The Arroyo Seco Royals held a one-run lead and were 12 outs away from a Sunset League championship in the second game of a best-of-three series with the Field Rats. But the visitors got six runs in the top of the sixth inning and three more in the eighth to defeat the Royals, 11-6, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 30 2022

Ventura County Pirates Clinch Best of the West League Championship After Friday’s 6-4 Victory Over Inland Valley Pirates

Baseball: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor The Ventura County Pirates earned the Best of the West League championship on Friday night at Cal Poly Pomona. VCP defeated the Inland Valley Pirates, 6-4, in the first game of a best-of-three series. After the final out in the top of the ninth inning, IVP manager Charlie Reynoso […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 30 2022

Kyle Noell & Tyler Mitchell Shut Down Field Rats’ Bats in Arroyo Seco’s 5-2 Victory in Sunset League Championship Series

Baseball: The Arroyo Seco Royals are just one win away from a Sunset League championship. The Royals got a great effort on the mound from Kyle Noell and Tyler Mitchell in a 5-2 victory over the Field Rats. With the game tied at 1-1 in the top of the ninth, the ASR scored four runs […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 29 2022

Barrera Goes 7 Solid Innings in IV Pirates’ 5-1 Victory Over So Cal Shepherds; IVP Meets VC Pirates for BOTW Championship

Baseball: The Best of the West League began Thursday’s play with four programs hoping to earn a spot in the best-of-three championship series. The So Cal Shepherds eliminated the Arroyo Seco Sentinels, 5-3, in the morning game, and the top-seeded Ventura County Pirates claimed a 5-2 victory over the No. 2 seeded Inland Valley Pirates. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 28 2022

Isaac Ramirez Doubles Twice & Drives in Four in Orange County Pirates 11-4 Victory Over Arroyo Seco Royals in Sunset League Playoffs

Baseball: The top-seeded Orange County Pirates lived up to their billing on Wednesday. The Pirates cruised to an 11-4 victory over the Arroyo Seco Royals in the Sunset League playoffs at Cypress College. Seth Bougher went six innings to earn the win, allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits. Bougher didn’t give up a […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 28 2022

Ventura County Pirates Defeat the So Cal Shepherds, 4-1, in Wednesday’s Best of the West League Playoff Game

Baseball: The So Cal Shepherds held the top-seeded Ventura County Pirates scoreless as the game headed to the bottom of the fifth inning in Wednesday’s Best of the West League first-round playoff game. The Pirates, however, got one in the fifth and three more in the sixth to defeat the Shepherds, 4-1, at Cal Poly […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 28 2022

Czerniawski Goes 7 Scoreless Innings & McFarland & McKinney Homer in IV Pirates’ 6-2 Victory Over Arroyo Seco Sentinels

Baseball: The Inland Valley Pirates got seven scoreless innings from Zac Czerniawski in Wednesday’s 6-2 victory over the Arroyo Seco Sentinels in the first round of the Best of the West League playoffs. Czerniawski allowed four hits, walked two and fanned six Sentinels’ batters. Antonio Andrade walked, singled and had both Seco RBIs. Jason Givens […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 27 2022

Quakes Baseball Academy Defeats Orange County Legends, 8-5, in First Round of Sunset League Playoffs

Note: There aren’t complete pitching stats available for this story Baseball: Trailing by one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Quakes Baseball Academy scored four in the seventh and one in the eighth to defeat the Orange County Legends, 8-5, in Tuesday’s Sunset League playoff opener. Kevin Fedoruk singled, doubled and drove […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 27 2022

So Cal Shepherds Rally Late for 13-10 Victory Over the East La Dodgers in Tuesday’s BOTW Playoff Game

Baseball: The So Cal Shepherds scored nine runs in final two innings to defeat the East Los Angeles Dodgers, 13-10, in a Best of the West League wild card game. Noe Novella was saddled with the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on five hits. Novella went three innings, issuing three walks and striking out […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 27 2022

Arroyo Seco Royals Pound Ventura County Bucs, 12-4, in Tuesday’s Sunset League Playoff Game

Baseball: The Arroyo Seco Royals cruised to a 12-4 victory over the Ventura County Bucs in the first round of the Sunset League playoffs. ASR scored in each of the first five innings on Tuesday, and took a 10-1 lead. Josh VerKuilen got the win, allowing one run on two hits over his five-inning outing. […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 26 2022

Isaiah Vazquez (LB Legends), Jake Moore (Arroyo Seco Sentinels) & Xavier Stoker (VC Pirates) Named BOTW Pitchers of the Week

BOTW League Pitchers of the Week: Isaiah Vazquez, Long Beach Legends: Vazquez went five innings and allowed just an unearned run on one hit. He issued three walks and struck out four. For the season, Vazquez is 0-1, with a 3.12 ERA. He struck out 24 batters in 26 innings. LBL did not make the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 26 2022

Jared Gener (IE Bucs) & Thomas Keller (VC Bucs) Named Sunset League’s Players of the Week

Sunset League Players of the Week: Jared Gener, Inland Empire Bucs: Gener finished the final week of the regular season, going 8-for-14. Gener had two doubles, walked and scored twice. He drove in three runs and stole three bases. For the season, Gener led the Bucs with a batting average of .395, with 15 hits, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 26 2022

Eddie Vokes of the Field Rats Named Sunset League Pitcher of the Week

Sunset League Pitcher of the Week: Eddie Vokes, Field Rats: Vokes went six scoreless innings this past week and allowed just three hits. He issued one walk and struck out eight batters. The Field Rats finished second in the Sunset League. They open the playoffs on Wednesday against the winner of Tuesday’s wild card game […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 25 2022

Jack Janes Hits for Cycle & Drives is 4; IE Bucs Defeat OC Pirates, 13-7, in Sunday’s Sunset League Regular Season Finale

Baseball: Jack Janes sure picked a dramatic way to end the 2022 Sunset League regular season. Janes hit for the cycle, scored four times and had four RBIs. For the day, Janes went 5-for-5 with two singles, a double, triple and home run. The Inland Empire Bucs defeated the first-place Orange County Pirates, 13-7, on […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 25 2022

Best of the West League Playoffs Begin on Tuesday; VC Pirates & IV Pirates are No. 1 & No. 2 Seeds, Respectively

Baseball: Best of the West League Playoff Schedule: at Cal Poly Pomona Tuesday: Game 1: East La Dodgers vs So Cal Shepherds at 4 Wednesday: Game 2: Arroyo Seco Sentinels vs Inland Valley Pirates at 4: Game 3: Ventura County Pirates vs winner of game 1 at 6 Thursday: Game 4: Loser of game 2 […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ Jul 25 2022

Sunset League Playoffs Begin Tuesday; Orange County Pirates & Field Rats are No. 1 & 2 Seeds, Respectively

Baseball: Sunset League Playoff Schedule: Tuesday: Game 1: Quakes Baseball Academy vs OC Legends at 12:30 Game 2: Arroyo Seco Royals vs Ventura County Bucs at 4:30 Wednesday: Game 3: Winner of 1 vs Field Rats at 12:30 Game 4: Winner of game 2 vs OC Pirates at 4:30 Thursday: Game 5: Loser of game […]

By Brian Baiotto