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  • Local flavor in minors

    Former Orange Coast College outfielder Zach Nehrir is off to a blazing start in professional baseball, while former UC Irvine pitcher Matt Esparza had a less-than-auspicious debut on Thursday. Nehrir, who signed on June 12 after being drafted in the 16th...
  • Baseball: More Pirates drafted

    Former Orange Coast College baseball players Kyle Dowdy and Zach Nehrir were also selected in last week's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Kyle Dowdy, a right-handed pitcher who last played for OCC in 2013, was taken in the 12th round (No....
  • Ex-Buc Hill drafted by Rockies

    Ex-Buc Hill drafted by Rockies
    Former Orange Coast College pitcher David Hill was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round (107th overall) of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. Hill, a major contributor during the Pirates' run to state and...
  • Baseball: More local players selected in MLB Draft

    Baseball: More local players selected in MLB Draft
    Former Orange Coast College first baseman Chris Iriart topped area players selected on the third day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. Iriart, who hit 15 home runs to help the University of Houston host its own regional,...
  • Rearview Mirror: O.C. Week in Review

    Sunday, 05.24.15 Turning sewage into drinking water gains appeal It's a technology with the potential to ease California's colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say. But there's just one problem —...
  • College Roundup: Vanguard baseball season ends

    BASEBALL St. Thomas 14, Vanguard 10 LEWISTON, Idaho — The most successful season in Vanguard history came to a close on Monday at the NAIA World Series at Lewis-Clark State College. The Lions (39-21) rallied from deficits of 3-0 and 10-7 to...
  • Baseball: Pirates sweep to repeat state title

    Baseball: Pirates sweep to repeat state title
    FRESNO — One day after Scott Serigstad was a groomsman, the Orange Coast College sophomore became a championship ring bearer by pitching six sterling relief innings to lead the Pirates to a 9-4 victory over San Joaquin Delta at Fresno City College....
  • Baseball: OCC Dom-inates No. 1 Delta

    Baseball: OCC Dom-inates No. 1 Delta
    FRESNO — Orange Coast College pitcher Dominic Purpura has started and closed this season. But, until Saturday, he had never opened. But the sophomore left-hander, who had flourished as the team's closer (seven saves) and late-season starter,...
  • Baseball: OCC pitcher all about bottom line

    Baseball: OCC pitcher all about bottom line
    Dominic Purpura has become what he always wants to be: King of the hill. But the Orange Coast College pitcher wants the label to apply beyond the baseball diamond, where his heroics on the mound have helped lead the Pirates back to the four-team state...
  • Baseball: OCC bound for Fresno

    Baseball: OCC bound for Fresno
    SANTA BARBARA — The dugout roofs at Santa Barbara City College's baseball field are covered with curved clay tiles reminiscent of the Mission Revival architecture popular throughout California and the West. Orange Coast College might have borrowed...
  • Community College Baseball: Pirates hammer Vikings

    LONG BEACH — Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli wondered aloud earlier this week how nice it would be to have most of his lineup hot at the same time. The Pirates gave him a taste of just that on Friday, when they clobbered host...
  • Community College Baseball: Vidrio comes through

    Orange Coast College pitcher Art Vidrio said he only had two pitches working Thursday. But he also had the motivation of his two favorite words: postseason atmosphere. The sophomore left-hander, who was 4-0 in the playoffs last season to earn state...