| Mar 26, 2015
| 8:16 PM
Orange Coast College pitcher Art Vidrio limped to the dugout following a 7-1, complete-game victory over visiting Fullerton on Thursday.
But you should have seen the other guy(s).
It was a final-out comebacker off the heel of his left foot that was...
| May 23, 2015
| 5:42 PM
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,...
| May 25, 2015
| 5:48 PM
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....
| Feb 10, 2015
| 11:31 PM
Orange Coast 6, Long Beach 5
LONG BEACH — Sophomore right fielder Tommy Bell went four for five and drove in two runs to help the visiting Pirates prevail in the nonconference game Tuesday.
Stefan Panayiotou and Jack Kruger both had...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:29 PM
The No. 22 is ever-present around the Orange Coast College baseball diamond. And, clearly, the inspiration wrought by the legacy of the Pirates' former all-conference catcher Jourdan Watanabe, who died six years ago Thursday, remains alive and well.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 7:40 PM
1) April Ross
The Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High product was named Most Valuable Player by the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour and was also USA Volleyball's female beach player of the year after a dominant season with partner...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 7:20 PM
While covering sports in Newport-Mesa is usually always engaging, some stretches are more memorable than others. I had one dramatic seven-day run recently that will stick with me for a while.
It began on Nov. 23, when the Vanguard University women's...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:28 PM
It has been five years since Orange Coast College won a state baseball championship, which capped a tumultuous season marked by ultimate tragedy. Yet the memory of the 2009 in-season death of then-redshirt catcher Jourdan Watanabe, just as it did with...
| May 26, 2014
| 4:48 PM
FRESNO — Thanks to Curt Schilling, the bloody sock has its place in championship baseball lore. Now, it's time to make room for the swollen sock.
Orange Coast College sophomore pitcher David Hill, who stepped on a baseball at practice Thursday and...
| May 28, 2014
| 11:43 PM
If you see a celebratory team picture of the 2014 California Community College Athletic Assn. state baseball champions, those are not double peace signs the Orange Coast College players and coaches are flashing.
After winning the program's fifth state...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:44 PM
Born six minutes apart, and sometimes undiscernible from the other even by their mother, twin brothers David and Jacob Hill took uniquely divergent paths to Orange Coast College. But this baseball season, in a most unlikely way, the pair of pitching aces'...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:27 PM
A unifying motto for the Orange Coast College baseball team this season has been "everyone pulling on the rope."
But with a regular lineup and a strong starting pitching rotation, the number of hands on that rope have typically been limited.