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The Ventura County Pirates Baseball Club is a high caliber and high quality organization in the Southern California region. Our program is coached by skilled and knowledgeable former collegiate and current MLB Scouts, dedicated to developing our players into high caliber collegiate athletes. We specialize in developmental baseball instruction for athletes wishing to compete at a higher level. We strive to help our athletes reach their personal and athletic goals and to prepare them to compete at Collegiate levels.

Our Goal is Simple: It is to develop student athletes of success and integrity. We strive to help our players serve as positive members of their team. We strive to instill a positive attitude in our athletes so they are willing to recognize the importance of mental and physical growth in the development of their baseball skills. We try to help our athletes reach their full baseball potential and meet their own personal goals.

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Sunset League All-Stars Announced

By Dave Sobieraj 07/18/2019, 1:00pm PDT

The Sunset League All-Star Game is set for 4:15 p.m. Sunday at Biola University. The game will be broadcast live on Facebook. It will pit the North against the South.

The North will be composed of the Ventura County Pirates, South Bay Sliders, So Cal Sparrows and Signal Hill Oilers. The South features the So Cal Shepherds, Solana Beach Redbirds, Orange County Legends and Inland Valley Pirates.

The Ventura County Pirates have the most selections with eight. The So Cal Shepherds, Solana Beach Redbirds, Orange County Legends and South Bay Sliders each have seven participants. The So Cal Sparrows have six players represented. The Inland Valley Pirates and Signal Hill Oilers will feature five.

  NORTH ALL STARS                  
                     
  PITCHERS                  
    TEAM NAME JERSEY POSITION THROW/BAT SCHOOL      
    VC Pirates Curren Larson 5 RHP R/R Saddleback CC      
    VC Pirates Ethan Durant 4 LHP L/L Glendale CC      
    VC Pirates Deandrey Carter 15 RHP C/C LA Valley CC      
    South Bay Sliders Dennis Stevenson 2 RHP E/E Long Beach CC      
    South Bay Sliders Jake Habelitz 7 LHP L/L Cypress CC      
    So Cal Sparrows Bryant Durflinger 15 RHP R/R Cypress CC      
    So Cal Sparrows Anthony Castillo 34 RHP R/R Vanguard University      
    Signal Hill Oilers Matt Woinarowicz 57 RHP R/R Cal State East Bay      
                     
  IF/CATCHER                  
    VC Pirates Jason Ajamian 27 1B R/L LA Valley CC      
    VC Pirates Frank Garriola 6 IF R/R Hope International      
    VC Pirates Kyle Soberano 9 IF L/R College of the Canyons      
    VC Pirates Bradley Chesterton 26 C R/R Chaffey CC      
    South Bay Sliders Ricky Serrano 1 UTL/P R/R Cal State Dominguez Hills      
    South Bay Sliders Anthony Marquez 3 C R/R Goldenwest CC      
    South Bay Sliders Zakk Morgan 35 1B R/R Undecided      
    So Cal Sparrows Tommy Acuna 9 IF R/R Undecided      
    So Cal Sparrows Robbie Haw 12 IF R/R Irvine Valley CC      
    Signal Hill Oilers David Rivera 6 IF/P R/R Long Beach CC      
    Signal Hill Oilers Tony Monroy 65 IF L/R Hope International      
    Signal Hill Oilers Shoma Yoshida 51 MIF L/R Undecided      
    Signal Hill Oilers Braxton Hutcherson 62 C/1B R/R Cypress CC      
                     
  OUTFIELDERS                  
    So Cal Sparrows Nolan Brown 23 OF R/R Cerritos CC      
    So Cal Sparrows Trevor Lukkes 3 OF R/R Ohio University      
    South Bay Sliders Cody Wissler 20 OF L/R Chico State      
    South Bay Sliders Eddie Zavala 27 OF R/R Chico State      
    VC Pirates Eddie Pietschmann 25 OF/1B R/R Chaffey CC      
                     
  SOUTH ALL STARS                  
                     
  PITCHERS                  
    Solana Beach Redbirds Christian Wood 50 RHP R/R Orange Coast CC      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Brycen Mautz 44 LHP L/L University of San Diego      
    OC Legends Julien Martin 28 RHP R/R Grambling State      
    OC Legends Justin Yang 17 RHP L/R University of Redlands      
    So Cal Shepherds Blake Bolgiano 21 RHP R/R Temple College      
    So Cal Shepherds Philip Wall 22 RHP R/R University Northwestern St Paul      
    Inland Valley Pirates Benji Gonzalez 23 RHP R/R Long Beach CC      
    Inland Valley Pirates Zach Bromstead 34 RHP R/R Mt Sac      
                     
  IF/CATCHER                  
    Solana Beach Redbirds Spencer Gedestad 9 1B R/R UC Davis      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Harrison Rodgers 29 MIF L/R Colorado Mesa University      
    So Cal Shepherds Austin Caulk 14 1B R/R LA Mission College      
    So Cal Shepherds Sebastian Dunn 3 SS R/R UNC Ashville      
    So Cal Shepherds Colton Back 6 UTL R/R Ashbury University      
    So Cal Shepherds Brett Cobb 2 C R/R Cisco CC      
    OC Legends Mark Stanford 33 UTL R/R Long Beach CC      
    OC Legends Aaron Modlin 12 IF R/R Pepperdine      
    OC Legends Nick Lopez 11 C R/R Saddleback CC      
    OC Legends Pierson Loska 24 1B/3B R/R Cal State Dominguez Hills      
    Inland Valley Pirates Jesse Villalobos 13 OF/P L/R Cal State Dominguez Hills      
    Inland Valley Pirates Rafa Flores 6 C/IF R/R Cypress CC      
    Inland Valley Pirates Dominic Campeau 25 C/1B L/R Cal State Long Beach      
  OUTFIELDERS                  
    So Cal Shepherds Chad Ragland 7 P/OF L/L Delta State University      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Gaige Howard 15 OF L/R University of New Orleans      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Kyle Dobson 8 OF R/R Irvine Valley CC      
    Solana Beach Redbirds Joseph Canty 5 OF R/R Saddleback CC      
    OC Legends Conrad Villafuerte 77 OF R/R Colorado Mesa University      

ALL-STAR GAME INFO

North will be in the Third Base Dugout

North (VC Pirates, South Bay Sliders, SoCal Sparrows and Signal Hill Oilers) coaches and players to arrive by 1:00 pm

o From 1:15 to 1:45 pm BP on the field

South (SoCal Shepherds, OC Legends, IV Pirates and Solano Beach Redbirds) coaches and players to arrive by 1:45 pm

o From 1:45 to 2:15 pm BP on the field

 

HR Derby to start at 2:20 pm

OC Legends – Pierson Loska – Cal State Dominguez Hills

SoCal Sparrows – Jacob Nemeth – Azusa Pacific University

Signal Hill Oilers – David Rivera – Long Beach College

Ventura County Pirates – TBD

Inland Valley Pirates – Isaiah Montoya – Citrus College

Solano Beach Redbirds – Cody Moore – Santa Clara University

SoCal Shepherds – Austin Caulk – LA Mission CC

South Bay Sliders – Eddie Zavala – Chico State

Batting order will be determined by picking a number out of a hat. Each batter will get 10 outs if they don’t hit a HR it’s an out. If someone hits a HR they get an extra swing. After everyone has hit if there’s a tie, the players tied will get 5 outs.

Pregame infield and outfield 5 minutes after HR Derby – North to go first

Field prep 5 minutes after pregame In an Out

Introduction of all the players and coaches 4:00 pm

National Anthem

Game starts at 4:15 pm

Home Run Derby Participants Revealed

By Dave Sobieraj 07/17/2019, 7:15pm PDT

The Sunset League has been so exciting this season, and one of the major reasons is the power display from each and every team. Balls have been flying out of the yard at a crazy rate and now we have eight men who are ready to start All-Star Sunday off in style in the Home Run Derby at 2:15 p.m. at Biola University.

Pierson Loska (Cal State Dominguez Hills) has been dominant this season. The Orange County Legend slugger has blasted six home runs.

Austin Caulk, the home run king for the So Cal Shepherds with six, will be a definite contender. He has been crushing the baseball all summer and looks to make his presence felt on the brightest stage.

Eddie Zavala (Chico State) has crushed four bombs this summer and will be another force to be reckoned with in the Home Run Derby. Look for the South Bay Slider to compete for the title.

Jacob Nemeth (Azusa Pacific) leads the So Cal Sparrows with three bombs and will represent the red and black.

Isaiah Montoya (Citrus College) has blasted two long balls this season and will hope to hoist up the trophy for the Inland Valley Pirates.

Cody Moore (Santa Clara) is the Solana Beach Redbird participant.

David Rivera (Long Beach City College) is the Signal Hill Oilers' representative and is hungry to put on a display.

The Home Run Derby will be broadcast live on Facebook at 2:15 p.m. followed by the All-Star Game at 4:15 p.m. at Biola University Sunday afternoon.

Playoff Picture

By Dave Sobieraj 07/16/2019, 12:00am PDT

The season is winding down and a few teams have already clinched playoff spots.

The Ventura County Pirates (16-8) have clinched and are currently leading the North Division by 1.5 games. Their magic number for clinching the division and a first round bye in the playoffs is 3.

Jason Ajamian (8) and Frank Garriola (7) are blasting home runs all over the yard. They are also the top two RBI producers in the SBL. Garriola leads with 37 and Ajamian has 28. Kyle Soberano has been stellar, boasting a .465 BA and Cole Kitchen has been cooking all season long with a .500 BA.

Deandrey Carter has posted a microscopic 1.01 ERA. Carter is also third in the lead in strikeouts (35).

The South Bay Sliders (13-9) have a magic number of just 1 to clinch a playoff spot.

Cody Wissler has hit .343 and has been an offensive leader for the Sliders. Jake Habelitz has been the ace of the staff with a 2.25 ERA and 26 strikeouts.

The So Cal Sparrows (8-15) are in the thick of the playoff hunt. The magic number to clinch is 7.

Robert Haw has led the way, hitting .324. Tommy Acuna leads the team in RBI. Seth Hoetker has been great on the mound posting a 1.47 ERA.

The Signal Hill Oilers (5-16) need a miracle. They are still mathematically in it, but need a lot of help.

David Rivera, Tony Monroy and Braxton Hutcherson have paved the way for the offense. Ryan Murphy has a 1.59 ERA.

In the South, the So Cal Shepherds (15-8) lead the Redbirds by one game and have clinched a playoff spot. The teams still have two games against each other to come. 

Austin Caulk leads the team with six home runs. Sebastian Dunn leads the team with a .316 BA. Philip Wall has been the stabilizing force of the staff tossing 43 innings, a 2.09 ERA and 25 strikeouts.

The Solana Beach Redbirds (14-9) are the third team clinch a playoff spot, but are still in contention to win the South.

Gaige Howard is hitting .392. Brycen Mautz has a 1.39 ERA.

The Orange County Legends (13-11) magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 1.

Conrad Villafuerte has been awesome this season, batting .487. Pierson Loska leads the team with six home runs.

Will Anderson is having another great season with the Legends, posting a 1.61 ERA.

The Inland Valley Pirates (8-17) are fighting for the final playoff spot. They play the Sparrows the final game of the season in what could be a virtual play-in game for the sixth spot in the playoffs.

Isaiah Parra is hitting .385. Benji Gonzales has a 1.62 ERA.

The Sunset League Playoffs start next Tuesday.

SBL Standings

NORTH SBL GB Overall
VC Pirates 17-8 - 28-9
Sliders 17-10 1 24-14
Sparrows 9-18 8 11-24
Oilers 6-19-1 8.5 9-21-1
SOUTH SBL GB Overall
Shepherds 16-9-1 - 16-9-1
Redbirds 15-11 1.5 19-15
Legends 15-11 1.5 22-18
IV Pirates 9-18 8.5 13-22

Team Est. 2011

Team Owner/GM: George Vranau

Email: gvranau.pirates@gmail.com 

Phone: (805) 501-0470

Division Titles:  2017

SBL Final Appearances: 2017, 2018 

Home Field: LA Valley College

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