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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: 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.

Recent Ventura County Bucs News

Shepherds Notch 1st Win of 21

By Dave Sobieraj 06/17/2021, 4:30am PDT

WHITTIER -- The So Cal Shepherds (1-3) defeated the Ventura County Buccaneers (3-1) Wednesday afternoon 5-1 at Whittier Christian.

Roy Washburn (Arizona Christian) earned his first victory of the season and was stellar on the bump. He tossed seven innings and only allowed one run.

Jake Lopez led the offense with a 2-for-3 day and one RBI.

Thomas Keller (LA Valley College) had two base hits and scored the lone run of the game for the Bucs.

The Shepherds play their final non-league game on Thursday before opening up their Best of the West slate on Saturday.

The Bucs face the South Bay Sliders in their first league game of the season on Thursday.

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VC Bucs Sweep Doubleheader

By David Sobieraj 06/13/2021, 6:45pm PDT

LOS ANGELES -- The Ventura County Buccaneers (3-0) continued their winning ways by sweeping a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs Scout Team Sunday at LA Valley College.

The Bucs won game 1 by a final of 5-3 and earned a 7-6 victory in game 2.

In Game 1, Brent Swearingen (LA Pierce College) blasted a home run and finished 2-for-3. Andrew Cordero (Chaffey College) and Dane Nakatsuka each added two hits.

In the second of the twin billing, Nick Perez (College of the Canyons), Andrew Barrera (LA Pierce), Joseph Avrahamy (LA Pierce), Cordero and Nakatsuka all had one RBI apiece.

Ventura County travels to face the So Cal Shepherds on Wednesday before opening up SBL play on Thursday against the South Bay Sliders.

VC Bucs Win Opener

By Dave Sobieraj 06/12/2021, 6:15am PDT

Demgen keys the Bucs

LOS ANGELES -- The Ventura County Buccaneers defeated the East Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Friday night in a non-league matchup.

The Dodgers raced out to a 3-0 lead by the fifth inning, but the Buccaneers kept fighting. 

Ventura County plated two in the seventh inning to make it a 3-2 ballgame. Chris Demgen was the centerpiece of the seventh, ripping an RBI triple and scoring on an Andrew Cordero sacrifice fly.

The score remained 3-2 until  the bottom of the ninth when the Buccaneers scored twice and won in walk-off fashion on a passed ball. Kenny Kim, who finished 1-for-3, scored the game-winning run. 

The story of the game was great pitching performances from both teams. Dodger starter Dylan Schumacher (Rio Hondo) was electric, tossing five innings, and striking out nine, while only allowing two hits. Buccaneer closer Drew Atherton struck out the side in the ninth inning and earned the win.

Ventura County next plays in a non-conference doubleheader on Sunday. East Los Angeles takes the field again on Saturday when they host the So Cal Shepherds.

Team Owner/GM: George Vranau

Email: gvranau.pirates@gmail.com

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