The OC Pirates are one of the premiere collegiate baseball programs in Southern California.
Each and every year, the Inland Valley Baseball Association take the program to the next level.
As they embark on their 10th season in club history, they’ve already had plenty of success on the field and off, moving players to the next level. They've made the SBL playoffs in 2016,2017,2018,2020 and 2021.
Players come from far and wide to play at Cypress College. In fact, some schools represented have included Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach state, University of Illinois at Chicago, UCLA, Ohio University, San Jose State, LMU, and Ole Miss.
Team Est. 2013
Team Owner: Charlie Reynoso
Team GM: Michelle Clouser
Head Coach: Carlos Gonzales
Home Field: Cypress College
For the second consecutive year, the Arroyo Seco Royals eliminated the Orange County Pirates from the Sunset League playoffs.
On Thursday, in a win-or-go-home scenario, the Royals knocked off the top-seeded Pirates, 8-3, at Cypress College.
Eric Navarrete kept ASR’s season alive with eight strong innings.
Navarrete allowed a pair of runs on eight hits.
The soon-to-be MidAmerica Nazarene University junior issued two walks and fanned nine OCP batters.
Blake Borgogno singled and doubled.
Travis Hobbensiefken had an RBI single.
Nick Mascaro singled and scored.
Rocco Caballero walked and scored.
The Pirates did not post their pitching stats.
Offensively for the Royals, La Salle High grad, Evan Nahra, homered and drove in three.
Jordan Zuniga, singled, doubled, scored and had one RBI.
Jesus Maldonado walked and had an RBI.
Brennan Beckley singled, scored and drove in a run.
Jonah Paez walked, singled and scored.
Diego Frey and Andres Garcia singled and scored one run each.
Alex Marquez had an RBI single.
Up next: The Royals will meet up with the Field Rats (15-9) today in the best-of-three championship series.
The first pitch is set for 1.
The Field Rats earned their spot in the final round by defeating the OC Pirates, 17-8, in the first of two playoff games on Thursday.
Win: Eric Navarrete
HR: Evan Nahra (ASR)
2B: Jordan Zuniga (ASR); Blake Borgogno (OCP)
Records: ASR (13-11); OCP (16-7-1)
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 walk and struck out six Royals’ batters.
Blake Beckley singled twice and scored two runs.
Alex Marquez singled, scored and had an RBI.
Andres Garcia walked, singled twice, scored and drove in a run.
Jesus Maldonado had an RBI single.
Josh Hernandez, Jordan Zuniga, Brennan Beckley, Evan Nahra and Jackson Slipock singled once each for the Royals.
Diego Frey walked and had an RBI.
Ethan Warren got the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits.
Warren went 3 2/3 innings, walked three and fanned five OCP batters.
Isaac Ramirez doubled twice, scored and drove in a game-high four runs.
Trevor Lukkes walked, doubled and scored two runs.
Alonso Reyes singled twice, doubled, scored three times and had two RBIs.
Casey Murray Jr. walked twice, singled, scored a pair of runs and drove in two.
David Baruch III walked, had two singles, scored and had one RBI.
Michael Mira singled and scored.
Win: Seth Bougher
Loss: Ethan Warren
2B: Issac Ramirez (OCP) 2, Trevor Lukkes (OCP), Alonso Reyes (OCP)
Sunset League Playoff Schedule:
Quakes Baseball Academy vs OC Legends at 12:30
Arroyo Seco Royals vs Ventura County Bucs at 4:30
Winner of 1 vs Field Rats at 12:30
Winner of game 2 vs OC Pirates at 4:30
Loser of game 3 vs loser of game 4 at 9:30 am
Winner of game 3 vs winner of game 4 at 1pm
Loser of game 6 vs winner of game 5.
** The winner of game 6 and 7 will meet up this weekend in a best-of-three game series for the Sunset League championship.
Sunset League’s Playoff Seeds:
1- OC Pirates
2- Field Rats
4- Arroyo Seco Royals
5- VC Bucs
6- OC Legends