Orange Coast College’s baseball team pounced on the Cuesta College Cougars as they swept in a doubleheader Friday.
The Pirates won 2-1 in the opening game and 6-0 in the finale thanks to five errors made by the visiting Cougars.
Cuesta was able to match Coast with six hits throughout the opening game.
Strong Pirate pitching from sophomore Miles Sandrum, freshman Kevin Ishimaru, and sophomore Davis Delorefice held the Cougars to one run.
The only run scored came from the bat of Gabe Barthelmass with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning.
The Cougars were able to scrounge up 13 hits on the day, but weren’t able to get that clutch hit to compete with the Pirates.
Coast was able to capitalize on an error by the right fielder, which allowed sophomore utility man Jacob Gentry to advance to third on his double. Later, sophomore outfielder Walker Keller was able to score Gentry with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning to put the Pirates up 1-0.
The Coast offense had a surge of energy in the fifth inning after a single by sophomore infielder Tristan Hanoian.
Hanioan advanced to second after an error of the bat of sophomore outfielder Skylar Limonchi. An RBI single by sophomore infielder Joey Fregosi capped off the Pirates scoring at two.
Coast put up nine hits in the second game of the day. Sophomore Tommy Williams went 2-2 and added 2 RBI to his stat line.
OCC’s six runs came from one RBI single, two sacrifice flies, a throwing error, bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch.
Pirates pitching was lights out as three pitchers combined for a shut-out game.
Freshman southpaw Michael Ryhlick and freshman Brenden Argomaniz each threw four strong innings. Argomaniz picked up the win in relief.
OCC’s next game will be today vs Long Beach City College.
After changes due to the rain, they will finish the three game series on Thursday and Friday. All games will be played at 2 p.m.