• Sidney Stern

Pirates Pitching Shines in First Win of 2022 Season


A LHP, front food raised striding towards home plate, extends his hand, grasping the ball, behind him. His arm torques as he begins his throwing motion. He wears a crimson Jersey with the number 33 facing the camera.
LHP Josh Yosfan pitches against the SoCal Shepherds June 8, 2022. Photo By Izzy De Souza

The Ventura County Pirates played their first league Wednesday, with their pitching staff twirling a 2-0 shutout against the East Los Angeles Dodgers at East Los Angeles College. Pirates pitching has now held their opponents scoreless in 15/18 innings pitched while giving up only four earned runs in two games.


Pirates Coach George Vranau had great praise for his pitching staff talking about how well they were able to execute in so many high stress situations.


Vranau was also excited about the offense, saying that “they were showing a lot of really good signs” and that players were “really able to loosen up in today’s victory”.


The first run of the season came with the Pirates aggressive base running. The Pirates stole a total of 5 stolen bases Wednesday, including two when shortstop Angelo Aleman stole home on a double steal in the fourth inning.


Center fielder Dan Laughery took the offense into his own hands Wednesday, going three for four and adding a stolen base. He was able to knock in a runner, getting the Pirates first RBI of the season. When asked about his run scoring single he said he wasn’t trying to do anything different, sticking with his usual approach. All he said he wanted to do was get some contact with the ball.


The Pirates will play the Arroyo Seco Saints at Brookside Park tomorrow, June 9th at 6 pm.




Sidney Stern