2017 Baseball News

  • Stevens strong on mound as IVC wraps up season with win
    April 29, 2017
    Irvine Valley's baseball team takes its season finale, 5-3, over Orange Coast in an Orange Empire Conference game at home on Friday. Sophomore hurler John Stevens goes all nine innings for the victory for the Lasers.
  • Baseball team edged by Orange Coast in conference battle
    April 25, 2017
    Irvine Valley falls, 2-1, to the second-ranked team in the state, Orange Coast, in an Orange Empire Conference game at home on Tuesday afternoon. Austin Reynolds throws eight strong innings for the Lasers in defeat.
  • Baseball player Tyler Odekirk signs with University of San Diego
    April 21, 2017
    Odekirk, a sophomore shortstop, is batting .360 with 50 hits, 30 runs scored, seven doubles, three triples, 22 RBI and 11 stolen bases this season. In 33 games played so far, the former Mission Viejo High standout has 16-multi-hit games.
  • Baseball team falls behind early, can't catch Santa Ana
    April 20, 2017
    Irvine Valley gives up two unearned runs in the top of the third and goes on to lose 3-1 to Santa Ana in an Orange Empire Conference game at home on Thursday. Rafael Salas pitches well in relief for the Lasers in defeat.
  • Baseball team can't solve Seahawk pitching in defeat
    April 11, 2017
    Irvine Valley loses the first of a two-game set with LA Harbor, 7-1, at home on Tuesday afternoon. The Lasers finish with just five hits in the nonconference loss. IVC will try to get back on track at LA Harbor on Wednesday.
  • Baseball team shut out in series finale at Cypress
    April 07, 2017
    Irvine Valley manages just six hits against Cypress pitchers Henry Martinez and Jake Mahood in a 3-0 loss in an Orange Empire Conference game on the road. The Chargers swept the three-game series. IVC plays LA Harbor next Tuesday.
  • Baseball team lets OEC game against Cypress get away
    April 06, 2017
    Irvine Valley gives up three runs in the top of the sixth inning and loses, 7-2, to Cypress in an Orange Empire Conference game on Thursday at home. The two teams finish the three-game series on Friday at 2 p.m. at Cypress.
  • Baseball team loses tough one at Cypress on Tuesday
    April 04, 2017
    Irvine Valley, ranked No. 14 in Southern California, loses its third one-run game in the last five Orange Empire Conference games, falling, 1-0, at No. 5 Cypress on Tuesday. Austin Reynolds throws eight shutout innings for IVC.
  • Baseball team outlasts Saddleback in 12 innings to take series
    April 02, 2017
    The Lasers take two of three Orange Empire Conference games over rival Saddleback, including winning, 4-3, in 12 innings in the road on Saturday. Ryan Rafferty is heads up on the bases to score the winning run in the 12th for IVC.
  • Baseball team knots series against Saddleback with solid win
    March 30, 2017
    Irvine Valley scores eight unanswered runs and beats Saddleback, 8-2, in an Orange Empire Conference game on Thursday at home. Tyler Venturelli throws eight strong innings and Ryan Rafferty comes through with three hits.
  • Baseball team's comeback attempt falls short against Riverside
    March 24, 2017
    Irvine Valley scores three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the score and send the game into extras, but the Lasers lose to Riverside, 7-6, in 13 innings in an Orange Empire Conference game on Friday at IVC.
  • Baseball team sees series tied after 5-2 loss at Riverside
    March 23, 2017
    Sophomore pitcher Tyler Venturelli goes the distance and Irvine Valley takes a 2-0 lead early, but Riverside scores five unanswered runs to take the victory. The two teams conclude the three-game set on Friday at IVC at 2 p.m.
  • Baseball team fights off Riverside, 5-4, in series opener
    March 21, 2017
    Irvine Valley holds on for a tough, one-run win over Riverside in the Orange Empire Conference series opener between the two schools on Tuesday at IVC. Tyler Odekirk has two hits and drives in three runs for the 12th-ranked Lasers.
  • Baseball team drops series finale to Golden West at home
    March 18, 2017
    Irvine Valley held the lead for the second straight game going into the seventh inning, but ends up falling, 7-4, to Golden West in an Orange Empire Conference game on Saturday at IVC. The Lasers, 14-9 overall, play Riverside Tuesday.
  • Baseball team lets late lead slip away at Golden West
    March 16, 2017
    Irvine Valley loses its second straight game to Golden West, 9-3, on Thursday on the road. IVC led, 3-2, in the seventh inning, but errors down the stretch cost the Lasers. IVC hosts Golden West on Saturday at noon in the series finale.
  • Baseball team has its chances, but falls to Golden West at home
    March 14, 2017
    Irvine Valley out-hits the Rustlers, but is edged, 2-1, in an Orange Empire Conference game on Tuesday at IVC. Austin Reynolds pitches well enough, but takes his first loss of the season. The Lasers are at Golden West Thursday.
  • Stevens deals and baseball team takes series over Fullerton
    March 11, 2017
    Irvine Valley beats Fullerton, 6-2, behind 8.1 strong innings from sophomore right-hander John Stevens. IVC, No. 12 in So. Cal., Valley wins two of three games against Fullerton and improves its record to 14-6 on the year.
  • Baseball team takes on Fullerton in deciding game Saturday
    March 10, 2017
    Irvine Valley falls to Fullerton, 12-4, on the road in an Orange Empire Conference game Thursday to even the three-game series between the two schools at a game a piece. The deciding game will be on Saturday at noon at IVC.
  • Baseball team ranked No. 12 in So. Cal. again in latest poll
    March 08, 2017
    Irvine Valley, which has a record of 13-5 overall and started Orange Empire Conference play with a 4-1 victory over Fullerton on Tuesday at home, is ranked No. 12 in the latest CCCBCA poll. The Lasers were 12th in the last poll.
  • Reynolds, Stevens provide winning 1-2 punch for baseball team
    March 07, 2017
    Austin Reynolds pitches seven solid innings and John Stevens closed the door with two scoreless frames to help lead 12th ranked Irvine Valley to a 4-1 win over No. 8 Fullerton in the Orange Empire Conference opening game Tuesday.
  • Baseball team improves record to 12-5 with comeback victory
    March 01, 2017
    Irvine Valley scores its 11th win in its last 13 games with a 3-2 triumph at Mt. San Antonio on Tuesday night. The Lasers, ranked 12th in So. Cal., now get ready for the start of Orange Empire Conference play next Tuesday at Fullerton.
  • Baseball team battles for tough win over Allan Hancock
    February 24, 2017
    Irvine Valley gets clutch performances from pitchers Tyler Venturelli and John Stevens and designated hitter Alec Ceniceros in a 3-2 victory over Allan Hancock on Friday at home. Venturelli improves to 4-0 with the win.
  • Baseball team ranked 12th in So. Cal. in first coaches poll
    February 23, 2017
    The Lasers, winners of four straight and nine of their last 10 games, are ranked 12th in the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association South Top 20 Poll. With its win Wednesday, IVC has a record of 10-4 overall.
  • Baseball team gives up late lead and falls at Grossmont
    February 23, 2017
    Irvine Valley loses to Grossmont, 10-7, on the road on Thursday. IVC led, 6-4, heading into the bottom of the seventh, but the Griffins scored three runs in both the eighth and ninth innings to win. Tyler Odekirk had four hits for IVC.
  • Baseball team rallies, wins on Wagner's double in the ninth
    February 22, 2017
    Irvine Valley struggles defensively early, but keeps fighting and pulls out a 5-4 win over College of the Desert Wednesday at home. IVC scores four runs in the final two innings, highlighted by Tyler Wagner's game-winning hit.
  • Baseball team wins third in a row, eighth in its last nine games
    February 20, 2017
    Irvine Valley gets another impressive performance on the mound from John Stevens, three more hits from Tyler Odekirk and a big-three run double from Ryan Gaynor in a 7-4 win over San Diego Mesa on Monday afternoon.
  • Baseball team caps busy week with 7-2 win at San Diego Mesa
    February 16, 2017
    Irvine Valley wins three of four games on the week and improves its record to 8-4 overall with Thursday's road victory. Tyler Venturelli pitches eight strong innings and Tyler Odekirk, Alec Ceniceros and Zack Stack each have two hits.
  • Baseball team scores two late and nips West LA on the road
    February 15, 2017
    Trailing, 7-6, going into the eighth inning, Irvine Valley gets a solo home run from Alec Ceniceros to tie the game and then manufactures a run in the top of the ninth behind the efforts of Ryan Rafferty to win, 8-7, at West LA on Thursday.
  • Baseball team comes up short at home against Grossmont
    February 14, 2017
    In a back and forth game, Grossmont scores the winning run in the top of the 11th inning to beat the Lasers, 7-6, at Irvine Valley on Tuesday. Tyler Odekirk finishes with three more hits for Irvine Valley. IVC is at West LA Wednesday.
  • Baseball team gets it done against Mt. San Antonio
    February 13, 2017
    Irvine Valley wins its fifth straight game, beating Mt. SAC, 7-3, on Monday at home. John Stevens pitches seven strong innings, Ryan Gaynor has three hits and Tyler Odekirk drives in four runs. The Lasers host Grossmont Tuesday.
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