Baseball

Owls baseball comes to an end on a promising note

By Dillon Cooper | Managing Editor Owls’ freshmen stepped up this season in the baseball team’s push for a playoff berth, but they ended the season coming up short. For the first time since 2010, the Citrus College baseball team finished above .500.  The Owls completed the season with a 20-16, 13-8 record. Although the Owls…

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Dancing with the knuckleball

Steve Mendoza, 19, has started nine games for the Owls so far this season, with one appearance from the bullpen. Mendoza has a record of 1-3 with a 3.43 ERA. (Dillon Cooper/Clarion) By Dillon Cooper | Managing Editor We all had that teammate. The kid no one wants at the plate with runners in scoring position. …

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Owls hoping to find success on the diamond

Nathan Virgen, #23, slides into home against Antelope Valley College on March 11. The Owls would lose 6-5. By Dillon Cooper | Managing Editor The baseball diamond is a place to escape life’s problems, a place where one goes to be one with the bat and the ball.  The sound of the ball hitting the back…

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Middle inning surge too much for Owls to overcome

Citrus College freshman pitcher Sean Patton cocks back to throw during the second inning of the Owls 6-4 loss to Glendale College on March 15. Patton finished with four strikeouts, surrendering three runs and seven hits over five innings of work. (Dillon Cooper / Citrus College Clarion) By Joe Moreno | Staff Writer For the second…

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Coop’s Corner

Sports. Some see it as an annoyance. Some see it as an addiction. Some even see it as an excuse to drink (cheers to that.) But I, along with many other sports fans, see it differently.  It’s where the impossible happens.  It’s where you get to enjoy a Sunday with your best friends and yell…

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Coop’s Corner

It’s about time I get out of the hole I buried myself in when the Los Angeles Dodgers were effortlessly disposed of in the NLCS by the St. Louis Cardinals. Time to focus on the next 162 games the boys in the blue will play next year; which will hopefully include relief man and beardbro…

Disappointing baseball season comes to an end

It’s been another tough baseball season for the Fighting Owls. The 2013 campaign finished with a 14-21 overall record and 8-16 record in conference play.   This is Citrus’ second straight losing season following last year’s 16-20 record.   With a 14-21 record you would think that the Owls never had a chance in the…

Owls finish season on sour note

It’s been a tough season all year for the Fighting Owls and Friday’s game against the #5 ranked Glendale Vaqueros was no different.   Citrus starting pitcher Oscar Gomez got into a jam at the top of the first inning giving up singles to the first three batters. With two runners on base, Glendale’s Oscar…