Brahmas lose to Pirates due to errors

The Ventura College Pirate baseball team (17-13) takes advantage of the Brahmas’ errors to defeat Pierce at home on April, 14.

The Brahmas have not had a winning streak since their first two games of the season. After defeating Allan Hancock in their last game, baseball loses 15-4.

Ventura took control in the fourth and fifth inning, scoring on five runs to lead 6-1.

“We took advantage of some mistakes and that was huge for us,” Pirate’s coach Don Adams said. “To get a little bit of a lead.”

Pirates pitcher, Nate Green (4-2), played all nine innings and was the primary reason Ventura College won the game according to Adams.

The Brahmas have not played well this season and are now 8-24 on the season. Injuries have made it difficult for the Brahmas to find any type of rhythm.

“We made a few mistakes defensively, kind of opened the floodgates,” Picketts said. “You know we haven’t been playing well. We’re kind of thin as far as bodies are concerned.”

Brahma pitcher, Dominick Costello (2-5), played six innings and allowed six runs.

“Everything was going good and then a few bumps just got in the way, little here and there, like the little things. Just made things go downhill.” Costello said.

It was in the seventh inning that saw the Brahmas give up six runs as the Pirates led 12-2. The Brahmas looked tired as the errors continued to mount. Some players stumbled as they were attempting to ground the ball and lost control, failing to pass to base on time.

Pierce also lost their second straight match to Ventura on Saturday, losing on the road 4-3.

The next game, the Brahmas will travel to Santa Barbara to take on the Vaqueros (14-16).