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PIRATE BASEBALL NAMED TOP TEAM IN THE NATION!
Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Orange Coast College baseball team has been recognized as the No. 1 team in the country, according to the rankings specialists at www.perfectgame.org.

"It’s official –Orange Coast is No. 1 – congratulations to all," Vice President/National Coordinator of Perfect Game, Allan Simpson, said in an email.

The official press release from Perfect Game will be put online on Tuesday.

“It’s the perfect icing on the cake,” OCC head coach John Altobelli said. “We told the players that this might be a possibility and they were all totally excited. We will be sure to add this national title to our ever-expanding championship ring. I hope there’s enough room for everything.”

Heading into the final week of the rankings, the Pirates were ranked No. 2, behind Chattahoochie Valley College, but an early exit to the Alabama-based Pirates in the NJCAA World Series dropped them out of the top spot.

Orange Coast (36-9) went a perfect 9-0 in the postseason and ended 2014 with a 15-game win streak en route to the school's fifth state baseball championship (1956, 1960, 1980, 2009).

In all, seven teams from the National top-50 reside in California, including state runner-up San Joaquin Delta (No. 5), Oxnard (No. 9), Chabot (No. 16), College of the Sequoias (No. 24), Santa Rosa (No. 37), and Orange Empire Conference rival Santa Ana (No. 44). This year, the Pirates went 5-1 against nationally-ranked teams (2-0 vs. Delta; 1-0 vs. Sequoias; 2-1 vs. Santa Ana).

JUNIOR COLLEGE 2014
TOP 50 TEAMS

Compiled by Allan Simpson / Perfect Game


FINAL Last Wk. TEAM STATE Record
1 2 Orange Coast (4) CA 36-9
2 5 Iowa Western (1) IA 56-11
3 6 Miami-Dade FL 38-17
4 1 Chattahoochee Valley AL 48-11
5 9 San Joaquin Delta CA 35-11
6 10 Chipola FL 36-12
7 15 Mesa (2) AZ 52-13
8 4 Columbia State TN 46-13
9 3 Oxnard CA 33-13
10 12 Spartanburg Methodist SC 48-18
11 11 Grayson TX 42-14
12 7 Johnson County KS 50-14
13 13 Georgia Perimeter GA 44-14
14 14 Polk State FL 39-14
15 8 Delgado LA 43-13
16 16 Chabot CA 32-10
17 17 Alvin TX 42-16
18 18 Gulf Coast State FL 40-14
19 19 Crowder MO 45-17
20 20 Wabash Valley IL 48-13
21 21 St. Johns River FL 37-14
22 38 Edmonds (5) WA 39-8
23 22 Western Nevada NV 40-18
24 23 Sequoias CA 34-13
25 24 Mercer County NJ 40-8
26 25 Central Arizona AZ 42-16
27 26 Walters State TN 43-18
28 27 Galveston TX 40-19
29 28 Darton State GA 44-19
30 29 Northeastern Oklahoma A&M OK 39-17
31 30 Connors State OK 46-13
32 31 USC Sumter SC 41-15
33 32 Salt Lake UT 34-18
34 NR Hinds MS 40-21
35 33 Hutchinson KS 43-17
36 34 Central Florida FL 35-19
37 35 Santa Rosa CA 29-14
38 36 South Mountain AZ 40-25
39 37 Midland TX 42-25
40 39 Blinn TX 36-28
41 40 Cochise AZ 41-31
42 41 Jones County MS 46-10
43 42 LSU-Eunice LA 42-13
44 43 Santa Ana CA 28-13
45 44 Indian Hills IA 38-17
46 45 Middle Georgia GA 38-15
47 46 Cowley County KS 38-17
48 47 Seminole State OK 41-18
49 NR Tyler (3) TX 42-17
50 50 Madison College WI 45-17


1-Won NJCAA Division I World Series
2-Won NJCAA Division II World Series
3-Won NJCAA Division III World Series
4-Won CCCAA State Baseball Championship
5-Won Northwest Championship