The Dons defeated Orange Empire Conference rivals Orange Coast College 4-3 Saturday giving Head Coach Don Sneddon his 1,000th career win.
Sneddon is the first coach in California Community College baseball history to reach 1,000 wins. While this is a huge milestone in his career, Sneddon puts the team’s success above all else.
“The 1,000th win is a nice thing, but it’s more than just that,” said Sneddon. “Beating Orange Coast on their field in a league game is tough to do, and we were able to do that. Putting the 1,000th win on top of that makes it a nice day.”
The thing he is most proud of is the consistency of his program over the years. “We have to rebuild every single year,” said Sneddon. “At a community college we don’t have four year veterans.”
Sophomore pitcher Ruben Orosco pitched all nine innings holding OCC to 11 hits and three runs while striking out five batters.
The Dons are now ranked No. 1 in the Orange Empire Conference with a record of 5-0, 12-5 overall.