Camarillo duo garner top Pacific View League honors

Adolfo Camarillo High School Logo.

A pair of Camarillo seniors earned the top honors on the all-Pacific View League baseball team. Hunter Virant is the Pitcher of the Year and Robert Ortiz is the Player of the Year. The co-Coaches of the Year are Al Tarazon of Oxnard and Ray Urias of Pacifica. The first team includes Justin Chamberlain, Andy […]

Houston Astros draft Hunter Virant

Hunter Virant is catching a ball.

Camarillo High senior pitcher Hunter Virant dropped lower than he anticipated when the Houston Astros selected the left-hander in the 11th round with the 339th pick overall. Virant was 8-3 with 0.94 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 66.2 innings pitched this season for the Scorpions. He was a member of the USA Baseball Under-18 national […]

Win or go home

Boy is throwing a ball.

Camarillo High southpaw Hunter Virant leads the ACHS baseball team into today’s CIF-Southern Section Division 1 first-round playoff showdown at home against Corona. Virant, a senior pitcher, is 8-2 with a 0.94 ERA. Camarillo is cochampion of the Pacific View League along with Oxnard. In another Division 1 matchup this afternoon, Rio Mesa travels to […]

Camarillo’s Virant brings something extra to mound

If left-handers truly are just a tad different, then Hunter Virant is willing to uphold the tradition.”I can be a little goofy,” he says through a grin. “I don’t mind being the one who keeps everybody on the team loose. I think you’ve got to have some fun, too.” Then, with perfect logic: “I’m going […]

Virant Played for Team USA

Hunter Virant, senior, traveled all over the nation this summer to play baseball for team USA. “It was a dream come true to be able to represent our country by playing the sport I love,” said Virant. Virant traveled from Florida to North Carolina, and finally to San Diego. He went to Florida to play […]

Camarillo routs Rio Mesa

Camarillo routs Rio MesaHunter Virant gave up one hit over five innings, striking out seven, and went 3 for 4 with a double, a home run, two stolen bases, three runs scored and three RBI as the Camarillo High baseball team topped rival Rio Mesa, 16-5, Tuesday afternoon. Taylor Hansen went 2 for 3 with […]

Star Athlete of the Week: Hunter Virant

Has delivered a series of big performances for the Scorpions. He followed up his perfect game against Rio Mesa on March 22 with a four-hitter and 3-2 win over Oxnard last Tuesday. Along the way, he ran his string of consecutive batters retired to 33 before allowing a leadoff single in the fifth.

Camarillo pitcher spins a gem

Hunter Virant, headshot.

Hunter Virant and Sandy Koufax have something in common. Virant, a junior southpaw for the Camarillo High baseball team, hurled a perfect game Tuesday at home against Rio Mesa during an 8-0 victory. The Scorpion pitcher, who has verbally committed to UCLA, had eight strikeouts in the masterpiece, helping Camarillo improve to 5-3-1 overall and […]

Camarillo’s Virant commits to UCLA

Camarillo High junior Hunter Virant has made a verbal commitment to play baseball at UCLA. Virant was the Scorpions’ center fielder for much of his sophomore season. He also plays first base and pitches. The talented student-athlete bats right-handed and throws left-handed.