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  April 15, 2014

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American River College lost 7-2 to Sierra College on Tuesday.  Sierra got 11 hits, 10 singles off of Beaver starter Sam Anderson (Woodcreek) in the first three innings to jump out to a 6-0 lead.  RHP Thomas Peterson (DeLaSalle) came on in relief and threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing just 3 hits and a run in the 9th.  Freshman Mike Marlar (Casa Roble) came on in relief of Peterson in the 9th with the bases loaded and no outs.  After giving up a single on his first pitch to score the run charged to Peterson, Marlar struck out the next batter then got a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning.  The Beavers scored twice in the 6th inning as they loaded the bases with no outs.  1B Cole Ebner (El Camino) scored on a wild pitch, then Jimmy Lunardelli (Oakmont) hit a sacrifice fly to right to score 3B Austin Call (Oakmont) and move RF Alex Gaskin (Jesuit) up to 3rd.  Unfortunately that was all the runs that A.R.C. could score as C Wade Brill (Woodcreek) struck out and SS Michael Hatfield (Del Campo) grounded out to end the threat.

The two teams meet again on Thursday at Sierra College at 2:30 p.m.

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Lady Beavers step up at Mt. SAC meet

Mt. Sac Meet

 April 12, 2014

Shelby Crider had a 20 foot personal record in the Javelin (6 feet away from the meet record and beating second place by 24 feet) with a winning throw of 41.93m/137 feet, 7 inches. This moves her up to 3rd on our Top Ten All-Time List and 3rd  in the state.

In the Pole Vault, Siena Morgan and Ariel Maroon match heights (3.39m/11’ 1.5”) finishing 3rd and 4th overall respectively.

Olesya Khokhlan had a best mark in the triple jump of 10.78m/ 35 feet 4.5 inches.

For the running events, in the 5k Cheyenne Drury ran a 23 second personal best (19:34.19). Drury was joined by Gina Wood, with an 11 second personal best of 19:18.49.

In the 3k Steeplechase Zoe Worobel finished in a time of 13:27.97.

Lady Beaver Kandace Compton ran the 1500m (4:52.68) she was followed by teammates Jocelyn Stillwell (4:54.35, a personal record), and Natalie Berania (5:16.73).

Kyrah Vaughn, yet again, runs a personal best (2:17.94) in the 800m and moves up to 10th in the state. She was followed by Jocelyn Schmidt (2:30.74).

Vaughn also anchored the mile relay (3:59.61) to finish 5th overall and 7th in the state with teammates (Katelynn Rowe, Keirnan Hawthrone, and Ciara Richardson), hitting a personal record. Rowe also had personal records in her 400m (58.75 – 1 second) and 200m (26.41 – 0.6 seconds).

In the 100mh, Mariah Earl ran a season best (15.68) and was followed by her teammates Hailey Cooley (16.51 – pr by 0.02) and Autumn Edgar (17.06 – pr by 0.35 seconds). Edgar also ran the 400mh (66.21), along with Cooley (73.35) and a personal record, Ashley Stubbs (68.30 – pr by 0.5 seconds) and Stillwell (69.12).

Keep an eye out for the ladies’ next meet at San Joaquin Delta College for the Big 8 Conference Trials on Tuesday April 22nd.

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 April 10, 2014

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American River College fell to #7 ranked Santa Rosa Junior College 4-2 in 10 innings on Thursday at Beaver Field.  The Beavers were down 1-0 in the 6th when CF AJ Phillips (Visions) led off with a double down the right field line.  After a wild pitch moved him to third, 2B Steve Mercado (Antelope) singled Phillips in to tie the game.  3B Austin Call (Oakmont) then perfectly executed a hit & run, singling through the right side to move Mercado to third with no outs.  After RF Alex Gaskin (Jesuit) struck out Call appeared to get picked off of first but in the run-down Mercado was able to steal home and put the Beavers up 2-1.  The Beavers had a chance to add to the lead in the 7th but C Wade Brill (Woodcreek) was thrown out at the plate trying to score on an overthrow of home. 

Santa Rosa tied the game in the 8th as they loaded the bases with one out off of starter Matt Gunter (Bella Vista).  Patrick Upchurch (Rancho Bernardo) got an out on the first pitch, a ground out in which Steve Mercado made a diving play up the middle and was able to get the force out at 2nd, but the tying run scored.  The Bear Cubs had runners at 2nd and 3rd in the 9th but Upchurch was able to strike out the final batter of the inning.  Santa Rosa did load the bases again in the 10th after a couple of singles and a fielders’ choice in which they bunted back to the mound and the beavers were content with keeping the go ahead run from scoring.  After Upchurch struck out the next batter, Santa Rosa center fielder Matt Lococo singled through the left side to score two which was the deciding margin in the game. 

The Beavers get back on the bus tomorrow to go to Santa Rosa for a 2:30 game, the final game in the series.

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ARC offers 20 intercollegiate sports for men and women, with over 500 student-athletes. ARC is a member of the Big 8 Conference for all sports except football, which competes in the Northern California Football Association (NCFA).

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The athletics program is an integral component of the Physical Education curriculum; we embrace the educational mission of American River College. The charge of the athletics program is to provide athletically oriented students with opportunities to enhance their collegiate education through their pursuit of excellence by participation in competitive collegiate sport.

We are committed to meeting the challenges of a multi-cultural student-athlete population. Strengthened by diversity, yet based on principles of equitable treatment of all participants, athletics is student-athlete focused. To promote student access and success we provide our student-athletes with comprehensive support services to enhance their athletic and academic processes both while at ARC and in preparation for their continued education and participation beyond our college.

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