BEAVERS STRUGGLE ON “D”, LOSE SERIES TO SIERRA
April 18, 2014
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A number of defensive miscues allowed Sierra College to score 3 unearned runs and defeat the Beavers 9-6 at Beaver Field on Friday. Sierra scored twice in the first on an error by 1B Cole Ebner (El Camino) which could have cut down a run at the plate and gotten the Beavers and starter Jake Campbell out of the first unscathed. Sierra jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the 4th on a bizarre play in which the Sierra baserunner was stealing second but the ball was put in play with a chopper to third. A.R.C. 3B Austin Call (Oakmont) realized that he was not going to be able to get the out at first so he turned to third to get the runner trying to advance but he dropped the ball. When the runner realized that nobody was left covering the plate he broke for home and won the footrace to the plate, scoring from first on a ball that was hit about 75 feet. A double and a single later and Sierra was up 5-0. The Beavers got off the matt though and closed the score to 5-3 in the 6th after back-to-back two out doubles by RF Alex Gaskin (Jesuit) and CF Brandon Raposa (Woodcreek) scored three runs. Sierra came right back in the top of the 7th after Beavers reliever Mike Marlar (Casa Roble) walked the bases loaded then allowed a 2 run single to Wolverine 1B Dalton Blaser. Marlar had retired the first 6 batters in order that he faced before walking 3 of the next 4. The 8th run of the day for Sierra scored when C Wade Brill’s (Woodcreek) throw to third to try and get the stealing baserunner sailed into left field. The Beavers answered the bell again, scoring twice in the bottom of the 7th on a Cole Ebner two run single up the middle. Sierra got their final run in the 8th off of closer Patrick Upchurch (Rancho Bernardo) when Sierra’s catcher Max Magleby tripled in a run with two outs. Once again though A.R.C. closed the lead back to three when Gaskin tripled to open the bottom of the 8th then scored on a passed ball. The Beavers threatened in the bottom of the 9th, bringing the tying run to the plate with 1 out but could not get any more runs in.
The Beavers close out the 2014 season with a three game series against Diablo Valley College next week. A.R.C. travels to Concord on Tuesday and Friday, with the Vikings coming to Beaver Field for the season’s final home game on Thursday at 2:30.
BEAVERS DOWN SIERRA 2-1 ON THE ROAD
April 17, 2014
American River College scored early but not often, and it was enough as a stellar pitching performance by freshman lefty Matt Gunter (Bella Vista) and closer Patrick Upchurch (Rancho Bernardo) held up to give the Beavers a 2-1 win at Sierra on Thursday. DH Tyler Smith (Del Campo) walked in the first then stole second. 1B Cole Ebner (El Camino) then singled in Smith with a line drive off the glove of Sierra 3B Brandon Flynton. Ebner picked up another RBI in the third, driving in 2B Steve Mercado (Antelope) who had stolen 2nd after reaching on a fielders choice. The Wolverines added a run in the bottom of the third but Gunter managed to pitch out of a bases loaded jam with minimal damage. The Beavers had chances to blow the game open but had a pair of runners thrown out at the plate, one in the 4th inning and one in the 8th. The two teams play the rubber match of the series at Beaver Field on Friday at 1:00 p.m.
BEAVERS DROP GAME TO WOLVERINES
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.
Lady Beavers step up at 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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