ARC Beavers sports report
March 31, 2015
Upcoming home games - schedule subject to change due to weather
Baseball Tue Mar 31 Modesto 2:30 PM
M & W Tennis Thu Apr 02, Fri Apr 03, and Sat Apr 04 Big 8 Conference Tournament 8:00 AM
Softball Fri Apr 03 Sierra College 12:00pm, 2:00pm
M & W Swim Fri Apr 03 Sierra 11:00 AM
Baseball Sat Apr 04 Modesto JC 1:00 PM
Baseball Tue Apr 07 Santa Rosa JC 2:30 PM
Baseball Sat Apr 11 Santa Rosa JC 1:00 PM
Master Sport Schedule
It’s a big week for men’s and women’s tennis, as ARC hosts the Big 8 North Conference tournament Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4. Here are summaries of recent men’s tennis action:
· The Beavers traveled to Santa Rosa March 17 and clinched the Big 8 North conference title with a strong 6-3 performance. The match began with all three doubles matches being closely contested. The Beavers were able to pull out victories at #2 (TJ Aukland/John Foote) and at #3 (Dylan King/Ryan Wilson) by the score of 8-5. At #1 doubles Seppi Capaul and Jimmy Giovannini fell just short, losing 9-7 after being up a break for most of the set. Heading into the singles up 2-1, the Beavers still had much work to do to secure the team victory. Seppi Capaul came back from a break down in each set to beat Santa Rosa #1 Jonathon Pike 7-5, 6-4. In another gutsy performance, John Foote battled back from a set and a break down to win the second set in a tiebreaker, and finally prevailed 6-4 in the third set against a tough opponent at the #4 spot. At #5 and #6 the Beavers were too strong as Dylan King and Ryan Wilson won routine straight-set matches, 6-4, 6-1 and 6-4, 6-2 respectively. This is the 4th straight Big 8 North conference title for the Beavers!
· In their final non-conference match before playoffs, the Beavers defeated the Gladiators from Chabot College by a convincing 8-1 score March 19. The Beavers swept the doubles, highlighted by an 8-2 win at #2 by TJ Aukland and John Foote. In the singles Nic Atkinson and Nick Cardoza stepped in and performed solidly at #5 and #6, each earning 6-2, 6-4 victories. Other highlights included Seppi Capaul cruising to a 6-2, 6-1 win at #1 and Dylan King grinding his way to dominating 6-0, 6-1 victory at #3.
· The Beavers were able to put all 12 players in the lineup in their final regular season conference match of the season March 20 against FLC. At #3 doubles AJ De Castro and Nick Shirk stepped into the lineup and played solidly, winning their match 8-4. In the singles, Elias Burbick beat Forrest Bacchi at #5 singles, holding off a late charge by Bacchi at the end of the second set 6-2, 6-4. Alex Bgatov competed in his 5th singles match in dual team play this season and remained undefeated, winning 6-2, 6-3. The Beavers finished the regular season with a 13-1 overall record and their 4th straight conference title. After the Big 8 North Conference Tournament the Beavers will begin dual team postseason play as the #2 seed in the Northern California team playoffs.
ARC baseball is going through a tough spell, currently on a 7-game losing streak. The Beavers hope to break out today against Modesto.
Softball broke out of their slump by sweeping a doubleheader against Modesto March 28. They are at home Friday against defending state champion Sierra.
Mar. 24 Cosumnes River L, 10-4
Mar. 26 Cosumnes River L, 10-3
Mar. 28 Cosumnes River L, 3-2
Mar. 24 Diablo Valley L, 7-3
Mar. 28 Modesto W, 11-1 and W, 20-9
Mar. 19 Chabot W, 8-1
Mar. 20 Folsom Lake W, 9-0
Mar. 19 Chabot W, 5-4
Mar. 20 Folsom Lake W, 5-4
Men’s tennis 13-1
Women's tennis 9-5
Coming this spring: men’s golf, swim & dive
March 13-14, 2015
Season PR’s were few and far between on the slow surface at UC Davis. Isaiah Roybal PR’ed in the 200m in 22.60. Also bettering their best mark were Charlie Flournoy and Gibran Zaman in 22.82 and 22.90. In the 400m, Richard Finical, Devan Sawyerr and Jonathan Lopez all improved their 400m times by running 49.06, 49.60 and 50.28. In the 1500m, newcomer Alan Quintero, despite getting a gash in his heel from a spike on the first lap, ran a lifetime best of 4:07.82. Casey Aguirre ran a PR in the 5000m in 16:14.84. Nelson Quinley PR’ed in the shot put at 13.49m. There were several good marks from the weekend, but with the hot and humid conditions they were few and far between.
Complete results can be found at http://www.directathletics.com/results/track/38532_m.html
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Lady Beavers perform well at the ARC Invitational
March 27-28, 2015
Jocelyn Stillwell led her squad to some great performances at the ARC Track and Field Invitational held at American River on March 27-28. The sophomore ran her first 3k Steeple, hitting the State Qualification mark, in route to winning the event in 12:00.92. Stillwell’s mark is currently the third best mark in the state and places her in the ninth best mark in her school’s history. She later came back for the “brutal double” and ended up sixth in the 400 hurdles in 1:10.34.
Teammate, Mayra Villa, finished second while running her first 3K Steeple. Villa hit the Nor. Cal. Standard in the event at 12:47.10.
Also hitting record status was freshman combined events athlete, MacKenzie Theiler. It was Theiler’s first heptathlon who finished a close second with her 4429 points. Her performance qualified her for the State mark and is also the third best mark in the state, as well as fourth best in her school’s history.
Sophomore Olivia Brown won the 100m with another State Qualification mark of 12.09. This impressive mark places her fifth best in the state, and seventh in her school’s history. She also hit a new personal best mark in the 200 with her 25.41. As if that weren’t enough, she was also on the second place 4X100 in 47.22 along with teammates Abigail Finlayson, Tatiana Bell and Imani Thomas.
The ladies 4X400 was an exciting finish by .05 behind Chico State. Ane’ Archuleta, Keirnan Hawthrone, Kandace Compton and Morgan Simpson were second with their 3:56.44, which is currently the fourth best time in the state.
Next up for the lady beavers will be the double meets at both San Francisco Distance Carnival and the Stanford Invitational on April 3-4.
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BEAVERS DROP GAME 3 TO HAWKS 3-2
March 28, 2015
American River College could not avoid the sweep on Saturday, as they lost 3-2 to the #4 ranked Cosumnes River College Hawks. CRC got on the board early with a two-run, two-out single off of starter Tommy Balmain (Oakmont). The Hawks scored in the first inning of all three games last week. The Beavers closed the gap with a run in the 2nd inning on a Brandon Raposa (Woodcreek) fly ball to center, which scored 3B Austin Call (Oakmont). The Beavers tied it up in the 7th on a Cameron Bennett (Rio Linda) line drive single to center which scored Raposa on a close play at the plate. Balmain pitched out of a jam in the 5th inning when CRC had runners at 2nd and 3rd with one out, but Balmain struck out the 3 and 4 hitters in the order to end the threat. He couldn’t escape the jam that he put himself into in the 7th inning however. He hit the first two batters of the inning, then got the Hawks leadoff batter to pop up a sac bunt attempt then struck out CRC SS Andre Gregory. CRC CF Alex Fitchett then doubled on the first pitch he saw down the left field line to score the go-ahead run which would be enough for the win.
The Beavers will spend Spring Break facing Modesto JC beginning on Tuesday at 2:30 at Beaver Field. The Beavers will travel to Modesto on Thursday, then the Pirates will return to Beaver Field on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Beavers earn 4th straight conference title
March 20, 2015
ARC-9 Folsom Lake-0
Overall: 13-1 Conference: 8-0
The Beavers were able to put all 12 players in the lineup in their final regular season conference match of the season. At #3 doubles AJ De Castro and Nick Shirk stepped in to the lineup and played solidly, winning their match 8-4. In the singles, Elias Burbick beat Forrest Bacchi at #5 singles, holding off a late charge by Bacchi at the end of the second set 6-2, 6-4. Alex Bgatov competed in his 5th singles match in dual team play this season and remained undefeated, beating Moyo Gbadamosi 6-2, 6-3. The Beavers finished the regular season with a 13-1 overall record and their 4th straight conference title. They will next compete in the individual Big 8 North Conference Tournament, hosted by ARC on April 2nd-4th. After the Big 8 North Conference Tournament the Beavers will begin dual team postseason play as the #2 seed in the Northern California team playoffs.
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