BEAVERS CAN'T OVERCOME ROUGH START, DROP SEASON OPENER
January 29, 2015
American River College opened the 2015 season with some great weather but some rough sailing on the mound at Beaver Field on Thursday. Beaver starter Matt Gunter (Bella Vista) was roughed up for 8 hits in 3+ innings while allowing a career high 6 walks. The Beavers bullpen was effective as RHP Tommy Balmain (Oakmont) came on in relief to throw 4 scoreless innings. RHP Kyle Beardsley (Franklin) allowed a run in the 8th inning but struck out the side and lefty Kyle Grant (Burbank) worked a scoreless 9th inning. At the plate the Beavers had their opportunities, as they had at least one runner on base in every inning. After being down 6-1 after two innings and 8-2 after 4, they managed to get within striking distance, closing the gap to 8-5 in the 5th after a Matt Elliott (Oakmont) double to right and an RBI groundout by sophomore CF Brandon Raposa (Woodcreek). The Beavers were unable to score again after having runners on base in each of the last 4 innings. Seven of the nine starters in the lineup had hits, with freshman DH Kirby Broadbent (Oakmont) having a pair of hits, including a double off of the right field fence. Sophomore 3B Austin Call (Oakmont) also added an RBI double in the 1st inning.
The Beavers travel to West Valley on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. start.
ALUMNI BATTING PRACTICE / INTRASQUAD GAME AGAIN A SUCCESS
January 24, 2015
The 12th annual American River College baseball Alumni BP and Blue vs. White Intrasquad game went off without a hitch on Saturday, except for a little early morning fog and cold. The Alumni in attendance had a great time and Coach Jumelet was very appreciative of those who were able to make it out to the event. The 5 inning intrasquad game ended in a 3-2 win for the visiting team. It was the Beavers first time wearing navy blue, and the reaction to the new Underarmour jerseys was very positive.
The game was well played despite the early morning fog which burned off literally as soon as the game ended and in time for the BBQ, which was again catered by O’Connor’s Santa Maria Grill of Orangevale.
The Beavers kick off the 2015 season with high hopes on Thursday at Beaver Field against the West Valley College Vikings at 2:00 p.m.
Alumni in attendance for the event included
George Ban- 08
Jimmy Crider- 04
Andy Dahl- 03
Tim Fitzgerald- 08
Ian Gray- 08
Doug Jumelet- 93
Mark Leacox- 08
Andrew LeDuc- 08
Kevin Mattox- 04
Greg Meyer- 10
Steve Rinaudo- 07
Preston Vancil- 07
Ryan Vaughn- 02
Jon Vierra- 13
ALUMNI BATTING PRACTICE SET FOR SATURDAY
January 23, 2015
The weather forecast is favorable for this Saturday’s 12th Annual American River College Alumni Batting Practice/Blue vs. White Intrasquad game and BBQ. The Alumni will take batting practice from 10:00-11:00 AM. The 2015 Beavers will play a 5-6 inning intrasquad game in uniform starting at noon, which will be followed by a Tri-Tip BBQ catered by O’Connor’s Santa Maria Grill of Orangevale.
The Beavers kick off the 2015 season next Thursday, the 29th at home versus West valley College at 2:00 p.m.
January 20, 2015
The American River College baseball team held their annual Ironman Challenge on Monday after practice, with the team of James Boitano, Austin Call, Andrew Fuentes, and Justin Jordan winning the four event competition. Scores are accumulated for the whole team with the lowest point total winning. The four events were the Tire Pull up the hill in the football stadium, the Relay Race carrying a 50 pound bag, the Medicine Ball Toss, and the Obstacle Course.
The winning team won the Relay race, finished third in the Tire Pull with a cumulative time of 30.43 seconds and won the Obstacle Course with a cumulative time of 97.91 seconds. They won the Medicine Ball Toss with a cumulative total of 124 feet 6 inches.
Individual winners were Jimmy Lunardelli in the Tire Pull with a time of 6.63 seconds. Austin Call won the Med Ball Toss for the second year in a row with a throw of 35’11”. Tyler McCombs won the obstacle course with a time of 21.35 seconds
Tire Pull Team 1- 29.37 seconds Team 4- 30.09 Team 3- 30.43 Team 2- 33.09
Med Ball Toss- Team 3- 124’6” Team 1- 111’0” Team 2- 99’8” Team 4- 97’8”
Relay Race- Team 3 Team 4 Team 1 Team 2
Obstacle Course-Team 3- 97.91 seconds Team 2- 101.95 Team 1- 103.81 Team 4- 111.80
Team 1: Cameron Bennett, Tyler McCombs, Kirby Broadbent, Dalton deVries, Brandon Raposa
Team 2: Colton Freeman, Jimmy Lunardelli, Zach Padilla, Christian Savage
Team 3: James Boitano, Austin Call, Andrew Fuentes, Justin Jordan
Team 4: Matt Elliott, Alex Gaskin, Steve Mercado, Mikey Ramirez
The Beavers begin their season next Thursday, January 29th at home against West Valley College at 2:00 p.m.
ARC 12th annual alumni batting practice
January 12, 2015
The 12th annual American River College Alumni batting practice will be held on Saturday, January 24th. The alumni can come back and take batting practice at Beaver Field from 10 AM until 11 AM. Batting practice will be followed by the Blue vs. White game starting at noon, which is an intrasquad game with the team in full uniform. This will be the first year that the uniforms will not be royal blue, as the Beavers transition into brand new Under Armour navy blue uniforms. The intrasquad game will be followed by a BBQ for the players and their families and friends, as well as for all alumni and their families in attendance. Once again, the event will be catered by O’Connor’s Santa Maria BBQ of Orangevale.
This event marks the beginning of the 2015 season for the Beavers, who open up at home against West Valley College on Thursday, January 29th at 2:00 p.m.