FLETCHER, VANCIL SIGN WITH FOUR-YEAR SCHOOLS
Sophomores Jason Fletcher and Wes Vancil, both members of the 2013 American River College Baseball team and 2010 graduates of Rosemont High School have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play at the next level. Fletcher, who was a 2-time All-Big 8 Conference 1st team selection, has signed to play for Cal State East Bay next spring. The Pioneers play in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), one of the most highly regarded Division II conferences in the country. The Pioneers finished the 2013 season 32-18 and were ranked in the top 25 during the regular season.
Wes Vancil is a right-handed pitcher who started the first game of the 2012 season on the mound for the Beavers. He has signed a letter of intent to play for Campbellsville University, an NAIA school in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Campbellsville is also the alma mater of former Beaver pitcher and coach Mike Torres and 2009 ARC baseball alums Luke Gadow and Jameel Ziadeh. The Tigers play in the Mid-South Conference and were 39-20 in 2013.
“I am very happy for both Jason and Wes. They both have worked hard on the field and off, as evidenced by Jason having a 4.0 GPA this spring and Wes a 3.5. They are both going to get a chance to play college baseball at a very high level for programs who expect to win and reach the post-season. They are both good people as well as good players”, said Head Coach Doug Jumelet.
BEAVERS BOAST BEST TEAM GPA EVER
The 2013 American River College baseball team may have come up short on the field this past season, but they were exceptional in the classroom according to Head Coach Doug Jumelet. The 2013 squad posted a team grade point average of 2.84, which topped the previous team high of 2.47 set in 2011.
Thirteen of the 30 players had a GPA of 3.0 or above, and three more had a 2.89 or better. “I am incredibly proud of this group for taking care of business in the classroom the way that they did. We always stress academics and they far exceeded my expectations. My assistant coaches also do a very good job of stressing the importance of academics and doing everything that they can to help. Joe Finn, Preston Vancil, and especially Tim Fitzgerald did a great job of helping these guys reach their academic goals and recruiting good students as well as good players,” said Coach Jumelet.
LYDELL MOSEBY NAMED D-2 ALL-AMERICAN
Former American River College baseball player Lydell Moseby (Granite Bay) was named 2nd team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association after having a stellar senior year at Benedict College in South Carolina. Moseby was named 2nd team All-American as a shortstop, though he played first base for the Beavers in 2010 and 2011. Moseby hit .418 and ranked 2nd in the nation in slugging % (.799) and 3rd in the nation in RBI per game (1.34). He hit 11 home runs and was 8th nationally in runs per game with 1.24.