The Beavers earned their fifth consecutive NorCal championship match berth. ARC has won the NorCal championship the past two seasons and will look to earn their third straight state championship match opportunity against De Anza College on Saturday, April 21st at AR
Highlights for the Beavers against Bakersfield included Pete Gibson beating #4 Manrico Cabaloza without dropping a game and the #1 doubles team of Sam Hall/Mikey Vizcarra recovering from a slow start to beat Bakersfield #1 team of Manrico Cabaloza/Kaleb Johnson 8-5.
American River College got out to an early lead, gave it away, got it back, gave it away again, then finally got it back in the bottom of the 8th to defeat Diablo Valley College 5-4 at Beaver Field on Thursday.
After missing out on an opportunity to earn a sweep against cross-town rival Sac City College on Saturday the American River College baseball team got back to their winning ways by outlasting Diablo Valley College 6-5 in Pleasant Hill on Tuesday.
For the second time in the past four years American River College has won the season series over Sac City College. The Beavers took two out of three in 2015 and have taken the first two games of the three game series this year.
It was one of the sloppiest games of the year, as American River College made 6 errors, 4 in the first 3 innings, yet still managed to hold on for a 6-5 victory in game one of the BIG 8 Conference series against cross-town rival Sacramento City College at Beaver Field on Tuesday.
In only the second year of playing against each other Folsom Lake evened the all-time record against each other at 3 games apiece with a 17-8 victory at Beaver Field on Friday. American River took two out of three from the Falcons last season and Folsom Lake returned the favor this year.
It was supposed to be a day game but the American River College baseball team played a rare night game on Thursday at Folsom Lake College. The game was scheduled at 2:30 but there was a snafu with the officials’ schedules so the game did not start until 5:35 p.m.
After playing two close games against the defending BIG 8 Conference champions, including an extra inning game yesterday, the Santa Rosa JC Bear Cubs made sure that the third game was never in jeopardy, beating the Beavers 16-1 at Beaver Field on Friday.
American River College came back from down 3-1 with two runs in the top of the 9th inning to send the game into extra innings but lost when LF Blake Spencer (Rio Americano) couldn’t come up with the catch on a two out fly ball to left which allowed the winning run to score from 2nd at Santa Rosa on Thursday.
This was the highest attended commitment day for the ARC Football Program. This really speaks to the quality of the football program, the coaching staff, and the opportunities available to young men here at American River College.