Athletic director recalls championship Berkeley team 35 years later

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Kevin Sheridan, Co-Sports Editor
May 18, 2015

Greg Warzecka recalls the 1980 UC Berkeley baseball team that finished as co-champions of the PAC-10 as “goofy.” “They were a throwback to the old team concept, they got along very well, they had great sense of humors, they were very charismatic, and anyone could give a speech on any given day... Read more »

Baseball team shows marked improvement despite just missing playoffs


Matthew Peirson, Co-Sports Editor
May 5, 2015

Following a dismal 2014 in which American River College’s baseball team finished last place in the Big 8 Conference (11-24 overall, 4-17 conference), the team bounced back in 2015 (17-19 overall, 9-12 conference) with a revamped offense to nearly claim a playoff spot. It had a 90 percent chance of... Read more »

ARC walks off its season with 9-8 win


Nicholas Corey, Staff
April 27, 2015

American River College’s baseball team outlasted Diablo Valley College in a 9-8 win through 14 innings of play, after ARC was up early after a six-run first inning provided them a three-run lead. The game-winning play came from third baseman Colton Freeman on a play in which he singled, then stole... Read more »

Playoff hopes dwindle as DVC jumps on ARC early


Matthew Peirson, Co-Sports Editor
April 24, 2015

Playoff hopes for American River College’s baseball team were nearly extinguished with its 15-7 loss at Diablo Valley College Thursday, as starting pitcher Tommy Balmain lasted only ⅔ of an inning immediately after being spotted a 2-0 lead. The team is not completely eliminated from the playoff race,... Read more »

Baseball’s offense gets back on track with 4-1 win in game one of critical series


Matthew Peirson, Co-Sports Editor
April 22, 2015

A four-run fifth inning and 3-for-4 day from first baseman Dalton Devries gave American River College a crucial 4-1 win Tuesday in its series opener against Diablo Valley College, placing them ahead of Sierra College (14-19 overall, 8-11 conference) in the Big 8 Conference standings. The victory was... Read more »

Notebook: Clean sweep needed in season’s final week to claim playoff spot


Matthew Peirson, Co-Sports Editor
April 20, 2015

With three games remaining in the regular season, American River College’s baseball team still has a chance to make the playoffs. It’s a far cry from last season, when the team finished in last place in the Big 8 conference at 11-24 overall and a 4-17 conference record. ARC (15-18 overall, 7-11 conference)... Read more »

ARC drops finale against Sierra College


Meredith Durham, Staff
April 20, 2015

RBI hits by Cameron Bennett and Dalton Devries weren’t enough as American River College’s baseball team’s playoffs hopes took a hit with a 4-2 loss in the finale of a three game series at Sierra College Friday. ARC’s offense struggled to score for a most of the game, unable to get on the board... Read more »

Balmain dominant as ARC pushes for playoff spot


Matthew Peirson, Co-Sports Editor
April 17, 2015

American River College first baseman Dalton Devries was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored Thursday, leading the team’s offensive charge in a 7-1 win against Sierra College in which five players amassed at least one RBI for ARC. The team is fighting for a playoff spot, and can better position itself... Read more »

ARC defeats Sierra in series opener as Gunter rolls


Matthew Peirson, Co-Sports Editor
April 15, 2015

A 2-for-4 day from first baseman Dalton Devries helped lead American River College to a 4-2 win Tuesday at Sierra, as starting pitcher Matt Gunter (6-4, 3.55 ERA) struck out six in 8 ⅓ innings in his return to Sierra College. Gunter had tried out for Sierra’s team in the fall and did not make the... Read more »

ARC Baseball loses 8-2 following superb pitching by SRJC


Nicholas Corey, Staff
April 9, 2015

Two runs in the third inning gave Santa Rosa Junior College control over American River College in its 8-2 victory Wednesday. A balk ARC starting pitcher Matt Gunter with runners in scoring position allowed a run, giving SRJC a three-run lead by the third. SRJC catcher Ryan Haug’s two run single in... Read more »

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