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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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