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Playoff hopes dwindle as DVC jumps on ARC early

Playoff hopes dwindle as DVC jumps on ARC early

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

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...

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

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

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

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...

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

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

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

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,...

ARC drops finale against Sierra College

ARC drops finale against Sierra College

Meredith Durham and Meredith Durham

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...

Balmain dominant as ARC pushes for playoff spot

Balmain dominant as ARC pushes for playoff spot

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

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...

ARC defeats Sierra in series opener as Gunter rolls

ARC defeats Sierra in series opener as Gunter rolls

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

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...

ARC Baseball loses 8-2 following superb pitching by SRJC

ARC Baseball loses 8-2 following superb pitching by SRJC

Nicholas Corey and Nicholas Corey

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...

Baseball, softball rained out today, rescheduled for later this week

Baseball, softball rained out today, rescheduled for later this week

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

April 7, 2015

American River College’s baseball and softball teams were both rained out today, with the games for each team rescheduled for later this week. The baseball team was originally scheduled to host Santa Rosa Junior College today at 2:30 p.m. The time has now been changed to tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at...

Cosumnes jumps on Broadbent early, ARC drops sixth straight

Cosumnes jumps on Broadbent early, ARC drops sixth straight

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

March 27, 2015

A four-run first inning gave Cosumnes River College immediate control in its 10-3 win at American River College Thursday, as it jumped on ARC starting pitcher Kirby Broadbent (2-6, 10.04 ERA) for seven runs on 10 hits in the first three innings before Broadbent was removed from the game. It was ARC’s...

Notebook: Team mired in losing streak during brutal stretch of schedule

Notebook: Team mired in losing streak during brutal stretch of schedule

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

March 24, 2015

After two straight wins against Sacramento City College to start its conference schedule on March 10 and March 12, American River College’s baseball team (10-11 overall, 2-4 conference) has lost four games in a row, including being swept in a three game series last week against undefeated San Joaquin Delta College. The team fell in the final matchup...

Late comeback attempt falls just short as SJDC sweeps series

Late comeback attempt falls just short as SJDC sweeps series

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

March 24, 2015

American River College right fielder Alex Gaskin flied out to center field to end Saturday’s game in a 5-4 loss for ARC, ending a comeback bid that saw the tying run on third base and the winning run on first after shortstop Cameron Bennett brought in two runs on a double down the left field line earlier...

Gunter good, SJDC’s Leeper a little better in 8-5 ARC loss

Gunter good, SJDC’s Leeper a little better in 8-5 ARC loss

Matthew Peirson and Matthew Peirson

March 18, 2015

In what started as a pitchers duel between aces Matt Gunter of American River College and Cameron Leeper of San Joaquin Delta College, ARC lost 8-5 Tuesday in the first of a three game series against still undefeated SJDC. ARC (10-9 overall, 2-2 conference) dropped its second game in a row while SJDC...

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