Sports Updates 4-03-2013

Men’s

Baseball – The team improved to 3-9 in conference and 8-16 overall after beating division rival Cosumnes River College twice during a three game series Sophomore pitcher Jason Fletcher took the mound for the fourth time this season. On April 6, the Beavers will host division rival Sacramento City College at 1 p.m.

Golf – After a rough first half of the season, the team looks to rally behind freshmen Charles Klein and Colton Passey in the hopes to make a push at the NorCal Championships. The men’s next match is April 6 at the Big 8 Conference #7 at Winsor Golf Club in Santa Rosa at 12 p.m.

Swim & Dive – With swimmers like sophomores Jacob Lear, Stephen Imbach, Santiago Rodriguez and Scott Stirling competing in the freestyle, this event is going to show how much experience the swimmers have. The men’s last home meet of the season is Saturday, April 6, when they host the Sierra/Alumni match starting at 11 a.m.

Tennis – Led by sophomores Andrew Amor, Patrick Johnson, Charlie LaSalle and freshmen Kevin Valentine, Simba Baratti and Adam Duong, the California State ranked No. 3 men’s tennis team is currently 20-0 for the season.  The men will host the Big 8 North Conference Tournament April 4, 5, and 6 at 8 a.m.

Track & Field – At the San Francisco State Distance Carnival, sophomore Derek Woodard finished No. 10 in the 3000-meter steeplechase and freshman Will Reyes finished No. 12 in the 10,000-meter run. The men look to showcase their strength at home on April 5 at 11 a.m. and April 6 at 10 a.m. for the American River Invitational.

Women’s

Softball – After starting the season 14-3, the women have hit a bump during division play going 6-5. Sophomore pitcher Karolanne Tipton, whose record is 6-2 for the women, currently leads the Big 8 with a 1.38 ERA. The team’s next home game is versus division rival Diablo Valley College on Tuesday, April 9, at 2 p.m.

Swim & Dive – Freshman Mackenzie Kaplan competes in the breaststroke and freestyle swimming events for the women. Sophomore Nicole Grottkau has had a strong showing in the sprint races for the ladies. The women’s last home meet of the season is Saturday, April 6, when they host the Sierra/Alumni match at 11 a.m.

Tennis – The women won their first match of the season 6-3 on March 25 versus Shasta Tehama Trinity Junior College. The women have improved consistently throughout the year and are now 1-15 for the season. The women will host the Big 8 North Conference Tournament April 4 and 5 at 8 a.m.

Track & Field – At the Stanford Invitational, sophomore Alexis Browner had a strong showing, finishing No. 15 in the 100-meter dash and No. 13 in the 200-meter dash. The women will be competing at home on April 5 at 11 a.m. and April 6 at 10 a.m. for the American River Invitational.

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