Golden Eagles win fourth straight title

Feather Publishing


 The Feather River College baseball team won its fourth consecutive Golden Valley Conference championship after sweeping Lassen College and College of the Redwoods April 16-18.  

 The Golden Eagles went on to sweep Butte College Friday and Saturday, April 23-24. This improved FRC to 30-4 on the season and 22-1 in conference.

    The Golden Eagles open the California state playoffs at home Friday, May 7, as they host the regional tournament for the fourth consecutive season. The tournament is a best 2-of-3 series against an opponent to be determined Sunday, May 2.

Butte sweep
    Last Friday, the Golden Eagles traveled down to Butte College for a GVC baseball game and a football score broke out, as the Golden Eagles won 22-14 in twelve innings.

    Offensively, the Golden Eagles pounded out 29 hits, as the top four hitters in the order combined for 19 hits.

    Sophomore Thomas McCarthy led FRC with a 6-for-9 performance and five RBIs.

    The Golden Eagles put up eight runs in the first inning, but Butte battled back to take an 11-9 lead heading into the seventh.

    The Golden Eagles struck for five runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take a 14-11 lead, only to watch the Roadrunners score three in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game.

    Both teams went scoreless the next three innings, before the Golden Eagles struck for eight runs in the top of the 12th inning.

    The big hit of the inning was a grand slam by freshman Dayton Alexander to left-center field. Alexander was 5-for-7 with 6 RBIs in the game.

    Fellow freshmen Victor Mendoza and Kyle Stone each added four hits apiece.

    On the mound, the Golden Eagles struggled to find any consistency, as they walked 10 hitters and hit two Roadrunners. Sophomore reliever Tony Robinson picked up his third victory of the season.

    Saturday, the Golden Eagles used good pitching to stifle the Butte offense on their way to a 15-2 victory.

    Freshman lefty Rob Cooper picked up his seventh victory of the season by going six innings and allowing six hits, two runs and one earned run, while striking out two.

    Sophomore Dylan Giesler pitched a scoreless seventh and eighth innings, and freshman Cody Anderson pitched a scoreless ninth, with two strikeouts.

    Offensively, the Golden Eagles managed 14 hits, as every starter had at least one hit.

    The Golden Eagles broke open a close game with three runs in the fourth, two runs in the fifth and seven runs in the sixth.

    Freshman Victor Mendoza had three hits and three RBIs, and fellow freshman Dayton Alexander added two hits, two runs and two RBIs.

Lassen sweep
    The Golden Eagles beat Lassen College April 16-17, by scores of 19-0 and 14-3.

    In Friday's game at Lassen College, the Golden Eagles struck for 12 runs in the fourth inning, in route to the 19-0 victory.

    The Golden Eagles also threw a no hitter, as freshman Aaron Corwin went the first six shutout innings and struck out nine.

    Fellow freshman Drew Simpson pitched a perfect seventh inning to preserve the no hitter for FRC.
    Offensively, the Golden Eagles pounded out 18 hits, led by freshman Jaret Bogue, who went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored.

    Saturday, the Golden Eagles broke open a close game with nine runs in the fourth inning to cruise to the 14-3 victory over Lassen.

    The Golden Eagles offense pounded out 19 hits. Freshman Kyle Stone batted 4-for-4 and freshman Grant Marcum went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs.

    On the mound for the Golden Eagles, freshman Tyler Hoelzen threw five shutout innings, allowing two hits and striking out two to pick up his fifth win on the season.

Redwoods sweep
    The Golden Eagles traveled to Shasta College in Redding Sunday to take on College of the Redwoods in a make-up doubleheader.

    FRC was the visiting team in both games. In game one, the Golden Eagles broke open a scoreless contest by scoring eight runs in the fifth inning. Feather River went on to win 16-2.

    The big blast in the fifth inning was from freshman Jaret Bogue, as he smacked a grand slam over the right field fence.

    The Golden Eagles’ offense ended game one with 15 hits, led by freshman Kyle Stone and sophomore Thomas McCarthy. They each went 3-for-4 in the game.

    Freshman Rob Cooper picked up his sixth victory of the season on the mound, as he went five innings, gave up five hits, two runs and struck out two.

    Sophomore Joey Webb pitched a scoreless sixth and seventh for the save and the conference-clinching victory.

    In game two, the Golden Eagles put up 17 runs in the third inning on their way to the 20-1 victory over Redwoods.

    The Golden Eagles batted around three times and hit three home runs in the inning.

    Freshman AJ Alexander got the homer party started as he hit a two-strike, three-run bomb to left center field.

    Sophomore Thomas McCarthy followed that up later in the inning with his own three-run homer over center field, and freshman Victor Mendoza made it back-to-back home runs with a HR to right field.

    The Golden Eagles offense pounded out 22 hits, as 12 different players had a hit.

    Freshmen Brett Wise, Patrick Wilhelm-Ioane and Bryce Gerhardt led the Golden Eagles with three hits each.

    On the mound, the Golden Eagles used a trio of pitchers to shut down the Corsairs. Freshman Chris Mueller started and went the first three innings to pick up the victory, as he struck out four. Then sophomores Dylan Giesler and Tony Robinson each worked two scoreless innings to close out the victory.

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