The Feather River College Golden Eagles baseball team will begin the 2012 season on the road for the first four weekends in February.
The Golden Eagles begin the 2012 season ranked No. 7 in the Northern California pre-season poll.
The Golden Eagles open the season at Taft College for a three-game series and follow that with a single game at No. 11 ranked Fresno City College. The Golden Eagles will take on the Cougars starting with a doubleheader Friday, Feb. 3, and finish the series with a single game Saturday, Feb. 4.
The Golden Eagles will then finish the road trip with a single game Sunday, Feb. 5, at Fresno City College.
“We pride ourselves in playing one of the toughest pre-season schedules in Northern California. Our goal every year is to play the best teams in California so that we are prepared for Golden Valley Conference play,” said Golden Eagles head coach Terry Baumgartner. “We have once again put together a challenging pre-season schedule for our 2012 team and with nine new position starters on offense, we need to be challenged every game. We have a very young and inexperienced club that has worked really hard to prepare for the season and we are very excited for the season to begin.”
The Golden Eagles home opener is scheduled for Friday, March 2, with Shasta College.
This Friday’s doubleheader with Taft College will begin at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday’s contest will start at 1 p.m. Sunday’s single game against Fresno City College will begin at noon. To get updated stats and information on the Golden Eagles go to cccbca.com or visit the Feather River College Baseball Facebook site.
The Feather River College Golden Eagles had two players selected to the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association 2011 All-Academic Team, as announced by the CCCBCA office.
Former Golden Eagles player Cody Anderson, of Quincy, and Kyle Stone, of Carson City, Nev., were the two players honored. Anderson finished the 2011 spring semester with a 3.65 GPA and Stone finished with the second best GPA in the state: 3.97.
Anderson currently pitches in the Cleveland Indians organization after being selected in the 14th round last June following two seasons with the Golden Eagles.
Stone is currently playing second base at Jacksonville State University after a very successful two seasons for the Golden Eagles, where he was selected to the first team All-Golden Valley Conference both seasons.