Golden Eagles Fall in Super Regional Semi-Finals.
May 18, 2008
Sacramento, Ca. - The Feather River College baseball team's awesome run in the post-season finally came to an end Saturday night in Sacramento as the Golden Eagles lost in the Super-Regional semi-final game to Sacramento City College by a score of 8-2. With the loss the Golden Eagles finished the season with a 30-18 record and an impressive through the last 12 weeks of the season. It was the second loss to Sacramento City College in as many days as the Golden Eagles lost to Sac City in the first game of the super-regional by a score of 9-6 and in between the two losses the Golden Eagles were able to beat Solano College by a score of 11-6.
In Friday's first game of the tournament the Golden Eagles jumped out to an early 4-1 lead before giving up four unearned runs to fall behind 5-4. Sacramento City College would get two more unearned runs to go ahead 7-4 before the Golden Eagles pulled within 7-6 going into the bottom of the seventh. The Golden Eagles struggled defensively as they committed five errors in game one of the tournament. Feather River out hit Sac City in the game but couldn't overcome the shaky defense to pull off the victory. Offensively for the Golden Eagles Kyle Wise, Ryan Giacomini, and Danny Conners all had two hits and Wise added three RBI's on the afternoon. Freshman Scott Greene got the start and went a solid 5 2/3 innings giving up 1 earned run.
On Saturday, the Golden Eagles played the morning game against the Falcons of Solano College and won by a score of 11-6. Sophomore Chris Shea continued his impressive run on the mound as he improved to 9-4 on the season by going seven innings, while giving up seven hits, he walked one, and struck out one. Offensively the Golden Eagles jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and cruised from there as they pounded out 14 hits. Freshman Niko Saladis led the way with three hits and Danny Black, Andy Quiring, and Ryan Giacomini each added two hits as every starter recorded a hit for the Golden Eagles. With the victory the Golden Eagles moved to the semi-finals of the super-regional for the first time in five years, where they would once again play Sacramento City College.
In Saturday nights semi-final game with Sacramento City College the Panthers of Sac City jumped out to a quick lead with 5 unearned runs in the first and the Golden Eagles couldn't recover as they lost 8-2 to finish the season with a 30-18 overall record. Offensively for the Golden Eagles freshmen Danny Black and Niko Saladis each pounded out two hits in the game. On the mound for the Golden Eagles Sophomore Andy Hebrard threw seven innings, gave up 1 earned run, walked one, and struck out five in his final relief appearance as a Golden Eagle.
Golden Eagles Place Seven Players on the Golden Valley Conference First Team.
May 12, 2008
Quincy, Ca. - The Golden Vally Conference announced their All-Conference first and second teams in Baseball this morning and the Golden Eagles were represented very well. The Golden Eagles had 6 first team performers and the pitcher of the year in conference and they also had five players make the All-Conference second team. Head Coach Terry Baumgartner was also honored as the Coach of the Year in the Golden Valley Conference. Here is a list of the All-Conference performers for the Golden Eagles:
Pitcher - Scott Greene Outfield - Kyle Wise Infield - Daniel Black Outfield - Andy Quiring Designated Hitter - Phil Mannelly
Relief Pitcher - Andy Hebrard Pitcher of the Year - Chris Shea
Pitcher - Jeffrey Fisher-Gasper Infield - Danny Conners Catcher - Travis Anderson Infield - Andy Lujan
1st Baseman - Ryan Giacomini
Golden Eagles Beat Merced College and Advance to the Super Regional.
May 11, 2008
Quincy, Ca.- The Feather River College Baseball team continued its impressive run over the past 11 weeks by beating Merced College in the first round of the CCCAA Nor-Cal baseball playoffs. The Golden Eagles won the best 2 of 3 series with a 5-4 victory on Friday and a 7-5 victory in Saturday's third game of the series to advance to the Super Regional for the first time since 2003. With the victories the Golden Eagles improve their overall record on the season to 29-16.
In Friday's game one of the series the Golden Eagles defeated the Blue Devils of Merced College 5-4 in 10 innings as Sophomore Kyle Wise hit a dramatic walk off home run in the bottom of the 10th. Offensively the Golden Eagles pounded out 13 hits led by Adrian Ramirez and his three hits. Wise, Phil Mannelly, and Ryan Giacomini each added two hits apiece with Mannelly also driving in 2 runs. The Golden Eagles battled back from an early 4-0 deficit by scoring four times in the bottom of the sixth and neither team scored until the 10th when Wise led off the bottom of the 10th with his home run. On the mound for the Golden Eagles Andy Hebrard picked up the win in relief of starter Chris Shea. Shea went the first 7 innings, allowing two earned runs, three hits, walked two, and struck out six. Hebrard went the final three innings allowing two hits and striking out two.
On Saturday Merced College won the first game of the day 8-1 to force a third and deciding game of the series. The Golden Eagles struggled all around in that first game as they committed 3 errors and only could muster up six hits. But in the second game of the day and third game of the series the Golden Eagles once again found a way to come back from an early deficit before holding on for a 7-5 win. Offensively the Golden Eagles pounded out 13 hits, with every starter in the line up getting at least one hit led by Freshman Niko Saladis and his three hits, two runs scored, and three RBI's and he was a single away from the cycle. The Blue Devils jumped out to an early 4-1 lead before the Golden Eagles scored two in the bottom of the fourth to cut the lead to 4-3. In the bottom of the sixth the Golden Eagles once again put up a four spot on Merced to take a commanding 7-4 lead. Sophomore relief pitcher Andy Hebrard made that lead stand up for the Golden Eagles as he pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits, 1 run, walked two, and struck out four on the way to his second victory of the series.
Up next for the Golden Eagles will be a four team double elimination tournament hosted by Sacramento City College. The four teams involved are Sacramento City College, West Valley College, Solano College, and the Golden Eagles. The Golden Eagles will open up super regional play on Friday at 11:00 am against the top seed Sacramento City College.
Golden Eagles to Host Merced College in First Round.
May 4, 2008
Quincy, Ca.- The California Community College baseball playoff seedings were announced today and Feather River College will be the 8th seed in the Northern California Playoff. The Golden Eagles were able to garner a top 8 seed due to winning the Golden Valley Conference Championship and they will host the Merced College Blue Devils (32-9 overall record), of the Central Valley Conference, in the first round best 2 out of 3 series. The series between the Golden Eagles and Blue Devils will be Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th at the Eagles Nest. The game times for the series will be 3:00 p.m. on Friday and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, if there is a game three needed it would follow 30 minutes after the game on Saturday.
Golden Eagles Finish Conference Play with Sweep of Lassen.
May 2, 2008
Quincy, Ca. - The Feather River College baseball team finished off Golden Valley Conference play with a sweep of Lassen College on Wednesday and Thursday by scores of 7-6 and 17-6. With the sweep the Golden Eagles finished conference play with a 23-2 record and overall they improved to 27-15 as they prepare to host the first round of the playoffs.
In game one on Wednesday at Feather River, the Golden Eagles came back to score two runs in the bottom of the ninth for the dramatic 7-6 victory. Offensively for the Golden Eagles they pounded out 11 hits and led by Andy Quiring, Phil Mannelly, Adrian Ramirez, and Danny Conners who each provided two hits. Mannelly drove in the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth with a bases loaded single with one out. On the mound for the Golden Eagles, Sophomore Chris Shea pitched 7 strong innings giving up 7 hits, walking 2, he struck out 6, and didn't allow an earned run. Sophomore reliever Andy Hebrard picked up the victory for his fourth win of the season.
On Thursday at Lassen College in game two of the series, the Golden Eagles broke open a close game early on with four runs in the fourth and nine in the seventh for the 17-6 victory. The Golden Eagles offense pounded out 17 hits to lead the way and Freshman Scott Greene went a solid six innings for the victory. The Golden Eagles had three players with three hit games and they were Danny Conners, Niko Saladis, and Phil Mannelly.
Up next for Feather River is Merced College from the Central Valley Conference in the first round of the state playoffs. The Golden Eagles will host the first round of the playoffs on May 9th and 10th against Merced College and game times are 3:00 on Friday and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. To get updated stats on the Golden Eagles go to www.spincostats.com and click on Golden Valley Conference Stats.
Golden Eagles Sweep College of the Siskiyous.
April 26, 2008
Quincy, Ca. - The Feather River College baseball team swept a Golden Valley Conference doubleheader from College of the Siskiyous on Saturday by scores of 14-6 and 20-7. With the sweep the Golden Eagles improve their overall record to 25-15 and their GVC record to 21-2. The Golden Eagles have two games left on their schedule before starting the playoffs on May 9th and 10th. The final two games are with Lassen College this Wednesday at FRC beginning at 4:00 and Thursday at Susanville.
In game one on Saturday the Golden Eagles offense pounded out 19 hits, with every starter getting at least one base hit, and the offense scored a run in every inning on the way to the 14-6 victory. The offense was led by Daniel Black and Alex Bietar as they each had three hits and three runs scored, with Bietar also getting three RBI's. Danny Conners also added three RBI's and two hits and he was joined by Ryan Giacomini and Adrian Ramirez who each added two hits to the offense. On the mound for the Golden Eagles Tyrell Smith went the first five innings to pick up the victory, and five relievers combined to finish the game.
In the nightcap of the doubleheader it was more of the same for the Golden Eagle offense as they pounded out 23 hits and scored in every inning but one on the way to the 20-7 victory. On the mound for the Golden Eagles six different pitchers combined on a nine hitter, with Chris Shea pitching a scoreless fifth inning to get his team leading eighth victory of the season. Offensively for the Golden Eagles sophomore Danny Conners went 5-5 with four runs scored and six RBI's to lead the way. Also Kyle Wise and Daniel Black each provided three hits, with Black getting four RBI's and Wise collecting three RBI's.
Up next for Feather River is a two game home and home Golden Valley Conference series with Lassen College. The first game of the series will be hosted by FRC on Wednesday, April 30th at 4:00 pm and game two will be at Lassen College on Thursday, May 1st at 6:00 p.m. The Golden Eagles will host the first round of the playoffs on May 9th and 10th against an opponent to be determined on May 4th. Any schedule changes will be reported to the Golden Eagle baseball website at www.frc.edu. To get updated stats on the Golden Eagles go to www.spincostats.com and click on Golden Valley Conference Stats.
Golden Eagles Sweep College of the Redwoods. Clinch Golden Valley Conference Title.
April 19, 2008
Eureka, Ca - The Feather River College Golden Eagles swept a doubleheader from College of the Redwoods by scores of 12-2 and 10-4 to win the Golden Valley Conference Title. With the wins the Golden Eagles improved to 23-15 overall and 19-2 in the GVC. Also the Golden Eagles clinched a top 8 seed in the upcoming California State Playoffs which begin on May 9th, and the Golden Eagles will be the host team in their first round playoff series against an opponent to be determined on May 4th.
In game one on Friday the Golden Eagles offense pounded out 13 hits on the way to the 12-2 victory. Providing the spark on offense were Danny Conners, Daniel Black, Kyle Wise, and Phil Mannelly as they each had two hits in game one. Both Conners and Wise had 3 RBI's apiece and Conners also had an inside the park home run in the 4th inning. On the mound for the Golden Eagles Freshman Scott Greene picked up his sixth victory of the season. Greene pitched a solid 8 innings allowing 7 hits, 2 runs and striking out 3.
In game two the Golden Eagles offense once again pounded out 13 hits and got superb pitching from two Sophomores on the way to the 10-4 victory. The Golden Eagles were led on the mound by Chris Shea and Andy Hebrard. Shea went the first six innings, allowing 4 hits, 3 runs, but none were earned, and he struck out four to claim his 7th victory of the season. Andy Hebrard picked up his third save in 3 innings of work, as he allowed 4 hits, 1 run, and he struck out two. Offensively for the Golden Eagles, Niko Saladis had 3 hits, while Andy Quiring, Ryan Giacomini, and Travis Anderson each added 2 hits to the offensive attack. Both Giacomini and Anderson had 2 RBI's apiece and Anderson also hit a home run in the 8th inning.
Up next for Feather River is a two game home Golden Valley Conference series on Saturday, April 26th with College of the Siskiyous starting at Noon. Any schedule changes will be reported to the Golden Eagle baseball website at www.frc.edu.
Golden Eagles Split with Shasta College.
April 12, 2008
Quincy, Ca. - The Feather River College baseball team saw their 16 game winning streak snapped in game one of a doubleheader against Shasta College by a score of 11-9 and then in game two the Golden Eagles won 22-12 to clinch a state playoff berth for the 9th year in a row. With the split the Golden Eagles are now 21-15 overall and 17-2 in the Golden Valley Conference. The Golden Eagles magic number to clinch the Golden Valley Conference championship is down to three games.
In game one on Saturday the Golden Eagles were trying to play catch up all game as they fell behind 11-4 after six innings before they mounted a comeback before falling 11-9. The Golden Eagles were able to out hit the Shasta College Knights 18-15 but the Golden Eagle pitchers walked five batters in the game and four came around the bases to score. Offensively for the Golden Eagles Daniel Black led the 18 hit attack by going 4 for 4 and scoring two runs, while fellow Freshman Phil Mannelly added three hits and three RBI's.
In game two the Golden Eagles scored in every inning but the seventh for the 22-12 victory. The Golden Eagles pounded out another 18 hits, with every starter getting at least one hit in the game. Freshman catcher Travis Anderson led the offensive attack with four hits and four runs scored, while fellow freshmen Niko Saladis, Andy Lujan, Daniel Black, and Phil Mannelly each added two hits. Ryan Giacomini also added three hits and three runs scored for the Golden Eagles. On the mound for the Golden Eagles, Sophomore Andy Hebrard came on in relief in the fourth inning and pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up one hit, striking out three, and giving up zero earned runs to pick up his third victory of the season.
Up next for Feather River is a two game Golden Valley Conference series against College of the Redwoods on Saturday, April 19th at 11:00 a.m. in Eureka, California. The Golden Eagles will return home on Saturday, April 26th with a doubleheader with College of the Siskiyous at Noon. Any schedule changes will be reported to the Golden Eagle baseball website at www.frc.edu. To get updated stats on the Golden Eagles go to www.spincostats.com and click on Golden Valley Conference Stats.
Golden Eagles Sweep Butte College.
April 6, 2008
Quincy, Ca. - The Feather River College Golden Eagles swept a three game Golden Valley Conference series over rival Butte College by scores of 10-5, 6-5, and 8-2. With the sweep the Golden Eagles move to 20-14 overall and 16-1 in the GVC.
In Wednesday's first game of the series the Golden Eagles broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the 6th with 5 runs to take command of the game and cruise to a 10-5 victory over the Roadrunners. The Golden Eagles offense pounded out 13 hits led by Freshmen Phil Mannelly and Cory Eilers with three hits apiece. Mannelly also had four RBI's, his first home run of the season, and he was a single short of hitting for the cycle. Sophomore Kyle Wise and Freshman Daniel Black each had two hits apiece. On the mound for Feather River Freshman Scott Greene came on in relief and picked up the victory giving up 6 hits, 1 walk, 0 earned runs, striking out 3, in his 5 2/3 innings of work.
In Saturday's first game of the doubleheader the Golden Eagles were able to comeback from a 4-1 deficit in the 8th inning to win 6-5 in 12 innings. With the Golden Eagles down by three in the bottom of the 8th Daniel Black led off the inning with a walk, Andy Quiring was then hit by a pitch, and Kyle Wise greeted Butte reliever Thomas Nelson with a three run home run to tie the game at 4. Each team scored a run in the 10th before the Golden Eagles were able to push across the winning run in the bottom of the 12th, as Alex Bietar scored the winning run on an error. Offensively Feather River was led by Phil Mannelly and his four hits and Kyle Wise had two hits and three RBI's and the big home run in the bottom of the 8th. On the mound for the Golden Eagles the bullpen threw 9 innings without giving up an earned run to keep the Golden Eagles in the game. Andy Hebrard went 6 1/3 innings and gave up only three hits, 1 walk, and struck out four. Scott Greene came on in relief for Hebrard in the 10th and picked up his second consecutive win in the series, while giving up no runs and striking out one.
The second game Saturday once again saw the Golden Eagles come back from an early deficit, as they trailed 2-0 after two innings before erupting for 8 runs over the final four innings. The Golden Eagle offense pounded out 13 hits in the seven inning contest, led by Kyle Wise and his three hits while Phil Mannelly, Andy Hebrard, and Danny Conners each added two hits. On the mound for Feather River, Chris Shea won his sixth start in a row going 5 innings, giving up two hits and striking out three. Scott Greene came on in relief for the third game in a row to record his second save of the season, as he allowed no hits and no runs in his two innings of work.
Up next for Feather River is a two game Golden Valley Conference series with Shasta College on Saturday, April 12th at 1:00 in Quincy. Any schedule changes will be reported to the Golden Eagle baseball website at www.frc.edu. To get updated stats on the Golden Eagles go to www.spincostats.com and click on Golden Valley Conference Stats.
Golden Eagles Sweep Lassen College
March 31, 2008
Quincy, Ca. - The Feather River College Golden Eagles swept a three game Golden Valley Conference series this past weekend against Lassen College. With the sweep the Golden Eagles finished the first half of conference play in first place with a record of 13-1 and now have an overall record of 17-14.
In Friday's first game of the series, played in Susanville, the Golden Eagles offense was on display as they won 21-9. The offense pounded out 19 hits and stole 10 bases in game one of the series. Offensively for the Golden Eagles Sophomore Kyle Wise went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 7 RBI's to lead the way. Freshman Adrian Ramirez also had 3 hits and 3 RBI's, and fellow Freshman Daniel Black went 2-4 and scored 6 runs on the day. On the mound for the Golden Eagles Freshman Scott Greene was the benefactor of the offensive support, as he went 7 1/3 innings to pick up the win allowing ten hits, walking two, and striking out three.
In Sunday's doubleheader in Quincy the Golden Eagles were able to win two one run ball games in their final at bat for the sweep. The Golden Eagles won game one in 10 innings by a score of 4-3 and game two 3-2. Both games were pitchers duels and very dramatic as both teams fought back and forth for the lead. In game one, the Golden Eagles pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 10th with runners on 1st & 3rd and one out on an errant pick off throw to first base that allowed Travis Anderson to score the winning run from third for Feather River. The Golden Eagles were led offensively by Freshmen Andy Quiring and Phil Mannelly as each player had two hits in game one. Sophomore Andy Hebrard pitched the final four innings in relief of Freshman Tyrell Smith to pick up the victory. Hebrard allowed six hits, one earned run, and struck out four on the day.
The second game on Sunday turned out to be another pitchers duel as the teams combined for only nine hits and the Golden Eagles had to use a little magic to pull this one off. The Golden Eagles were down 2-0 in the bottom of the 7th, before finally putting together a rally for the victory. It all started with one out and nobody on as Freshman Josh Daniel got a pinch hit single. Then Andy Hebrard drew a pinch hit walk and the next batter Niko Saladis was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Feather River. Freshman Daniel Black walked to bring in one run and the tying run scored on a passed ball and put runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out. The next batter popped out, bringing Kyle Wise to the plate and he was intentionally walked to load the bases for Andy Lujan who walked on four straight pitches to bring home Niko Saladis with the winning run and put an end to a great Golden Valley Conference series. Offensively for the Golden Eagles Freshman Andy Lujan was the only player with two hits, as the Golden Eagles were only able to muster up four hits in game two. On the mound for Feather River Sophomore Chris Shea got the complete game victory, as he won his fifth start in a row. Shea allowed five hits, two runs, walked six, and struck out seven for the Golden Eagles.
Up next for Feather River is a three game Golden Valley Conference series with Butte College. Tentatively the schedule is set for a single game on Wednesday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm and a doubleheader on Saturday, April 5th starting at noon. Any schedule changes will be reported to the Golden Eagle baseball website at www.frc.edu. To get updated stats on the Golden Eagles go to www.spincostats.com and click on Golden Valley Conference Stats.
Golden Eagles Sweep College of the Siskiyous.
March 23, 2008
Weed, Ca. - The Feather River College Golden Eagles swept a three game Golden Valley Conference series against College of the Siskiyous on Friday and Saturday by scores of 12-4, 4-3, and 6-0. With the sweep the Golden Eagles move to .500 overall at 14-14 and they are now 10-1 in the Golden Valley Conference.
In Friday's opening game the Golden Eagles offense was on display as they pounded out 18 hits in the ballgame and also used the big inning, as they scored 7 runs in the 2nd inning to break a 1-1 tie on their way to a 12-4 win. Offensively for the Golden Eagles every starter had at least one hit, led by Freshmen Andy Quiring and Andy Lujan with three hits apiece. Quiring scored three runs, drove in two and was a homer short of the cycle. Sophomores Kyle Wise and Danny Conners and Freshman Ryan Giacomini also added two RBI's apiece in the contest. On the mound Freshman lefthander Tyrell Smith got his first conference start and went 8 strong innings, allowing 7 hits, three walks, while striking out four to gain the victory.
Saturday's two games were quite different from Friday's game as both games were pitchers duels with the Golden Eagles coming out on top each game. In game one, Freshman righthander Scott Greene went the first 7 1/3 innings giving up 3 runs, but only 1 earned run, he allowed 6 hits, and had 2 walks while striking out 8 but came out with the scored tied at 3. The Golden Eagles then turned to Freshman Jace Hertzog who got the win going the final 1 2/3 innings giving up no runs in the 4-3 victory. Offensively the Golden Eagles were only able to produce 5 hits in game one and they needed the fifth hit the most, as Freshman Adrian Ramirez came off the bench in the 9th inning and delivered a two out pinch hit single that broke a 3-3 tie.
In game two Saturday, pitcher Chris Shea threw a complete game shutout for the Golden Eagles in the 6-0 victory. The Sophomore righthander allowed only one hit, in the first inning, walked 5 and struck out five to raise his record to 4-4 on the season. Offensively the Golden Eagles scored 3 runs in the 4th and 3 runs in the seventh and produced 9 hits in game two. Leading the way were Sophomore Andy Hebrard with his 3 hits, 2 RBI's, and 2 runs scored and Freshman Niko Saladis who had 2 hits and 2 RBI's for Feather River.
The Golden Eagles will next travel to Co-GVC leader Lassen College on Friday, March 28th with game time set for 2:00 pm and return home on Saturday, March 29th for a doubleheader with Lassen College beginning at Noon. Any schedule changes will be reported to the Golden Eagle baseball website at www.frc.edu. To get updated stats on the Golden Eagles go to www.spincostats.com and click on Golden Valley Conference Stats.
Golden Eagles Sweep College of the Redwoods.
March 17, 2008
Quincy, Ca. - The Feather River College Golden Eagles finished off a three game Golden Valley Conference sweep over College of the Redwoods this weekend. The Golden Eagles won game one Sunday by a score of 21-8 and then finished off the doubleheader sweep in the nightcap by a score of 13-1. In Mondays single game the Golden Eagles won 13-4.
In game one Sunday the Golden Eagles broke out the bats and the big inning as the offense pounded out 20 hits and 21 runs, with 11 of the runs coming in the 4th inning. The Golden Eagles were led offensively by Sophomore Richard Booker and his 5 hits and fellow Sophomore Kyle Wise had 3 hits, scored 4 runs, and had 3 RBI's. Also Freshmen Daniel Black and Ryan Giacomini contributed 3 hits apiece, with Black getting 3 RBI's and Giacomini gathering 4 RBI's himself. On the mound Freshman Jeffrey Fisher-Gasper worked the first five innings and got the win, his fifth of the season.
Game two on Sunday was dominated by Golden Eagle Sophomore pitcher Chris Shea as he pitched 6 innings, with 8 strikeouts and zero walks and not allowing an earned run. The offense pounded out 13 hits led by Freshman Travis Anderson and his 3 hits, 3 runs scored, 4 RBI's and a home run. Freshman Andy Quiring also had 2 hits and Freshman Phil Mannelly scored two runs and had 3 RBI's in the game.
Game three of the series on Monday was a bit of a struggle for the Golden Eagles as the score was close at 5-4 going into the bottom of the fifth when the Golden Eagles broke the game open with a 5 run inning. Offensively for Feather River, Andy Quiring had 3 hits and 3 RBI's and Danny Conners and Daniel Black each had 2 hits with Conners also collecting 3 RBI's on the afternoon. On the mound Scott Greene started and struggled with his command and Sophomore Andy Hebrard pitched 3 1/3 innings of shutout relief to gain the victory. Hebrard struck out four and walked one, while giving up 2 hits in his outing. With the three game sweep the Golden Eagles improve to 7-1 in Golden Valley Conference play and 11-14 overall. "We did a great job of playing the game hard and putting pressure on them offensively in all three games," said Assistant Head Coach Jason Gay. "Our guys realize we still have a lot of work to do to become the team we want to be by the end of the season."
The Golden Eagles will next travel to the College of the Siskiyous for a three game GVC series starting Friday, March 21st. There is a chance that the series could be switched to Quincy if bad weather continues up North. All schedule changes will be reported the Golden Eagle baseball website at www.frc.edu. To get updated stats on the Golden Eagles go to www.spincostats.com and click on Golden Valley Conference Stats.
Golden Eagles Sweep Shasta College.
March 9 , 2008
Redding, Ca. - The Feather River College baseball team pulled off a three game Golden Valley Conference sweep of the Shasta College Knights on Friday and Saturday. The Golden Eagles won game 1 on Friday by a score of 20-3 and won both game on Saturday by scores of 11-4 and 7-3. With the sweep the Golden Eagles improve to 4-1 in the GVC and 8-14 overall.
In the first game of the series on Friday, Freshman right hander Scott Greene scattered 9 hits over his 8 innings of work, giving up 3 runs, walking none, while striking out four for his second win of the season. The offense provided all the cushion Greene would need as they scored in every inning but the third and pounded out 23 hits on the afternoon. The offensive attack was led by freshmen Andy Lujan and Daniel Black as each had four hits on the afternoon, while freshman Andy Quiring and Sophomore Danny Conners added three hits apiece on the afternoon.
On Saturday both games were close early before the Golden Eagles found a way to take advantage of some Shasta miscues on defense and turn those mistakes into big rallies. In game one freshman right hander Jeffrey Fisher-Gasper improved his record to 4-1 on the season with five innings of work and Sophomore Andy Hebrard closed out the final four innings for his second save of the season. The Golden Eagles were led offensively by a trio of freshman Josh Daniel, Ryan Giacomini, and Daniel Black as they each pounded out 2 hits apiece. Daniel also provided the offense with four RBI's and 2 doubles.
In the second game on Saturday the Golden Eagles were trailing 1-0 heading into the top of the fourth when they took advantage of some Shasta miscues and freshman Ryan Giacomini had a bases clearing double. Sophomore right hander Chris Shea took advantage of the offensive support to gain his second victory of the season. Shea pitched into the seventh allowing 4 hits and 3 runs while striking out two. He was helped by two double plays in the 7 inning game. Offensively the Golden Eagles were led by Sophomore Danny Conners and his three hits and Freshman Andy Quiring also added two hits in Game two.
The Golden Eagles will open their 2008 home schedule this upcoming weekend with a three game Golden Valley Conference series against College of the Redwoods. On Friday the doubleheader will begin at Noon and Saturday's single game will also begin at Noon. To get updated stats on the Golden Eagles go to www.spincostats.com and click on Golden Valley Conference Stats
Golden Eagles win a pair of games.
February 10 , 2008
Quincy, Ca. - The Feather River College Golden Eagles got into the win column this last week with wins over Yuba College and American River College. The Yuba College game was played on Wednesday, February 6th and was used as a make-up game from the first weekend. The Golden Eagles won that game 14-3 behind the pitching of freshman Jeffrey Fisher-Gasper as he went 7 strong innings giving up no earned runs in recording his first victory of the season. The Golden Eagles also pounded out 17 hits in the victory led by freshman Andy Quiring and his 3-5 performance with 2 RBI's. Joining the hit parade with two hits apiece were Daniel Black, Josh Daniel, Ryan Giacomini, and Richard Booker.
The golden eagles played Sierra College on Thursday and lost 10-6 as they left 10 runners on base and couldn't come up with the big hit when they needed it. On Friday the golden eagles got locked into a pitchers duel with Cosumnes River as they lost 3-2. Freshman left hander Tyrell Smith got the start for the golden eagles and went six solid innings allowing 2 runs and striking out 5. Once again the lack of timely hitting hurt the Golden Eagles as they left 9 runners on base. The final day of the weekend found the Golden Eagles at American River College for a doubleheader. The golden eagles won game one 6-3 and lost game two 5-2. In the first game the golden eagles were led on the mound by freshman right hander Scott Greene as he went all nine innings for the complete game victory. Greene scattered nine hits, gave up 2 earned runs, walked none and struck out 7 for the win. The offense was led by Sophomore Kyle Wise and his two hits and three RBI's in game one, as well as two hits from freshman Daniel Black and freshman Niko Saladis. In game two the golden eagles defense let them down in the bottom of the fifth with two errors that led to four unearned runs and that turned out to be the difference in the ball game. Offensively for the golden eagles Sophomore Richard Booker lead the way with three hits and an RBI.
The golden eagles are back in action this weekend with five games in four days in the Bay Area. They play Mission College on Thursday, San Mateo on Friday, Skyline and Ventura on Saturday, and Canada College on Sunday. For up to date states check out www.spincostats.com.
Golden Eagles ranked #14 in CCCBCA NorCal Pre-Season Poll.
January 23, 2008
Quincy, Ca. - The Feather River College Golden Eagles are ranked #14 in the NorCal Coaches Pre-Season Poll that was released today by the CCCBCA. This ranking follows the Golden Eagles #7 ranking by Collegiate Baseball Magazine. The Golden Eagles open up their season this weekend with a four game series at West Hills College in Coalinga. To follow the stats and scores for the Golden Eagles go to www.spincostats.com.
Golden Eagles ranked #7 in Northern Cal Pre-Season Poll
December 30, 2007
Quincy, Ca. - The Feather River College Golden Eagles are ranked #7 by Collegiate Baseball magazine in Northern California. Collegiate Baseball magazine has their pre-season rankings for each division of college baseball posted on their website and the Golden Eagles were the only team from the Golden Valley Conference voted in the top 15. The Golden Eagles return zero starters from a 2007 club that went 34-11 and finished 25-0 in the Golden Valley Conference and advanced to the state playoffs.
Feather River College head baseball coach Terry Baumgartner stated "It is obviously a great honor for our program to be mentioned with the other great baseball programs in Northern California. I believe this ranking is due to all of the hard work that past players and coaches have done for the success of the program. We have had a great tradition at Feather River College of turning out quality players and producing very competitive ball clubs over the last 10 years. Our ball club this year will be very young and inexperienced at this level, but will definitely work hard to live up to the expectations of previous years. The coaching staff and players are smart enough to know that the only ranking that is important to us is the one at the end of the season."
The golden eagles will open up their 2008 season at West Hills College in Coalinga, California with a four game series. To view the Collegiate Baseball Northern California Pre-Season poll go to
Golden Eagles fill Coaching Staff. Bring Greg McCarthy and Mark Vollmer on board.
August 22, 2007
Quincy, Ca. - Feather River Community College head baseball Coach Terry Baumgartner announced the hiring of Greg McCarthy and Mark Vollmer this afternoon. With the hiring of McCarthy and Vollmer the coaching staff is finalized for the upcoming 2008 season. "I am very excited to add Greg and Mark to the Feather River Baseball program. They both bring tremendous energy, passion, and knowledge of the game of baseball that our players need." said Baumgartner.
Coach McCarthy will be working with the catchers and hitters as well as helping Coach Baumgartner with the pitching staff. Coach Vollmer will be the outfield coach and assist with the hitters.
Terry Baumgartner Hired As FRC Baseball Head Coach
June 28, 2007
Quincy, Ca. - Feather River Community College and Athletics Director Merle Trueblood announced Terry Baumgartner as its new baseball coach Thursday morning. Baumgartner served as the Assistant Head Coach and Pitching Coach this past spring for the Golden Eagles during their magical run to the Golden Valley Conference championship. His pitching staff was seventh in the state of California in ERA and he also coached three first team all-conference pitchers, including the pitcher of the year Freshman Chris Garcia. A native of Salem, Oregon, Baumgartner becomes the third head coach in school history.
"This is an exciting day and signals a new chapter for Golden Eagle Baseball," Baumgartner said. "I would like to thank FRC President Dr. Susan Carroll and Athletic Director Merle Trueblood for the opportunity to run this great program. This has been one of the best community college baseball programs in the state of California over the last eight years. My coaching staff and I will work very hard to continue the great tradition of developing players on and off the field while also winning championships. We are going to work very hard to find the right players who will fit into our philosophy of Academics and Baseball. Quincy is a great baseball town and a community that supports the college very well, so the baseball program will continue doing its part to help out the community and also put a good product on the field that is fun to watch. Over these last ten years Jedd Soto and Reed Peters have put alot of time and effort into making this program what it is today and I will do everything I can to continue the tradition," Baumgartner added.
Baumgartner has eleven years of head coaching experience at the NAIA and NCAA Division II level while at Western Oregon University. During his eleven years his teams never had a losing season and he finished with a 370-220 overall record. His teams won six conference championships, qualified for the post season nine times, and finished third at the 2001 NAIA World Series. He was also named coach of the year six times.
Baumgartner's name is very familiar in baseball circles on the west coast. He attended Sprague High School in Salem, Oregon, where he played baseball for his father, former Olympians head coach Bill Baumgartner. Following his 1988 graduation from Sprague, he moved on to Western Oregon where he was a key member of the Wolves' pitching staff from 1989-92. One of the top small-college relief pitchers in his four seasons, Baumgartner earned honorable mention NAIA All-District 2 honors in 1991.
Baumgartner received his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree from Western Oregon University. He will teach in the Physical Education department for Feather River College.
Assistant Coach Jason Gay will stay on as the lead assistant and Baumgartner plans to announce the rest of his coaching staff by the end of July.