Feather River Softball Advances to Super Regional’s
Beats West Valley College in Best of 3 Series
Quincy CA. – The #8 seed Feather River College softball program hosted the #9 seed West Valley College Vikings in the regional playoffs on May 5th and 6th at Feather River College. The first game would not turn out well for FRC as they would fall behind in the best of three series by losing game #1 4-8. Costly errors would lead to a six run 3rd inning for West Valley. Leading hitters for FRC in game one were Alexa Youngberg, who had two hits and Ashley Barrett, Gabby Palmer, Kristina Rozelle, Lexi McKinnon, Melissa Smith and Rachel Hatzell would all add one hit each.
Day two of the regional playoffs would prove to be a tough task for the Golden Eagle’s as they were faced with elimination. FRC would need to sweep the double header on Sunday in order to advance to the next round. West Valley would score first in the 4th inning with back to back hits to take a 1-0 lead. Feather River would send a strong message to the Vikings in the bottom of the fourth answering their one run with six of their own. FRC would have five hits in the inning and take a 6-1 lead. West Valley would answer right back in the top of the fifth with a three run home run to cut the FRC lead to 6-4. The Golden Eagles would once again push the lead to 5 runs with three runs in the sixth inning. West Valley would not go down quietly as they would rally in the seventh by scoring three runs, but would come up short as the Golden Eagles would take the second game of the series with a 9-7 win pushing it to a third and deciding game.
Feather River College would jump out to a 3-0 lead in game three in the third inning with a big 3 run homer off the bat of Karly Hall. West Valley would once again answer FRC’s 3 runs with a single run of their own in their half of the inning. Feather River would answer with a single run in the fourth inning only to lose their lead in the fifth with the Vikings getting a big 4 run inning to take a 5-4 lead. FRC would waste little time to respond as they would battle to score five runs in the 5th inning to take a commanding 9-5 lead with just 9 outs to get. Melissa Smith would shut the door on the West Valley Vikings as she would surrender just one more run over the next three innings to give Feather River a super regional berth with a 9-6 victory.
The softball program will be heading to Weed CA for Super regional play. Our first game will be on Friday. The time is still TBA.
FRC to Host West Valley
Quincy Ca. - The Feather River College softball team will play host to the West Valley College Vikings on Saturday and Sunday May 5th and 6th. Game times are 2pm on Saturday and a 12pm start on Sunday in the best of three format. See you at the ballpark.
GVC All Conference Team Announced
Quincy Ca. - Feather River College would like to congratulate the following players for their All Conference performances this season. They are as follows:
Karly Hall Lexi McKinnon
1st Team All Conference 1st Team All Conference
All Northern California All Northern California
Ashley Barrett Julianna Waller
1st Team All Conference 1st Team All Conference
Gabby Palmer Alexa Youngberg
2nd Team All Conference 2nd Team All Conference
Rachel Hatzell Kristina Rozelle
2nd Team All Conference 2nd Team All Conference
FRC Improves record to 27-8
Sweep Shasta and Redwoods on Road
Redding CA. - The Feather River College Softball team took to the road this past weekend to take on Shasta College and College of the Redwoods. FRC would win all four games beating Shasta College by the scores of 9-4 and 14-4. They would continue their road trip to Eureka CA. to beat College of the Redwoods by the scores of 2-0 and 6-3. Feather River College will take to the road again on April 20 to take on Lassen College, then travel north to Weed CA to take on the College of the Siskiyous. These games will conclude Golden Valley Conference play. Both series will be played at 12pm and 2pm. See you at the ballpark.
Feather River Sweeps Redwoods and Lassen
Push Record to 23-8
Quincy CA – The Golden Eagles would host the Butte College Roadrunners on Tuesday April 10th for their final home game of the regular season. In game one the offense would get things going early scoring three runs in the bottom of the first inning. FRC would add three more runs in the third and four in the fourth to route the Roadrunner 10-0. Karly Hall and Alexa Youngberg would lead the offense with three hits each. Lexi McKinnon would add two hits of her own and Rachel Itskin, Julianna Waller, Gabby Palmer, and Kristina Rozelle would all add one hit a piece. Julianna Waller would lead the Eagles in the pitching circle going four innings, giving up only one hit while striking out five. It would take the Golden Eagles a little longer to get things going in game two. The offense would finally bust threw in the third inning, striking for three runs. They would add two more runs in the fifth inning and another run in the sixth to win the game 6-1. Karly Hall would once again lead the offense with a clutch two out double to plate two runs in the third. Kristina Rozelle would add two hits of her own. Melissa Smith would lead the Golden Eagles in the circle going all seven innings, giving up one run and only three hits while striking out ten.
Quincy CA – The Feather River College softball team played host to the College of the Redwoods Corsairs on Friday April 6th. Feather River would score six runs in the bottom of the first inning and never look back. FRC would add two more runs in the second inning and another six in the fourth to route Redwoods 14-0. Offensive leaders for the Golden Eagles were Ashley Barrett, who would have two hits on the day which included a triple and a her fourth home run of the season, Karly Hall would add three doubles, and Lexi McKinnon with two hits. In the circle, the game would be dominated by Julianna Waller. Waller would go four shut out innings while striking out six. Game two would begin the same as game one as the Golden Eagles would jump out to an impressive lead, scoring four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. They would add another run in the third, two in the fifth and a final run in the sixth for a final score of 8-0. Lexi McKinnon would lead the offense with an impressive showing. McKinnon would come to the plate with one out in the bottom of the first and the bases loaded. McKinnon would blast a 2-1 pitch over the centerfield wall for a grand slam. McKinnon would step to the plate again in the sixth with one out and blast a mercy rule walk off home run over the centerfield wall to give the Golden Eagles a 8-0 victory. Other offensive leaders would include Ashley Barrett with two hits, Gabby Palmer, Karly Hall, Alexa Youngberg, Rachel Hatzell and Delanie Bryan would all have one hit each. In the circle, Melissa Smith would go the distance throwing a two hit shutout while striking out nine.
The Golden Eagles hit the road again and will take on the Shasta College Knights on Sunday April 15th at 12 @ 2. They will then travel to Eureka to take on College of the Redwoods at 12 @ 2pm.
Golden Eagles Split weekend Series
Push record to 8-1
Stockton CA - Feather River found themselves in a dog fight with #3 ranked San Joaquin Delta College in the first game of a double header on Saturday February 25th. In a pitchers dual that matched up FRC's Melissa Smith and Delta's Kelsie Monroe the game would remain scoreless until the 5th inning when FRC's Kristina Rozelle would step to the plate with Ashley Barrett on second a two outs. Rozelle would deliver a 2 out RBI single to put the Golden Eagles on top 1-0. Delta would answer right back in the bottom of the 5th with a sacrafice fly to centerfield with one out to plate the tying run. Delta would add another run in the top of the 6th, which would prove to be the game winner as the Golden Eagles would drop their first game of the season in a close 2-1 battle. Coach Taylor would state, "when in close games against good teams, it comes down to defense and we made two more mistakes then they did and that proved to be the difference."
Game two would match up the Golden Eagles against Reedley College. FRC would come out swinging, scoring 1 run in the first on a RBI double by Kristina Rozelle. The third inning the Eagles would add three more runs on a 3 run home run by Lexi Mckinnon. The offense would continue to pressure Reedley in the 4th with RBI's of the bats of Ashley Barrett and Kristina Rozelle. The game would tighten up in the fifth when Reedley's Bri Perez would send a 0-0 pitch over the right field wall for a grand slam to shrink FRC's lead to 6-4. Feather River would waste little time answering as they would plate two more runs in the top of the sixth with an RBI single off the bat of Lexi McKinnon to push FRC's lead to 8-4. That is were the scoring would end as FRC would go on to win the game 8-4 and improve their season win loss record to 8-1. The Golden Ealgles will be back in action this Saturday March 3rd at San Mateo College, then play their first home games of the season on Sunday March 4th vs. American River College at 12pm and 2pm. See you at the ballpark!
Feather River Opens Season 5-0
Santa Rosa & Monterey CA - The Golden eagles opened the 2012 season on Febraury 3rd with victories over Santa rosa College and Gavilan College. In game #1, FRC would come out swinging, scoring 5 runs in the second inning. They would never look back as the score would finish with a 9-1 Feather River win. the Golden Eagles were lead by a strong pitching performance by Melissa Smith (South Lake Tahoe H.S.). She would go six shutout innings, striking out 5 and only allowing three hits. The offense was led by Gabby Palmer (Castro Valley H.S.) Lexi McKinnon (DaMonte Ranch H.S.) and Alexa Youngberg (Galena H.S.) who all had two hits. Game #2 matched the Golden Eagles up against Gavilan College out of Gilroy CA. The game would stay scoreless until the 3rd inning when Ashley Barrett (DaMonte Ranch H.S.) would line a shot over the right field fence to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. Palmer would follow with a walk, then Sonia Marin (Elko H.S.) would follow with a double off the wall scoring Palmer. Feather Rive would score 2 more runs in the 4th on a solo home run off the bat of Alexa Youngberg and another double by Marin, scoring Rachel Hatzell (Quincy H.S.). This would be all the runs starting pitchiner Julianna Waller (Spanish Springs H.S.)would need as she would dominate the game going seven strong innings. Waller would give a complete game performance striking out 5 while giving up only one run in the seventh.
February 4th - Saturday the Golden eagles would upscore their opponents 29-0 in route to their 3rd and 4th vicotries of the season. Game #1 would match up the Golden Eagles against Mission College. The scoring would come early and often for the eagles offense as they would score 8 runs in the second, 1 in the 3rd, 1 in the 4th, and 6 in the 5th. The offense was led by Gabby Palmer, Sonia Marin, Kristina Rozelle, and Karly Hall, who all recorded three hits. Julianna Waller would also add two hits. Melissa Smith led the way for the Golden Eagles striking out 3 Mission College hitters in route to a 16 - 0 win and her second win of the season. Game #2 matched up the Vivtor Valley Rams vs. the Golden Eagles. FRC would jump on the board first with a single run in the first, but it was the second inning that would prove to be the back breaker for Victor Valley as the Golden Eagles would score twelve. the offense was led by Ashley Barrett and Karly Hall, who each had two hits. Julianna Waller would dominate in the circle allowing only 2 hits while striking out 6.
February 5th - Sunady would match up the host team Monterey Peninsula College vs. FRC. This would be a tough test as the Golden Eagles ran into a quality pitcher for Monterey. This would be a pitchers dual through 7 innings as the game was tied 0-0 going into the top of the seventh. Karly Hall would led off the 7th by drawing a walk. After a pop up to the first baseman for the first out, Alexa Youngberg would deliver a solid single to left to set the stage for Julianna Waller. Waller would line a ball to left. The left fielder was unable to make the play braking the tie and giving the Golden Eagles a 1-0 lead. Ashley Barrett would then step to the plate with runners on 1st and 2nd and deliver a double to the right field wall to score the 2nd and final run of the inning. That would be all starting pitcher Melissa Smith would need as she was fantastic all game. She would finish the game allowing only three scattered hits while dominating the Monterey hitters with 8 strikeouts. The game would end in a 2-0 victory. The Golden Eagles will take the field next on February 18th at Foothill College in Los Altos, CA. We hope to see you at the ballpark.
Golden Eagles prepare for 2012 Season kickoff at Santa Rosa
January 19, 2012 - The 2012 Feather River College softball team will kick off their 2012season with a double header at Santa Rosa vs. Gavilan College at 12pm. Immediatly following the contest with Gavilan, FRC will battle the host team Santa Rosa. The 2012 team is a young team full of talented freshman, but look to be lead by returning all conference performers Karly Hall and Ashley Barrett. Coach Taylor is optimistic about the 2012 team and will be looking for strong first week performances from his young talent. "We still have some work to do before Feb 3rd, but we will be ready." The 2012 roster hopes to see you at the ballpark on February 3rd and are all looking forward to a competitive season of softball.