Information Provided by Ronald Richardson, FLC Athletic Coordinator/Kinesiology Professor
Baseball Routs Gavilan
Softball Loses Two at American River
W Tennis Edges Sierra
M Tennis Dominates Solano
M Golf Stumbles, Takes Fourth
The Falcons travelled to Gilroy yesterday for the rubber match of their three game series with Gavilan College and turned a close game into a rout with a six-run seventh inning and a four-run ninth, eventually winning 14-3. FLC starting pitcher Josh Moore threw six scoreless innings to earn the win, and the bullpen allowed just two hits the rest of the way. Right fielder Tyler Kaim continued his torrid streak at the plate as he drove in four runs with four hits (including two doubles) in six at-bats while improving his team-leading batting average to .375. The Falcons are now off untilFriday, when they host Monterey Peninsula for a two-game weekend series (weather and field conditions permitting).
Folsom Lake – 14 Gavilan– 3
R H E
Gavilan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 7 2
Folsom Lake 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 1 4 14 13 1
The Falcon women took on Los Rios sister college American River for an afternoon doubleheader in Carmichael but came away empty handed, losing 9-1 in the opener and 11-2 in the late game. In the first game, a tight pitcher’s duel kept both teams scoreless until the third, when ARC scratched out two runs. Pitcher Anna Ydiarte kept the Falcons in the game, but her efforts were undone by some fielding errors that led to several more runs for the Beavers. In game two, the Beavers took an early lead that the Falcons would never recover from as they rallied for seven runs in the first inning. The Falcons have nine days to regroup and let some injuries heal before they take the field against College of the Redwoods on February 26.
Game 1 R H E
Folsom Lake 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2
American River 0 0 2 6 1 9 10 1
Game 2 R H E
Folsom Lake 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 5
American River 7 0 0 4 0 11 10 1
The Falcons opened their Big 8 Conference schedule at Sierra College on Tuesday afternoon and continued their run of victories as they edged the Wolverines, 5-4. The Falcons won on the strength of the Frank sisters (Anjelica and Ariel) and Sophie Taber, all of whom were winners in both singles and doubles. Ariel Frank lost her first set before coming back to take the next two, while Anjelica and Sophie won in straight sets. The Falcons will put their 5-0 record on the line when they travel to Santa Rosa on Friday to face the defending Big 8 Champion Bearcubs.
Women’s Singles Women’s Doubles
Hannah Crookham lost 6-4, 0-6, 4-6 Crookham/Taber won 8-3
Sophie Taber won 6-2, 7-5 Frank/Frank won 8-4
Anjelica Frank won 6-2, 6-2 Lewis/Tacuyan lost 5-8
Ariel Frank won 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
Emma Lewis lost 1-6, 1-6
Alex Tacuyan lost 2-6, 3-6
Solano College added men’s tennis to their athletic program this spring and the FLC men did their best to welcome them into the Big 8 Conference with a 9-0 shutout. With Praj Ta (#5 singles, #1 doubles team) out with an injury, the Falcons still dominated Solano as they won in straight sets in all but one match, improving their season record to 4-0. They will now set their sights on Friday’s match at Santa Rosa, which should be a legitimate test for the Falcons.
Men’s Singles Men’s Doubles
Sean Alves won 6-1, 6-0 Alves/Hennessey won 8-4
Max Hennessey won 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 Garcia/Morgan won 8-1
Shawn Morgan won 6-1, 6-2 Bagnas/Conley won 8-2
Francisco Garcia won 6-3, 6-4
Bill Bagnas won 6-3, 6-1
Kevin Conley won 6-1, 6-0
The Falcons had four players shoot scores in the 80’s as they tumbled from the Big 8 North division lead, finishing fourth in NorCal “Major” tournament #2. “I was shocked at how poorly we played,” responded coach Barry Zarecky. “There’s really no explanation for it, other than a mental breakdown.” The Falcons still shot 397 and finished fourth in the 13-team field, as well as second within the Big 8 North division thanks to some good scores put up by Mason Troike ( 2-under-par 70) and Eric Olsem (74). But with four golfers in the mid 80’s, there was no chance to defeat Santa Rosa (370 team score) on Tuesday. “I hope it was a fluke. The conditions could not have been better,” noted Zarecky. The Falcons will have until next Wednesday’s Big 8 Tournament #4 at Whitney Oaks (Rocklin) to sort things out.
Team Scores FLC Individuals
Santa Rosa 370 Mason Troike 70
Reedley 372 Eric Olsem 74
Chabot 379 Chris McKnight 83
Folsom Lake 397 Matt Shirley 85
Sierra 402 Alex Gianulias 85
(several others….) Nick Fowler 88
American River 430
Napa Valley 441
Fri Feb 19 M/W Tennis at Santa Rosa, 1:00 pm
Baseball vs Monterey at FLC, 5:00 pm
Sat Feb 20 Baseball vs Monterey at FLC, 12 noon
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