Game Coverage

Panthers’ baseball loses to Wolverines
By | Staff Writer
April 3

City College baseball failed to get the three-game sweep on Sierra College March 28 when the Wolverines defeated the Panthers 10-3.

The Wolverines started the game with three hits and two runs scored in the first inning. Designated hitter Kyle Dixon got home from a sacrifice fly after a double down the right field line put him on base. The second run came by a RBI double from shortstop Bret Sundber.

The Panthers would mirror Sierra’s first inning with one run on three hits. Catcher Austin Spainhour singled up the middle to bring center fielder Jared James home for an RBI. City College ended the inning with three runners on base.

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SCC softball sweeps day
By | Staff Writer
March 27

City College’s softball team swept Big 8 Conference opponent San Joaquin Delta College in a double header at home March 22 in The Yard for final scores of 10-9 and 3-2 respectively.

Game one began with a monstrous first inning for the Panthers. The team totaled nine runs and nine hits in the inning.

Shortstop Mickey Loveridge started the game with a three-run home run to deep center field and added one more RBI before the inning ended. Catcher Allie Cheetham and Outfielder Megan Winton both had RBIs in the inning, and second baseman Stephanie Bagwell scored a run after getting on base from a fielding error.

In the bottom of the second inning, Delta began to mount a comeback, getting three runs on four hits. The team ended the inning with three runners left on base.

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Panthers' baseball falls to Bear Cubs
By | Staff Writer
March 25

City College’s baseball team suffered its third loss this season, after falling short Saturday in the ninth inning by one run.

The Panthers came into the game undefeated at home and in conference play, looking for a sweep over the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs.

Santa Rosa earned an early lead in the second inning on a base hit by catcher Spencer Neve. City College responded by tying the game on a triple by lead-off man Jared James in the third.

Santa Rosa scored a pair of runs in the sixth, followed by one more run in the seventh. The team went into the bottom of the ninth leading 4-1. However, City College did not go down easily.

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SCC tennis loses, remains positive
By | Staff Writer
March 24

The college’s No. 1 men’s player Juan Ortiz, whose match against Reedley’s Daniel Remer was the longest of the day, won two sets to one. Ortiz was down in the first set but came back, pushing his opponent into mistakes.

On the women’s side, No. 1 doubles players Nadyzyea Stokes and Vanessa Van Der Valk fell 8-4 to the Tigers’ No. 1 team. The No. 2 women’s partners of Maliyah Shavers and Brenda Saeturn lost 8-2.

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By | Staff Writer
March 13

For City College vs. Reeley College March 6 game coverage, click below on Sports.

City College softball got the upper hand against American River College March 11 when it won 9-2 in a dominant effort.

In the first inning, the Panthers’ defense was flawless. With one out and one on for American River College, shortstop Mickey Loveridge turned a 6-3 double play to end the inning.

The runs for the Panthers came early. In the bottom of the first, with the bases loaded, Loveridge hit a two-RBI double to put the Panthers on the board first.

The lone mistake from the Panthers’ defense came in the fourth inning. With two outs and runners on third and first, both players began to steal bases. A throw to second would have ended the inning, but after a brief hesitation, the decision was a late throw to home plate.

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SCC baseball takes Reedley College
By | Staff Writer
March 13

Despite allowing nine hits, the City College baseball team was able to beat Reedley College March 7 by a score of 5-2.

In the first inning of play, starting pitcher Taylor Shores started off rocky, walking the first two batters he faced. The team got out of the inning safely with Reedley having two players left on base.

Reedley was able to score in the second inning off an RBI single, but was stopped from doing any real damage in the inning.

The bottom of the third inning came with a bit of confusion when what seemed like an RBI triple for outfielder Christian Bracero was called an automatic double when the ball went under the outfield fence.

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By | Staff Writer
March 13

The City College softball team lost a close game to Solano College March 6 when the Falcons took the Panthers with an added insurance run in the seventh inning for a final score of 5-2.

The game started as a pitcher’s duel between the Panthers’ Ashten Welch and the Falcons’ Shannon Mestas. The two would match each other pitch for pitch until the third inning.

The game marked Welch’s seventh start of the season, coming into the game with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 1.62.

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SCC takes Yuba College, skillful batting credited
By | Staff Writer
March 12

Panthers’ baseball remains undefeated at home with a win against the Yuba College 49ers March 6 as starter Zach Smart pitched a gem and hitters continued to swing their bats well.

Smart, making his second start of the season, came into the game with a 1.20 ERA and 12 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched. Smart utilized his off-speed pitches early in counts to keep Yuba College hitters guessing and off-balance.

“Zach Smart was outstanding,” said Panthers’ Head Coach Derek Sullivan. …

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Panthers lose to Bulldogs
By | Staff Writer
March 5

City College’s tennis team faced a difficult challenger Feb. 25 as the Panthers lost every match to Fresno City College, the 2013’s state champion.

“Fresno is just very deep,” said City College’s head coach Dave Griffin.

In doubles, the women’s No. 1 team stood out, falling to the Bulldogs 8-6 in a spirited match. With the pairing of City College’s Vanessa Van Der Valk and Fresno’s Nadzeya Stokes, Stokes had her hands full.

“It was a good, very good match.” Van Der Valk said. “Coach says that we are improving.”

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Panthers' talent pool
By | Staff Writer
March 3

More than 150 athletes from six contending colleges packed Hoos Pool for the Los Rios Invite Feb. 28 when the Panthers saw 317 points to place fifth.

The meet started with the women’s 400-yard medley relay. City College women’s Team A added 5.08 seconds to its entry time of 4:59.63 to place seventh among 10 teams. City College’s Team B recorded a time of 5:38.20, placing 10th in the event.

Up next was the men’s 400-yard medley relay. City College’s Team A dropped 13.85 seconds from its entry time of 4:16.43, landing the team first place in its heat, but seventh overall. Team B also dropped their time to 4:36.04, landing in 13th place overall.

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