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Softball Team Earns #5 Seed; Hosts Playoff Series This Weekend

Over the weekend, the SCC Panthers softball team was named the #5 seed for the California Community College Athletic Association Northern California Regional playoffs!

Because of that seeding, SCC will host the first round of the playoffs (a best 2-of-3 series), vs. Shasta, as follows:
• Saturday, May 2: First pitch at 2 pm
• Sunday, May 3: First pitch of first game at Noon; If a second game is needed (e.g. If each team has won one game at that point), it would begin approximately 1/2 hour after the end of the first game, but not earlier than 2 pm.

Congratulations to Coach Kiernan and the team!

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Panthers beat No. 1 Team in the Country

The Sac City baseball team erased an early three-run deficit to beat San Joaquin Delta College 7-5 on Saturday in Stockton to u[pend the Mustangs’ bid for a perfect season. Delta is currently ranked No. 1 in the state and nation by the college baseball group perfectgame.org.

Eddie Sievers went 3-for-4 with a double and Jacob Thomas scored two runs for the Panthers, who improved to 14-16 on the season.

Delta is now 28-1.

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Sports Hall of Fame to Induct 8

Sac City’s Athletic Hall of Fame will add eight new members to its roster on Friday, April 17 at the Dante Club, 2330 Fair Oaks Blvd. The event starts with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and the Induction Program at 8.

The Inductees are:

Jackie Corriea – Women’s Track 1998-1999

Ed Delzer – Baseball 1981

Percy Green – Football 1963-1964

Tina Green – Women’s Basketball 1989-1990; 1991-1992

Rich Hanna – Cross Country 1983-1984

Joe Kemp – Men’s Basketball 1967-1969

Lyndsey Klein – Softball 1997-1998

Jaquillia Lewis – Women’s Track 1997-1999

John Ming – Wrestling 1969-1970

The hall of fame ceremony costs $40 per person, with a choice of prime rib, chicken or vegetable entrée. Please RSVP by April 9th to Laura Love at 558-2420, or LoveL@scc.losrios.edu

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Panthers Claw From Behind To Beat CRC

Using the long ball, Sac City’s softball team erased an early four-run deficit to beat previously unbeaten Cosumnes River 9-8 in extra innings Saturday. Aaliyah Oliver was one of four Panthers with a home run, hers a towering three-run shot that tied the game at 7-7. Emily Murphy’s homer in the seventh inning tied the game again at 8-8 before Megan Anthony’s sacrifice fly won it in the bottom of the eighth.

For more information on the game, visit the Sac City Express account of the game.

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A lot of Winning on Saturday

Morgan Welch tossed a complete-game no-hitter, with one walk and four strikeouts, as the Lady Panthers beat Modesto 8-0 at the Sac City softball field. Megan Anthony had a triple among two hits, Taylor McDowell had two singles, and Aaliyah Oliver had a bases-loaded double to lead the offense. It was Sac City’s first win in conference play. The Panthers came back later in the afternoon to win the second game of the doubleheader by the score of 10-2. Sac City plays host to Cosumnes River at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Anthony Fellman went 3-for-3 with four runs scored as the Panthers baseball team beat American River 13-5 on Saturday at Union Stadium. Malcom Boehm had a double and two singles with three RBI in the game, which also was the first Big 8 Conference win for Sac City. Pitcher Steve Daini picked up his second win in relief. The Panthers travel to Santa Rosa on Tuesday.

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Panthers Softballers Go 4-0 at Fresno Tournament

Sac City’s Softball team emerged victorious from the recent Fresno Tournament, winning all four games Feb. 28 and March 1. The Panthers beat Porterville College 3-2, Ohlone 8-5, Fresno 8-3 and Merced 11-0 in the final game.

Freshman First-baseman Erikka Burke leads the Panthers with a .395 batting average and 12 RBI thus far. She also is tied for the team lead with two home runs. Kailey Olcott (So., INF), Riley Ammaturo (So., OF) and Noelani Kakalia (So, 1B) also have hit two home runs for Sac City.

The team is batting .315 with 100 runs scored in its first 15 games and sports a 10-5 record.

Sac City plays host to Diablo Valley College on Tuesday at 3 p.m., and Modesto in a doubleheader at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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Sac City Sports Unveils New Website

The Sac City Athletics Department has just released an brand new website, filled with the latest scores, standings, player profiles, staff biographies and more.

Built in consultation with the SCC IT Department and webmaster, Presto Sports developed the site to be constantly updated with the latest information concerning Sac City sports and our 200+ student athletes. In addition, it was built to reflect the main SCC Website in look and feel, while still celebrating the nearly 20 intercollegiate sports here on campus.

Check it out at sccpanthers.losrios.edu

 

 

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Panthers Sweep Butte College Over the Weekend

Sac City’s baseball team improved to 6-4 on the season after a 3-game sweep of Butte College over the weekend in a home-home-home series.

On Thursday in Oroville, the Panthers beat the Roadrunners 10-2 as Alex Muzzi went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and two runs scored. Drake Atlee cracked two doubles and Matt Poulin went 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI. Starting pitcher Ben Ritchey improved to 3-0 after allowing two runs on seven hits in eight innings of work.

The Panthers picked up Friday right where they left off on Thursday by downing Butte 4-2 at Union Stadium. Sac City scored three runs in the fifth inning to take command of the game. Alex Muzzi continued his hot streak by going 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Anthony Fellman and Nolan Ryan each had two hits for the Panthers, while Steve Dani picked up the win in relief.

Sac City earned the sweep with a 9-3 win on Saturday back in Oroville. Once again, Alex Muzzi led the way with a home run, double and 2 RBI as the Panthers broke open a close game with four runs in the 7th inning. Brandon Nunn notched the victory in relief.

The Panthers play host to Santa Rosa CC on Thursday at Union Stadium. First pitch is set for 2 p.m.

 

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SCC Softball Team Recognized as Student-Scholars

The California Community College Athletic Association has named the SCC Softball Team a Scholar Team recipient for 2015. It is a special award that recognizes the academic achievement of each member of the team.
The team will be acknowledged at the annual CCCAA convention later this spring for their academic progress. Congratulations Lady Panthers!

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SCC Coach Talks Strategy on Brink of New Season

As the Sac City Panthers prepare for the beginning of the new baseball season, coach Derek Sullivan was recently interviewed by TopCoachPodcast.com.

According to the website, Top Coach is an “interview podcast with baseball coaches, about baseball coaches, and aimed at baseball coaches. … Quite often, the coaches will also tackle some of the hot issues of the day.”

Coach Sullivan is the third Sac City head coach to be interviewed by Top Coach, following former coaches Rob Cooper and Jerry Weinstein.

To listen to the podcast with Coach Sullivan, click here