The Falcons made a quick road trip to Oroville/Chico for a non-conference game at Butte College on Monday afternoon and came home with a 12-7 victory, their third straight and sixth in their last seven games.
The trio of outfielder Mitchell Hebner, third baseman Anthony Mislinski, and designated hitter Andrew Williams all collected three hits apiece – each with a single, a double, and a homer – to pace the Falcon offense. With four home runs – Jack Rotteveel also had a 2-run homer in the first - the Falcons take over as the top home run hitting team in the state with 32, one ahead of yesterday’s opponent Butte. Relief pitcher Myles Corrigan earned his first collegiate win with five innings of two-run relief, spanning the third through seventh innings. The win was the Falcons’ 20th of the season, as they improved to 20-8 overall. They return to Big 8 scheduled play at last-place Modesto (3-12, 13-16 overall) on Tuesday afternoon.
The men’s golf team, after a three-week layoff due to rainouts and a spring break hiatus, picked up right where they left off with a victory in Big 8 tournament No. 8 on Monday afternoon at Stockton Country Club. The Falcons shot a team score of 387, their lowest total of the season thus far, and were 13 strokes ahead of runner-up American River. Four Falcons shot in the 70s on Monday, a first for coach Barry Zarecky’s 2018 team. Brandon Kelly led the way with a 74, the second lowest score of the tournament, followed closely by Max Menconi with 75. Austin Bennett recorded his best round of the season with 77 while Connor Gaymon carded a 79.
Besides being a Big 8 Conference tournament, Monday’s tournament was also a 14-team invitational that included most of the northern California colleges. The Falcons tied for second overall with Chabot, eight strokes behind winner Monterey Peninsula.
Big 8 Team Scores FLC Individuals
Folsom Lake 387 Brandon Kelly 74
American River 400 Max Menconi 75
Sierra 406 Austin Bennett 77
Santa Rosa 421 Connor Gaymon 79
Delta 422 Jacob Russell 82
Napa Valley 437 Jake Smolinsky 96
The Falcons will attempt to extend their 20-point lead in the Big 8 standings on Wednesday in Big 8 tournament No. 9 at Wildhorse Golf Club in Davis.