Last Friday’s deluge turned Cosumnes River College’s softball field into unplayable slop on Saturday, so the teams met on Monday afternoon instead.
In the opener, the Hawks grabbed an early lead with a run in the first, then steadily added to it as they built a 10-0 lead after four innings. The Falcons put together three singles, a hit batter, and another single to score two runs in the fifth, but that was all they would get, falling 10-2 in five innings.
In the second game, freshman Tatyana Rosen put the Falcons ahead early with a long home run to left field (her team-leading fourth of the season), driving in Hope Ferri and Kelsey Liddell for a 3-0 lead. The Hawks responded with one run in their half of the first, the added three more in the second to lead 4-3. They then broke the game open with two in the fourth and three more in the fifth. Meanwhile, the Falcons could not add on to their run total despite getting the leadoff hitter on base in four different innings and eventually lost to the Hawks, 10-3. Rosen finished with three hits (single, double, and homer) and three RBI, while Delana Provan had a double and a single.
The Falcons struggled to generate any offense against Diablo Valley, as they lost 5-0 in Pleasant Hill on Tuesday afternoon. The Falcons will host American River on Saturday for an afternoon doubleheader.
The FLC baseball team opened their three-game series against Santa Rosa on Tuesday with hopes of extending their six-game winning streak, but the host Bear Cubs had other ideas as they toppled the Falcons, 5-2.
The Bear Cubs got on the board early with three runs in the first inning, highlighted by a two-run homer. Falcon starter Andrew Vaughn then shut down the Bear Cubs over the next four innings, giving his team a chance to get back in the game. The Falcons finally broke through in the sixth when Anthony Mislinski’s two-out double scored Aidan Malm to make it 3-1, but that was all they’d get as Mislinski was stranded at second. The Bear Cubs added two in their half of the sixth to extend their lead to 5-1. Things got interesting when the Falcons got the first two batters on base to start the seventh, but they got just one run from that rally and never mounted a series threat after that.
The Falcons fell to 8-8 in Big 8 play (23-9 overall) and remain in fifth place in the Big 8, three games behind both Sierra and Sac City. The Falcons host Santa Rosa at Falcon Field on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
The fifth-seeded Falcons pulled off a stunning upset in Hayward on Tuesday afternoon when they defeated fourth-seeded Chabot – a team they’d lost to 7-2 back in February – by the narrowest of margins, 5-4.
Things did not look good for the Falcons after they lost two of the three doubles matches to start the match down 2-1. The excitement started building, though, after Stephen Morley won at No. 2 singles and Dan Lee won in three sets at No. 6 singles. With No. 1 singles Daniel Alves also claiming victory, the score was tied 4-4 with just one match – No. 4 singles - still in progress.
Falcon sophomore Diego Villamil split the first two sets with Chabot’s Noah Moeckelman, 6-7, 7-5, creating a ‘winner- take-all’ third set. When Villamil won the third set 6-4, it touched off a raucous Falcon celebration.
The Falcons advance to the regional semifinals against No. 2-seeded DeAnza College Tuesday, April 17 in Cupertino.
Men’s Doubles Men’s Singles
Alves/Morley lost 5-8 #1 Daniel Alves won 7-6, 6-0
Villamil/Renslo lost 0-8 #2 Stephen Morley won 7-5, 6-0
B Lee/D Lee won 8-6 #3 Brian Lee lost 1-6, 3-6
#4 Diego Villamil won 6-7, 7-5, 6-4
#5 Jet Renslo lost 5-7, 0-6
#6 Dan Lee won 6-2, 0-6, 6-4
The FLC women’s tennis team, having already lost 8-1 to Modesto in February, knew they’d have to play their best on Tuesday in Modesto to advance further in the regional playoffs.
The fifth-seeded Falcons let a couple possible doubles wins slip from their grasp, which ultimately turned the tide in Modesto’s favor, as the Pirates pulled out a 5-1 victory. Anjelica Frank and Abriana Rowe were up 7-5 but eventually lost 9-7 at No. 1 doubles, and Erin Cline and Laura Parkyn (No. 2 doubles) came from down 2-5 to tie their match at 6-6 before losing 8-6.
Regan Blomquist and Nataleigh Boyle were the only doubles winners for FLC, 8-6. After three of the singles matches went to Modesto and the outcome was assured (five wins), the remaining matches were halted. The Falcons finished the season with a dual team record of 9-5 and made the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons.
Women’s Doubles Women’s Singles
Frank/Rowe lost 7-9 #1 Anjelica Frank ahead 6-3, 5-4
Cline/Parkyn lost 6-8 #2 Abriana Rowe 6-4, 4-5 (unfinished) Blomquist/Boyle won 8-6 #3 Erin Cline lost 0-6, 2-6
#4 Laura Parkyn behind 6-3, 4-6, 0-2
#5 Regan Blomquist lost 3-6, 2-6
#6 Nataleigh Boyle lost 4-6, 3-6