#12 Hawks leave bases loaded in 9th, lose at home to #1 Delta 4-3..
Coast Conference Champs #12 Cabrillo, open season next week in the East Bay, Tues 1/27 @ Los Medanos and Thurs 1/29 @ DVC...
The Hawks start their quest for an unprecedented 3rd straight Coast Conference title, Tues 1/27 at Los Medanos. Returning 1st All Conference pitcher Ryan Capozza, will take the mound in the opener and newcomer Devon Loomis (transfer from Univ of San Francisco) will take the mound on Thursday 1/29 at Diablo Valley College.
The Hawks return many key players from last years conference champ and super regional team. Pitcher Matt Palazzo will make up the rest of the starting staff. Returners Andrew Dughi, Andy Morris and Ryan Stevenson return to to anchor the staff. Matt Deane, a key pitcher on the 2013 conference champ and super regional team also returns to the back end of games. Newcomers Kyle Cambron, Johhny Briedenthal, Thijs Teenwick and Johhny Carmona should be key members of the staff.
Lucas Hewitt and 1st teamer Matthew Valdez return from last years team, which has added many older and key players. Mark Ortiz and JQ Folena (both starters from the 2013 champions) return from injury. Scott Akrop (San Jose St.) and frosh Zane Gelphman look to provide power in the middle of the lineup. WIth the outfielders of Jake Raynaud, Luke Tokunaga and Daniel Gonzales, this position is stong. Angel Sanchez will man 2nd base after playing in 2013 at Arizona West and newcomer Zane Gelphman looks to fullfill many roles. The catching position will be manned by Houston Roberts, Mike Mine, and Chris Ortiz.
The Hawks have a daunting pre-conference schedule featuring perrenial powers Feather River, Delta, Marin and Sac City. 16 of the first 18 games will be on the road.
Hawks crush the classroom this Fall, highest team GPA in 7 years. The Hawks earn a team GPA of 3.11...
WIth great focus and effort, the Hawks showed vast improvement in the classroom, earning a team GPA of 3.11. By far the highest GPA of any Hawks squad of late, credit goes to the players efforts and a tremendous academic environment created by Academic Adviser/Study Hall coordinator/Asst Coach Dylan Gavin.
The Hawks look to improve upon this GPA this upcoming semester.
Article on Super Hawk Jerry Skolnick..
Here's the article about Jerry in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, click Here
4 Hawks to participate in the Nor Cal Sophmore Sunday at Cosumnes River CC..
1b Mike Angulo, SS Matthew Valdez, RHP Matt Palazzo and RHP Ryan Capozza, will all represent the Hawks in the state Sophmore Showcase this Sunday @ Consumes River CC. This is a highly attended evert by all D1 and pro scouts and is run by the CA JC coaches.
Here's the link for more info: http://www.cccbca.com/information/showcase_2014
ALL FALL CALENDARS AVAILABLE HERE...
Sophmore JQ Folena, Summer Ball Newspaper Article....
Honors keep coming for league MVP Nat Hamby, named to All-State and All-Region team...
Hawk 3b Scott Mercer commits to Play at Univ of Texas Pan-American...
Hawks season comes to end in Santa Rosa, lose best of 3 Super Regional 2-1..
The Hawks headed north this past weekend for a three game set with the Santa Rosa Bear Cubs. Cabrillo jumped to an early 1-0 series lead behind a fantastic complete game by Matthew Palozzo and big hits by Naz Thibodeaux and Scott Mercer. The final score was 2-1.
The Santa Rosa Bear Cubs bats came alive in game two as they were able to push across 13 runs on 19 hits. Cabrillo only managed 3 hits and the series headed to a third game with the momentum in the Bear Cubs favor.
The Hawks were able to plate the first run of the game in the second inning on another big hit by Naz Thibodeax. However, the Bear Cubs were able to score in the second as well and the game remained tied until the eighth inning when a one out double gave the Bear Cubs their second run. Facing a 2-1 defecit in the 9th inning, the Hawks were able to get runners on first and second with one out, but were unable to push across the tying run.
Hawks lose wild Game 2, 6-5 in 13 innings; battle back and win Game 3, 4-2 and advance to the Super Regionals for the 2nd straight year...
The Hawks were up 3-2 in the 8th with two outs and two strikes when the Sac City Panthers hit a bases clearing double to take a 5-3 lead. In the 9th the Hawks were able to fight back and plate two runs, the later coming on Mike Angulo's RBI single. The game went to extras and remained scoreless until the Panthers walked off on a RBI single through the left side by Nolan Ryan after a botched squeeze play.
In Game 2 of the double header the Hawks faced an early 1-0 deficit after the Panthers plated a run in the first. However, the Hawks were able to drive 4 across in the 3rd inning on some fortunate bounces and clutch hitting by Scott Mercer and Mike Angulo. That ended up being enough as the Sac City Panthers were only able to score once more in the 8th. Ryan Capozza was dominant in the series clincher throwing a complete game and advancing the Hawks to the Super Regionals.
Hawks win game 1 of Regional Series, 6-1 vs Sac City...
Matt Palazzo earned his 4th win of the season, as he threw 7 strong innings and Eddy puga earned his 5th save of the year. Mike Angulo had 3 hits and Naz Thibodeaux had 2 hits.
The Series Continues Sat 5/3 with a game at 11am.
Cabrillo wins 2nd straight Conference title, Return to playoffs for the 4th straight year...
10 Hawks earn All Conference Honors, Nat Hamby named MVP..
MVP 1st Team 2nd Team Honorable Mention
Nat Hamby Matt Palazzo Pitcher Mike Angulo DH Ryan Stevinson Relief Pitcher
Ryan Capozza Pitcher Conor Havtsad OF
Eddy Puga Relief Pitcher
Josh Thorpe Catcher
Naz Thibodeaux OF
Caleb Fidiam OF
Matthew Valdez SS
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