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Renegades Softball, Baseball in the Ohlone College Monitor, Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Lady Renegades lose to Lady Rams of Fresno City March 29, 2012, Ohlone College Monitor - Fresno City College Rams had to beat the Lady Renegades and in order to go on to beat San Jose City College to become the March Madness Gold Division champs before going to triumph over Silver Division to win this year's March Madness Tournament championship game.Read more Lady Renegades lose to Lady Rams of Fresno City (PDF, page 8). Baseball team finds groove, wins 10th straight victory Seventh-place Renegades beat first-place Panthers from Hartnell College March 29, 2012, Ohlone College Monitor - The Ohlone Renegades are starting to find their groove as they took down Hartnell College over spring break, marking their 10th straight victory.Read more Baseball team finds groove, wins 10th straight victory (PDF, page 8).


Renegades Baseball is on a Roll (Tri-City Voice, Friday, March 30, 2012)
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Renegades Are On a Roll By Helen Tracey-Noren. Friday, March 30, 2012—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice. Since their loss against Gavilan College at the end of Feb., the Ohlone College Renegades have been on a 10-game winning streak. This hot streak has allowed Ohlone to boast overall results of 15-7 and a conference standing of 9-1, making the Renegades the leading team for the Coast Pacific section of the Northern California Conference. Ohlone earned the title of 2011 State Champion Runner-Up last year and State Champions in 2010. If the Renegades keep on this fortunate streak of wins, they may see another title in the near future. In the Renegades' recent game against Hartnell, freshman catcher Ryan Beal has shown to be a true asset for the team. Beal made several good stops behind the plate during the Hartnell game and is hitting a .368 in his 19 at bats this season. Several MLB teams have also been keeping an eye on Beal with intentions to scout him. These teams include the Red Sox, Angels, and the Astros. Beal has also drawn the attention of such schools as Michigan State, Indiana State, Florida Atlantic University, and others. The future looks bright for the Renegades. Their next games will be against Skyline on March 29, and a make-up game at Monterey on March 30.


Women's Softball: Bizarre play gives Ohlone 18th victory (Tri-City Voice, March 23, 2012)
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Women's Softball: Bizarre play gives Ohlone 18th victory By Biff Jones. Friday, March 23, 2012—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice. Ohlone College Renegades softball team was back in action last Thursday. March 15 at home against Coast Conference South (CCS) foe Cabrillo College of Aptos after its long March Madness weekend. Ohlone, seeking its 10th straight Coast Conference North (CCN) Division championship under head coach, Donna Runyon, was undefeated in league play at 5-0 and 16-6 overall. Sophomore Shortstop/Third Baseman, Kaley Marden (Washington High School, Fremont). —Photo by Mike Heightchew. Getting the start for Ohlone was sophomore southpaw, Katy Bihl from Newark Memorial High School looking for her eighth victory. After a 1, 2, 3 first inning, Cabrillo threatened in the second and third as two runners reached base each inning but Bihl was able to strand all runners. In the bottom of the third the Renegades opened with three hits; a double by sophomore center fielder, Ashley Vignola, Granada High School, Livermore, and two singles by sophomore third baseman, Kaley Marden, Washington High School and sophomore first baseman, Lauren Ermitano, Castro Valley High School for a 2-0 lead. That was all Bihl needed as she retired 14 of the last 16 batters she faced, including 10 in a row at one point. One base runner was a single to the state's leading hitter, Sierra Clark hitting over .600, whom Bihl held to 1/3 on the day and the other was a seventh inning base on balls. Bihl improved to 8-4, pitching a three-hit shutout with just one walk. A game against CCN second place College of San Mateo, 5-1 (25-3 overall) scheduled for Saturday, March 17 was postponed to Saturday, March 31 at noon on the Ohlone Campus. On Tuesday, March 20, the Renegades traveled to Saratoga for a game with CCS West Valley College Vikings. Freshman Brittany Wright, California High School, San Ramon would get the start. Wright, after starting out the season at 3-0, has been struggling as of late with her control and Coach Runyon hoped lessons with a private pitching coach may have straightened out some flaws found in her mechanics. No. 21, Sophomore, Pitcher: Katy Bihl (Newark High School). —Photo by Don Jedlovec. In the first inning Ohlone had its first two hitters, freshman shortstop, Marah Nisbet, California High and Vignola reach baser on two West Valley errors but they were unable to score. Vikings' first saw the hosts load the based on two walks and a hit batsman before Wright struck out the last two hitters and keep the score tied at 0-0. Through five innings, both teams would put runners on base, Ohlone via the base hit and WV via the base on balls and hit batters, but neither could score. Finally in the sixth, after one out, Marden singled and Erimitano followed with a two-run home run for a 2-0 Renegade lead. Both teams then would go relatively quietly until the bizarre bottom of the seventh. Wright, still struggling with her control, walked the lead-off batter and No. 9 hitter, the pitcher. After an out, a Viking single put the tying runs on base and brought the go ahead and winning run to the plate. Another out brought Wright and the Renegades within one out of a shutout victory. Next up was the West Valley clean-up hitter, catcher Taylor Batey, who had reached base twice earlier after being hit and walking before striking out. With the count 3-2, two outs and two runners on base, Batey appeared to swing at ball four. However, the ball hit Batey and the plate umpire awarded Batey first base to load the bases. If a player swings at a pitch that ends up hitting the batter, the call is a strike and the batter is not awarded first base. When Ohlone asked the plate umpire to check with the base umpire whether or not the batter had swung at the ball, the base umpire said there was no swing which would have been strike 3 and the game ending out. Instead it was now bases loaded with two outs and Ohlone leading 2-0 in the bottom of the seventh. Now for the real bizarre play. Up now was first baseman Jessica Barrett who had stuck out twice and flied out earlier. Once again the count would go to 3-2 with two outs and now, bases loaded. After fouling off 2 or 3 pitches, Barrett got one down the middle and she deposited it over the center field fence for what appeared to be a walk off grand slam home run and a 4-2 West Valley win. As the base runners and batter circled the bases they were jumping up and down with sheer joy. After the first base runner crossed home plate, the second base runner jumped up into the air wanting to come down on home plate with both of her feet. However, the landing missed the plate and before she could go back and tag the plate, the third base runner stepped on home plate. This meant the third base runner had passed the second one and that is an out when a runner is passed on the bases by another runner. Now the ruling would be that the first base runner scored, the second one never touch the plate so no run, the third runner was out for passing another runner, and the fourth runner's run did not count because the out was the third out of the inning. So instead of a West Valley 4-2 win it was Ohlone 2 West Valley 1. Remaining regular season home games for Ohlone are the make-up game with San Mateo on the 31st, perennially powerful CCS San Jose City College, Tuesday, April 3, 3 p.m., CCN City College of San Francisco, Saturday, April 7, 1 p.m. and Thursday, April 12, 3 p.m. CCN rival Chabot College.


March Madness ends with wild finishes (Tri-City Voice, March 16, 2012)
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March Madness ends with wild finishes By Biff Jones. Friday, March 16, 2012—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice. Freshman shortstop, Mariah Nisbet, California High School, San Ramon. —Photo by Don Jedlovec. March Madness 2012, ladies fast pitch softball tourney, held this past weekend, March 10-11 at Central Park in Fremont and hosted by Ohlone College Renegades, saw plenty of action, especially in Sunday's Gold Bracket games. Saturday was pool play with 16 California Community College teams participating in four pools, A, B, C, D, of four teams each while Sunday's games would be single elimination play. On Saturday the Renegades opened against Merced with sophomore Lauren Ermitano out of Castro Valley High School toeing the rubber. Ohlone started out like it was going to run away with an opening game victory taking an 11-3 lead after three innings. However, walks and Renegade fielding errors over the last three innings saw Ohlone escape with a 12-9 win. Ermitano gave up six runs on six hits and three walks over the first five innings while reliever, freshman Brittany Wright, California High School, San Ramon, allowed three runs (one earned) on four walks and no hits. Renegades committed six errors during the game. Offensively, Ermitano helped her own cause going 4/4 with a home run, four RBI's and two runs scored; sophomore center fielder Ashley Vignola, Granada High School, Livermore, was 2/4 with a home run, four RBI's and two runs scored; and sophomore right fielder Megan Tyler, Robertson High School went 3/3 with two runs scored. Read more


March Madness coming to Central Park (Tri-City Voice)
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March Madness coming to Central Park By Biff Jones. Tuesday, March 6, 2012—Reprinted from Tri-City Voice. March Madness in the form of women's fast pitch softball descends on Central Park in Fremont, Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11. The Ohlone College Renegades will host this 16-team tournament in the twentieth annual rendition of the March Madness tourney organized by Head Coach Donna Runyon in her 24th year with the Renegades. JC or community college teams from northern and central California will play 24 games on fields 3, 4, 5, and 6 at Central Park on Saturday and another 14 games on Sunday. Saturday's games will be under pool play format with four teams playing in one of four pools (A, B, C, D) while Sunday will be single elimination play in two brackets, Gold (championship) and Silver (consolation). Teams entered are: Pool A: Cabrillo College, Aptos; Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill; Fresno City College; Solano College, Fairfield. Pool B: Feather River College, Quincy; Gavilan College, Gilroy; Merced College; Ohlone College. Pool C: De Anza College, Cupertino; Hartnell College, Salinas; College of the Redwoods, Eureka; San Jose City College. Pool D: Cosumnes River College, Sacramento; Monterey Peninsula College; College of the Siskiyous, Weed; West Valley College, Saratoga. Saturday's games start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Ohlone plays Merced at 9 a.m., Feather River at 1 p.m. and Gavilan at 3 p.m. (all games on field 4). Games are scheduled for seven innings with a 105 minute time limit on Saturday's games; no inning starts after 105 minutes of play. Games must go five innings with the losing team having at least five innings of batting. Games tied after the time limit or seven innings will use the international tie breaker in which each team starts a half inning with a runner on second base. Tie breakers, if needed for Sunday's pairings, will be fewest runs scored against followed by a coin flip. Eight run mercy rule will be used after five or six innings. Sunday's games will have first place teams in each pool playing second place teams in the first round of the Gold bracket while third place teams will play fourth place teams in the first round of the Silver bracket. First round Silver bracket games start at 9 a.m. and first round Gold bracket at 11 a.m. Four semi-finals will be at 1 p.m. with the two finals at 3 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for seniors and young adults; and free for parking, children under 6, high school softball players with a player pass and young softball players in uniform. Concessions and rest rooms will be available. Don't forget to reset your clocks Sunday morning, 2 a.m., or you'll be late for those games. March Madness Softball Tournament Saturday-Sunday, March 10-11 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Sunday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) Central Park 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont (510) 659-6044 Note: Ohlone Coast Conference (CC) league games are scheduled in the next couple of weeks on the Ohlone Campus: Thursday, March 8 vs. De Anza and Thursday, March 15 vs. Cabrillo - both games at 3 p.m. On Saturday, March 17, the Renegades play at 12noon vs. the College of San Mateo. This game could be for first place in the CC North Division.


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Renegades Men's Soccer Report: Marin scratches out draw against Ohlone
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September 6, 2011 - Marin scratches out draw against Ohlone The Renegades put the pressure on Marin and did not let up the entire first half. An early scare from the Marin side cleared the Ohlone goal wide and would not be repeated until midway in the second half. Ohlone pressured and defended well on all fronts. Read more Marin scratches out draw against Ohlone .


Renegades Men's Soccer Match Report: Renegades Open Conference play with close win over Chabot
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Match Report: Renegades Open Conference play with close win over Chabot Game Day: Friday, September 23, 2011 Ohlone of Coast South Division, Conference Match Chabot @ Ohlone Chabot 2, Ohlone 3 Ohlone positioned itself early on to go ahead but a foul in the Chabot box would not be called and the Renegades were put to battle a solid Chabot side led by Alfredo Navarro and keeper Gonzalez Alejandro.  Moments later another opportunity as Greivin Pacheco Quesada would again be dropped atop the Chabot box went unnoticed by the center official.  Read more...


Ohlone College & Fremont Bank Host Sold Out 27th Annual Golf Tournament (press release)
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Friday, September 30, 2011 Office of College Advancement Ohlone College 510.979.7941 www.ohlone.edu Ohlone College & Fremont Bank Host Sold Out 27th Annual Golf Tournament Fremont, CA—The most exciting golf tournament to date, Ohlone College and Fremont Bank rounded out the 27th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday at Wente Vineyards in Livermore, CA. The sold-out event kicked off with a complete field of 36 teams of four participants; a total of 144 golfers. The winning foursome posing with the female Athlete of the Year, Jessica Varady. Left to right – Nick Nardolillo, Renee Lovely, Jessica Varady, Casie Cathrea, Tony Silva. —Photo courtesy of Ohlone College


Match Report: Ohlone Renegades close week with win against De Anza
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Match Report: Ohlone Renegades close week with win against De Anza Game Day: Friday, October 14, 2011 Ohlone of Coast South Division, Conference Divisional Match Ohlone @ De Anza Ohlone 3, De Anza 1 Renegades close week with second win beating De Anza on the road, gets first division win. On the heels of an impressive win over West Valley last Tuesday the Ohlone Renegades dropped a match to Cabrillo last Friday 2-0, but were vindicated this week with two straight wins over Mission on Tuesday at home and De Anza today on the road.  The Renegades racked up a set of three goals per game when they beat Mission 3-0 and De Anza 3-1.  The only goal against was off a penalty kick.  Greivin Pacheco Quesada led this week's assault with two goals and one assist, Dominic Hertz also tallied the same.  In today's match, Raoul Chavez opened the game early with a direct free kick from the De Anza's left flank that sailed over the keepers reach and hit the back post putting the game up to Ohlone.  Mid half one, Quesada found the net on a breakaway fed up the middle from Dominic Hertz.  Hertz was moments later reciprocated by Luis Chavez in the exact fashion.  A late half goal on a penalty kick for De Anza, by Jacob Leedman, gave De Anza a glimpse of hope.  However, Ohlone's Hector Remero and crew kept De Anza at bay for the rest of the second half. Continued...


Men's Soccer Match Report: Renegades end season with solid performance against top regional squad Foothill
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Match Report: Renegades end season with solid performance against top regional squad Foothill Game Day: Friday, November 11, 2011 Ohlone of Coast South Division, Conference Divisional Match Ohlone @ Foothill Ohlone 0, Foothill 0 Ohlone traveled to Foothill this afternoon with a long shot hope of a divisional championship.  For this to happen, down the valley Gavlin would have to put an end to Hartnell's press to a perfect season as Ohlone would need to down Foothill.  Both scenarios seemed heavily against the odds, but the Renegades made a good run of it. In the end, Ohlone would scratch out a nil nil draw against the powerhouse Owls, second in regional play.  Still, this was good enough for a third placing and a finish of 17 in conference, the best performance for Ohlone in several years.  Continued...