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April 12, 2011 > Walk offs beat Ohlone again

Walk offs beat Ohlone again

By Biff Jones

Ohlone College Renegades softball team lost an extra-inning game against Coast Conference North co-leader College of San Mateo on Saturday, April 2, on a leadoff homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning. Last Tuesday, April 5, the same thing happened when San Jose City College hit a homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning of a tie game to beat the Renegades, 3-2. Ohlone's streak of eight consecutive CCN titles is in jeopardy.

SJCC got on the board first with a run in bottom of the first inning and made it 2-0 after three innings. Renegades answered with a run in top of the fourth on first baseman Lauren Ermitano's one-out triple followed by an RBI single from second baseman Sara Ragusa.

Teams then went scoreless until the seventh when Ohlone tied it 2-2 thanks to a couple of San Jose errors. However, there would be no extra innings this day as SJCC walked off with the win. Ohlone ace Jessica Varady suffered her fifth loss of the season in going the distance. She gave up five hits, walked one and hit a batter while striking out 10. She also went 3-3 with at the plate.

Last Thursday, April 7, the Renagades hosted Foothill College, a team Ohlone defeated 7-3 earlier in the season. Again, Varady took the rubber and held the visitors to three runs on three hits with no walks, a hit batsman six strikeouts.

Ohlone put the game out of reach in the second inning when, after a walk and two outs, the Renegades strung together seven consecutive hits to score eight runs, highlighted by a two-run homer by Stefani Hatley. Candice Christiansen, Ashley Vignola, Brittany Hillman and Varady each had doubles in the uprising.

Last Saturday the Renegades (23-7-1, 11-3 CCN) traveled to City College of San Francisco, another CCN foe, and came away with a five-inning mercy rule win, 11-0. Varady got the start and the win and is now 19-5. Victoria Newton pitched the fifth inning. Hitting star was catcher Shelby Fowler with a home run, triple and three RBIs. Ohlone is a half game behind San Mateo for first heading into the week's play. Ohlone and San Mateo meet in Fremont on April 26.

Last week Chabot Gladiators traveled to Cabrillo College of Aptos from CCS and then hosted CCSF. Chabot had a hard fought victory over Cabrillo, 4-3 then easily defeated San Francisco, 12-0 in a game shortened to five innings because of the eight-run mercy rule.

Gladiators ace, southpaw Cheyanne Bennett started and got both victories to improve to 7-9 for 2011.

In the Cabrillo game, second baseman Taylor Cruz, center fielder Desiree Ramos and third baseman Ybarra Jennifer all went 2-3 with Ramos having a triple and Cruz and Bennett each doubling. Jennifer had two RBIs and two runs scored.

Against CCSF, hitting stars were shortstop Stephanie Vandenbusch (2-3, HR, 3 RBIs, 3R), Bennett (3B, 3 RBIs, 2R), catcher Amanda O'Conner (2 2B, 2 RBIs), first baseman Vanessa Bocog (3-3, 2R) and Jennifer (2-3, 2R). Chabot is now 8-5 in CCN and 13-14 overall. Gladiators traveled to Mission on Monday, April 11. Results unavailable at press time. Then, after hosting Ohlone on Thursday, they travel to Sacramento on Sunday, April 17, for a make up doubleheader against Reedley and Sacramento city colleges.

Women's Tennis

Last week Chabot defeated CCSF 8-1 in Coast Conference play. Following were the Gladiator winners: Namrata Sher 6-1, 6-1; Andrea Poljakovic 6-3, 6-1; Lauren Kane 6-1, 6-1; Michaela Holgate 6-1, 6-3; Morgan Davis 6-1, 6-3; Melissa Mendoza 6-1, 7-6; Sher/Poljakovic 6-1, 6-0; Kane/Holgate 6-4, 7-6; Davis/Mendoza 6-7, 0-1 retired. This week Chabot hosts the Nor Cal Tournament. No. 6 Chabot will play No. 4 Fresno City on Tuesday, April 12.

Women's Swimming and Diving

Last Saturday the Gladiators held the Last Chance Invite at the Chabot Invitational. Following are where the Chabot swimmers finished: 500 yard freestyle, 1. Josanne van der Wilk, 10. Stephanie White; 100 IM, 5. Priscilla Yeung, 27. Anna Hill; 50 free, 1. Nicole Houghtelling, 17. Gabrielle Pargett; 100 butterfly, 13. White, 17. Kaylin Adza, 22. Hill; 200 free relay, 3. Chabot (Houghtelling, van der Wilk, Adza, Yeung); 1,650 free, 1. van der Wilk, 4. White; 200 medley relay, 2. Chabot (Houghtelling, Adza, Yeung, van der Wilk), 9. Chabot (Amanda Murillo, Parget, Hill, White); 200 free, 6. Yeung, 8. van der Wilk; 50 backstroke, 5. Houghtelling, 20. Sammar Farouni; 200 IM, 13. Adza, 14. Pargett, 15. Christina Ramirez; 100 free, 24. Stephanie Sizemore, 31. Farouni; 50 fly. 3. Houghtelling, 6. Yeung, 12. Adza, 22. Hill; 100 back, 7. Pargett, 11. Ramirez; 400 free relay, 3. Chabot (Houghtelling, Yeung, Adza, van der Wilk), 5. Chabot (Pargett, White, Hill, Ramirez).

Next up is Nor Cal Diving at Las Positas College in Livermore, April 16 then the Coast Conference Championships at San Mateo, April 21-23.

Women's Track & Field

On Saturday, April 9, Chabot participated in the Delta Mustang Invitational at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton. Top finishers for Chabot were: 200M, 3. Monet Verrett, 4. Kiyoko Orange, 5. Jasmine Flannigan, 7. Trey Mullany-Banks; 800M, 3. Marcela Vasquez, 4. Martina Villasenor; 4x400M relay, 3. Chabot (Vasquez, Verrett, Orange, Villasenor); shot put, 4. Mullany-Banks, 6. Katie Anderson; discus, 2. Mullany-Banks; hammer, 3. Anderson; javelin, 2. Mullany-Banks.

Chabot will travel to Merrett College in Oakland for the Compton Invitational on Friday, April 15, then will host the Last Chance Qualifier on Friday, April 22.

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