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WEEKLY ATHLETICS RECAP

Chabot sports roundup, May 2

 

The Chabot baseball team will head to the state capital to face Sacramento City in a best-of-three series Friday and Saturday to open the North region of the CCCAA Championships.

Game 1 will be on Friday at 2 p.m. Game 2 is at noon on Saturday, and Game 3 will follow at 3 p.m., if needed.

The Gladiators (24-15), who finished second in the Coast Conference-Golden Gate, are seeded 12th. Sacramento City (28-11) is seeded fourth. The winner will advance to Round 2 next week. College of San Mateo, which won the Coast-Golden Gate title, is the No. 1 seed in the North.

The Gladiators took two of three from Sacramento City early in the season and had a 2-2 mark against CSM in conference. In fact, a young Chabot squad amassed 35 home runs to rank fourth in the state. Chabot had 26 more homers than Sacramento City, which finished a second in the powerful Big 8 Conference with an 18-6 conference mark.

Chabot freshman utility Vince Volpatti is having a strong season with team highs of 11 home runs, 34 RBI, 17 stolen bases, 23 walks, and in slugging percentage at .580. Freshman outfielder Francisco Pedraza is No. 2 on the team with 26 RBI and leads with a .346 batting average and in doubles with 11. Sophomore Levi Noddin (6-1, 2.41 ERA) and freshman Augusto Pineda (6-0, 2.01 ERA) pace the pitching staff.

Pitching-rich Sacramento City boasts sophomores Billy Babb (6-1, 2.70 ERA), Isaiah Nunes (6-2, 2.10) and Polo Portela (5-1, 3.03). Sophomore outfielder Auston Chastain has 37 RBI, and sophomore catcher Dominic Diana has a .398 batting average.

TRACK AND FIELD

The Chabot men’s and women’s teams both finished fourth in the Coast Conference Championship. The Chabot men had 59 points and the women had 55. NorCal Trials start Friday at De Anza College.

The Gladiators will have their usual assortment of standouts at NorCals.

On the men’s side, Chabot has eight qualifiers: 10k: Bret Greene and David Yeshiwas; 800: David Frisbie (No. 2 in state, 1:52.6), Jordan Kirby (9th in state, 1:54,6), Jahdai Bolds; 100: Trevion Greene (10.78), Aziim Aliishlah (10.85); PV: Dylan Zollinger (13-0). Greene has a full football scholarship with BYU.

Chabot has three women’s NorCal qualifiers. Ari Milton is ranked in the top 10 in the state in three events, 100 hurdles, triple jump and 400 hurdles. Maurcedez Potts  will sprint in the 400 and 200, and Nishan Jones will vie in the shot put and discus. Potts is headed to Cal on an academic scholarship in economics.

SOFTBALL

Chabot center fielder Amanda Coley finished the season ranked fourth in the state in stolen bases with 35, two thefts out of the third spot. Chabot wound up tied for third with Ohlone in the Coast-North with a 6-8 conference record and 15-15 overall mark.

The Gladiators closed the season with a 13-11 win over Cabrillo. Coley was 4 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Shortstop Kathleen Perscheid had a double and four RBI, and second baseman Desiree Gonzalez was 3 for 4 with three runs scored and two doubles.

Catcher Leilani Kim and first baseman Raenne Atfield also had productive games with two hits and two RBI apiece.

GOLF

Chabot put the final touches on a Coast Conference title with a win on the Woodbridge Country Club. The Gladiators have been gearing up for the Big 8 Conference and NorCal championships.
Chabot had score of 397 on the par 74 course, and Modesto Junior College was second at 409.
Heetae Yang paced the Gladiators with a 77, and four Gladiators shot 80: Jacob Malone, Scott Morris, Zack McClure and Tyler McDaniel.
In the final Coast standings, Chabot had 120 points, eight more than Modesto.

-- Matt Schwab

 

 

 

 


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