Eagles Win Conference Championship
RCC Eagles are Conference Champions
RCC’s Eagles baseball team are hot at the right time! After three games and scoring 40 runs, Eagles won the Region X Division 3 Conference Championship this weekend in Danville, VA at the Danville Braves Stadium.
In game 1, #2 RCC defeated #3 Danville Community College 14-6. The Eagles started the tournament with sophomore Robbie Robledo who finished the season 4-1 and was named 2nd Team All Region. Robledo kept the Eagles in the game grinding out 4 innings in unbearably hot 90 degree weather. Sophomore Chase Revier got the save throwing 2 1/3 innings, striking out 4.
The offense was led by Redshirt Freshman Zach McGinnis, who was also selected 2nd team All-Region. He went 3-5 at the plate with a triple, a double and 6 RBIs. Also leading the offense with multiple hits were Redshirt Freshman Gavin Taylor, who was selected 1st Team All-Region, Redshirt Freshman Timmy Smith and Freshman Blake Cleverly.
In game 2, #2 RCC rolled past #1 Surry Community College Knights 14-9.
The Eagles Conference Pitcher of the Year, Freshman Walker Joyce took the mound and threw 8 innings, pitching 128 pitches and grabbed his seventh win of the season. Freshman Left-handed Pitcher Austin Bradley slammed the door for the Eagles in the bottom of the 9th.
Leading the offense for the Eagles in game two were 1st Team All-Region Caleb Henderson going 2-4 and scoring 3 runs, collecting two singles and 1 RBI. Sophomore Bradley Phillips added to the total with a 2-2 day with 2 RBI doubles in the 2nd inning to set the tone for the Eagles win.
In the championship game (game 3), #2 RCC Eagles finished off the #1 SCC Knights in a close 12-11 game.
Sophomore Right-handed Pitcher Cejay Chaparro took the mound sitting with a 3-2 record for the season. Chaparro threw 6 strong innings to record his fourth win of the season. Sophomore Right-handed Pitcher Chase Revier cleaned up the mess throwing 3 innings and got his second save of the tournament!
The offense was led by Sophomore Caleb Henderson going 3-5 with 3 RBI’s. Also leading the offense was Redshirt Freshman Timmy Smith going 2-5 with 3 RBIs. Redshirt Freshman Gavin Taylor’s timely hits returned 2 RBI triples and Redshirt Freshman Christian Ruff returned 2 RBI singles.
The RCC Eagles team awards for the season are the following:
1st Team All Region Awards
Infielder Caleb Henderson SO
Outfielder Gavin Taylor RS-FR
Pitcher Walker Joyce FR
2nd Team All Region
Infielder Zach Mcginnis RS-FR
Infielder Jehu Zarate SO
Outfielder Chayce Aldridge RS-FR
Pitcher Robbie Robledo SO
Pitcher of the Year
Coach of the Year
May 14, 2018