Eagles Win Conference ChampionshipMay 14, 2018
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