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Sierra College teams to battle for state titles




Rocklin - Most Sierra College students are taking final exams this week and looking ahead to a much-needed summer vacation. Members of the Sierra College softball and baseball teams, however, are happy to extend this semester one more weekend as both Wolverine squads head to Bakersfield to battle for state championships May 18-20 at the Dean & Adah Gay Sports Complex at Bakersfield College.
 
Head coach Darci Brownell's softball team, the North's #2 seed, joins north #1 College of the Siskiyous (40-2), south #2 seed Riverside Community College (33-12) and south #1 Cypress College.  The Wolverines (41-6) earned the final four berth by winning an odds-defying four consecutive elimination games to capture the College of San Mateo Super Regional May 13th. Sierra opens against Cypress, the two-time defending champion, Friday, May 18 at 8:00pm.
 
The Wolverines are the most explosive offensive team in school history with a state-leading 78 home runs and three players with double-figure homer stats. Ashley Osier, recently named the California Player of the Year, tops the state with 22 round trippers, followed by Annette Merjano's 15 and Taylor McGregor's 13.
 
Sierra paced the All-American team with three selections: Osier, Merjano and Jenna Mae Thorne. Katie Bell joined Merjano, Osier and Thorne on the All-State team, while McGregor earned All-NorCal honors. Big 8 conference honors went to Player of the Year Osier, Bell, McGregor, Merjano, Thorne, Leesha Shoemaker and Amanda Wright. Brownell was named the Big 8 Coach of the Year.
 
The Sierra College baseball team (25-15-1) looks for its second state title since 2008 as the #2 north-seeded Wolverines join #1 north seed Cosumnes River College (25-16) south #2 seed Rio Hondo (38-3) and the south's #1 seed, Orange Coast (36-5-1). Sierra takes on Orange Coast in Friday's noon opener.
 
Coach Rob Willson's Wolverines captured the Feather River Super Regional with a perfect, but dramatic 3-0 mark. Sierra scored four runs in the 11th to top Fresno City 10-6 in Sunday's championship. Brad Gerig's two-out, two-run homer Saturday afternoon paced Saturday's 5-4 win over Fresno, while Josh Eagle struck out eight of the first 13 Feather River Eagles he faced Friday to lead Sierra past the top seed 5-3. 
 
Eagle joined Jared Snow and Tim Lerner on the All-Big 8 first team, while Travis Israel and Gerig earned second team honors. Eagle led the conference with 99 strikeouts, Lerner was tops in saves with five and Brady Steiger was the home run leader with six. Gerig was second in the Big 8 with 36 RBI and fifth with a .342 batting average.
 
For additional information, contact Darci Brownell at dbrownell@sierracollege.edu, Rob Willson at rwillson@sierracollege.edu
Press release written and provided by Matt Folsom: Sierra College Athletics. To contact Matt: 916-337-2092 or
mfolsom@sierracollege.edu





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