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Field of broken dreams: De Anza College baseball team seeks answers

Field of broken dreams: De Anza College baseball team seeks answers

Matt Risko, Christian Babcock, and Genevieve Kolar

March 18, 2018

Friday, Feb. 23 was supposed to be the dawn of a new day for De Anza College’s baseball program. Instead, fallout from the day’s events has left the team without a home field, fighting for answers from both administration and athletics personnel.

De Anza head baseball coach on leave after forfeit, field issues

De Anza head baseball coach on leave after forfeit, field issues

Genevieve Kolar, Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2018

Head baseball coach Erick Raich, widely credited with turning around De Anza College’s baseball program since his arrival in 2015, was put on indefinite paid administrative leave on Monday, Feb. 26, amidst the team's second season without a home field. Scott Hertler, Raich’s predecessor an...

Roundup: Women’s, men’s tennis off to strong starts, baseball holding steady in standings

Roundup: Women’s, men’s tennis off to strong starts, baseball holding steady in standings

Christian Babcock, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018

Women’s Tennis: What You Missed: The Intercollegiate Tennis Association preseason No. 1 NorCal team is currently the only undefeated team in the Coast Conference with a 3-0 record. Their overall record is 5-1-1. What’s On Deck: Plays at Monterey Peninsula College for their next match on Tuesday,...

Baseball field still unavailable month after expected date

Baseball field still unavailable month after expected date

John Bricker, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018

The reopening of De Anza College’s baseball field after its renovation has now been delayed more than a month, said baseball coach Erick Raich. “We were supposed to be on campus practicing in our very first week of school,” Raich said. Then he was told that the Dons could start using the fiel...

2018 Baseball Season Preview: Young Dons look to build on past success

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

January 27, 2018

De Anza’s 2018 baseball team anticipates a strong upcoming spring season, as they look to build on last year’s overall record of 22-17 and 12-8 record in  conference games. 2018’s team composition consists of 22 freshman players and 12 sophomores. Head coach Erick Raich described this seaso...

After shaky start to season, Dons strive to come back swinging

After shaky start to season, Dons strive to come back swinging

Genevieve Kolar, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2017

Having regained their head coach and home field, the De Anza College baseball team is looking to regain momentum  and right their season record. On Friday, March 23, Erick Raich was reinstated as head coach of the baseball team. Before his reinstatement, Raich had been on administrative leave since Feb. 26, fol...

Dons baseball homeless but hopeful for season

Kunal Mehta, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2017

The De Anza Dons baseball team is off to an extremely strong 4-1 start to the season. Despite not having a home field, the team pulled off two wins against a tough Yuba College team and split with Folsom Lake College. “We’ve been kind of over achieving in a lot of people’s minds, other than...

De Anza baseball falters down the strech, suffers 9-1 defeat

De Anza baseball falters down the strech, suffers 9-1 defeat

Anthony Montes, Editor-in-chief

May 3, 2016

The De Anza baseball team (21-15) stumbled to the finish line, losing 9-1 to West Valley College (14-22) in their final game of the season Thursday, April 28. The Dons surrendered 11 hits and nine runs en route to a loss that capped an abysmal April where they dropped eight of their last 12 games. Thei...

De Anza baseball falls short of comeback, lose to CCSF 8-7

De Anza baseball falls short of comeback, lose to CCSF 8-7

Anthony Montes, Editor-in-chief

April 12, 2016

The De Anza College baseball team rallied late but could not lift themselves out of a five-run deficit, losing to City College of San Francisco 8-7 Thursday, April 7. The Rams did most of the damage in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring eight runs on only three hits. Wild pitches, fielding miscues ...

De Anza College Baseball Coach Scott Hertler on sexual assault allegations

Jay Donde

May 21, 2007

La Voz: What has been the most difficult thing that's emerged from this situation? Scott Hertler: "It has been difficult for the players, coaches, and administration, because it was so unexpected...I never thought it could happen here...It's been difficult to complete the season. Our numbers were down...