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De Anza baseball team falls to Sierra College by way of blowout

Kassandra Zeledon, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

The De Anza baseball team suffered another blowout loss to Sierra Community College on Feb. 4. A scoreline of 21-2 marks yet another huge loss for the dons having been recently defeated by Santa Rosa Junior College 38-1. Sierra started off by scoring a run in the first inning after their batter...

De Anza baseball team’s season opener ends in a loss

De Anza baseball team’s season opener ends in a loss

Aliya Nupbay, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2020

The De Anza College baseball team opened the season at home with a blowout loss of 13-1 against Cerro Coso Community College on Jan. 24. Despite the loss and limited practice time as a team, head coach Don Watkins said that he was super excited about the game. "In reality I only had the guys for...

Players, new coach amped up for baseball season

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

With a new head coach and the season freshly under way, the De Anza men’s baseball team hopes their busy offseason and improving team chemistry will lead them to a successful spring. Getting the team together proved to be a process for new head coach Don Watkins, who joined the program in August. ...

New De Anza College baseball coach inspired to lead college sports

New De Anza College baseball coach inspired to lead college sports

Saman Mashayekhi, Opinions Editor

October 28, 2019

Why do you want to coach at De Anza? “Because they’re the Dons,” said Don Watkins jokingly. Don Watkins, De Anza College’s new head baseball coach, said his father inspired him to begin participating in the sport. Watkins started his path as a troubled youth who was not interested in school....

Opinion: Dishonest administration endangers baseball players

Matt Risko, Guest Contributor

April 23, 2018

De Anza College’s administration clearly demonstrated that student safety is not its top priority by placing Erich Raich, head coach of our baseball team, on administrative leave for trying to keep his team safe by fixing their mistake. When the team walked onto the field on February 24 for a game against Folsom Lake, they found that Robert Bothman’s construction company used clay for ceramic pots in the pitcher’s mound. This clay does not stay firm and sinks like mud, creating a serious injury risk.

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...

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 baseball loses in the ninth inning

De Anza baseball loses in the ninth inning

March 5, 2015

The De Anza College baseball team encountered a nerve-racking ninth inning loss 5-4 against Monterey Peninsula College on Tuesday Feb. 17. Starting pitcher Alex Zarate kept the team afloat through the early innings. As the Dons took their turn to bat, second basemen Joey Shimono doubled and rounded...

Dons triumph over Reedley in 4-3 walk-off win

Talina Rocha, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015

The De Anza Dons baseball team earned their first win of the season against Reedley College in a nerve racking nine innings. Starting pitcher Alex Zarate went five innings allowing only one run in the third, leaving the Dons trailing 1-0 behind the Tigers. Entering the third inning with De Anza...

De Anza College baseball 2015 preview

Talina Rocha, Staff Writer

February 2, 2015

The 2015 De Anza College baseball team will embark on a new conference season with not only new players, but with an entirely new coaching staff. With the program coming close to being cut last year, head coach Erick Raich stepped up to the plate and has remodeled the field with the help of donors and...