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Mustangs Movin' On!

The LMC Baseball program is proud to announce that 11 sophomores from the 2014 team will be moving on to continue their baseball careers at the four year level, and all 13 Sophomores will continue their education. "We could not be more proud of the accomplishments of this group of sophomores," declared Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. "Our first goal as a coaching staff is to do everything we can to help our players continue their careers, and more importantly their education. To see every one of our sophomores continue on in the pursuit of a degree is a great statement to the type of people that make up our program. We are excited to keep tabs on the 11 who will continue to play, and we look forward to the opportunity to brag about every one of them!"

 

Our 2014 mustang sophomores:

Jose Arebalo - Eastern Nazarene College

Johnny Bloom - STEM Scholarship Award Winner (Academic)

Wyatt Foreman - Northern Kentucky University

Jimmy Gardner - University of San Francisco (Academic)

Will George - California State University Sonoma

Matt Jacobson - California State University Chico

Ryan Lacy - California State University East Bay

John Mead - York College

Chaz Meadows - Georgetown College

Steven Otaguro - William Jessup University

Ryan Petrangelo - University of Northwestern Ohio

Ben Polansky - University of Dayton

Eric Sickles - Purdue University Calumet

(8/15/14)

 

23 LMC Baseball Student Athletes Shine in the Classroom

The Mustang Baseball team has announced that 23 student athletes in the program finished the 2014 spring/summer semester with a 3.0 or high grade point average. "We are very proud of the work of these student athletes," explained Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. "Our goal is going to be to continue pushing forward as a program and get to the point where 100% of our student athletes maintain a 3.0+ GPA." It is important right now to recognize the 23 players who found a way to be successful both on the field and off the field in the past two semesters. These guys are great examples of what we are working towards accomplishing, and they have very much represented LMC Baseball in their efforts; Loyalty, Merit, Champion."

 

1B Johnny Bloom - 3.81 (STEM Scholarship Winner)

OF Cameron Darling - 3.79

OF Eric Sickles - 3.63

RHP Ryan Derdak - 3.5

RHP Zach Finley - 3.5

RHP Ben Polansky - 3.5

RHP Jack Higgins - 3.5

RHP Jacob Jones - 3.47

OF Jared Ambuehl - 3.38

INF Ryan Lacy - 3.33

1B Mike Wagaman - 3.25

OF Will George - 3.23

C Steven Zermeno - 3.23

OF Jerome Hill - 3.16

C Joey Lingenfelter - 3.11

OF Matt Jacobson - 3.0

INF Derek Slate - 3.0

RHP Joe Banks - 3.0

RHP Jordan Graves - 3.0

RHP Daniel Bodishbaugh - 3.0

RHP Robert McLeod - 3.0

OF Jordan Burger - 3.0

INF Nick Perez - 3.0

(8/8/14)

 

Mustangs Place Nine on the 2014 All-Bay Valley Conference List

Nine members of the LMC baseball team were recognized for their accomplishments on the field this season with selections to the All-Conference team. Head Coach Anthony D'Albora expressed his excitement for those players. "Having that many players selected could not have been a more perfect form of recognition for this group. This team's success was built on the strength of the team more than the members that made it up, so when it came time to pick individuals who were most successful we felt like it would be hard to not pick everyone from our group, and that is just about what happened. All nine of these players worked tirelessly every day to help us get better and I am very excited for them to get the recognition they deserve. There could have easily been another handful of players who were not recognized that could have easily been as well, and that again speaks to just how well this group came together as a team."

 

Bay Valley Conference Player of the Year:

Matt Jacobson (RF)

 

All-Conference 1st Team:

Pitcher: Ryan Petrangelo

Catcher: Wyatt Foreman

 

All-Conference 2nd Team:

Infield: Chaz Meadows (2B), Steven Otaguro (3B), Ryan Welsh (1B)

 

All-Conference Honorable Mention:

Will George (LF), Ben Polansky (P), John Mead (P)

 

(5/7/14)

 

Mustangs Heading Back to the Postseason for 3rd Consecutive Season

With an 11-4 victory over Laney College on Tuesday the LMC Baseball Program secured a spot in the 2014 California State Championship Playoffs. This marks the 3rd consecutive season the Mustangs will play postseason baseball. "Today was another great day of LMC Baseball. We talked at the very beginning of the year about how hard it is to make consecutive trips to the playoffs at our level with how much turnover we see in the rosters every year. To be competing for a State Championship for the 3rd consecutive season now is a great reminder of how hard these players work to get better every day, both on and off the field," explained Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. "Looking at this year's group and the impact our 12 Sophomores have had for us on the field every day, I am excited to see what we are capable of doing in the playoffs. There is a lot of experience in our group this year and a lot of players hungry to improve on the things they accomplished last season."

 

The playoffs begin next week. LMC will find out it's first round match-up after the Playoff Seeding Meeting this Sunday. For all playoff information go to http://www.cccbca.com/information/playoffs_2013 (4/24/14)

 

Mustangs Putting Up Numbers in the Classroom

The LMC baseball team spent much of the fall working on getting better at throwing strikes on the mound and taking quality swings at the plate, but the field wasn't the only place they had success. The LMC baseball program (over 50 student athletes) put together a team GPA of 2.968. Among the group, 24 student athletes finished with a fall GPA above 3.0 and 12 finished with a GPA above 3.5. "These are the numbers we enjoy talking about," explained Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. "For these players to move on and be successful at the next level it's going to take a commitment by them at being great as students, athletes and men. We work hard every day as players and as people, but this is a great testament to the work they are putting in to become better students. We are proud of the group, but we aren't done yet. As a group we are capable of being better every day and we will push ourselves hard moving forward to get our team GPA above the 3.0 mark." Here is a list of the LMC baseball players who achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher this fall: Jared Ambuehl (3.72), Joe Banks (3.5), Ryan Derdak (4.0), Zach Finley (3.53), Jack Higgins (3.55), Jerome Hill (3.5), Jacob Jones (3.61), Robbie McLeod (3.8), John Mead (3.5), Joe Navihlon (3.73), Eric Sickles (3.67), and Ryan Welsh (3.77). (1/17/14)

 

LMC Baseball to Host 3rd Annual Cardinal vs. Black Classic

The Los Medanos College Baseball Program will hold their 3rd Annual Pre-Season Fundraiser game this year on Saturday January 25th. The Cardinal vs. Black Classic is a game the Mustangs hold each year one week before the start of the season to raise funds for the program, as well as to prepare their players for the upcoming year. "The Cardinal vs. Black Classic is a great way for us to showcase to family and the community this year's program," explained Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. "We hope to get a lot of people out to watch us play to help support the program, but we also are just excited for the opportunity to compete in front of our family and friends and help prepare our players for the upcoming season. It should be a great day for LMC, and a perfect way to kick off 2014 Mustang Baseball." Tickets can be purchased from any LMC Baseball Player or Coach for $10 or at the field on the day of the game. First pitch will be at 1:00 p.m. Any questions about the game can be sent to Head Coach Anthony D'Albora at aedalbora@gmail.com. (1/15/14)

 

2013 Mustangs Moving On!

After another successful campaign on the diamond, the Los Medanos College baseball program is proud to announce that nine of the Mustangs from the 2013 class will be moving on to continue their academic and baseball careers at the next level. Head Coach Anthony D'Albora talked about the group that will be moving on, "We could not be more proud of the success of these student athletes that will be representing LMC at nine different universities in 2014. It is important to enjoy the wins and successes we have had on the field in the past few year, but as a coach there is no greater sense of pride andaccomplishment than seeing our guys put in the work they do in their time here and be rewarded with the opportunity to continue their dreams of playing baseball at the highest level. Hopefully in fifteen years all nine of these guys will come back to LMC after having had successful careers as baseball players, businessmen, husbands, fathers or whatever it is that life brings them, and then I can really brag about the accomplishments we as coaches have had." (8/13/13)

 

 

Logan Overly signs letter of intent with William Penn University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Logan Overly signing letter of intent to William Penn University

   

 

Minnesota Twins Draft LMC Outfielder

The third day of the 2013 Major League Baseball Player Draft was a great day for Los Medanos and their sophomore outfielder Kelly Starnes. Starnes was the 40th round selection of the Minnesota Twins. "This opportunity is a result of Kelly's tireless work ethic and drive to get better each and every day, explained Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. I'm very excited to see where this takes him, and I am very excited for what this means for our program. It is the recognition our great players deserve for the type of work they are putting in and the type of people they are becoming. Hopefully, Kelly is the first of many draft selections we get to brag about in the coming years." (Posted 6/12/13)

 
Mustangs Win Thrilling First Round Game to Advance in State Championship Tournament
Not until the final out was recorded was anyone able to breathe a sigh of relief, but for the LMC Baseball Team, Tuesday's playoff game at Mission College was a great one. "What a great day to be a Mustang," explained Head Coach Anthony D'Albora. "I cannot express how proud I am of this group's efforts. I give a lot of credit to our nine sophomores who provided us with the leadership and experience needed to handle a game like this and walk away with a W." All nine of the Mustang starting position players recorded a hit in the game, and the group was backed on the mound by a solid seven inning outing from Freshman Ben Polansky. Sophomore Peter Nyznyk finished the eighth before Freshman Wyatt Foreman closed it out in the ninth. "We've played close, play-off type, games all year long," said D'Albora. "You could really see how well we handled the pressure of this moment and the pace of a big game like today." LMC will now advance on in the Regionals of the California State Baseball Tournament and play at Santa Rosa on Friday, May 3rd at 2:00 p.m. All playoff information can be found at www.cccbca.com. (Posted 5/3/13)
 
Los Medanos Baseball in the Playoffs for the Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, and the third in the past four seasons, the LMC Baseball team will be competing in the State Baseball Championship Tournament. LMC finished with a 14-10 conference record, and will be one of four teams representing the Bay Valley Conference in the tournament. Head Coach Anthony D’Albora talked about the 2013 team, “We knew coming in to the season we had a talented group here at LMC. I am very proud that this group will get the opportunity to compete for a State Championship. It speaks a lot to the leadership of our sophomores, who are back for a second time, and a lot about the consistency of this program and these players.” The Mustangs will open their playoff run on Tuesday, April 30th at 2:00 p.m. against Mission College. For full playoff coverage go to www.cccbca.com. (Posted 5/3/13)

Mustangs Place Seven Players on the All-Conference List

The LMC Baseball Team accomplished a lot on the field in 2013 and they were rewarded with seven selections on the Bay Valley All-Conference List. Below are the Mustang selections:

 

All-Conference 1st Team:

Outfield: Kelly Starnes (CF)

 

All-Conference 2nd Team:

Pitcher: Peter Nyznyk

Infield: Jimmy Gardner (2B), Ryan Lacy (SS)

 

All-Conference Honorable Mention:

Dylan Bezayiff (C), Matt McHenry (3B), Logan Overly (P)

“This is a great accomplishment for us to place seven players on the All-Conference list. Two players (Kelly Starnes and Peter Nyznyk) were rewarded with the second consecutive year of being recognized for their performance throughout the year, and five first timers who put up quality numbers for us as well,” explained Head Coach Anthony D’Albora. “This speaks a lot to the level of talent we have here at LMC, but more than anything it is deserved recognition for the outstanding work ethic of seven great members of our baseball program.” (Posted 5/3/13)

 

Mustangs to Host 2nd Annual Cardinal vs. White Classic on Saturday January 26th

With the season fast approaching, the 2013 LMC Baseball team will hold their 2nd Annual Cardinal vs. White Classic fundraiser intersquad game at 1pm on Saturday January 26th. Head Coach Anthony D'Albora described the meaning behind the game, "For us this game is very important. Sure, it's a great way to try to fundraise some money for the program, but the most important part for us as a team is to excite the community about what it is we are doing here and help our guys prepare for the beginning of the season. I explained to the group this game serves as a dress rehearsal for us. It's a great chance to shake out some of the nerves that come with playing your first college baseball game in front of an audience. Hopefully the group will get more comfortable competing with one another, and better understand the pace it's going to take for them to be great. Beyond that I hope we get thousands of fans and supporters to show up and see for themselves why we believe this group has a chance to be very good on the field." Tickets for the game are $10 and can be purchased from any LMC player or coach, or at the field on the day of the game. For any questions about the game or the 2013 LMC Mustangs please contact Head Coach Anthony D'Albora at aedalbora@gmail.com.

 

LMC Places Seven on the All-Bay Valley Conference List

After a very successful 2012 campaign the Los Medanos College baseball program was rewarded with seven selections to the All-Conference Team for the Bay Valley Conference. Head Coach Casey Coakley was very proud of the accomplishments of his players, "This is a great honor for our program, but especially for the hard work these seven young men put in every day on and off the field. At the end of the day these guys cared about finding ways to win games as a group and compete at the highest level but, when the dust settles a bit, it is always great for these players to receive the praise they deserve for the parts they played in our team's successful season."

 

The 2012 Post Season Awards were as follows:

 

All-Conference 2nd Team:

Infield: Anthony Nicolosi (1B), Cody Stephens (SS)

Pitcher: Peter Nyznyk

 

All-Conference 1st Team:

Infield: Roger Luna (3B)

Outfield: Kelly Starnes (CF)

Pitcher: Chris Lovejoy

Utility: Blake Hanestad (OF/RHP)

 

Mustangs Announce 1st Annual End of the Season Awards

The Los Medanos College Baseball program announced the winners of their first annual end of the season team award winners. These awards were voted on by the players and coaches of the LMC team. Assistant Coach Anthony D'Albora explained the importance of these awards, "We are really excited to start a new tradition here at LMC with these end of the season awards. Sometimes post season awards are watered down by numbers and they loose the personality and culture of what makes those players so great. We feel like these awards, as voted on by the people who grind at the game here at LMC every day speak perfectly to our culture and the type of people that are moving on through our program."

 

Here are this year's winners:

Pitcher of the Year: Left handed pitcher Chris Lovejoy was selected as the best pitcher from the 2012 season. Lovejoy ended the season with the team lead in innings (109.1), strikeouts (74), earned run average (2.39), and tied for the team lead in wins (8).

 

Defensive Player of the Year: Freshman CF Kelly Starnes was selected as the top defensive player for the 2012 season. Starnes led the team in outfield assists, and more than any number earned the selection with his amazing ability to catch just about everything hit in the air.

 

Most Valuable Player: Sophomore RHP/OF Blake Hanestad was selected as the LMC Most Valuable Player for his contributions both on the mound and at the plate. Hanestad had a 2.51 earned run average, with three wins and three saves in sixty one innings of work on the mound. At the plate he hit .303, with forty three hits and thirty runs driven in.

 

Jerry Coakley Mustang of the Year: The Mustang of the Year Award was give to both Freshman INF Matt McHenry and Sophomore OF Jake Westhorpe. "The Mustang of the Year Award is the most special award in my opinion," explained Coach D'Albora. "This award is given to the player who best embodies the culture and pride of the LMC program: Loyalty Merit Champion."

 

Mustangs Ride Final Push In to the Playoffs!
The LMC Baseball Program knew about three weeks ago that making the playoffs wasn't going to be easy. They knew that it would take a great finish and that's exactly what they did. Over the final three weeks of the regular season the Mustangs won eight of their final nine games to secure a second place finish in the Bay Valley Conference and a spot in the California Community College Baseball State Championship Tournament. "I could not be more proud of this group and the way we finished the regular season," explained Head Coach Casey Coakley. "We talked as a group about every game over the final few weeks being a playoff game, and the team rose to the challenge. Our finish, and our opportunity to play in the playoffs, is a testament to the type of people and type of workers that make up this LMC Baseball team. We can't wait to get back out on the field and keep playing." This will mark the second time in the past three seasons LMC has made the State Championship tournament. The Mustangs will play in the first round on Tuesday afternoon at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California at 2:00 p.m. Keep up with the 2012 State Championship Tournament online.

 

LMC Left-Handed Pitcher Peter Nyznyk named NorCal Pitcher of the Week
LMC's freshman left-handed pitcher Peter Nyznykwas was named the Pitcher of the Week for Northern California by the California Community College Baseball Coach's Association for the week of 3/12-3/18. Nyznyk earned the victory in a 3-2 LMC win over Napa going eight strong innings giving up four hits, two runs, and five strikeouts. You can check out the post online or on Facebook.

 

LMC Shortstop Cody Stephens named NorCal Player of the Week

LMC's sophomore shortstop Cody Stephens was named the Player of the Week for Northern California by the California Community College Baseball Coach's Association for the week of 2/27-3/4. Stephens had five hits in eleven at bats with three runs scored, a double and seven runs batted in during the Mustang's first week of conference games. You can check out the post online or on Facebook.

 

Pair of Mustangs named to the 2012 CCCBCA All-Academic Team

As the Mustangs continue their 2012 season, the field is not the only place they are finding success. Sophomore OF/RHP Blake Hanestad, and sophomore C/OF Jake Westhorpe were both recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom as a part of the 2012 CCCBCA All-Academic Team. The list was voted on by the California Community College Baseball Coach's Association. LMC was one of only three teams to have multiple players make the list. Hanestad posted a 3.75 cumulative GPA coming in to the 2012 season, and Westhorpe has earned a cumulative GPA of 3.94 at LMC. You can view the 2012 All-Academic Team announcement and list at the CCCBCA website.

 

Mustangs Announce 2011 Schedule

As the Mustangs prepare for the 2012 season, Head Coach Casey Coakley has announced the 2011 fall schedule for the LMC Baseball program. The schedule includes nine contests, with one final game to be added at a later date. Seven of those nine games are scheduled to be played at LMC. Opponents include conference foes Diablo Valley College, Contra Costa College, and Napa Valley College. Go to our web page to view the schedule online.

LMC Baseball Alums Score Big in Scholarship/Transfer Success

The coaching staff of the Los Medanos College (LMC) baseball team is proud to announce that most sophomore players for the past two years have received scholarships and all have moved on to play for four-year schools. This is an amazing feat for the college's team and coaches. (more...)

Rob Pena earns All-American Honors! Sam Faleafine All Nor-Cal

Rob Pena has been selected to the Northern California All American Team as the Designated Hitter. In 2011 Rob led the Mustangs with a .389 avg. and home runs, he was second on the team in hits, RBI's, doubles, and triples. 1st Team All Bay Valley Outfielder Sam Faleafine was named to the All Northern California Team. Sam was third in hitting for the Mustangs with a .369 avg. Sam led LMC in triples, doubles, runs scored, was 3rd in RBI's and swiped 25 bags of 30 attempted.

Mustangs Named to All-Conference Team

Outfielder Sam Faleafine, Designated Hitter Rob Pena and Utility Player Mitch Wilhite were named 1st Team All Bay Valley Conference following the 2011 baseball campaign. In addition Pitcher Austin Wiggins was named to the 2nd Team All Conference squad.

Four Mustangs named Pre-Season All-Americans

Returning All-Conference performers Tyler Buchanan (C), Sam Faleafine (OF), Austin Wiggins (P), and Mitch Wilhite (2B) have been named Pre-Season All-Americans for the 2011 season.

Two more Mustangs Commit Early

All Bay-Valley 1st Team performers Mitch Wilhite and Sam Faleafine have signed letters of intent to attend perennial NAIA powerhouse Lewis & Clark State College on baseball scholarships.Congratulations Mitch and Sam!

Wiggins commits to Fresno

An All Bay Valley Conference pitcher in 2010, Austin Wiggins has signed a letter of intent to play for the Fresno State Bulldogs in the coming 2012 baseball season. In 2010 Austin was 8-2 with a 3.53 ERA and 78 srike-outs in 94 1/3 innings pitched while maintaining a 3.806 GPA. Congratulations to Austin for his work on the field and in the classroom.

More Post Season Honors For Mustangs

Pitcher Chaz Vink(3.85) and Infielder Stephen Cunha(3.69) were named Academic All-Americans. Chaz is currently pursuing his degree at UC Santa Barbara and Steve at UC Davis.

Updated 1/17/12