2010 Baseball News Archive


Spring 2010

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(Fri., July 2, 2010 - University of the Cumberlands)
Murakami To Play for UC
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) has expanded its area of recruiting over the years, including across the "ponds". For the 2011 season, the Patriots have locked in one such player as Keita Murakami has signed to play for the University of Cumberlands baseball team. (more>>)

(Sunday, May 16, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Baseball Ends With Frustrating Twin Losses
Olympic College's baseball team didn't take a leap forward in the win column this season, but fourth-year head coach Ryan Parker remains convinced that the Rangers weren't that far away from competing for a playoff berth. "It's a much better team than we've had," Parker said after suffering 5-4 and 6-5 defeats against NWAACC North rival Shoreline on Sunday. (more>>)

(Saturday, May 15, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Fairweather's Walkoff HR Gives OC a Sweep
A dramatic walkoff home run by Brad Fairweather enabled Olympic College to sweep in what turned out to be a heated NWAACC baseball doubleheader on Saturday at Legion Field. The Rangers beat Shoreline 4-1 in the opener and 7-5 in a 10-inning nightcap. Fairweather, a freshman from South Kitsap who delivered a game-tying pinch-hit single in the eighth inning, won the second game with a two-run blast in the 10th.(more>>)

(Saturday, May 8, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Hastings' Gem Earns OC Split
Ryan Hastings threw a complete-game shutout Saturday in the nightcap of an NWAACC North Division doubleheader at Legion Field. Hastings fanned seven, walked one and gave up six hits in nine innings as OC beat the Skagit Valley Cardinals 1-0. 

(May 2010 - The Sports Paper)
They Know Who Stayton is at OC
Shawn Stayton was a guy out of high school (South Kitsap) who didn't get much attention for his baseball ability, yet has performed well at the next level, at Olympic College. In a strange way, that's the way Olympic College has been this year. The Rangers play well, yet the results of that good play don't show up in the standings. One of the reasons for that good play in Stayton, who in late April led the Rangers with a .438 batting average. 

(Sunday, May 9, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Drop Pair to Skagit
Olympic College's baseball team fell into a last-place tie with Shoreline in the NWAACC North Division on Sunday following a pair of losses to Skagit Valley. The Rangers lost 4-1 and 6-5 to fall to 13-26 overall on the season. OC is 5-15 against division opponents. Coach Ryan Parker said the Rangers should have come away with a split, losing the second game despite giving up just four hits. 

(Saturday, May 1, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Split With Douglas Again
For the second day in a row, the Olympic College Baseball team split a doubleheader with Douglas College. Olympic won the opener 3-2 and lost the nightcap 10-3 in the twinbill. In the first game, the Rangers trailed 2-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. With two outs, Brett Pickett singled to drive in the trying run and Shawn Stayton followed with another single to bring in the winning run. 

(Friday, April 30, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Splits in Great White North
The Olympic College Rangers split their NWAACC North Division doubleheader on Friday with Douglas. The two teams play again today at 1 p.m. at Legion Field. The Rangers couldn't get the bats going in the opener, managing only three hits in a 2-1 loss. Bo Folkinga went 4-for-5 and Tyler Sustare and Brett Pickett each drove in two runs in the second game, an 8-5 win. 

(Saturday, April 10, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Everett Sweeps Rangers in Twinbill
Looking to slam the brakes on a five-game losing skid, the Olympic College baseball team saw that slide continue with back-to-back losses to Everett CC on Sunday. The Rangers (10-21, 2-10) lost to the Everett Trojans in two close ballgames, 3-2 in eight innings, and 4-2 in an NWAACC North Region doubleheader at Legion Field. 

(Saturday, April 10, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Splits with Edmonds
The Olympic College baseball team split its doubleheader with the Edmonds Tritons in NWAACC North Division play on Saturday. The Rangers (10-15, 2-4 conference) won the opener 5-2 in eight innings, then dropped the second game 4-1. In the first game, with the score tied at two through seven innings, Olympic's Tyler Sartor hit a two-run double and Keita Murakami picked up the win in relief. 

(Sunday, April 11, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Ranked Tritons Take Two From Rangers
The best little community college baseball team with a losing record in the Northwest Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) proved it again Sunday at Legion Field when Olympic College played well but was swept by Edmonds 5-2, 4-0 in a conference doubleheader. "We're not a bad team," said OC coach Ryan Parker. "We actually are a very good team. It's just that we struggle sometimes to put a complete game together where we get the pitching, the hitting and defense." 

(April 2010 - The Sports Paper)
Idaho Import Gives OC Some Punch
Bo Folkinga came to Bremerton a year ago to further develop his love for baseball while playing for Olympic College. That is working out well for the Twin Falls (Idaho) native. Folkinga, though, also found something else: a business. "I'm running my own painting business," says Folkinga, a first baseman/outfielder for the Rangers. "I'm a branch - kind of like a franchise - of Student Painters.net." 

(Sunday, April 4, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Leads Evaporate in Two Losses Against BCC
Olympic College's only two errors proved costly on Sunday as they couldn't hold leads against defending NWAACC baseball champion Bellevue. The Bulldogs took advantage of the miscues to post 9-3 and 9-5 comback victories, winning the weekend series 3-1. Leading 3-2 in the opener, Bellevue (15-9, 3-1) pushed across the tying run in the fifth, then a two-out error opened the floodgates for six more runs in the same inning. 

(Saturday, April 3, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Earn Split With Bellevue
After Olympic College's baseball team saw its 6-1 lead give way to a 14-6 loss against the Bellevue Bulldogs, the Rangers buckled up and pulled out a 5-4 win in the 10th inning in the second game of an NWAACC North Division doubleheader at Legion Field Saturday "It was a big win for us," said OC coach Ryan Parker. "We played very well the second game, defensively." 

(Saturday, March 27, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader
Olympic College's baseball team swept a doubleheader Saturday against the junior varsity team from Concordia University in Portland. The Rangers won 9-2 and 5-3, hitting well with runners in scoring position. "We swung it well," said OC coach Ryan Parker, whose team improved to 8-10. "The thing is, we had timely hitting today." Todd Dalrymple had two hits and an RBI in the seven-inning opener, while Jared Vera picked up the win on the mound.

(Sunday, March 14, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Loss Eats Rangers After Posting a Stirring Comeback Win
Olympic College's baseball team kissed a seven-game losing streak good-bye with a nice comeback win, but didn't leave Legion Field feeling very good about the way they lost the nightcap to Clackamas on Sunday. The Rangers won the opener 11-10, overcoming an 8-1 deficit in the process. 

(Sunday, March 14, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Baseball Drops Pair at Walla Walla
Olympic College baseball coach Ryan Parker knows his team could have come away with two wins against Walla Walla on Sunday. Instead, the Rangers lost a pair and finished the weekend 0-4. OC committed nine errors over two games and lost 9-7 and 6-5 on the road. 

(Sunday, March 7, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Murakami Goes Distance for Rangers
Olympic College got even with Thompson Rivers, and Green River evened things with the Rangers on Sunday during Day 2 of their baseball series at Auburn Mountain View High School. Keita Murakami, a transfer from NCAA Division II Dixie State, pitched a complete-game five-hitter in the opener as OC beat Thompson Rivers 5-2.

(Saturday, March 6, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Beat Tough Gators For Split
Olympic College rebounded from a 3-0 loss to Thompson Rivers of British Columbia to beat Green River 5-3 on Saturday at Legion Field. Green River's coming off a third-place finish at the NWAACC Championships and figures to contend again. The game also matched Kitsap BlueJackets head coach Matt Acker, who coaches Green River, and OC coach Ryan Parker, who assists Acker during the summer. (more>>)

(Sunday, February 28, 2010 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Baseball Sweeps Kwantlen University
The Olympic College baseball team swept aside Kwantlen University of Langley, B.C., Canada, on a sunny Sunday at Legion Field. The Rangers (3-1 overall) beat Kwantlen 5-4 and 12-5 in a doubleheader. "Our starting pitching has given us a chance to win every game," said OC coach Ryan Parker. "Our defense has been solid. Offensively, we're getting some big, clutch hits."

(Saturday, February 27, 2010 - OC Athletic Dept.)
Rangers Split To Open Season
Ryan Hastings went 6+ innings in the first game of the year against the Pierce College Raiders, as the Rangers held on for a 4-2 win. Pierce won the second game 6-3 by scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Sophomore Bo Folkinga was the Rangers leading hitter on the day going a combined 3-for-7 with 2 2B and 4 RBIs on the day.

(February 2010 - The Sports Paper)
Rangers Counting on lefty Hastings
It takes good pitching to win championships and as Olympic College zeros in on its 65th season the makings of a good pitching staff starts with left-hander Ryan Hastings, a sophomore from Lynden High School. Last year Hastings, a 6-foot-2, 215-pounder, started in the bullpen for the Rangers, but as the season progressed it became pretty clear that he belonged in the starting rotation.

(Sunday, January 31, 2010 - Kitsap Sun)
Rangers Hope Better Chemistry Adds Up to More Wins
Baseball success has been elusive for Olympic College. The Rangers have been playing the sport since 1947 and going into their 64th season they have won one state community college championship (1948 with a 9-3 record), and none since the NWAACC was formed. Now in his fourth season as coach, Ryan Parker has quietly built OC into a solid program. (more>>) 
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