2009 Baseball News Archive


August 2009

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(Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - Kitsap Sun)
Four OC Returners to Play in Sophomore Showcase
Four returning sophomores (Jared Vera, Tyler Sartor, Bo Folkinga, and Ryan Hastings) have been selected to play in the annual NWAACC Baseball Sophomore Showcase at Storey Field in Longview, Wash. on Saturday, Sept. 26th. The OC players will compete with the North Division team who plays against the East Division at 12:00 p.m (more>>).

(Monday, September 14, 2009 - Kitsap Sun)
Wayne Parker: Coach, Friend, Father
The Olympic College Rangers baseball team opens their 2009 fall season Tuesday without their pitching coach of the past three seasons, Wayne Parker. Parker, referred to as "OCP" by players and coaches, passed away Sept. 8 after suffering from a stroke nine days earlier. To honor their coach, players and the coaching staff will wear an "OCP" patch on the sleeve of their uniforms. A celebration of Wayne Parker's life will start at noon at the Bremer Student Center on the Olympic College campus on Saturday, Sept. 20.

(Wednesday, August 12, 2009 - Kitsap Sun)
Pickett Glad to Leave the Desert
Growing up in the desert, Brett Pickett dreamed of going to Oregon and Washington, green trees and even rain.  Not that the Olympic College baseball recruit was dismissive of his Nevada hometown of Spring Creek and the nearby Ruby Mountains, but if you dream, why can't it be of someplace else? (more>>)

June 2009

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(Saturday, June 27, 2009 - Clarke College News)
Cummings and Munson Compete in Italy
Incoming Clarke College baseball players Jesse Cummings and Jared Munson will be taking a trip of a lifetime in July. The two junior transfers from Olympic College in Bremerton, Wash., will be traveling to Italy to play for USA Athletes International for nine days.

 April 2009

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(Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC's Cummings Gets the Job Done
In a baseball season that has seen more rough patches than smooth ones for Olympic College, Jesse Cummings has been a shining light of consistency for the Rangers. A sophomore from North Kitsap, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Cummings is the Rangers' leading hitter, their top RBI guy and most consistent glove man. (more>>)

(Sunday, April 26, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Fall to Edmonds in Doubleheader
Sunday wasn't a day OC baseball coach Ryan Parker will remember fondly. "You can handle just flat-out getting beat, but when you beat yourself, those are the hard ones to live with," he said following the Rangers doubleheader losses to NWAACC North Division opponent Edmonds on Sunday afternoon. (more>>)

(Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Playoff Hopes Fading After Crushing Losses
Olympic College's baseball team has a dozen games left in the season. The Rangers are going to have to win most of those to have any shot at the playoffs. OC had its worst showing of the season Tuesday in a doubleheader against Douglas, B.C., at home. The Rangers lost 9-0 and 19-2 to fall to 14-19 overall. (more>>)

(Sunday, April 19, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Baseball Swept
Olympic College's baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader Sunday against Everett, falling 10-0 and 11-9. The Rangers (14-17 overall, 2-8 in NWAACC North Division) were stymied by former Chimacum standout Arlo Evasick in the opener. Evasick, who helped the Cowboys win a state title two seasons ago, pitched a two-hitter, striking out five for the Trojans (21-12, 9-7).  (more>>)

(Sunday, April 18, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers End 15-Game Skid to Everett
The Olympic College Rangers baseball team ended its 15-game losing skid to the Everett Trojans, sweeping an NWAACC North Division doubleheader Saturday at Legion Field. The Rangers won both games 3-2. Errors hurt Everett in the opener, allowing the Rangers (14-15 overall, 2-6 division) rally in the bottom of the fourth inning. (more>>) 

(Sunday, April 5, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Baseball Swept Again
Olympic College's baseball team dropped a doubleheader against Skagit Valley on Sunday, falling 8-0 in the first game, then 10-7 in 11 innings in the second game. The Rangers (12-13) lost 3-2 and 8-3 against the Cardinals (19-1) on Saturday. (more>>)

(Saturday, April 4, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Not in the Cards for Rangers
The Olympic College Rangers baseball team battled No. 2-ranked and NWAACC North Region favorite Skagit Valley on pretty even terms Saturday, but at the end of the day, they left Legion Field with 3-2 and 8-3 losses. Olympic coach Ryan Parker said the Rangers fought through "some umpire adversity," in the opener. In the second game, OC lead early and it was tied 3-3 heading into the eighth inning when the Cardinals scored four runs, three on a home run by Brady Locker. (more>>)

(Saturday, April 4, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Rangers Play Today
Olympic College's baseball teams opens NWAACC North Region play today, taking on Skagit Valley in a 1 p.m. doubleheader at Legion Field. The Cardinals (15-1, 4-0 league) are ranked No. 2 in the latest NWAACC poll behind Columbia Basin. OC (12-9) is working on a four-game winning streak. (more>>)

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March 2009

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Sunday, March 29, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Run Winning Streak to Four
In a final tuneup before opening NWAACC North Region baseball play next weekend, Olympic College posted its first sweep of the season and ran its winning streak to four games with 11-1 and 4-2 wins over the West Coast Caveducks, an independent club from Canada. The Rangers (12-9) rapped 24 hits in the Legion Field doubleheader, got solid starting pitching performances from Jared Vera and Josh Rubideaux and made all of the routine plays, and a few difficult ones — notably shortstop Tyler Sartor, a freshman from South Kitsap. (more>>)
(Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Win 15-1
Olympic College pounded Centralia 15-1 in a Thursday night game. Brady Harris got the pitching win. Because of the lateness of the game, a linescore and hitting leaders were not available at press time. OC (10-9) hosts the Concordia College junior varsity on Saturday and the WC Caveducks from Canada on Sunday. Both doubleheaders start at 1 p.m.

(Tuesdau, March 24, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Another Day, Another Split for OC Baseball
First baseman Bo Folkinga's grand slam helped Olympic College's baseball team split a doubleheader against Clackamas Tuesday in non-conference action. The Rangers (9-9) fell 15-3 in seven innings in the first game, then rebounded with a 10-6 win in the second game. Folkinga led OC's 15-hit attack in the nightcap. He went 4-for-4 with five RBI, two doubles and two runs scored to go along with his slam in the sixth inning. (more>>)

(Friday, March 20, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Baseball Splits Twinbill in Oregon
Olympic College baseball fans hoping to see runs during their doubleheader against Linn-Benton (3-4) were probably disappointed. But they did get to see a win. OC (7-7) was no-hit in the opening game of the non-league twinbill, falling 10-0. Liam Baron had five strike outs and four walks in the no-hitter. (more>>)

(Sunday, March 15, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Hennigs Earns Win for OC
The Olympic College Rangers beat Prairie Baseball Academy 10-2 on Sunday at Tri-City Stadium. Danny Hennigs, a sophomore from Ferndale, earned the win for OC. Jesse Cummings hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning to break open a 2-2 tie.

(Saturday, March 14, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Cummings' Hits Big for Rangers
Olympic College split its games at the Walla Walla tournament. OC beat Blue Mountain 6-4 thanks to Jesse Cummings’ game-winning RBI. OC lost to Walla Walla in its second game 10-4.

(Friday, March 13, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Baseball Splits in Pasco
The Rangers of Olympic College split their doubleheader against Columbia Basin, 6-3 in nine innings, and lost to Prairie Baseball Academy 3-0. Olympic's pitching was strong all day and kept the Rangers in both games. OC jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first game against Columbia Basin as Jesse Cummings went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI. Kyle McLean got the win and Zack Stiles earned the save. (more>>)

(Saturday, March 7, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Splits With Canadian Power
As far as splits go, it's one that Olympic College baseball coach Ryan Parker won't complain about. His Rangers split a twinbill with Thompson Rivers on Saturday. OC won the opener 10-5; Thompson won the nightcap 5-3. Thompson Rivers, a four-year school out of Kamloops, British Columbia, was the Canadian national champs in 2005 and 2007, said Parker. "I can deal with a split with them," he said. (more>>)

(Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
OC Bats Roughs Up Pierce
The Olympic College Rangers evened their record at 2-2 with a 9-4 non-conference baseball win over Pierce College on Wednesday. Alex McKinlay spurred a five-run fifth inning with a two-RBI double and Bo Folkinga added an RBI single. (more>>)

(Saturday, March 1, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Bats Go Missing
Rain washed out the second game of Olympic College's baseball doubleheader against Lower Columbia on Sunday. Rangers coach Ryan Parker wondered where his team's bats went in the first game against watching OC fall 9-1. Olympic struggled at the plate with runners on base and finished with seven hits. (more>>)

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February 2009

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(Friday, February 27, 2009 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Hope to Re-surface as a Baseball Contender
The Rangers open their season with a 10 a.m. doubleheader against Centralia today at Legion Field. If baseball at Olympic College in the past has been a sunken submarine with many more losing seasons than winning ones, then OC baseball under third-year coach Ryan Parker is a submarine slowly rising to the surface. (more>>)

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September 2008

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(Wednesday, Sep. 15, 2008 - Kitsap Sun Sports)
Rangers Hope Rebuilding Project Showing Results
Just as the downtown core of Bremerton is getting an extreme makeover, so is the Olympic College baseball program. Third-year coach, Ryan Parker, continues his remake of the program behind long hours and a steely determination that has led to the signing of 35 new recruits, with four others agreeing to walk on. He had 53 players show up for the team meeting on Sunday, including 16 returners from last year's team, which went 16-29 and produced the biggest one-year turnaround in the 61-year history of the school's baseball program. (

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July 2008

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(Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - West Coast Collegiate Baseball League)
Hennigs Named to WCCBL All-Star Team
Sophomore Danny Hennigs, playing outfield for the Bellingham Bells in the West Coast Baseball League, was named to the West All-Star team. In 21 starts, Hennigs is batting .359, with 1 double, 1 home run, and 10 RBI's. (more>>)

(Saturday, July 5, 2008 - Central Kitsap Reporter)
Green River, Olympic College rivals unite in Kitsap dugout
On the state baseball map, Silverdale is proving the middle ground between Bremerton’s Olympic College and Auburn’s Green River Community College. Kitsap BlueJackets head coach Matt Acker, also the coach at Green River, and OC’s Ryan Parker, a first-year Jackets assistant, have gone from facing each other in opposing dugouts, to literally facing each other on opposite baselines, as the collegiate competitors have now teamed up with one goal in mind: Winning. (more>>)

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Athletic Dept. Press Release

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