2011 Baseball Season Summary - Ohlone College Renegades Men's Baseball

Team News

Ohlone Baseball Fall Scrimmage Update

November 1, 2011, Tri-City Voice - Ohlone College traveled to Oakland and split a doubleheader with Laney College in fall baseball September 27. Ohlone lost the opener 5-1, but starting catcher, Ryan Beal did his part, reaching base three times. He was hit by a pitch and walked twice, and stranded on base each time. Defensively, Ryan threw out the only would-be base stealer at second by a comfortable margin. Ryan and Ohlone return to action on Tuesday, November 1, when Ohlone travels to Chabot College.

2011 Sophomore Class Pursue Higher Education/Baseball

September 12, 2011 - Thirteen 2011 sophomores will be continuing as student-athletes with four-year institutions this fall semester. Read more 2011 Sophomore Classs Pursue Higher Education/Baseball (PDF).

2011 All-Conference / All-American Renegades

  • Ryan Tella – 1st Team All-Conference, Coast Conference Most Valuable Player, All-American / Northern California Player of the Year
  • 1st Team All-Conference – Matt Fontaine - Pitcher
  • 1st Team All-Conference – George Asmus - Pitcher
  • 1st Team All-Conference – Christian Weeber - DH
  • 2nd Team All-Conference – Joel Thys - Catcher
  • 2nd Team All-Conference – Mike Briseno - OF
  • 2nd Team All-Conference – Kainoa Crowell - OF
  • 2nd Team All-Conference – Sean Yoshikawa - IF
  • 2nd Team All-Conference – Matt Chaidez - IF
  • 2nd Team All-Conference – Mark Mercer - Utility
  • 2nd Team All-Conference – Alika Pruett - Pitcher

Current and Former Renegades Selected in MLB Draft

June 15, 2011 - George Asmus, Ryan Tella and Joel Thys are selected in the 2011 MLB Draft along with former Renegades Roberto Padilla and Zach Johnson. Read more Current and Former Renegades Selected in MLB Draft (PDF).

Cody Demera and Christian Weeber Commit to University of Arkansas Pine Bluff

June 15, 2011 - Cody Demera and Christian Weeber signed National Letters of Intent to play for the UAPB Golden Lions, a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Read more Demera and Weeber Commit to University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (PDF).

Matt Fontaine named Tri-City Voice Sports Male Athlete of the Month for June 2011

June 1, 2011, Tri-City Voice - Matt Fontaine, ace pitcher of the Ohlone College Renegades baseball team, has been named Tri-City Voice Sports Male Athlete of the Month for June. Fontaine was awarded the honor for his stellar performances through May, leading Ohlone to the California Community College Athletic Association baseball championship game, where they fell one game short of a title. Read more Matt Fontaine named Tri-City Voice Sports Male Athlete of the Month for June 2011.

Ohlone Baseball loses State Championship to Delta

May 23, 2011 - Second place is very impressive, to say the least. (State Tournament game recaps and statistics.)

I am so proud of our student athletes and the way they have conducted themselves over this past weekend.  It has been an amazing ride for them and to see all the support from not only our Ohlone Family, but from every students immediate family, it was just wonderful.

As for me, I am not sad….I’m overwhelmed with pride and amazement as to what we have accomplished this season. Thank you all…and have a great summer!

—Chris Warden, Athletics Director

Ohlone Baseball loses State Championship to Delta

May 23, 2011 - San Joaquin Delta College (35-12) replaces Ohlone College as the CCCAA baseball state champion with a 4-1 win over the Renegades (28-19) at Bakersfield College on Sunday, May 22. Recaps and statistics from Ohlone's State Championship Tournament games on May 20-22, 2011:

Renegades fall in state final

May 24, 2011, Tri-City Voice - This time, the comeback kids were outdone by another group of comeback kids. And with that said, the ride that was the 2011 Ohlone baseball season has come to its conclusion. However, it's still not too shabby for a team that nobody would've placed anywhere near the postseason when the 2011 calendar year began. Read more Renegades fall in state final.

San Joaquin Delta sweeps Ohlone College to take state baseball title

May 22, 2011, Mercury News - The Ohlone College baseball team arrived at Gerry Collis Field on Sunday morning needing just one victory in two games vs. Stockton's San Joaquin Delta to claim its second straight California Community College Athletic Association state title. Read more San Joaquin Delta sweeps Ohlone College to take state baseball title.

Ohlone Advances to Final Four

Renegades Baseball defend their 2010 State Champions title in the 2011 California Community College State Baseball Tournament Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22 at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, CA.

Tournament Teams:

  • North Conference No. 1 Delta (31-11); No. 2 Ohlone (26-17)
  • South Conference No. 1 Santa Ana (30-12); No. 2 Glendale (28-14)

Ohlone College baseball team makes improbable return to Final Four

May 19, 2011, Mercury News - The Ohlone College baseball team is back in the state's Final Four. Go figure. The Renegades started the season 1-5 in defense of their California Community College State Championship. They had an untested head coach in Julian Russell and a bit of an identity crisis. That was then. Read more Ohlone College baseball team makes improbable return to Final Four.

Making a statement: Renegades survive shootout in Solano to advance to second straight State tournament

May 17, 2011, Tri-City Voice - And in the end, the program from the school on top of the hill was the last one standing after all the dust cleared. Then again, it's what should be expected of a defending State Champion. Right? Read more Renegades survive shootout in Solano to advance to second straight State tournament.

Recap of Super Regional Game 1 Ohlone vs. San Mateo

May 13, 2011 - Ohlone started the weekend facing San Mateo with both teams putting up impressive numbers, holding off the Bulldogs 16-15 in 11 innings. Joel Thys led the way for the Renegades going 5 for 6, HR, 2 RBI, 2 Runs. Matt Owen, Kainoa Crowell, Christian Weeber, Rich Bermudez and Cody Demera all had two hits apiece. Read more Recap of Super Regional Game 1 Ohlone vs. San Mateo.

Super Regionals are mid-May

Both the Baseball and Softball teams advance to Super Regionals to be held the weekend of May 13-15. Check the team's game schedule for locations, game times, etc.

Renegades Heading to Solano

First Round Rematch of 2010 Championship Game: Ohlone vs. San Mateo

May 9, 2011 - After a weekend of fending off a resilient Butte team, the Renegades are heading back to a Super-Regional for the third consecutive year. Ohlone put themselves in a must win scenario after losing Game 1 of the three game series by a score of 5-3. Read more Renegades Heading to Solano for Super Regionals (PDF).

Renegades kick Butte in Regionals

May 10, 2011, Tri-City Voice - "Lost for words." That would possibly be the best way to describe the 2011 State Regionals for Fremont's Ohlone College. This weekend should have been a change in the guard. Ohlone should've been just happy to barely win the Coast Pacific title despite needing help. But that's why they play the game. Read more Renegades kick Butte in Regionals.

Both the Baseball and Softball teams advance to Super Regionals to be held the weekend of May 13-15

Check the team's game schedule for locations, game times, etc.

Renegades ready to defend state title

May 3, 2011, Tri-City Voice - Like rapper LL Cool J once said, "Don't call it a comeback." In the case of the Ohlone Renegades baseball team, it was business as usual. At least until Cody Demara caught the pop fly at third, then it was a quick party. Read more Renegades ready to defend state title.

Ryan Tella, TCV Male Athlete of the Month, May 2011

May 3, 2011, Tri-City Voice - Congratulations to Ohlone Renegades baseball star Ryan Tella for being named this month's Tri-City Voice Sports Male Athlete of the Month. Ohlone just wrapped up another regular season, at the time of this publishing, with a Coast Conference Pacific title. Tella was a big part of that. Read more Ryan Tella, TCV Male Athlete of the Month, May 2011.

Ohlone Wins Conference Championship

Renegades Will Host Regional Face Off Against Butte College May 6th-7th

April 28, 2011 - The Renegades streak their way to a conference championship winning the final six conference games of the regular season. Going into the final day of the season, Ohlone was tied with Canada College for first place in the Coast Conference Pacific Division. Read more Ohlone Wins Conference Championship (PDF).

Ohlone streaking as season nears end

April 26, 2011, Tri-City Voice - In last year's postseason, the Renegades had to comeback in crucial situations, most notably in the 2010 Super Regional against rival Chabot and against the College of San Mateo in the State final. So to see the defending State champs coming back from the near dead to just a game behind Coast Conference Pacific leading Canada in the standings should not be a surprise, but more so somewhat expected. Read more Ohlone streaking as season nears end.

Ryan Tella, CCCAA and CSIA Male Athlete of the Month March 2011

April 2011, CCCAA and CSIA - Ryan Tella put together a stellar month of March and helped push Ohlone into the NorCal Top 20 as they posted an 8-3 record in that span. Read more Renegades edge Monterey in walk-off thriller (PDF).

State champs rebound against Canada

April 18, 2011, Tri-City Voice - After losing back-to-back games on Tuesday and Thursday, April 12 and 14, the Ohlone baseball team stopped the losing trend against Canada College in Saturday’s, April 16, big 5-1 win over the Coast Conference Pacific leading Colts. Read more State champs rebound against Canada.

Renegades edge Monterey in walk-off thriller

April 14, 2011, Ohlone College Monitor - Another home game for the Ohlone baseball team yielded another walk-off victory for the Renegades.They fell behind 2-0 to the visiting Monterey Peninsula Wolves, only to regain the lead and pull off some more ninth inning drama to squeak out a 6-5 victory. Read more Renegades edge Monterey in walk-off thriller (PDF).

Renegades fight their way back on track

April 12, 2011, Tri-City Voice - As the weather finally found some sort of stability, the defending state champion Ohlone baseball team did the same. Despite the task not being that easy. A day after falling to Monterey Peninsula, the Renegades defeated De Anza 5-4 in a comeback thriller. After Ohlone took the opening 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first off of a Mark Mercer RBI single, the Dons responded in the fourth inning as they rocked Ohlone starter Cody Honea for four runs to go up 4-1. Read more Renegades fight their way back on track.

Renegades end win streak at five

April 5, 2011, Tri-City Voice - After the Renegades pushed their win streak to a season-high five games after an impressive 16-3 demolition of the Gavilan Rams, and a solid 8-0 performance at Skyline on Thursday, Ohlone took a step back, falling to Canada 7-3 on Saturday. Read more Renegades end win streak at five.

Ohlone crushes Gavilan in one-sided affair

March 31, 2011, Ohlone College Monitor - On a day finally blessed with sunshine, Ohlone decided to break out the big bats against the visiting Gavilan Rams. It was a fitting display for the beautiful weather. Read more Ohlone crushes Gavilan in one-sided affair (PDF).

Renegades storm through week

March 29, 2011, Tri-City Voice - Rain didn't stop the defending State Champions from turning the season around after the Ohlone baseball team took commanding wins over the Rams of the City College of San Francisco and Hartnell on Tuesday, March 22, and Friday, March 25, respectively. Read more Renegades storm through week.

Renegades baseball rallies back to .500

March 15, 2011, Tri-City Voice - With what is virtually a new roster, including a new head coach, the defending State champion Ohlone baseball team hasn't necessarily had the easiest turnaround since winning the State title last May. But after winning back-to-back games against Canada and Hartnell on Thursday and Saturday respectively, the Renegades are hoping that it's, once again, a start in the right direction. Read more Renegades baseball rallies back to .500.

George Asmus CCCAA February Male Athlete of the Month - Honorable Mention

March 9, 2011 - Sophomore pitcher, George Asmus has been recognized statewide with the nomination of CCCAA Male Athlete of the Month Honorable Mention. Read more George Asmus, Honorable Mention CCCAA Male Athlete of the Month February 2011 (PDF).

Baseball team falls flat against Mission

March 10, 2011, Ohlone College Monitor - Coming off of a close loss against Cabrillo on March 3, the Renegades had four days off to prepare for their home game against Mission College. Those four days off may have been their demise. Read more Baseball team falls flat against Mission (PDF).

A year after winning state title, Ohlone baseball team still finding its footing in new season

March 8, 2011, Inside Bay Area - New Ohlone College baseball coach Julian Russell is confronting an interesting challenge. Last season under former coach Jordon Twohig, Ohlone won 37 games and the college's first state championship in any sport. Read more Ohlone baseball team still finding its footing in new season.

Ohlone baseball update

March 1, 2011, Tri-City Voice - The honeymoon that was No. 4 Ohlone baseball's four-game win streak came down to a halt on Thursday as the defending State champs fell back to a game below .500 after their 3-2 loss at No. 9 Diablo Valley College. Read more Ohlone baseball update.

Ohlone slides past San Mateo with wild finish

February 24, 2011, Ohlone College Monitor - After a rough 1-5 start to their 2011 season, the Renegade baseball team seem to have finally hit their stride. Read more Ohlone slides past San Mateo with wild finish (PDF).

Ohlone Baseball update

February 22, 2011, Tri-City Voice - Now that the rain has passed, the defending State Champion Ohlone Renegades went back to work, defeating West Valley College 9-8 in Fremont on Sunday, Feb. 20. Read more Ohlone Baseball update.

Renegades Come Out Swinging, Hold Off Late Rally

February 15, 2011 - Ohlone breaks out early, scoring 3 runs in the 1st and 2nd innings consecutively and held off a late rally by the Panthers for a 7-6 victory. Read more Renegades Come Out Swinging (PDF).

Baseball team downs Solano in home opener

February 10, 2011, Ohlone College Monitor - After winning the state championship last season, it goes without saying that expectations are extremely high for this year's baseball team. Read more Baseball team downs Solano in home opener (PDF).

Renegades Ranked 4th in NorCal Open Season on the Road

January 25, 2011 - The Renegades are ranked 4th in the NorCal Pre-season Poll and ranked 12th in the Pre-Season Junior College Pacific Associations Divion (ABCA) Poll. Read more Renegades Ranked 4th in NorCal (PDF).

Big time baseball that has a small town feel

December 2, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - Sometimes a change of scenery is all that’s needed for a person to reach their potential. The same could be said for Matt Fontaine, 20, starting pitcher and a team leader on Ohlone’s baseball team. Read more Big time baseball that has a small town feel (PDF).

Ohlone graduate will join Fresno State

November 18, 2010, Tracy Press - After a championship baseball season with the Renegades of Ohlone College, former West High pitcher Matt Fontaine, Class of 2009, has committed to Fresno State. Read more Ohlone graduate will join Fresno State.

Three Ohlone Players Commit Sign National Letter of Intent

November 10, 2010 - George Asmus, Matt Fontaine and Ryan Tella have committed during the early signing period to three well-established baseball programs. Read more Three Ohlone Players Commit Sign National Letter of Intent.

2010 Sophomore Class Placed Across The Nation

October 1, 2010 - The entire sophomore class of the 2010 State Champion Renegades has been placed at the four‐year collegiate and professional levels. The Ohlone Baseball program takes great pride in preparing student‐athletes for success in the classroom and on the field, the persistent group of fourteen sophomores have moved on to continue their careers across the country. Read more 2010 Sophomore Class Placed Across The Nation (PDF).

Renegades baseball prep for title defense

September 30, 2010, Ohlone College Monitor - With October just around the corner, Ohlone’s baseball team is getting to ready to kick off the Fall Ball schedule against the College of San Mateo. Read more Renegades baseball prep for title defense (PDF).

Roberto Padilla Honored Ohlone College Athletics Male Athlete of the Year

September 17, 2010 - The 2010 Ohlone College Athletics Male Athlete of the Year is sophomore baseball player Roberto Padilla. This past season, Roberto helped lead the Renegades to a State Championship and the best baseball season in the school’s history. Read more Roberto Padilla Honored Ohlone College Athletics Male Athlete of the Year (PDF).

Ohlone Ranked 3rd Nationally; Twohig National Coach of the Year

August 3, 2010 - Ohlone Renegades baseball finished the 2010 season with a #3 ranking in Perfect Game USA’s Junior College Poll. The top two rankings went to the finalist in the NJCAA World Series. The Renegades former Head Coach, Jordon Twohig, was honored as the 2010 ABCA Diamond/National Coach of the Year.

Russell Renegades new head of state champions

July 23, 2010, Tri-City Voice - After leading the Ohlone College baseball team to its first State championship last season, and its first national ranking in team history back in 2009, Jordon Twohig has officially resigned as the head coach of Ohlone baseball and accepted a position as the assistant coach for the University of Washington. Read more Russell Renegades new head of state champions.

Laran Signs with University of Arkansas at Monticello

July 18, 2010 - Ohlone Renegade sophomore outfielder Tanner Laran, signed with University of Arkansas at Monticello, a rising Division II program. Laran battled his way into a starting role in right field for the Renegades this past year. Read more Laran Signs with University of Arkansas at Monticello (PDF).

Ohlone Announces Julian Russell as Interim Head Baseball Coach

July 13, 2010 Press Release - “Assistant Coach Julian Russell will be stepping in as the interim head coach of the State Championship-winning Renegades Baseball team,” Athletics Director Chris Warden announced Tuesday after the resignation of former head coach Jordan Twohig. Twohig has accepted an offer to coach at University of Washington of the Pac-10. “We’re proud to have Russell lead the Renegades until we can move forward with an official search.” Read more Ohlone Announces Julian Russell as Interim Head Baseball Coach.

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