A total of nine Taft College Cougars were honored by their opposing coaches and were named to the All-Central Valley Conference postseason baseball team. Led by first-team selections Javier Ramirez, Manny Guzman, and James McCallum, TC also had three second-team picks while three more were placed on the conference Gold Glove team.
An impressive 2019 Taft College baseball season came to an end following the No. 13-seeded Cougars’ 6-3 loss at No. 4 Sacramento City College in Game 2 of their California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Northern California Regional Playoff series.
The Taft College baseball team has proven to be an impressive group of young men. Touting 16 wins against 5 losses, with multiple TC baseball players sitting on the Central Valley Conference statistic leaderboards. But when they aren’t representing Taft College on the field, they are making relationships in some of the most unlikely places.
After staging an amazing four-run rally in the top of the ninth inning to tie up the game, No. 13-seeded Taft College couldn’t come away with the win and dropped Game 1 of its California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Northern California Regional Playoff series at No. 4 Sacramento City College by a final score of 12-11 on Friday.
Fresh off their impressive 30-4 rout at Antelope Valley College on Saturday, Taft College was named the No. 13 seed for the upcoming California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Northern California Regional Playoffs. The Cougars will travel to face No. 4 Sacramento City College in a best-of-three game series that starts on May 3.
Needing a win for at least a share of the Central Valley Conference championship, Taft College let a close game turn into a landslide on Friday as the Cougars suffered a 19-8 defeat at College of the Sequoias in both teams’ CVC finale.
Freshman Manny Guzman tossed eight shutout innings while the Taft College offense banged out a season-high 20 hits in a huge 15-6 win at College of the Sequoias on Tuesday to begin a crucial three-game Central Valley Conference series.
Taft College surged to its fourth straight win thanks to its 8-2 Central Valley Conference victory on Saturday over visiting Porterville College. The Cougars swept the three-game series, taking the opener 7-2 on Tuesday before Thursday’s 20-1 rout on the road in Game 2.
Greyson Barrett smacked a pair of triples on his way to a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate for Taft College in a 7-2 victory over visiting Porterville College on Tuesday in the opening game a of three-game Central Valley Conference series.
Taft College suffered just its second Central Valley Conference series loss of the season after splitting the final two games against Merced College. Following their marathon 14-inning loss to the Blue Devils on Tuesday, the Cougars fell 9-6 on Thursday in Taft but salvaged a 12-10 victory on the road in the finale on Saturday.
Taft College was an out away from earning their 10th straight Central Valley Conference victory. Instead, a two-out error followed by a game-tying single sent the Cougars’ game at Merced College into extra innings where the Blue Devils eventually prevailed in 14 innings by a final score of 8-7.
Jake Pearson went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI while Andres Rolon drove in a pair of runs and scored three times to lead the surging Taft College Cougars to a 12-3 win at West Hills College Coalinga to close out a three-game sweep of a Central Valley Conference series.
Taft College sophomore Cassius Shy tossed six shutout innings while Wes Herbert, Zach Jones, and Luis DeLeon all hit home runs to help lead the Cougars to an impressive 10-0 win on Thursday over West Hills College Coalinga in Game 2 of a three-game Central Valley Conference series.
Taft College banged out 14 hits, including a solo home run by Andres Rolon (pictured), on its way to a 15-6 victory at Reedley College on Thursday in Game 2 of a three-game Central Valley Conference series.
Taft College rallied for two runs in the seventh and eighth innings to pull out an 8-5 Central Valley Conference win over visiting Reedley College on Tuesday in the opening game of a three-game series.
Sophomore Jade Smoot smacked a pair of home runs and drove in four runs while Wes Herbert (pictured) had 5 RBI to help lead Taft College to a huge 20-7 rout at Cerro Coso College on Tuesday in the opening game of a three-game Central Valley Conference series.
Buster Hardman went 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBI to lead Taft College at the plate in a 10-4 Central Valley Conference loss to visiting Fresno City College in the deciding game of a three-game set on Saturday.
Taft College rallied for four runs in the top of the ninth inning, but it was too little, too late as the Cougars lost on Friday by a final score of 12-8 at Fresno City College in the second game of a Central Valley Conference series.
Jake Pearson (pictured) drove in four runs while Cedric Corrales tossed seven strong innings to help lead Taft College to an 11-2 win over visiting Fresno City College on Thursday in both teams’ Central Valley Conference opener.
Seven different Taft College pitchers held Antelope Valley College hitters at bay while the Cougars’ offense manufactured three runs off five hits for a narrow 3-1 victory over the visiting Marauders on Saturday.
The power surged continued for Taft College on Friday. The Cougars got home runs from Wes Herbert, Andres Rolon, and Jake Pearson on their way to a 13-1 non-conference win over visiting Los Angeles Harbor College in the opening game of a three-game series.
Jake Pearson (pictured) and Javier Ramirez both smacked home runs and drove in three runs each to help lead Taft College to a much-needed 14-9 non-conference win over visiting Moorpark College on Friday.
Keegan Vialpando smashed a three-run home run, one of three hit by Taft College, to help lead the Cougars to an 11-1 win over visiting Ohlone College in the second game of a non-conference doubleheader on Friday. Taft earned a split after dropping the opener earlier in the day by a final score of 6-0.