Roaring Tiger’s sports round-up

Posted: Feb. 13, 2015 | Written by Edith Noriega

Baseball

Spring is near and that means time for Tiger’s baseball.

The Riverside City College baseball team opened the spring season Jan. 29 defeating Cuesta College in a 3-day tournament 6-1, 4-2 and 4-3. In back-to-back games the Tiger’s drove in game ending runs.

Tommy Pincin doubled to left field in the bottom of the seventh to drive in freshman Brody Weiss, who had walked to give RCC the final score of 4-3.

RCC RHP David Robles pitched the final two innings of the game to record his first save of the season not allowing any runs.

The Tiger’s pack up their gear to Mount San Antonio in a nonconference game Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.

Track and Field

The RCC men’s track and field team kicked off the season Feb. 6 with their first conference match against Golden West, Saddleback and Santa Ana at Santa Ana College.

The Tiger’s won the first two meetings but lost to the Mounties as they look to take on “The Cup” back to Walnut.

“This is a competitive early track meet that our guys really get up for,” head coach Jim McCarron said.

The team has a busy schedule to come the month of March will be filled with Division 1 competitors taking on University of California Riverside and Cal State Fullerton at home. This gives the team a good idea of what it is like to compete at the university level.

RCC did take a punch when they lost three of their top athletes to universities. Matt Vasal and Zach Lewis transferred to UCR.

The Tiger’s will start the spring season in The Duel invitational in a conference meet against Saddleback Feb. 20.

Basketball

Both the men’s and women’s team participated in the annual Coaches versus Cancer against Cypress Feb. 4 in a doubleheader to honor those who are fighting, have fought or lost to cancer by wearing pink and asking fans to donate to the American Cancer Society.