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2010 Preview Welcome The Diablo Valley College Baseball program prepares for the 2010 season which promises to be exciting and memorable! After a stellar 2009 season which boasted a Big 8 Conference Championship and CCCAA Final Four Appearance, the 2010 Vikings are full of new and promising talent expected to defend the Big 8 Title. Head Coach Mike Neu returns for his 2nd season as Diablo Valley’s Head Coach. The current Vikings will represent and uphold a tradition of baseball here at DVC which dates back to 1951 and boasts over 1,000 wins. Past head coaches include Hall of Famers Ernie Cecaci (337 wins), Steve Ward (357 wins) and Larry Quirico, who was the head coach at both Contra Costa College and DVC during his career. Hugh Boschetti, DVC’s first ever baseball coach, was inducted into the Commission on Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991. Past players include 2 time National Batting Champion Willie McGee, former Giants farmhand Benji Simonton, who led the state in home runs (22), runs (70) and RBI’s (76) in 1992, as well as Junior College standouts Eric Snider and Scott Goucher. Several former players have gone on to play in the College World Series. With strong returners and a great recruiting class, the Vikings look forward to the upcoming 2010 season. Go Vikings!

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Viking Baseball Date

Time

Opposing Team

Location

Thursday 2/4/2010

2:00 p.m.

Solano

Diablo Valley

Friday 2/5/2010

2:00 p.m.

Solano

Solano

Saturday 2/6/2010

1:00 p.m.

Ohlone

Diablo Valley

Tuesday 2/9/2010

2:00 p.m.

West Valley

West Valley

Thursday 2/11/2010

2:00 p.m.

West Valley

Diablo Valley

Saturday 2/13/2010

1:00 p.m.

West Valley

West Valley

Wednesday 2/17/2010

2:00 p.m.

Ohlone

Ohlone

Thursday 2/18/2010

2:00 p.m.

Laney

Diablo Valley

Friday 2/19/2010

1:00 p.m.

Marin

Diablo Valley

Tuesday 2/23/2010

2:00 p.m.

Contra Costa

Contra Costa

Thursday 2/25/2010

2:00 p.m.

Merced

Merced

Saturday 2/27/2010

1:00 p.m.

Canada

Canada

Tuesday 3/2/2010

2:00 p.m.

Marin

Marin

Saturday 3/6/2010

1:00 p.m.

Modesto*

Diablo Valley

Tuesday 3/9/2010

2:30 p.m.

Santa Rosa*

Santa Rosa

Thursday 3/11/2010

2:30 p.m.

American River*

American River

Saturday 3/13/2010

1:00 p.m.

Sacramento*

Diablo Valley

Tuesday 3/16/2010

2:30 p.m.

Sierra*

Diablo Valley

Thursday 3/18/2010

2:30 p.m.

Delta*

Delta

Saturday 3/20/2010

1:00 p.m.

Cosumnes River*

Diablo Valley

Tuesday 3/23/2010

2:30 p.m.

Modesto*

Modesto

Thursday 3/25/2010

2:30 p.m.

Modesto*

Diablo Valley

Saturday 3/27/2010

1:00 p.m.

Santa Rosa*

Diablo Valley

Tuesday 3/30/2010

2:30 p.m.

Cabrillo

Delta

Wednesday 3/31/2010

2:30 p.m.

Feather River

Delta

Tuesday 4/6/2010

2:30 p.m.

Santa Rosa*

Santa Rosa

Thursday 4/8/2010

2:30 p.m.

American River*

Diablo Valley

Friday 4/9/2010

2:30 p.m.

American River*

American River

Tuesday 4/13/2010

2:30 p.m.

Sacramento*

Diablo Valley

Thursday 4/15/2010

2:30 p.m.

Sacramento*

Sacramento

Saturday 4/17/2010

1:00 p.m.

Sierra*

Sierra

Tuesday 4/20/2010

2:30 p.m.

Sierra*

Diablo Valley

Thursday 4/22/2010

2:30 p.m.

Delta*

Diablo Valley

Friday 4/23/2010

2:30 p.m.

Delta*

Delta

Tuesday 4/27/2010

2:30 p.m.

Cosumnes River*

Cosumnes River

Thursday 4/29/2010

2:30 p.m.

Cosumnes River*

Diablo Valley

5/7/10 - 5/8/10

- TBA -

Round 1 - Playoffs

- TBA -

5/14/10 - 5/16/10

- TBA -

Round 2- Regional Playoffs

- TBA -

5/21/10 - 5/23/10

- TBA -

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Fresno

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Viking Baseball Diablo Valley College Baseball Complex

Directions: 680 Northbound: Exit Concord-Burnett Ave. Left on Diamond Blvd. Left on Concord Ave. Left on Contra Costa Blvd. Right on Golf Club Road DVC is on the left

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680 Southbound: Exit Concord Ave. Left at light, south on Contra Costa Blvd. Turn right on Golf Club Road DVC is on the left

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Viking Baseball Meet the Coaches

Head Coach Mike Neu Coach Neu returns for his 2nd year as Head coach of the Vikings. Neu grew up in the Napa area and went on to play JC ball at Sacramento City College where he was named JUCO All-American and All-State. He earned a scholarship to the University of Miami and helped the Hurricanes win the 1999 College World Series and was a Collegiate All-American. Coach Neu was drafted in the 29th round of the 1999 MLB draft by the Cincinnati Reds and then in 2003 was selected in the first round of the MLB rule 5 draft by the Oakland A’s, where he was managed by Ken Macha. Neu posted a 3.64 ERA in 32 relief appearances during the 2003 season. He was traded to the Florida Marlins in 2004 and played with the LA Dodgers in 2005. In his first year as Viking Head coach, Neu lead the Vikings an impressive 34-14 record, A Big 8 Conference Championship, A Regional Championship, A Super Regional Championship and A Final Four Appearance. Coach Neu also had 3 players taken in the 2009 MLB Draft along with 14 players transferring to 4-year universities. Coach Neu lives locally with his wife and three year old

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Viking Baseball Asst. Coach - Jordan Batista Coach Batista begins his fifth year with the Vikings where he works with infield play as well as strength and conditioning. J. B. played JC baseball at Laney College before playing at SF State where he received a BS in Kinesiology. He went on to earn a MS in Kinesiology from St. Mary’s College. In addition to DVC, he is also involved with the Oakland Oaks Baseball Academy. He currently teaches PE at an elementary school and hopes to someday be a Head Coach.

Asst. Coach - Kyle Gross In his second year, Coach Kyle Gross adds depth and experience as the pitching coach. Kyle was raised in Walnut Creek and pitched for Cuesta College before being drafted by the Giants in 2000 in the 5th round. He played professionally as a pitcher for 5 seasons with the San Francisco Giants and was coached by such notables as Dusty Baker and Dick Tidrow. Kyle's father, Wayne Gross, played for the A's and Orioles from 1976-1987.

Asst. Coach - Don Nelson Coach Nelson returns to the staff for his second year after spending the past 15 years as Varsity baseball coach at Piedmont High School. Nelson played baseball in high school and at Brown where he received a BA before completing his MBA at Harvard. Nelson is an investment banker, specialized in advising companies on mergers and acquisitions. He continues to play and pitch in the Men’s Senior Baseball League in the 35-and-over division. He was elected an All Star in both the Bay Area MSBL and the Tri-Valley MSBL. Nelson’s son, Matt, played baseball at Northwestern.

Asst. Coach - Andy Tarpley Coach Tarpley starts his third year as DVC hitting and third base coach. A local product, he played high school ball at San Ramon Valley HS (91) and college ball at UC Berkeley where he was a member of the College World Series team. He was signed by the Boston Red Sox as a pitcher and later played for the Reds as a third baseman. Coach Tarpley was assistant coach at SRV HS for four years and was Head Coach at Acalanes HS for three years leading them to 2 DFAL titles and an NCS championship.

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Viking Baseball Conditioning Coach John Maraccini John is in his ninth year of coaching and fourth as a DVC assistant. Prior to DVC, Coach Maraccini served 4 years as a varsity assistant coach at De La Salle HS and two years at LMC. John and wife Debbie have two daughters, Nicholette and Savannah.

Assistant Coach Kevin McCarroll Coach McCarroll join the Vikings for his first year. McCarroll played baseball at Oxnard City College and later transferred to Grand View University where he was a 2 year starting shortstop erning All– Conference honors. McCarroll later coached at Grand View for one year.

Assistant Coach Francisco Ortega Coach Ortega brings lots of seeds for everyone to enjoy!!

Equip Manager Jason Butler Pg 8

Statistician Joel Shapiro 2010 Diablo Valley College Vikings Baseball Media Guide

Viking Baseball Diablo Valley College 2010 Baseball Roster No.

Player Name 30 Alexander, Michael 42 Andrews, Eric 40 Barber, Sean 47 Bataska, Chris R Bezayiff, Dylan 33 Bourgein, Will 46 Cannon, Kevin 21 Cavestany, Chucky 20 Chaves, Michael 26 Dominguez, Nick 25 Espinoza, Moises R Fiammengo, Julian 10 Goonan, Casey 12 Gulbransen, Tim 29 Harkin, Scott 19 Harr, Justin 32 Kent, Daniel 31 Kjar, Andrew 28 Kochan, Jason 13 Manci, Justin R Mazzola, Mason R Merriwether, Cameron 35 Nuyten, Josh R O'Bryan, Ben 23 Pelayo, Chris 27 Petrak, Mitch 36 Reuvekamp, Mike 38 Rath, Dylan 17 Short, Chris 16 Sidhu, Harmen 22 Swift, Steven 24 Tarantola, Nick 15 Wold, Dustin

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Pos.

B/T Ht.

P 1B, OF RHP RHP C INF OF C LHP OF OF OF P OF INF P C P P/INF 2B OF OF INF RHP OF/1B OF C/INF LHP LHP RHP RHP INF OF

R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R L/L L/L R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/L L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R

6' 2" 6' 0" 6' 4" 6' 4" 6' 0" 6' 1" 6' 3" 5' 8" 6' 1" 5' 8" 6' 2" 5' 11" 6' 3" 5' 9" 6' 2" 6' 4" 5' 11" 6' 0" 6' 4" 5' 9" 5' 11" 6' 2" 6' 0" 6' 0" 6' 0" 5' 11" 5' 9" 6' 3" 6' 1" 6' 0" 5' 9" 5' 11" 5' 10"

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Class

180 Frosh 200 Frosh 210 Soph 235 Frosh 177 RS Frosh 175 Soph 190 Soph 170 Soph 200 Frosh 190 Frosh 186 Soph 160 RS Frosh 205 Frosh 140 Frosh 195 Frosh 175 Frosh 185 Frosh 185 Frosh 195 Frosh 195 Soph 165 RS Frosh 189 RS Frosh 155 Frosh 180 RS Frosh 190 Frosh 205 Soph 150 Frosh 205 Soph 172 Soph 180 Soph 170 Frosh 190 Frosh 155 Soph

High School/ Previous School Concord Sacred Heart Preparatory San Ramon Valley/UC Berkeley Northgate Alhambra Miramonte St. Mary's HS/Oregon Clayton Valley De La Salle/ San Diego State San Ramon Valley Skyline College Park College Park Freedom Casa Grande College Park Northgate Miramonte California Deer Valley Bishop O' Dowd Castro Valley College Park Tracy Northgate Berean Christian Miramonte Deer Valley Freedom College Park Monte Vista De La Salle Freedom

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Viking Baseball Meet the Players Nick #26 Dominguez OF 5’8” 190lbs Frosh Bats/Throws L/L San Ramon Valley Personal: Born on May 19, 1988, Nick is the son of Dan & Jill and he has 3 siblings, Neva, Gina, & Dana. High School: 2007 Varsity Team Captain, 2 Year Varsity Starter

Casey #10 Goonan RHP 6’3” 205lbs Frosh Bats/Throws R/R College Park Personal: Born on April 24, 1990, Casey is the son of Mike and Julie and he has one brother, Tommy. Major: Political Science/Communications High School: All-League pitcher 2008, 3 Year Varsity Starter & All-League Honors in Baseball and Football, 3A NCS Champions, Willie Stargell All Tournament Team, All-State Nominee

Michael #30 Alexander P 6’2” 180lbs Frosh Bats/Throws R/R Concord Personal: Born on July 24, 1991, Michael is the son of Jim & Susan and he has 1 sibling, Michelle. Major: Business Management High School: MVP 1st Team Pitcher, Honorable Mention

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Justin #13 Manci 2B 5’9” 195lbs Soph Bats/Throws R/R Deer Valley Personal: Born on October 5, 1989, Justin is the son of David & Tracey and he has 3 siblings, Joe, Josh, & Gabrielle. Major: Business Awards: 1st Team All-League

Dylan #38 Rath LHP 6’3” 205lbs Soph Bats/Throws R/L Deer Valley Personal: Born on October 23, 1988, Dylan is the son of Dave & Melanie and he has 1 sibling, Jordan. Major: Physical Education High School: 1st Team All-League, CA All-Star

Chris #47 Bataska RHP 6’4” 235lbs Frosh Bats/Throws R/R Northgate Personal: Born on July 10, 1991, Chris is the son of Mark & Karen and he has 3 siblings, Tony, Tim, & Matt. Major: Administration of Justice High School: 1st Team All-League DVAL 2009, 2nd Team All-League DFAL 2008, 1st Team All-West

Chucky #21 Cavestany C 5’8” 170lbs Soph Bats/Throws R/R Clayton Valley Personal: Born on May 23, 1990, Chucky is the son of Ron &Tina. High School: 2 Time 2nd Team AllLeague, All-Team

Nick #24 Tarontola INF 5’11” 190lbs Bats/Throws R/R De La Salle

Personal: Born on April 16, 1991, Nick is the son of Jerome & Leslie. Awards:

Steven #22 Swift RHP 5’9” 170lbs Frosh Bats/Throws R/R Monte Vista HS Personal: Born on December 4, 1990, Steven is the son of Dan & Liz and he has a sister, Lindsey. High School: 3 Year Letter Winner, Scholar Athlete

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Viking Baseball Meet the Players Jason #28 Kochen RHP/INF 6’4” 195lbs Frosh Bats/Throws R/R California Personal: Born on January 29, 1991, Jason is the son of Mike & Lorna and he has 2 siblings, Ryan & Kassie. Awards: 2nd Team All-League Utility

Mitch #27 Petrak OF 5’11” 205lbs Soph Bats/Throws R/R Berean Christian Personal: Born on February 12, 1989, Mitch is the son of Linda & Derek and he has two sisters, Nicole & Christine. Major: Business High School: Multiple offensive high school records

Harmen #16 Sidhu RHP 6’0” 180lbs Soph Bats/Throws R/R College Park Personal: Born on August 11, 1990, Harmen is the son of Kal & Daisy and he has one brother, Sunny. Major: Psychology High School: 3 Year Varsity Starter, 1st Team All-League, All East Bay Team, All– State Nominee, 2008 NCS 3A Champs, led high school team with ERA/K’s/wins.

Justin #19 Harr RHP 6’4” 175lbs Frosh Bats/Throws R/R College Park Personal: Born on October 13, 1989, Justin is the son of Ron & Suzy and he has 2 siblings, Joshua & Jacob. Major: History, psychology Awards: 3 Year Varsity Starter

Daniel #32 Kent C 5’11” 185lbs Frosh Bats/Throws R/R Northgate Personal: Born on May 13, 1991, Daniel is the son of Cary & Anita and he has one brother, Thomas. High School: All-League DVAL

Moises #25 Espinoza OF 6’2” 186lbs Soph Bats/Throws R/R Skyline Personal: Born on May 8, 1990, Moises is the son of Bertha. Major: Business High School: 1st Team All-League, 4 Year OAL Champions, Transbay Champions

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Tim #12 Gulbransen OF 5’9” 150lbs Frosh Bats/Throws L/R Freedom Personal: Born on January 27, 1991, Tim is the son of Dave & Susie and he has one brother, Nick. High School: 2nd Team All-League, NCS Championship

Sean #40 Barber RHP 6’4” 210lbs Soph Bats/Throws R/R San Ramon Valley

Personal: Born on May 23, 1989, Sean is the son of Connie & John and he has 2 siblings, Brendan & Colin. Major: Economics Awards: .

Dustin #15 Wold OF 5’10” 155lbs Soph Bats/Throws R/R Freedom Personal: Born on August 3, 1990, Dustin is the son of Jeff and Rhonda and he has 2 brothers, Daniel & Dylan. Major: Business Awards: Two Year Varsity Starter, 1st Team All-League, 2 Time Defensive Player of the Year.

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Viking Baseball 2010 DVC Pocket Roster Numerical

Alphabetical

10 Goonan, Casey 12 Gulbransen, Tim 13 Manci, Justin 15 Wold, Dustin 16 Sidhu, Harmen 17 Short, Chris 19 Harr, Justin 20 Chaves, Michael 21 Cavestany, Chucky 22 Swift, Steven 23 Pelayo, Chris 24 Tarantola, Nick 25 Espinoza, Moises 26 Dominguez, Nick 27 Petrak, Mitch 28 Kochan, Jason 29 Harkin, Scott 30 Alexander, Michael 31 Kjar, Andrew 32 Kent, Daniel 33 Bourgein, Will 35 Nuyten, Josh 36 Reuvekamp, Mike 38 Rath, Dylan 40 Barber, Sean 42 Andrews, Eric 46 Cannon, Kevin 47 Bataska, Chris R Bezayiff, Dylan R Fiammengo, Julian R Mazzola, Mason R Merriwether, Cameron R O'Bryan, Ben

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Alexander, Michael Andrews, Eric Barber, Sean Bataska, Chris Bezayiff, Dylan Bourgein, Will Cannon, Kevin Cavestany, Chucky Chaves, Michael Dominguez, Nick Espinoza, Moises Fiammengo, Julian Goonan, Casey Gulbransen, Tim Harkin, Scott Harr, Justin Kent, Daniel Kjar, Andrew Kochan, Jason Manci, Justin Mazzola, Mason Merriwether, Cameron Nuyten, Josh O'Bryan, Ben Pelayo, Chris Petrak, Mitch Rath, Dylan Reuvekamp, Mike Short, Chris Sidhu, Harmen Swift, Steven Tarantola, Nick Wold, Dustin

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Viking Baseball Recent DVC Baseball Transfers David Hurlbut (Cal State Fullerton) 2009 Kenny Arnerich (Long Beach State) 2009 David Buscovich (CAL Berkeley) 2009 Mike Guglielmo (Sacramento State) 2009 Adam Greenberg (UC San Diego) 2009 Ben Englehart (UC San Diego) 2009 Travis Kruger (Chico State) 2009 Corey Conflenti (Cal State Stanislaus) 2009 Tyson Edwards (Cal Poly Pomona) 2009 Scott Narker (Chico State) 2009 Deren Rehr-Davis (UC Davis) 2009 Will Gillmore (Santa Clara) 2009 Andrew Raponi (Cal State Los Angeles) 2009 Michael Cavalli (Marshall University) 2009 Scott Hill (Concordia) 2008 Pete Lemone (Concordia) 2008 Doug Murray (USF) 2008 Ade Olanrewaju (CSU Dominguez Hills) 2008 Matt Reed (CSU Sonoma State) 2008 Brian Callen (CSU—Monterey) 2006

Past DVC Players who were drafted at Pro Level David Hurbut DVC 2009 (Minnesota Twins) Ty Gagnon DVC 2009 (Colorado Rockies) Ryan Palsha DVC 2009 (Baltimore Orioles) Michael Gonzales DVC 2008 (Minnesota Twins) Taylor Stanton DVC 2008 (Seattle Mariners) Jonathan Van Looy DVC 2007 (Florida Marlins) Myles Schroder DVC 2007 (San Francisco Giants) Sean Henry (Mets) Spike McDougall (Marlins) Sam Carter (Padres) Julian Benavidez (Giants)

DVC Athletic Hall of Fame Baseball Members Benji Simonton (Inducted 2009) Broderick Perkins (Inducted 2008) Jim Flores (Inducted 2008) Tim Foote (Inducted 2008) Willie McGee - NL MVP 1985 St. Louis Cardinals (Inducted February 2006) 1977 State Champion DVC Baseball Team (Inducted February 2006)

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Vi ki ng Pri de

Thank You to all who support DVC Baseball

GO VIKINGS!

VIKINGS TAKEN IN 2009 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DRAFT

DAVID HURLBUT-MINNESOTA TWINS

TY GAGNON-COLORADO ROCKIES

RYAN PALSHA-BALTIMORE ORIOLES


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