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Board raises student parking fees student parking fees. After a half-hour discussion, an adjusted price hike was agreed upon. Starting in June, summer parking permits will cost $23, fall and spring semester parking permits will cost $40, and daily MITCHELL WALTHER parking permits will cost $4 Editor-in-chief – the maximum allowed by the state Chancellor’s Office. and Originally, administrators proposed increasing CHARLES TUTTLE the parking permit from Staff writer $35 to $50 for the spring The Board of Trustees and fall semesters, from voted Wednesday night to $20 to $26 for the summer raise daily and semester semester, and from $2 to
Daily parking permit increased to state chancellor’s office’s allowed maximum
$3 for daily permits. Trustee Jan GiovanniniHill moved to approve the original proposal, saying Ohlone parking fees are “very reasonable, one of the most reasonable expenses.” Nobody seconded the motion, though, and eventually Trustee Ishan Shah moved to approve the revised version. Shah said the daily parking fees should be increased by more than the semester-long permits to reward “responsible students” who get permits ahead of time. “If we’re going to hit stu-
dents with a fee increase, make it as fair as possible,” he said. Still, many students are unhappy at the prospect of any parking-fee increases. “Wow, I think that’s too much,” chemical engineering major Wan Nur Shazlin said when he was told about the original proposal. “Because most of us are students and working, and I think that’s too much.” The Associated Students of Ohlone College (ASOC) conducted an online poll on the issue.
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“Out of 1,000 responses, 70 percent of those responding were against the hike,” ASOC President Sonam Babu said. ASOC Vice President Rajbir Rai told the board Wednesday night that ASOC could not endorse the original measure. Little, though, said the district’s Parking Fund spending has exceeded revenues for the past three years, and will do so again this year. The Education Code does not permit districts to use genContinued on Page 2
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Ohlone news is a lot clearer now. The TV station is broadcasting in high-definition for the first time, with “industry professionals teaching the class, and state of the art equipment,” said Arnie Loleng, the video system engineer and instructor of BRDC 142 Live Television Studio. As students prepared for their second live newscast in HD from the Smith Center on Wednesday night, the control room was filled with bright, flashing colorful lights, mixers with faders and many metallic buttons. The monitoring bay hosted a series of screens with different clips of footage cued up and ready to play. To a bystander, it all looks
T h e Oh l o n e Co l l e g e Foundation is looking for students to apply for more than $150,000 in scholarships by March 22. The scholarships are available to a wide range of students, from declared anthropology majors to those who are pursuing a career in business or insurance. The Dream Realized Scholarship, for example, offers four $2,500 awards to international students with an F-1 visa in a science, technology, engineering or math field, with a preference for computer science. The Evelyn Henderson Deaf Scholarship provides 10 $750 scholarships for deaf students, and the
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Latema Etemadi operates the camera while A.J. Kato anchors during a sound check on Wednesday night before the Ohlone TV weekly news broadcast, which is now in high definition.
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Student pursues passion as event promoter MARTHA NUNEZ Staff writer “Do what you love and love what you do.” We often hear inspiring quotes like this, but how often do we actually apply them to our everyday lives? Well, one Ohlone student is doing just that. Communications major Mars Sartori developed a love for music from a very young age, and her passion has led her to become a promoter for some of the largest electronic dance music festivals in the Bay Area. “They always say, ‘Follow your passion,’ and music has always been my passion since I was little, I’ve always known that,” Sartori said.
Sartori, 19, has promoted events such as LED Borgore & Friends, Wobbleland, and festivals such as TBD Fest and Snowglobe. Sartori’s first EDM event was called “Identity Festival,” which she attended at age 15. “It was a huge turning point for me,” she said. “It essentially changed my life forever, because that’s when I found a new passion and that’s when I found a new love, and I was just so blown away by this lifestyle.” How did she get so far ahead of the game at such a young age? For Sartori, it was just meant to be. “The community in the rave scene in the Bay Area is so committed and so strong that I just kept running into
the same people over and over again,” she said. “You start creating those bonds with people.” When looking for a job, it’s not just about what you know, but who you know. Luckily for Sartori, this wasn’t too difficult for her. “It’s always all about the connections, but it’s not that hard to make connections in this community, because people are so open-minded and willing to just accept you as you are,” she said. “If you like to go to events and you like to talk to people, anyone can do it.” After meeting the right people, Sartori joined Vital Presents, one of the biggest Continued on Page 4
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Ohlone student Mars Sartori promotes large dance festivals.
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NEWS BITES OFK registration opens April 1 Registration will open April 1 for the 26th Ohlone for Kids and Teens Summer Enrichment Program. The program will include four sessions of courses, ranging from science to art, from June 22 to July 30 on the Mission San Jose High School and Cesar Chavez Middle School campuses; and from Aug. 10 to 13 on Ohlone’s Newark campus. A 12 percent discount is available for all Ohlone faculty, staff and administrators by typing in the promotional code “ohlone” when checking out on the online registration system. To view the course catalog and register, go to www.ohloneforkids.com.
Newark to host UCLA day University of California, Los Angeles, admissions staff will meet with students at the Newark campus on March 20. UCLA Transfer Day, a forum for students to learn strategies to get into UCLA, will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rooms NC 2100, NC 2102, and NC 2106. To register online, go to www.admission.ucla. edu/events/transfer. For more information, call Elisa Castro at 510-6596241.
Tai chi workshop coming to Newark The Student Activities department is sponsoring a free tai chi workshop on March 18. “Keep Calm and Tai Chi” will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the Newark campus. Participants will receive free food.
Presentation on communication Rae Ann Ianniello will speak about building leadership communication skills in a presentation Friday on the Fremont campus. The free event, organized by the Speech and Communication Studies department, will be at 12:30 p.m. in Building 3, Room 3201. – Compiled by Monitor staff
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The Ohlone College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday night to raise the cost of a daily parking permit from $2 to $4.
College hikes daily, semester parking fees Continued from Page 1 eral purpose or other restricted funds on parking lot expenses. The board last increased parking fees in 2007. The bulk of Parking Fund expenditures, about $500,000 a year, pays for a large portion of campus safety officers’ salaries, Little said. Another $150,000 goes toward upkeep and maintenance. Faculty and staff don’t pay a parking fee. When asked by Trustee Rich Watters if administrators had considered changing that, Little said there had been “not been a robust discussion” on doing so. Ultimately, the board voted 5-0, with trustees Garrett Yee and Vivien Larsen absent, to approve the revised
measure, even though Shah, Watters and Trustee Teresa Cox expressed misgivings about charging students more. Student Trustee Daniel O’Donnell was the only one who voted against the fee raise, though his is only an advisory vote. Some students don’t think there should be a parking fee at all. “I think the prices are too high as they are for a school we’re already paying for, and I don’t think the students should have to pay for park-
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Continued from Page 1 Carol E. Goodell Memorial Deaf Studies Scholarship provides another two for the same amount. The Ohlone Promise gives 25 $3,600 scholarships to high school seniors in Fremont, Newark or Union City. The Scholarship and Awards Committee, composed of faculty, staff, students and administrators, will award scholarships based on merit, need or other criteria specified by the donor. For more information or to apply, go to http://scholarships.ohlone.edu. Earlier this semester, the foundation announced that an anonymous donor had promised $400,000 to Ohlone for student scholarships – the largest scholarship donation in the foundation’s 27-year history. Meanwhile, the foundation has received another rare gift – an antique Wurlitzer theater pipe organ – from Cliff and Judy Luscher of Union City. The organ, which originally was installed in the Lyric Theatre in Monrovia in 1925, is valued at more than $200,000. It will become a permanent installation in the Smith Center, where it will be used for orchestral concerts, theater productions, silent movies and organ concerts.
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Arnie Loleng, video system engineer, stands with the new high-definition equipment in the TV studio.
Ohlone TV broadcasts in high-definition Continued from Page 1 confusing and intimidating, but after talking to one of the student operators, the room seemed a little less daunting. “I really like the new system,” said Nicholas Held, the technical director for the broadcast. “It’s quick and fluid and makes life a lot easier.” Students manned different stations around the somewhat large room, all with different jobs in order to make sure the newscast went off without a glitch. “Our goal also is to give people an opportunity to actually do the work,” said Bill Schechner, the instructor of the Live TV Newscast course, between commercial breaks. “You’re standing here and many of these, almost all of them, students, have not done any television seriously in their lives. So they get a chance here to actually do it. Other programs you study, you study and you study and you maybe do two or three programs in six months or something
like that, we do one every week. Every Wednesday we do a show.” The recent upgrades cost about $300,000, paid for by the college’s 2010 Measure G bond funds. Among the numerous pieces of gear purchased were new cameras, lighting equipment, video switcher interface, video servers, and graphics upgrades. Another new addition to the arsenal was a piece called the Liveshot Portable 4G that operates on Verizon’s Network. This camera gives students the opportunity to broadcast live from remote locations directly to the studio anywhere Verizon 4G service is available. Students who register for this course in the future also will get the opportunity to participate in one of the only Bay Area community college courses that allows them to broadcast live to their viewers in the Tri-city area and worldwide via ustream. Although all of the recording and broadcasting gear has been upgraded to high
definition at the school, Comcast is still broadcasting in standard definition until further notice. After the rehearsal, the live broadcast ran like a well-oiled machine, with few errors and little to no dead air between transitions. In the control room, countdowns and cue points were announced verbally through headsets to the cast and crew on set. Veteran anchor A.J. Kato made it appear like child’s play as she read her teleprompter with ease and without a hint of stage fright. The instructors of the separate 141 and 142 courses watched from their booths with a look of pride in their eyes. To view the broadcast, tune in from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays on Comcast Channel 28, or on the web at www.ustream.tv/ohlonecollegetv. For more information about Ohlone’s broadcast department, go to www. facebook.com/ohlonecollegebroadcasting.
ASOC Student government elections MITCHELL WALTHER Editor-in-chief Students have until Tuesday to petition to run for student government executive officer positions. The Associated Students of Ohlone College executive positions available are president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and legislative representative. To apply to run for office, pick up a petition packet in front of the Campus Activities Window in Building 7 on the second floor. The packet must be filed by 3 p.m. Tuesday.
For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Renee Gonzales at rgonzales@ ohlone.edu or call her at 510-659-7311. The election will take place April 14 and 15. In the same election, students will choose their representative to the Board of Trustees. Applications are available in Room 7210. For more information, call Shelby Foster at 510659-7369. ASOC meetings, which are open to the public, are held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays in Room 7101 on the Fremont campus.
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Tales from a waiter Perspective is a constantly fogged-up mirror. Our own story is a spiraling burnout of complications, victories and blunders. It becomes so easy to forget that everyone else’s fairy tale is just as spectacular and abysmal as ours. I serve tables at The Counter on Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont. There’s no better career to teach someone patience than waiting on hungry people’s tables. After the third time I’m stopped for a request, the fifth time someone grumbles about the prices, and the eighth time I’m treated like I’m an imbecile barely worthy of breath, I have to force myself not to beat people over the head with their burger. But then there’s their side. The long day at work, the argument at home, the failed test from last week. Everyone has a knapsack of issues as they walk in my door, and I have to remember that. When a customer sees I’m busy and stressed, and tells me to help other people rather than rush to their aid, they remind me why humans are beautiful. They can see through my fogged mirror. And if they can do it, why can’t I? So I look for ticks and quirks. I scour their faces for signs of a rough day, and avenues to make their day better. The other week I had a lady come in with her boyfriend. He had already ordered his food and she was stopping by to hang out and have some of it. Now, the burger wasn’t cooked to her standards, and she wanted not only a re-fire, but a refund as well. Her boyfriend was quick to stand up for me, as it was cooked just like he wanted it. At first I was pissed at her, but then I figured she was having a bad day. I grabbed her a cup of coffee, and her smile was enough to know I had done well. Grabbing them an extra fast refill, or an extra couple of fries. I’ve learned time and time again that there’s pleasure in the little things. Get on twitter you furry oaf,
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The bass booms and the lights go wild at Jack Yo Lantern at San Jose State University. The show was presented by LED.
Student pursues passion as event promoter Continued from Page 1 EDM event-throwing companies in the Bay Area. From there, she was recruited to promote for other events such as LED, as well as festivals. Because social media is so involved in our daily lives, part of promoting can take as little as a few minutes. Social media sites such as Facebook have made it that much easier, because everyone can repost an event and invite who they want to attend. Festivals, though, require actual fliers to be handed out. Hard work can reap great rewards, and Sartori’s love of music has brought her many perks, including free entry to events, backstage access, and the chance to meet some of the most amazing DJs. “I’ve gotten the chance to meet Borgore, Dillon Francis, I’ve met Cruella, The Chain Smokers, my favorite DJs,” she said. “I’ve been very, very fortunate. That’s why I love it, getting to experience new things beyond the boundaries.” With a warm smile and welcoming personality, Sartori greeted familiar faces outside Hyman Hall on the Fremont campus Wednesday as she chatted to the Monitor. “It’s been only about a year, but I’m just so deep into it and I just love where it’s going that I don’t want to stop,” she said. Going from audience member to promoter and meeting the right people, Sartori has also been exposed to the world of what goes on beyond the stage. The whole experience has
been mind-blowing and left her hungry for more, she said. “I don’t know where the future will take me, but it’s my dream to work in the production of things, because for so many years I’ve been in the audience and I’ve gotten to experience that dream-like reality that I would now love to be the person that puts on
those shows for other kids to experience the things I experienced,” she said. Being a college student comes with many obstacles, and one that all students are familiar with is trying to figure out where to go in the future. Finding your dream and following it is probably one of the most difficult and stressful tasks, but doing what you
love also will be the most rewarding. Sartori leaves us with this thought: “Everyone has their own issues, everyone has their own stories, everyone has their own problems, but even just for one night, everyone can come under this roof and just escape reality and come together and not give a damn and just enjoy life,” she said.
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‘Aspie seeks love’ warms audiences’ hearts MITCHELL WALTHER Editor-in-chief Man was not meant to live alone. We all are seeking companionship as we walk through life, all of us. David Matthews is a man on the same journey, looking for a woman to love and spend a life with. Matthews is also a man living with Aspberger’s syndrome. “Aspie seeks Love,” a documentary directed by Julie Sokolow, details the life of a man who has “been searching for love longer than many of us have been alive.” Matthews is such a funny individual with such a poignant comedy style that he is endless fun to watch on screen. From thoughtful monologues to the camera to awkward questions and perfectly flawed reactions, Matthews is a treasure on camera. The stories’ twists and turns never cease to keep the audience begging for more. The dates Matthews goes on hold a level of tensity akin to a horror film. The couple are walking through a mine field, and you just want to see them get to the other side. As the film explores the subject of love, you get a sense of Matthews’ deep caring heart. You can see
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David Matthews stands with a portrait of his own face. Many of his pictures were taken for personal ads he put up around the city.
his considerate gaze and actions. Before you know it, you’re wondering why in the world Matthews hasn’t found himself a lady, he’s such a catch. This movie never pretends to show us the perfect. We get to watch a human attempt romance again and again. The movie follows the flow of seasons and stops during holidays
‘Dermaphoria’ thrills but confuses viewers MITCHELL WALTHER Editor-in-chief Drugs, memory-lapse, action and intrigue wrap around “Dermaphoria” like a blanket of confusion. With a skipping pace and extremely hard to follow story, this New Orleans crime drama – which screened recently at the Cinequest film festival in San Jose – tests the intelligence of its audience every second it’s playing. Directed by Ross Clarke and starring Joseph Morgan and Ron Perlman, “Dermaphoria” is an adaptation of a book by the same name written by Craig Clevenger. The movie follows chemist Eric Ashworth (Morgan) as he seeks to learn about his recent past, which he can’t remember. Between his fragmented character in the present, his partial memories, his druginduced revelations, and his flashbacks to the love of his live, Desiree, “Dermaphoria” is a maze seemingly without end. The film leaves the audience holding on for the answer at the end of it all. This
sort of storytelling is fine, with films like “Pulp Fiction” and “Memento” showing the impact that is possible. But with an hour and half runtime, “Dermaphoria” I feel holds the audience for slightly too long. I really enjoyed the roller coaster, but there were many moments I had to force myself to focus because I knew what I was watching was key to the plot. There is no real physical action in this movie, but the dialogue and acting between people drives the intensity forward. Relying slightly too heavily on the dream tone, though, “Dermaphoria” suffers slightly in the end, leaving a mixed feeling with the viewer. The story is told brilliantly, but barely, and an hour and a half movie feels like two and a half. Director Ross Clarke was in attendance at the show. He mentioned his next project will be a TV series for the BBC. Jokingly he mentioned the show’s subject looks to be darker than the druginduced crime nightmare that was “Dermaphoria.”
to show us the people Matthews has allowed into his life. Never faltering in pace or drive, each scene is another moment to look forward to. The myriad dates Matthews goes on offer snapshots both to his psyche and the reaction of the women he entertains. The movie beckons us on our way as he pursues
releasing his first book. “Meltdown in the Cereal Aisle” is Matthews’ collection of short stories. We get to see him and his friends prepare the book for a limited physical release, before selling it on Amazon. This simple plot line turns “Aspie” into more than just an Aspberger’s movie, showing the life of a man pursuing his dreams.
His search for love is never forgotten, and we get to see the challenges of both his relationship and the relationship issues anyone faces. Human, flawed, perfect and hypnotizing, “Aspie seeks Love” is a great exploration of a great man’s life. It screened at San Jose’s Cinequest film festival, which ended Sunday.
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Gimme shelter from the crab feed -- and other chicken tales NADJA ADOLF Contributing writer The annual Pacific Poultry Breeders Association show is the largest poultry show on the West Coast, with somewhere over 2,700 birds most years. This year, despite the avian influenza outbreak, a change of venue from Stockton to Modesto, and a shift in date to the last weekend in January, the turnout was still very good. The show was held this year in the ACE Pavilion at Modesto Junior College. The ACE pavilion is a large, state-of-the-art livestock facility and arena that offers good footing for people and livestock, easily sanitized surfaces, a snack
bar, and plenty of seating in bleachers. Everyone associated with the PPBA show was grateful for the bio-security procedures in use at Modesto that enabled the show to go on, instead of being canceled due to the avian influenza epidemic. The college has a large poultry facility on campus, and only their excellent procedures enabled them to host the show without excessive risk to their own stock. Many people brought their second string show birds due to the disease outbreak in the Central Valley while others stayed home; but there were still more than 2,700 birds on
display. Most human participants were delighted with the move to Modesto because the entire show fit neatly into the modern, attractive Agricultural pavilion at Modesto Junior College; others were happy because in the past we found ourselves in the buildings near the Hell’s Angels crab feed which upset some people; I personally felt sorry for the poor Hell’s Angels trying to sell tickets to their fundraiser to the passing chicken folks and not finding many buyers. A pair of peacocks escaped from their cage in the sale area and livened proceedings by perching on the rafters in the gable at one end of the building. Every-
one noticed them roosting high up in the building; they were still loose on Sunday morning while the show broke down. Poultry shows are a lot of fun; there are many different species, breeds, and sizes of birds on display – from tiny Serama chickens that are six inches tall through powerful Asian geese. There are rare breeds and common breeds, and hundreds of happy people showing birds and admiring them. There is almost always a sale area, which gives visitors the opportunity to purchase the kind of high quality birds that can be very hard to find. This year my husband and I noticed a cage with what appeared to be two of the
largest, ugliest young ducks we’d ever seen. Their bills were a medium gray; their feet and legs were the same bland color, and their mangy feathering was yet more of the same. I commented to my husband that they were the oddest-looking ducks I’d ever seen, to be corrected by a gentleman who suggested they weren’t ducks, but rather geese. My husband and I decided to walk around and look at the front of the cage, and read the tag. They were a pair of Black Swan cygnets or baby swans. They really do look like ugly ducklings. And it is very unlikely that I will live that error down in this lifetime. Next week: Do eggs (and Leghorns) grow on trees?
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March 12, 3 p.m vs. Gavilan College, Softball Field, Fremont campus.
March 12, 2:30 p.m vs. Canada College, Renegade Field, Fremont campus.
March 14 and 15, times TBA, Ohlone March Madness Tournament, Central Park Softball Complex, Fremont.
March 21, noon vs. Monterey Peninsula College, Renegade Field, Fremont campus.
ALBERT REBOSURA Sports editor Freshman Mckayla Saavendra is the Monitor Sports Guy’s Player of the Week, having been on fire with the bat, hitting for an astounding .727 average. She’s accumulated eight RBIs, two runs and eight hits the past week. Saavendra’s contributions in the batters box helped Ohlone to go an undefeated 3-0 this week. Her lead-off single in the bottom of the 7th inning helped the Lady Renegades rally to victory against San Jose City College Tuesday. This season, she has a team-high .469 batting average along with three home runs and 18 RBIs while playing stellar defense at first base.
March 19, 3 p.m vs. West March 24, 2:30 p.m. vs. Valley College, Softball Cabrillo College, ReneField, Fremont campus. gade Field, Fremont campus. April 4, noon vs. College of San Mateo, Softball April 4, noon vs. Gavilan Field, Fremont campus. College, Renegade Field, Fremont campus. April 11, 10 a.m. vs. Napa Valley College, 2 p.m. vs. April 11, noon vs. HartMerced College, Softball nell College, Renegade Field, Fremont campus. Field, Fremont campus. April 14, 3 p.m vs. Mis- April 14, 2:30 p.m. vs. Skysion College, Softball line College, Renegade Field, Fremont campus. Field, Fremont campus.
Standings Softball Coast North W L PCT CON San Mateo 23 0 1.00 6-0 Ohlone
11 9 .550 5-1
12 10 .545 4-2
12 .333 2-3
21 .087 1-5
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11 5 .688 4-1
11 7 .611 4-2
11 5 .688 3-2
14 4 .778 3-3
11 5 .688 3-3
11 .389 3-3
14 .176 1-5
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Freshman Mckayla Saavendra.
SPORTS TWEET OF THE WEEK “Why would a productive NFL player retire at 30 when he still has 3-4 years of good brain damage left?” @MattGoldich Comedy writer Matt Goldich, sarcastically tweeting about former 49ers All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis, who shockingly announced his retirement at age 30.
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Caressa DeRossett hits a two-RBI triple in the fourth inning. She later scored from a fielding error by San Jose City after a bunt.
Ohlone makes epic comeback for win Down to their last out, Ohlone rallies to beat San Jose City College 8-7. ALBERT REBOSURA Sports editor Clutch hitting and timely errors by San Jose City College helped the Lady Renegades come back and win 8-7 in walk-off fashion Tuesday. “We got some clutch hitting at the end,” said coach Donna Runyon about the seventh-inning comeback. “It was nice to see people come through with two outs.” Ohlone was losing 7-5 going into the bottom of the seventh, after San Jose City took the lead in the sixth. Mckayla Saavendra started the rally with a single after Heather Rygg and Kylie Mahana got out. Haley Keahi also singled, advancing Saavendra to second base. Carrigan James roped the pitch, scoring the two base
Speaking softly and carrying a big stick Team vs. Porterville vs. De Anza vs. S.F. vs. San Jose Totals
Runs 6 14 17 8 45
Hits 8 16 13 15 52
2B 1 1 5 2 9
3B 0 2 1 1 4
AVG .381 .615 .433 .411 .468
The Lady Renegades’ bats came alive the past four victories.
runners, tying the game 7-7. Runyon put Ariana Monges in to pinch run for James. Monges scored the winning run after she stole third base and then waltzed home easily because of an errant throw from San Jose City’s catcher, securing the 8-7 win. The lead was going back and forth all game, and there were six total lead changes between both squads. “Today (Tuesday) I didn’t expect it to be this highscoring – but shoot, I’ll take a win,” Runyon said.
The offense continued their hot streak, getting 15 hits and scoring eight runs against San Jose City’s ace, Gaby Nowack – who had a 2.11 ERA going into the game. All of the starters except one had at least a hit – including six batters with multiple hits. Saavendra looked comfortable in the batters box and had Nowack’s number, casually getting a team-high three hits. James had a breakout game at the plate with a season-high three RBIs – she only had two all season.
The offense’s production this month is impressive. They already have 50 runs scored in five games – they only had 59 in 13 games in February. “Well, it’s always nice to get momentum,” Runyon said. “We got momentum from the Porterville game last weekend.” There was a scary moment in the fifth inning after Ohlone pitcher Jasaiah Ghloston dodged a ball that was hit directly at her – grazing her fingertips. She appeared fine after the game. Gholston was replaced by Oceana Orndoff after the incident. Neither pitcher had the best of days, allowing 15 hits and seven runs. When asked if it was their best win of the season, Runyon responded: “We beat the state champs (Sierra College) 3-2 in Fresno last weekend and that’s always a feather in your cap. But this definitely is one of our biggest wins so far.”
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Left: Freshman Oceana Orndoff winds up for a pitch. Above: Sophomore Haley McDaniel scores a run. She also had an RBI.
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The 49ers organization, led by CEO Jed York, is currently writing a “How to ruin a winning sports franchise in three months or less” book that will come out next season. York’s bio on 49ers. com included three highly amusing and hypocritical sub-headers: 1. Building a championship team. 2. Recognizing the 49ers faithful. 3. Carrying on the family’s legacy. York broke up his championship-contending team, disappointed the 49ers faithful and isn’t living up to his family’s championship pedigree. The team has won two NFC West titles, has been to three NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl. The team has a 41-141 overall record during his tenure. All of that thanks to former coach Jim Harbaugh – whom he fired for what I believe are selfish reasons. If York’s true goal is to win a Super Bowl, firing Harbaugh isn’t going to get him there. None of us know what happened behind closed doors between York, Harbaugh and GM Trent Baalke, but if they all wanted to bring a Super Bowl to San Francisco they would have set their differences aside and stayed the course. Levi’s Stadium, the “stateof-the-art” facility York built for the fans, has been a complete fail. The overall appearance is less than stellar and lacks character. Not to mention that the scorching sun – due to the lack of structural insight, tortures the fans. I can’t point out anything York has done lately – other than having money – to help the team, and he’s ruining it. His recent actions are more reminiscent of his unsuccessful father John York than his godfather, the legendary Eddie DeBartolo. He and Baalke’s questionable roster and coaching decisions, on top of the fact that players and coaches are staying away, should be a realization that they’re doing something wrong. I look forward to reading “How to ruin a winning sports franchise in three months or less” this September. If the Niners make the playoffs, I will quit the Monitor – just kidding. It’s already my last semester here. Stick a York in it on Twitter with me @ErmeloAlbert
Published on Mar 12, 2015