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6C Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter s7 99. i r<300 Fresh F00e, sh WRo[ r CL00 or Red S oz. s13 s399 $8 99. $599 7500e00,. s1299 s599., s579 Che Rubalcava-Cunan takes a ninth-place finish for Quincy in the final giant slalom race of the season last week at Sugar Bowl Resort. Cody Morrison placed 10th, Kainoa Hall placed 18th, Dayne Lewis placed 21st, Miles Rubalcava-Cunan placed 23rd and Luke Zempel placed 31st. Photo submitted i ..... , ! Feather River College freshman catcher Alyssa Hethcoat has a hit at bat for the Lady Golden Eagles last weekend against Monterey Peninsula College. Hethcoat added an RBI in the 8-3 win over the Lobos. Photo by Annie Heskett Lady Eagles softball , goes 3-1 to open The Feather River College Golden Eagles softball team traveled to Cupertino to face De Anza College in its season opener Saturday, Jan. 31, and managed, courtesy of lefty pitcher Morgan Greene, in her first college start, to collect a win against the Lady Dons in a 15-3 victory. Feather River managed to score first and score early when Alyssa Hethcoat's double drove in Kaitlyn Folkers for the first run of the season FRC managed co put. up two runs in the top of the first inning but was quickly met with a three-run comeback in the bottom of the inning by the Lady Dons. Greene's endurance shut down De Anza for the remainder of the game, however, allowing only one hit after the first inning. Greene was helped by Feather River's offense; with a sixth-inning burst of eight runs FRC gained control of the game. Freshman Danielle Ortiz racked up six RBIs in her first collegiate start, while freshman Cristal Perez and Greene also collected two RBIs followed by sophomore Mattea Belmonte and freshman Cierra Harper's one RBI each. Assistant coach Annie Heskett said she believes the players' discipline and determination won them their first game. "The girls are motivated," she said. "With 17 freshmen we have to stay disciplined and focused, and that's what we did." Follow, ing the exciting start, the Golden Eagles managed to build off their first season win by defeating De Anza again, 13-0 in the second game. Freshman pitcher Brianna Simrons, in her first game of the season, threw a no-hitter. Backed up by her defense, Simmons had seven strikeouts and allowed only one walk. The Eagles kept the momentum going with hot bats and clever base running totaling 13 hits and six stolen bases. Folkers led with three RBIs followed by Ortiz, Perez and Annie Enos, who each had a pair of RBIs, as well as Torri Parman and Jordan Schatzel, who batted in one run each. Brianna Simmons struck out the last batter to solidify a huge win and well-pitched game; she was met with cheers and applause as she recorded Feather River softball's first no-hitter since 2010. "Brianna hit her spots well and executed every pitch that was called," said assistant coach Marco Aragon. "It was a great start to the season but we have lots of work to do; we are focused on having continued success." Feather River continued its weekend in a double-header against Monterey Peninsula College. In the first game Feather River again scored first but could not keep the momentum going in a 9-5 loss to MPC. Greene pitched three innings allowing six hits, two walks and a trio of strikeouts; she was relieved by freshman Emily Ingalls, who allowed three hits and one walk, but the pair could not hold MPC as the Lobos continued to put runs on the board Feather River attempted to make up the score late in the game with a solo home run by Perez andtworun,double.Enos, but it was not enough as MPC outplayed Feather River with 10 hits to the Eagles' eight. The Golden Eagles entered the second game against MPC with a vengeance. Starting the game, Simmons could not find her groove as she allowed! three earned runs and the Lobos ended the third tuning with a 3-0 lead. Sophomore pitcher Jordan Schatzel relieved Simmons and pitched four scoreless innings. The Eagles were able to rally behind Schatzel and chip away at MPC, however, with a huge sixth inning and were able to overcome the early deficit and go ahead of the Lobos on an 8-3 lead. Belmonte and Perez each had two RBIs and Folkers and Hethcoat added one apiece as the Golden Eagles again outlasted their opponent Schatzel and FRC's nearly flawless defense were able to again hold the Lobos and snatch another win to add to their opening weekend. Head coach Meredith Aragon attributed their i. success to their awesome team camaraderie. i "We had great fan support all weekend and all season ' : long," Aragbn said. "We have been working on becoming a team and it showed on the field this weekend." The Golden Eagles are now 3-1 on the season and will take :. on American River College on :, , Feb. 12 in Sacramento.