Varsity baseball wins championship in sweltering heat!

Dedicated coaches, players at all levels strengthen DC baseball program

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Angel Reyna, Staff Writer

In over 100 degree weather, the Cougars won the CIF Sac Joaquin Division III championship game by beating the Vanden Vikings 4-2 at Sacramento City College’s Union Stadium. Vanden scored their two runs in the first inning, while Del Campo scored two runs in the fourth and two in the eighth for the win. 

The best of three playoff series that led up to tonight’s win proved to be challenging both on and off the field with an altercation between Buhach Colony fans and the umpire after one of the games, and issues about taking batting practice prior to another game. However, players kept their minds focused on the championship and it paid off. Coach Dawidczik commended his players actions during that difficult series. “They stayed humble, they stayed positive, and most of all they kept their integrity throughout it all! I am so proud of them, and am blessed to be their coach!”

Beating Buhach Colony allowed Del Campo to move into the championship and, for the first time ever, their victory earned them a spot in the Nor Cal High School Baseball Tournament. This is the first year California  will have high school baseball beyond its own section.

The varsity team had an amazing season and all three levels of Del Campo baseball teams have fantastic players who have worked really hard. Intense practices led by dedicated coaches helped the younger teams learn and grow

This season, JV Coach Adam Sterio and Freshmen Coach Joel Nelson helped prepare their teams for moving up to the next levels.

Coach Nelson stated that he wanted his players to “improve mentally and physically, and to develop resilient young men who work together toward a common goal.” He added that his players have “improved over the course of the season and they have a bright future ahead of them!”

Coach Dawidczik praised the hard work of the athletes at all levels of the Cougar baseball program. “Our younger levels records may not show it, but there is a lot to be excited about with our program for the future! I look forward to finishing this year strong but the future is bright!”