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HOME of the 2005 STATE CHAMPIONS

Golden Glove

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2013 Scholarship/4-Year Transfers

Jason Alexander, Long Beach State University
Anthony Sequeira, Oral Roberts University
Ryan Xepoleas, George Washington University
Brent Gillespie, Youngstown State University
Bryan Bynum, CSU East Bay
Bryan Webster, CSU East Bay
Siosi Poti, Lee University
Tyler Sanders, Missouri Western University
Brandon Baranzini, Sonoma State University
Nico Filice, Cal Lutheran University
Casey Bounsall, Sonoma State University
Stephen MacElroy, Central Washington University

2013 Team Honors

All American/All-State
Jason Alexander - Pitcher

All Northern California
Jason Alexander - Pitcher

First Team All Big 8 Conference
Jason Alexander - Pitcher
Brian Bynum - Pitcher
Tyler Sanders - Pitcher
Brent Gillespie - Infielder
Ryan Xepoleas - Outfielder

Second Team All Big 8 Conference
Siosi Poti - Outfield
Anthony Sequeira - Infield
Nico Filice - Infielder

Santa Rosa Junior College Baseball classes of 2008, 2009, and 2010 saw twenty-three Bear Cubs receive athletic scholarships. SRJC puts winning teams on the field year after year, consistently ranking among some of the nation's best junior college baseball programs. SRJC has a proud history and lasting legacy of preparing student-athletes to successfully transfer to the four year level, both athletically and academically. The historical brick architecture and surrounding heritage oak trees, combined with championship level athletic programs, make for a truly memorable college experience. Competing in the Big 8 Conference, challenges players to perform at an extremely high level of play day in and day out. This conference is regarded as one of the top baseball conference in the state of California, consistently turning out top level collegiate and professional baseball prospects.

State Champs16 BEAR CUBS EARN BASEBALL SCHOLARSHPS Headlining the 2008 class are four players who will continue their careers at NCAA Division-I schools.  They are: third baseman P.J. Sequeira (Petaluma HS) to Oral Roberts University–nationally ranked, 48 wins, Summit Conference champions; pitcher Mark Joukoff (Northgate HS) to Big 12 Conference runner-up Kansas State University; outfielder Wesley Moss (Nimitz HS, TX) to University of Nevada, Western Athletic Conference runner-up to College World Series champion Fresno State; and pitcher Kellen Candau (Cedar Park HS, TX) to Southern Illinois University.  In addition, catcher Dan Rogers (Woodside HS) will join Texas A&M University at Kingsville, champions of the NCAA D-II Lone Star Conference.  Pitcher Casey Slate (Rancho Cotati HS) will travel just down the road to DII College World Series participant & CCAA conference champion Sonoma State.  Caelan O’Meara (Santa Rosa HS) will pitch for Hawaii Pacific University.   Pitcher Wally Goodline (North Montgomery HS) will compete for California State University, Los Angeles.  Pitcher Alex Leisten (Arcata HS) will attend San Francisco State.  Shortstop Eric Riedel (Maria Carillo HS), second baseman Marcus Makia (Honolulu, HI Baldwin HS) and pitcher/outfielder Josh Krist (Petaluma HS) will attend California Polytechnic University, Pomona.  Outfielder Tim Matson (Vintage HS)  and first baseman Mario Ausiello (Maria Carillo HS) will play for Avila University’s 31-win NAIA regional tournament team.  Pitcher/first basemen Erik Goodline (North Monterey HS) will head out to the Midwest to Park University in Parkville, Missouri.  Outfielder/pitcher Joshua Horner will attend Merrimack College in Boston, MA.

EIGHT DRAFTED, SIGNED CONTRACTS 2007Action Shot
Six current and/or former Bear Cubs were drafted or signed professional contracts in 2007. Current players Matt Thomson (22nd round, Bluejays) and Clint Pridmore (44th round, Nationals); and former players Will Morgan, Lewis-Clark State (12th round, Mets), Jake Kahaulelio, Oral Roberts (22nd round, Reds), Konrad Schmidt, University of Nevada-Reno (Signed, Diamondbacks), Ray Silva (Signed , Cardinals), Patrick Brooks (Signed, Cubs), Stephen Pearson & Omar Padilla (Signed, Independent) and Paige Dumont, Sonoma State (Signed,Phillies) were all coveted by professional baseball after their 2007 seasons. SRJC baseball has been a solid fixture in the playoffs with seven regional championships 1999-2007. The team participated in the Final Four Tournament in 1990, 1991 and won the State Championship in 2005. The program has produced 15 All-Americans, seven Conference Players of the Year, 45 All Conference First Team players, and over 100 four year college players in the last 12 years. (Top photo originally published in the Press Democrat 5/30/05, photographer: Crista Jeremiason.)

Coach Neidlinger

Head Coach

Damon Neidlinger
dneidlinger@santarosa.edu
(707) 527-4389

EDUCATION

  • M.A. in Kinesiology, Sonoma State University, 1996
  • B.A. in Phyical Education, CSU Dominquez Hills, 1990
COACHING
  • 2013 Big 8 Coach of the Year
  • 2013 Pacific Region Coach of the Year
  • 2005 CA Community College Coach of the Year
  • 2004, 2001 Bay Valley Conference Coach of the Year
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Baseball, Head Coach- Since 2001, 2004-Present
  • Santa Rosa Junior College Baseball, Assistant Coach- 1996-2000, 2002-2003

Head Coach Damon Neidlinger has been a part of Santa Rosa Junior College Baseball for the past nineteen years. He has coached 19 junior college All Americans and numerous professional baseball players, including three big leaguers. More than 125 of his athletes have transferred to four year institutions, including 60 on Division I scholarships. Coach Neidlinger has been a part of three State Tournament Teams (1999, 2005, 2013), guiding the 2005 team to a CA State Title, and third in the state in 2013.

SAVED 2ND BASE AVON WALK FOR BREASAT CANCER FUNDRAISER

SRJC's baseball and softball teams and Avon walkers Cecilia Jones and Alicia Jourdain invite you to the Saved 2nd Base event, an Avon walk for breast cancer fundraiser. It will be held on Saturday February 25th on the SRJC College Fields, 10am, 12pm, and 2pm for softball; and 1pm for baseball. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for students and $3 for seniors. All proceeds from admission will go directly to the 2012 San Francisco Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

BASEBALL YOUTH SUMMER CAMP

The SRJC Men's Baseball program will be running youth baseball camps this summer June 9-12, June 23-26, and July 7-10 from 8:30am-12:30pm. The camp is for boys ages 7-15 and costs $140 per session. Space is limited so sign up early. Click here to download the SRJC Boys Baseball Camp Registration Form.

ALUMNI GAME

If you are interested in attending the 2014 Alumni Baseball Game on Saturday February 8 @ 11am, please download this Alumni Game Registration form.

PROGRAM / PRESS GUIDE ADVERTISING

If you are interested in placing an advertisement in the SRJC Baseball program and press guide, click here to download the Program/Press Guide Advertising Form.

Assistant Coach

Coach Gomes

Sam Gomes

 

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