The making of an elite franchise

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(Ramon Marquez)

After finishing 2010 with 30 wins (3rd place in division) and winning a trip to the playoffs for the 5th time in the last 6 years, the Trojan Baseball team has made a statement saying they are the school’s athletic powerhouse.

In the 2010 season, the Basketball and Soccer team combined for only 9 wins. In the 2010 season, the Trojan Baseball team had 2 players named All-Americans (14 in the last decade): Greg Gonzales, and Marcus Pointer (most of any school sport). Marcus Pointer ended a terrific season with 10 wins, 3 losses, and 118 strikeouts in only 104 innings.

the Trojans also become the team with arguably the most transfer success of any school team last season, when the Trojan’s 2010 All-American pitcher Greg Gonzales became one of only 6 pitchers in the history of Fresno State to throw a no-hitter. The Trojan baseball club has unarguably the best coach Skyline College has to offer in Dino Nomicos, who led the Trojans to their first conference championship since 2004; with a win loss record of 132-76 in the last 5 years, along with 2 Coach of the year awards in that 5 year span. Overall, he has graduated 95% of his athletes, and 95% went on to accept scholarships to a university.

 The Basketball and Soccer team are no comparison in terms of success, and are clearly past their best days.

Considering the Trojan’s basketball team was a program that ended up with a staggering school record 20 consecutive conference championships (1981-2001), their dynasty now having been put for the last 8 disappointing seasons, producing only one winning record in that span, making it clear they are in a rebuilding stage.

The Trojans are returning a lot of talent, and have a better shot at championship gold than any Skyline program. Although the 2010-2011 season is a make or break year for many Skyline programs, the Baseball team has strong leadership and states their case as the clear cut #1 program.