New CVC baseball rules limit field access


The newly elected head of the Central Valley Conference, Paul Martinez – who is also Oakmont’s varsity baseball coach – proposed a rule change this year that would ensure that only varsity baseball teams play on CVC varsity fields. The league then passed this initiative and implemented it immediately.

Last year, the CVC’s junior varsity baseball teams played at home on their school’s varsity fields while their varsity teams traveled to their away games. This year, due to the schedule change that was accepted by the CVC, JV baseball teams will now travel to away games with the varsity teams and will have to play on their opponent’s JV fields.
These rules will also affect the current fall ball season, as no teams can use varsity fields because the games are not CVC sanctioned, official high school games.
Roseville High School varsity baseball coach Lance Fischer understands Martinez’ motivation for the schedule change because he feels that other teams do not do a good job respecting other teams’ fields, so the least amount of playing time on the field by teams, the better.
“I can’t speak on behalf of the Oakmont coach, but I know that he puts a ton of time in on his field as do the rest of us coaches,” Fischer said. “For the most part, yes, we don’t want outside groups on our fields because more times than not they don’t take care of our fields. We have to spend money or time or both to fix the problems they create, so most coaches try to keep outsiders off of their fields.”
Sophomore junior varsity baseball and fall ball player Christian Kolaskey is disappointed about not being able to play on the varsity fields this year.
“I’m pretty upset because I was looking forward to be playing on the varsity field,” Kolaskey said. “Last year’s [JV] field wasn’t very good.”
RHS’ baseball teams are attempting to raise funds in order to improve and renovate their JV field.
The baseball program has teamed up with Allegiant Giving and Hunters Barber Shop to put on a golf tournament fundraiser on next Saturday at Timbercreek Golf Course.
All of the proceeds from the event will go towards improving the baseball facilities and fields at RHS. These improvements will include work being done the junior varsity fierelds.