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Archive for March, 2009

Lancers Sweep Warriors in Doubleheader

March 28th, 2009

Westmont Baseball dropped both games to the Lancers of California Baptist (21-14, 12-12 GSAC) on Saturday at Russ Carr Field in a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader. The Lancers claimed the first game by a score of 10-5 before shutting out the Warriors in the second, 4-0.

Six runs in the third inning gave the Lancer’s an 8-1 lead and more runs that they would need in the opening game. The Warriors (9-25, 6-18 GSAC) scored one in the second off a lead-off home run by second baseman Mark Boujikian that cleared the “Screen Monster” in left field.

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Men’s Tennis Rallies to Knock Off #18 Hope International

March 26th, 2009

Arthur Kalayjian earned a singles victory and then teamed up with partner Bryan Cox to win at number one doubles to help Westmont Men’s Tennis defeat #18 Hope International on Thursday afternoon at the Abbott Tennis Courts.

“It feels good to get two points for the first time this season,” said Kalayjian after the match.

The junior defeated Hope International’s Brett Harvey 6-1, 6-0 in the number five single’s match but it was the only singles point the Warriors would earn other than a point by default at number six. Hope International arrived at the Montecito campus with only five players and was forced to default one singles match and one doubles match.


High Tolerance Helps Warriors Win

March 26th, 2009

Westmont Women’s Tennis avenged a previous 5-4 loss to Hope International on Thursday afternoon when it defeated the #21 Royals by a score of 7-2 at the Abbott Tennis Courts. The Royals brought only five players to the match and were forced to forfeit the number three doubles and number six singles matches, spotting Westmont two points.

“It is deceptive some times when you start a match knowing that your opponent is a player down,” said Head Coach Kathy LeSage. “You have to be careful about how you approach it. You can be overconfident, or you can over-react and play too cautiously.”

Fortunately for the Warriors, they did not fall into either of those extremes.


Baseball Falls to Sunbirds

March 26th, 2009

Despite three hits from both shortstop Zeke Torres and third baseman Jordan Bottenfield, Westmont Baseball (9-23, 6-16 GSAC) suffered an 11-2 loss at the hands of the Sunbirds of #24 Fresno Pacific (20-9, 14-8 GSAC) on Thursday afternoon in Fresno.

Both of Westmont’s runs came in the bottom of the second inning. Taylor Maddox extended his hitting streak to six games with a one-out single and took second base when Taylor Grace grounded out to third. Torres, whose has safely hit in the last seven games, singled to left-center, driving in Maddox. Brent Meschuk moved Torres over to third base when he also singled to left-center. Bottenfield then drove in Torres with his second single of the day.

As a result, the Warriors held a 2-1 lead after an inning and one-half of play. But the Sunbirds tied the game in the bottom of the second and then added four more runs in the sixth and three in the seventh.

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Warriors Leave 12 on Base in 2-1 Loss

March 25th, 2009

A seventh-inning, two-run homerun by Fresno Pacific’s Anthony Lowell proved to be the difference in the game as Westmont Baseball (9-22, 6-15 GSAC) fell to #24 Fresno Pacific (19-9, 13-8) at Russ Carr Field on Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors out-slugged the visitors 10-6, but stranded 12 men on the base pads in the loss.

“It was just one of those days when you do everything right but come up with a loss,” said Head Coach Scott Deck. “We had 10 hits and did everything possible except drive in the runs. With men on base we hit line drives but right at them. We made no errors and played great defense.”

Westmont’s lone run came in the second inning. Center fielder Taylor Maddox singled to deep short with one away and advanced to second base when designated hitter Colten Christianson blooped a single into right field. Shortstop Zeke Torres singled through the right side to load the bases with no outs. Maddox scored on a fielder’s choice by right fielder Brent Meschuk on which Torres was retired at second. The inning came to an end when Meschuk was caught stealing second.

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Maddox Named GSAC Player of the Week

March 24th, 2009
Taylor Madox

Westmont center fielder Taylor Maddox of Santa Clarita has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week after going nine for 12 at the plate last week and driving in 11 runs.

Maddox helped lead the Warriors to a 4-0 record starting with a 10-6 victory over Biola in La Mirada. The sophomore went three for four and drove in six runs against the Eagles.

In Saturday’s doubleheader against Concordia, Maddox had five hits in seven at bats and added another four RBIs.

“We dropped Taylor down in the order a little bit so that he might see some better pitches to hit,” said Westmont Head Coach Scott Deck. “He has been working very hard and has kept a positive attitude even when he was frustrated with his hitting. His hard work has paid off. He got a lot of clutch, two-out hits for us – something we have struggled with this year.”

Big Innings Help Baseball Sweep Concordia

March 22nd, 2009

A seven-run fifth inning in the first game and a six-run third in the second, helped Westmont Baseball (9-21, 6-14 GSAC) pick up a couple of Golden State Athletic Conference wins over Concordia (12-11, 9-10 GSAC) at Russ Carr Field on Saturday. The Warriors won the first game 11-10 in ten innings before posting an 8-4 victory in game two. The Warriors have won six of their last seven games.

After spotting the Eagles an 8-0 lead by giving up four runs in both the second and third innings of the first game, Westmont sent 12 men to the plate in the fifth inning and cut the margin to just one run.

Right fielder Brent Meschuk started the inning off with a walk and advanced to second on a single through the right side of the infield by third baseman Jordan Bottenfield. David Stout reached on a fielder’s choice which saw Meschuk move over to third and Bottenfield retired at second. Meschuk scored and Stout moved to third on a ground-rule double to left field by catcher Sam Wiley. First baseman Mark Magdaleno ground out to second but Meschuk scored on the play and Charles Whitman, pinch running for Wiley, reached third.

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Warriors Send Panthers Packing

March 22nd, 2009

Westmont’s Keith Johnson pitched a complete nine-inning shutout and third baseman Jordan Bottenfield went five for six at the plate with three RBIs, as the Warriors defeated the Panthers of Principia (Ill.) by a score of 12-0 on Friday at Russ Carr Field on Friday afternoon. Westmont
improved its record to 7-21 while Principia fell to 3-4.

Johnson allowed just five hits while striking out 13. He allowed four walks while improving his record to 2-4. The Panther’s Stuart Waller was assigned the loss.

Bottenfield started things off for the Warriors with a lead-off double to right-center in the bottom of the first. One out later, Bottenfield was thrown out at third as designated Sam Wiley reached first base on a fielder’s choice. Wiley scored on a single to right by catcher Mark Magdaleno. Charles Whitman, who served as a courtesy runner for Magdaleno, stole second base and then scored on a double down the left field line by Mark Boujikian.