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Plance Goes the Distance and Leary Goes Yard

March 31st, 2011

Senior Chris Plance (3-1) threw his second complete game of the season and Tim Leary pounded his fourth homerun as Westmont Baseball (15-16, 7-12 GSAC) defeated the Mustangs of The Master’s College (17-16, 8-12) by a 6-1 score in a Golden State Athletic Conference match-up.

“Chris threw all four pitches for strikes today and stayed ahead of hitters consistently,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “I’m glad to see his composure remain steady and consistent in his outings.”

Plance scattered six hits over nine innings and did not surrender a run until the ninth. He struck out four and walked two.

The Warriors got on the board first with a single run in the first inning. JJ Turbin singled to center field with one away and then advanced to second when Jordan Bottenfield was hit by a pitch.

Both runners moved up one base on a wild pitch while designated hitter Tim Leary was batting. Leary then walked to load the bases. He would walk twice more before the game was over. Coby Cress drove in Turbin with a sacrifice fly to center field.

Mustangs Take First Game of the Series

March 30th, 2011

Westmont Baseball dropped the first game of a four-game series with the Mustang’s of The Master’s College by a score of 3-1. Mustang starter Charlie Gillies was awarded the win after pitching seven innings in the Golden State Athletic Conference match-up. He allowed one run on just two hits, struck out nine Warriors and issued for walks.

Dan Cabuling was charged with the loss after pitching five innings and giving up two runs on four hits. Cabuling struck out three and walked three.

The Warriors fell to 14-16 overall and 6-12 in the GSAC standings. The Master’s improved to 17-15 overall and 8-11 in the conference play.

The Master’s picked up a single run in the bottom of the third inning to take an early lead. After Cody Harris walked to lead off the inning, Tanner Leighton laid down a bunt single. Harris reached third on the play as the result of an error. Cabuling then picked Leighton off of first to record the inning’s first out. Christopher Talley drove in Harris on a sacrifice fly.

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Warriors Take Five of Six Singles in Victory over Lions

March 29th, 2011

Westmont Men’s Tennis, ranked number seven in the latest NAIA national coaches’ poll, won five of six singles matches to claim a 6-3 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over #12 Vanguard (5-10, 3-6 GSAC). With the win, the Warriors improve to 7-5 on the season and 5-4 in conference play.

“Our program is getting better and better,” said junior Bryan Cox. “It is nice to come into these matches ranked ahead of our opponent. The pressure is probably more on our shoulders. It is fun to protect our spot in the rankings, but we are looking to move higher.”

Tim Göranson scored the first point for the Warriors by winning a fast paced match against Sandro Bucher 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 on the number three court. Cox made it a 2-0 Warrior lead with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Yahor Kryvaruchka at number two singles.


Ephs Fall to Warriors

March 28th, 2011

Westmont men’s tennis, the seventh ranked team in the NAIA, posted a 6-3 win over Williams (Mass.), the ninth ranked team in the NCAA Division III polls. Westmont improved to 6-5 with the victory.

The Warriors took two out of three doubles matches from the Ephs (named after Colonel Ephraim Williams who funded the founding of the college through his will). At number one, Westmont’s Carlos Lima and Bryan Cox defeated Bryan Chow and Matt Micheli 8-2. Westmont also won on the number two court where Lukas Zielen and Tim Görenson defeated Felix Sun and Richard Meyer by a score of 8-4.

Williams picked up a point with an 8-0 win by Zach Weiss and Kevin Shallcross over Tiago Hayashi and Kent Stormans at number three doubles.

The Ephs evened the scored at two-points each when Dylan Page swept Seth Grotelueschen at number six singles 6-0, 6-0. Görenson regained the lead for the Warriors by defeating Meyer at number three singles 6-0, 6-3.

Warriors Win Two

March 26th, 2011

Westmont Women’s Tennis picked up two wins on Saturday at the Abbott Tennis Courts. After completing a suspended match, Westmont and The Master’s faced off again in a regularly scheduled appointment. With the wins, Westmont improves to 4-10 on the season and 4-6 in Golden State Athletic Conference play. The Master’s falls to 4-10 overall and 2-8 in the GSAC standings.

Westmont led 4-2 when the match was suspended by rain on February 19 at Cal State Northridge. The two teams decided to finish up the match when the Mustangs came to play the Warriors in Santa Barbara. When Ilissa Mathews and Tara Yekrang picked up the decisive fifth point by winning 8-2 on the number one doubles court, the first match was ended with Westmont winning 5-3.

In the second match, Westmont swept doubles play and then won five of the six singles matches to post an 8-1 victory. Mathews and Yekrang won again at number one doubles, defeated Maggie Becker and Courtney Ringler 8-4. Sarah Louie and Sarah Chhum won on court two by the same score, defeating Karli Foerstel and Tiffany Man. On court number three, Jenna Nelson and Alegra Aulie concluded the sweep with an 8-6 victory over Kaitlin Thaxton and Abigail Zaretsky.

Records Fall in Westmont Collegiate Classic

March 26th, 2011

Almost exactly one year after the opening of the rebuilt Westmont Track, Westmont hosted the Westmont Collegiate Classic. In addition to the Westmont Track and Field, the competition included teams from Grace College (Ind.). George Fox (Ore.), Fresno Pacific, California Lutheran, Fresno Pacific and The Master’s. UC Santa Barbara also had competitors entered into the men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon.

Fresno Pacific won the men’s competition, edging out the second-place Warriors 187 to 163. California Lutheran and George Fox tied for third place with 86.50 points each. The Master’s finished fifth with 26 points and Grace was sixth with 23.

Westmont won the women’s competition, posting 154.50 points to George Fox’ 130 points. Fresno Pacific placed third with 128 points while California Lutheran tallied 90.50 points to claim fourth. The Master’s was fifth with 26 points, one more than sixth-place Grace.

The women’s heptathlon was won by Maureen Ajoku of UC Santa Barbara who tallied 4,865 points. Ayla Draper of the Master’s took second with 4,024 points.

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Baseball Postponed

March 26th, 2011

Westmont Baseball made a road trip to San Diego, only to have to turn around and come home after its doubleheader with San Diego Christian was postponed due to wet field conditions. The Hawks play their home games at Stars Field in Lakeside.

Saturday’s games, along with the second game of the doubleheader rained out on Thursday in Santa Barbara, are to be rescheduled.

Next week, the Warriors will take on the Mustangs of The Master’s college in a three-game series. Westmont will travel to Santa Clarita for singles games on Wednesday and Thursday and then host The Master’s at Russ Carr Field for a Saturday doubleheader. First pitch on Saturday is scheduled for noon.

Warriors Win First, Rain Wins the Second

March 24th, 2011

After a rough top of the first in which the Warriors surrendered five runs, Westmont Baseball rallied to post an 11-8 Golden State Athletic Conference win over the Hawks of San Diego Christian (5-17, 3-12 GSAC). The Warriors picked up their fourteenth win of the season against 15 losses and in so doing exceeded their 2010 season win total in which they went 13-34.

“It is significant in that it is a sign of progress,” said head coach Robert Ruiz of surpassing last years win total, “but by no means are we satisfied. Getting better each year is important, but we try to stay focused on getting better each game. Today we showed something we didn’t earlier in the year, which was responding to early set-backs. That is a more important sign of progress to me.”

The Warriors were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but the second game was called due to rain.

“At about 6:45 this morning our lead grounds keeper Travis McClain and I walked the field,” said Ruiz. “We weren’t very optimistic about getting to play. We have had about eight or nine inches of rain in the last four days. The fact that we got two out of three (scheduled home) games in this week is a testament to what Travis and Phil (Baker) are able to do in taking care of our field.”