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Kolodinski, Trudelle, Men’s 4 x 800 are GSAC Champions

April 29th, 2011

Andrew Kolodinski, Chrissa Trudelle and the Westmont men’s 4 x 800 meter relay team earned the title of Golden State Athletic Conference Champions on the opening day of the 2011 GSAC Track and Field Championships at Fresno Pacific.

Kolodinski took first place in the men’s javelin with a throw of 64.52 meters (211-8), which was 2.51 meters longer than his closest competitor. Kolodinski, who set the school record last month, has the longest toss in the NAIA this season at 70.18 meters (230-3).

Scott McDonald took sixth in the event, with a throw of 55.43 meters (181-7).

Chrissa Trudelle earned her GSAC championship in the 10,000 meters, completing the 25 laps in 36:44.94. The mark earns her an automatic qualification into the NAIA National Championships, though she may forgo the race in favor of the marathon for which she has been training. Trudelle’s time is the fourth fastest in Westmont history.


Men’s Tennis Excels at Ojai Tournament

April 29th, 2011

Competing in the Men’s Independent College Division, Westmont men’s tennis had a strong showing on the first day at the 111th Ojai Valley Tournament. Three of four singles players advanced to the quarterfinals as did one of two doubles teams.

Westmont’s Carlos Lima, who is the top seed in the tournament, advance to the quarter finals with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Concordia’s Ryan McNamara and a 6-0, 6-1 win over Azusa Pacific’s Ben Eger. Lima will take on Fresno Pacific’s Jaime Canamares in the quarterfinals, which begin tomorrow morning at eight at the Ojai Athletic Club.

Eighth-seeded Bryan Cox defeated Biola’s Brent Washington 6-2, 6-2 and then took down Bruno Santarelli of Concordia 6-4, 6-4 in the round of 16. He will face Janosh Apelt of Azusa Pacific in the quarterfinals.

Tiago Hayashi also recorded to wins, defeating Scott Gaynor of Cal State Stanislaus 6-2, 6-0 and Jochem Hoefnagles of Azusa Pacific 6-2, 6-4. His quarterfinal’s opponent will be Cledson Carvalho of Fresno Pacific.


Hawks Beat Warriors

April 29th, 2011

Westmont Baseball (18-29, 10-24 Golden State Athletic Conference) struggled in its final home game as the Warriors lost to San Diego Christian (7-38, 5-29) by a score of 12-2 on Friday at Russ Carr Field.

Ryan Sullivan took the loss for the Warriors after giving up four runs on six hits in three and one-third innings of play. Adair Robles picked up the win for the Hawks. He allowed one run on three hits in six innings of play.

Westmont struggled to find any offense, recording just four hits on the afternoon. Tim Leary belted his ninth home run of the year for the Warriors with a 400-foot shot to left field.

Before the game, Westmont honored seven seniors for their contributions to Warrior Baseball. Four-year players Jordan Bottenfield, Kyle Noe, Colten Christianson, Chris Plance and Pete McCarthy were introduced to the crowd, as were Jacob Regalado and Jacob Stott who transferred to Westmont for their final two years.

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Men’s Tennis Finishes GSAC in Tie for Second

April 28th, 2011

Sixth-ranked Westmont Men’s Tennis (12-5, 10-4 GSAC) wrapped up the Golden State Athletic Conference regular season with a 9-0 win over Biola (5-15, 2-12) on Thursday at the Abbott Tennis Courts. The Warriors end the regular season in a three-way tie for second with Point Loma Nazarene (15-7, 10-4) and Azusa Pacific (15-6, 10-4). Top-ranked Fresno Pacific finished first with a record of 21-2 overall and 14-0 in conference play.

The Golden State Athletic Conference is the toughest in the NAIA with six team ranked in the top-12, all of which should receive an invitation to the NAIA National Tournament which begins May 17 in Mobile, Alabama.

The Warriors swept doubles play with Carlos Lima and Bryan Cox defeating Weston Leopold and Brent Worthington 8-2 at number one. At number two, Lukas Zielen and Tim Göranson defeated David Mossman and Ryan Adams 8-5. On the number three court, Kent Stormans and Tiago Hayashi cruised to an 8-1 win over Daniel Westman and Chris Anderson.


Cougars Take One from Warriors

April 28th, 2011

A day after taking a dramatic 13-inning victory from Azusa Pacific (25-22, 17-17 Golden State Athletic Conference), Westmont Baseball (18-28, 10-23) fell to the Cougars by a score of 6-3 at Russ Carr Field.

Westmont’s Chris Plance (4-4) was charged with the loss after giving up four runs on nine hits in seven innings of work. Jacob Cage (7-6) picked up the victory for Azusa Pacific by allowing just two runs on eight hits in seven innings. Ben Ruder allowed one run on two hits in two innings to earn his second save of the year.

The Warriors scored first when Tim Leary singled up the middle in the bottom of the first to drive in Jordan Bottenfield. Bottenfield had previously reached on a lead-off single through the right side.

However, the Cougars produced three runs in the second inning to take a 3-1 lead. Though Westmont would get one in the bottom of the third when Coby Cress homered over the left field fence, they would never recapture the lead.

Azusa Pacific added one run in the sixth and two more in the ninth to go up 6-2. With two away in the bottom of the ninth, Brandon Allen doubled down the right field line to drive in Colton Christianson; accounting for the final score.

Warrior Win Includes an Unassisted Triple Play & Walk-off Triple

April 27th, 2011

Fans at Westmont’s Russ Carr Field witnessed a rare treat on Wednesday afternoon as Westmont Baseball (18-27, 10-22 GSAC) took on the Cougars of Azusa Pacific (24-22, 16-17). In the top of the third inning, Westmont second baseman Brandon Allen executed an unassisted triple play. The Warriors went on to win the Golden State Athletic Conference game 5-4 in 13 innings.

Pete McCarthy pitched two and one-third innings in relief to pick-up the win. McCarthy did not allow a run and gave up just two hits. Jacob Regalado, making his first start of the year, allowed three runs on seven hits in seven and one-third innings of work. He struck out five and walked three.

“This is a week in which we have to play five conference games,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “So we needed to bring in another starter. Regs has started for most of his career so we knew he could do it. He didn’t face APU last year so they hadn’t seen him yet. He was the right guy for the job and he proved it today.”

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Allen Named Player of the Week

April 25th, 2011

After a productive week at the plate, Westmont second baseman Brandon Allen of Irvine has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week. The sophomore produced a .643 batting average over three games, going nine for 14. He also tallied four runs scored and four RBIs.

“It was exciting for a younger guy in our program to have a breakout week,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “When we needed to turn things around and win some ballgames, he stepped up. He was fearless and aggressive all week. We needed the spark he provided as the seventh or eighth hitter in our lineup.”

Allen, who is on a five-game hitting streak, had three hits in each of last week’s games and hit a triple in each game.

Allen was three for five with three runs scored in the Warriors’ 14-11 loss to Cal State San Marcos on Thursday. He tripled to right-center field to lead off the fifth inning and scored on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Gildea.

Warriors Take Two from Hawks

April 22nd, 2011

Designated hitter Tim Leary’s bases-loaded, two-RBI double in the top of the tenth inning proved to be the difference in Westmont Baseball’s 11-9 win over San Diego Christian (6-35, 4-27 GSAC) in the first game of a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader. The Warriors (17-27, 9-22) also won the second game, prevailing 6-4 in the seven-inning nightcap.

With the dual wins, Westmont has achieved its highest win total since the 2000 season when the Warriors were 26-20.

Dan Cabuling started the first game for the Warriors and pitched six inning, giving up four runs on nine hits. He walked two and struck out five. When he left the game at the end of the sixth, Cabuling and the Warriors were leading 6-4.

Leary had an outstanding day at the plate, going six for seven with a home run and a double in each game. The 6-8 slugger scored five times and drove in eight runs.

In the top of the second inning of game one, Leary produced a lead-off single through the left side, and then advanced to third on a double to left-center by Colten Christianson. Leary scored and Christianson moved to second when Mitch Petrak reached on an error by the Hawks’ right fielder. Christianson scored when Brandon Allen hit a ground ball to second. Allen also had a remarkable day, going six for nine with two RBIs and two triples.

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