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Leary and Turbin Honored by GSAC

April 30th, 2012

Westmont’s seniors Tim Leary of Coronado and J.J. Turbin of Hayden, Idaho have been named to the 2012 Baseball All-Golden State Athletic Conference Team. Leary received the recognition as a designated hitter while Turbin was honored as an outfielder.

Turbin was further honored as a 2012 Baseball Golden State Athletic Conference Gold Glove recipient as a center fielder.

Leary has a batting average of .356 this season, a slugging percentage of .707 and an on base percentage of.465. He has driven in 63 runs and has pounded out 16 home runs.

At Westmont, Leary established himself as the Warriors’ career leader in home runs (41), runs batted in (152), slugging percentage (.661), total bases (326) and most times hit by pitch (35). He is also in the top ten in career batting average (.341), runs scored (95), hits (168) and doubles (33).

Ojai Championship Just out of Reach

April 29th, 2012

Tim Goranson and John Bertram had a deep run in the men’s independent college doubles division of the 112th Ojai Valley Tournament but fell just short of winning the championship.

After defeating the number one and three seeds earlier in the tournament, the Westmont duo lost to second-seeded Gernot Hageman and Bruno Santarelli of Concordia in the championship match. Concordia eked out a 7-6 (3) win in the first set then took the second set 6-2.

On Friday, Goranson and Bertram defeated top-seeded Cledson Carvalho and Nathan Martinet of Fresno Pacific in a second round match-up by scores of 6-2, 3-6, (10-7). Then on Saturday, Goranson and Bertram recorded a 6-1, 6-4 win over third-seeded Tyler Bowman and Greg de Andrade of Point Loma Nazarene.

The men’s tennis team will have a break from competition next week as they take final exams and then begin preparing for the NAIA National Championship which begins on May 15 in Mobile, Alabama.


Baseball Headed to Postseason Play

April 28th, 2012

After sweeping Vanguard in a doubleheader on Saturday and taking three out of four in the series, Westmont Baseball (22-25-1, 13-19 GSAC) has secured the number six seed in next week’s Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament. It marks the first time since 1997 that the team will participate in postseason play. Westmont won the first game by a score of 10-9 and the second by an 8-2 margin.

“It is so special to be a part of this team and to be back with the guys,” said senior captain Coby Cress.

Cress missed last week’s series with Azusa Pacific due to a medical condition but was cleared by his physician to play in this week’s series with Vanguard.

“I told J.J that if I wasn’t able to play, I would feel a little bit like Moses watching the rest of the Israelites go into the promise land,” said Cress. “It is great to be a part of it and contribute any way I can.

“We have been grinding and fighting and scratching and clawing for three years,” reflected Cress. “Words cannot explain how good it feels to accomplish our goal. We have more games to play, which is always exciting when you are a senior.”

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Five Warriors Claim GSAC Championships as Teams Finish Third

April 28th, 2012

Five Warriors won GSAC Championship crowns as Westmont Men’s and Women’s Track each finished third at the GSAC Track and Field Championships held on Friday and Saturday in Azusa. The finish is the highest for the men since 2006 and for the women since 1999. The teams have not both finished in third place or better since 1995 when both teams were second.

The men finished with 137.50 points and were second to Fresno Pacific who tallied 154.50 points. Azusa Pacific won the men’s competition with 221 points.

Biola finished fourth in the men’s team totals with 1-5 points while Point Loma was fifth with 95. Concordia collected 68 points to place sixth while The Master’s was seventh with 55. Vanguard finished with eight points.

In the women’s team scoring, Westmont tallied 125 points. Azusa Pacific won on the women’s side as well, with a total of 223.33 points. Fresno Pacific was second with 163.66 points.

Biola placed fourth with 127 points and Point Loma Nazarene was fifth with 93. Vanguard claimed sixth place with 67 points and Concordia was seventh with 42. The Master’s accumulated nine points.

Goranson and Bertram Advance to Finals

April 28th, 2012

Tim Goranson and John Bertram have advanced to the men’s independent college doubles championship match of the 112th Ojai Valley Tournament with a semifinal win over Tyler Bowman and Greg De Andrade of Point Loma Nazarene.

In a win that Westmont head coach Mark Basham characterized as “decisive”, Goranson and Bertram cruised to a 6-1, 6-4 victory.

Goranson and Bertram will face off with Gernot Hagemann and Bruno Santarelli from Concordia at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Playing in a quarterfinals singles match, Westmont’s Bryan Cox fell to Nathan Martinet of Fresno Pacific 6-4, 6-2.


Warriors Perform Well in First Day of GSAC Championships

April 28th, 2012

The first day of the 2012 Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships is in the books and Westmont has had several outstanding performances. The event, which is being conducted at Azusa Pacific, will conclude on Saturday.

Kristin Hempy had a good first day in the women’s heptathlon. The senior bettered her mark in every event over her performance in the Sam Adams Multi-Events at the beginning of April. As a result, she has 2545 points after the first day of competition and is in second place behind Point Loma Nazarene’s Lindsay Honea.

In the 100 meter hurdles, Hempy posted a time of 15.85, then cleared 1.43 meters (4-8.5) in the high jump. Hempy’s shot put mark was 9.86 meters (32-4.25) while her time in the 200 meter dash was 26.57.

Coming into the weekend, Hempy’s mark of 4,199 points at the Sam Adams Multi-Event was the eighth best mark in the NAIA this season. The top sixteen marks earn a place at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships in Marion, Indiana beginning May 24.


Warriors Advance in Ojai Valley Tournament

April 27th, 2012

Westmont Men’s Tennis began competition in the 112th Ojai Valley Tournament on Friday in both singles and doubles competition.

Bryan Cox won his first two singles matches to advance to the quarterfinals tomorrow morning. In his first match, Cox, who is seeded at number four, cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jonathan Pollare of Whittier in the Round of 32. Cox then defeated David Hutton of CSU Sonoma 6-2, 3-6, 6-0 in the Round of 16.

Tomorrow, Cox will take on Nathan Martinet of Fresno Pacific at 8:00 a.m. for a chance to advance to the semifinals.

In other singles matches, Tim Goranson posted a 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over David Moss of Biola in the Round of 32 to advance to face top-seeded Xavier Smith of Fresno Pacific in the Round of 16. Smith prevailed in the second match, defeating Goranson 6-3, 6-0.


Split Gives Westmont a Shot at the Postseason

April 27th, 2012

Westmont Baseball split to extra innings games with Vanguard (23-19, 13-16 GSAC) on Friday in Costa Mesa and as a result has an opportunity to play for a place in the postseason on the final day of the regular season on Saturday. The Warriors (20-24-1, 11-19 GSAC) lost the first game in 11 innings by a score of 3-2, the won the second in eight innings by a count of 6-3. The second game was scheduled for seven innings.

The Warriors scored first in the opening game, posting a 1-0 advantage in the fourth inning. Center fielder J.J. Turbin singled to center to start the inning and advanced to second when pitcher Tim Leary was hit by a pitch. Right fielder Coby Cress advanced both runners one base with a sacrifice bunt. Third baseman David Gabel’s sacrifice fly to center field allowed Turbin to score.

Westmont added another run in the top of the sixth inning in similar fashion. With one away, Turbin and Leary both reached base when hit by a pitch. Cress then walked to load the bases. Once again, Gabel produced a sacrifice fly to bring home Turbin and put the Warriors up 2-0.

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