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Four Warriors Added to Court of Champions

May 8th, 2015
Tugce Canitez

The Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions has announced former Westmont coaches and student-athletes will be among 17 inductees comprising the class of 2015. Former coaches Chet Kammerer and Randy Pfund will be inducted alongside former student-athletes Ron Shelton and Tugce Canitez.

This year’s inductees join John Moore and Kirsten Moore, current head coaches for Westmont Men’s and Women’s Basketball respectively, who were inducted into the Court of Champions last year in its inaugural class.

Kammerer coached Westmont Men’s Basketball for 17 years from 1975 to 1992, accumulating a record of 357-158 (.693). During that span he led the Warriors to five NAIA National Championship appearances. During the 1984 campaign, the Warriors reached the semifinals for the first time in school history.

Kammerer left Westmont in 1992 to join Pfund on the Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff. In 1996, he began scouting for the Miami Heat where he currently serves as the vice president of player personnel. After the remodel of Murchison Gymnasium in 2008, the floor was named “Kammerer Court” in his honor.

Eagles Sweep Warriors to Win GSAC Championship

May 3rd, 2015
Will Barring sacrifice bunts to advance Michael Stefanic and Alex Bush into scoring position.

Westmont Baseball (39-15) entered championship day of the Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament needing to win one of two possible games against #21 Concordia to repeat as GSAC champions. However, the Eagles (44-15) swept the Warriors to snatch the championship trophy and deny #14 Westmont the repeat.

Concordia won the first game 9-1 and then outlasted the Warriors in the second game to claim a 4-3 victory in ten innings.

In the opener, the Eagles, who were the visiting team, scored a single run in the first, fifth, sixth and seventh inning to go up 4-0. Westmont finally got on the board with a lead-off home run to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning. However, that was the last of the scoring for the Warriors. Concordia added five more runs in the top of the ninth to salt the game away.

Daniel Butler (9-1) suffered his first loss of the season, giving up four runs on 10 hits in seven and one-third innings. He struck out four and did not allow a walk. Collin Orellana (6-2), Concordia’s starting pitcher, picked up the win. He gave up one run on five hits, in six and two-third innings, striking out two and walking one.

[game one box score] [game two box score]

Five Run Rally Advances Warriors to Championship Game

May 1st, 2015
Westmont's Alex Bush tags out The Master's Sam Robison

After struggling at the plate for eight innings, Westmont bats finally came to life in the top of the ninth. With two away, Westmont’s Derek Rodigo delivered a two-RBI, bloop double to right-center field to ignite a five-run rally. As a result, #14 Westmont (39-13) recorded a 5-1 win over #8 The Master’s (42-11) in the fourth game of the Golden State Athletic Conference Championship.

Consequently, Westmont advanced to tomorrow’s championship round needing to win just one of two games against #21 Concordia (42-15) to repeat as GSAC Champions. Concordia advanced by virtue of defeating The Master’s 13-4 in the second game of the afternoon.

The Warriors’ game began as a pitching duel between two of the top hurlers in the conference – GSAC Pitcher of the Year Russell Harmening for the Warriors and Conner Menez for the Mustangs. The only run given up by either pitcher was an unearned run in the bottom of the second – the product of two Warrior errors – which was nearly the difference in the game.

Neither starter figured in the decision. Harmening pitched seven inning allowing six hits. He struck out two and did not surrender a walk. Menez allowed just three hits in seven and a one-third innings, striking out four and walking four.

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Gold Gloves for Bush, Stefanic and Crowe

May 1st, 2015
Gold Glove recipients Alex Bush, Michael Stefanic, Ryan Crowe

First baseman Alex Bush, second baseman Michael Stefanic and catcher Ryan Crowe have each been honored for their defensive prowess on the baseball diamond by being named to the Golden State Athletic Conference Gold Glove Team. Nine individuals are chose to receive the award, one for each defensive position.

Out of 349 defensive opportunities, Bush was credited with 325 putouts, 23 assists and just one error for a fielding percentage of .997.

At second base, Stefanic turned 156 defensive chances into 67 putouts and 85 assists with only four errors for a .974 fielding percentage.

Crowe completed an errorless season, tallying 183 putouts and 26 assists. Crowe also was credited with throwing out nine base runners attempting to steal on 20 attempts.