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  • Wednesday, April 16

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        WC 5 Concordia 0
        Live Stats
    • Men's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Semifinals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Concordia 5 WC 4
        Live Stats

  • Thursday, April 17

    • Women's Tennis
      • GSAC Championship
        Finals
        Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
        Vangaurd 5 WC 3
        Live Stats

  • Wednesday, April 23

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Thursday, April 24

    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

  • Friday, April 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC, 3 pm

  • Saturday, April 26

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
      • GSAC Championships
        At Westmont, 10 am
    • Baseball
      • The Master's at WC
        Doubleheader, 12 pm

  • Sunday, April 27

    • Men's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • Ojai Tournament

Baseball Ranked at #18

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 22nd, 2014
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For the first time in 26 years, Westmont Baseball (33-14) is ranked in the NAIA National Coaches’ Poll. Westmont is listed as the number 18 team in the poll released today by the national office in Kansas City.

The last time the Warriors were an NAIA ranked team was on May 3, 1988 when Westmont was ranked at number 20 under then head coach John Kirkgard. Later that day, Westmont rallied from a 3-1 deficit to defeat California Lutheran and earn their first Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Championship. The 1988 team finished the season 30-17.

The best record in program history came a year later when the Warriors finished 34-16 but did not break into the national rankings. At the time, only the top 20 teams were considered ranked. In the final poll of May 15, 1989, Westmont was listed as receiving the 25th most votes (47).

Prior to 1988, Westmont had not been ranked since 1977. Under then head coach Mike Simpson, the Warriors were ranked at number 16. Westmont finished the 1977 season with a record of 29-16.

Barring Selected as Player of the Week

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 21st, 2014
Will Barring

Westmont junior center fielder Will Barring has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week. Barring is a junior kinesiology major who hails from Tustin.

In three games last week against Arizona Christian, Barring went seven of 10 at the plate for a .700 batting average. He also scored seven runs and posted two RBIs. Barring also walked three times and was hit by a pitch to post an on base percentage of .786.

In Friday’s 4-2 Warrior victory, Barring went three for four with two runs scored. In the first game on Saturday – which the Warriors won 11-2, Barring went three for three and walked twice. He also recorded two runs and one RBI. In the second game on Saturday, Barring went one for three with a double, a walk, three runs scored and an RBI. The final game went 17-8 in the Warriors’ favor.

Student-Athletes Honored with Golden Eagle Award

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 21st, 2014
Westmont President Gayle Beebe; Golden Eagle recipients David Donner, Taylor Frantom,  Jack Rogan, Breean Collier; Track and field head coach Russell Smelley, Award sponsor Pete Jordano

Westmont Athletics honored 13 student-athletes at the 20th Annual Golden Eagles Award Banquet. The awards have been sponsored by Pete and Gerd Jordano and the Pacific Beveridge Company since their inception in 1995.

An athlete from each intercollegiate team is presented with the Golden Eagle Award. The honor is given to an athlete for their accomplishments athletically, academically, spiritually and socially. Each recipient must be at least a sophomore in academic standing, possess a minimum 3.25 GPA and have the nomination and support of their coach.

Warriors Complete Season Sweep, Eye Playoffs

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 17th, 2014
Brandon Gildea

Westmont Baseball (33-14, 20-13 GSAC) completed a season sweep of Golden State Athletic Conference opponent Arizona Christian (13-33, 5-31) by taking both ends of a doubleheader on Saturday at Firestorm Field. The Warriors won the opening game 11-2 and rallied to win the second game 17-8.

The Warriors are now one win away from tying the program record for most wins in a single season. The 1989 team, coached by John Kirkgard, posted a record of 34-16.

Russell Harmening earned his 11th win of the season, which is tied for most in the NAIA. In seven innings of work, he allowed two runs on four hits, struck out seven and walked two. Daniel Butler pitched the final two innings, retiring all six batters that he faced.

In the seven-inning second game, starter Alex Bush pitched four innings allowing five runs on eight hits. He struck out four and walked four. Devin Matson entered the game in the fifth inning with the Warriors trailing 5-3. He allowed one run on no hits and was the pitcher of record when the Warriors produced eight runs in the top of the sixth. As a result, Matson was credited with the win and improved to 2-1 on the year.

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Warrior Win 10th in a Row

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 16th, 2014
Steven Pollex

Torin Shaikh picked up his seventh win of the season against three losses as Westmont Baseball posted a 4-2 win against Arizona Christian (13-31, 5-29 GSAC) at Firestorm Field on Wednesday. The Warriors improved to 31-14 overall and 18-13 in Golden State Athletic Conference play and stretched their winning streak to 10 in a row.

As a result of the win, Westmont has moved into a three-way tie for third place in the GSAC standings with #16 Concordia (31-15) and #24 Vanguard (27-17). Westmont is two games behind second-place The Master’s (35-13, 21-12) which is ranked at number 12. San Diego Christian (35-13, 22-9) sits atop the conference, four games ahead of the Warriors.

Shaikh allowed just one run on four hits in six innings of work. Sam Sheehan pitched one and two-third innings without allowing a run or a hit. He struck out four of the six batters he faced. Hunter Christenson earned the save by pitching the ninth inning and allowing just one run.

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Warriors Continue Winning Ways

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 12th, 2014
David Gabel

By taking both games of a doubleheader in Lancaster on Saturday, Westmont Baseball (30-14) completed a four-game sweep against Antelope Valley (23-23) winning 12-2 in the first game and 11-3 in the second game. With the victories, Westmont has achieved a 30-win season for the first time in 25 years.

Junior Tyler Karp made his first start of the season and picked up his second win in a Warrior uniform. Karp pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He struck out two and walked two. Taylor Martin and Michael Rishwain pitched scoreless eighth and ninth innings respectively, each allowing one hit.

After giving up two runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Warriors scored two in the top of the second to tie the game. A bases loaded single to right field by Will Barring scored David Gabel for the first run. Alex Bush scored on a ground ball to record the second run.

Warriors Outslug Pioneers

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 11th, 2014
Joey Gonzales

Playing against Antelope Valley (23-21) for the first time in school history, Westmont Baseball (28-14) extended its winning streak to seven games with a doubleheader sweep of the Pioneers. The Warriors, who outhit the Pioneers 34-15 over the two games, prevailed in the opening game by a score of 13-2 and claimed the second game by 10-2.

Senior starter Casey Schapper (3-0) earned the win in the first game after pitching a scoreless six innings. Schapper allowed just three hits, struck out four and walked two.

The Warriors earned one run in the bottom of the first on an RBI-double by David Gabel that drove in Brandon Gildea. In the second, Derek Rodigo hit a solo home run down the left field line to make it 2-0 in favor of the home team. Later in the second, Steven Pollex doubled to center field, driving in both Ryan Beveridge and Will Barring.

Gildea led off the fifth inning with a home run to right center, putting the Warriors up 5-0. Joey Gonzalez picked up an RBI in the sixth inning when he drove in Beveridge with an RBI single up the middle and Gildea notched an RBI with an infield single that scored Pollex.

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Warriors Take Two from Firestorm

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 10th, 2014
Alex Bush

Westmont Baseball (26-14, 17-13 GSAC) extended its winning streak to five games by sweeping Arizona Christian (13-27, 5-25) in a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader on Thursday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. Westmont took the first game 14-4 and then shutout the Firestorm 9-0 in the seven-inning second game.

Torin Shaikh (6-3) earned the win in the first game, allowing one run on five hits in six innings of work. Shaikh struck out four and walked two Sam Sheehan added two scoreless innings in relief allowing three hits while striking out five and walking one.

The Warriors scored in every inning except two as they exploded for 14 hits. Alex Bushed sent two balls over the outfield fence with a lead-off homerun in the bottom of the fourth and a three-run home run in the fifth. Bush also singled in the seventh to go three for four with two runs and four RBIs.

Blake Mathias also cleared the fence with a two-run pinch-hit home run in the seventh. Steven Pollex produced a rare in-the-park home leading off the fifth inning.

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