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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

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.

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

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.

[game 1 box] [game 2 box]

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.

[game one box] [game two box]

Fukushima Named GSAC Player of the Week

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 8th, 2014
Brent Fukushima

After going seven for ten at the plate in last weekend’s three-game sweep of #6 Concordia, Brent Fukushima has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

The senior from Kaneohe, Hawaii is hitting .337 this season and has driven in 16 runs. He had at least two hits in each of the three games. In Friday’s game, Fukushima produced two singles in four at bats, including a lead-off bunt single in the sixth inning.

In Saturday’s first game, the Warriors’ second baseman went three-for-four at the plate and scored twice. His bunt single in the second inning loaded the bases with no outs and helped set up a seven-run inning for the Warriors.

In the fifth inning, Fukushima singled up the middle, providing Westmont with runners on first and second with no outs. In the eighth inning, Fukushima doubled to center and later scored the first of three Warrior insurance runs in the inning.

Warriors Sweep #6 Concordia

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 5th, 2014
Will Barring

On a blustery day at Russ Carr Field, Westmont Baseball (24-14, 15-13 GSAC) took both ends of a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader to complete a three-game sweep of #6 Concordia (29-13, 16-11). The Warriors won the first game by a score of 10-6, and then claimed a 7-3 victory in the seven-inning second game.

“It was a big weekend for our program,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “We have a lot of respect for Concordia. They are a disciplined and well coached team. Our guys had an elevated level of focus that was able to sustain through three games this weekend.”

With the wins, another milestone was reached under Ruiz’ rebuilding of the Westmont Baseball program. For the first time since April 15, 2000, the Warriors are 10 games over .500.

Headed into the final three weeks of the conference regular season, the Warriors find themselves in a dog fight for one of four positions in the GSAC postseason tournament. The top four teams will advance to the double-elimination conference tournament that begins on May 1. The top five teams are separated by only four and one-half games.

[game 1 box] [game 2 box] [more photos]

Warriors “Shaikh” Eagles

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 4th, 2014
Torin Shaikh

Westmont Baseball (22-14, 13-13 GSAC) took down #6 Concordia (29-11, 16-9) by a score of 6-3 on Friday in a Golden State Athletic Conference game at Russ Carr Field.

Torin Shaikh (5-3) gave the Warriors eight solid innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on nine hits. Shaikh struck out four and did not allow a walk. Hunter Christenson earned his second save of the season by pitching the ninth inning without allowing a hit.

The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Joey Gonzales connected for a one-out single then reached second on a single by Brandon Gildea. David Gabel then reached when his line drive to centerfield was allowed to drop so that the Eagles could retire courtesy runner Ryan Beveridge at second.

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