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  • Friday, April 24

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
    • Baseball

  • Saturday, April 25

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Ojai Tournament
    • Track & Field
    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Concordia
        Doubleheader, 12 pm
        Game 1: WC 2 CUI 0
        Game 2: CUI 4 WC 3
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            Game 1
            Game 2

  • Sunday, April 26

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

Warriors Win in 11

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 25th, 2015
Zach Demarcus

The Warriors are learning to play long ball. Not the kind of long ball that comes from hitting the ball deep into the outfield or over the fence – though Westmont (36-12, 30-10 GSAC) is pretty good at that – but rather the kind that comes from extra innings. For the second game in a row, Westmont has taken 11 innings to decide a baseball game. This time, however, the Warriors emerged for the extended frames with a 4-3 win over #19 Concordia (39-13, 28-12).

The game began as a pitching duel between Westmont’s Russell Harmening (10-2) and Concordia’s Isaiah Terrazas (4-2). Neither starter, however, figured in the decision. Terrazas pitched seven innings giving up one run on six hits. He struck out three and walked one. Harmening – the Warriors’ career leader in wins with 28 – went eight and two-third innings, giving up two runs on seven hits. He did not allow a walk and struck out five.

Westmont put up a run in the bottom of the second on a sacrifice fly by Steven Pollex that drove in Blake Matthias from third. Matthias led off the inning with a single through the right side, advanced to second on a single by Graylin Derke and took third on a wild pitch.

Concordia answered back, however, with a run in the top of the third when an RBI-double by Kyle Jones drove in Ryan Goodman.

In the bottom of the eighth, Nick Boyett took the mound for the Eagles and gave up a lead-off walk to Michael Frigon. A sacrifice bunt by Michael Stefanic moved Frigon to second before a single by Alex Bush gave the Warriors runners on the corners with one away. Will Barring then hit a sacrifice fly to right field to give Westmont a 2-1 lead going into the top of the ninth.

[box score]

Pioneers Overcome Warriors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 22nd, 2015
Steven Pollex

Warrior bats managed just five hits against Pioneer pitching as #11 Westmont (35-12) dropped a non-conference affair to Antelope Valley (20-26) on Wednesday afternoon at Russ Carr Field.

Antelope Valley pitcher Oscar Estrada (3-5) claimed the win after pitching four and one-third innings. Estrada allowed two runs on four hits, struck out four and walked two. Julio Rivera was awarded his first save of the season after closing out the ninth inning.

Westmont starter David Gaydos took the loss for the Warriors. He pitched three and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs, two of which were earned, on six hits. Gaydos struck out five and did not surrender a walk.

Adrian Farago pitched two and one-third scoreless and hitless innings for the Warriors. Shane Turner and Zach DeMarcus each pitched one inning giving up a hit each but no runs. Hector Lujan pitched the ninth, retiring the side in order while collecting two strikeouts.

Antelope Valley scored two unearned runs after Eric Vegas reached on an error to lead off the top of the second inning. One out later, Darron Teson singled up the middle to put Pioneer runs on first and second. Joe Tourville then doubled down the left field line to score Vegas and move Teson to third. Nycholas Bongiovanni, who pinch ran for Teson, eventually scored when Whaylan Price singled to center field.

Warriors and Mustangs Split Epic Doubleheader

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 19th, 2015
Rudy Leon

It was a classic battle between the two of teams at the top of the Golden State Athletic Conference baseball standings on Saturday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. At stake was a claim on first place going into next weekend’s final series of the regular season.

Westmont (35-11, 29-10 GSAC), ranked at number 13 in the NAIA national coaches’ poll, had the opportunity to move into a tie with #5 The Master’s (38-9, 31-8) if they could sweep the Mustangs in Saturday’s doubleheader. The Warriors nearly pulled it off.

Westmont took game one 4-1 behind a complete game performance by sophomore right-hander Daniel Butler (8-0) to set up the first-place showdown in the nightcap.

In the second game, the Warriors held a 4-3 lead going into the final scheduled inning. However, The Mustangs scored an unearned run to send the game into extra innings. Five runs in the top of the 11th, four off a grand slam by Nick Covello, secured the win for the Mustangs.

In the opener, Butler threw a four-hitter, striking out four without allowing a walk. He faced just 30 batters and threw just 99 pitches. The only run he surrendered was the result of a lead-off, line-drive home run to right field by Caleb Halverson in the ninth.

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

Harmening Holds Mustangs to Two Hits

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 17th, 2015
Russell Harmening

Westmont Baseball (34-10, 28-9 GSAC) claimed the first game of a three-game series with #5 The Master’s (37-8, 30-7) behind a two-hit, complete game pitching gem by Russell Harmening.

The junior right-hander faced just 30 batters over nine innings, striking out nine while allowing one walk. Harmening threw 108 pitches to notch his 10th win of the season against two losses. He allowed just four balls to leave the infield, three of which resulted in fly outs.

The game started as a pitching duel between Harmening and the Mustang’s Jason Karkenny, two of the top pitchers in the GSAC. However, Westmont bats broke through for three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth to supply the offensive firepower the Warriors needed.

Alex Bush was hit by a pitch to start the fourth inning and then stole second base. On the next pitch, Bush advanced to third on a passed ball. One out later, Blake Matthias powered a double to right center field to drive in Bush and put the Warriors on the board with what would prove to be the winning run.

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Warrior Baseball Goes .500 on the Week

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 12th, 2015
Turner Conrad

Westmont Baseball (33-10, 27-9 GSAC) went 2-2 over the weekend in Golden State Athletic Conference play. The Lions of Vanguard (32-13, 25-11) took two from the Warriors in a three-game series on Friday and Saturday before Westmont claimed an 8-4 victory over William Jessup on Sunday afternoon.

In Friday’s game, the Warriors fell 7-3 in a game that saw no extra base hits by either team. Russell Harmening (9-2) took the loss after pitching seven and one-third innings. Harmening gave up four runs on three hits. He struck out three and waked two. Graylin Derke went two for three in the game while Will Barring was two for four.

In the first of two games on Saturday, Westmont posted an 8-3 victory behind a complete game performance by Daniel Butler. In nine innings of work, Butler allowed three runs on eight hits. He struck out six and walked one.

Offensively, Michael Stefanic went three for three on the day with a sacrifice bunt and a stolen base. Ryan Crowe was two for three in the game with two runs scored and an RBI.

[Friday box score] [Saturday game one box score] [Saturday game two box score] [Sunday box score]

Harmening Hampers Eagles

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 1st, 2015
Michael Stefanic

The game took a strange turn just before three o’clock in La Mirada, where the game was originally scheduled to play. Both pitchers were warmed up and both teams ready to go but no one showed up to umpire the game.

A quick scramble by the hosts and coordination with the assigner of officials resulted in both a change of start time and of location. The game was postponed until 7:00 p.m. and arrangements were made to play under the lights at Azusa Pacific.

Judging by their performance, none of that appeared to faze either Harmening or the Warrior hitters.

Westmont’s Alex Bush, who leads the league in batting average, went three for five on the night including a first inning solo home run to put the Warriors on top.

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Baseball Sweeps William Jessup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 28th, 2015
Alex Bush

Twelfth-ranked Westmont Baseball (28-8, 22-7 GSAC) earned a sweep of William Jessup (5-26, 5-24) this weekend in a three-game Golden State Athletic Conference series in Marysville. Westmont took Friday’s game 17-2 and then won Saturday’s doubleheader 7-2 and 14-10. The #12 ranking is the highest in Westmont’s history.

On Friday, Daniel Butler earned his fifth win of the season against no loses. He pitched six innings giving up one run on five hits. He struck out four and walked one.

Offensively, the Warriors connected for 14 hits including five doubles. Derek Rodigo produced a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning to complete the Warrior scoring.

Alex Bush took the mound for the Warriors in the first game on Saturday and earned his second win of the season. Bush pitched five scoreless innings while allowing four hits. He struck out three and walked one.

[Friday box score] [Saturday game one box score] [Saturday game two box score]

Warriors Win Doubleheader to Sweep Series

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 14th, 2015
Daniel Butler

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Westmont’s Russ Carr Field, the Warriors’ bullpen was treated to great seats for a doubleheader against Arizona Christian (8-18, 8-16 GSAC) and allowed to sit back and enjoy the Golden State Athletic Conference games as spectators – except for one of the 16 innings.

Westmont starter Daniel Butler (3-0) pitched eight innings in the opening game, giving up just one run on seven hits as the #21 Warriors (22-7, 16-6) posted a 3-1 victory over the Firestorm. Butler struck out five and allowed just one walk. Closer Hector Lujan made the only appearance from the pen, facing just three batters in the ninth to record his fourth save of the year.

In the second of the twin bill, Andrew Vasquez threw a complete seven-inning game shutout, allowing just two hits while striking out 13 of the Firestorm’s batters. Vasquez improved his record to 5-1 as the Warriors posted a 5-0 win. Saturday’s wins completed a three-game sweep of the Firestorm.

Westmont first baseman Alex Bush produced a one-out double in the opening inning of the first game and then advanced to third when Will Barring flied out to deep right field. Bush later scored on a wild pitch.

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

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