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  • Thursday, Feb. 4

    • Baseball
      • WC 16 Providence Chr. 5



  • Tuesday, Feb. 9

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Ariz. Christian
        5:30 pm MST/4:30 pm PST
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Ariz. Christian
        7:30 pm MST/6:30 pm PST

  • Friday, Feb. 12

    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Azusa Pacific, 1:30 pm
    • Baseball
      • British Columbia at WC, 2 pm

  • Saturday, Feb. 13

    • Track & Field
      • WC at Soka Indoor
        Invitational, 10:30 am
    • Baseball
      • British Columbia at WC, 12 pm
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 1 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 1 pm
    • Women's Basketball
      • Biola at WC, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • Biola at WC, 7:30 pm

  • Sunday, Feb. 14

    • Baseball
      • British Columbia at WC, 2 pm

  • Thursday, Feb. 18

    • Women's Basketball
      • The Master's at WC, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • The Master's at WC, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Feb. 19

    • Baseball
      • Menlo at WC, 2 pm

  • Saturday, Feb. 20

    • Track & Field
      • WC hosts UCSB,
        Pepperdine, 10:00 am
        Schedule
    • Baseball
      • Menlo at WC
        Doubleheader, 11 am
    • Women's Tennis
      • Biola at WC, 11 am
    • Men's Tennis
      • Biola at WC, 1 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • The Master's at WC, 5:30 pm
    • Women's Basketball
      • The Master's at WC, 7:30 pm

  • Tuesday, Feb. 23

    • Baseball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 6 pm

  • Thursday, Feb. 25

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Wm. Jessup, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Wm. Jessup, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Feb. 26

    • Baseball
      • WC at Biola, 2 pm

  • Saturday, Feb. 27

    • Track & Field
      • WC at Rossi Relays, 12 pm
    • Men's Tennis
      • San Diego Chr. at WC, 1 pm
    • Women's Tennis
      • San Diego Chr. at WC, 1 pm
    • Baseball
      • WC at Biola
        Doubleheader, 2 pm
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Menlo, 2:00 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Menlo, 4:00 pm

Baseball Overthrows Kingsmen

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 7th, 2016
Daniel Butler(Photo by Nate Kurzman)

A five run first and six innings on the mound by Daniel Butler earned Westmont Baseball (5-1) an 8-3 victory at California Lutheran (0-2) on Saturday. Butler allowed three runs (one earned) and gave up four hits.

Lead-off man Michael Frigon was hit by a pitch to start the game and reached second when Alika McGuire singles to right. After Michael Stefanic walked to load the bases, Derek Rodigo singled on a ground ball through the left side to bring home Frigon and leave the sacks full of Warriors. Michael Pollex then did the same thing on the right side of the infield, scoring McGuire.

Jarrett Costa’s ground ball to third results in a Stefanic to score and an error on the play by the second baseman brought home Rodigo as well. Pollex was retired at first and Costa took second on the error. One out later, Graylin Derke doubled to right center to drive in Costa.

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Gaydos Shuts Down Firebirds

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 5th, 2016
David Gaydos

David Gaydos picked up his first win of the season (1-0) as #16 Westmont Baseball (4-1) defeated Saint Katherine by a score of 5-0 on Friday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. Gaydos, who started for the Warriors, pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. The sophomore right-hander struck out seven and walked one.

Three Warrior hurlers provided an inning of work each to complete the game. Junior right-hander Stephen Larson pitched the seventh allowing one hit and striking out three. Sophomore left-hander Bay Buckley made his Warrior debut in the eighth, surrendering one hit. Senior right-hander Zach DeMarcus closed out the ninth, retiring the side in order and striking out one. Collective, Westmont pitchers struck out 11 and walked just one.

As for the offense, the Warriors’ scoring started in the second inning. Junior designated hitter Michael Pollex led off for the Warriors and took first when he was hit by a pitch. Senior catcher Jarrett Costa then singled through the right side, moving Pollex to second. Michael Frigon relieved Costa on the base pads as a courtesy runner before freshman third baseman Luke Coffee singled down the left field line to load the bases with Warriors.

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Baseball Scores Early and Often

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 5th, 2016
Derek Rodigo

The Warriors exploded for eight runs in the first two innings as #16 Westmont Baseball (3-1) picked up a 16-5 win over Providence Christian (0-6) on Saturday night. The game was called after seven innings due to the NAIA mercy rule.

“I was happy with our intent,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz, explaining ‘intent’ as “playing the game with a good level of focus, believing in a pitch and throwing it with conviction and taking good swings with good intent behind them. We did a good job with that throughout the game.”

Right-handed starter Brendon Shoemake picked up the win for the Warriors. The senior transfer pitched five innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on eight hits. Shoemake struck out eight and issued two walks.

“I was really happy with Brendon’s start on the mound,” said Ruiz. “I thought he did a really nice job. We were trying to get him some competitive innings and get him in rhythm. He handled some adversity early in the game when we lost a ball in the lights and committed an error that resulted in three runs. Brendon kept his composure and did a good job of staying in the strike zone and not giving into the situation.”

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Warriors Split with Owls

Submitted by: Ron Smith - January 30th, 2016
Michael Rishwain

Westmont Baseball, ranked 16th in the NAIA, split a doubleheader with Oregon Tech on Saturday to take two out of three in the opening weekend series. The Warriors won the first game 5-4 by scoring a single run in five consecutive innings. The Owls prevailed in the series finale 2-1.

Senior Alex Bush started the first game for the Warriors and pitched four innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Bush struck out three and walked two. Senior Michael Rishwain relieved Bush in the fifth inning and picked up the win while allowing two runs (one earned) over three innings of work. Zach DeMarcus and Sam Sheehan pitched the eighth and ninth respectively, each retiring the side in order. Sheehan was awarded a save.

Bush, who also served as the designated hitter, led the charge for the Warriors’ offense, producing four hits in five at bats,

Michael Frigon led off the bottom of the third inning with a double down the right field line. Bush singled up the middle, advancing Frigon to third. Derrick Rodigo singled through the right side to score Frigon and initiate the run-an-inning sequence for the next five innings.

[game one box] [game one photos] [game two box] [game two photos]

Warriors Deliver Win in Season Opener

Submitted by: Ron Smith - January 29th, 2016
Michael Stefanic

Michael Stefanic went four for five at the plate and drove in five runs to help #16 Westmont Baseball claim a 12-4 win in its season opener against Oregon Tech (0-1). The sophomore second baseman produced two RBI doubles, an RBI triple and a single. He also scored twice and was credited with a stolen base.

The Warriors fell behind early, giving up two runs in the top of the first, but Westmont roared back in the bottom of the third with six runs on five hits.

“I was really excited to see the way the guys came out with good energy, competed well and stayed pretty even throughout all nine innings,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “I wasn’t excited about giving up two runs in the first inning, but I was really happy to see how our team kept their composure, stayed even and continued to play the game the right way.”

Catcher Jarrett Costa led off the bottom of the third with a single to center and was relieved on the base pads by courtesy runner Alika McGuire. After shortstop Austin McGilvra reached on an error, advancing McGuire to first, Michael Frigon beat out a bunt for a base hit to load the bases. That brought up Stefanic who deposited the ball in left field for an RBI double that scored McGuire and McGilvra and advanced Frigon to third.

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Baseball Offers Fall Prospect Camps

Submitted by: Ron Smith - August 21st, 2015
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Westmont Baseball head coach Robert Ruiz has announced three dates for Fall 2015 single day prospect camps. These camps provide an opportunity for prospective student athletes to experience Westmont Baseball and Westmont College.

The Saturday dates are, October 3, November 21 and December 12.

For more information please visit: http://www.westmont.edu/prospect_camps/baseball/index.html. Follow the registration link to sign-up.

Barring Signed by Mets

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 23rd, 2015
Will Barring

Westmont outfielder Will Barring of Tustin has signed a free agent contract with the New York Mets and has seen his first action as a minor league ball player. Barring has been assigned to the Gulf Coast League Mets, a rookie league team that plays in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

“I am thrilled to see Will get this opportunity with the Mets organization,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “They chose someone that will add value every minute he is able to be a part of their organization. He is a leader with relentless work ethic. I couldn’t be happier for him. I know he will represent Westmont College and Westmont Baseball very well in his professional career.”

Barring debuted today in a game against the Gulf Coast League Marlins. In the top of the eighth, with two away, Barring pinch ran for Victor Moscote, taking over at first base. Unfortunately, the next batter grounded out to first, ending Barring’s first day as a member of the Met’s organization.

In four years at Westmont, Barring recorded a career batting average of .335, tallied 192 hits including 12 home runs and collected 113 RBIs. The centerfielder was a two-time All-Golden State Athletic Conference selection (2013, 2015) and was tabbed for NAIA All-American honorable mention honors this past season.

Three Warriors Drafted by MLB Teams

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 10th, 2015
Top Row: Russell Harmening, Andrew Vasquez. Bottom Row: Hector Lujan

Three Warrior pitchers – Russell Harmening, Andrew Vasquez and Hector Lujan -were selected in the 2015 First-Year Player’s Draft which concluded today. In all, 40 players from the NAIA were drafted this year, led by Westmont, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), Missouri Baptist and Oklahoma Baptist which had three each.

“I am very excited for each of the three players in our program that were selected in this year’s draft,” said Westmont head coach Robert Ruiz. “Each of these individuals possess a unique skillset that should serve them well in their pursuit of a professional career. I am thankful that the organizations who selected them saw their potential and am confident that they will represent our program and college well in their professional careers.”

In addition, Westmont incoming freshman Taylor Bush – brother of Alex Bush – was selected in the 36th round by the Washington Nationals. Bush has committed to Westmont and is not expected to sign with the major league club.

Harmening, who has one more year of eligibility with the Warriors, was taken in the 26th round by the Nationals. The Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year posted an ERA of 1.59 last season while producing a record of 10-3. In 16 appearances, Harmening struck out 95 and walked just 17 batters. Harmening is the Westmont record holder in career wins with 28.

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