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  • Wednesday, March 4

    • Women's Basketball
      • GSAC Tournament First Round
        WC hosts Hope Int'l, 7:30 pm
          Live Stats
          Video Broadcast

  • Friday, March 6

    • Track & Field
    • Baseball
      • WC at Concordia, 2 pm
    • Men's Tennis
      • WC at Azusa Pacific, 2 pm
    • Women's Basketball
      • GSAC Tournament Semifinals
        WC vs. TBD, 7:30 pm
        Location TBD
        If victorious 3/4

  • Saturday, March 7

    • Track & Field
    • Baseball
      • WC at Concordia
        Doubleheader, 11 am
    • Women's Tennis
      • WC hosts Nevada, 11 am
    • Men's Basketball
      • GSAC Tournament Semifinals
        WC vs. TBD, 7:30 pm
        Location TBD
        If victorious 3/5

  • Tuesday, March 10

    • Women's Basketball
      • GSAC Tournament Finals
        Location & Time TBD
        If victorious 3/6
    • Men's Basketball
      • GSAC Tournament Finals
        Location & Time TBD
        If victorious 3/7

  • Friday, March 13

    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Arizona Chr., 3 pm
    • Track & Field
      • Oxy Distance Carnival, 4 pm

  • Saturday, March 14

    • Baseball
      • WC hosts Arizona Chr.
        Doubleheader, 12 pm

Warriors Pound Mustangs

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 27th, 2015
Rudy Leon

By the time right-hander Russell Harmening had taken the mound, Warrior sluggers had already provided more than enough firepower to win the game. A lead-off double by Michael Stefanic and back-to-back home runs by Blake Matthias and Michael Pollex paved the way for Westmont Baseball’s 7-0 Golden State Athletic Conference blanking of the Mustangs of The Master’s College (17-5, 12-4 GSAC). With the win, the Warriors improved to 16-5 overall and 10-4 in GSAC play.

Harmening struck out 10 batters in the seven innings he pitched while surrendering just one walk and scattering four hits. The junior from Oceanside improved to 5-1 on the year and lowered his earned run average to 1.29.

Stephen Larson pitched the final two innings for the Warriors, striking out two, allowing one walk and giving up two hits.

Offensively, the Warriors pounded the Mustangs for 15 hits, including seven for extra bases. After scoring three in the first, Westmont added two more in the third. Matthias, Pollex and Derke started off the inning with three triples in a row, resulting in one run scored and runners on first and second. Steven Pollex then doubled to left center, driving in his brother, Michael.

[box score]

Warriors Win with Long Ball

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 26th, 2015
David Gabel

Five hits were all Westmont Baseball (15-5) needed to post a 5-2 win over Coban of Oregon (8-7) on Thursday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. It helped that all five hits went for extra bases – three doubles and two triples.

Corban took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on a two-RBI single to left center by Vince Gonzalez.

The Warriors responded with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. With one away, Alex Bush doubled to left center and then reached third on a wild pitch. After Will Barring was walked, Graylin Derke struck out for the second out of the inning. Derek Rodrigo then tripled down the right field line to drive in both Bush and Barring.

Westmont’s other three runs came in the bottom of the sixth. Bush led off the inning and was hit by a pitch. Barring then hit a bloop-double into right field to give the Warriors two men in scoring position with no outs.

[box score] [photos]

Vasquez Wins 1-0 Pitchers’ Duel

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 21st, 2015
Michael Frigon

Westmont Baseball (14-5, 9-4 GSAC) split a doubleheader with Vanguard (14-6, 11-4) on Saturday at Russ Carr Field with both games ending in dramatic fashion.

In the first game, Westmont led 5-2 going into the top of the ninth inning. However, with one run already in and two away, the Lions’ Justin Vega drilled three-run home run over the right field fence to give Vanguard a 6-5 lead. The Warriors were unable to score in the bottom half of the ninth.

The second game was a classic pitchers’ duel with starters Jordan Moak (3-1) for Vanguard and Andrew Vasquez (4-0) for Westmont allowing precious few base runners. In the end, Vasquez and the Warriors prevailed 1-0.

Moak, who would eventually be charged with the loss, gave up just three hits in five and one-third innings of work. He struck out three and walked one.

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

Vanguard Takes Game One

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 20th, 2015

In a pitcher’s duel at Russ Carr Field, Warrior All-American Russell Harmening suffered his first loss of the year (4-1) as Westmont Baseball (13-4, 8-3 GSAC) fell 4-0 to the Lions of Vanguard (13-5, 10-3) in a Golden States Athletic Conference game. Harmening gave up four runs (three earned) in six and one-third innings. He allowed four hits, struck out five and walked two.

Vanguard’s Sean Isaac (3-1) picked up the win after pitching five and one-third scoreless innings and allowing just one hit. Isaac struck out four and walked six.

Despite not recording a hit until the sixth inning, Westmont loaded the bases with two away in both the third and fifth innings. However, the Warriors were unable to push across a run.

Vanguard scored what turned out to be the winning run in the top of the sixth when Brandon Sandoval scored an unearned run on a single by Brock Eissman.

[box score]

Warriors Fall to Thunderbirds

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 19th, 2015
Zach DeMarcus

Westmont Baseball (13-3) suffered both its first home loss and its first non-conference loss of the season on Thursday afternoon at Russ Carr Field. The Warriors fell to the Thunderbirds of #24 British Columbia by a score of 4-1.

Alex Bush (0-1) took the loss for the Warriors after giving up two runs on five hits in five innings of work. Bush stuck out one and walked one. British Columbia’s starter Jeremy Newton (3-1) was awarded the win. Newton allowed one run on six hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked one.

A lead-off home run by Jerod Bartnik over the right field fence in the top of the fourth gave the Thunderbirds the lead. Westmont answered back in the bottom half of the inning when Will Barring scored on a fielder’s choice by Michael Pollex. Barring had earlier led off the inning with a walk.

[box score]

Warriors Complete Sweep of Biola

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 15th, 2015
Will Barring

Westmont Baseball (13-2, 8-2 GSAC) took both games of a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday to complete a three-game sweep of the Eagles of Biola (4-11, 2-10). The Warriors won the first game 7-5 and then ran away with the second game 11-1.

In the early game, starter Daniel Butler (1-0) picked up the win after allowing just two runs on two hits in six innings of work. Butler struck out two and walked one. Sam Sheehan earned his third save of the season, pitching one and two-third innings without allowing a hit or run. Sheehan struck out two and walked one.

Biola started the game by scoring two unearned runs in the top of the first. Lead-off hitter Paul Slater was hit by a pitch and then reached second on a throwing error by Butler during a bunt by Rob Groeschell.

With no outs and men on first and second, Julian Jarrard advanced both men with a sacrifice bunt. Slater would score on a ground out by Jeremy Barth. Groeschell then scored on a double by Jimmy Gallarda.

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

Complete Game Shutout by Harmening, Grand Slam by Matthias

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 14th, 2015
Rudy Leon

A grand slam home run by Blake Matthias proved to be the exclamation mark on a complete game shutout by Russell Harmening (4-0) as Westmont Baseball (11-2, 6-2 GSAC) rolled to an 8-0 Golden State Athletic Conference win over the Eagles of Biola (4-9, 2-8).

Harmening faced just 30 batters in nine innings, striking out eight while surrendering just three hits and two walks. As a result, the junior right-hander lowered his season ERA to 1.01. In 35 and two-third innings, Harmening has allowed just four runs, 17 hits and five walks while striking out 25.

The Warriors took the lead in the bottom of the second on three unearned runs. With two away and runners on second and third, the inning looked to be coming to an end when Rudy Leon hit a ground ball to short. However, shortstop Andres Rodriguez’ throw to first sailed high and went into Biola’s dugout, resulting in Matthias scoring from third and Turner Conrad scoring from second. Ryan Crowe then singled to center to drive in Leon from second.

Michael Stefanic led off the bottom of the fifth with a single to right center field. Alex Bush then laid down a bunt single, moving Stefanic to second base. After Will Barring walked to fill the bases with Warriors, Matthias turned a 2-2 pitch into a no-doubter over the right-center field fence. Matthias now has a league-leading 18 RBIs.

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Harmening Throws Two-Hitter over Eight Innings

Submitted by: Ron Smith - February 6th, 2015
Ryan Crowe

Junior right-hander Russell Harmening allowed just two hits in eight innings as Westmont Baseball (10-2, 5-2 GSAC) shut out William Jessup (2-5, 2-5) in a Golden State Athletic Conference game at Russ Carr Field.

After Jessup Anthony Santiago hit a bloop double in the first inning that fell between three Westmont defenders, Harmening retired the next 16 batters that he faced. William Jessup did not have another baserunner until the top of the sixth when Rory Peterson reached on an error.

The only other baserunner allowed by Harmening was in the top of the eighth inning when Fermin Beza knocked a ground ball between short and third. Harmening struck out five without allowing a walk.

While Harmening was taking care of business on the mound, Westmont bats went to work building a Warrior lead. The Warriors tallied 12 hits and benefited from six walks, four errors and a hit batsman.

With two away in the bottom of the first, Will Barring delivered a solo home run down the left field line. Home plate umpire Mike Bennett originally ruled the ball foul, but after conferring with field umpire David Shedlock, reversed his call and awarded the home run.

[box score]

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