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  • Thursday, May 7

    • Track & Field
      • Claremont Multi-Events., 10 am

  • Friday, May 8

    • Track & Field
      • Claremont Multi-Events., 10 am

  • Saturday, May 9

    • Track & Field
      • Occidental Inv., 11 am

  • Tuesday, May 12

    • Baseball
      • NAIA Opening Round
    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          First Round:
            WC vs. Reinhardt (Ga.)
            8:30 am CDT/6:30 am PDT
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          First Round:
            WC vs. Evangel (Mo.)
            1:30 pm CDT/11:30 am PDT

  • Wednesday, May 13

    • Baseball
      • NAIA Opening Round
    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Second Round:
            WC vs. TBA
            9 am CDT/7 am PDT
            If victorious 5/12
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Second Round:
            WC vs. TBA
            1 pm CDT/11 am PDT
            If victorious 5/12

  • Thursday, May 14

    • Baseball
      • NAIA Opening Round
    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Quarterfinals:
            WC vs. TBA
            9 am CDT/7 am PDT
            If victorious 5/13
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Quarterfinals:
            WC vs. TBA
            1 pm CDT/11 am PDT
            If victorious 5/13

  • Friday, May 15

    • Baseball
      • NAIA Opening Round
    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Semifinals:
            WC vs. TBA
            9 am CDT/7 am PDT
            If victorious 5/14
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Semifinals:
            WC vs. TBA
            1 pm CDT/11 am PDT
            If victorious 5/14

  • Saturday, May 16

    • Men's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Finals:
            WC vs. TBA
            9 am CDT/7 am PDT
            If victorious 5/15
    • Women's Tennis
      • NAIA Championship
          Finals:
            WC vs. TBA
            1 pm CDT/11 am PDT
            If victorious 5/15

Warriors Collect Multiple All-Conference Awards

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 28th, 2015
All-GSAC Selections (left to right, top to bottom): Alex Bush, Russell Harmening, Will Barring, Blake Matthias, Daniel Butler, Michael Stefanic, Michael Pollex, Ryan Crowe

The 2015 All-Golden State Athletic Conference Baseball Team has been released and it includes eight members of the Westmont. In addition, junior right-hander Russell Harmening of Oceanside has repeated as the GSAC Pitcher of the Year and junior first baseman Alex Bush of Menifee has been named the GSAC Player of the Year.

Joining Bush and Harmening on the All-GSAC team are senior centerfielder Will Barring of Tustin; freshman second baseman Michael Stefanic of Boise, Idaho; senior right field Blake Matthias of Las Vegas, Nevada; sophomore designated hitter Michael Pollex of Henderson, Nevada; junior catcher Ryan Crowe of Ladera Ranch and sophomore starting right-handed Daniel Butler on Lone Tree, Colorado.

Eight All-GSAC award recipients is the most Westmont has recorded in a single season. The previous high was four during 1987 – the conference’s inaugural year.

Bush leads the conference in both batting average (.406) and in hits (73) and set a school record for runs scored with 51. He has displayed not only consistency, but also power with 10 doubles, four triples and eight home runs.

Bush has also served as an occasional pitcher for the Warriors. In seven appearances (six starts) he has a record of 3-1 with an ERA of 1.61. In conference play, he is 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA.

Russell Harmening has pitched 102 innings for the Warriors making 14 starts. He has put together a record of 10-2 with an ERA of 1.41. Harmening has served up 87 strikeouts this season while issuing just 16 walks. Opposing line-ups have averaged just .159 against him. Harmening holds the school record for career wins at 28.

Butler has a record of 9-0 on the season and has earned a win in each of his final eight starts during the regular season. He has acquired an ERA of 2.25 while holding opponents to a .239 batting average against. Butler has struck out 47 and walked 19.

Butler has a record of 9-0 on the season and has earned a win in each of his final eight starts during the regular season. He has acquired an ERA of 2.25 while holding opponents to a .239 batting average against. Butler has struck out 47 and walked 19.

Butler Tabbed for Pitcher of the Week Honors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 28th, 2015
Daniel Butler

After throwing his third complete game in a row and defeating Concordia 2-0 last Saturday, Westmont’s Daniel Butler has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week. Butler, a sophomore from Lone Tree, Colorado, has produced a record of 9-0 this season and an earned run average of 2.25.

Butler has won each of his last eight starts, including the last two against ranked opponents.

In Saturday’s game against #19 Concordia (40-14), Butler allowed just three hits, all in different innings, and gave up just one walk while recording two strikeouts. The right-hander faced just 31 batters over the nine innings, four more than the minimum. No Eagle base runner advanced past second base.

The Warriors finished the regular season with a record of 37-13 overall and 31-11 in GSAC play. Their second place finish – two games behind The Master’s – has earned them the number two seed in the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament that begins on Thursday in Santa Clarita. The Warriors will begin tournament play with a 9:00 a.m. game against Concordia.

Butler is the second Warrior this season to collect honors from the GSAC. On March 23, senior center fielder Will Barring was named the GSAC Player of the week after going eight for 14 in one game against William Jessup and three games against San Diego Christian.

Westmont Finishes Second in GSAC Standings

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 25th, 2015
Alika McGuire slides into second.

On the final day of the regular season, #11 Westmont Baseball (37-13, 31-11) split a doubleheader with #19 Concordia (40-14, 29-13), capturing two games out of the three-game series. Westmont won the first game 2-0 behind a complete game effort by sophomore Daniel Butler (9-0) before dropping the second game 4-3.

Butler gave up just three hits while facing 31 batters over nine innings, striking out two and walking one. Butler has recorded a win in each of his last eight starts and has thrown complete games in his last three outings.

Offensively, the Warriors scored a single run in the third and fourth innings. With one away in the third, Michael Stefanic was hit by a pitch and then advanced to second when Alex Bush singled through the right side. A single by Will Barring drove in Stefanic.

A one-out single by Rudy Leon in the fourth inning gave the Warriors a base runner. Ryan Crowe doubled down the right field line resulting in two runners in scoring position. After Stefanic grounded out to third, Bush was intentionally walked. That brought up Barring who was unintentionally walked, giving the senior center fielder his second RBI of the game.

The second game saw Concordia take a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. With two outs and runners at second and third, John Bornhop singled to center to drive in both runners.

Before Westmont recorded an out in their half of the fourth, the Warriors had both runs back. They would add one more before the inning was over.

[game one box] [game two box]

Men and Women Earn GSAC Championships

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 25th, 2015
Westmont Men's and Women's Track and Field - 2015 GSAC Champions

Westmont swept the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships this weekend, with both the men’s and women’s teams claiming first place. For the women, it is the first conference championship in school history. For the men, it is their third win in a row.

Westmont’s women posted 267.50 points to beat out Biola who tallied 211.50 points. Concordia claimed third place with 133.50 points while Vanguard took fourth with 85.50 points.

Of the 22 events, Westmont women won 10. Elysia Mitchell competed in four events – two individual and two relays – and won all four. On Friday she teamed up with Kylie Moore, Noelle Crosby and Alexandria Adams to win the 4 x 800 meter relay in a time of 9:35.75.

On Saturday, Mitchell won the 100 meter dash, tying the school record with a time of 12.05 meters. Later, she posted a time of 63.35 in the 400 meter hurdles to earn not only a GSAC championship, but also automatic qualifying mark into the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

In the final event of the meet, Mitchell, Adams, Kaylin Koopmans and Taryn Phipps won the 4 x 400 meters with an automatic qualifying mark of 3:52.08.

[Track Results] [day two photos]

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]

Warriors Lead GSAC Championships

Submitted by: Ron Smith - April 25th, 2015
Sierra Wallen

After the first day of competition, both Westmont’s men’s and women’s teams have built a sizeable lead in the Golden State Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships. Westmont’s women have scored 100.5 points and hold a 43.5 points lead over Biola with 57 points. Concordia sits in third with 33 points while The Master’s is fourth with 25.

In the men’s competition, Westmont is up 94 to 43 over second place Biola – a 51 point margin. Arizona Christian is currently in third place with 41 points and Vanguard is in fourth with 25.

The men claimed GSAC Championships in four events on the first day of the two day competition. The men’s 4 x 800 meter relay time of Jacob Grant, Kyle Frederickson, Tyler Bradford and Thomas Hamline posted a time of 8:04.12 to record more than a 19 second victory over Biola.

Shane Rowan claimed the conference crown in the long jump, posting a mark of 6.79 meters (22-3.5). Westmont’s Ben McCollum finished second in the event with a mark of 6.40 meters (21-8).

In the men’s shot, it was Ben Kingsley who won for Westmont with a put of 14.83 meters (48-8).

[Track Results] [photos]

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]

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