Presidio Sports

Foresters offense explodes for 13-3 victory

Hitting coach Gary Woods said before Saturday’s game the the Santa Barbara Foresters have had holes in their bats recently. Those holes were plugged up once things got going against the visiting Academy Barons, as the defending national champs collected 14 hits to demolish their California Collegiate League foes 13-3. Westmont righty Time Crabbe retired the first 10 Barons he faced in the start and pitched a one-hit shutout through five innings. more

Westmont’s Crabbe selected in 14th by Reds

Westmont right-handed hurler Tim Crabbe was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the fourteenth round of the 2009 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. “It’s exciting,” said Crabbe about the selection. “There are still a lot of questions. I have more years of (college) eligibility so I need to negotiate with the Reds tomorrow and over the weekend. I’ve got to look at every situation. I’ll talk it over with my parents and make a decision.” more

Athletic Director position changes hands at Westmont

A former Westmont basketball player, a successful businessman and a longtime Warrior supporter has joined the team as the college’s new athletic director. President Gayle D. Beebe announced the appointment of alumnus Dave Odell to this position today. “We’re thrilled that Dave will become even more involved with Westmont athletics,” Beebe said. “His leadership, commitment to success and dedication to the Warriors bring the qualities required to continue our winning tradition. The college will benefit greatly from his intelligence, business acumen and love for Westmont.” more

Game-winner caps special night at Westmont

It was a big night for a small college and a big shot for a small point guard. Chris “C.J.” Jackson had only one basket in 34 minutes of playing time Saturday night, and he waited until the last second to make it. The 5-foot-9 junior pulled up for a 10-foot jumper with 1.6 seconds left to lift the Westmont men’s basketball team to a 63-61 win over Cal State San Bernardino with legendary coach Chet Kammerer in the audience. more

First wins come with exclamation points

On the college cross-country front, Westmont’s Russell Smelley was at Harry’s to talk about both of his Warrior teams. Both the men’s and women’s teams are historically in the top 10 of NAIA national meet competitors, and have committed to be a balanced team that works in groups instead of as individuals. Both squads should be in the top 20 by the end of the week. more