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Rough Outing at Home

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hawksfillerThurs., Mar. 31, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- It was a hard day at Stars Field for the Hawks (5-19, 3-14 GSAC) as the No. 3 California Baptist University (28-9, 15-7 GSAC) Lancers outscored SDC 15-2, recording 20 hits to SDC's three.

CBU chimed in with a run in the third off a one out double from Matt Maranati and then again with 10 runs in the fifth with the help of grand slam to right from Josh Manzano. The Lancers mustered ten hits in that inning, bringing every player on the starting roster across the plate by the end of the fifth.

Two runs trickled in in the seventh inning for SDC, keeping the Lancers from the shutout, but CBU added three more an inning later on a two-run bomb to deep center to seal the 15-2 win.

Marco Solis (2-1) took the loss for SDC giving up 8 runs and 11 of CBU's 20 hits. He faced 25 batters in his four and a third innings. Jesse Arreola (4-2) pocketed the win for CBU, striking out 8 in his seven innings. He was responsible for all five of the Hawks hits and gave up two runs, one earned.

Cal Baptist hosts San Diego Christian on Saturday for a double-header starting at 12:00pm.

Big Inning Not Enough For Hawks

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Wed., Mar. 30, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- The NAIA Division I No. 3 California Baptist University (27-9, 14-7 GSAC) stuck it out for the 8-5 win, despite San Diego Christian's (5-18, 3-13 GSAC) big four inning in the sixth.

The Hawks faced CBU's 1.92 era ace, Taylor Siemen's (7-1), tagging him for four earned runs by games end in second complete game of the year. SDC 's starter, sophomore Nick Bando went three innings, striking out two before coming out the game.

The CBU fourth found the Hawks intentionally loading the bases with no outs, only to walk in the games first run with one out. The threat ended with the Hawks second inning ending double play, started by second baseman, Dominic Neocoechea.

Another bases loaded situation in the top of the fifth didn't fair so well for SDC as CBU knocked in four runs on five hits. The Lancers Kevin Odom posted their 6th run on his fifth homer of the year in the 6th, still holding the Hawks scoreless.

The tide turned for SDC in the bottom of the 6th, starting with a lead off hit from Mike Bando (2-5, double, run) that resulted in a four run inning, cutting the Lancers lead to two. Unfortunately, two runs in the eighth capped the win for CBU, despite the run the Hawks put up in the 9th.

Five different Hawks knocked in an RBI a piece, totaling 8 hits, while on the defensive side, used eight pitchers. Senior Joe Cuttone took the loss, going one and two-thirds innings, giving up five runs on seven hits.

Cal Baptist returns to Stars Field on Thursday afternoon at 3:00pm for the second game in the Hawks homestand.

Game Two Postponed in Santa Barbra

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Thurs., Mar. 24, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Santa Barbra, Calif. -- San Diego Christian (5-17, 3-12 GSAC) fell 11-8 in game one to Westmont College (14-15, 6-11 GSAC) on Thursday afternoon. The day was scheduled to host two of the four games in the series, but game two was routed by rain in the first inning.

SDC blew out of the gate with a five run first, with senior designated hitter Brian Charnock (1-5) earning two RBIs on his one hit of the game for the third and fourth runs. Westmont etched away at the Hawk 5-0 lead, scoring one in the third, three in the fourth and sixth, and four in the fifth. Senior third baseman Mike Bando (2-4, walked), holding a .305 batting average, bombed a 2-1 pitch to close out the Hawks eight game one runs, just shy of Westmont's 11.

WC's Ryan Sullivan took the win in relief, pitching three and two-thirds innings. The Warriors offense posted 13 runs, but had much help in four errors from the Hawks defense. Hawks reliever Jeremy Blare took the loss in one inning, giving up three runs, two earned on two hits.

 

Game two of the series will be rescheduled. Please refer to the Hawks season schedule for when that game will take place. Meanwhile, the Hawks will host the Warriors on Saturday in a double-header beginning at 12:00pm.

Robinson Named to NCCAA All-Region Team

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brob2Wed., Mar. 23, 2011
Redding, Calif. -- The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division I West Region announced its selections for the 2010-2011 Women's Basketball All-West Region Teams, placing San Diego Christian's Brittany Robinson [pictured left] on the 2nd Team for her efforts this season.

Amongst the regions six schools (Simpson College, Arizona Christian University, The Master's College, Hope International University, Corban University and San Diego Christian College), five were voted to the first team and second teams, with Erika Inge from The Master's College taking the Player of the Year honors.

Robinson, a junior guard, led the team in points per game (13.5), field goals per game (4.3), 3-point field goals made (2.2/gm), and rebounds (5.5/gm). She finished with a team high 379 points, 155 rebounds, 61 assists, and 56 steals.

For a complete listing of the 2010-2011 NCCAA Women's Basketball All-West Region Teams, click here.

Hawks Get One, Nearly Both From BU

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rinversoSat., Mar. 19, 2011 [1][2][Season Box]
La Mirada, Calif. -- The Hawks (5-16, 3-11 GSAC) took the second game of Saturday's double-header from Biola University (16-10, 10-4 GSAC) 14-4 after giving up an 8-run lead in the seventh inning and the eventual 10-8 BU game one win.

SDC blanked Biola through the first six innings and scoring 8 runs through seven. The BU seventh was the beginning of a meltdown that would end in a two home run ninth, one as a walk off from Garrett Leon (1).

Senior Ryan Inverso [pictured left] cracked his second home run of the season, ending game one with three RBIs and crossing the plate twice. The SDC bats were hot, showing three doubles, a home run, and seven singles. Sophomore Nick Bando (0-1) took the loss for the Hawks, taking responsibility for the five that came in in the ninth.

In game two the bats continued to connect. This time there weren't any home runs, but four Eagle errors and fourteen SDC hits to give the Hawks 14 runs through seven innings off of the BU staff. In another positive for SDC, Marco Solis pocketed his second win and second complete game of 2011, giving up four runs on eight hits, striking out one and walking five.

Inverso (2-5, 3 runs) and junior Victor Martinez (2-4, 1 run) both had three RBIs on the day. The Hawks had as many hits as runs, with Trevor Bloom, Chris Pascual, and Gus Hernandez having two RBI's a piece. Bloom was 5-for-8 on the day with his second triple, scoring four runs and three RBIs, while Inverso capped his day going 3-for-8 for 6 RBI's and 6 runs.

The Hawks take on out of town team, Carleton College starting at 3:00pm on Monday, March 21 at Stars Field.

BU Sweeps Hawks Homestand

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Thurs., Mar. 17, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- Biola University (16-9, 10-3 GSAC) swept the Hawks' (4-15, 2-10 GSAC) home series on Thursday afternoon, 15-7.

BU posed a threat in the first, but a double play cut their run short. In the bottom of the first, SDC would score the first run of the game started by David Kazcor's (2-3, RBI) infield single, with Nick Bando's single to short to bring him home.

The Eagles busted the game open in the top of the third taking advantages of a few walks and timely hits for five runs. SDC then tacked on two against Nick Turner's quick work pace, but the Eagles continued to hit, including Drake Fages' 12th and Brian Loard's 3rd homer of the season.

After fifteen BU runs through eight innings, senior Casey Lee in his only at bat singled in two to make the score 15-5 going into the 9th. The Hawks scored two in the ninth, but it was too little, too late.

BU's Mac Sullivan went 4-for-6 for the Eagles scoring 2 runs, producing 4 RBIs for Turner (3-1) who went 7, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits, striking out six. Hawks starter Brandon James (1-2) took his second loss of the season in three innings. BU tagged the Hawks for 6 runs on four hits, taking advantage of the four walks during his time on the mound.

Biola hosts SDC on Saturday for the final two games of the series, starting at 12:00pm. Stay tuned to schedule changes/postponements due to rain. For schedules and notices, click here: [SDCC Baseball][BU Baseball]

An Early Pitcher's Duel Ends in Loss

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hawkshatTues., Mar. 16, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- It was three up three down for the first four innings of the Tuesday meeting between Biola University (15-9, 9-3 GSAC) and San Diego Christian (4-14, 2-9 GSAC), but a breakout fifth inning for Biola gave them the eventual 7-1 game one win.

After four innings of retiring the side, Brock Heerdt gave up the games first single to Mac Sullivan to lead off the fifth. Two hits later, BU had the first two runs. With another three hits, the Eagles took a four run lead into the 6th.

BU's Kevin Ryan (4-0) had 5 strike outs through 4 innings before he gave up his first hit, a double to David Kazcor. An inning ending double play saved Ryan from a similar run filled inning.

Biola scored another in the sixth followed by SDC's first run on two hits, starting with an infield single from Nick Bando. The Eagles scored two more, blanking SDC in the run catergory, allowing 6 hits in the process.

Ryan (4-0) completed the nine inning appearance with 7 strike outs, giving up 1 run on 9 hits, with only 2 extra base hits. Heerdt went 5 and two thitrds innings, leaving the game with an injury. In his time he struck out two, giving up 5 earned runs on 6 hits, walking one.

Bando was 3-for-4 on the day, with Kazcor coming in behind him going 2-for-4 with two doubles.

The Hawks return to Stars Field tomorrow (Mar. 17) for game two of the four game series against Biola. First pitch is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm.

VU Narrowly Sweeps Double-Header

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hawksfillerSat., Mar. 12, 2011 [1][2][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- The Hawks (4-13, 2-8 GSAC) dropped both games on Saturday, 8-7 and 5-4 to the Vanguard University (12-10, 8-4 GSAC) Lions after splitting the series first two games on Wednesday.

The first two innings were a bit shaky for the Hawks defensively, but top of the third looked like a turnaround inning, as SDC grabbed two quick outs behind their starter Marco Solis. But with two outs, VU's Tyson Leighton (4-5, HR, 2B) hit a solo bomb to take a 3-0.

Up to that point Garcia's strikeouts and forced groundouts had dimmed the Hawks offensive threat, but that all changed with a two out rally ignited by two errors on VU's infield. SDC's two hits set the atmosphere for 2 bases loaded walks to put SDC up 4-3 by the end of the third.

In the top of the fourth, VU pulled only one run out of a no out bases loaded situation, but tied the game at four. SDC put another run up in the fourth, countered four runs from VU in the next two innings.

After a few dry innings for both sides, the Hawks came alive for two runs on the back of a Trevor Bloom solo homer (3) to left, but couldn't pull out the win before the third out.

Bloom hit a solid 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Brandon James (1-1) was counted for the loss striking out two, but giving up 3 runs in 2 and a third. Gabriel Garcia went 6 and a third for the win, giving up five runs, one earned, and striking out five.

The Hawks kicked off game two with three runs, but the Lions roared back with a four run third inning to take the lead. SDC would tie the game at 4 in the bottom of the third, with senior Austin Minton to face the middle of the Vanguard line up. Minton was forced from the game two batters later, eventually taking the loss, giving up five runs on five hits, striking out three. SDC Vanguard at bay in the fifth and sixth, but SDC offensive efforts were broken up before a run could cross the plate.

VU's reliever Bryce Reid received the win going 4 innings of runless pitching and Jerry Pena got the save.
Senior David Kazcor was 2-for-4 with an RBI and junior Sean Sweeney was 1-for-1 with an RBI.

SDC hosts Biola University on Wednesday to kick off the next four game GSAC series. The game is scheduled to begin at 3:00pm at Stars Field in Lakeside, California. 

 

Hawks Split First Two

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jblareimgWed., Mar. 9, 2011 [1][2][Season Box]
Costa Mesa, Calif. -- San Diego Christian (4-11, 2-6) split the first two games with the Vanguard University (10-10, 6-4 GSAC) Lions on Wednesday, winning 5-4 in the first and dropping the second 7-2.

Junior Sean Sweeney (2-4, 2 RBI) drove in the first run for SDC in the second, with the second run coming in the third on a David Kazcor (3-5, RBI) single. The next two innings were about VU, who took a 3-2 lead into the top of the 7th inning. But in the top of the 7th, Mike Bando broke out of his slump with a 2-run double down the left field line to give SDC the eventual win.

Freshman righty Jeremy Blare [pictured left] pitched three innings to his first win of the year, giving starter Adair Robles the no-decision. VU reliever James McGeary was tagged with the loss, but it was the pitching staff as a whole that gave up 11 hits to SDC by games end.

Game two was a turnaround for SDC, who had 10 hits, but could only manage to get two runs, leaving 11 men on base. Bando closed the day with 3 RBI on two hits in 6 plate appearances and a .310 batting average. Starter Brock Heerdt gave up 6 runs on 7 hits through four and two-thirds innings, giving him the loss.

SDC hosts Vanguard on Saturday (Mar. 12) morning for the remaining two games of the series starting at 11:00am.

CSUSM Sweeps Five Game Series

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Tues., Mar. 8, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Escondido, Calif. -- Junior outfielder Taylor Maddox went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI in the 7-2 loss against the Cal State San Marcos Cougars on Tuesday afternoon. The Cougars, who swept all five games against the Hawks improve to a 12-9 record on the season while SDC chalks another loss, now 3-10 overall and 1-4 in GSAC.

It started out well for the Hawks, who found the two runs early on Maddox's two run single in the second. The bottom of the second tied it up for the Cougars with two walks, a hit by pitch and a double. From then on out it was all San Marcos with SDC only finding two hits in the remaining 8 innings. Hawks pitcher Joey Schumer took the brunt of four runs from CSUSM, finishing out the last four innings, facing 19 batters. The Cougars scored 7 runs on 9 hits by games end with the help of 7 walks and two hit batters.

Matt Kretchmer earned the win for CSUSM in 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and two earned runs. He struck out three and walked two of the 25 batters he faced. Junior Mike Garcia is tagged with the loss for the Hawks.

SDC travels to Vanguard University on Wednesday for a double-header game set starting at 10:00am.

Bloom, NCCAA SAW Honors

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TBloom_img1Tues., Mar. 8, 2011
Greenville, SC -- Hawks senior third baseban Trevor Bloom [pictured left] was selected by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) as the Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of March 6, 2011. Bloom batted .455 on the week, going 10-22. He recorded 1 home run, 3 doubles, 5 RBI and 5 runs scored. He had 3 three-hit games, helping the Hawks snag one on the road against the No. 8 Point Loma Nazarene University Sea Lions.

For a complete listing of NCCAA Student-Athlete of the Week winners, click here.

Mutton, NCCAA West All-Region First Team

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Photo by Mark C. Cooley Photography
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Tues., Mar. 8, 2011
Redding, Calif. -- The West Region of the National Christian College Athletic Association announced the Men's Basketball All-Region Teams on Monday, listing San Diego Christian College's senior guard Tyler Mutton [pictured left] as a first team selection.

Mutton appeared in 30 games for the Hawks in 2010-11 totaling 327 points, 80 rebounds, 20 steals, 47 assists and 81% shooting from the free throw line (46-57). He was ranked 35th in NAIA Division I for 3pt field goals made with 71 and 33rd in 3pt-Fgs made per game with 2.367.

In his two years at SDC, he played in 60 games, averaging 2.217 three pointer's per game (133), and 1.42 assists per game (85). He totaled 707 points, shooting 40.8% from the field and 83.5% from the line.

For a complete listing of All-West Region Teams, click here

Hawks Split with No. 8 PLNU

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Sat., Mar. 5, 2011 [1][2][Season Box]
San Diego, Calif. -- San Diego Christian College (3-9, 1-5 GSAC) charted their first conference win on Saturday, keeping Point Loma Nazarene University (8-4, 4-2 GSAC) from sweeping the series. PLNU snatched the first game of the day 13-12 in the bottom of the 11th and SDC redeemed themselves with a 6-3 win in 7.

Seniors David Kazcor and Ryan Inverso homered in the first inning of game one putting SDC on the board quickly. Both teams continued to rack up runs, exchanging leads, with SDC putting the tying run up (10-10) in the top of the 9th. After a scoreless tenth, three hits brought in two runs for the 12-9. Three walks from Hawks pitching in the bottom of the 11th, set the Sea Lions up for a three-run win clinching inning. PLNU's Maurice Wilhelm, who had secured two saves in the previous games, got the win, while junior Greg Joseph was tagged with the loss.

Sophomore Nick Bando was 3-for-4 and junior Taylor Maddox had a double and a single for two RBIs.

Marco Solis earned his first win of the season in game two giving up three runs on five hits, striking out three of the 26 batters he faced.

PLNU's two runs on four hits in the second was overshadowed in the SDC fourth by 8 hits for 6 runs, which would prove to be enough for the win. Kazcor, Maddox and Trevor Bloom were 3-for-4 with one of Kazor's double's bringing in two of SDC's six runs. Bloom was 6-for-10 on the day, with 2 RBI.

SDC closes out the series of games with CSU San Marcos in San Marcos starting at 2:00pm.

Pitchers Duel Goes to Loma

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Thurs., Mar. 3, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- The Hawks (2-8, 0-4 GSAC) continued play against the Point Loma Nazarene University (8-3, 3-1 GSAC) Sea Lions on Thursday afternoon hoping to pull out a win behind sophomore righty Brock Heerdt, but PLNU caught the upper hand, winning 4-1.

The first few innings were quiet, sprinkled with hits until the fifth when Rashad Taylor's double started the chain that produced the Sea Lion's first run. He struck again in the sixth, hitting his third home run, giving PLNU a 3-0 lead.

In the bottom of the 6th, Trevor Bloom put the Hawks on the board with a shot to deep right for his second homer of the season. Unfortunately, the ninth pushed Heerdt out of the game after 117 pitches, leaving a first and third no out situation for Hawks reliever freshman Jeremy Blare. A wild pitch with after a ground out and a strikeout, put the Hawks down by three (4-1). A deep shot to right from Tyler Kuehl could have busted the gate open for the Sea Lions, but Victor Martinez made a diving snag on the warning track to end the inning.

Two out rally with the help of a passed ball, wild pitch and an infield error gave the Hawks one run, but that's all the ground they would recover.

Loma's starter Garrett Levsen carried the Sea Lions through 8 innings, giving up 1 run on 7 hits, striking out five. Maurice Wilhelm was credited with his second save of the series, third of the season.

Heerdt gave up 4 runs, three earned, on nine hits. He struck out four of the 36 batters he faced. Both junior Robert Agguire and senior David Kazcor were 2-for-3 on the day.

The Hawks travel to Point Loma Nazarene on Saturday (Mar. 5) for a double-header starting at 11:00am.


Late Inning Surge Not Enough

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Wed., Mar. 2, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- Crosstown rival No. 8 Point Loma Nazarene University (7-3, 2-1 GSAC) took the first of four on Wednesday afternoon 11-7, from San Diego Christian (2-7, 0-3 GSAC).

The Sea Lions got on the board in the second on Shain Stoner's first home run of the year. SDC had their chances in the first two innings, but both times lineout, unassisted double plays killed the Hawks momentum. Despite the drawbacks, they managed to squeeze a run in on a RBI single in the second from senior Mike Bando to tie the game.

Chris Gonzales, who recently threw a complete game against Biola, had thrown 77 pitches by the end of the third and walked four. Gonzales had walked only 6 in 16 innings before the matchup.

He got some help from the bats in the top of the 4th when Rashad Taylor knocked in 2 runs with a triple to deep left center.

Some solid pitching from Hawks starter Adair Robles kept SDC in the hunt long enough for the Hawks put another on the board in the fifth.

A big sixth and seventh for PLNU blew the game open with 6 runs making it 9-2. SDC would get 4 runs on five hits in the bottom of the seventh and one in the eight, but Loma unleashed once again scoring 2 with two outs in the top of the 9th. By games end, five of the Hawks seven runs were unearned.

Robles (1-2) would get tagged with the loss in 6 innings, giving up 5 runs on 8 hits, walking one and striking out 6. He faced 27 batters, throwing 98 pitches. Loma's Brett Carlile pocketed the win throwing 3.2 innings with 5 runs (1 earned) on 7 hits. Maurice Wilhelm picked up his second save of the year, pitching the last 1.1 innings.

Trevor Bloom 3-for-5 with 2 doubles and a RBI, Victor Martinez was 2-for-2, with a RBI also scoring 2 runs, and Mike Bando was 2-for-4, with a RBI and a run.

Point Loma's Stoner went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. The Sea Lions other RBI leader was Rashad Taylor who was a homer shy of a cycle. He went 3-for-5 with a triple, double and single, two stolen bases and three RBIs.

Loma returns to Stars Field on Wednesday (Mar. 3) for a second game. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00pm.




CSUSM Edges Out Hawks

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Tues., Mar. 1, 2011 [Box Score][Season Box]
Lakeside, Calif. -- The Hawks (2-5, 0-2 GSAC) met up with Cal State San Marcos (9-6 AII) on Tuesday afternoon for the seasons fourth game, falling 6-5.

CSUSM jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second on a no out two run homer from Jeremy Baum (2) off Hawks starter lefty Austin Minton. Minton, who took the eventual loss, was removed after closing out the inning, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits, walking two and striking out two in the first.

In the top of the third, an error and a hit brought in the next two runs for CSUSM, but the Hawks came back with a 2 run bases loaded single from Mike Garcia in the bottom of the third to make it 4-2.

After a CSUSM run in the fifth, SDC tacked one on in the seventh on a 2 outs bases loaded wild pitch, but couldn't bring the others home in the inning. The Hawks looked to be on the rebound on a 10 pitch at bat from Taylor Maddox that produced a no out double to bring home the Hawks 4th run. A passed ball then put Maddox at third for Trevor Bloom to get his first RBI of the day on a sac fly to center.

Unfortunately that's where the Hawks offensive production was brought to a hault, awarding CSUSM's Kyle Smart the save and starter Matt Kretchmer the win. Kretchmer went five, striking out five of the 20 batters he faced. He gave up 2 runs on four hits, walking two.

The Hawks Gus Hernandez went 3-for-4, Maddox was 2-for-5 with a run and Garcia ended the day 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.

SDC hosts No. 8 Point Loma Nazarene University on Wednesday and Thursday at 2:00pm for the beginning of the four game conference series. 

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