Sat., Apr. 30, 2011 [1
][Final Season Box
] Fresno, Calif. --
The Hawks (8-39, 6-30 GSAC) closed out the 2010-11 season with a split versus the NAIA No. 15 Fresno Pacific University (30-17, 23-13 GSAC) on Saturday winning the first game 7-5 and falling in the final game 8-2. With the game one win, SDC went 2-3 in the past week for the first time since early this season.
San Diego Christian gained their first lead in game one in the fifth inning, 4-3, cashing in on the innings two walks with a home run to left field from senior Dominic Neocoechea (3-3, 2 R, 4 RBI). The Hawks sixth would yield three runs as well, providing just enough padding for Joe Cuttone (5 R, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 K) to pick up his first win of the season. Brock Heerdt also got the save on the outing, finding the final out in the ninth for SDC. Aaron Lynn took the loss for FPU, giving up 7 runs on 7 hits in his five and two-thirds innings.
After the nine hit first game, the Hawks struggled to get anything significant off of Ryan Castadio (6-3) who went a full 6 innings, letting SDC get only two runs off three hits.
Trevor Bloom and Ryan Inverso had the two RBI's, each going 1-3 in the second game. Marco Solis (2-4) had four innings of work in his final game, striking out two in the loss. Hawks 2011 Highlights Trevor Bloom, Senior, Infielder
.340 AVG, 47 games, 188 AB, 64 hits, 13 2B, 5 HR, 33 RBI, .521 SLG%, .369 OBP David Kaczor, Senior, 1B/Outfield
.283 AVG, 46 games, 152 AB, 43 hits, 8 2B, 4 HR, 26 RBI, .414 SLG% Gus Hernandez, Senior, Catcher
.317 AVG, 36 games, 101 AB, 32 hits, 5 2B, 13 RBI, .405 OBP Adair Robles, Junior, RHP
3.73 ERA, 2-4 Record, 11 starts, 60.1 IP, 57 SO, .246 B/Avg
Fri., Apr. 29, 2011 [Box Score
][Season Box] Santa Barbra, Calif. --
San Diego Christian College (7-38, 5-29 GSAC) pulled out the impressive 12-2 make-up game win over Westmont College (18-29, 10-24 GSAC) behind starter Adair Robles (6 IP, R, 3 H, 4 BB, 8 K). Robles is now 2-4 on the year.
The seniors Mike Bando (4-6, 2 R, RBI), David Kaczor (2-6, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI), Taylor Maddox (3-5, R, 2 RBI) and Trevor Bloom (2-6, 2B, 4 RBI) were the force behind SDC's offense that totaled 18, a season high, hits on the day. Relief pitching for the Hawks was also solid, giving up only one run on one hit.
Timothy Leary, who gave Hawks pitching problems in the first two games, hit a solo shot for his only hit.
The Hawks finish out their season on Saturday, April 30 against No. 14 Fresno Pacific University starting at 12:00pm.
Wed., Apr. 27, 2011 [1
] Lakeside, Calif. --
The final home games and Senior Day for the San Diego Christian College (6-38,4-29 GSAC) Hawks ended in two losses, 15-8 and 9-1, against No. 14 Fresno Pacific University (29-16,22-12 GSAC) on Wednesday afternoon.
Under the shadow of professional scouts, the Hawks worked Fresno Pacific's top starter Jesse Darrah (6-1) for four runs on six hits through four innings. In the fifth, Darrah (10 H, 8 R, 3 BB, 6 K) got the backing of a five first-pitch hits and a home run giving him a 10-4 lead to work with. Hawks starter Nick Bando (6 H, 8 R, 5 BB) would get nudged out of the game that inning, making it through 4, but was responsible for all 8 runs that crossed the plate up to that point.
Senior outfielder Ryan Inverso (3-5, R, 4 RBI) hit his first and team's first grand slam over the right field fence to give the Hawks their last runs of the game, 10-8. Inverso was also a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.
It was a tight battle until the top of the ninth when the Sunbirds put the win on ice with 5 runs. Senior infielder Taylor Maddox was 2-for-3 with an RBI, scoring two runs and reaching 42 hits on the season. Trevor Bloom hit his 60th hit of the season going 1-4 in game one.
Game two wasn't quite as exciting for the Hawks, getting only 5 hits off of Sunbirds pitching. The early innings were close, but FPU slowly distanced themselves to an 8 run lead. Starter Matt Mazzoni (7-1) held the Hawks to one run in seven innings, walking two and striking out five. Senior Austin Minton (9 H, 8 R, 5 BB, 4 K), now 0-5, held on for six and two-thirds before being pushed out of the game by FPU's four run 7th.
SDC plays Westmont College on the way up to Fresno Pacific on Friday (Apr. 29) at 3:00pm in Santa Barbra, California.
Wed., Apr. 27, 2011 Jamul, Calif. --
Luckily avoiding predicted rains, the Don Palmer Golf Classic benefitting San Diego Christian College Athletic programs hosted 52 golfers at the Steele Canyon Golf Club on Monday, April 25. It was a beautiful day in Jamul to play the 18-hole mapped course, finishing the day off with a delicious dinner provided by the Steele Canyon staff and a chance to hear from this years Matt Krause Award Winner, Hannah Lettau [pictured below] (Cross Country, Class of 2010).
After scores were tallied, a three-way tie for first was won out by Brandon Murry, Danny Salas (SDCC Men's/Women's Soccer Coach), Dave Piester, and Dale Theriot, for the 2011 DPGC first place title [pictured above].
A silent auction of Hallman Jewlers fine jewelry and other giveaways closed out the festivities, just as the sun set over the course.
Thank you to all those who golfed this year and to those who sponsored the Classic, CB Richard Ellis, Goldfield Stage, Nathan Craig and Lundy Insurance Services, Team Kia of El Cajon, California Bank and Trust, Subway and Frito Lay.
Wed., Apr. 27, 2011 El Cajon, Calif. --
After nearly three years of investing in the athletic program as Athletic Director at San Diego Christian College, Dr. Jon DePriest announced on Friday, the fifteenth of April, that he will be stepping down to fill the Interim Vice President of Academics position effective July 1, 2011. While over Hawks Athletics, Dr. DePriest also served as Interim Vice President of Student Life finding success building student-athlete enrollment from 102 to 165 while simultaneously fostering a tight knit community on campus.
In his new role, he will preside over SDCC faculty and handle curriculum matters, also assisting the college in operational transition as they pursue a location change. With that, Chris Bando, the Hawks current Baseball coach, Athletic Chaplin and Associate Athletic Director, will assume the Athletic Director position as well as continue as Head Baseball Coach.
Bando, who brings a wealth of experience as a pastor (15 years), coach (20 years) and as a professional athlete (20 years), says God has prepared his life to “invest in faithful people (coaches) equipping them to teach others (student/athletes) for the glory of God [2 Tim. 2:2].“
“My ambition is to continue on the path that Dr. Depriest has laid out for athletics,” commented Bando when asked about his vision for the department. “My role still is to be a shepherd of our athletic flock that God has entrusted to me at SDCC. “ Bando stands by the creed that the Apostle Paul stated when Paul said he labors to “present everyone mature in Christ” [Colossians 1:28]. “My heart is for discipleship and I will continue to insure we have the right coaches in place who place the priority on Christ-like character rather than the importance of who wins an athletic contest. We will recruit those whose hearts desire to glorify God through the arena of sport.” Bando believes that if “we commit to Christ like character development, then winning will be a by-product of that commitment. We remain committed to investing in young athletic lives that God has placed on a platform to use their talents to the glorious witness of the gospel of Christ.”
Tues., Apr. 26, 2011 [Box Score
] San Marcos, Calif. --
Cal State San Marcos (29-17) blanked San Diego Chrisitian College (6-36) through the first six innings of their fifth meeting of the season, scoring thirteen on their way to the 13-4 win.
Senior outfielder Greg Joseph (2-3, R, RBI) and senior Dominic Neocoechea (1-3, R, RBI) both went yard in the ninth for two of the Hawks three runs. Sohpomore Nick Bando (.364) hit two doubles on his way to going 3-for-3 on the day.
CSUSM scored their first in the second inning, later having two big innings that accounted for 12 of their 18 total hits. Junior Joey Schumer took the loss for SDC in four and a third innings giving up seven hits and five runs, with only three of them being earned. Johnny Omahen (6-1) lasted a full five scoreless innings, giving up three hits and strking out four.
The Hawks host Fresno Pacific University on Wednesday (Apr. 27) at 11:00am for their final home game of the 2011 season.
Fri., Apr. 22, 2011 [1
] Lakeside, Calif. --
The Westmont College Warriors edged out the Hawks in Friday's double-header 11-9 and 6-4, making them winners of three games in the series with the fourth still to be played. Westmont (17-27, 9-22 GSAC) still remains above San Diego Christian (6-35, 4-27 GSAC) in the conference standings with the pair of wins.
Game one, which lasted nearly four hours, put on quite a show in the later innings, including a four run bottom of the ninth inning for the Hawks. Westmont dominated the scoreboard until the Hawks picked up four in the bottom of the sixth. Mike Bando's second single of the game broke not only the shutout, but his personal hitting slump as well. WC's starter Daniel Cabuling (6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 5 SO) was solid through the fifth, making it out of the four-run sixth before being removed from the game.
Tim Leary, Westmont's designated hitter, was the offensive rocket power for the Warriors, going 4-for-4. Just a triple short of the cycle, he closed game one out with 4 RBI and 3 runs scored.
The Hawks held steady at 9-4 going into the bottom of the ninth with hopes of pulling out their first late inning win behind the bat of Brian Charnock (3-5, 2 R, 4 RBI), Gus Hernandez (3-5, 2 RBI) and Dominic Neocoechea (2-5, 2 RBI) who collectively evened the score at 9.
Leary struck his fourth hit in the tenth, a single, that brought in the winning runs, handing reliever Christopher Pascual his first loss of the season. Pete McCarthy earned his first win despite yielding all four of the ninth innings earned runs also giving Mitch Crocker his third save of the year.
In game two, SDC had gained a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the third, but Leary (2-3, 2 R, 4 RBI) homered again to put WC up 5-4. SDC would pose threats in the next innings, but never fully contested the Warriors new found lead.
Austin Minton picked up his fourth loss of the season in four and a third. He gave up five runs on seven hits, striking out three of the 23 batters he faced. Chris Plance (4-3) lasted 5.2 innings, giving up all ten of SDC's hits and runs. Jacob Regalado was credited with his fifth save.
Neocoechea finished the day 4-for-8 and 4 RBI with a double and three singles.
San Diego Christian plays their last non-conference game at CSU San Marcos on Tuesday (Apr. 26) afternoon at 2:00pm in Escondido.
Thurs., Apr. 21, 2011 [Box Score
] Pomona, Calif. --
The Hawks (6-33) first ever match up against Division II Cal Poly Pomona (26-15) ended in favor of the Broncos, 8-4 on Thursday.
Chris Pascual's [pictured left] bat wrote the Hawks offensive story, going 2-for-3 for 3 RBI and a double. The Hawks put two on the board in the second, but the Broncos made it 3-2 in the bottom of the third. The five run fifth for CPP off of reliever Brandon James handed Hawks starter Adair Robles the loss. Robles (1-4) went three innings facing 14 batters. The Broncos tagged him for three runs on four of their seven total hits.
SDC rounds out their wild week against Westmont College on Friday, April 22, at Stars Field starting at 12:00pm.
Wed., Apr. 20, 2011 [Box Score
]San Diego, Calif. --
A quick recap of the Hawks (6-32) 9-7 loss on Wednesday against the crosstown Point Loma Nazarene University (25-17) Sea Lions had PLNU scoring their nine runs over two innings, two in the third and seven in the fourth. SDC attempted to overcome the 9-3 defecit over the next five innings, but could only pull out three.
Trevor Bloom (2 R, 2 RBI) going 3-for-5 with his tenth double of the year. Marco Solis (2-3) didn't make it out of the PLNU fourth, going three and two-thirds, giving up 9 runs (8 ER) on 9 hits. Sean Sweeney, had 2 strikeouts and gave up one hit in 2 and a third innings for his first outing of the year.
Kellen Stewart pocketed his first win in relief for the Sea Lions, with Maurice Wilhelm earning his seventh save of the year with a flawless two innings.
Tues., Apr. 19, 2011 [Box Score
] San Diego, Calif. --
Coming off of their sixth win on Monday against The Master's College, San Diego Christian (6-31) dropped the first of two non-conference games against Point Loma Nazarene University (24-17) on Tuesday, 8-3.
The Hawks overcame their three error, two-run first by scoring three in the second on three hits to go up 3-2. There was one error in the inning, allowing both Chris Pascual (1-4, RBI) and Mike Bando (1-5, RBI) to single in the second and third runs.
From there out, the Hawks bats were silent, ending the contest with 5 hits. On the other side, four of PLNU's eight hits came in the 6th inning in which they found five runs to seal the non-conference win.
Hawks starter Joey Schumer (0-2) lasted five and two-thirds, facing 27 batters. He was responsible for five (earned) of the seven runs, giving up six hits and striking out one. Reliever Chris Gonzales (3-3) pitched the meat of the game, going 4 innings of hitless baseball. He struck out six in the process, walking three of the 16 Hawks he faced.
PLNU's Rashad Taylor (.339), who has a history of giving Hawks pitching a workout, was 2-for-3 with a double, 2 RBIs and a run scored.
PLNU hosts SDC again on Wednesday, April 20 starting at 3:00pm.
Mon., Apr. 18, 2011 [1
] Lakeside, Calif.
-- After a fifteen game losing streak, the Hawks (6-30, 4-25 GSAC) broke the curse on Monday against The Master's College (24-21, 15-17 GSAC) winning game two of the double-header, 5-4. Game one lasted just over three hours, ending in a 13-8 TMC victory.
The Master's struck first, but SDC tied it up at 2 with two outs in the third, which was the trend in the early innings of both games. The hit that evened the score rocked directly off starting pitcher Tyler Bersano's (5 hits, 5 R, 2 SO) leg, but didn't seem to shake him much for the remainder of his five innings.
Still with two outs in the third, Trevor Bloom (3-8, 2 R, 2 RBI, .364, .529 slg) doubled in Mike Bando, who was nintey feet away and David Kaczor from first. Right after that, Victor Martinez singled in Bloom to give SDC a 5-2 lead with four innings yet to play. TMC would come back with two more runs in the fourth, but SDC finally was able to hang on for their GSAC home win.
Nick Bando, earns his first win of the 2011 season (1-2) giving up four runs and striking out two of the 26 batters he faced. TMC's worked seven hits, and 3 walks off of him in his five innings. Jeremy Blare was credited with the Hawks first save of the year.
Game one was quite the run battle through the first three innings, keeping the game close. The Master's got the upper hand in the end, having scored three runs in three separate innings to rack up 13 runs on 13 hits (2 HR, 4 2B) by games end. SDC did have eleven hits in the effort, one of their higher hit totals this season.
Charles Gillies (6-4) pocketed the win for the Mustangs, earning only three of the eight runs that came home in his six inning appearance. He struck out five and walked six. Joe Cuttone (0-2) took the loss for SDC in three and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs on four hits.
Martinez and Kaczor were the steady bats for the Hawks with Martinez going 4-for-6 with a dobule and 2 RBI while Kaczor (.343) was 4-for-8 with 2 RBI and 3 runs.
SDC has a busy week ahead of them with two non-conference games at Point Loma Nazarene University (Apr. 19, 20), both at 3:00pm, one against Cal Poly Pomona (Apr. 21) and a make up double-header with Westmont College (Apr. 22) on Friday.
Sat., Apr. 16, 2011 [1
] Lakeside, Calif. --
With two losses, 4-0 and 8-5 on Saturday to Concordia University (27-16,17-14 GSAC), the Hawks (5-29,3-24 GSAC) struggle to move up in the GSAC standings, having gone 13 games without a conference victory.
Game one was quite the pitchers duel until the top of the ninth when the Eagles, an excellent bunting team, scored three for the win.
The Hawks top starter, Adair Robles (4.26 ERA) did his job from the mound, striking out seven in seven innings with no earned runs. He gave up two hits and walked seven of the thirty-two batters he faced in the loss (1-3).
Both teams had their chances in the early innings, but the Hawks couldn't make it happen against CUI starter Blake Harrison (5-1) who threw a complete game, five-hit shut out. Harrison did however have 8 hits behind him to help maintain the 2.47 era as the CUI ace.
Game two took over thirty minutes longer than the previous nine inning game, but it was more eventful offensively for the Hawks. Brian Charnock (1-3, R) singled to start the game, coming home on Trevor Bloom's double making up part of a 2-0 lead. Bloom reached 49 hits on the season with a single in the seventh.
The third inning changed the scene when the Eagles rallied for five runs with two outs. On only three hits CUI laid the foundation for their eventual win. SDC mounted the comeback with a two run jack from David Kaczor
in the fifth and another in the sixth to make it 6-5. Unfortunately, Hawks pitching would yield two insurance runs to the Eagles in the top of the seventh giving up the win.
Austin Minton (0-3) took the loss for SDC in five, being charged with six runs on eight hits while Dean Persinger (4-4) also went five, giving up four unearned runs on four hits, striking out three. Ryan Day was credited with his sixth save of the season.
Hitting highlights for SDC consisted of Taylor Maddox going 2-3 in game one, 3-5 on the day with two singles and a double.
The Hawks host The Master's College on Monday, April 18, to play a postponed contest from early in the season. First pitch is scheduled to take place at 12:00pm.
Wed., Apr. 13, 2011 [1
] Irvine, Calif. --
San Diego Christian (5-27, 3-22 GSAC) has yet to find their fourth GSAC win, falling in both games on Wednesday afternoon, 9-0 and 5-4 to the Concordia University (25-16, 15-14 GSAC) Eagles.
Game two held a majority of the Hawks action where they out hit the Eagles 11-10 with senior Trevor Bloom, batting .365, went 3-for-4, with an RBI and a run scored and Junior Sean Sweeney went 2-for-3 also scoring a run helping put the Hawks up through the early innings.
Sophomore starter Nick Bando held the Eagles to three runs on six hits in five and a third innings, coming out of the game with a 4-3 lead. The Concordia seventh kicked off with a single and the games only triple, tying the game at 4. A wild pitch brought the Eagles fifth run across, a run that would be uncontested by SDC through the next two innings.
Jake Hovis got the win in relief for CUI, holding SDC runless on two hits in two and a third while Ryan Day recorded his fifth save. Kevin Keefe (0-3) was tagged with the loss, giving up the two runs in the 7th on three hits, striking out two.
The Hawks were stunned in game one, 9-0, collecting only 4 hits through 9 innings. CUI on the other hand, produced 9 runs on 9 hits, with the Hawks 8 walks and three errors hardly coming into play. Dylan Jones (0-3) went five and two-thirds, walking six with one strike out. Jordan Hartley was solid for CUI, completing the game with one walk, facing 32 batters.
Concordia comes to Stars Field on Saturday to wrap up the four game series starting at 12:00pm.
Sat., Apr. 9, 2011 [1
] Azusa, Calif. --
Azusa Pacific University (22-16, 15-12 GSAC) completed the series sweep of the San Diego Christian College (5-25, 3-20 GSAC) Hawks on Saturday afternoon, 6-5 and 9-2.
In game one, the Hawks were up 5-3 going into the eigth inning behind starter Adair Robles' seven inning, five strikeout appearance. SDC was average at the plate, tallying seven hits through nine innings, with junior Chris Pascual (1-4) doubling in their 2 RBIs in the fourth.
APU gained one run in the bottom of the eigth and sealed the win with a walk off two-run home run from Brent Warren to hand the Hawks the 6-5 loss.
Kevin Keefe (0-2), who relieved Brock Heerdt the 8th, was tagged with the loss; the home run was the lone hit he gave up. APU's Jason Plowman (1-1) pitched the ninth for the Cougars, striking out one, also getting the win. Their starter, Ben Ruder, gave up five runs on seven hits, walked three, and struck out six.
Game two had the Hawks tying the seven inning contest at one in the third, only to have APU create a significant margin with a six-run breakout fifth inning. SDC was plagued with errors, five by games end, resulting in starter Marco Solis only be charged with 6 of the 8 runs allowed in his appearance. APU out hit SDC 11-4, with Pascual going 2-2 with his second double of the day and second of the year.
Solis would receive the loss in four and a third innings, giving up 7 hits, walking three and striking out two. APU's Jacob Cage completed the game, giving up 2 runs on four hits.
The Hawks face off against Concordia University on Wednesday at 11:00am in Irvine for two nine inning games. Click here
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Thurs., Apr. 7, 2011 [1
] Lakeside, Calif. --
Forty-three runs were scored in Thursday's double-header against Azusa Pacific University with the Cougars sweeping San Diego Christian 16-12 and 12-3. APU stays in the playoff hunt with a 13-12 GSAC record and 20-16 overall. The Hawks are now 5-23 overall and 3-18 in conference.
The game started out with a pair of quiet innings, but Azusa's string of four hits with two outs broke the silence to put them up 4-0 in the third. A disasterous top of the fourth tagged two Hawks pitchers for a total of 8 runs on five hits, extending APU's run total to 12 after three and a half innings.
The Hawks started to pull it together in their half of the inning with David Kaczor's [pictured above] (.506 slug%) lead off homer to right, followed by two more runs on singles from Trevor Bloom (3-6, RBI, 2 runs), Gus Hernandez (4-4, 2 RBI, run), Christopher Pascual and Brian Charnock (3-5, 2 RBI, run). Although it was a small dent at the time, SDC got some help from lefty reliever Kevin Keefe in the fifth, who retired the side with two strike outs.
Christopher Pascual (3-5, 4 RBI, 2 runs) knocked his first jack of the year to left for three runs, but the Cougars put three more up on an untimely error in the seventh that plagued them until the close, despite out hitting APU 16-12.
Sophomore starter Nick Bando (0-2) took the loss for SDC after going three innings. He gave up four runs on four hits to the 14 batters he faced. Colby Gurney (4-3) went six innings, giving up 6 runs on 10 hits, striking out one.
Game two started off with Kaczor singling and scoring on a double from Bloom to put the Hawks up for the first time. SDC's starter Dylan Jones held APU hitless until the top of the fourth, with the Cougars picking up the tying run in the fifth.
The next two innings produced nine runs for Azusa with the help of three Hawk errors, making it 10-1 going into the bottom of the seventh. San Diego Christian would get a run in the eigth and ninth, giving APU the 12-3 win.
Morgan Wynne went seven in the win, giving up 2 runs, 6 hits and striking out 8. Jones faced 29 batters in his six and a third innings, striking out four.
Chad Inderwiesche was 2-for-4 with one of SDC's three RBI's and Bloom was 2-4 in game two, batting .500 on the day with 2 RBI.
San Diego Christian travels to Azusa on Saturday for the second half of the series, starting at 12:00pm.
Sat., Apr. 2, 2011 [1
] Riverside, Calif. --
San Diego Christian (5-20, 3-15 GSAC) wrapped up the four game series in Riverside on Saturday afternoon against the No. 9 California Baptist University (30-9, 17-7 GSAC) Lancers, falling 15-9 and 5-1.
San Diego Christian started out game three with a five run inning with two of its five RBIs coming from senior catcher Chad Inderwiesche who went 2-3 with 3 RBIs in that game. After a great first, the Hawks would post another in the third on an error and two in the fifth on three hits to take a 8-2 lead.
From there, the Hawks offensive presence was slowed while CBU's run generation took off behind 14 total hits. The Lancers would score four in the sixth and seventh and five in the eighth off of six pitchers from the Hawks staff for the win.
Brock Heerdt (0-6) took the loss for SDC as the fourth pitcher after starter Adair Robles went five and a third giving up 2 runs on one hit. Robles walked five and struck out two. Jon Bengard (1-0) came in for CBU in the fifth to get the win for the Lancers.
Game two was silent for SDC until the 7th inning, where they scored one, but it wasn't enough to overcome the five runs CBU had accumulated off of starter Dylan Jones who went 6, giving up 8 hits and five runs, with one strikeout.
Inderwiesche was credited with the Hawks lone run in the second game, going 3-for-4 with 4 RBI's on the day. CBU's Devyn Rivera (6-1) took the win, giving up one run on six hits. He struck out six of the 27 batters he faced.
Azusa Pacific University comes to Stars Field on Thursday, April 7 at 11:00am.