Baseball Gameday Central: WC vs. Cal Lutheran

Baseball Gameday Central: WC vs. Cal Lutheran
 Whittier College vs Cal Lutheran
Whittier  4-12 (3-6 SCIAC)
Last Game  3/7 vs. Calteach W, 24-2 | Recap
Cal Lutheran  9-7 (4-5 SCIAC)
Last Game  3/6 @ Claremont-M-S - W, 7-4
 The Series
Whittier  Roster | Schedule | Stats
Cal Lutheran  Roster | Schedule | Stats
Last Meeting
 05/02/09 L, 16-10 | Recap
Last WC Win
 04/14/07  W, 6-5 
Series Record
 20-4, Cal Lutheran (Since '02)
  Game 1 Game 2 & 3
 Date:  Friday, March 12  Saturday, March 13
 Time:  2:30 pm  11:00 am & 2:30 pm
 Location:  Thousand Oaks, Calif. | Weather  Whittier, Calif. | Weather
 Venue:  Ullman Stadium  Memorial Field
 Live Stats:  N/A  Game 1 | Game 2


#42 Mike Rueda

Probable Pitching Rotation:

 Friday:
WC: RHP, Darby Weppner (2-0, 4.09 ERA)
CLU: LHP, Greg Gelber (2-3, 7.84 ERA)
 Saturday Game 1:
WC: RHP, Mike Rueda (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
CLU: RHP, Robbie Selden (3-1, 2.67 ERA)
 Saturday Game 2:
WC: RHP, Keith Hoefel (0-0, 9.72 ERA)
CLU: RHP, Ian Durham (3-2, 5.22 ERA)

*subject to change



#5 David Tucci

#9 Reed Tuttle

Probable Position Starters:


 POS   WHITTIER   AVG   H   OB%   SLG%   RBI 
 C
 Nick Amicone  .074 2
.194 .111  2
 1st
 Chris Hyland .261 12
.357 .348 9
 2nd
 Josh Genzuk  .303 10
.343 .364 6
 3rd  Reed Tuttle  .340 18 .383 .415 8
 SS  Cory Goodchild
.288 17
.373 .492 11
 LF  David Tucci .313 10
.421 .406 7
 CF  Jacob Storrer
.328 22
.366 .567 10
 RF  Andrew Vallejo .350 21
.400 .467 11
 P  Darby Weppner .328 19
.371 .672 14

 

 POS   Cal Lutheran  AVG   H   OB%   SLG%   RBI 
 C
 Tyler Durand .313 5
.353
.500 3
 1st
 Nick Boggan .435
10
.500
.435
6
 2nd
 Travis Dadigian .353
12
.361
.441
7
 3rd  Richard Michelin .315
17
.383
.444
9
 SS  Trevor Koons
.277
13
.358
.404
5
 LF  Jordan Ott .462
30
.507
.831
24
 CF  Matt Martin .333
19
.449
.526
8
 RF  Chris Hertz
.432
16
.563
.649
11
 DH  Paul Hartmann .323
20
.417
.565
20

*subject to change


#13 Anthony Tsui

WC vs. CLU Preview:

Looking to carry last weeks momentum into this weekend's series and to push their SCIAC record to .500, the Poets will travel to Cal Lutheran for a single game on Friday afternoon and host the twin bill on Saturday.

In 2009 the Poets finished their season at Cal Lutheran. The Kingsmen swept the series, 15-3, 14-3, and 16-10. WC struggled in the series as it hit .228 as a team, committed seven errors, allowed 21 extra base hits and had a team ERA of 15.48. Despite the series sweep, Reed Tuttle had a double, drew a walk and was hit by a pitch. He also added a stolen base. Pete Mitchell threw out six of the seven Kingsmen who tried to grab extra bases on their own and Austin Nogueria scattered three hits in three innings of shutout relief.

Last weekend the Poets earned their first home win, first conference win and first series sweep. Whittier reached the 20-run plateua in all three games and totalled 77 hits for the three-game set. Cory Goodchild opened the series by hitting for the cycle on a 5-for-5 afternoon and Andrew Vallejo went 11-for-13 with a slugging percentage of over 1.000 for the series. On the mound, Darby Weppner earned his first win in his first start, Kevin Pigott completed game two by going five innings out of the pen to give Mike Rueda the win and  Tyler Bogart closed the sereis with his first collegiate win.

Cal Lutheran took the series from Claremont-M-S this past weekend after dropping its home opener, 14-10. The Kingsmen rebounded with a 10-4 and 7-4 win during the double header. CLU and Whittier have shared four non-conference opponents this season, all coming at the Arizona Desert Classic. The Kingsmen went 2- 2 while WC went 1-3.

 2009 Games
05/01/09 Game 1: L, 15-3 Boxscore | Recap
05/02/09 Game 2: L, 14-3 Boxscore | Recap
05/02/09 Game 3: L, 16-10  Boxscore | Recap
Opponent  Whittier 
 Cal Lutheran
#18 George Fox  L, 10-7  W, 13-3
       Linfield  L, 9-3  L, 9-8
#25 Pacific Lutheran 
 L, 10-4  L, 10-2
       Whitman  W, 11-9  W, 26-5
Record 1-3 2-2

Bogart
#7 Andrew Vallejo

Whos Hot:

Andrew Vallejo

AVG  H   RBI   2B   HBP   SB 
.846 11 8 4 1 2

 

 

Cory Goodchild

 AVG   H   RBI   2B   3B   HR 
.615 8 7 3 1 1

*Stats from last 3 games


Schedule/Standings:


 SCIAC    Overall 
 Pomona-Pitzer 9-0
10-4
 Redlands 10-2
12-2
 Claremont-M-S
5-4
8-7
 Cal Lutheran
4-5
9-7
 Occidental 4-5
7-9
 La Verne
4-5
6-8
 Whittier 3-6
4-12
 Caltech 0-12
0-13
Find Full Standings Here
Date Opponent   Links
03/05/10 Caltech * W, 20-3 Boxscore  Recap
03/06/10 at Caltech * W, 26-3 Boxscore  Recap
03/06/10 at Caltech * W, 24-2 Boxscore  Recap
03/12/10 at Cal Lutheran * 2:30 PM  
03/13/10 Cal Lutheran * 11:00 AM Live stats 
03/13/10 Cal Lutheran * 2:30 PM Live stats 
03/17/10 Principia 3:00 PM Live stats 
03/20/10 Rutgers-Newark 9:30 AM Live stats 
03/20/10 at Pomona-Pitzer 2:30 PM  
03/21/10 Ithaca 9:30 AM Live stats 
03/21/10 Puget Sound 2:30 PM Live stats 
03/26/10 at Claremont-M-S * 3:00 PM  
03/27/10 Claremont-M-S * 11:00 AM Live stats 
03/27/10 Claremont-M-S * 2:30 PM Live stats 

Game Notes:

  • Last week Whittier won their first SCIAC games of the 2010 campaign
  • Austin Starus, Kevin Piggot, and Josh Carter are all unaviable do to injuries

Other Previews:

 Pomona-Pitzer | La Verne | Caltech | Cal Lutheran | California Invitational | Calremont-M-S | Redlands
  Occidental | PP-ULV-CIT | CLU-OXY | UR-CMS