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2014 Baseball Awards

2014 Baseball GSAC Champion
School
San Diego Christian

2014 Baseball GSAC Tournament Champion
School
Westmont

2014 Baseball All-GSAC Team
Athlete Position School Year Hometown
Nolan Clark C Concordia Sr. Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Brandon Gildea C Westmont Sr. Stockton, Calif.
David McNeill 1B Biola Sr. Spokane, Wash.
Brent Fukushima 2B Westmont Sr. Kaneohe, Hawaii
Jeff Lusardi 3B San Diego Christian Sr. Kansas City, Mo.
Jonathan Popadics SS The Master's Jr. Boise, Idaho
Ryan Shackleford IF The Master's Sr. Murrieta, Calif.
Chad Erickson OF San Diego Christian Sr. Riverside, Calif.
Mitchell Esser OF Concordia Jr. San Diego, Calif.
Cade Gotta OF San Diego Christian Sr. Riverside, Calif.
Steve Karkenny OF The Master's Jr. Chatsworth, Calif.
Boone Farrington DH Biola Sr. Roseburg, Ore.
Russell Harmening P Westmont So. Oceanside, Calif.
Gabe Hemmer P San Diego Christian Sr. Yuma, Ariz.
Eddie Rivera P Vanguard Sr. Anaheim, Calif.
Keegan Yuhl P Concordia Sr. Del Mar, Calif.
Steve Karkenny RP The Master's Jr. Chatsworth, Calif.

2014 Baseball GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Player of the Year Cade Gotta San Diego Christian
GSAC Pitcher of the Year Russell Harmening Westmont
GSAC Coach of the Year Chris Bando San Diego Christian

2014 Baseball GSAC Gold Glove Team
Athlete Position School Year Hometown
Ryan Jones 1B Arizona Christian Sr. Ventura, Calif.
Sam Robinson 2B The Master's Jr. San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Atlee Schwab 3B Concordia Jr. Long Beach, Calif.
Jonathan Popadics SS The Master's Jr. Boise, Idaho
Steve Karkenny LF The Master's Jr. Chatsworth, Calif.
Cade Gotta CF San Diego Christian Sr. Riverside, Calif.
Thomas Mobley RF Vanguard Sr. Anaheim, Calif.
Nolan Clark C Concordia Sr. Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Andrew Klausmeier P The Master's Sr. Northridge, Calif.

2014 Baseball GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Eric Bateman Westmont Sr. History
Andrew Brooks Concordia GS Business Administration
Jay Cordero San Diego Christian Jr. Kinesiology
Hayden Farrington Biola Sr. Sociology
Robert Groeschell Biola Sr. Business Administration
Justin Hodges Concordia GS Business Administration
Steven Hurst Concordia Sr. Business Administration
Steve Karkenny The Master's Jr. Business Administration
Paul Keating Vanguard Jr. Business Administration
Nik Klungreseter Vanguard Jr. Religion
KC Lee San Diego Christian Jr. Business Management
Taylor Martin Westmont Jr. Computer Science
Jonathan Popadics The Master's Jr. Business Administration
Jesse Poweziak Arizona Christian Jr. Secondary Studies/Social Studies
James Scott The Master's Sr. Kinesiology & Physical Education
Spencer Toth The Master's Sr. Business Administration

2014 Baseball NAIA All-Americans
Athlete Team School
Gabriel Hemmer 1st Team San Diego Christian
Jeff Lusardi 1st Team San Diego Christian
Cade Gotta Hon. Mention San Diego Christian
Russell Harmening Hon. Mention Westmont
Steve Karkenny Hon. Mention The Master's
Keegan Yuhl Hon. Mention Concordia

2014 Baseball NAIA Gold Glove Team
Athlete Position School
Sam Robison 2B The Master's

2014 Baseball Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School
Eric Bateman Westmont
Andrew Brooks Concordia
Jay Cordero San Diego Christian
Hayden Farrington Biola
Robert Groeschell Biola
Justin Hodges Concordia
Steven Hurst Concordia
Steve Karkenny The Master's
Paul Keating Vanguard
Nik Klungreseter Vanguard
KC Lee San Diego Christian
Taylor Martin Westmont
Jonathan Popadics The Master's
James Scott The Master's
Spencer Toth The Master's

2014 BASEBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • March 17, 2014
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Keegan Yuhl - Concordia
      • Senior - 6-0 - Pitcher - Del Mar, Calif.
      • Keegan Yuhl recorded his second complete-game shutout of the year against Arizona Christian. The senior pitcher struck out seven and only allowed seven hits. He didn't walk a single batter. He is fourth in the country in strikeouts (54) and seventh in wins (5). Yuhl is fourth in the GSAC in ERA at 2.29, second in strikeouts, and fourth in wins.
    • Player of the Week
      • Boone Farrington - Biola
      • Senior - 5-11 - Pitcher - Roseburg, Ore.
      • Boone Farrington hit with consistency for Biola last week. The senior pitcher went 10-for-15 (.667) at the plate in Biola's five games and extended his hitting streak to nine games. He upped his season batting average by nearly 60 points and had 3 doubles, 3 runs and 3 RBI. In addition to his 10 knocks, he was able to reach base six other times via walk, putting him on base more than three times per contest.
  • March 24, 2014
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Andrew Brooks - Concordia
      • - 6-3 - Pitcher - Lone Pine, Calif.
      • Andrew Brooks threw 13 scoreless innings on the week, allowing only seven hits, added to 13 strikeouts. He only walked one holding a 0.00 ERA. His second appearance of the week was a complete-game shutout of No. 16 Cal State San Marcos as the No. 9 Eagles swept the Cougars.
    • Player of the Week
      • Steven Pollex - Westmont
      • Sophomore - 5-11 - Left Fielder - Henderson, Nev.
      • Steven Pollex was 7-for-14 (.500) at the plate with six extra-base hits and two stolen bases to help Westmont extend its winning streak to six games. In the win against Dickinson State (N.D.), he scored three runs and hit two doubles. In the 3-game series sweep of Biola, the sophomore left fielder had two doubles and four homeruns.
  • March 31, 2014
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Gabriel Hemmer - San Diego Christian
      • Senior - 6-4 - Pitcher - Yuma, Ariz.
      • Gabriel Hemmer pitched a complete game giving up 8 hits, a walk and two unearned runs, while striking out 8 batters at No. 5 San Diego Christian defeated Cal State San Marcos. San Diego Christian is currently tied for first in the GSAC standings.
    • Player of the Week
      • Cade Gotta - San Diego Christian
      • Senior - 6-2 - Centerfielder - San Diego, Calif.
      • Cade Gotta hit 7-for-13 (.538) at the plate with three runs, a double, a triple and a home run with four RBI as No. 5 San Diego Christian won two of four games last week. The senior centerfielder also had four walks and three stolen bases.
  • April 7, 2014
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Steven Bunnell - San Diego Christian
      • Junior - 6-0 - Pitcher - Carlsbad, Calif.
      • Steven Bunnell did not allow an earned run in 14.1 innings of work in five games as San Diego Christian won four of those contests. The Hawks split with Point Loma Nazarene before a 3-game sweep of Arizona Christian and moved into first place in the GSAC with a 2-game lead. The junior allowed 12 hits while striking out 10 and earned two saves and a win in relief.
    • Player of the Week
      • Brent Fukushima - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-7 - 2B - Kaneohe, Hawaii
      • Brent Fukushima was 7-for-10 (.700) at the plate as Westmont swept No. 6-ranked Concordia in a 3-game series. The senior second baseman had at least two hits in each game with two doubles and scored four runs.
  • April 14, 2014
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Clayton Voechting - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-4 - Pitcher - Temecula, Calif.
      • Clayton Voechting gave up only two hits in six innings on the mound as No. 14-ranked Vanguard defeated No. 6-ranked San Diego Christian, 5-1. The senior pitcher claimed the only win of the series for the Lions giving up a run while striking out four batters.
    • Player of the Week
      • Ryan Goodman - Concordia
      • Junior - 5-6 - Infielder - Upland, Calif.
      • Ryan Goodman had seven hits in 10 at-bats for a .700 average as No. 18-ranked Concordia took two-of-three from Biola. The junior infielder scored three runs and had a double. Goodman also drew two walks and stole a base. His on-base percentage was .750 with an .800 slugging percentage.
  • April 21, 2014
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Keegan Yuhl - Concordia
      • Sophomore - 6-0 - Pitcher - Del Mar, Calif.
      • Keegan Yuhl threw a seven-inning complete-game shutout as No. 16 Concordia defeated No. 5 San Diego Christian, 1-0. The senior pitcher scattered three hits and struck out seven. He improved to 10-3 on the year and helped Concordia take two-of-three from the Hawks. Yuhl is second in the nation in innings pitched (98.2), fourth in wins, and seventh in strikeouts (96). He is second in the GSAC in ERA (2.37) and second in wins.
    • Player of the Week
      • Will Barring - Westmont
      • Junior - 6-1 - Centerfielder - Tustin, Calif.
      • Will Barring led Westmont offensively to a 3-game road sweep of Arizona Christian, moving the Warriors to within one game of clinching a berth in the GSAC Baseball Tournament and within one game of tying the school record for wins in a single season. In the series, the junior centerfielder was 7-for-10 (.700) at the plate with seven runs scored, a double, two RBI, three walks and two steals.
  • April 28, 2014
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Marshall McKinnon - Vanguard
      • Junior - 6-0 - Pitcher - Los Gatos, Calif.
      • Marshall McKinnon came into the final game of the season with the game against No. 22 Concordia tied at 2-2 in extra innings (8th inning). The junior pitcher held the Eagles scoreless for six innings, giving up just two hits while striking out six for the Lions. He posted the all-important 13-inning win that extended Vanguard's season to its first GSAC Baseball Tournament since the 2010 season.
    • Player of the Week
      • Taylor Eichhorst - San Diego Christian
      • Sophomore - 6-3 - First Base - El Cajon, Calif.
      • Taylor Eichhorst drilled three homers and drove in five runs as San Diego Christian won the last two games of the 3-game series with Biola and secured its first-ever GSAC regular season title in school history. The senior first basemen had a hit in each game and three of his four hits were home runs.
  • May 5, 2014
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Eddie Rivera - Vanguard
      • Senior - 6-0 - Pitcher - Anaheim, Calif.
      • Eddie Rivera, Vanguard's All-GSAC starter, made the No. 22 Lions' upset victory over No. 12 The Master's College possible, holding the Mustangs scoreless in nine innings of work. The senior pitcher gave up just three hits on the day, while striking out seven. The game went into extra innings, tied at 0-0, where reliever Roberto Johnson came in to throw two frames and pick up the win. Rivera has 18 strikeouts in his last two starts and boasts a team-leading 85 strikeouts on the season.
    • Player of the Week
      • Brandon Gildea - Westmont
      • - 6-1 - Catcher - Stockton, Calif.
      • Brandon Gildea hit 14-for-23 (.609) at the plate with three doubles and five RBI to help lead Westmont to the GSAC Baseball Tournament Championship and an automatic berth in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round. The Warriors survived four elimination games to win the championship and eliminated each of the other teams. Gildea caught 43 of 45 innings in a three-day span. Gildea was selected as the NAIA Baseball National Player of the Week.