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2015 Baseball Awards

2015 Baseball GSAC Champion
The Master's

2015 Baseball GSAC Tournament Champion

2015 Baseball All-GSAC Team
Athlete Position School Year Hometown
Ryan Crowe C Westmont Jr. Ladera Ranch, Calif.
Neil Lawhorn C Concordia Sr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Alex Bush 1B Westmont Jr. Menifee, Calif.
Collin Nyenhuis 1B The Master's Jr. Vista, Calif.
Ryan Goodman 2B Concordia Sr. Upland, Calif.
Michael Stefanic 2B Westmont Fr. Boise, Idaho
Nicholas Covello 3B The Master's Jr. Skillman, N.J.
Jose Rojas SS Vanguard Jr. Anaheim, Calif.
Will Barring OF Westmont Sr. Tustin, Calif.
Mitchell Esser OF Concordia Sr. San Diego, Calif.
Steve Karkenny OF The Master's Sr. Chatsworth, Calif.
Blake Matthias OF Westmont Sr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Brandon Sandoval OF Vanguard So. Fallbrook, Calif.
Michael Pollex DH Westmont So. Henderson, Nev.
Daniel Butler P Westmont So. Lone Tree, Colo.
Russell Harmening P Westmont Jr. Oceanside, Calif.
Sean Isaac P Vanguard Jr. Redondo Beach, Calif.
Jason Karkenny P The Master's So. Chatsworth, Calif.
Connor Menez P The Master's So. Hollister, Calif.
Tyler Mark RP Concordia Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.

2015 Baseball GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Player of the Year Alex Bush Westmont
GSAC Pitcher of the Year Russell Harmening Westmont
GSAC Coach of the Year Monte Brooks The Master's

2015 Baseball GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Cole Chaisson Arizona Christian Jr. Secondary Education
Bryce Clancy The Master's Sr. Business Administration
Robert Groeschell Biola GS Business Administration
Russell Harmening Westmont Jr. Mathematics
Dean Jackson Arizona Christian Jr. Business Administration
Steven Karkenny The Master's Sr. Business Administration
Nik Klungreseter Vanguard Sr. Religion
Justyn Lee The Master's Jr. Computer & Information Science & Mathematics
KC Lee San Diego Christian Sr. Business Management
Taylor Martin Westmont Sr. Computer Science
Cole McMath Vanguard Sr. Business Administration
Richard Moore Vanguard Jr. Communication
Steven Pollex Westmont Sr. Economics & Business
Jon Popadics The Master's Sr. Business Administration
Jesse Poweziak Arizona Christian Sr. Secondary Education
Garrett Stevenson Biola Jr. Computer Science
Dylan Waugh Arizona Christian Sr. Communication


  • March 23, 2015
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Tyler Mark - Concordia
      • Junior - 6-2 - Pitcher - Los Angeles, Calif.
      • Tyler Mark pitched in all five games for No. 18-ranked Concordia last week, collecting two wins and three saves, without allowing a single hit. The junior pitcher finished all five games and was unhittable with eight strikeouts and only two walks in 5.1 innings of work. Mark entered on multiple occasions with inherited runners and made sure the Eagles went a perfect 5-0 on the week. He leads the NAIA and GSAC in saves with 11.
    • Player of the Week
      • William Barring - Westmont
      • Senior - 6-1 - Centerfielder - Tustin, Calif.
      • William Barring led No. 13 Westmont offensively to a 3-1 record for the week. He was 8-for-14 (.571) at the plate with 4 runs, 2 doubles, a home run and 7 RBI. The senior center fielder had 2 hits, 3 walks and 3 stolen bases in the win against William Jessup. He hit .500 (6-for-12) with 5 RBI as the Warriors took the series with San Diego Christian 2-1.
  • March 30, 2015
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Conner Menez - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 6-3 - Pitcher - Hollister, Calif.
      • Twirling a five-hitter and striking out eight in his second complete game of the season, Conner Menez won his fifth straight start for No. 8 The Master's College. The sophomore lefthander also lowered his overall earned-run average to 1.34, which is second best in the GSAC.
    • Player of the Week
      • Steve Karkenny - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 6-2 - Outfielder - Chatsworth, Calif.
      • Steve Karkenny was 8-for-12 (.667) at the plate hitting 4 home runs, driving in 6 runs and scoring 8 more as No. 8-ranked The Master's College won all 4 of its games last week to remain in first place in the GSAC. With his quartet of homers, the senior outfielder leads the GSAC with 11 and is now No. 2 on the school's career list with 33. Karkenny is in first in the NAIA in total runs scored at 51 and second in home runs.
  • April 6, 2015
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Sean Isaac - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 6-4 - Pitcher - Redondo Beach, Calif.
      • Sean Isaac struck out 16 pitchers in 8 innings of work in Vanguard's 3-1 win in the opening game of a doubleheader at GSAC opponent San Diego Christian. He only allowed one walk and one run on 3 hits.
    • Player of the Week
      • Collin Nyenhuis - The Master's
      • Junior - 6-3 - INF/OF - Vista, Calif.
      • Collin Nyenhuis was 5-for-11 (.455) at the plate with 4 runs, 2 doubles, a home run and 6 RBI as No. 9-ranked The Master's College swept a 3-game series with GSAC opponent Arizona Christian. The junior utility player hit safely in all 3 games with a .909 slugging percentage.
  • April 13, 2015
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Conner Menez - The Master's
      • Sophomore - 6-3 - Pitcher - Hollister, Calif.
      • Winning his seventh straight start (7-0), Conner Menez struck out a career-high 12 batters over 5 1/3 innings of work as The Master's College defeated William Jessup 6-1 in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader. The sophomore pitcher scattered four hits, gave up an unearned run, and walked no one while striking out the side three times.
    • Player of the Week
      • Julian Jarrard - Biola
      • Junior - 6-2 - First Base - San Gabriel, Calif.
      • Julian Jarrard moved into fourth place in the nation with 3 home runs last week to increase his season tally to 12. The junior first baseman added 10 RBI and slugged over 1.000 as he powered a Biola lineup that hit .350 as a team in a 3-1 week.
  • April 20, 2015
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Tyler Mark - Concordia
      • Junior - 6-2 - Pitcher - Los Angeles, Calif.
      • Tyler Mark set the NAIA single-season record with his 20th save of the season for No. 19 Concordia against (RV) Vanguard. In his three appearances, the junior relief pitcher earned three saves, allowed just two hits, and had five strikeouts. He leads the NAIA in saves at 20 and has not allowed a run in his last 22 appearances.
    • Player of the Week
      • Andres Rodriguez - Biola
      • Junior - 5-8 - Third Base - La Mirada, Calif.
      • Andres Rodriguez had a big week at the dish, driving in 10 runs and scoring 9 of his own while hitting 11-for-20 (.550), including 4 doubles. The junior third baseman was 5-for-6 in the Eagles' 16-10 win over Cal State San Marcos, improving Biola to 2-0 against the non-conference opponent. He raised his batting average from .221 to .274, while Biola recorded a 3-1 record last week, which included 2 wins in 3 games against GSAC opponent San Diego Christian.
  • April 27, 2015
    • Pitcher of the Week
      • Daniel Butler - Westmont
      • Sophomore - 6-6 - Pitcher - Lone Tree, Colo.
      • Daniel Butler earned a complete-game win for No. 11 Westmont against No. 19 Concordia, giving up just 3 hits while striking out 2 batters. The sophomore has a win in his last 8 starts and threw a complete game for his third start in a row.
    • Player of the Week
      • Jonathan Popadics - The Master's
      • Senior - 5-10 - Shortstop - Boise, Idaho
      • Jonathan Popadics hit .467 (7-for-15) with a double, home run, 4 RBI and 2 steals in four games last week as No. 8 The Master's College went 3-1 and wrapped up the GSAC regular-season championship. A 2-run homer by the senior shortstop in the top of the 10th inning in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Vanguard was the difference in a 5-3 win that clinched the conference championship for the Mustangs.