2012 Baseball News
June 4, 2012
Vallejo earns 1st Team All-West Region Honors; 3rd Team All-American
Senior outfielder Andrew Vallejo continues to pour in the accolades for his stellar baseball season during his 2012 campaign being named to the 1st Team All West Regional team for the second straight year, while being named a 3rd Team All American by d3baseball.com.
May 31, 2012
Squirrels' Vessella is a sharp southpaw on, off mound
In some ways, Tom Vessella is a minor-league baseball everyman. The pitcher from California has spent a half-dozen seasons driving, with mixed results, for a big-league opportunity that may not arrive.
May 24, 2012
Memorial Baseball Field renovations completed
The Whittier College baseball team after completing one of the best spring seasons since 2006 gets yet another surprise as Christopher Martin ’94 and other Poet alumni supported a baseball field netting project set to finish in the next couple of days.
May 21, 2012
D3baseball.com names Vallejo 1st Team All-West Region; Schwenn 2nd Team
Whittier College outfielder Andrew Vallejo and pitcher Ryan Schwenn were named to the D3baseball.com All-West Regional First and Second Teams, each respectively as announced on Friday, May 18.
May 8, 2012
Vallejo tagged SCIAC Athlete of the Year; Schwenn named SCIAC Pitcher of the Year
Seniors Andrew Vallejo, Ryan Schwenn, and Taylor Fallon led the All-SCIAC Teams being named SCIAC Athlete of the Year, SCIAC Pitcher of the Year, and a 1st Team All-SCIAC selection, each respectively capping off their final year with the Poets in impressive fashion.
April 28, 2012
Vallejo breaks Whittier College single season hits record at 69; Poets fall 9-8 in the ninth
The Whittier College baseball team was unable to hold onto their 8-2 lead going into the ninth as Occidental rallied to add six runs in the top half of the inning to cling to a one run victory.
April 27, 2012
Poets snap eight game winning streak with 3-0 loss to La Verne
The Whittier College baseball team snapped their eight game winning streak with a 3-0 loss to the Leopards of the University of La Verne dropping their record to 21-16, 15-12 SCIAC.
April 21, 2012
Poet bats remain hot; Win eighth straight with 10-3 win over Redlands
The Whittier College baseball team and senior right hander Ryan Schwenn have done it again winning their eighth straight game cruising to the 10-3 victory over the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands Saturday afternoon.
April 20, 2012
Fallon pitches complete game shutout; Poets win seventh straight
Senior right-hander Taylor Fallon tossed a complete-game five-hit shutout to lead Whittier to a 10-0 victory over Claremont-M-S in front of two hundred plus at Memorial Field on Friday afternoon.
April 16, 2012
Schwenn tosses five hit shutout in 2-0 win over Cal Lutheran
Senior right hander Ryan Schwenn (Scottsdale, AZ.) tossed a complete game five-hit shutout to lead the Poets to a 2-0 victory over Cal Lutheran Monday afternoon at Ullman Stadium, moving the Whittier winning streak to six.
April 15, 2012
Poets win fifth straight; Sweep Caltech for the season
The Whittier College baseball team won their fifth straight game and swept the Beavers of the California Institute of Technology for the season after cruising to the 7-0 win Sunday afternoon.
April 14, 2012
Vallejo leads Poets to fourth straight win; Cruise to 11-2 win over Sagehens
The Whittier College baseball team won their fourth straight game cruising to an 11-2 victory over the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer a week after sweeping the Tigers of Occidental College keeping their SCIAC post season hopes alive.
April 7, 2012
Whittier completes series sweep of Occidental; Still in the hunt for playoffs
The Whittier College baseball completed the series sweep of the Tigers of Occidental College winning game one in extras 4-3 and holding on late in game two 10-9.
April 6, 2012
Schwenn does it again; Goes complete game in 4-1 win over Occidental
On a day where the Poets were taking on the Tigers of Occidental College in a plethora of sports the Whittier College baseball team added to the two other Poet victories on the day and handed the Tigers a 4-1 loss as senior Ryan Schwenn again amazed the fans in attendance pitching his second straight complete game.
April 4, 2012
Ryan Schwenn earns SCIAC Athlete of the Week Honors
Whittier College baseball pitcher Ryan Schwenn was honored this morning as the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week in the twenty fifth week of voting making him the sixth Poet to win this honor this year.
April 1, 2012
Leopards hold on late for 8-4 win in game two over Poets
The Whittier College baseball team wrapped up their final doubleheader at Memorial Stadium by falling to the Leopards of the University of La Verne for the second straight day 8-4 to close out the twin bill.
March 31, 2012
Poets drop game one of doubleheader 4-3 to La Verne; Game two pushed to tomorrow at 12pm
The Whittier College baseball team opened up their doubleheader with the University of La Verne a day after senior Ryan Schwenn pitched a no hitter but got down early unable to complete the comeback falling 4-3.
March 30, 2012
Ryan Schwenn throws no hitter in route to 4-0 victory over No. 25 La Verne
Senior Ryan Schwenn continues to build upon his impressive senior year by adding a no hitter to his resume going nine innings giving up one walk in rout to the 4-0 victory over the No. 25 Leopards of the University of La Verne.
March 24, 2012
Long ball hurts Poets; Drop doubleheader to Redlands
The Whittier College baseball team was unable to bounce back to take their second series sweep of the season over the University of Redlands as late inning heroics again cost the Poets an opportunity to come away with a win.
March 23, 2012
Schwenn breaks personal win record; Pitches complete game to down Redlands 5-3
Senior Ryan Schwenn ended his week in impressive fashion and continues to impress on the mound as he pitched a complete game earning himself his fifth win of the season to beat Redlands 5-3.
March 21, 2012
Ryan Schwenn named SCIAC Athlete of the Week
Whittier College baseball pitcher Ryan Schwenn was honored this morning as the SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week in the twenty third week of voting making him the fifth Poet to win this honor this year.
March 18, 2012
Schwenn pitches 11 inning gem; Poets knock off No. 2 Kean
Senior Ryan Schwenn pitched the best game of the season going eleven innings surrendering a run helping the Whittier College baseball team knock of No. 2 Kean University Sunday afternoon 4-1.
March 18, 2012
Poets give up 4-1 lead in ninth; Fall 7-4 to Rutgers-Newark
The Whittier College baseball team who had both games yesterday against Berry and Eastern Connecticut St. canceled due to rain was able to get in their game against Rutgers-Newark but gave up a three run lead in the ninth to lose 7-4.
March 17, 2012
Games today against Berry and Eastern Conn. St. canceled due to inclement weather
The Whittier College baseball team who is coming off a big 8-4 victory over Ithaca from Tuesday will have to wait till tomorrow to return to action as the games today against Berry and Eastern Connecticut St. have been canceled due to inclement weather.
March 13, 2012
Poets go up early; Hold on late for 8-4 win over Ithaca
The Whittier College baseball team used 13 hits and three runs late to secure the 8-4 victory over Ithaca College Tuesday afternoon moving their record to 10-10.
March 10, 2012
CMS’ walk off sends Stags to doubleheader sweep over Poet
The Whittier College baseball team suffered two heartbreaking losses this afternoon 4-1 and 3-2 to the hands of the Stags of Claremont-M-S due to a walk off three run homer that pushed the Stags to the doubleheader sweep.
March 9, 2012
Whittier moves back over .500 with series opening win over CMS
The Whittier College baseball team used a four run 1st inning to take an early lead and held on late to preserve the 7-4 victory over the Stags of Claremont-M-S at Memorial Field to open the three game series.
March 3, 2012
Poet get swept by Kingsmen in twin bill
The Whittier College baseball team after narrowly losing 3-1 to the Kingsmen of Cal Lutheran University Friday afternoon got swept for the second straight day falling 6-1 and 9-6.
March 2, 2012
Poets drop tough SCIAC matchup 3-1 against Kingsmen
The Whittier College men’s baseball team opened up their series against the Cal Lutheran Kingsmen with a 3-1 loss behind what turned out to be a pitcher’s duel.
February 25, 2012
Poets sweep twin bill with Beavers; Roll to 13-2, 16-2 victories
The Whittier College baseball team combined for 29 runs on 26 hits to sweep the doubleheader today against the Beavers of the California Institute of Technology 13-2 and 16-2.
February 24, 2012
Poets open up series against Caltech with 12-0 win
The Whittier College baseball team opened up their three game series with Caltech with a 12-0 win after eight innings of work to move to 6-5, 2-2 SCIAC.
February 19, 2012
Poets conclude Arizona trip with loss to Pacific Lutheran; Snap four game winning streak
The Whittier College baseball team concluded their trip to Arizona today with a loss to Pacific Lutheran 11-4 in the final day of the Arizona Desert Classic Baseball Tournament snapping their four game winning streak.
February 18, 2012
Whittier wins fourth straight; Cruise to 10-5 victory over McMurry Uni.
The Whittier College baseball team continues their momentum as they won their fourth straight contest, while going 3-0 on their trip to Arizona thus far with one left to play.
February 17, 2012
Whittier opens up road trip with wins over Whitman and Sul Ross State Uni.
The Whittier College baseball team opened up their road trip to Arizona with two victories over Whitman (6-5) and Sul Ross State University (12-4).
February 12, 2012
Poets close out twin bill with 9-6 win over Sagehens
The Whittier College baseball team after having their twin bill split up onto two days after inclement weather stopped the second game in the fifth inning yesterday afternoon, Whittier was able to hold on for the 9-6 victory getting their first SCIAC win of the season.
February 11, 2012
Rain halts doubleheader; Force Poets to return to Pomona-Pitzer to complete series
The Whittier College baseball team was unable to complete their series with the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer as rain halted game two forcing the Poets to return tomorrow to finish at 1pm.
February 10, 2012
Whittier drops SCIAC opener to Sagehens 10-5
The Whittier College baseball team after upsetting the Panthers of Chapman University last Saturday opened up SCIAC play with a loss to the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer 10-5.
February 4, 2012
Poets split twin bill with No. 2 Chapman
The Whittier College baseball team ended their three game series with the Panthers of Chapman University with a split Saturday afternoon losing game one 7-6 but coming back to win 12-4 in eight in game two.
February 3, 2012
Poets open up 2012 with 10-4 loss to No. 2 Panthers
Brian Rauh threw 5.0 innings surrendering two hit baseball as he led No. 2 Chapman to a 10-4 win over Whittier on Friday afternoon at Hart Park.
January 24, 2012
Baseball releases 2012 schedule
Head baseball coach Mike Rizzo announced the Poets' 13-game non-conference schedule as Whittier officially released its 2012 slate this afternoon.