Track and Field hosts rain soaked league cluster, WSC Tennis & Golf continue stellar seasons

Frank Dariano and the Webb Sports Media Team
Webb Baseball - Webb School of California Varsity baseball has won four games in a row and currently sits atop the San Joaquin league standings. The Gauls had a convincing 15-5 win at Providence on March 17th. Adrian Alvarez ’17 led Webb by going 3-4 with two RBI’s and a triple. He leads Webb with a stunning .688 batting average! Sophomores Eric Evans and J.J. Cunningham also had two RBI’s each during the game. Spencer Stewart ’17 had another strong day on the mound, striking out 11 and allowing just three earned runs. Webb scored at least two runs in every inning except the third, led 4-0 after three innings, and had a 10-1 lead at the end of five.

The Gauls then played their closest game of the season on Tuesday as they traveled to Orange County for a matchup with Saddleback Valley Christian. Webb scored in the top of the first, and held that 1-0 lead late into the game. Not to be outdone, the Warriors broke through with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. But Webb answered with three more runs and took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the seventh. SVC responded with two more, and the game went into extra innings. Two runs in the top of the eighth put the game on ice, with Webb winging 6-4. Wyatt Albert ’17 had a monster game, going 3-4 with three RBI’s. Eric Evans ’19 struck out seven and allowed four runs in seven innings of work before Spencer Stewart came on to close the game out. Stewart has a 1.40 ERA and 34 strikeouts for the year. The win gave Webb a 2-0 mark in the San Joaquin League, and a 6-1 overall record. Webb is tied with Capistrano Valley Christian for the best league record, but has the better overall mark. Webb heads to Catalina Island for two league games with Avalon this Friday and Saturday.

Vivian Webb Softball –
Vivian Webb Softball was on the losing end of another close game on March 17th. A day after losing a 1-0 game to San Juan Hills that went extra innings, the Gauls faced Troy in their final game of the Coach Takk Classic Tournament. Both teams scored twice in the third inning. Then VWS scored twice more in the fifth. Not to be outdone on their own field, the Warriors scored three more times, including twice in the bottom of the sixth, to take the game 5-4. Chloe Stewart ’20 and Sarah Renfrew ’17 each had two RBI’s for Webb,

Then on Monday, in a game that had been rescheduled, Vivian Webb walloped Alverno 12-1. Already ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the second, the Gauls loaded the bases for their leading hitter, Chloe Stewart. The freshman sent the first pitch thrown to her rocketing over the fence in left-center for a grand slam. Webb added three more runs each in the third and fourth innings for the blowout win. While Stewart 3-4, four RBI performance was the Gauls’ offensive high mark, other players were strong as well. Emily Arias was a perfect 3-3 with a double and two RBI’s, while Elyse Morris ’17 was 2-4 with a triple and two RBI’s. Chandler Luebbers ’17 combined a solid five innings of work in the pitcher’s circle with a 3-4, two RBI hitting performance. She has a 1.57 ERA for the year as Webb’s starting pitcher. “We’ve told her the ball is yours, and we call her the bulldog,” says Head Coach Ron Smith of Luebbers. The Gauls are hitting .376 as a team, and Stewart and Becca Whithorn ’18 are both hitting over .500. VWS (6-2) hosts St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy Friday at 3:30PM, in a game that will air live on The NFHS Network. Among the Gauls’ games before Spring Break, a particularly tough matchup at Arlington looms on Saturday.

Webb Swimming and Diving
– It was a highly anticipated matchup in the Webb pool Tuesday as the Gauls took on Pasadena Poly. Webb’s junior varsity teams won uncontested by a combined score of 143-0. Webb School of California won decisively 96-74, while Vivian Webb fell 116-55.

For the varsity boys, Euson Hui ’18 won the 50-freestyle and 100-breaststroke, Mitchell Fargo ’17, Nathan Paik ’19, and Robert Torrance ’19 finished 1-2-3 in the 100-freestyle, and Brandon Fang ’17 won the 100-backstroke. The team of Mitchell Fargo, Ilya Petrov ’17, Will Donahue ’18, and Euson Hui ‘18 won the 200-freestyle relay. The boys also had several events in which they qualified for consideration for CIF playoffs. The 200 Medley Relay team of Brandon Fang, Euson Hui '18, Ian Igleheart, and Robert Torrance earned a CIF consideration time of 1:50.17. William Donahue won the 500-freestyle with his time of 5:26.29, earning him a CIF consideration. Other CIF consideration times came from Brandon Fang in the 100-backstroke, Euson Hui in the 100-breaststroke, and from the 400-freestyle relay team.  WSC varsity swimming is off to a 4-0 start. The team has won each match by an average of 31 points.

For the varsity girls, Lindsay Jung '19 won the 500-freestyle with her time of 5:50.38, earning her a CIF consideration. Vivian Webb is 2-2. Both teams host Flintridge Prep Tuesday then Vivian Webb hosts Westridge on Thursday next week, with the Westridge meet being carried live on The NFHS Network. - Co-Written by Maya Fassler '17

Webb Track and Field
: As afternoon rains quickly drenched Faculty Field Tuesday, Webb hosted its Prep League Cluster meet. Driving rains which got consistently worse forced officials to call the meet early after the 800-meter races. For the eight boys’ events that were scored before the meet was called, Webb’s Brendan Shue ’17, Nic Martinez ’19, and Derrick Chu ’18 finished 1-3-5 in the 100-meter dash. Jeffrey Ran ’18 won the 400-meter dash, and Nic Johnson ’19, Chris Halliburton ’20, Matt Castro ’17, and Apollo Thomas ’17 finished 2-3-4-6 in the long jump. Edison Adler ’19 was second in the shot put, and WSC’s A and B relay teams finished in second and third place in the 4x100 meter relay. Spencer Easley ’18 and Simon Dawson ’19 finished second and third in the 110-meter hurdles. The Webb boys finished in second place with 44 points, with Pasadena Poly winning the boys’ meet with 62 points.

For the girls’ events, nine events were scored before the meeting was called early. Vivian Webb finished in third place with 44 points behind Mayfield and Pasadena Poly. Sarah Hebb ’18 finished second in the 800 and 1600-meter dashes, while Dylan Wensley ’17 and Kelli Henry ’18 were second and third in the long jump. Brigid Corbin ’19 was second in the discus throw. Anne Lofgren ’19 was fourth in the 1600-meters, and Christine Zhang ’19 and Eunice Yip ’19 finished fifth and seventh in the 100-meter dash.

Webb hosts Sherman Indian, Whittier Christian, Pacifica Christian Orange County, and Milken Community on Tuesday in its final regular season meet. From there the team will be preparing for Prep League prelims and finals, set for April 20th and 28th respectively.

WSC Volleyball
: A tough stretch continued Tuesday for Webb School of California Varsity Volleyball as the Gauls played at Pasadena Poly. Webb suffered a 3-0 defeat, however the match was close and Webb came out on the short end of very tight finishes. Poly took set one 25-23 and set two 25-22. The Gauls ran out of steam in set three, as the Panthers won 25-15.

The Gauls had another tough loss on Thursday, as they dropped a 3-2 match for the second time in three games. Rio Hondo Prep bested the Gauls in Arcadia Thursday. Webb is now 1-7 on the year and opens league play Friday at Capistrano Valley Christian

WSC Tennis
: Webb School of California Varsity Tennis has been on a tear as of late, recording three straight 18-0 shutout wins. Against Linfield Christian last Friday, Nic Dodds ‘18’s 6-4 singles win as the closest match of the day. All other singles and doubles wins were by at least a 6-2 margin, including four shutouts in singles play and seven shutouts in doubles. Juan Pablo Calderoni ’19 and Tony Jun ’18 won all three sets 6-0 as WSC’s number one doubles team.

Monday’s home match against Western Christian was equally dominating for Webb, with the Lancers getting no closer than a 2-6 result in any set. Deepak Tummula ’17 had three 6-0 wins, as did the number three doubles team of Raphael Huang ’17 and Darren Hsu ’17. The Gauls are 10-1 overall and 6-0 in league. They host Montclair Thursday and Bonita Friday.

WSC Golf:
The season has been very strong for Webb School of California Varsity Golf. Since dropping their season opener to Pasadena Poly, the Gauls have gone on a 10-0 winning streak. That continued Tuesday as Webb defeated Saddleback Valley Christian 228-267 and La Verne Lutheran 228-345. It was Webb’s fourth consecutive tri-meet sweep. Over the last 10 matches, WSC is averaging a final score of 248 as a team. The Gauls have three more league matches before Spring Break, starting with Thursday’s matchup at Tarbut V’Torah.

Webb Badminton: Webb Badminton rebounded from a close loss to Loma Linda Academy last Tuesday with a pair of dominating wins. The Gauls were too much for a much smaller Carnegie lineup Friday, winning 20-1. Then the Gauls defeated Chino Hills in a dominating win on the road, 20-1. Then Webb got its first look at Diamond Bar on Tuesday. The Brahmas are six-time defending CIF Champions and defeated Webb 19-2. At 4-2, the Gauls continue a tough stretch of games by hosting Chino Hills Thursday, then traveling to Wilson next Tuesday. A rematch at home with Diamond Bar looms next Thursday.

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