Despite learning earlier last week that The Master’s College will be a host site for the 2014 NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round Tournament (May 12-15), there is still plenty on the line for the Mustangs as they enter the final week of the regular season.
In fact, there’s plenty on the line for five Golden State Athletic Conference teams as only four teams are permitted to advance to the conference tournament (May 1-3).
Currently, the fifth-ranked San Diego Christian Hawks (35-11, 22-11 GSAC) sit first in the conference standings, while the 12th-ranked Mustangs (35-13, 21-12) are just one game behind in second place. One game behind TMC is the tied-for-third-place-race between Westmont (33-14, 20-13) and the 16th-ranked Concordia Eagles (33-15, 20-13).
Bringing up the rear is No. 24 Vanguard (28-18, 19-14), which sits just one game behind Westmont and Concordia.
Next weekend, the Mustangs will travel to Santa Barbara and look to avenge its lackluster performance against the Warriors at Reese Field back in late February.
A sweep over the Warriors, coupled with Biola winning its series against San Diego Christian would give the Mustangs the GSAC title for the second consecutive year.
Elsewhere, the third and fourth place in the GSAC will hinge heavily on the outcome of the Concordia/Vanguard series.
However, if next weekend doesn’t go the way the Mustangs hope, a GSAC Tournament appearance is still in the picture as TMC can place no worse than fourth in the final standings.
A 67-yard touchdown from Saugus Centurions (7-1, 3-0) quarterback Brady Welch to running back Jacob Faraldo blew the gates open in the 42-7 win against the Golden Valley Grizzlies (3-4, 1-2) on Friday.
Following about an inch of rain in the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday, depending on where you were standing, sunny skies are forecasted for the area for the rest of the week, according to officials at the National Weather Service.
Officials from Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital on Monday announced an additional death, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths since the onset of the pandemic to 177, spokesman Patrick Moody confirmed.
Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents that bacteria, chemicals, debris, trash, and other public health hazards from city streets and mountain areas are likely to contaminate ocean waters at and around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers after a rainfall.