Hello, Pilots! With traditional fall sports, like soccer, being played at the same time as winter and spring sports, the sports team at The Beacon will be writing a weekly article recapping the games and matches of the past week.
Here’s what happened from Feb. 28 through Mar. 7.
Both the women’s and men’s basketball teams lost in their first game played in the WCC tournament.
The women’s team lost to LMU 56 to 74, finishing their season at 12-12 overall and 9-8 in league play. The men’s team lost to Santa Clara 86 to 95, going 6-15 overall and 0-11 in league.
Heading into the offseason, the men’s team will look to hire a new head coach after they parted ways with Terry Porter midway through the season.
Both the men’s and women’s teams played Pacific this week, with the men’s team losing one to two and the women’s team winning two to zero.
The men’s team is now sitting at one and two overall with upcoming games against LMU on the 14 and a makeup game against Seattle University on the 17.
The women’s team is sitting at two and two and has upcoming games against San Francisco on the 13 and Pepperdine on the 19.
The Pilots went one and three this week and are sitting at three and six overall. Two early standouts are Ben Patacsil and Jake Tsukada. Patacsil is batting .435 with a OPS (on base percentage plus slugging percentage) of 1.045 in 23 plate appearances and Tsukada has a .375 average and a .802 OPS.
The Pilots will head to Seattle on the 9 to play the University of Washington in a one game series and then will host Utah Valley University for a four game series from the 12 through the 14.
The men’s lone competition this week was against Cal Poly, who the Pilots narrowly beat four to three with four singles matches going three sets. The men’s team now sits at four and one on the season.
The women’s team also only had one competition this week, against Portland State University, who they beat in the same fashion as the men beat Cal Poly: close, with three singles matches went three sets. This marks the first win for the women’s team this year, who are currently one and three on the year.
The Pilots played their first match of the season today against Corban University in what ended up being a three to three tie.
The Pilots have five more matches against Corban scheduled this year, the next two being March 13 and 14.
William Seekamp is the Sports Editor for The Beacon. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.