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Trio of Lions Secure both All-GSAC & Gold Glove Recognition

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The Golden State Athletic Conference has released the awards for the 2017 baseball season and three Lions found their way onto both the All-GSAC Team and the GSAC Gold Glove Team. Brandon Sandoval (SR/Fallbrook, CA) led the way being elected to both sides, adding to his already full trophy case from the year. Read More

Rob Pegg

 

Head Coach

Rob Pegg has been a head collegiate skipper since 2005 and has amassed a record of 135-88-1 for the Lions in four seasons including reaching the 40 win plateau in 2016.

In 2016, the team narrowly missed out on back to back appearances in the NAIA Avista World Series as they placed second in the Faulkner Bracket, losing by only two runs in the decisive fifth game, after forcing the crucial game on a sacrifice squeeze play in the bottom of the ninth. The 2015 squad made history as only the second team in program history to reach the NAIA World Series as they finished the year 8th in the country. They won the Santa Clara Regional Bracket in thrilling fashion as the fourth place team going undefeated in bracket play.

In 2014, Pegg led the Lions to a third place finish in competitive GSAC play. The 2014 Lions also qualified for the national tournament opening round with an at large bid. Vanguard, which was ranked as high as No. 14 nationally, finished the season with an impressive 33-23 overall mark.

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Jordan Oseguera

 

Assistant Coach

2012/2013 season Primary duties involve working with the pitchers at Vanguard University in the GSAC, and recruiting pitchers for each season. In 2013 helped the Vanguard pitching staff to a team ERA of 4.18, Had nationally recognized leaders in wins (Scott Simmons) hits per 9 (Clayton Voechting) innings pitched (Travis Tomsen) and Saves (Kevin Ponzo). Helped players continue after college into professional baseball (Travis Tomsen with Peoria Explorers, Kamakani Usui with Toronto Blue Jays)

2013/2014 Season Pitching staff posted a regular season 3.66 team ERA with a 31-19 regular season record. This season pitching staff helped lead the team to its first playoff appearance since 2010 and finished 3rd overall in the conference standings. Coached 2 GSAC players of the week, Clayton Voechting, and Marshall McKinnon. And one all GSAC honors pitchers Eddie Rivera. This Vanguard Pitching staff helped lead the Lions to their first National Tournament Opening Round birth since 2010. This Seasons team was ranked as high as 14th in the nation and finished the national polls at 25th. John Fageaux Jr. advanced to professional baseball with the Frontier League of Professional Baseball along with Clayton Voecheting advancing to the Pecos League of Professional Baseball

2014/2015 Season Pitching staff posted an all time low 3.33 regular season team ERA with 34-18 regular season record. Pitcher of the Week Sean Isaac, along with All Conference Pitcher Sean Isaac. Qualified for the NAIA opening round of the national tournament. Team won the western regional tournament going 4-0 advancing to the NAIA World Series in Lewiston Idaho finishing 8th out of 10 teams, and a final season ranking of 8th in the nation. Scott Torrey Advanced to the Pecos League of Professional Baseball.

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Mike Thompson

 

Assistant Coach

Professional Experience:
Drafted by the Houston Astros (26th rd in 2005)
Also played for: Kansas City Royals, Wichita Wingnuts, Quebec Capitales, San Angelo/Fargo
Selected as an All Star multiple times, including in the Midwest league('08)
As an All Star, won the Home Run Derby ('09 American Association) Current record holder- fielding % and double plays as third baseball (AmericanAssociation)
In the top 5 in numerous offensive categories for history of the Wichita Wingnuts
Won two Championships with the Quebec Capitales in the Canadian Am League
Has hit over 50 career professional home runs

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Ryan Heinle

 

Graduate Assistant

2012-13 San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California
Coached by Reed Peters
Big 8 Conference

2014-16 Vanguard University Lions
Career: 11W-8L, 35 games played, 21 games started, 137.2 innings pitched, 603 batter faced and combined 3.93 ERA
Member of 2015 World Series Team
Bachelor of Business Administration from Vanguard University

Kevin Bettencourt

 

Graduate Assistant

Graduated from Vanguard with a degree in Business Administration
Next step goals academically would be to pursue a graduate degree and work in the world of sports after
Starting catcher for two years and helped guide the team to the 2015 NAIA World Series and 2016 Opening Round
Played in Canada for the Swift Current Indians 2014 and 2015
Played at Pacific University of Oregon in 2013 and then transferred to Modesto Junior College for 2014

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