College Update:

Hertz’ hot hitting continues

Cal Lutheran senior shows no signs of slowing his offensive rampage.

April 21, 2010|By Gabriel Rizk

GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.

Chris Hertz (St. Francis High, 2005) senior outfielder, California Lutheran University baseball: As Hertz continues to tear it up at the plate, so too are the Kingsmen on a quite a roll currently.

Over a six-game win streak that began on April 9 and continued with a 7-2 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Claremont Mudd-Scripps College on Sunday, Hertz has batted .375 (nine for 24).


Out of the leadoff spot, Hertz scored eight runs, drove in seven, stole two bases and had five extra-base hits, including his third home run of the year and two triples.

Hertz’s three-run bomb in the seventh inning on Friday against Occidental College provided some insurance for Cal Lutheran (23-12, 16-8 in conference) in a 7-3 win.

On the year, Hertz is hitting at a torrid .408 clip with 30 runs batted in, 35 runs scored and 72 total bases with a team-high 19 steals.

Sarah Salvo (Glendale resident) sophomore, University of New Mexico women’s golf: Salvo’s Lobos earned an automatic berth to the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Championships by clinching their third straight Mountain West Conference women’s golf championship at the Black Horse Golf Course in Seaside on Saturday.

New Mexico, ranked No. 21, will compete in one of three NCAA regional tournaments May 6-8.

Salvo tied for 24th in the conference championships with a three-round score of 238 (88-72-78) on the par-72 course. The Lobos compiled a 54-hole total score of 898 (294-303-301), to beat runner-up Texas Christian University by nine strokes and claim their seventh MWC title since the advent of the conference in 2000.

Eric Kleinsasser (Crescenta Valley High, 2007) sophomore, Occidental College men’s track and field: Kleinsasser helped the Tigers defeat two teams in an SCIAC quad meet at Occidental on Saturday.

The former Falcon took second place in the 1,500-meter race in a time of 4 minutes 3.57 seconds and returned to take third in the 5,000 in 15:15.

Occidental beat Cal Lutheran, 92-70, and defeated Pomona Pitzer College, 103-60, but fell to Claremont Mudd-Scripps, 117-46.

Garrett Salzman (St. Francis High, 2008) sophomore, Macalester College baseball: Salzman went one for two with a hit by pitch and a run scored as the designated hitter in the Scots’ 5-2 road upset of defending top-ranked NCAA Division III national champion St. Thomas on April 13.

The win snapped Macalester’s eight-game streak of losses to its Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference rival.

Salzman is batting .280 on the season with two home runs and 10 RBIs. Also a catcher for the Scots (14-11-1, 2-6), Salzman’s fielding percentage is .985.

Brett Kanda (Flintridge Prep, 2005) senior, UNLV men’s golf: Three recently released national polls ranked Kanda’s Rebels highly.

UNLV, which is coming off a tie for eighth in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational April 2-3, was ranked ninth by Golfstat, 11th by the Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ Poll and 13th by Golfweek.

Kanda finished tied for 49th at the ASU invite with a three-round score of 218 (71-73-74) on the par-71 course. The Rebels shot 856 (289-286-281) as a team.

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