2017 Baseball
Record: 13-7 Home: 11-4 Away: 2-2 Neutral: 0-1 GSAC: 8-1
2017 Baseball Coaches
Rob Pegg
Head Coach
5th Season
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.
 
Two of Pegg's players, Travis Tomsen and Kamakani Usui, have gone on to play professional ball after their careers with the Lions.

Pegg, a native of Ontario, Canada, graduated summa cum laude from Vanguard, then Southern California College, in 1997, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Mathematics.

As a student-athlete at VU, Pegg experienced considerable success, serving as the Lions' starting catcher for two seasons and being named Vanguard's male athlete of the year and baseball's most valuable player during his senior campaign (1996-97). The same year, he was a member of the All-GSAC first team and an NAIA All-America honorable mention selection.

Off of the field, Pegg maintained a 3.97 GPA, which earned him Academic All-GSAC and NAIA Scholar Athlete honors.

After graduation, Pegg broadened his baseball resume, accepting an offer to play professional baseball in the Frontier League for the Canton Crocodiles (Ohio), where his squad won the league championship in its inaugural season. Additionally, in 1998, Pegg was selected as a reserve member for the Canadian National Team. 

The following year, Pegg returned to SCC and received his California teaching credential in secondary school mathematics. He also began his seven-year stint as the lead baseball assistant under former head coach Kevin Kasper.

Under the guidance Coach Kasper and Coach Pegg, the program made great strides competitively, and in 2002, the team became Region II Champions and was one game from qualifying for the NAIA World Series.

Ten of Pegg's players have gone on to sign/play professional baseball. He has developed and coached three NCCAA First Team All Americans, two NCCAA All-Region players and 12 All-Conference players. As a head and/or assistant coach at Vanguard, Pegg has coached an NAIA All American and 16 All-GSAC honorees. Six of Pegg's players are currently serving as collegiate assistant coaches. 

As the three-time NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year (2008, 2009, 2010), Pegg also guided his then-squad to a third place NCCAA World Series finish in 2009. 

Rob is married to Angela, an alumna of the VU women's basketball program who played for current head coach, Russ Davis. The couple has four children, Daniel, Mia, Trent and Landon.

 
Jordan Oseguera
Assistant Coach
5th Season
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.
2015/2016 Season - Present
Osequera was hired on by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization, serving in player development. His association continues with the VU Baseball Program as he is a pitching consultation for the club.
 
Prior to coaching, Oseguera played at Taylorsville High School in Salt Lake City, Utah under ABCA coach of the year Steve Cramblit. During his time at Taylorsvill,e he posted the single season record for saves and least amount of hitters walked for the state of Utah.  
 
After Taylorsville he went on to the College of Southern Idaho and played under ABCA hall of fame coach Skip Walker, and Boomer Walker.  After Southern Idaho he went to Vanguard University and played for the regional team in 2010.  
 
Oseguera played professionally with the Yuma Scorpions, Tijuana Cimmarones, Roswell Invaders, Ruidoso Osos, and the McCallen Thunder. Once finished playing he began working under Tom House, for the National Pitching Association located at USC.  
 
Jordan's coaching experience also includes Calvary Chapel HS in Costa Mesa where the pitching staff posted a 1.56 ERA, and as a player coach for the Ruidoso Osos who were runner up in the Pecos League of Professional Baseball.
 
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Mike Thompson
Assistant Coach
1st Season
Coach Thompson, wife Katie, and their 9 month old daughter live in Trabuco Canyon where Katie works as a Physician Assistant in Hematology and Oncology.
 
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  
Coaching Experience:
  • Jun 2015 - Current BRETHREN CHRISTIAN, Huntington Beach, CA  HEAD BASEBALL COACH
  • Apr 2016 - Current LONG BEACH LEGENDS, Long Beach, CA  ASSISTANT BASBEALL COACH
  • Jul 2014 – Jun 2015 SADDLEBACK COLLEGE, Mission Viejo, CA  ASSISTANT BASEBALL/HITTING COACH
  • Jun 2013 – May 2014 FOOTHILL HIGH SCHOOL, Santa Ana, CA  ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH 
  • Aug 2011 – May 2013 VILLA PARK HIGH SCHOOL, Villa Park, CA   ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH
  • Feb 2010 – Jun 2010 NEWMAN UNIVERSITY, Wichita, KS   ASSISTANT BASEBALL COACH
  • Aug 2006 – Mar 2008 CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY, Orange, CA   VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT BASBEALL COACH
 
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Ryan Heinle
Grad Assistant
1st Season

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

 
 
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Kevin Bettencourt
Grad Assistant
1st Season
  • 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
 
Michael Ostrea
Grad Assistant
1st Season