Mar 28, 2017

Game Three Halted Due to Rain

A Winning Tradition

  • NCAA D-III National Champions (2004)
  • Eight NCAA D-III National Tournaments (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • One NCAA Regional Championship (West 2004)
  • 10 Northwest Conference Championships (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
  • 19 straight seasons .500 or better (1996-2014)
  • Eight Top 30 national rankings (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014)
  • 23 All-Americans
  • One National Pitcher of the Year (Scott Hyde - 2004)
  • One All-West Region Rookie of the Year (Matt Voelzke - 2017)
  • 10 Academic All-Americans
  • One NCAA National Coach of the Year
  • One NCAA Region Coach of the Year
  • 10 Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • Five NAIA District Tournaments (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994)
  • Three NAIA Disctrict Championships (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • Five NAIA Regional Tournaments (1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998)
  • Two NAIA Distrcit Coach of the Years
  • 22 players signed to professional contracts
  • Three Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Finalists (Derrick Jones - 2005, Scott Hyde - 2004, Eric Bell - 2003)
  • One Slats Gill Coach of the Year Award (Pat Bailey - 2004 finalist)
  • One George Fox Pasero Team of the Year (2004)

NEWBERG, Ore. --- After four innings of action, the final game of the Northwest Conference series between the George Fox Bruins and the Willamette Bearcats was halted due to rain. The Bruins were leading the Bearcats 7-4 heading into the fifth inning.

The Bearcats were the first to get on the board after opening up the game with two runs in the first. The Bruins responded in the bottom half with five runs of their own to regain the lead, 5-2. Matt Voelzke helped kick start the inning with a single up the middle. Kyle Esquerra singled through the right side, and both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch.  Andrew Reichenbach drew a walk, and Sam Swenson drilled a ball to deep center field for a double clearing the bases. Brandon Wileman drove in another run with a two out double and the Bruins kept the rally alive. Houston Thom singled through the left side scoring Wileman for the final run of the inning.

Freshman Matt Voelzke continued the scoring into the second inning with a solo home run to left field.

Willamette did well to get two runs in the fourth, but George Fox answered with a run of its own.

The game was called soon after that and will pick back up Tuesday, March 28, at 12p.m. After the Bruins complete the NWC series, both teams will play a non-conference game that same day at 2:30p.m.