Feb 10, 2018

Strong Outing From Jondal Lifts Bruins Past Pios

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)
  • Nine Top 30 national rankings (2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2014, 2018)
  • 23 All-Americans
  • One National Pitcher of the Year (Scott Hyde - 2004)
  • One D3Baseball.com 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)
 

By: Alex Plusquellec

NEWBERG, Ore. --- Alex Jondal struck out 10 hitters and Kyler Brudwick drove in two runs as the George Fox baseball team won its fifth straight game in a 4-1 victory over Lewis and Clark College on Saturday.

Recap:

The Pioneers opened the game with a double off of Jondal, but the senior settled in and made quick work of the next three batters.

Brudwick's two-RBI single came in the bottom of the first inning after Turner Glenn singled to right and Sam Swenson doubled down the left field line.

Leading 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth, Houston Thom singled with two outs and moved to third via a Derek Johnson double. Despite having two runners in scoring position, the Bruins came up empty and carried the lead into the fifth.

The lone run given up by Jondal came in the top of the fifth inning. After a leadoff walk followed by a single, the Pioneers found themselves with runners on first and third with no one out. A grounder to Voelzke at shortstop was enough to get the runner from third across home, but Jondal was able to work out of the jam.

The Bruins held a 2-1 lead after five and added two more in the sixth. Swenson and Brudwick reached base to begin the inning and eventually scored after back to back sacrifices by Voelzke and Thom to give the Bruins a 4-1 advantage.

Zach Stouder entered in relief, going three strong while only giving up two hits. His 1-2-3 ninth inning earned him his first save of the season and gave Jondal his first win.

Top Performers:

Jondal and Stouder combined to strike out 13 Lewis and Clark hitters. Brudwick and Glenn each turned in two hits performances and the defense of the Bruins held strong, committing no errors.

What It Means:

The win over the Pioneers marks the fifth in a row for the Bruins, who now sit at 5-1 on the season.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will be back on the diamond Sunday as they are set to take on Whitman at 11 a.m.