Apr 09, 2018

Bruins Drop Series Finale To Lutes

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 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 --- The George Fox baseball team was unable to claim Monday's rubber match against the Pacific Lutheran Lutes, falling 8-0 in the Northwest Conference series finale.

Recap:

The Lutes turned out a big first inning, scoring six runs on four hits. The Bruins were able to get a single from Sam Swenson in the bottom of the first but were unable to capitalize.

The Bruins looked to get on the board in the third after a single by AJ Valencia but were unsuccessful.

Back to back singles by Kyler Brudwick and Jerred Seamons had the Bruins threatening in the bottom of the seventh but once again were kept at bay.

The Lutes added a run in both the eighth and ninth innings to secure the 8-0 victory and series win.

Top Performers:

The top of the lineup for the Bruins were able to produce four hits on the day. Valencia, Brudwick, Seamons and Swenson each recorded a base knock.

What It Means:

The Bruins now sit at 18-16 overall and 10-11 in the NWC.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will travel to Puget Sound on Saturday for the final series of the regular season.