May 21, 2018

Voelzke Named D3baseball.com All-West Region

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)
 

NEWBERG --- The 2018 D3baseball.com All-Region team was announced Monday, as sophomore Matt Voelzke grabbed a spot as a first-team selection on the All-West Region team.

This year marks the seventh year that D3baseball.com has named All-Region teams, with 800 players nominated.

This marks the second straight season Voelzke has earned a spot on the All-West Region team. Last season, he became the first Bruin to earn D3baseball.com Rookie of the Year. He was also a third-team selection in 2017.

He had an outstanding year on the mound for the Bruins as a relief pitcher, breaking the school record for saves in a single-season with 10. That wasn't the only record and top 10 mark he would produce on the season. He broke the school record in career saves (15) and climbed up to second all-time in career ERA (2.10),

Voelzke, a sophomore shortstop and relief pitcher from Lake Oswego, Oregon, also earned his second straight All-Northwest Conference first-team selection as a utility player. He pitched 42.2 innings with 10 saves, 64 strikeouts, a 13.50 strikeout per nine innings ratio and a 1.69 ERA. Voelzke also hit .288 at the plate with a slugging percentage of .439. He recorded 38 hits, four doubles, two triples, four home runs and 32 RBIs.