2011-12 PRESS RELEASES
August 2, 2012
George Fox to Offer Sunday Night Softball Clinics Due to Cancellation of August Camps
NEWBERG, Ore. – Two series of Sunday night youth softball camps, one for pitchers and one featuring hitting and fielding techniques, will be offered by George Fox University this fall in lieu of two upcoming August camps which have had to be cancelled due to planned renovations to the Bruins’ Morse Softball Field.
May 25, 2012
George Fox Sets Two Summer Softball Camps for Offense/Defense and One for Pitching
NEWBERG, Ore. – Three different softball camps for athletes of various ages and skill levels, two focusing on offense and defense and one designed for pitchers only, will be hosted by George Fox University this summer under the supervision of Bruins’ head coach Jessica Hollen, along with her assistant coaches and several of her team’s players.
May 1, 2012
ALL-CONFERENCE: Hollen Named Coach of the Year, Four Players Get All-NWC Honors
NEWBERG, Ore. – An unexpected fourth-place finish in the Northwest Conference and their first post-season action in 18 years has earned several members of George Fox University’s softball team recognition on the 2012 All-NWC Teams as voted on by the league’s eight coaches, including Coach of the Year honors for Bruins head coach Jessica Hollen.
April 21, 2012
NWC TOURNAMENT: Bruins Ousted by Pair of ‘Cats in Long-Awaited Post-Season Play
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – In their first post-season appearance in 18 years, the George Fox University Bruins fell 3-0 to the No. 1-ranked Linfield College Wildcats in the first game of the Northwest Conference Softball Tournament, then were ousted by the Willamette University Bearcats 5-1 in an elimination game later Friday here at Del Smith Stadium.
April 19, 2012
WHAT’S BRUIN: Softball News & Notes 4/19
NEWBERG, Ore. - * COMING UP: Bruins Make First NWC Tournament Appearance Apr. 21-22; * DenDekker Earns BAA Award after Pitching Bruins into Post-Season; * NCAA STATS: Hento 4th in Saves, 3 Bruins Ranked in Hitting Stats; * NWC STATS: Hento Leads League in Saves, Milton and Trindle in At Bats
April 15, 2012
WHITWORTH 6-1, GEORGE FOX 0-3: Bruins, Pirates Split on Final Day of Regular Season
NEWBERG, Ore. – Kerrianne Davidson slugged a three-run homer to back the three-hit pitching of Allyssa DenDekker, giving the George Fox University Bruins a 3-1 second-game win and a split in their regular season-ending Northwest Conference softball doubleheader with the Whitworth University Pirates Sunday afternoon here at Morse Field.
April 14, 2012
WHITWORTH 9-4, GEORGE FOX 1-5: Bruins Clinch Tourney Berth in Split with Pirates
NEWBERG, Ore. – Allyssa DenDekker retired the last 16 Whitworth University Pirates in order, leading the George Fox University Bruins to a 5-4 win in the second game of their Northwest Conference softball doubleheader that earned them a split on the day and a berth in next weekend’s NWC Tournament Saturday afternoon here at Morse Field.
April 12, 2012
LEWIS & CLARK 1, GEORGE FOX 0: Bruins Wait Over a Month to Drop Game to Pioneers
PORTLAND, Ore. – It took over a month to do it, but the George Fox University Bruins and the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers finally completed the second game of a doubleheader that was started on March 10, with the Pios edging the visiting Bruins 1-0 in Northwest Conference softball action Thursday afternoon here at the Huston Sports Complex.
April 11, 2012
GEORGE FOX 2-3, PACIFIC 1-1: Bruins Two-Step Toward Tourney by Sweeping Boxers
NEWBERG, Ore. – Erin Hento threw a complete-game four-hitter in the 11-inning opener, then got the final out in the nightcap for her fifth save of the year as the George Fox University Bruins swept the Pacific University Boxers 2-1 and 3-1 in a crucial Northwest Conference softball doubleheader Wednesday afternoon here at Morse Field.
April 7, 2012
LINFIELD 10-7, GEORGE FOX 4-0: Wildcats Use Late Big Innings to Hold Off Bruins Twice
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Two late-inning flurries enabled the No. 1-ranked Linfield College Wildcats to pull away from the upset-minded George Fox University Bruins for a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader sweep, 10-4 and 7-0, and push their winning streak to 20 in a row Saturday afternoon here at Del Smith Stadium.
April 6, 2012
LINFIELD 5-14, GEORGE FOX 0-0: No. 1-Ranked Wildcats Shut Out Bruins in DH Sweep
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Linfield College pitchers Lauren Harvey, Karina Paavola and Shelby VandeBergh combined for 16 strikeouts and a pair of shutouts as the No. 1-ranked Wildcats silenced the visiting George Fox University Bruins 5-0 and 14-0 in five innings in a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader Friday evening here at Del Smith Stadium.
April 3, 2012
Bruins Set Makeup of NWC Softball Twinbill with Boxers for April 11 in Newberg
NEWBERG, Ore. – After making up two games of a rained-out four-game Northwest Conference softball series on Monday, the George Fox University Bruins and the Pacific University Boxers will try complete the set with a doubleheader on Wednesday, Apr. 11, at the Bruins’ Morse Field, with the first pitching being thrown at 2:30 p.m.
April 2, 2012
GEORGE FOX 8-3, PACIFIC 0-2: Bruins Tighten Grip on 4th in NWC with Sweep of Boxers
NEWBERG, Ore. – Erin Hento pitched a four-hit shutout in the opener and Bethany Chriss stroked a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning of the nightcap as the George Fox University Bruins swept a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader from the Pacific University Boxers, 8-0 and 3-2, Monday afternoon here at Morse Field.
April 1, 2012
Bruins-Boxers Softball a No-Go for Second Day in a Row, Will Try for 2 at 2:30 Monday
NEWBERG, Ore. – Unplayable outfield conditions and a steady downpour have forced postponement of a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader between the George Fox University Bruins and the Pacific University Boxers for the second day in a row, this one to have been played Sunday at 12:00 noon at George Fox’s Morse Field.
March 31, 2012
George Fox-Pacific Softball Saturday Twinbill Postponed; Teams Will Try Again Sunday
NEWBERG, Ore. – Overnight rains and a steady morning downpour have forced a postponement of the Northwest Conference softball doubleheader between the George Fox University Bruins and the Pacific University Boxers that was scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 31, at 12:00 noon at George Fox’s Morse Field athletic complex.
March 28, 2012
NW CHRISTIAN 2-4, GEORGE FOX 0-0: Bruins Blanked by Beacons Twice in Twinbill Loss
EUGENE, Ore. – Kalyssa Koontz went the distance in game one while Jenna Royce and Brooke Davis combined on a one-hitter in the second game as the Northwest Christian University Beacons blanked the George Fox University Bruins 2-0 and 4-0 in a non-conference softball doubleheader Wednesday afternoon here at James Park.
March 23, 2012
GEORGE FOX 5-10, LEWIS & CLARK 1-0: Bruins Power Past Pios for Twinbill Sweep
PORTLAND, Ore. – Felicia Chavez drilled a go-ahead two-run homer in the first game and Kerrianne Davidson slugged a grand slam in the second, powering the George Fox University Bruins past the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers 5-1 and 10-0 in a Northwest Conference softball twinbill Friday afternoon here at the Huston Sports Complex.
March 18, 2012
PAC LUTHERAN 3-1, GEORGE FOX 2-3: Bruins and Lutes Split Pair of Pitching Duels
NEWBERG, Ore. – With outstanding pitching on both sides, the visiting Pacific Lutheran University Lutes took the opening game of a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader 3-2 in eight innings before the George Fox University Bruins bounced back to win the nightcap 3-1 on a chilly Sunday afternoon here at the Morse Softball Field.
March 17, 2012
PAC LUTHERAN 7-3, GEORGE FOX 2-2: League-Leading Lutes Pick a Pair from Bruins
NEWBERG, Ore. – Northwest Conference-leading Pacific Lutheran University, riding high with consecutive wins over NCAA Division III national champion Linfield College and a No. 7 national ranking, rode into town and took a pair of softball games from the George Fox University Bruins, 7-2 and 3-2, Saturday afternoon here at Morse Field.
March 10, 2012
GEORGE FOX 2, LEWIS & CLARK 1: Bruins Edge Pios in Opener, Nightcap Rained Out
PORTLAND, Ore. – McKenzie Beeson hit her first home run and Rachel Fielder and Erin Hento combined to win a 2-1 pitchers’ duel for George Fox University at Lewis & Clark College in the first game of Northwest Conference softball doubleheader Saturday afternoon here at the Huston Sports Complex, but the second game was rained out.
March 4, 2012
GEORGE FOX 7-11, PUGET SOUND 3-2: Bruins Complete Four-Game Sweep of Loggers
TACOMA, Wash. – Playing a flawless two games in the field with outstanding pitching and 24 total hits, the George Fox University Bruins took a doubleheader from the University of Puget Sound Loggers, 7-3 and 11-2, to complete a four-game sweep of their Northwest Conference softball series Sunday afternoon here at Logger Field.
March 3, 2012
GEORGE FOX 10-7, PUGET SOUND 4-0: Pitching and Big Innings Lift Bruins by Loggers
TACOMA, Wash. – Stellar pitching by three George Fox University hurlers and a six-run inning in each game were the key ingredients for the George Fox University Bruins as they swept a Northwest Conference softball doubleheader from the University of Puget Sound Loggers, 10-4 and 7-0, Saturday afternoon here at Logger Field.
February 26, 2012
WILLAMETTE 9-7, GEORGE FOX 1-10: Bruins’ 8-Run Inning Earns Split with Bearcats
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – An eight-run outburst in the 5th inning of the second game enabled the George Fox University Bruins to rally for a 10-7 win and earn a split of their Northwest Conference softball doubleheader with Willamette University after the Bearcats had taken the opener 9-1 Sunday afternoon here at Hood View Park.
February 25, 2012
WILLAMETTE 10-19, GEORGE FOX 1-10: Bearcats Beat Bruins Twice on Blustery Day
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – A big seven-run 1st inning in the opener and a nine-run 2nd inning in the second game enabled Willamette University to open up insurmountable leads as the Bearcats swept the George Fox University Bruins 10-1 and 19-10, each game in five innings, in a Northwest Conference softball twinbill Saturday here at Hood View Park.
February 23, 2012
WHAT’S BRUIN: Softball News & Notes 2/23
NEWBERG, Ore. - With three sterling pitching performances as the George Fox Bruins went 2-2 in the Northwest Cup tournament Feb. 18-19, southpaw Rachel Fielder has been named the Bruin Athletic Association Women’s Athlete of the Week as well as the Northwest Conference Softball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week for Feb. 13-19.
February 22, 2012
Bruins’ NWC-Opening Series with Willamette Moved to Hood View Park in Clackamas
NEWBERG, Ore. – One week after going 2-2 in the Northwest Cup softball tournament at Hood View Park, the George Fox University Bruins will be back at the same complex in Clackamas, Ore., this weekend to open Northwest Conference play due to unplayable conditions at their own field in the Morse Athletic Complex that will not be dry in time.
February 19, 2012
NORTHWEST CUP: Bruins Edged by NAIA Champ Owls, Bounce Back to Beat Beacons
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – For the second day in a row, the George Fox University Bruins gained a split of their two games in the Northwest Cup softball tournament Sunday here at Hood View Park, dropping a narrow 2-1 decision to the NAIA power Oregon Institute of Technology Owls before recovering for a 4-2 win over the Northwest Christian University Beacons.
February 15, 2012
Chavez Named BAA Athlete of the Week; Bruins to Play Four Games in Northwest Cup
NEWBERG, Ore. - A blistering week at the plate as the George Fox University Bruins went 3-3 on their season-opening softball road trip through southern California has earned lefty-swinging right fielder Felicia Chavez the Bruin Athletic Association Women’s Athlete of the Week award for the week of Feb. 6-12.
February 12, 2012
GEORGE FOX 10-7, CAL LUTHERAN 5-9: Bruins Split with Regals to Finish 3-3 in SoCal
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - An eight-run rally in the 5th inning enabled the California Lutheran University Regals to come back for a 9-7 win over the George Fox University Bruins for a non-conference softball doubleheader split after the Bruins had pounded out 14 hits in a 10-5 first-game victory Sunday afternoon here at Hutton Field.
February 10, 2012
CHAPMAN 8-8, GEORGE FOX 0-1: Panthers Go Crazy with Eights in Sweep of Bruins
ORANGE, Calif. - Collecting 24 hits on the day and scoring eight runs in each game, the Chapman University Panthers opened their softball season by sweeping the visiting George Fox University Bruins 8-0 and 8-1, the first game in six innings, in a non-conference doubleheader Friday afternoon here at El Camino Real Park.
February 9, 2012
GEORGE FOX 7-8, OCCIDENTAL 3-4: Bruins Open Softball Season with Sweep of Tigers
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Banging out 20 hits on the day and playing flawlessly in the field, the George Fox University Bruins got their 2012 softball season off on a good note by sweeping the Occidental College Tigers 7-3 and 8-4, the second game in only five innings, in a non-conference doubleheader Thursday afternoon here at Bell Field.
February 8, 2012
PREVIEW: Experienced but Still-Young Bruins Look to Climb in NWC Standings in 2012
NEWBERG, Ore. – With nine returning letter winners, including six starters and all three pitchers, a still-youthful George Fox University softball team that has no seniors on the roster is optimistic about its chances of improving and becoming a factor in the Northwest Conference softball race during the upcoming 2012 season.
January 31, 2012
NWC POLL: Improving Bruins Tabbed 6th in Rugged Northwest Conference Softball
NEWBERG, Ore. - In a rugged league that includes the defending NCAA Division III national champion Linfield College Wildcats, the George Fox University Bruins, who finished seventh in 2011, have been predicted to come in sixth in the 2012 Northwest Conference softball race, receiving 16 points in pre-season balloting by the NWC’s eight coaches.
NORTHWEST CUP: Bruins Edge Lady ‘Yotes but Fall Hard to Host Cavs in Tournament
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Taking advantage of the College of Idaho’s wildness, the George Fox University Bruins rallied for a 5-4 win over the Lady ‘Yotes in the first game but fell victim to two big innings in a 15-2 loss to the host Concordia University-Portland Cavaliers in their second game of the Northwest Cup softball tournament here Saturday.