Curtis and Margaret Morse Athletic Fields

a Softball player slides for a base George Fox University baseball and softball teams have played home games on two of the three playing fields that comprise the Curtis and Margaret Morse Athletic Fields Complex since 1989. The Bruin soccer teams played on the third field through the 2009 season, but now compete at the new Austin Sports Complex a mile north of the main campus.

Located across from the Wheeler Sports Center on Fulton Street and Villa Road on the northeast corner of the campus, the complex was renovated using a major donation from Curtis and Margaret Morse, avid supporters of Bruin athletics. The Morse family has had a long association with George Fox, with four generations of the family having attended the Newberg school.

All three Morse fields are natural-grass surfaces. The baseball field has temporary bleachers for 250 and a full-scale electronic scoreboard in right field, while the softball field has seating for 100 fans and a small electronic scoreboard on top of the third base dugout. Behind home plate at the baseball field is a two-story building with storage spaces on the first floor and a press box on the second.

Fundraising efforts are now under way for a further renovation of the Morse Athletic Fields that will eventually result in new surfaces for the fields, increased and improved seating, and lights for night games, placing the Bruins' home facilities among the best in the nation at the Division III level.