Mar 28, 2018

Panthers Pounce On Bruins

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

ORANGE --- The George Fox baseball team began its California swing with a matchup against the Chapman Panthers Wednesday evening, as the Bruins fell, 10-0.

Recap:

The Bruins and Panthers held each other scoreless through the first two innings before the Bruins were the first to threaten in the top of the third.

Dillon Blankenship led off the inning with a double down the left field line and moved over to third on a groundout by Turner Glenn. With two outs, Austin Baek's fly out left Blankenship stranded.

Chapman jumped on the board in the bottom of the third with an RBI single to take a 1-0 lead.

The Bruins put runners on base multiple times through the middle innings but could not produce the key hit to bring runners home. The Panthers added runs in the fourth and fifth innings before exploding for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

The pitching and defense of the Panthers continued to keep the Bruin bats at bay late into the game as Chapman sealed the 10-0 win.

Top Performers:

Blankenship's 1 for 2 day was highlighted by his third inning double. Kyle Esquerra, AJ Valencia and Baek each recorded hits for the Bruins.

What It Means:

The Bruins fall to 15-12 on the season.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will enjoy a day off before opening up a three-game series with Whittier on Friday. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.