Apr 19, 2018

Six Bruins Named on All-NWC Team

A Winning Tradition

  • NCAA D-III National Champions (2004)
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  • 10 Northwest Conference Championships (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009)
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  • One Slats Gill Coach of the Year Award (Pat Bailey - 2004 finalist)
  • One George Fox Pasero Team of the Year (2004)

NEWBERG --- Six George Fox baseball players have been named to the 2018 All-Northwest Conference Baseball Team, as announced by the conference office Thursday.

2018 All-NWC Team 

The Bruins received one first-team selection, three second-team awards and two honorable mentions.

Matt Voelzke was named All-NWC first-team, Sam Swenson, Kyler Brudwick and Alex Jondal were named All-NWC second-team, while Austin Baek and Jerred Seamons received honorable mentions.

Voelzke, a sophomore utility player from Lake Oswego, Oregon, earns his second straight first-team selection. He finished the regular season with a 1.80 ERA, a 2-3 overall record and a school record in single-season saves with eight. He averaged 13.63 strikeouts per nine innings and was second on the team in appearances (17) and strikeouts (53). He leads the conference in saves and is fourth in strikeouts.

Swenson, a sophomore first baseman from McMinnville, Oregon, grabs his first second-team honor from the conference. Last year, Swenson was named as an honorable mention. He leads the team in home runs (6) and RBIs (41), is tied for first in hits (52), is second in runs scored (31), doubles (14), and third in at-bats (148) and batting average (.351). He is third in the conference in hits, fourth in doubles and eighth in home runs.

Brudwick, a junior outfielder from Ferndale, Washington, receives his first honor from the NWC as a second-team selection. Brudwick led the Bruins in batting average (.377) and doubles (17), is tied for first in hits (52), third in runs scored (29) and at-bats (138). Brudwick leads the conference in doubles, third in hits and sixth in sacrifice flies.

Jondal, a senior starting pitcher from Spokane, Washington, earns his first honor from the NWC as a second-team selection. Jondal has started in 11 games with an overall record of 5-3 and one save. He leads the Bruins in innings pitched (71.2) and strikeouts (58). Jondal is second in the NWC in innings pitched and strikeouts.

Baek, a freshman catcher from Bothell, Washington, received his first honorable mention from the conference. Baek was the primary starter for the Bruins behind the plate and held a .972 fielding percentage. He recorded 180 putouts and caught 10 runners stealing. He was sixth on the team in hits (32) and doubles (5).

Seamons, a junior third baseman from Fruitland, Idaho, earned his first honorable mention from the conference. Seamons leads the Bruins in at-bats (156), runs scored (35), is third in hits (50), and fifth in batting average (.321). He also leads the conference in at-bats and is fourth in runs scored.

The Bruins will face Pacific Lutheran in the first game of the Northwest Conference Tournament Friday, April 20 at 12 pm.