Mar 24, 2019

Bruins Drop Series To Pirates

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 Seth Preuss

SPOKANE --- The George Fox baseball team faced the Pirates of Whitworth to finish their season series and fell in the series finale by a final score of 12-0.

Recap

The Bruins put Chase Fetzer on the mound for his third start of the season but it was a short-lived appearance. Fetzer was lifted after working three innings and the Bruins filled the final five frames with single innings of effort from Issac Olson, Nate Leid, Corey Caldwell, Bradley Emmens, and Connor Carter.

After a scoreless first inning, the Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second that would only continue to grow. A single run in the third made it 3-0 and ended Fetzer's day, but the Pirates weren't done. Two more runs in the fourth quickly put the Bruins in a 5-0 hole, and a trio of runs in the fifth for the Pirates made it 8-0.

The Bruins gave up four more runs in the eighth to make 12-0 for the Pirates. The Bruins were unable to put anything together at the plate themselves and the 12-0 advantage would hold as the final score.

Top Performers

Caldwell and Emmens each worked a scoreless relief inning and were the only two Bruins no avoid surrendering a run on the hill.

What It Means

The Bruins drop to 15-8 overall and are 11-4 against NWC opponents after dropping their second NWC series of the season.

What Happens Next

George Fox hosts Lewis & Clark for a nonconference matchup on Wednesday, March 27, before returning to countable NWC series action with a three-game series against Whitman in Newberg.