Mar 31, 2019

Bruins Drop Rubber Match To Blues

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 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: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG --- The George Fox baseball team hosted the Whitman Blues in the final game of its Northwest Conference series on Sunday, losing a tough one which came down to the wire, 5-2.


The Blues struck first, putting together a pair of solid innings in the top of the second and third. They scored twice in each and took a 4-0 lead.

The Bruins made their move in the bottom of the fourth. Kyler Brudwick got it going with a single to left center field, and later managed to advance to second on a wild pitch. A double from Sam Swenson brought Brudwick in to put the home team on the board, 4-1.

They kept it up in the bottom of the fifth. Jason Garcia singled, and then stole second to put the Bruins in a position to score. Matt Ramirez batted Garcia in with a double, cutting the lead to just two.

Neither side was able to score in the following innings until a home run from the Blues in the top of the ninth pushed Whitman's lead to 5-2.

The Bruins had a chance to tie or go ahead in the bottom of the ninth, but with runners on first and second, they were unable to complete the comeback as they dropped a close one.

Top Performers:

Swenson and Ramirez each batted in a runner to round out the Bruins' effort.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 17-10 overall and 12-6 in conference play.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins face Linfield on the road on Wednesday, April 3 for a nonconference game at 5:00 pm.