Apr 29, 2019

Bruins Put Six Players On All-NWC Roster

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

HILLSBORO --- Six George Fox baseball players have been named to the 2019 All-Northwest Conference Baseball Team, as announced by the conference office on Monday, April 29.

2019 All-NWC Team 

The Bruins had one player named All-NWC First Team, four players named All-NWC Second Team, and one tabbed as an All-NWC Honorable Mention.

For the third straight season, Matt Voelzke was selected as an All-NWC First Team member. Matt Ramirez, Kyler Brudwick, Chase Fetzer, and Landon Schirer were named All-NWC Second Team, and Christopher Stone was awarded an Honorable Mention nod by the conference office.

Voelzke, a junior utility player from Lake Oswego, Oregon, has been named All-NWC all three seasons that he has played for the Bruins. The junior shortstop leads the Bruins with 37 runs scored and five homers, and is second in hits with 50. On the mound, the right-hander has worked 29.1 innings of relief in 17 appearances with a 2-2 record, seven saves, and 40 strikeouts to go with his 3.07 ERA.

Brudwick, a senior outfielder from Ferndale, Washington, received his second honor from the NWC as a second-team selection. The Bruins' everyday right fielder has batted .320 this season with a team-high 19 extra-base hits, 28 RBI, and 47 hits to go with 13 walks and seven stolen bases.

Fetzer, a sophomore designated hitter/pitcher from Modesto, Calif., received his first All-NWC honor with the second-team selection. Fetzer has produced 24 hits, including 12 for extra bases, and 18 runs to go with 12 walks and a .488 slugging percentage. On the hill, Fetzer has the lowest WHIP among Bruin starters at 1.17.

Ramirez, a junior second baseman from San Ramon, Calif., received his first All-NWC honor with the second-team selection. The junior infielder leads the team with a .375 batting average, a .635 slugging percentage, and has scored 24 runs on 39 hits, including 12 doubles and five homers.

Schirer, a sophomore starting pitcher from San Diego, Calif., received his first All-NWC honor with the second-team selection. The lanky right-hander led the team with 12 appearances, two complete games, 56 strikeouts, and a 7-1 record on the hill. Schirer was second for the Bruins' starters with a 3.18 ERA behind Stone at 3.17 and allowed just two home runs in 68 innings.

Stone, a junior starting hurler from Roseburg, Oregon, received his first All-NWC honor with the honorable mention nod. Stone was the Bruins' number one arm during the season and leads the starting staff with a 3.17 ERA in 11 appearances and 71.0 innings of work. Stone has struck out 49 batters this season to date.

The Bruins close their 2019 season with a three-game series against Willamette on Friday and Sunday, May 3 & 5. The Bruins will play in Salem, Ore., on May 3 before hosting a doubleheader against the Bearcats on May 5 to celebrate Senior Day.