Apr 17, 2018

George Fox to Host Northwest Conference Tournament

A Winning Tradition

  • Two NCAA Regional Tournament Appearances (2016, 2018)
  • Five Northwest Conference Tournament Appearances (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Six NFCA All-West Region Athletes (One first-team, three second-team, two third-team) 
  • 4 Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 1 (NFCA) Division III National Pitcher of the Week (Abbie Bergerson, 2015)
  • Two National Top-25 Rankings (2016, 2018)
  • One NAIA Regional Tournament (1994)
  • One NAIA District Championship (1994)
  • One Cascade Conference Championship (1994)
  • 1 NAIA District Coach of the Year

NEWBERG --- No. 14-ranked George Fox will host the Northwest Conference Softball Tournament, April 20-22, for the first time in program history. The Bruins enter the tournament as the #1 seed and Northwest Conference Co-Champions with Linfield College, the #2 seed. Whitworth University is the #3 seed and Pacific University is the #4 seed.

The tournament schedule is as follows: (This will be updated as games conclude)

Friday, April 20

Game 1 - 12:00 pm #1 George Fox vs. #4 Pacific (Video/Live Stats)

Pacific defeated George Fox by a score of 10-2
Post Game Interview: George Fox | Pacific

Game 2 – 2:30 pm #2 Linfield vs. #3 Whitworth (Video/Live Stats)

Linfield defeated Whitworth by a score of 5-1

Saturday, April 21

Game 3 – 11:00 am George Fox vs. Whitworth

George Fox defeated Whitworth 10-3

Post Game Interview | George Fox

Game 4 – 1:30 pm Pacific vs. Linfield

Linfield defeated Pacific 9-7

Game 5 – 4:00 pm George Fox vs. Pacific

George Fox defeated Pacific 7-2

Post Game Interview | George Fox

Sunday, April 22

Game 6 – 12:00 pm Linfield vs. George Fox

Game 7 (if necessary) – 2:30 pm (Game 6 winner vs. Game 6 Loser)

Ticket Prices

All spectators will be required to purchase a ticket. Tickets will go on sale at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, and 11:00 A.M. on Sunday. Tickets can only be purchased at the gate and cash is required. Northwest Conference Passes will be accepted.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults - $6.00 per day
Youth/Seniors - $3.00 per day
Students from participating institutions - FREE with student ID


Friday, 11:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. - Taqueria Kopitos

Saturday, 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. - Dogs & Fries

Sunday, 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. - Taqueria Kopitos 


Visit the George Fox Athletics Livestream to catch the action online. George Fox Livestream > > >

Press Conference

Directly following each game, both teams will participate in a brief press conference. Video from press conferences will be added to this page throughout the weekend.

The Matchup

This marks the first time the Bruins have grabbed the No. 1-seed in the NWC and the first time they will host the NWC Tournament. The Bruins grabbed a share of the NWC title and will host the Boxers of Pacific. 

The Bruins are led by their two pitchers in the circle, Madison Sorensen and Abbie Bergerson. The Bruins also boast one of the best offenses in the NWC, as Annie Veatch, Allison Meyer and Roni Braun all sit atop the NWC leaderboard in home runs. The Bruins sit at a program-best 33-7, while the Boxers hold a 21-15 overall record. George Fox swept the Boxers earlier in the season after they recorded a program-best 11 home runs during the four-game series. 

The first pitch will start at 12 pm.