Apr 22, 2018

Bruins Drop Championships Game To Linfield

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

By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG --- The No. 14-ranked George Fox softball team hosted No. T-16th Linfield in the championships game of the Northwest Conference tournament, losing a heartbreaker, 9-1 – six innings.


The Wildcats scratched across a pair of runs in the top of the first to take an early lead.

Savannah Vargas responded for the Bruins, hitting a beautiful home run in the bottom of the first to chip away at the lead. George Fox trailed at the end of the inning, 2-1.

Linfield managed to put runs on the board in the top of the second and third innings before scratching across three runs in the top of the fourth. They led 7-1 heading into the final three innings.

The Bruins were unable to get anything going down the stretch, losing a tough one.

Top Performers:

Vargas played well in this one, hitting a home run early in the game.

What It Means:

The Bruins sit at 35-9 on the season and place second in the NWC Tournament.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will wait and see if they receive an at-large bid for the NCAA Division III Regionals Monday, May 7.