2011-12 PRESS RELEASES
August 8, 2012
Bruins’ Dixon Wins Triple Crown in Summer Baseball’s West Coast League-Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. – A number of George Fox University baseball players compete in collegiate wood-bat leagues each summer, but few have put together seasons that can match that of Bruins’ first baseman Derek Dixon, who recently captured the batting “triple crown” for the Portland Bucks of the West Coast League-Portland.
May 19, 2012
ALL-REGION: D3baseball.com Names Clifford All-West First Team, Ranta Second Team
NEWBERG, Ore. – Third baseman Danny Clifford of George Fox University and Bruins ace right-hander Brian Ranta have been named to the 2012 NCAA Division III All-West Region First Team and Second Team respectively as announced recently by D3baseball.com, the nation’s premier website for D-III baseball coverage.
May 10, 2012
Ranta Gets BAA Athlete, D3baseball Team of Week Honors, HM for D-III National Award
NEWBERG, Ore. – Closing out his career on a high note, George Fox University ace right-hander Brian Ranta has received one local and two national weekly honors for the week of April 30-May 6 following his 7-1 complete-game victory over Pacific Lutheran University in the Linfield College Tournament in McMinnville, Ore., on May 4.
May 9, 2012
George Fox’s Bruin Baseball Boys Only Summer Skills Camp Scheduled for June 19-21
NEWBERG, Ore. – All boys ages 9 to 18 looking to improve their baseball abilities this summer are invited to George Fox University’s annual Bruin Baseball Boys Only Skills Camp, which is set for Tuesday-Thursday, June 19-21, from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Morse Field, the on-campus home of the Bruins’ nationally-recognized NCAA Division III program.
May 8, 2012
ALL-CONFERENCE: Ranta Named Pitcher of the Year as 12 Bruins Get All-NWC Honors
NEWBERG, Ore. – Led by staff ace Brian Ranta, the Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Year, a total of 12 George Fox University Bruins have been named to either the First or Second All-Conference Baseball Teams or received All-NWC honorable mention for the 2012 season as voted on recently by the league’s nine coaches.
May 6, 2012
LINFIELD 8, GEORGE FOX 0: Bruins Shut Out by Arch-Rival Wildcats in Season Finale
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – After sweeping Linfield College in their three-game Northwest Conference series two weeks ago, the George Fox University Bruins were unable to make it four in a row over their Yamhill County rivals as the Wildcats prevailed 8-0 in the final game of the Linfield Baseball Tournament Sunday afternoon here at Roy Helser Field.
May 5, 2012
LEWIS-CLARK STATE 10, GEORGE FOX 2: Bruins Bruised by NAIA’s 9th-Ranked Warriors
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Picking up their 40th win of the season with a 16-hit offensive outburst, the Lewis-Clark State College Warriors, ranked No. 9 in the NAIA, battered the George Fox University Bruins 10-2 on the second day of play in the Linfield College Baseball Tournament Saturday afternoon here at Roy Helser Field.
May 4, 2012
GEORGE FOX 7, PAC LUTHERAN 1: Bruins Overpower Lutes to Open Linfield Tourney
NEWBERG, Ore. – Josh Rapacz hit his first home run of the season and Danny Clifford slugged his team-leading seventh in support of Brian Ranta’s seventh win as the George Fox University Bruins dispatched the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes 7-1 on the first day of the Linfield College Baseball Tournament Friday evening here at Roy Helser Field.
April 27, 2012
Ranta BAA Athlete of the Week, HM for NWC Pitcher; Clifford HM for NWC Hitter
NEWBERG, Ore. – Another sterling performance that started George Fox off on a three-game series sweep of Linfield College has earned ace right-hander Brian Ranta the Bruin Athletic Association Men’s Athlete of the Week for Apr. 16-22, as well as honorable mention for Northwest Conference Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week.
April 22, 2012
GEORGE FOX 9, LINFIELD 1: Hill’s Relief Effort Lifts Bruins by Wildcats in ‘Home’ Finale
PORTLAND, Ore. – Buoyed by 5.2 innings of stalwart relief by Taylor Hill, the George Fox University Bruins closed the ‘home’ and Northwest Conference portions of their 2012 baseball season by completing a three-game sweep of the 21st-ranked Linfield College Wildcats 9-1 Sunday afternoon here at the University of Portland’s Joe Etzel Field.
April 21, 2012
GEORGE FOX 3-8, LINFIELD 1-7: Bruins’ Sweep Wipes Out Wildcats’ Title Hopes
PORTLAND, Ore. – A two-run rally in the bottom of the 9th inning capped a George Fox University comeback from a seven-run deficit for an 8-7 win and enabled the Bruins to complete a sweep of their Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader over the Linfield College Wildcats Saturday afternoon here at the University of Portland’s Joe Etzel Field.
April 20, 2012
WHAT’S BRUIN: Baseball News & Notes 4/20
NEWBERG, Ore. - * COMING UP: Final NWC Series with Linfield Apr. 21-22 at U of Portland; * Ranta, Clifford Honorable Mention for NWC Pitching, Batting Awards; * NCAA STATS: 4 Bruins Ranked Among National Leaders in 9 Categories; * NWC STATS: Ranta Ranks in Top 3 in League in 6 Different Statistics
April 15, 2012
PAC LUTHERAN 10, GEORGE FOX 6: Lutes Break Away from Bruins to Take Away Series
PARKLAND, Wash. – After battling back from three runs down to tie it 6-6 in the top of the 5th inning, the George Fox University Bruins gave the lead back to Pacific Lutheran University in the bottom of the frame with two unearned runs and went on to drop a 10-6 Northwest Conference baseball game to the Lutes Sunday afternoon here at the PLU Field.
April 14, 2012
GEORGE FOX 8-2, PAC LUTHERAN 6-8: Bruins Win Opener in 11, Drop Nightcap to Lutes
PARKLAND, Wash. – Danny Clifford slugged a go-ahead home run in the 11th inning to give the George Fox University Bruins an 8-6 first-game win, but the Pacific Lutheran University Lutes took the second 8-2 behind Trevor Lubking’s 13 strikeouts for a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader split Saturday afternoon here at the PLU Baseball Field.
April 14, 2012
GEORGE FOX 5, WHITWORTH 4: Bruins Lock Down Pirates and 3rd Place in Conference
SPOKANE, Wash. – Closing the regular season with a hard-fought win over their closest pursuer, the George Fox University Bruins clinched third place in the Northwest Conference men’s tennis standings and the No. 3 seed in the upcoming NWC Tournament with a 5-4 win over the Whitworth University Pirates Saturday afternoon here at the Scotford Tennis Center.
April 10, 2012
CORBAN 7, GEORGE FOX 1: Bruins Drop Rain-Soaked Non-League Game to Warriors
KEIZER, Ore. – After trying twice earlier in the season to play, the George Fox University Bruins and the Corban University Warriors finally got their non-conference baseball game in Tuesday evening here at Volcanoes Stadium, with the Bruins’ offensive woes continuing in a 7-1 rain-soaked setback at the hands of the Warriors.
April 9, 2012
Tuesday’s Makeup Game between Bruins and Warriors Moved to Volcanoes Stadium
NEWBERG, Ore. – After concluding that their home field simply would not be dry enough in time, the Corban University Warriors have decided to move their non-conference baseball game with the George Fox University Bruins on Tuesday, Apr. 11, to Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer, Ore., with a 4:00 p.m. scheduled first pitch.
April 7, 2012
PUGET SOUND 2, GEORGE FOX 1: Loggers Edge Bruins in 2nd Straight Pitching Duel
PORTLAND, Ore. – In a battle of five-hitters, the University of Puget Sound’s Lucas Stone out-dueled George Fox University’s Tom Zarosinski and the visiting Loggers beat the Bruins 2-1 to capture the Northwest Conference baseball series two games to one Saturday afternoon here at Concordia University’s Hilken Community Stadium.
April 6, 2012
GEORGE FOX 7-1, PUGET SOUND 4-2: Williams Ties Triples Record in Bruins-Loggers Split
PORTLAND, Ore. – Timothy Williams tied a George Fox University record with two triples and drove in five runs in a 7-4 first-game win, but the University of Puget Sound Loggers scored two in the 9th to stun the Bruins 2-1 in the second game of a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader Friday afternoon here at Concordia University’s Hilken Stadium.
April 5, 2012
Ranta Wins NWC Pitcher Honors for 2nd Straight Week; Williams HM for NWC Hitter
NEWBERG, Ore. – After throwing the fourth no-hitter in George Fox University history, ace right-hander Brian Ranta had another solid outing on Mar. 31 at Whitworth University to earn Northwest Conference Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week honors for Mar. 26-Apr. 1, his second straight week to win the award and third time this season.
April 3, 2012
Bruins Move UPS Games to Concordia, Linfield to U of Portland, Reschedule Corban
NEWBERG, Ore. – On the heels of the Willamette Valley’s wettest March on record, the George Fox University Bruins will be moving their final two home baseball series to other venues, the University of Puget Sound games on Apr. 6-7 to Concordia University-Portland and the Linfield College games on Apr. 21-22 to the University of Portland.
April 1, 2012
WHITWORTH 4, GEORGE FOX 1: Pirates Salvage Finale of Three-Game Set with Bruins
SPOKANE, Wash. – Keeping the Northwest Conference baseball race tighter than a drum, the Whitworth University Pirates salvaged the finale of their three-game series with the visiting George Fox University Bruins with a 4-1 win behind the stellar pitching of C.J. Perry and Dan Scheibe Sunday afternoon here at Merkel Field.
March 31, 2012
GEORGE FOX 8-10, WHITWORTH 1-5: Bruins Hammer Out 32 Hits in Sweep of Pirates
SPOKANE, Wash. – Hammering out 32 hits on the day, the visiting George Fox University Bruins knocked Whitworth University out of a share of first place in the tightly-packed Northwest Conference baseball race with a doubleheader sweep of the Pirates, 8-1 and 10-5, Saturday afternoon here at Merkel Field.
March 29, 2012
Ranta Named NCBWA National Pitcher, NWC Pitcher, and BAA Athlete of the Week
NEWBERG, Ore. – A trifecta of awards, including the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s NCAA Division III National Pitcher of the Week, has been accorded George Fox University’s Brian Ranta for the week of Mar. 19-25 after the Bruins’ ace right-hander tossed the fourth no-hitter in team history on Saturday, Mar. 24.
March 27, 2012
Sad Saga of Sogginess Continues as Bruins-Warriors Game Postponed for Second Time
KEIZER, Ore. – Tuesday’s non-conference baseball game between the George Fox University Bruins and the Corban University Warriors that was set for 4:00 p.m. here at Volcanoes Stadium has been postponed due to rain, the second time in a week that the two teams have been unable to play because of wet conditions.
March 25, 2012
GEORGE FOX 12, WHITMAN 5: Key Hit, Sterling Relief Help Bruins Sweep Missionaries
PORTLAND, Ore. – Jared Chase went 3-for-4 with a key three-run double and Bobby Orozco went five sterling innings in relief as the George Fox University Bruins completed a three-game Northwest Conference baseball series sweep of the Whitman College Missionaries with a 12-5 victory Sunday afternoon here at Hilken Stadium.
March 24, 2012
GEORGE FOX 1-12, WHITMAN 0-4: Ranta Fires No-Hitter as Bruins Sweep Missionaries
PORTLAND, Ore. – Brian Ranta threw the fourth no-hitter in George Fox University history in a 1-0 first-game win, and the Bruins used a pair of six-run innings to rally for a 12-4 second-game victory and sweep the Whitman College Missionaries in a Northwest Conference baseball twinbill Saturday afternoon here at Concordia University’s Hilken Stadium.
March 21, 2012
Bruins’ Corban Game Postponed to Mar. 27; Whitman Series Moving to Concordia
NEWBERG, Ore. – Wednesday’s scheduled non-conference baseball game between George Fox University and Corban University has been postponed to Mar. 27, and the George Fox vs. Whitman College Northwest Conference series has been moved to Concordia University in Portland, all due to ongoing wet conditions on area baseball diamonds.
March 17, 2012
GEORGE FOX 14-5, WILLAMETTE 6-4: Bruins Alternate Bats and Arms to Sweep Bearcats
SALEM, Ore. – Hammering out 18 hits in the first game and getting strong efforts from three pitchers in the second game, the visiting George Fox University Bruins swept a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader from the Willamette University Bearcats 14-6 and 5-4 Saturday afternoon here at John Lewis Field.
March 11, 2012
PACIFIC 3, GEORGE FOX 0: Boxers’ Fahey Shuts Out Bruins in Rain-Delayed Series Finale
FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Southpaw Chad Fahey (2-1) threw a six-hit shutout and got just enough run support to give the Pacific University Boxers a 3-0 victory and a 2-1 Northwest Conference baseball series win over the George Fox University Bruins Sunday afternoon here at Bond Field in a game that was three hours late starting due to rain.
March 11, 2012
Final Game of George Fox-Pacific Series on Sunday Delayed Two Hours to 2 p.m. Start
NEWBERG, Ore. - The third and final game of the George Fox University (7-10, NWC 3-2) vs. Pacific University (6-9, NWC 3-2) Northwest Conference baseball series on Sunday, Mar. 11, has been delayed two hours by weather and will now start at 2:00 p.m.
March 10, 2012
PACIFIC 7-5, GEORGE FOX 1-6: Keenan Shuts Door to Give Bruins DH Split with Boxers
FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Reliever Alex Keenan struck out the side in the 9th inning to preserve a 6-5 second-game win for the George Fox University Bruins, who earned a split of their Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader after the Boxers had taken the opener 7-1 behind ace right-hander Rob Dittrick Saturday afternoon here at Bond Field.
March 8, 2012
WHAT’S BRUIN: Baseball News & Notes 3/8
NEWBERG, Ore. - * Coming Up: Bruins Move Mar. 10-11 Home Games to Pacific Ballpark; * Dunn Earns BAA Award, HM for NWC Pitching; Greenstein HM as Well; * NWC Stats: Greenstein Leads or Tied for Lead in 5 Categories
March 7, 2012
George Fox Baseball Series with Pacific on Mar. 10-11 Moved to Boxers’ Ballpark
NEWBERG, Ore. - Due to unplayable wet conditions in the outfield at George Fox University’s Morse Field, the Bruins’ three-game Northwest Conference baseball series Saturday-Sunday, Mar. 10-11, with the Pacific University Boxers is being moved to the Boxers’ home ballpark, Chuck Bafaro Stadium at Bond Field in Forest Grove, Ore.
March 4, 2012
LEWIS & CLARK 8, GEORGE FOX 3: Pioneers Slam Bruins Behind Traver’s Two Homers
PORTLAND, Ore. - Andrew Traver went 3-for-4 with two home runs, including a grand slam, and six RBIs, leading the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers to their first win of the season, an 8-3 romp over the visiting George Fox University Bruins, in Northwest Conference baseball action Sunday afternoon here at the Huston Sports Complex.
March 3, 2012
GEORGE FOX 5-4, LEWIS & CLARK 3-0: Bruins Open NWC Play with Sweep of Pioneers
PORTLAND, Ore. - Three George Fox University pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts with no walks and no hit batsmen, leading the visiting Bruins to a sweep of their Northwest Conference-opening baseball doubleheader, 5-3 and 4-0 over the Lewis & Clark College Pioneers, Saturday afternoon here at the Huston Sports Complex.
February 29, 2012
WHAT’S BRUIN: Baseball News & Notes 2/29
NEWBERG, Ore. - * Coming Up: Bruins to Open Northwest Conference Play at Lewis & Clark; * Recent Games: Bruins Take Two-of-Three from D-III Power Chapman; * Ranta Earns BAA, NWC Weekly Awards; Williams HM for NWC Hitter; * NWC Stats: Greenstein, Rapacz, Clifford Among Early Batting Leaders
February 26, 2012
GEORGE FOX 13, CHAPMAN 5: Bruins Capture Best-of-Three Series with No. 2 Panthers
ORANGE, Calif. - Combining eight walks and four hit batsmen by Chapman University pitchers and eight errors and three passed balls by the Panther defense with 10 hits and some clutch pitching of their own, the George Fox University Bruins pounded the No. 2-ranked Panthers 13-5 in a non-conference baseball game Sunday afternoon here at Hart Park.
February 25, 2012
GEORGE FOX 3-3, CHAPMAN 2-4: Bruins Win in 12 but Split with 2nd-Ranked Panthers
ORANGE, Calif. - Taylor Hunter singled in the winning run in the 12th inning to give the George Fox University Bruins a 3-2 win over second-ranked Chapman University in the first game, but the Panthers bounced back for a 4-3 win in the nightcap and a split of their non-conference baseball doubleheader Saturday afternoon here at Hart Park.
February 23, 2012
WHAT’S BRUIN: Baseball News & Notes 2/23
NEWBERG, Ore. - Breaking into the George Fox lineup with a bang, outfielder David Greenstein has been named the Bruin Athletic Association Men’s Athlete of the Week as well as the Northwest Conference Baseball Pitching Student-Athlete of the Week for Feb. 13-19 after batting .579 in the Bruins’ five games in the Arizona Desert Classic.
February 19, 2012
GEORGE FOX 6, TEXAS-DALLAS 5: Bruins Conquer Comets with Walk-Off Hit in 11th
ANTHEM, Ariz. – Josh Rapacz rapped his fourth hit of the game, a bases-loaded single with no outs in the bottom of the 11th inning, to drive in the winning run as the George Fox University Bruins ended their stay in the Arizona Desert Baseball Classic with a 6-5 win over the University of Texas-Dallas Comets Sunday here at Boulder Creek High School.
February 18, 2012
GEORGE FOX 5, CONCORDIA TX 3: Bruins Nail Down Elusive First Win over Tornadoes
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Clutch hits in a two-run 8th inning and stellar pitching by Taylor Hill and Alex Keenan carried the George Fox University Bruins to their first win of the 2012 baseball season, a 5-3 victory over the Concordia University-Austin Tornadoes, in the Arizona Desert Classic Saturday afternoon here at Sandra Day O’Connor High School.
February 17, 2012
CLAREMONT 9, GEORGE FOX 4: NWC-Killing Stags Tag Bruins with 7th Straight Setback
ANTHEM, Ariz. – Already 4-2 with a win over second-ranked Chapman University entering Friday’s play in the Arizona Desert Classic, the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges Stags picked up two wins against Northwest Conference teams, including a 9-4 win over the George Fox University Bruins in the afternoon here at Boulder Creek High School.
February 16, 2012
LA VERNE 9-17, GEORGE FOX 8-14: Bruin Bats Hot but Pitching Not as Leopards Sweep
ANTHEM, Ariz. – Although five George Fox University batters posted multiple hits in each game and five home runs in all on the day, the pitching staff allowed 26 runs as the Bruins dropped a baseball twinbill to the University of La Verne Leopards 9-8 in 10 innings and 17-14 on the first day of the Arizona Desert Classic here Thursday.
February 14, 2012
Bruins Off to Arizona for 5 Baseball Games in 4 Days vs. NCAA Division III Opponents
NEWBERG, Ore. – Still seeking their first win of the new baseball season after a rough 0-4 start against NAIA competition in Idaho this past weekend, the George Fox University Bruins will play five games in four days against NCAA Division III opponents in the Arizona Desert Classic Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 16-19, at various locations in the Phoenix area.
February 12, 2012
CONCORDIA 5, GEORGE FOX 4: Bruins Finish 0-4 in Tourney after 11-Inning Loss to Cavs
LEWISTON, Idaho – Ending a snake-bitten stay in the Guardian Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Baseball Tournament Sunday here at Lewis-Clark State College’s Harris Field, the George Fox University Bruins committed six errors, gave up four unearned runs, and dropped a 5-4 decision in 11 innings to the Concordia University-Portland Cavaliers.
February 11, 2012
GUARDIAN TOURNAMENT: Bruins Allow 26 Runs in Losses to Cavaliers and Warriors
LEWISTON, Idaho – Eight George Fox University pitchers were unable to quell the bats of their opponents in two games of the Guardian Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Tournament as the Bruins lost 13-11 to the Concordia University-Portland Cavaliers and 13-6 to the host Lewis-Clark State College Warriors Saturday here at Harris Field.
February 10, 2012
BRITISH COLUMBIA 9, GEORGE FOX 8: Bruins Blow Late Leads Twice in Loss to T’Birds
LEWISTON, Idaho – Coughing up multiple runs in both the 9th and 10th innings, the George Fox University Bruins opened the 2012 baseball season with a 9-8 10-inning loss to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds in the Guardian Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Tournament Friday here at Lewis-Clark State College’s Harris Field.
February 9, 2012
PREVIEW: Bruins Hope to Return to Playoffs in 2012 behind Pitching Depth and Defense
NEWBERG, Ore. – After missing out on the NCAA Division III National Tournament each of the last two years, the George Fox University Bruins hope to return this season to the baseball playoffs, in which they participated eight times from 2000-2009, behind a pitching staff that may be the deepest in team history and another solid defense effort.
February 8, 2012
Former Bruins’ Closer Chad Jones Inks Pro Contract with Independent Team in Canada
NEWBERG, Ore. - Two years after completing his George Fox University career, former Bruins’ relief ace Chad Jones is finally getting a chance to pursue a professional baseball career by inking a free agent contract with the Quebec Capitales of the independent Canadian-American League.
January 31, 2012
NWC POLL: Bruins Picked to Finish 2nd in NWC Baseball to Defending Champ Wildcats
NEWBERG, Ore. - Anchored by a solid staff of returning pitchers and some strong new arms on the mound, the George Fox University Bruins have been tabbed to finish second to defending Northwest Conference champion and NCAA Division III pre-season No. 4 Linfield College in the 2012 NWC baseball race, according to a poll of the league’s nine coaches.