Category Archives: West Coast Conference

Baylor names Steve Rodriguez as head coach

Rodriguez_Steve_thumb.jpgWACO, Texas – Steve Rodriguez, who enjoyed a successful playing and coaching career at Pepperdine University, has been selected as Baylor University’s 19th head baseball coach, Vice President and Director of Athletics Ian McCaw announced.”We are excited to introduce Steve Rodriguez and welcome him and his family to Baylor,” McCaw said. “Steve is a dynamic leader, players’ coach, tireless recruiter and wonderful mission fit for our program. His highly successful coaching career and major league baseball playing experience will afford our student-athletes a rewarding experience as we build a championship program.” Continue reading Baylor names Steve Rodriguez as head coach

University of Portland names Geoff Loomis as Head Coach

LoomisPORTLAND, Ore. – Geoff Loomis has been named head coach of the University of Portland baseball program, Athletic Director Scott Leykam announced on Wednesday. Loomis, a member of the University of Portland Athletic Hall of Fame and one of the most decorated players in the history of the Pilot baseball program, compiled an impressive 327-197-2 (.624) record over the last 13 seasons as the head coach at Pacific Lutheran University. Continue reading University of Portland names Geoff Loomis as Head Coach

Portland blanks Seattle in sun-blessed nonconference action in Pacific Northwest

Portland, Ore. – Two pitchers combined on a four-hitter and two batters parked baseballs beyond the wall at revamped Joe Etzel Field on Tuesday as Portland shutout Seattle 9-0. Continue reading Portland blanks Seattle in sun-blessed nonconference action in Pacific Northwest

Gonzaga releases 2015 Schedule

MarkMachtolfGonzaga_thumb.jpgSPOKANE, Wash.—Another tough slate of games awaits Gonzaga University’s baseball team in 2015 as the Zags will face five opponents from last season’s NCAA Tournament, as announced by Gonzaga head coach Mark Machtolf. In all, Gonzaga will take on seven squads combined from the PAC 12, Big 10, and SEC and see other competition from the American Athletic, Big West, and the Western Athletic Conferences.

Once again, the Zags will spend the first month of the season in warmer and drier climates, playing their first 17 games outside the Pacific Northwest. They start the season in Northridge, Calif., with Opening Day on Friday, Feb. 13 against Utah Valley. A day later, they face host school CSU Northridge. The Bulldogs will wrap up opening weekend with a split doubleheader on Sunday, Feb. 15, playing Utah Valley in the morning and Cal State Northridge that afternoon. Continue reading Gonzaga releases 2015 Schedule

Santa Clara releases 2015 Schedule

MarkO'BrienSantaClaraSANTA CLARA, Calif. — On the heels of its first postseason appearance since 1997, Santa Clara Baseball begins the 2015 season by facing defending College World Series champion Vanderbilt on the road. The Broncos and Commodores meet for opening weeked Feb. 13-15 at Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tenn. It marks the first matchup between the programs, which collectively boast more than 250 years of baseball history. Continue reading Santa Clara releases 2015 Schedule