The university’s baseball program is receiving a boost with an $800,000 fundraising campaign that will provide needed upgrades to the team’s Morse Athletic Fields facility. Chaired by alumni parent Chris Mason, the campaign will incorporate two phases. The first will raise $250,000 to make it possible to move the backstop and enlarge the dugouts by this August, in time for use next season. The second phase includes the installment of an artificial field to allow for more Bruin home games.
The goal is to finish fundraising by the spring of 2015 and complete both phases by August of 2015. The inspiration for the campaign stems from the university’s commitment to provide excellent facilities for the “team to beat” in Division III college baseball. George Fox has a storied baseball tradition, which includes seven Northwest Conference titles in the 2000s and a national championship in 2004.