2021 Baseball Recruits

To be one of the best. It's the reason athletes compete at the NCAA Division III level. And at George Fox, athletes get the opportunity to pursue their passion for sports at a nationally ranked Christian college with a storied athletic tradition that includes both individual and team national championships.

We're excited about the quality of student-athletes who will join us for the 2021-22 academic year as we pursue our vision of being "the team to beat." In April, we hosted a virtual Commitment Day to celebrate their decision* and are proud to introduce our newest Bruins to you.

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Tyler Durant

Name: Tyler Durant

High School: Dougherty Valley High School (San Ramon, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): First Base, Outfield, and Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6-2 / 205

Intended Major:

Civil Engineering

Why I Chose George Fox:

I wanted to go to a smaller school, and after meeting the baseball coaches, engineering professors, and seeing the campus, it felt like the right place for me.

Fun Fact:

I am double jointed in six fingers.
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Mason Gronewald

Name: Mason Gronewald

High School: Mercer Island High School (Mercer Island, Washington)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): First and Third Baseman

Height / Weight: 6-5 / 230

Intended Major:

Pre-law and business

Why I Chose George Fox:

I am coming because of the excellent tradition of the baseball program and the countless academic opportunities.

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Spencer Johnson

Name: Spencer Johnson

High School: Santa Margarita Catholic High School (Coto de Caza, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6'1" / 180

Intended Major:

Business Marketing

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because of the great coaches and baseball program.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Golf.

Fun Fact:

I love playing golf.
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Liam Manning

Name: Liam Manning

High School: Castle View High School (Castle Rock, Colorado)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6'5" / 230

Intended Major:

Kinesiology

Why I Chose George Fox:

George Fox University aligns with my family’s core values and offers the areas of education that will allow me to achieve my pursuit of becoming a physical therapist. Having lived in Oregon previously, I'm excited to return to the Pacific Northwest.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

I learned how to play the guitar, which I’m still working on.

Fun Fact:

I enjoy completing challenging puzzles.
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Shane McClendon

Name: Shane McClendon

High School: Sierra Canyon High School (Santa Clarita, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher, Utility

Height / Weight: 5'9" / 170

Intended Major:

Psychology

Why I Chose George Fox:

I loved the campus and head baseball coach, Coach Kopple, when I took a tour. The environment and small-school feeling made me feel at home and ready to spend my next four years learning and growing as a person.

Fun Fact:

I enjoy expressing myself and my thoughts through artwork.
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Mychael Morera

Name: Mychael Morera

High School: Thousand Oaks High School (Thousand Oaks, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6'1" / 205

Intended Major:

Business Administration

Why I Chose George Fox:

I love the atmosphere, baseball program and coaching staff.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Golf.

Fun Fact:

My parents named me Mychael with a “Y” after father Mychal Judge NYFD chaplain who was listed as victim #1 during the terrible events of 9/11.
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Gage Moxely

Name: Gage Moxely

High School: Rex Putnam High School (Happy Valley, Oregon)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6'0" / 150

Intended Major:

Kinesiology

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because of the prestigious baseball program, coaches and facilities.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Skydiving.

Fun Fact:

I can play three instruments.
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Austin Nissen

Name: Austin Nissen

High School: Sheldon High School (Elk Grove, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Catcher and Utility player

Height / Weight: 5-8 / 161

Intended Major:

Psychology

Why I Chose George Fox:

It is a great fit for me academically and has a competitive baseball program. I also felt very welcomed by everyone, and enjoyed the beautiful campus.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

I started writing songs.

Fun Fact:

I can cook.
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Stanley Schoppe

Name: Stanley Schoppe

High School: Jesuit High School (Tigard, Oregon)

Sport(s): Football, Baseball

Position(s): Linebacker and kicker (football); catcher and utility player (baseball)

Height / Weight: 5'10" / 205

Intended Major:

Pre-Physical Therapy

Why I Chose George Fox:

George Fox is an amazing school that I believe will prepare me well to meet my future goals. Most importantly, the professors, coaches and students I have met are the kind of people I want to surround myself with as I continue to grow in my faith.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

Ping-pong.

Fun Fact:

I have ridden an elephant.
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Gordon Wend

Name: Gordon Wend

High School: El Toro High School (Lake Forest, California)

Sport(s): Baseball

Position(s): Pitcher

Height / Weight: 6'0" / 180

Intended Major:

Business Management

Why I Chose George Fox:

I chose George Fox because I loved how beautiful the campus looked. The great academics and values the school stands by really stood out to me in my decision to attend Fox as well. I also get the opportunity to play for a competitive baseball program where I will grow as an athlete and as a man.

A hobby I picked up during COVID-19:

During the summer when COVID began, I started golfing and going to the range a lot.

Fun Fact:

I used to be in a competitive bowling league as a kid and even got to compete in state tournaments.
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* Student-athletes listed on this page have accepted George Fox University's written offer of admission and/or financial aid. George Fox University is a member of the NCAA Div. III.