NWC HONORS: Ecklund, Jensen named to all-conference first team

NWC HONORS: Ecklund, Jensen named to all-conference first team
CF Drew Ecklund (Sr., San Luis Obispo HS, Calif.) and RHP Jeff Jensen (So., North Salem HS) were both named to the Northwest Conference first team all-star squad on Monday. Honorable mention accolades went to RHP Zach Vande Griend (So., Salem Academy HS), RHP Brian Gilmore (So., McNary HS) and DH/1B Jason Chatterton (Sr., Clackamas HS).

NOTES:
The Bearcats were 10-1 this season in 1-run games … two players started all 34 games for WU this season: RF Matt Drahn (Jr., Taft HS) and SS Colin Griffin (Jr., Jesuit HS) … RHP Brian Gilmore (So., McNary HS) finished the season with a 0.68 ERA, but didn’t throw enough innings (1 inning for every game the team has played) to qualify for NWC statistical leaders or the Willamette single season ERA record (1.24, Abe Cohen, 1996). Gilmore threw 13.1 innings and allowed just one earned run.


STATISTICS: As of May 12, Willamette was ranked second in the Northwest Conference in team pitching (4.14), fourth in team batting (.302) and ninth in team fielding (.927). Individually, CF Drew Ecklund (Sr., San Luis Obispo HS, Calif.) is fourth in the conference in batting at .381. RHP Jeff Jensen (So., North Salem HS) and RHP Zach Vande Griend (So., Salem Academy HS) are fourth and seventh, respectively, in NWC ERA at 3.06 and 3.78. Jensen and Vande Griend finished 2-3 in the NWC in strikeouts with 93 and 78, respectively.


WU STATS: /www.willamette.edu/athletics/baseball/records.htm
WU RESULTS: /www.willamette.edu/athletics/baseball/sched_rslts.htm


BEARCAT STATISTICAL LEADERS (FINAL)
AVE: .381, Drew Ecklund
HITS: 56, Drew Ecklund (school record: 64, Mitch Gregg, 1999)
HOME RUNS: 5, John Cox
RBI: 30, Mike Allen
STOLEN BASES: 11, Drew Ecklund
WINS: 5, Zach Vande Griend
SAVES: 3, Brian Gilmore
ERA: 3.06, Jeff Jensen
INN. PITCHED: 97.2, Zach Vande Griend (school record: 102.1, Matt Kosderka, 1998)
STRIKEOUTS: 93, Jeff Jensen


2003 WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY BASEBALL ROSTER

NO PLAYER POS B/T HT WT YR/EL HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE)
2 Dane Woldseth INF R/R 5-10 165 So./So. Bellevue, Wash. (Issaquah)
3 Zach Vande Griend P/INF R/R 5-9 170 So./So. Salem, Ore. (Salem Academy, Dordt)
4 Jeff Jensen P RHP 5-10 185 So./So. Salem, Ore. (North Salem)
6 Brian Gilmore INF/P S/R 6-0 185 Jr./So. Salem, Ore. (McNary)
7 Drew Ecklund OF R/R 6-0 180 Sr./Sr. San Luis Obispo, Calif. (San Luis Obispo,
Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo)
8 Matt Johnson INF R/R 5-11 185 Fr./Fr. Port Angeles, Wash. (Port Angeles)
9 Adam Holden OF L/L 6-0 185 Fr./Fr. Milton-Freewater, Ore. (McLoughlin)
10 B.J. Dobrkovsky INF R/R 6-3 190 Sr./Sr. Lebanon, Ore. (Lebanon)
11 Tyler Hunnex P RHP 5-9 190 Sr./Sr. Seattle, Wash. (The Bush School)
12 Colin Griffin INF S/R 6-0 187 Jr./Jr. Hillsboro, Ore. (Jesuit, Clackamas CC)
13 Anton Chiono P RHP 6-0 160 Fr./Fr. Summer Lake, Ore. (Paisley)
14 Travis Shull C R/R 6-1 190 Sr./Jr. Portland, Ore. (Westview, Lower Columbia CC)
15 Pat Everitt P LHP 6-0 165 Jr./So. Salem, Ore. (North Salem)
16 Steve Marchisio C R/R 6-0 205 Fr./Fr. Santa Cruz, Calif. (Santa Cruz)
17 Jeff Ross P/INF L/L 6-1 165 So./Fr. Salem, Ore. (Sprague)
18 Ken Halpin C R/R 6-1 200 Jr./So. Medford, Ore. (North Medford, Univ. of San Diego)
19 Mike Allen P/OF R/R 6-5 205 Fr./Fr. Ashland, Ore. (Ashland)
20 Matt Drahn OF R/R 6-0 205 Jr./Jr. Lincoln City, Ore. (Taft)
22 Nic Nottingham OF R/R 6-1 210 Fr./Fr. Hailey, Idaho (Wood River)
23 Chris Murrell P RHP 6-1 195 So./So. San Diego, Calif. (Serra)
24 John Cox INF L/L 6-2 220 So./So. Spokane, Wash. (University)
26 Andy Bartels INF/P R/R 6-3 205 Jr./Jr. Medford, Ore. (Phoenix)
27 Jason Chatterton C R/R 5-10 225 Gr./Sr. Portland, Ore. (Clackamas)
28 Greg Goodenough C/OF R/R 6-1 190 Fr./Fr. Baker City, Ore. (Baker)

HEAD COACH: [25] David Wong (13th year)
ASSISTANT COACHES: [1] Tom Bush (13th year); [21] John Horner (7th year)
SCOREKEEPER: Pam Bush (11th year)


NORTHWEST CONFERENCE STANDINGS (through May 12 — FINAL)
W L PCT
*George Fox (29-11) 18 5 .783
WILLAMETTE (21-13) 17 7 .708
Linfield (21-19) 14 10 .583
Pacific (22-17) 13 11 .542
Whitworth (15-22-1) 12 11 .522
Puget Sound (18-18) 11 12 .478
Pacific Lutheran (12-26) 11 12 .478
Lewis & Clark (11-26-1) 8 16 .333
Whitman (4-28) 2 22 .083

* Qualified for NCAA Division III West Region tournament


THE DAVID WONG YEARS AT WILLAMETTE
Head coach David Wong became Willamette’s all-time winningest baseball coach on Saturday, March 29 following Willamette’s sweep of Whitworth (see below).
OVERALL NWC PL.
1991 13-23-1 10-8 3rd
1992 22-20 11-7 3rd(t)
1993 24-13-1 11-6 2nd
1994 24-17 12-6 2nd(t)
1995 15-22-1 11-7 2nd
1996 22-17 13-8 3rd
1997 28-13 18-6 2nd(t)
1998 31-12 20-4 1st
1999 21-17 16-8 3rd
2000 24-17 15-9 3rd
2001 29-16 18-6 1st
2002 13-21 9-15 6th
2003 21-13 17-7
TOTAL 287-221-3 181-97

NOTE: The all-time school record for wins by a Willamette head coach was held by the late John Lewis until Saturday, March 29, when David Wong logged win No. 277. From 1948-72 (25 seasons), Lewis’ teams went 276-264 and won three Northwest Conference titles. Lewis also coached basketball at WU and served as athletic director. On Feb. 22, 2003, WU basketball coach Gordie James surpassed Lewis as Willamette’s all-time winningest basketball coach.


HOW TO CONTACT HEAD COACH DAVID WONG:
Office: (503) 370-6011
Email: dwong@willamette.edu

MORE INFORMATION ON THE WEB:
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY: /www.willamette.edu/athletics/baseball
NORTHWEST CONFERENCE: http://www.nwcsports.com