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Get to Know GCU Club Baseball

The GCU Club Baseball program has become one of the most successful club sport programs not only on campus, but in the nation. Nearly 60 players participated on at least one of our three teams each year, providing an opportunity for students to enhance their college experience by competing on one of our club baseball teams. The program consists of ‘fall ball’ scrimmages and a spring season with about 30 total games against conference and non-conference club baseball teams from other universities, as well as several matchups against community college teams from the Phoenix area. Our teams also compete against top local junior college programs.  This is our seventh year of competition and our fifth year in National Club Baseball Association (NCBA) play. GCU strives to have Division I and II teams – both with chances to compete in the postseason.

Division I

In 2018-19, in just their third season on the NCBA Division I level, the Lopes’ Division I team continued making history on a conference, regional and national level. After finishing third in the nation in 2017-18, the Lopes began the year ranked third in the NCBA DI Poll, and overcame a slow start to put together a program-record 14-game winning streak that propelled them to their second straight Southern Pacific South Conference and SoPac Region titles. That sent them to their second straight appearance at the National Club Baseball Association World Series in Holly Springs, North Carolina. After their first loss in nearly two months, the Lopes bounced back in the double-elimination tournament to reach the championship game, finishing second in the country. Their appearance in the championship game bested their third-place finish in 2018.

Division II

In 2018-19, in their fourth season in NCBA Division II, the Lopes posted their second straight 12-6 mark in conference play. Unlike 2017-18, when they finished second, this year’s mark was good enough to clinch the Lopes’ first-ever Pacific Region South Conference title, sending them to the Pacific Regional Tournament. The Lopes reached the third round of the tournament for the second straight season. The Lopes vie each season to be one of the eight teams who advance to the NCBA Division II World Series in May.

Club Baseball Academy

The GCU Club Baseball Academy team is a great fit for baseball players with limited time to dedicate to their sport. Team 3 will practice on campus and participate in competitive wood bat leagues off campus.

Pay your dues for Division I and II Spring baseball here.

Pay your dues for the Club Academy team here.

GCU Club Baseball Schedules

Showing 2019-2020

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Thursday 09/19/2019 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler Gilbert CC 6:00 PM FINISHED
Saturday 09/28/2019 at Arizona State University DI Arizona State University NA FINISHED
Tuesday 10/01/2019 at Glendale Community College Glendale CC 3:00 PM FINISHED
Tuesday 10/08/2019 at Glendale Community College Glendale CC 3:00 PM FINISHED
Saturday 10/12/2019 at Northern Arizona University Washington High School 9:00 AM FINISHED
Wednesday 10/23/2019 at Ottawa University Kansas City Side #5/#6 NA FINISHED
Thursday 10/24/2019 at Ottawa University Kansas City Side #5/#6 NA FINISHED
Saturday 11/09/2019 at University of Arizona TBA NA FINISHED
Friday 11/15/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA FINISHED
Saturday 11/16/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA FINISHED
Sunday 11/17/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA FINISHED
Tuesday 01/28/2020 at Ottawa University Development TBD 3:00 PM 6-7 L
Tuesday 02/04/2020 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler-Gilbert Community College 6:00 PM 1-11 (8 innings) L
Thursday 02/06/2020 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler-Gilbert Community College 6:00 PM 3-4 L
Monday 02/10/2020 at Glendale Community College Glendale Community College 3:00 PM 2-4 L
Tuesday 02/11/2020 at Mesa Community College Mesa Community College 3:00 PM CANCELLED
Saturday 02/15/2020 at University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA 7:00 PM 2-4 L
Sunday 02/16/2020 at University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA 10:00 AM 15-3 W
Sunday 02/16/2020 at University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA 1:00 PM 6-4 W
Tuesday 02/18/2020 at Okanagan College Gene Autry Park - Mesa 12:00 PM 10-12 L
Saturday 02/22/2020 at Ottawa University Development Red Mountain Sports Complex 8:45 AM TBA
Saturday 02/22/2020 at Ottawa University Development Red Mountain Sports Complex 11:15 AM TBA
Wednesday 02/26/2020 at Phoenix College Phoenix (Phoenix College) 3:00 PM 0-10 (F/7) L
Saturday 02/29/2020 vs University of Arizona Brazell Field 10:00 AM 11-1 W
Sunday 03/01/2020 vs University of Arizona Brazell Field 10:00 AM 12-0 (F/5) W
Sunday 03/01/2020 vs University of Arizona Brazell Field 12:30 PM 8-2 W
Wednesday 03/04/2020 vs South Mountain Community College South Mountain CC 3:00 PM TBA
Saturday 03/07/2020 vs San Diego State University Phoenix (Washington HS) 10:00 AM 0-2 L
Saturday 03/07/2020 vs San Diego State University Phoenix (Washington HS) 12:30 PM 8-5 W
Sunday 03/08/2020 vs San Diego State University Phoenix (Washington HS) 10:00 AM 1-10 L
Thursday 03/26/2020 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler-Gilbert Community College 6:00 PM CANCELLED
Wednesday 04/01/2020 at Mesa Community College Mesa Community College 3:00 PM CANCELLED
Saturday 04/04/2020 at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff 10:00 AM CANCELLED
Saturday 04/04/2020 at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff 1:00 PM CANCELLED
Sunday 04/05/2020 at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff 10:00 AM CANCELLED
Thursday 04/09/2020 at Phoenix College Phoenix (Phoenix College) 3:00 PM CANCELLED
Saturday 04/18/2020 vs Arizona State University TBD 10:00 AM CANCELLED
Saturday 04/18/2020 vs Arizona State University TBD 12:30 PM CANCELLED
Sunday 04/19/2020 vs Arizona State University TBD 10:00 AM CANCELLED
Friday 05/01/2020 NCBA Division I Regionals Lancaster, CA NA CANCELLED
Saturday 05/02/2020 NCBA Division I Regionals Lancaster, CA NA CANCELLED
Sunday 05/03/2020 NCBA Division I Regionals Lancaster, CA NA CANCELLED
Tuesday 05/19/2020 NCBA Division I World Series Holly Springs, NC NA CANCELLED

Showing 2019-2020

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 09/21/2019 at Arizona State University DII Goodyear Complex 2:00 PM FINISHED
Wednesday 09/25/2019 at Ottawa University Surprise Complex - Royals Side 4:00 PM FINISHED
Thursday 09/26/2019 at Ottawa University Surprise Complex - Royals Side 4:00 PM FINISHED
Thursday 10/03/2019 at Angels 18U Team Tempe Diablo Field NA FINISHED
Thursday 10/17/2019 at Angels 18U Team Tempe Diablo Field NA FINISHED
Saturday 10/26/2019 at Northern Arizona University TBD NA FINISHED
Saturday 11/09/2019 at Northern Arizona University TBA NA FINISHED
Saturday 11/09/2019 at Northern Arizona University TBA NA FINISHED
Friday 11/15/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA FINISHED
Saturday 11/16/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA FINISHED
Sunday 11/17/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA FINISHED
Thursday 01/30/2020 at Ottawa University Development TBD 3:00 PM 5-14 L
Tuesday 02/04/2020 at Ottawa University Development TBD 3:00 PM 1-7 L
Saturday 02/08/2020 at University of San Diego San Diego, CA NA 5-1 W
Saturday 02/08/2020 at University of San Diego San Diego, CA 3:00 PM 2-4 L
Sunday 02/09/2020 at University of San Diego San Diego, CA NA 11-5 W
Saturday 02/15/2020 at Thompson Rivers University (British Columbia) Red Mountain Sports Complex 8:45 AM 8-6 W
Tuesday 02/18/2020 at Ottawa University Development Gene Autry Park - Mesa 3:00 PM 3-6 L
Saturday 02/22/2020 at Southern Utah University Red Mountain Sports Complex 8:45 AM TBA
Saturday 02/22/2020 at Southern Utah University Red Mountain Sports Complex 11:15 AM TBA
Sunday 02/23/2020 at Southern Utah University Red Mountain Sports Complex 8:45 AM TBA
Saturday 02/29/2020 vs California State University, San Marcos Washington High School - Phoenix 10:00 AM 9-5 W
Saturday 02/29/2020 vs California State University, San Marcos Washington High School - Phoenix 12:30 PM 5-3 W
Sunday 03/01/2020 vs California State University, San Marcos Washington High School - Phoenix 10:00 AM 14-3 (F/5) W
Thursday 03/05/2020 at Glendale Community College Glendale Community College 3:00 PM TBA
Thursday 03/12/2020 at Mesa Community College Mesa Community College 3:00 PM TBA
Saturday 03/28/2020 vs Arizona State University Brazell Stadium 10:00 AM CANCELLED
Saturday 03/28/2020 vs Arizona State University Brazell Stadium 12:30 PM CANCELLED
Sunday 03/29/2020 vs Arizona State University Brazell Stadium 10:00 AM CANCELLED
Saturday 04/18/2020 at Community Christian College TBD NA CANCELLED
Saturday 04/18/2020 at Community Christian College TBD NA CANCELLED
Sunday 04/19/2020 at Community Christian College TBD NA CANCELLED
Friday 05/01/2020 NCBA Division II Regionals Lancaster, CA NA CANCELLED
Saturday 05/02/2020 NCBA Division II Regionals Lancaster, CA NA CANCELLED
Sunday 05/03/2020 NCBA Division II Regionals Lancaster, CA NA CANCELLED
Friday 05/15/2020 NCBA Division II World Series Pittsburg, KS NA CANCELLED

GCU Club Baseball Roster – Team 1

  • Azael Lopez-Chairez
  • Ben Ineson
  • Bryce Arana
  • Connor Lawrence
  • Easton Babe
  • Jackson Harris
  • Jeremy Aguirre
  • Johnny Campbell
  • Johnny Harman
  • Jonah Zembik
  • Kaipo Panui
  • Kevin Bebout
  • Kody Anderson
  • Micah Kaohu
  • Michael Quintana
  • Nathan Womack
  • Nick Fox
  • Noah Tory
  • Reid Magnaghi
  • Sam Mueller
  • Seth Cunningham
  • Simon Siggins Bell
  • Taylor Brooks

GCU Club Baseball Roster – Team 2

  • Andrew Gonzalez
  • Anthony Luna
  • Brendan Stell
  • Brett Mackenzie
  • Coby Longoria
  • Ivan Vasquez
  • Jason Bettencourt
  • Jordan Alexander
  • Justin Garrido
  • Kai Hedrick
  • Matthew Castellanos
  • Max Lovrak
  • Payton Horne
  • Sebastian Ortiz
  • Shane Condon
  • Sheldon Medina
  • Kyle Weaver
  • Connor Reagan

GCU Club Baseball Roster – Team 3 (Academy Team)

  • Andrew Schneider
  • Brennan Edwards
  • Brett Garcia
  • Ian Miguel
  • Denver Flom
  • Jake Read
  • Joe Detner
  • Logan Hall
  • Josh Petrie
  • Matt Gregory
  • Lucas Rumpler
  • Trent Davis
  • Matt Reeb
  • Jeorge Hershkowitz
  • Riley Briscoe
  • Ryan Kislesky
  • Max Tibbits
  • Zeke Reid
  • Justin Carr
  • Hans Lovig

GCU Club Baseball Coaching Staff

Rich Warnol

Head Coach
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Rich Warnol heads to Season #6 as head coach of the Grand Canyon University Club Baseball team after reaching new heights for the program the last two seasons.  Warnol led the Lopes to the National Club Baseball Association Division 1 World Series in 2018 and 2019 – reaching the national championship game for the first time last May.   He has coached at several programs-with success at each stop. 

Prior to arriving at GCU, Warnol’s college coaching experience includes three years at Arizona Christian University as interim head coach and then assistant coach.  Warnol has also had successful coaching stints at the Phoenix-area high school level, including 10 years as an assistant coach at Horizon High School, and six years combined as a head coach at Scottsdale Christian Academy, Pinnacle High School and North Canyon High School.

Warnol’s passion is to build belief in his players while teaching them to play as a unit. He prioritizes growth in young men by teaching the game the right way, and how to have integrity throughout life.

Warnol was a four-year starter at Biola University and was a first-team NCAA All-American. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and later earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Arts degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Grand Canyon University.  Warnol has been married for 28 years to his wife, Holly. He has three awesome kids – Tanner (22), Kassidy (20) and Brayden (16).

Kim Carpenter

Assistant Coach/D2 Head Coach

Kim Carpenter comes to GCU as a former NCAA Head Baseball Coach and was named as the NAIA District VII Coach of the Year in 1992.  He has served in many different capacities in baseball as a Scout and a teacher of the game for more than 30 years.

Carpenter started his college baseball career at New Mexico Highlands University but that ended prematurely due to an injury.  He did however go on to wrap up his eligibility on a Golf Scholarship for NMHU.   Coach Carp retired in December of 2018 with a 31 year career that included college coaching and athletic administration, as a college Vice President and ending as the County Executive Officer of San Juan County, New Mexico.    

He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Master’s Degree in Human Performance and a Ph.D. in Education. 

Carpenter teaches the game as it can be incorporated in life teach athletes to work hard to be better on and off the field giving back to what they have been afforded and to remember to do the right thing always that will ensure their true existence of humanity. 

Kim is married to his wife Kristine Carpenter and has three kids.