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Get to Know GCU Club Baseball

The GCU club baseball program is one of the fastest growing club sport programs on campus. The program provides an opportunity for students to enhance their college experience and compete on one of our club baseball teams. More than 75 players try out for our three teams each year. The program consists of fall and spring seasons with about 30 total games against conference and non-conference club baseball teams from other universities and colleges. Our teams also compete against top local junior college programs.

This is our fifth year of competition and our third year in National Club Baseball Association conference play. In 2016-17, the Lopes played their first season in NCBA Division I, went 12-3 in conference play and was ranked No. 15 nationally when its season ended. The Lopes vie each season to be one of the eight teams who advance to the NCBA Division I World Series in May. GCU strives to have Division I and II teams with postseason chances. The future of the program is exciting.

GCU Club Baseball Schedules

Showing 2017-2018

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Friday 01/26/2018 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ 6:00 PM TBA
Saturday 01/27/2018 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ 6:00 PM TBA
Monday 01/29/2018 at Paradise Valley Community College Paradise Valley (Phoenix, AZ) 3:00 PM TBA
Thursday 02/01/2018 at Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ 3:00 PM TBA
Tuesday 02/06/2018 at Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ 3:00 PM TBA
Tuesday 02/13/2018 at South Mountain Community College South Mountain (Phoenix, AZ) 3:00 PM TBA
Tuesday 02/20/2018 at Thompson Rivers University (British Columbia) Papago Park (Phoenix, AZ) 2:30 PM TBA
Saturday 02/24/2018 vs University of Arizona Grand Canyon University (Brazell Stadium) 12:00 PM TBA
Sunday 02/25/2018 vs University of Arizona Grand Canyon University (Brazell Stadium) 12:00 PM TBA
Saturday 03/10/2018 at University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA NA TBA
Sunday 03/11/2018 at University of California, San Diego San Diego, CA NA TBA
Tuesday 03/13/2018 at Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ 3:00 PM TBA
Thursday 03/15/2018 at Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ 3:00 PM TBA
Friday 03/16/2018 vs Colorado State University Phoenix, AZ 12:00 PM TBA
Tuesday 03/27/2018 at Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ 3:00 PM TBA
Wednesday 04/04/2018 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ 6:00 PM TBA
Saturday 04/07/2018 at University of San Diego Washington High School (Phoenix, AZ) 10:00 AM TBA
Sunday 04/08/2018 at University of San Diego Washington High School (Phoenix, AZ) 10:00 AM TBA
Tuesday 04/10/2018 at Phoenix College Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ) 3:00 PM TBA
Saturday 04/14/2018 at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ NA TBA
Sunday 04/15/2018 at Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ NA TBA
Thursday 04/19/2018 at Phoenix College Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ) 3:00 PM TBA
Saturday 04/21/2018 vs Arizona State University Grand Canyon University (Brazell Stadium) 12:00 PM TBA
Sunday 04/22/2018 vs Arizona State University Grand Canyon University (Brazell Stadium) 12:00 PM TBA
Friday 05/11/2018 Southern Pacific Regional Playoffs Antelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA) NA TBA
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Showing 2017-2018

Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Monday 01/22/2018 at Arizona Christian University Phoenix, AZ 2:30 PM TBA
Saturday 02/03/2018 at California State University, San Marcos Escondido, CA 10:00 AM TBA
Sunday 02/04/2018 at California State University, San Marcos Escondido, CA 10:00 AM TBA
Saturday 02/10/2018 vs Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ NA TBA
Sunday 02/11/2018 vs Arizona State University Phoenix, AZ NA TBA
Friday 02/16/2018 vs Thompson Rivers University (British Columbia) Red Mountain Baseball Complex (Mesa, AZ) 12:00 PM TBA
Saturday 02/24/2018 vs California State University, San Marcos Washington High School (Phoenix, AZ) 10:00 AM TBA
Sunday 02/25/2018 vs California State University, San Marcos Washington High School (Phoenix, AZ) 10:00 AM TBA
Monday 02/26/2018 at Arizona Christian University Phoenix, AZ (ACU) 2:30 PM TBA
Saturday 03/03/2018 at San Diego State University (CA) San Diego, CA NA TBA
Sunday 03/04/2018 at San Diego State University (CA) San Diego, CA NA TBA
Saturday 03/17/2018 vs San Diego State University (CA) Grand Canyon University (Brazell Stadium) 10:00 AM TBA
Sunday 03/18/2018 vs San Diego State University (CA) Grand Canyon University (Brazell Stadium) 10:00 AM TBA
Saturday 04/07/2018 at Arizona State University Tempe, AZ NA TBA
Sunday 04/08/2018 at Arizona State University Tempe, AZ NA TBA
Friday 04/27/2018 Pacific Region Playoffs Lancaster, CA NA TBA
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GCU Club Baseball Roster – Team 1

  • Anthony Alamillo
  • Emilio Artica
  • Kadin Breeze
  • Taylor Brooks
  • Zach Broussely
  • P.J. Cardiasmenos
  • Josh Castaneda
  • Mathew Dolewski
  • Michael Doty
  • Nate Downs
  • Josh Gainer
  • Austin Grijalva
  • Justin Horton
  • Alex Johnson
  • Azael Lopez-Chavrez
  • David Macias
  • Reid Magnaghi
  • Jarrett McDonald
  • Izzy Reyes
  • Kabe Stucker
  • Joel Thomas
  • Ryan Van Meeteren

GCU Club Baseball Roster – Team 2

  • Brandon Adkins
  • Ha Belog
  • Jacob Brummel
  • Noah Calderon
  • Johnny Campbell
  • Henry Coates
  • Gabe Culver
  • Thomas Easter
  • Eric Figueroa
  • Nick Fox
  • Nicholas Giuseponi
  • Jacob Hobson
  • Cody Hopper
  • BJ McKinney
  • Andrew Nelson
  • Jake Nickoloff
  • Ryan O'Neill
  • Kolton Quitno
  • Nathan Ruegsegger
  • Max Vazzani
  • Maverick Zietlow

GCU Club Baseball Roster – Team 3

  • Kacey Carvajal
  • Brett Fackiner
  • Sean Fanning
  • Cooper Johnson
  • Pete Lanting
  • Anthony Luna
  • Sheldon Medina
  • Ian Miguel
  • Dario Montanez
  • Eriz Ogaz
  • Tim Orton
  • Abel Saldana
  • Austin Schumaker
  • Donald Summerhill

GCU Club Baseball Coaching Staff

Rich Warnol

Head Coach
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Rich Warnol is in his fourth season with Grand Canyon University club baseball. He has coached at several programs with success at each stop. He has college coaching experience with three years at Arizona Christian University as interim head coach and then assistant coach. Coach Warnol also has been successful at the high school level with 10 years as an assistant at Horizon High School and six as a head coach at Scottsdale Christian Academy, Pinnacle High School and North Canyon High School.

Coach Warnol believes that he can help the GCU club baseball program be successful and compete in the NCBA World Series in the near future. His passion is to build belief in 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.

Coach Warnol was a four-year starter at Biola University and was a first-team NCCAA All-American. He graduated in physical education and earned a master’s in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University. Coach Warnol has been married for 25 years to his wife, Holly. He has three awesome kids – Tanner, Kassidy and Brayden.

Fred Speck

Coach
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Coach Fred Speck is in his second year in the GCU club baseball program and leads Team 2. He brings more than 25 years of coaching experience to the program from youth, high school, collegiate and international teams. He spent two years as an assistant coach at Biola University and six years as a player/coach in Europe before settling in the Valley. He assisted at two top high school programs: –Desert Mountain and Pinnacle. Coach Speck also operated an indoor baseball and softball facility for eight years and started a baseball academy that grew to more than 100 participants. He currently runs 9R Baseball, an instruction, camp and clinic business.

Coach Speck wants to make an immediate impact on the club baseball program and will focus on developing players to play the game the right way. He believes GCU club baseball has a unique opportunity to attract some of the best young men and become one of the nation’s top club baseball programs.

Coach Speck graduated from Biola University in business management and was a four-year starter, leaving the program as the all-time hits leader. He married his wife, Wendy, on May 19, 2000, and they have two children — a beautiful girl Jordan and a future baseball Lope, Cooper.