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Get to Know GCU Club Baseball

The GCU Club Baseball program has taken its place among the elite club sport programs not only on campus, but in the nation. The program provides an opportunity for students to enhance their college experience by competing on one of our club baseball teams. More than 75 players have tried out for our three teams each year. 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 sixth year of competition and our fourth 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. The future of the program is exciting.

Division I

In 2017-18, their second season on the NCBA Division I level, the Lopes’ Division I team steadily climbed their way to a top-5 national ranking, earned Southern Pacific South Conference and SoPac Region titles for the first time in their history, and finished third in their first-ever appearance at the NCBA Division I World Series this past May in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

Division II

In 2017-18, their third season in NCBA Division II, the Lopes went 12-6 in conference play, finishing in second place, qualifying for the Pacific South Regional Tournament, and were just two wins away from a national tournament berth. 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 talented 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

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Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Thursday 09/20/2018 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler 6:00 PM FINISHED
Friday 09/21/2018 Goodyear Classic Goodyear (Goodyear Sports Complex) 7:30 PM 3-11(F/5) L
vs Arizona State University DI
Saturday 09/22/2018 Goodyear Classic Goodyear (Goodyear Sports Complex) 9:00 AM 9-2(F/7) W
vs Arizona State University DII
Saturday 09/22/2018 Goodyear Classic Goodyear (Goodyear Sports Complex) 11:30 AM 8-2(F/7) W
vs University of Arizona
Sunday 09/30/2018 at Angels 18U Team Tempe (Tempe Diablo Stadium) 10:00 AM 2-1(F/9) L
Saturday 10/06/2018 University of Arizona Fall Ball Tournament Tucson (Kino Sports Complex) 10:00 AM 10-5 W
vs California University Miramar-Montebello
Saturday 10/06/2018 University of Arizona Fall Ball Tournament Tucson (Kino Sports Complex) 12:45 PM 8-0 W
vs Arizona State University
Sunday 10/07/2018 University of Arizona Fall Ball Tournament Tucson (Kino Sports Complex) 9:00 AM 6-2 W
vs California State University, Long Beach
Sunday 10/07/2018 University of Arizona Fall Ball Tournament (Championship Game) Tucson (Kino Sports Complex) 12:30 PM CANCELLED
vs Northern Arizona University
Tuesday 10/09/2018 at Glendale Community College Glendale 2:30 PM FINISHED
Wednesday 10/24/2018 at Glendale Community College Glendale 3:00 PM FINISHED
Wednesday 10/31/2018 at Glendale Community College Glendale 2:30 PM FINISHED
Saturday 01/26/2019 at Glendale Community College Glendale 12:00 PM 5-6 L
Tuesday 01/29/2019 at Mesa Community College Mesa 3:00 PM 0-2 L
Friday 02/01/2019 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler 6:00 PM 1-14 (F/7) L
Saturday 02/02/2019 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler 6:00 PM 4-14 L
Tuesday 02/05/2019 at Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix (Paradise Valley CC) 3:00 PM 1-3 L
Wednesday 02/06/2019 at Mesa Community College Mesa 3:00 PM 1-16 L
Tuesday 02/12/2019 at Phoenix College Phoenix (Marich Field) 3:00 PM 0-10 L
Saturday 02/16/2019 vs Colorado Mesa University Gene Autry Baseball Complex (Mesa, AZ) 11:15 AM 10-1 W
Sunday 02/17/2019 vs Colorado Mesa University Gene Autry Baseball Complex (Mesa, AZ) 9:00 AM 8-3 W
Saturday 03/02/2019 vs University of California, San Diego GCU (Brazell Field) 10:00 AM 7-12 L
Saturday 03/02/2019 vs University of California, San Diego GCU (Brazell Field) 1:00 PM 2-3 L
Sunday 03/03/2019 vs University of California, San Diego GCU (Brazell Field) 10:00 AM 8-7 W
Thursday 03/07/2019 at Glendale Community College Glendale 3:00 PM 2-8 L
Monday 03/11/2019 vs Utah State University Mesa (Red Mountain Sports Complex) 3:00 PM 5-3 W
Thursday 03/28/2019 at Phoenix College Phoenix (Marich Field) 3:00 PM 3-16 L
Saturday 04/06/2019 at Arizona State University Gilbert (Campo Verde HS) 10:00 AM 12-8 W
Saturday 04/06/2019 at Arizona State University Gilbert (Campo Verde HS) 1:00 PM 8-2 W
Sunday 04/07/2019 at Arizona State University Gilbert (Campo Verde HS) 10:00 AM 5-11 L
Saturday 04/13/2019 at San Diego State University San Diego, CA 10:00 AM 7-4 W
Saturday 04/13/2019 at San Diego State University San Diego, CA 12:30 PM 10-3 W
Sunday 04/14/2019 at San Diego State University San Diego, CA 10:00 AM 14-10 W
Saturday 04/20/2019 at University of Arizona Tucson (Arthur Pack Regional Park) 1:00 PM 7-3 W
Saturday 04/20/2019 at University of Arizona Tucson (Arthur Pack Regional Park) 3:30 PM 14-4 (F/6) W
Sunday 04/21/2019 at University of Arizona Tucson (Arthur Pack Regional Park) 1:00 PM 18-5(F/8) W
Saturday 04/27/2019 vs Northern Arizona University GCU (Brazell Field) 10:00 AM 7-3 W
Saturday 04/27/2019 vs Northern Arizona University GCU (Brazell Field) 12:30 PM 7-6 W
Sunday 04/28/2019 vs Northern Arizona University GCU (Brazell Field) 10:00 AM 12-2 (F/7) W
Friday 05/10/2019 NCBA Southern Pacific Regional Tournament Lancaster, CA 12:00 PM 10-0 (F/7) W
vs Sonoma State University
Saturday 05/11/2019 NCBA Southern Pacific Regional Tournament (Semifinals) Lancaster, CA 9:00 AM 12-2 (F/8) W
vs University of California, Santa Barbara
Sunday 05/12/2019 NCBA Southern Pacific Regional Tournament (Championship Game) Lancaster, CA 9:00 AM 7-6 W
vs University of California, Santa Barbara
Saturday 05/25/2019 NCBA Division I World Series (Opening Round) Holly Springs, NC 7:30 AM 9-0 W
vs Florida State University
Sunday 05/26/2019 NCBA Division I World Series (2nd Round) Holly Springs, NC 4:00 PM 4-2 W
vs University of Iowa
Tuesday 05/28/2019 NCBA Division I World Series (Semifinal Round) Holly Springs, NC 11:45 AM 3-8 L
vs Texas A&M University
Wednesday 05/29/2019 NCBA Division I World Series (Semifinal Elimination Game) Holly Springs, NC 11:45 AM 8-2 W
vs Texas A&M University
Thursday 05/30/2019 NCBA Division I World Series (Championship Game) Holly Springs, NC 4:00 PM 5-9 L
vs University of Illinois

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Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Saturday 09/15/2018 at Arizona State University Chandler (Espee Field) 8:00 PM 14-2 (F/7) W
Sunday 09/16/2018 at Arizona State University Chandler (Espee Field) 4:00 PM 15-3 (F/7) W
Friday 09/21/2018 Goodyear Classic Goodyear (Goodyear Sports Complex) 5:00 PM 4-18(F/5) L
vs Arizona State University DII
Saturday 09/22/2018 Goodyear Classic Goodyear (Goodyear Sports Complex) 9:00 AM 5-11(F/7) L
vs University of Arizona
Sunday 09/23/2018 Goodyear Classic Goodyear (Goodyear Sports Complex) 9:00 AM 5-5 (F) T
vs Arizona State University DI
Saturday 10/06/2018 University of Arizona Fall Ball Tournament Tucson (Kino Sports Complex) 10:00 AM 3-8 L
vs Northern Arizona University
Saturday 10/06/2018 University of Arizona Fall Ball Tournament Tucson (Kino Sports Complex) 12:45 PM 3-2 W
vs California State University, Long Beach
Sunday 10/07/2018 University of Arizona Fall Ball Tournament Tucson (Kino Sports Complex) 9:00 AM 4-2 W
vs University of Arizona
Sunday 10/07/2018 University of Arizona Fall Ball Tournament (Consolation Final) Tucson (Kino Sports Complex) 12:30 PM CANCELLED
vs Arizona State University
Thursday 10/11/2018 at Angels 18U Team Tempe 5:00 PM 9-3 L
Sunday 11/04/2018 vs University of Colorado Denver Desert Ridge High School 9:30 AM 6-5 (F/9) L
Saturday 01/12/2019 at Blue Chip Phoenix (Washington High school) 12:00 PM 5-3 W
Saturday 01/12/2019 at Blue Chip Phoenix (Washington High School) 2:30 PM 6-3 W
Saturday 02/02/2019 at Arizona Christian University (ACU) ACU 11:00 AM 6-9 L
Saturday 02/02/2019 at Arizona Christian University (ACU) ACU 1:30 PM 8-13 L
Tuesday 02/19/2019 at Thompson River College Red Mountain Sports Complex 3:00 PM 10-8 W
Saturday 03/02/2019 at Arizona State University Gilbert (McQueen Park) 4:30 PM 11-7 W
Saturday 03/02/2019 at Arizona State University Gilbert (McQueen Park) 7:30 PM 5-9 L
Sunday 03/03/2019 at Arizona State University Gilbert (McQueen Park) 7:00 PM 5-8 L
Saturday 03/09/2019 vs California State University, San Marcos Phoenix (Washington HS) 10:00 AM 10-3 W
Saturday 03/09/2019 vs California State University, San Marcos Phoenix (Washington HS) 12:30 PM 9-5 W
Sunday 03/10/2019 vs California State University, San Marcos Phoenix (Washington HS) 10:00 AM 4-1 W
Saturday 03/30/2019 at University of San Diego San Diego, CA 2:00 PM 1-2 L
Saturday 03/30/2019 at University of San Diego San Diego, CA 5:00 PM 3-4 (F/9) L
Sunday 03/31/2019 at University of San Diego San Diego, CA 10:00 AM 2-4 L
Saturday 04/06/2019 vs University of San Diego GCU (Brazell Field) 10:00 AM 6-3 W
Saturday 04/06/2019 vs University of San Diego GCU (Brazell Field) 12:30 PM 4-3 W
Sunday 04/07/2019 vs University of San Diego GCU (Brazell Field) 10:00 AM 3-5 L
Saturday 04/13/2019 vs Arizona State University DII Washington High School, Phoenix, Arizona 10:00 AM 3-2 W
Saturday 04/13/2019 vs Arizona State University DII Washington High School, Phoenix, Arizona 12:30 PM 14-9 W
Sunday 04/14/2019 vs Arizona State University DII Washington High School, Phoenix, Arizona 10:00 AM 6-5 W
Friday 04/19/2019 at California State University, San Marcos San Marcos, California 4:00 PM 10-0 (F/6) W
Saturday 04/20/2019 at California State University, San Marcos San Marcos, CA 10:00 AM 15-3 W
Saturday 04/20/2019 at California State University, San Marcos San Marcos, CA 12:30 PM 6-1 W
Friday 05/03/2019 Pacific Regional Tournament Lancaster, CA 3:00 PM 3-13 (F/6) L
vs California Miramar University-Montebello
Saturday 05/04/2019 Pacific Regional Tournament (Elimination Round) Lancaster, CA 9:00 AM 4-3 (F/7) W
vs Arizona State University
Saturday 05/04/2019 Pacific Regional Tournament (Elimination Semifinals) Lancaster, CA 12:00 PM 0-13 (F/5) L
vs California Miramar University-Montebello

GCU Club Baseball Roster – Team 1

  • Alex Johnson
  • Azael Lopez-Chairez
  • Cameron Kamphausen
  • Chasen Castilliano
  • Cody Hopper
  • David Macias
  • Easton Babe
  • Emilio Artica
  • Jacob Tighe
  • Jason Ochoa
  • Johnny Campbell
  • Kevin Bebout
  • Luke Hawthorne
  • Malik Flores
  • Matthew McWilliams
  • Nick Hershey
  • Nick Schoonover
  • Reid Magnaghi
  • Taylor Brooks
  • Zachary Broussely

GCU Club Baseball Roster – Team 2

  • Anthony Luna
  • Caleb Forbes
  • Connor Regan
  • Daniel Ureste
  • Erek Williams
  • Jacob Noriega
  • Kacey Carvajal
  • Kacey Tucker
  • Liam Murray
  • Martine Redde
  • Max Lovrak
  • Michael Quintana
  • Noah Calderon
  • Payton Horne
  • Seth Cunningham
  • Sheldon Medina
  • Simon Siggins-Bell
  • Thomas Easter
  • Tim Cruz
  • Zach Colter

GCU Club Baseball Roster – Team 3 (Academy Team)

  • Brett Mackenzie
  • Daniel Ureste
  • Dario Montanez
  • Dom Stone
  • Donald Summerhill
  • Ian Miguel
  • Jackson Fuller
  • Jacob Read
  • Nick Naber
  • Skyler Johnson
  • Tim Orton
  • Tristyan Rowden

GCU Club Baseball Coaching Staff

Rich Warnol

Head Coach
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Rich Warnol heads to Season #4 as head coach of the Grand Canyon University Club Baseball after reaching new heights for the program in 2017-18.  He has coached at several programs-with success at each stop. Warnol’s college coaching experience prior to arriving at GCU 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.  Warnol has been married for 23 years to his wife, Holly. He has three awesome kids – Tanner (18), Kassidy (15) and Brayden (11).  

Fred Speck

Coach
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Fred Speck is in his third year with the GCU Club Baseball program as an assistant coach for Team 1, and helps oversee the GCU Club Baseball Academy Team. He brings more than 25 years of coaching experience to the program from youth, high school, collegiate and international teams.  Speck 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 Phoenix-area high school programs: Desert Mountain and Pinnacle.  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, which gives prospective athletes a chance to improve their skills via camps, clinics and private instruction. Speck’s work and dedication to developing players to play the game the right way has made an immediate impact on the club baseball program. 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 for years to come. Speck graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and was a four-year starter on the Eagles’ baseball team (alongside Warnol), 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 (11), and future baseball Lope Cooper (6).