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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 TBA
Thursday 10/24/2019 at Ottawa University Kansas City Side #5/#6 NA TBA
Friday 11/15/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA TBA
Saturday 11/16/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA TBA
Sunday 11/17/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA TBA

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 TBA
Saturday 11/09/2019 at Northern Arizona University TBA NA TBA
Friday 11/15/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA TBA
Saturday 11/16/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA TBA
Sunday 11/17/2019 Canyon Club Classic TBD NA TBA

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 #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

Patrick Reid

Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach