2019-20 Baseball News

  • Rauh selected to 2010s All-Decade Team
    August 26, 2020
    From 2010-12, Chapman University pitcher Brian Rauh put together a career that will live in the record books for decades. His dominant start to the 2010s has led to a spot on D3baseball.com’s All-Decade First Team.
  • Baseball earns ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award
    July 31, 2020
    For the fourth year in a row, the Chapman University baseball team was honored for its academic work. The (still) reigning NCAA Division III champions earned the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Excellence Award.
  • Chapman Athletics Town Hall Recap
    July 29, 2020
    Chapman Athletics hosted another Town Hall on July 28 for student-athletes and their families to deliver updates and answer question on the impact of the cancellation of high-risk sports through the end of the school year.
  • Chapman Athletics and SCIAC Update on Fall 2020
    July 24, 2020
    In accordance with public health guidance and safety standards, as well as NCAA Resocialization recommendations, the SCIAC Presidents have unanimously agreed to cancel conference competition for NCAA categorized high-contact risk sports in the fall semester.
  • Chapman sets new high for SCIAC All-Academic selections
    July 16, 2020
    Nearly half of Chapman University student-athletes were recognized when the SCIAC released its annual All-Academic list today. Chapman set a new program high with 250 SCIAC All-Academic selections, far surpassing the previous high of 221.
  • Jimenez signs free agent deal with Pittsburgh Pirates
    July 02, 2020
    Senior Joe Jimenez signed a free agent contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, joining teammate Nick Garcia in the Pirates’ organization. Jimenez and Garcia both signed their contracts on Thursday, July 2.
  • SCIAC working towards safe return to play
    June 19, 2020
    Chapman University Athletics will host a virtual Town Hall for student-athletes and their families to give an update on the CU Safely Back plan.
  • Garcia becomes highest draft pick in Chapman’s D-III era
    June 11, 2020
    Junior RHP Nick Garcia was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • How to follow the MLB Draft
    June 10, 2020
    Nick Garcia could become Chapman's highest draft pick since 1984.
  • Zeisler honored on Academic All-District Team
    May 18, 2020
    Junior Henry Zeisler was having the best season of his career when the season came to a sudden end due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His increasing presence at the plate did not go unrecognized as he was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Team.
  • Chapman Athletics announces annual awards
    May 08, 2020
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards show went virtual to safely announce the annual awards.
  • Jimenez tranforms into Leadership Award winner
    May 07, 2020
    Senior catcher Joe Jimenez is living proof that leaders are made, not born.
  • Garcia ends season with national recognition
    March 18, 2020
    Junior pitcher Nick Garcia closed out the season with some national recognition for his work on the mound. Garcia was named the D3baseball.com Team of the Week.
  • Shimabuku, Garcia sweep final SCIAC weekly honors
    March 16, 2020
    For the third time in the six weeks of the baseball season, the Chapman University baseball team swept the SCIAC weekly awards. Junior pitcher Nick Garcia won his third Pitcher of the Week award while sophomore Brad Shimabuku was named Hitter of the Week for the first time.
  • Chapman suspends face-to-face classes and athletic events
    March 11, 2020
    Chapman University is canceling all athletic events, including practices and games for all varsity, club and intramural sports until further notice. 
  • No. 3 baseball routs Dallas, 17-0
    March 09, 2020
    The pitchers combined for a three-hit shutout and the offense exploded as the third-ranked Chapman University baseball team routed Dallas 17-0 on Monday. The Panthers (12-3) won their third game in a row.
  • Baseball downs Caltech in non-conference matchup
    March 08, 2020
    Sophomore Brad Shimabuku had three extra-base hits as the Chapman University baseball team defeated Caltech 8-2 in a non-conference matchup. The No. 3 Panthers improved to 11-3 on the season.
  • Turner, Gregersen help Chapman split doubleheader
    February 29, 2020
    The Panthers dropped the first game of the day, but they managed to avoid the series sweep behind a phenomenal pitching performance from Cody Turner, and three RBIs from Kevin Gregersen.
  • Garcia, Zeisler repeat SCIAC awards sweep
    February 24, 2020
    For the second week in a row, juniors Nick Garcia and Henry Zeisler have swept the SCIAC Athlete of the Week awards for baseball. The Panthers took two-of-three from La Verne in the first SCIAC series of the season.
  • No. 1 baseball opens SCIAC with 4-2 win over La Verne
    February 21, 2020
    Junior Nick Garcia threw six dominant innings and the Chapman University baseball team stayed undefeated with a 4-2 win over La Verne. The No. 1-ranked Panthers (8-0) are off to their longest season-opening winning streak since 1999.
  • Zeisler, Garcia sweep SCIAC baseball weekly awards
    February 17, 2020
    Juniors Henry Zeisler and Nick Garcia helped the Chapman University baseball team to a series sweep over East Texas Baptist University this weekend, earning SCIAC Hitter and Pitcher of the Week respectively.
  • Cheli's opening weekend ends with SCIAC weekly honor
    February 10, 2020
    Junior Mack Cheli was locked in to start the 2020 season and earned the first SCIAC Hitter of the Week award. Cheli started the season on a four-game hitting streak, hitting .615.
  • Top-ranked baseball opens 2020 season Friday
    February 06, 2020
    The reigning national champion Panthers begin the defense of their NCAA Division III crown on Feb. 7 in Tucson, Ariz. against UT-Dallas.
  • Baseball tops polls, Garcia honored to start 2020
    January 21, 2020
    The voters believe the Panthers can do it again. The reigning NCAA Division III champions top the preseason NCAA Division III baseball polls while junior pitcher Nick Garcia has been selected as a First Team Preseason All-American.