2008-09 Baseball News

  • Willamette Outscores Occidental, 48-33, in First Round of NCAA Playoffs
    November 22, 2008
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University defeated Occidental College, 48-33, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Football Playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 22 at McCulloch Stadium. Willamette was led by senior flanker Merben Woo (Salina, CA/North Salinas HS/Hartnell College), who scored three touchdowns during the game.
  • AFCA Coaches Poll Lists Willamette at #6
    November 18, 2008
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University is ranked #6 in the AFCA Coaches Poll for NCAA Division III released on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The Bearcats, who earned an undefeated Northwest Conference title at 6-0, are 10-0 on the season.
  • Bearcats Advance to #6 in Final Regular Season D3Football.com Top 25
    November 16, 2008
    SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University's football team is 10-0 at the end of the regular season for the first time since 1997. The undefeated Bearcats have moved up four spots in this week's D3Football.com Top 25 and are now #6 in the poll of coaches, sports information directors and media representatives.
  • Bearcats Clinch Playoff Berth with 49-27 Win over Puget Sound
    November 08, 2008
    SALEM, ORE. -- Senior quarterback Grant Leslie (Bainbridge Island, WA/Bainbridge HS) three for 285 yards and five touchdowns, leading 10th-ranked (D3Football.com) Willamette University to a 49-27 victory over the University of Puget Sound, Saturday, Nov. 8 at McCulloch Stadium. The Bearcats, who improved to 9-0 on the season and 5-0 in the Northwest Conference, have clinched the NWC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs.
  • Bearcats Remain Undefeated with 52-28 win at Linfield
    October 25, 2008
    McMINNVILLE,ORE. -- Willamette University built a 28-7 lead in the first quarter, but Linfield College pulled within 31-28 at the 8:50 mark of the fourth quarter, before the Bearcats put up the final 21 points in a 52-28 victory over the Wildcats. The win at Maxwell Field on Saturday, Oct. 25 kept Willamette undefeated on the season.
  • Bearcats Advance to #16 in AFCA Football Poll
    October 14, 2008
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University football team has moved up two spots to #16 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NCAA Division III Poll released on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The Bearcats are 6-0 overall, including 2-0 in the Northwest Conference. WU routed Lewis & Clark 76-10 on Saturday, Oct. 11.
  • Bearcats are Ranked #18 in the AFCA Poll
    October 07, 2008
    SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University football team is ranked #18 in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) NCAA Division III Poll released on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The Bearcats are 5-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Northwest Conference following a 32-23 win at Whitworth University on Saturday, Oct. 4. Willamette, ranked #22 by the AFCA coaches a week ago, made the biggest move among teams in the poll this week, as the 'Cats improved by four spots.