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Fisher signs independent pro contract - June 19th 2014
Former Wildcat outfielder Nick Fisher continues his baseball career as member of the Rockford Aviators organization

Fisher repeats as Academic All-American - June 2nd 2014
Co-captain and NWC Player of the Year Nick Fisher sets a high standard for all-around excellence with a second national honor Complete Academic All-America Team

Atypical play results in quick NCAA exit - May 24th 2014
Linfield finds more offense against Emory, but struggles again defensively in a season-ending 8-5 loss at the NCAA Finals | Postgame Press Conference

Tommies capitalize on defensive miscues - May 23rd 2014
St. Thomas scores five each in the first and sixth and Eric Veglahn throws a two-hit shutout to deck Linfield 10-0 at the Finals | Postgame Press Conference

Can Wildcats go back-to-back? - May 22nd 2014
Relying on strong pitching and solid defense, Linfield tackles on the challenging goal of repeating as national champions Bracket | Brosius Interview | Video: Travel and Practice Days |

Haddeland named Player, Pitcher of Year - May 22nd 2014
Pitchers Chris Haddeland and Aaron Thomassen highlight Linfield's selections to the ABCA and D3baseball.com All-America teams | D3baseball.com All-America Team

Four Wildcats picked to all-region squad - May 20th 2014
All-West Region Pitcher of the Year Chris Haddeland, Jake Wylie, Aaron Thomassen and Nick Fisher are honored for stellar play Complete All-West Region Team

Wildcats are bound for the Badger State! - May 17th 2014
Doubles from Corey VanDomelen and Jo Carroll plus a Chris Haddeland save help put Linfield on a return flight to the NCAA Finals | Tournament Statistics | |

Baseball Bedlam - May 17th 2014
Linfield fends off a talented field of challengers to capture its fourth NCAA Regional championship in seven years Postgame Melee | Scott Brosius Speaks | Photo Gallery |

Wildcats advance to championship game - May 16th 2014
Nick Fisher and Jo Carroll homer and Scott Hilpert supplies the game-winning RBI as Linfield hangs on against UW-Stevens Point 3-2 | McMinnville Regional Website | |

Texas Two-Hit - May 15th 2014
Aaron Thomassen and the Linfield defense yield just a pair of hits and Clayton Truex drives in two runs to eliminate Trinity 4-1 | McMinnville Regional Website | |

'Cats take sting out of YellowJackets - May 14th 2014
Chris Haddeland hurls a complete-game shutout and Kramer Lindell homers in a tight 1-0 victory against LeTourneau in regional play | McMinnville Regional Website

Home Sweet Home - May 13th 2014
Playing within familiar confines, top-seeded Linfield embarks on what the 'Cats hope to be a return trip to the NCAA Finals McMinnville Regional Website

NCAA announces McMinnville Regional field - May 11th 2014
Linfield is one of six teams, including four from the West, selected to compete in one of eight regional baseball sites Championship Field | McMinnville Regional Website

Posing a Threat - May 9th 2014
After transferring from Washington State, power hitter Clayton Truex has made the most of his opportunities at Linfield

Fisher's Tackle Box is Well Stocked - May 6th 2014
NWC Player of the Year and Academic All-American Nick Fisher has the tools to succeed on the diamond and in the classroom

Fisher, Thomassen snag top NWC awards - May 5th 2014
Nick Fisher and Aaron Thomassen are praised as the best at their respective crafts in as the NWC Player and Pitcher of the Year

GFU scores upset in regular-season finale - May 4th 2014
Linfield suffers its third straight loss after surrendering 10 runs, all unearned, to the Bruins

Warriors sweep Wildcats in non-league tilt - May 3rd 2014
Lewis-Clark State shuts outs Linfield for just the second time this season, 8-0, before rallying for a 4-2 victory in the nightcap |

Fisher, Lawson receive academic honors - May 2nd 2014
Student-athletes Nick Fisher and Eric Lawson boast the highest cumulative grade point averages on the CoSIDA All-District 8 Team Complete All-District Teams

Haddeland exacts revenge on Bruins - May 2nd 2014
Linfield ace Chris Haddeland tosses a complete game to avenge his only loss of the year in a 5-1 victory against George Fox

Haddeland nabs NWC honors for a third time - April 29th 2014
A two-hit, complete-game shutout proves worthy of league pitcher of the week acclaim for Wildcat ace Chris Haddeland D3baseball.com Team of the Week

Senior Day, Bombs Away! - April 27th 2014
Nick Fisher and Jake Wylie smack grand slams as the top-ranked Wildcats pound out 19 hits for 21 runs to sweep the Pioneers |

'Cats limit Pios to four hits in shutouts - April 26th 2014
Starters Chris Haddeland and Zach Brandon combine for 16 scoreless innings and two Wildcats homer in doubleheader sweep of L&C |

Fisher tabbed for NWC, D3baseball awards - April 21st 2014
Nick Fisher belts seven hits, two homers to earn conference and national honors and a title-clinching series win for 'Cats D3baseball.com Team of the Week

Wildcats are playoff bound! - April 19th 2014
Linfield's first step in defending its national title is complete after an 8-2 victory against George Fox secures the NWC crown

Do-Si-Do - April 18th 2014
The Bruins snap top-ranked Linfield's 16-game win streak and awaken a giant as the 'Cats romp to a 12-3 victory to tie the series |

'Cats double up plucky 'Hens 8-4 - April 13th 2014
Pomona-Pitzer battles from a 5-1 deficit to close within two, but Linfield stays the course and tacks on two late runs for sweep | | |

Everybody Hits! - April 12th 2014
All nine members of Linfield's starting lineup register hits and RBIs as the No.1 Wildcats blast Pomona-Pitzer 16-4 and 13-3 |

Haddeland, Wylie pick up weekly honors - April 8th 2014
Chris Haddeland gets the nod as the NWC Pitcher of the Week and Jake Wylie is named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week D3baseball.com Team of the Week

Another home run, another NWC sweep - April 6th 2014
Nick Fisher's solo homer provides a late-inning highlight for the fast-starting 'Cats, who roll the Lutes 6-1 in the series finale |

Wylie goes Wild! - April 5th 2014
Jake Wylie completes his injury comeback with three homers as part of a five-RBI performance in a doubleheader sweep of rival PLU |

Wildcats push win streak to 10 - March 30th 2014
Thomassen, Stevick and Manley combine for the shutout while Fisher and Laboda pace the offense as Linfield sweeps Puget Sound

Consistency breeds success - March 29th 2014
Victorious in both a close contest and shutout, Linfield registers its 23rd consecutive 20-win season at Puget Sound's expense |

Big weekend leads to national acclaim - March 26th 2014
Sophomore reliever Cody Walker is tabbed as the D3baseball.com reliever of the week after recording his first career win and save D3baseball.com Team of the Week

More extra-inning magic - March 23rd 2014
Corey VanDomelen supplies the game-winning RBI in the 12th as Linfield scratches out another one-run victory against Whitworth

Pirates unearth scant treasure at Linfield - March 22nd 2014
Linfield's staff surrenders just three runs and Jo Carroll's solo homer highlights the offensive output in two more NWC victories |

Series sweep paves way to awards sweep - March 18th 2014
Chris Haddeland and Nick Fisher are pegged as the NWC's top performers and also land on the D3baseball.com Team of the Week D3baseball Team of Week | ABCA Poll

Pitching again gets it done for Wildcats - March 16th 2014
Aaron Thomassen hurls Linfield's second complete-game shutout of the weekend to lead the Wildcats to a sweep against Whitman

Extra, extra in Walla Walla - March 15th 2014
Linfield notches a shutout in Game 1 but needs all the offense it can muster in an 11-inning comeback Game 2 win against Whitman |

'Cats drop first NWC game, but win series - March 8th 2014
Aaron Thomassen carries Linfield to a 5-2, series-clinching victory after Willamette shocks the Wildcats 7-3 in Game 2 Game 2 Box Score | Game 3 Box Score

Haddeland's complete game wins Game 1 - March 7th 2014
Junior ace Chris Haddeland throws all nine innings and Linfield makes Willamette pay for six errors in a 5-2 home-field win

'Cats finish sweep to open NWC action - March 3rd 2014
Clayton Truex supplies a two-RBI single to highlight a big fourth inning that helps Linfield pull away from Pacific 8-3 in Game 3

How about that Wildcat offense? - March 1st 2014
Eleven Wildcats register hits as Linfield hangs a total of 29 runs on host Pacific in a NWC season-opening doubleheader |

Truex tabbed for NWC weekly honor - February 25th 2014
Senior Clayton Truex becomes the first Wildcat this season to be honored as the NWC Baseball Student-Athlete of the Week

Pitching, double steal win duel with OIT - February 23rd 2014
Zach Brandon tosses five spotless innings and Nick Fisher scores the game's lone run to give Linfield a 1-0 victory over the Owls

Truex homers in bounceback win over Saints - February 22nd 2014
Clayton Truex gives Linfield a 3-0 lead with a shot over the fence and Chris Haddeland earns his second win over a D2 program, 6-2

Warriors pound out 15 hits to score upset - February 21st 2014
Corban holds Linfield to just three hits over the final six frames while rallying for a 6-5 victory over the top-ranked Wildcats

Haddeland on Golden Spikes Award watch list - February 17th 2014
Chris Haddeland is the sole Division III student-athlete named as one of 60 men in contention for USA Baseball's top amateur award USA Baseball News Release

Dueling Shutouts - February 16th 2014
Linfield and Western Oregon flex their defensive muscles, winning 6-0 and 5-0 respectively in a two-game nonconference series |

Wildcats complete perfect trip to Arizona - February 9th 2014
Led by Nick Fisher's four-RBI day, five players drive in two or more runs as Linfield routs Whittier 16-0

First doubleheader goes Linfield's way - February 8th 2014
Solid pitching from four different players helps top-ranked Linfield claim a 5-2 victory over PLU and a 10-3 win over Redlands PLU Box Score | Redlands Box Score

'Cats edge La Verne in season-opening bout - February 7th 2014
Clayton Truex delivers the game-winning RBI as Linfield is battle tested in its first game since hoisting the national trophy

Linfield to host NCAA Regional in May - January 22nd 2014
For the third time in six years, Linfield is selected as host site for one of eight NCAA Division III regional playoff tournaments

Lindell, Fisher named to WCL all-star game - July 19th 2013
Continuing the momentum of their national-championship seasons, Wildcats Kramer Lindell and Nick Fisher will represent their respective summer wood bat league teams at the annual West Coast League all-star game

Wilson recognized as Linfield Male Athlete of the Year - June 3rd 2013
All-American second baseman Wilson caps off a remarkable career by securing his place in the baseball record books and leading the Wildcats to a national title

Lindell honored with Vern Marshall Award - May 30th 2013
Kramer Lindell balances impressive academic, athletic and personal loads as center fielder for Linfield's national championship team

Fisher lauded as Academic All-American - May 29th 2013
One of the key offensive weapons for the NCAA Division III Baseball Champions, junior outfielder Nick Fisher also brings his A-game to his academic pursuits as a mathematics major at Linfield Complete Academic All-America Team

The Waiting's Over: Linfield is NCAA National Champion! - May 28th 2013
Chris Haddeland pitches a complete-game victory and the Wildcats come from behind to beat Southern Maine 4-1 to capture the program's first national championship since 1971 | | Press Conference |

Bombers drop payload, extend stay in Appleton - May 27th 2013
Ithaca posts a three-run fifth inning to pull ahead and holds the 'Cats without a hit over the final three frames, keeping three teams in the hunt for a national title | | |

Linfield loses ardent supporter Arnold Owens - May 26th 2013
Few Wildcats were as devoted to Linfield Athletics as Arnold Owens, Class of 1954, who passed away suddenly in Appleton, Wis., while attending the NCAA Division III Finals Obituary

Wilson, Wylie point the way to win over UWSP - May 26th 2013
Trailing UW-Stevens Point 3-0 in the eighth inning, Linfield scores five unanswered runs to remain the only unbeaten team at the NCAA Division III Finals | | |

Ten to One - May 25th 2013
Aaron Thomassen throws a gem for his first career complete-game victory and gets 10 runs of support from the Wildcat lineup against Southern Maine, which manages just one run on offense and needs 10 pitchers to get through nine innings | | |

Hot start paramount as 'Cats hang on against Ithaca - May 24th 2013
A four-run third frame and game-saving catch by center fielder Kramer Lindell for the final out help top-ranked Linfield withstand a monstrous rally to open the NCAA Finals with an 8-6 victory | | |

Pitching depth key to lengthy run at NCAA Finals - May 23rd 2013
Needing five wins to claim a national championship, the Wildcats seek dominating performances on the mound and the offensive firepower to back up its defense to extend their stay in Appleton until Tuesday Interactive Bracket | Practice Day Video

Versatility helping 'Cats close in on NCAA title - May 23rd 2013
Closer Justin Huckins is one of the main reasons the Wildcats' pitching staff ranks among the best in the nation

An All-America Trio - May 23rd 2013
Chris Haddeland, Jake Wylie and Tim Wilson are commended for their stellar on-field play with recognition on the D3baseball.com and ABCA All-America Teams D3Baseball.com All-America Team

Haddeland, Brosius top All-West Region selections - May 20th 2013
All-West Region Pitcher of the Year Chris Haddeland and Coach of the Year Scott Brosius are two of six Wildcats honored by D3baseball.com as Linfield prepares for a return to the NCAA Finals Complete All-West Team

Wildcats have the last scratch as Austin Regional Champs - May 18th 2013
Trinity pushes top-ranked Linfield to the brink by forcing a winner-take-all Game 11, but Jake Wylie returns to the lineup with a clutch sixth-inning single to send the 'Cats back to the Finals Game 10 Box Score | Game 11 Box Score | |

We Want More! - May 17th 2013
Nick Fisher’s three-run homer holds up as Linfield hangs on for a record-tying 37th win of the season that catapults the Wildcats into the regional championship game | Austin Regional Website | |

Contagious hitting helps 'Cats knock out Sagehens - May 16th 2013
Michael Hopp has a season-best offensive day to top a list of seven Wildcats to register hits against Pomona-Pitzer as top-ranked Linfield remains unbeaten in postseason action | Austin Regional Website | |

Haddeland hardly hittable in postseason debut - May 15th 2013
Chris Haddeland denies Texas Lutheran any serious scoring opportunities with a complete-game shutout that sparks No. 1 Linfield to a winning start at the Austin Regional | Austin Regional Website | |

Welcome to the Wild Wild West - May 14th 2013
Three teams each - including four ranked clubs - from the West Coast and the Lone Star State collide in Austin, where a regional crown earns a spot in the NCAA Division III Finals Austin Regional Website

Wildcats are Texas bound for NCAA playoffs - May 13th 2013
Three weeks after clinching the Northwest Conference title and automatic postseason berth, top-ranked Linfield learns of its playoff destination and prepares to take flight to Austin, Texas NCAA.com Release | Austin Regional Website

Haddeland tabbed as NWC Pitcher of the Year - May 6th 2013
Sophomore ace Chris Haddeland stands tallest among some fine pitchers in the Northwest Conference and Tim Wilson three-peats on the first team to highlight a strong Wildcat presence on the all-league squad

'Cats down Pirates, set record for regular-season victories - May 5th 2013
A home run from Kyle Chamberlain and a four-hit day from Tim Wilson help Linfield cap off its regular season schedule with a decisive victory over Whitworth in the final game of the 2013 Inland Cellular Tournament in Lewiston

Wilson becomes career stolen base leader on 50-50 day for 'Cats - May 4th 2013
Top-ranked Linfield downs NWC rival PLU thanks to a grand slam by Jake Wylie, but the ‘Cats fall hard to NAIA perennial powerhouse Lewis-Clark State on Day 1 of its 2013 Idaho trip PLU Box Score | LCSC Box Score

Fisher boasts high average in the classroom, too - May 3rd 2013
Junior outfielder and mathematics major Nick Fisher is recognized for his scholastic achievements as an academic all-district honoree Complete Academic All-District Teams

'Cats close conference slate with victory over Pios - April 28th 2013
With another solid victory over host Lewis & Clark, Linfield puts the finishing touches on a 21-3 NWC record in 2013, the best conference mark in program history

'Cats win big twice, up streak to nine - April 27th 2013
Earning 29 runs on 34 hits, Linfield cruises to a pair of lopsided NWC victories over Lewis & Clark in the Wildcats’ final conference series of 2013 |

Clutch RBI double garners NWC weekly award - April 23rd 2013
Junior Kramer Lindell's game-winning at-bat in Game 3 is part of a seven-hit series that earns him NWC Student-Athlete of the Week honors

Back on top as NWC Champs! - April 21st 2013
Both starters throw nine innings and Kramer Lindell comes through with a dramatic, one-out, walk-off double in the bottom of the 13th inning as Linfield outlasts NWC rival George Fox to clinch the 2013 NWC title |

One More To Go - April 20th 2013
Another complete game from Chris Haddeland and three home runs from the Wildcat offense give Linfield a pair of crucial victories over George Fox that leave the ‘Cats one win away from claiming the NWC's automatic playoff bid |

Harlows are Diamonds in the Rough - April 19th 2013
While it is not uncommon to see a brother and sister attend the same school, not all siblings have the close-knit bond shared between freshman Maggie and senior Jordan

Fisher hooks NWC weekly honor - April 16th 2013
Junior outfielder Nick Fisher is recognized as the league's top offensive performer as the Wildcats reclaim the top spot in the D3baseball.com national poll

Wildcat bats stay red hot, Erautt wins first start - April 14th 2013
Freshman Cody Erautt earns the win in his first career start, and Tim Wilson and Nick Fisher each have four hits as Linfield finishes off its California road trip with a 13-1 payback blowout over La Verne

'Cats hit, benefit from sloppy defense to secure sweep - April 13th 2013
Linfield scores 24 times thanks to four home runs – including two by Kramer Lindell – and 14 total Pomona-Pitzer errors in a pair of lopsided nonconference victories |

In the California sun, 'Cats start road trip with win - April 12th 2013
A trio of two-run innings provide enough offense to back Chris Haddeland in his fifth complete game of the season as the No. 2 Wildcats take down No. 22 Pomona-Pitzer in the first of a three-game set

Chamberlain, Hopp define camaraderie, leadership - April 11th 2013
Four-year baseball vets Kyle Chamberlain and Michael Hopp combine experience, wisdom, and an equally light but focused attitude that takes the Wildcats to the next level

Southpaw stymies Wildcat bats - April 7th 2013
Linfield’s offense is but a shadow of its Saturday self as PLU starter Trevor Lubking goes the distance in a six-hit 3-1 victory over the No. 2 team in Division III

Swingin' In The Rain - April 6th 2013
Ten doubles are part of a 29-hit offensive display as the Wildcats cruise to a pair of victories over rival Pacific Lutheran |

Linfield sweeps NWC awards - April 2nd 2013
Jake Wylie and Chris Haddeland are chosen as Northwest Conference Hitter and Pitcher Student-Athletes of the Week after impressive weekend performances against Puget Sound

Late grand slam sinks 'Cats, snaps eight-game win streak - March 30th 2013
Jake Wylie’s third home run of the series is not enough to lead the Wildcats to a sweep, as a clutch grand slam from the Loggers’ Connor Savage propels UPS to victory over top-ranked Linfield

No letdown for top-ranked Wildcats in twinbill sweep - March 29th 2013
Three days after being named the top NCAA Division III team in the country, Jake Wylie and the Linfield Wildcats validate the voters' opinions with a pair of NWC victories over Puget Sound | | |

A First Time For Everything - March 26th 2013
Riding a six-game win streak and fresh off its third Northwest Conference sweep of the year, Linfield makes program history as the No. 1 team in this week's Top 25 D3baseball.com Top 25 | ABCA Top 25

Offense galore! 'Cats bring brooms to Whitworth - March 24th 2013
A five-run fifth gives Linfield plenty of breathing room as the Wildcats hand Whitworth its fourth consecutive loss en route to completing their third NWC sweep of 2013

'Cats take two, push winning streak to five - March 23rd 2013
Tim Wilson turns in just the second seven-hit performance in a doubleheader over the past decade, and Chris Haddeland and Aaron Thomassen continue to dominate from the mound as Linfield takes a pair of NWC road victories from Whitworth |

Three-run triple makes it three straight for 'Cats - March 17th 2013
A bases-clearing triple from Nick Fisher and four-hit days from All-American Tim Wilson and All-NWC first teamer Kramer Lindell carry Linfield to a victory over Whitman and its second NWC sweep of 2013 |

Blowout or nail-biter, 'Cats find way to win - March 16th 2013
After dominating Whitman in Game 1, Linfield relies on Jordan Harlow's clutch eighth-inning hit to earn the second win and ensure a NWC sweep over the Missionaries |

Linfield suffers first NWC loss of 2013 - March 10th 2013
A three-run first backed by a three-run seventh provide Willamette with enough offense to hand Linfield its first NWC loss of the season and deny the Wildcats their second-straight NWC sweep

Haddeland, Thomassen pitch 'Cats to pair of victories - March 9th 2013
Linfield’s sophomore starters twirl two masterpieces and Linfield holds on in Game 2 to sweep a NWC doubleheader from Willamette |

Haddeland is NWC Pitcher of the Week, 'Cats up to No. 15 - March 5th 2013
Sophomore Chris Haddeland is the first Wildcat hurler to be honored by the league this season after recording a complete-game victory as Linfield climbs seven spots in the national poll D3baseball.com Top 25

Walk This Way - March 5th 2013
Linfield cannot overcome 12 free passes and drops its first game of the past 11 outings to Division II Montana State-Billings |

Boxers surge late, but 'Cats grind out tough victory - March 3rd 2013
Linfield withstands a three-run ninth-inning rally by Pacific and holds on for its 10th straight victory and a three-game sweep in the opening NWC series of 2013

Linfield dominant in 2013 NWC opener - March 2nd 2013
Jake Wylie turns in a career day and No. 22 Linfield continues the trend of virtually untouchable pitching as the 'Cats win both ends of a twinbill over Northwest Conference opponent Pacific |

Wilson, Linfield make headlines - February 26th 2013
Tim Wilson is honored as the NWC Position Player of the Week and earns a spot on D3baseball.com's Team of the Week as the Wildcats crack the Top 25 for the first time this year D3baseball.com Team of the Week | D3baseball.com Top 25

'Cats down OIT, wrap up preseason on a roll - February 24th 2013
Four players with multiple hits and another phenomenal pitching performance lift Linfield to a big win over Oregon Tech in the finale of the CCC/NWC Challenge |

Chris' Ks, Tim's triples make it six straight for 'Cats - February 23rd 2013
Starter Chris Haddeland turns in eight stellar innings and All-American Tim Wilson triples twice to highlight an impressive showing by the Wildcats in a CCC-NWC Challenge doubleheader Corban Box Score | Pacific Box Score

Thomassen, McClellan shine in 2013 home debut - February 22nd 2013
Seven strong innings from Aaron Thomassen combined with two doubles off the bat of Nate McClellan propel Linfield to a solid 3-1 nonconference preseason victory over NWC rival PLU

Third straight win marks impressive start to 2013 - February 10th 2013
A pair of juniors provide offensive pop while a third turns in a terrific pitching performance as Linfield’s third victory in a row gives the 'Cats a winning record to start the preseason

Thomassen, Huckins dominate from 60 feet, 6 inches - February 9th 2013
The sophomore-junior duo combines for 11 strikeouts against just two hits, and the Wildcat offense stays hot in a convincing 7-0 preseason victory

Wildcat offense comes through as Linfield earns first win of 2013 - February 8th 2013
Six extra-base hits come in handy as Linfield dominates Redlands in a one-sided preseason matchup in Phoenix

Continuously stuck on third, 'Cats drop opener in Arizona - February 7th 2013
Despite putting runners on the third bag five times, Linfield cannot capitalize on its opportunities and falls 6-0 to La Verne in nonconference action at the Arizona Desert Classic

Videos

Baseball Press Conference (5/20) 05/21/2014
2014 Regional Baseball Championship Celebration 05/17/2014
Baseball Press Conference (5/6) 05/06/2014
Baseball Press Conference (4/29) 04/29/2014
Cat Chat with Zach Brandon 04/25/2014
Pomona-Pitzer Game Highlights (4/13) 04/22/2014
Baseball Press Conference (4/22) 04/22/2014
Baseball Press Conference (4/15) 04/15/2014
Baseball Press Conference (4/8) 04/08/2014
Cat Chat with Jake Wylie 04/07/2014
Baseball Press Conference (4/1) 04/01/2014
Baseball Press Conference (3/25) 03/25/2014
Baseball Press Conference (3/18) 03/18/2014
Baseball Press Conference (3/11) 03/11/2014
Baseball Press Conference (3/4) 03/04/2014
Baseball Press Conference (2/25) 02/25/2014