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Grand Canyon Antelopes
2021 Grand Canyon Antelopes baseball team
Grand Canyon Antelopes logo.svg
Founded1953
Overall record382–439–2
UniversityGrand Canyon University
Head coachAndy Stankiewicz (10th season)
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
LocationPhoenix, Arizona
Home stadiumBrazell Field at GCU Ballpark
(Capacity: 4,000)
NicknameLopes
ColorsPurple, Black, and White[1]
              
Conference champions
2015, 2017, 2018

The Grand Canyon Antelopes baseball team represents Grand Canyon University, which is located in Phoenix, Arizona. The Antelopes, also known as the Lopes, are an NCAA Division I college baseball program that competes in the Western Athletic Conference. They competed in Division I from 1991 to 1998, the final four seasons with the Western Athletic Conference, and returned in 2014 with the WAC.

The Grand Canyon Antelopes play all home games on campus at Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark. Over their 11 discontinuous seasons in the Western Athletic Conference, they have won three WAC regular season titles.

Since the program's inception in 1953, 10 Lopes have gone on to play in Major League Baseball, highlighted by 1993 AL Rookie of the Year and 2002 World Series champion Tim Salmon. Under current head coach Andy Stankiewicz, 17 Lopes have been drafted, including Jake Wong who was selected in the third round of the 2018 Major League Baseball draft.

Conference membership history (Division I only)[]

Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark[]

Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark is a baseball stadium on the Grand Canyon campus in Phoenix, Arizona that seats 4,000 people. It was opened on February 16, 2018 with a 1–2 loss to TCU. A record attendance of 4,562 was set on February 15, 2019 during a 9–1 win over Wichita State.[2]

Head coaches (Division I only)[]

Records taken from the 2020 GCU baseball media guide.[2]

Season Coach Years Record Pct.
1991–1998 Gil Stafford 8 188–284–1 .398
2014–present Andy Stankiewicz 7 194–155–1 .556
Totals 2 coaches 15 seasons 382–439–2 .465

Year-by-year NCAA Division I results[]

Records taken from the 2020 GCU baseball media guide.[2]

Statistics overview
Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Independent (1991–1994)
1991 Gil Stafford 25–39
1992 Gil Stafford 25–37
1993 Gil Stafford 24–32
1994 Gil Stafford 29–33–1
Western Athletic Conference (1995–1998)
1995 Gil Stafford 21–41 15–15 5th
1996 Gil Stafford 23–32 10–19 10th
1997 Gil Stafford 13–43 5–25 12th
1998 Gil Stafford 28–27 16–14 5th WAC Tournament
Western Athletic Conference (2014–present)
2014 Andy Stankiewicz 30–23 19–8 2nd ineligible
2015 Andy Stankiewicz 32–22 19–7 1st ineligible
2016 Andy Stankiewicz 25–28–1 13–14 5th ineligible
2017 Andy Stankiewicz 29–25 20–4 1st ineligible
2018 Andy Stankiewicz 33–24 19–5 1st WAC Tournament
2019 Andy Stankiewicz 36–24 18–9 T-4th WAC Tournament
2020 Andy Stankiewicz 9–9 Season cancelled on March 18
due to Coronavirus pandemic
[3]
Total: 382–439–2

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Awards and honors (Division I only)[]

Freshman First-Team All-Americans[]

Year Position Name Selector
2019 SP Pierson Ohl CB

Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year[]

Year Position Name
2017 OF Garrison Schwartz
2018 OF Quin Cotton

Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year[]

Year Name
2017 Andy Stankiewicz
2018 Andy Stankiewicz

Western Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year[]

Year Position Name
2015 OF Garrison Schwartz
2019 SP Pierson Ohl

Taken from the 2020 GCU baseball media guide.[2] Updated March 2, 2020.

Lopes in the Major Leagues[]

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer
Athlete Years in MLB MLB Teams
Frank Snook 1973 San Diego Padres
Tom Tellmann 1979–1980, 1983–1985 San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics
Randy McCament 1989–1990 San Francisco Giants
Kevin Wickander 1989–1990, 1992–1993, 1995–1996 Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers
John Patterson 1992–1995 San Francisco Giants
Chad Curtis 1992–2001 California Angels, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers
Tim Salmon 1992–2004, 2006 California/Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels
Brett Merriman 1993–1994 Minnesota Twins
Paul Swingle 1993 California Angels
Cody Ransom 2001–2004, 2007–2013 San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks,
Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs

Taken from the 2020 GCU baseball media guide.[2] Updated March 2, 2020.

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ Spacing & Colors (PDF). Grand Canyon University Branding and Standards Guide. August 13, 2018. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e "GCU Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  3. ^ "WAC Announces Cancellation of All Sports for Remainder of Academic Year". Retrieved March 19, 2020.