2016 NWC Baseball Tournament Website

Welcome to the 2016 Northwest Conference Baseball Tournament

Merkel Field, Whitworth University - Spokane, Wash. / April 22-24 

Welcome to Whitworth University and Paul Merkel Field for the 2016 Northwest Conference baseball tournament.  The four-team event will determine the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.  

 Tournament Schedule / Results

Friday, April 22 Links 
Game 1 (Noon):  Whitworth (#1 seed) d. Pacific (#4 seed) 5-3 Box score
Game 2 (3:00 pm):  Pacific Lutheran (#2 seed) d. George Fox (#3 seed) 13-6 Box score
Saturday, April 23  
Game 3 (10:00 am):  Pacific d. George Fox 17-9 Box score
Game 4 (1:45 pm): Pacific Lutheran d. Whitworth 7-3 Box score
Game 5 (4:35 pm):  Whitworth d. Pacific 6-5 Box score
Sunday, April 24  
Game 6 (Noon): Pacific Lutheran d. Whitworth 6-5 Box score
     PLU earns the NWC's automatic bid to the NCAA Div. III Tournament - field announced May 15

Participating Teams

Whitworth Pirates
#1 Seed

25-8, 17-7 NWC

Pacific Lutheran Lutes
#2 Seed

22-16, 15-9 NWC

George Fox Bruins
#3 Seed

21-15, 14-10 NWC

Pacific Boxers
#4 Seed

23-14, 14-10 NWC


Ticket Information

In accordance with Northwest Conference guidelines, admission will be charged for spectators. All-day admission (a hand stamp) is $10 for adults, $5 for children and senior adults.  Students from participating schools are free with valid college I.D.  There will also be a $15 option that will allow all-day admission for both the baseball and softball tournaments.


Facility Information

Bleacher seating is provided in the main grandstand behind home plate, as well as auxiliary bleachers in foul ball range down the left-field line.

Lawn chairs are not permitted in the grandstand.

No pets allowed inside the baseball venue or surrounding walkways.

There is limited parking immediately behind Merkel Field.  Additional parking is available in the lots marked by the arrows on the campus map below.

In accordance with Northwest Conference and NCAA policies, artificial noisemakers are not permitted.

Excellent sportsmanship is expected from both participants and spectators associated with all teams.


Campus Map

Merkel Field is located on the northwest corner of campus.  The access road begins just beyond the parking lot behind the Whitworth Aquatic Center (lot F1).  Additional parking lots for fans are indicated by the arrows on the map below.  Merkel Field can be accessed on foot by the fields directly behind the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


Useful Links

Complete map of Whitworth University and directions to campus
Local hotel accomodations
Local weather forecast
NWC Championship Info
Northwest Conference Baseball Website
Northwest Conference Baseball Statistics