NWAC Spring Sports Update: 2021 tentative mid-March start
BC Baseball has established itself as one of the top junior college baseball programs in the region and in the country. The Bulldogs are coming off another 30+ win season finishing at 32-16 and led the NWAC in home runs and had every sophomore receive baseball scholarships and are now at four-year universities. The squad also finished #2 in the NWAC RPI rankings. In 2017, Bellevue had the top RPI in the NWAC for the entire regular season. The squad was also ranked in the top five in the NWAC Under Armour Coaches’ Poll for the entire season. Bellevue also was near the top with a 36-16 record; good for third overall in the NWAC for winning percentage. In 2016, Bellevue was the top ranked team in the NWAC for all but one week during the regular season. In the last eleven years, Bellevue has won the NWAC title three years, finished runner-up once, and finished third twice. The squad was ranked nationally all season long in 2012 and was No. 8 nationally in June 2011 after capping off an amazing year by winning the NWAC Championship with a 37-14 record. It was the team’s third title in five years (2007, 2009, 2011) after a long drought dating back to 1979.
In 2007 the team was ranked No. 1 in the NWAC Top 8 Coaches’ Poll for most of the season. The squad also finished with a national ranking of 18th; putting Bellevue within the same group of other national powerhouses.
A strong reputation precedes the BC baseball program. With several league titles to its name, a high number of winning teams, and top-notch facilities, it’s no surprise that BC baseball athletes consistently receive scholarships to 4-year colleges and universities.
- Blaine Hardy, a member of the 2007 nationally ranked Bellevue NWAC champion club, current MLB relief pitcher.
- Adrian Sampson, a member of the 2011 nationally ranked club, reached the Major Leagues in a rapid ascent and was a starting pitcher for the Texas Rangers before starting in the Korean Professional League this past summer.
- #1 in the NWAC: Nine Major Leaguers including Evan Meek, 2010 MLB All-Star
- #1 in the NWAC: most professional players: 108 total in the program history
- This past summer, former Bulldog Austin Shenton, a previous top NWAC grad selected in the MLB draft, was invited to the 60-man major league roster for the shortened 2020 pandemic MLB season.
- In the last decade, Bellevue has had 51 players drafted in professional baseball; one of the highest numbers of 2-year colleges in the nation
- BC Baseball has one of the top graduation rates in all of northwest community college athletics. 90-100% annually.
- Since it’s early beginnings in 1970, BC Baseball has captured five NWAC titles (1973, 1979, 2007, 2009, 2011) and 20 region titles.
- In 1999, Bellevue had more players selected in the professional baseball draft than any other two-year college in the nation.
- BC has also sent an average of nine players each year onto the four-year level for higher academic and athletic opportunities.
BC takes pride in offering top-notch facilities such as Courter Field, one of the best playing fields in the region. These accomplishments set BC Baseball apart from other colleges and offers a positive, rewarding experience and many opportunities for building athletic talent.
Last Updated December 16, 2020