2019 At A Glance
- Roster size: 32
- Returners: 22
- Captains: Senior Jordon Fairchild, senior Nick Lepore, junior Mason Opple
- 2019 MIAA Preseason Poll: Second place
- 2018 Regular Season Recap: Hope finished with an overall record of 18-24 last year and was 14-14 in MIAA play to tie for fourth place.
- 2018 MIAA Tournament Recap: In winning eight of their last 12 games, the Flying Dutchmen advanced to the championship final of the MIAA Tournament. As the third seed, Hope lost a nail-biter to MIAA champion and top-seeded Adrian College, 3-2, in the final game. It took an eighth-inning Adrian rally, and their top pitcher, to stop the Flying Dutchmen's bid for a tournament title.
Pictured: Evan Maday takes off for third base.
2019 Coaching Staff
Head Coach Stuart Fritz
In his 25 years as head coach of the Hope College baseball team, Stu Fritz has guided the Flying Dutchmen to nine MIAA championships and four NCAA Division III appearances. Fritz's collegiate coaching record through the 2018 season is 547-424-2. His teams have won nearly two-thirds of their MIAA conference games (392-216, .645). Also an assistant professor of kinesiology, Fritz is currently a vice-president for the American Baseball Coaches Association. In 2020, he'll assume the presidency of the ABCA.