University News

Royals Baseball Moving to New Home Stadium

Posted: July 25, 2017


After playing it’s first two seasons at Valencia High School, Hope International University’s baseball team is moving it’s practices and home games to Duane Winters Field at Amerige Park in Fullerton this fall.

Approved by the City Council on July 18, the two-year agreement with the City of Fullerton grants HIU use of the field for four months in the spring (January 1 to April 30) and two months in the fall (the third week of September to the second week of November). HIU’s baseball team will also continue holding sports clinics and programs for children in the community.

"With the baseball history that Fullerton has," Mayor Bruce Whitaker said, "it’s wonderful to see this stadium more fully utilized."

In just their second season, the Royals won 35 games and became the fastest HIU team to win a Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Championship. By advancing through the NAIA Opening Round (3-0) to earn a berth in the NAIA World Series, the 2017 Royals becoming the second-fastest team to do so in the history of the NAIA.

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