Bethel College launched their baseball program in 1963 with Coach Gary Fry at the helm. The program's first winning season came just four years later in Fry's final year when he led the Pilots to a 7-3 finish. Since that first winning season in 1966, BC has posted .500+ records in 32 of their 54 seasons of play headlined by the 2004 team that tallied a school record of 44 wins. After five different head coaches, BC's baseball program became stable under the direction of Coach Dick Patterson. To this day, Patterson lays claim to the most wins by any Bethel coach as he tallied 519 victories between 1974 and 1994. His 20-year stint included 11 NCCAA regional championships and a pair of NCCAA national titles in 1987 and 1990. Since his tenure, the Pilots have been directed by Sam Riggleman, Mike Hutcheon and Seth Zartman, all of whom have collected over 100 wins. In all, six Pilots have been named as the NCCAA National Player of the Year while 14 NAIA all-American and 60 NCCAA all-American honors have been achieved.