PACIFIC LUTHERAN LOOKING TO WIN TITLE

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With six NW Conference games remaining on their regular season schedule, the Pacific Lutheran University baseball is sitting atop the conference standings with a 16-5 record. Second-place Linfield and Whitman sit are tied with a 10-8 record. After that, there is a four-team log-jam in the standings with Willamette, George Fox, University of Puget Sound and Whitworth all locked up with 9-9 marks.

Originally picked to finish in fourth place in the pre-season coaches’ poll, the Lutes have rolled to an overall record of 18-11 and could very well wind up playing host to the NWC championship baseball tournament beginning on Friday, April 20, and wrapping up with the title game on Sunday, April 22.

A first-place finish in the tournament delivers an immediate qualifier to the NCAA Div. III tournament.

The Lutes split with Willamette on Saturday, April 31, winning the first game by a score of 8-4, and then falling 10-3 in the second contest. PLU then hosted the UPS Loggers on Monday, April 2, and despite a late rally, fell by a score of 10-8. PLU will now hit the road for a non-conference game against Occidental on Thursday, April 5, and then three important NWC games at George Fox beginning on Saturday, April 7.

Pacific Lutheran vs. University of Puget Sound
Thursday, April 26 – 7 p.m.
Cheney Stadium

Linfield vs. Pacific Lutheran
Saturday, April 28 – 10 a.m.

Linfield vs. Pacific Lutheran
Sunday, April 29 – 10 a.m.

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