STEPHANIE COMPTON; Sports Editor: comptose@plu.edu

Sophomore Marissa Miller and junior Cole Johnson earned NWC student-athlete of the week honors last week after strong weekends on the mound and at the plate.

Miller stepped up big for the Lutes this season, going from the number two pitcher last year to the number one pitcher this year.

“From my freshman season to this season I have tried to focus on being able to command both sides of the plate from the start of the game to the finish,” she said.

Miller’s ERA dropped two points from last season to this season and she’s on track to break her strike out number from last year.

Cole Johnson is a junior infielder who boasts three home runs on the season. When asked about the teams strengths, Johnson said, “Our team’s greatest strength is defense. Our team’s defensive numbers are outstanding and have been all year. Besides that I feel that our ability to come together when things don’t go our way is a great strength. We have some very tough individuals on our team who put the team first. That’s what this game is all about.”

Junior Cole Johnson is a infielder/pitcher for the Lutes baseball team.
Junior Cole Johnson is a infielder/pitcher for the Lutes baseball team.
Sophomore Marrisa Miller (#32) is a pitcher for the Lutes softball team.
Sophomore Marrisa Miller (#32) is a pitcher for the Lutes softball team.

Q: What’s your favorite pre-game meal?

M: Oatmeal, coffee and yogurt                                                                         C: Sausage and egg sandwich.                                                                                                                               Homemade of course.

Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals you have to do?

M: Listen to “All Hands on Deck”                                              C: Listen to “The Chain” y Fleetwood Mac by Tinashe with the team                                                                   on the way to the field.

Q: What’s your favorite sports- related movie?

M: “The Blindside”                                                                                                        C: “Friday Night Lights”

Q: What’s your favorite sport besides softball/baseball?

M & C: Basketball

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