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By Nick Barene, sports writer The Pacific Lutheran University baseball team had a tall task in facing top-ranked Linfield this weekend in McMinnville, Oregon. While the Lutes tried to overcome the Wildcats’ strong pitching performances, Linfield proved to be on top of their game, sweeping the weekend series. Game...

By Giancarlo Santoro, Sports Writer Game 1 Four hours, 442 pitches and 15 innings later, the Pacific Lutheran University men’s baseball team fell...

It hasn’t even been two years, but the scent of a national champion is in the air at Pacific Lutheran University. In 2012, the PLU softball team won...

By Nick Barene, Sports Writer When junior Collin Nilson hits the ball, he hits it hard. Really hard. The pitcher and outfielder is the Pacific Lutheran University baseball team’s leader in home runs this season, and has been known to crush balls out to more than 400 feet. This season, the Lutes are 15-9 overall and 8-3 in the Northwest Conference, aided heavily by Nilson....

By John Tveter The theme of the series between PLU and Whitworth was pitching, and the final game of the series proved to be no exception.  As the scoreless game headed into the ninth inning, the Lutes were growing desperate. It had been 23 innings since their last run. Junior Collin Nilson stepped up to bat to lead off the inning, and drilled a double down the left field...

By John Tveter, sports writer The Lutes’ dominant pitching in the first game of the weekend turned against them in Game 2 of the doubleheader.  After giving up three runs in the bottom of the first and another in the third, the Lutes had their backs against the wall headed into the ninth inning. Refusing to go quietly, the Lutes’ Bo Pearson, a senior, started the...

By John Tveter, sports writer No one seems to be able to silence the Lutes baseball bats or overpower their defense. In the past eight games, Pacific Lutheran University has won seven. Against Whitworth this past weekend, the Lutes continued their trend of winning. Taking the mound Saturday to start Game 1 was pitcher Trevor Lubking, a junior.  After swapping runs in...

By Giancarlo Santoro, Sports Writer As Pacific Lutheran University’s frigid winter sports season comes to a close, spring sports are right around...

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Pacific takes two from Lutes By Sam Horn, Sports Writer This past weekend was rough for the Pacific Lutheran University baseball team. The Lutes only managed one win in a three-game Northwest Conference series with Pacific University. Their only win came in the first game, dropping the Boxers 1-0. After their triumphant start, the Lutes lost the next two games. In the...