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The dust settles as Lewis & Clark’s Andrew Taver trots up to the plate. The batter’s box had been frequented by five previous batters in the fourth inning, so the umpire is busy shining home plate to perfection. Eyes locked on his opponent, junior Trevor Lubking prepares to hurl a fastball past Taver....

By Nick Barene, Sports Writer The Lutes baseball team swept visiting Pacific University in a three-game series this weekend, winning 3-1, 1-0 and 8-2. In the first game of the weekend, the Lutes pulled out a 3-1 victory. Pitcher Trevor Lubking, a junior, was dominant once again, this time pitching a complete game. In his nine innings of work, Lubking gave up just one run...

The Pacific Lutheran University baseball team finished a busy weekend of action in Oregon with a 3-1 record, beating Lewis & Clark twice and beating...

By Austin Hilliker, Guest Writer GAME 1 The Lutes came out swinging against the Bruins in the first game, recording a total of 17 hits off three of the Bruins pitchers. Pacific Lutheran University managed enough runs to outlast George Fox, 6-5. Among those that contributed to the offensive explosion was sophomore Drew Oord. He said the positive feeling became contagious...

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 1 In the first game, junior Trevor Lubking had a great...

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...