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16 - Brock Gates
Brock Gates
Height: 6-2
Weight: 220
Year: Sr./Sr.
Hometown: Federal Way, Wash.
High School: Decatur
College: Edmonds CC
Position: INF
Bats/Throws: R/R

College: One of two players to start all 39 games for the Lutes in 2011...tallied a team-high 51 hits on his way to a .333 batting average...led the team in both home runs (4) and RBI (28)...named to the first team All-NWC as a first baseman...started all 40 games for the Lutes in 2010, hitting .391 with 8 HRs and 48 RBIs and making the NWC second team.

High School: Served as team captain as a junior and senior...batted .391 with two homers and 15 runs batted in as a junior and .490 with eight homers and 23 RBI in 14 league games as a senior...also led the SPSL in total bases (57) and slugging (1.102)...as a junior, named team MVP and honorable mention all-league...as a senior, was one of four infielders named first-team 4A all-state...also named team MVP, first-team all-league and all-area as a senior...played three seasons of varsity football as a quarterback, earned team MVP and honorable mention all-league...led summer team, Buzz Baseball, to a third-place national finish as an 18-year old, when he batted .518...also won the state title as a 16-year old, when he hit .523...named a Sports Illustrated national athlete of the week after going 5-for-5 with four home runs, a double and 11 RBI in a game vs. Kent-Meridian...graduated with a 3.76 grade point average.

Personal: Parents are Stacy and Jeff Gates...Jeff played football at PLU...majoring in engineering.