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2012 Baseball Releases

July 23, 2012
Beatty Beats Cancer, Returns to the Mound
Max Beatty has been putting up good numbers for the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League this summer with a record of 1-1 and an ERA of 3.71. But those numbers go from impressive to downright unbelievable considering what he has gone through the past seven months.

June 6, 2012
Gates Selected to All-West Region First Team
Another postseason award has come to Brock Gates, as the Pacific Lutheran first baseman has been selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-West Region First Team.

May 30, 2012
Academic All-America First Team Honors for Gates
Pacific Lutheran baseball first baseman Brock Gates had a senior season filled with many honors, and one more came his way today when he received 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III First Team recognition.

May 24, 2012
Gates Named D3Baseball.com Third Team All-American
Another postseason honor has come to Pacific Lutheran senior first baseman Brock Gates, who has earned D3baseball.com Third Team All-America recognition.

May 18, 2012
Another Postseason Honor for PLU's Brock Gates
Pacific Lutheran senior first baseman Brock Gates has earned d3baseball.com 2012 All-West Region honors, and he is joined on the list by teammate and third team choice Jacob Hoffman.

May 6, 2012
Lutes Fall to Lewis-Clark State in Season Finale
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran saw its 2012 baseball season come to a close on Sunday afternoon with a 10-1 loss to NAIA national power Lewis-Clark State at Roy Helser Field on the campus of Linfield College.

May 5, 2012
Linfield Ace Larson Shuts Out Pacific Lutheran
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Ryan Larson has been a Pacific Lutheran nemesis for four straight years, and the first team All-Northwest Conference pitcher had one more dominating effort against the Lutes in his final collegiate on Saturday afternoon, leading the Linfield Wildcats to a 3-0 win at Roy Helser Field.

May 4, 2012
Brock Gates Named Conference Player of the Year
Brock Gates, a senior first baseman who in only three seasons is fast closing in on the Pacific Lutheran baseball record for career runs batted in, was selected by league coaches as the Northwest Conference Player of the Year.

May 4, 2012
Ranta Leads George Fox Past Pacific Lutheran, 7-1
McMINNVILLE, Ore. - Brian Ranta, the 2012 Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Year, closed his collegiate career with a complete game seven-hitter, leading George Fox past Pacific Lutheran, 7-1, in a college baseball game played Friday night at Ray Helser Field.

May 3, 2012
Gates selected to Academic All-District Baseball Team
In addition to an impressive 2012 season on the field, senior first baseman Brock Gates has been recognized for his performance in the classroom.

May 1, 2012
Baseball Wraps up 2012 Schedule in Oregon
After watching Pacific celebrate a co-conference championship on their home field last weekend, the Lutes wrap up their 2012 season with a three game non-conference tournament in McMinnville, Ore. The Lutes play George Fox Friday at 6:30, Linfield Saturday at 3:30, and Lewis-Clark State Sunday at noon.

April 29, 2012
Pacific Beats PLU, Wins Share of NWC Baseball Title
It had been since 1979 that the Pacific Boxers had been Northwest Conference baseball champions, but the 2012 team ended that drought Sunday with a 9-5 victory the host Pacific Lutheran Lutes.

April 28, 2012
Offense Rules the Day as PLU, Pacific Split Twinbill
PARKLAND - The Northwest Conference baseball championship race will come down to Sunday's final day of action, but Pacific Lutheran is no longer in the conversation after the Lutes split a Saturday doubleheader with the visiting Pacific Boxers at the PLU field.

April 25, 2012
Lutes Host Pacific In Pivotal Three-Game Series
In the final weekend of Northwest Conference play, the Lutes host first place Pacific with a chance to win their third NWC title in six years. The decisive series begins with a double header on Saturday and concludes with a single game Sunday. First pitch for both days is set for noon.

April 23, 2012
PLU Survives Pioneers Rally, Holds on for 9-8 Victory
PORTLAND, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran survived a ninth inning rally by host Lewis & Clark on Sunday, beating the Pioneers 9-8 and keeping its Northwest Conference baseball title hopes alive heading into the final weekend of the league season.

April 21, 2012
Lutes Roll to Baseball Twinbill Sweep of Pioneers
PORTLAND, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran collected 29 hits in sweeping aside Lewis & Clark, 11-1 and 11-2, in Northwest Conference baseball games played Saturday at Huston Sports Complex.

April 18, 2012
Baseball Travels to Lewis & Clark
With only two weekends remaining in Northwest Conference play and two games out of first place, the Lutes travel to Portland, Ore. to take on last place Lewis & Clark College. The series begins Saturday with a double header and concludes with a single game on Sunday. First pitch on both days is set for noon.

April 15, 2012
Lutes Beat George Fox, Stay in NWC Baseball Hunt
PARKLAND - Pacific Lutheran scored six runs in the middle three innings and went on to defeat George Fox, 10-6, in a Northwest Conference baseball game played on a sunny Sunday afternoon at the PLU field.

April 14, 2012
Lutes Split Baseball Doubleheader With George Fox
Trevor Lubking struck out 13 batters in 7 1/3 innings of the second game Saturday, leading Pacific Lutheran to an 8-2 win and a split of a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader with the George Fox Bruins at the PLU baseball field.

April 10, 2012
Lutes Return Home For Three-Game Series
After playing on the road three of the past four weekends, the Pacific Lutheran University baseball team hosts George Fox University this weekend in a pivotal three-game Northwest Conference series.

April 7, 2012
Otness Spells Relief as Lutes Get One From Linfield
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Jacob Otness threw 3 2/3 innings of solid relief and Brock Gates hit his sixth home run of the season, keying Pacific Lutheran to a dramatic 6-5 Northwest Conference baseball victory over No. 19 Linfield on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Roy Helser Field.

April 6, 2012
Linfield Sweeps Lutes in Baseball Twinbill
McMINNVILLE, Ore. – Pacific Lutheran had hoped to stay firmly in the race for the Northwest Conference baseball crown when it played a three-game series against Linfield, but the Lutes instead took 11-1 and 6-2 losses to the Wildcats.

April 4, 2012
PLU Gears Up For Big Weekend At Linfield
Coming off a big weekend taking three of four games from Chapman, the Lutes prepare for their biggest Northwest Conference match up of the 2012 season when they travel to McMinnville, Ore. to take on Linfield. The series begins with a double header Friday and concludes with a single game Saturday.

April 1, 2012
Lutes Beat Chapman in 11 Innings to Take Series
ORANGE, Calif. - Pacific Lutheran rallied from three runs down in the late innings and then got a two-out, run-scoring single in the 11th inning from Curtis Wildung to beat Chapman, 10-9, in a non-conference baseball game played Sunday afternoon at Hart Park.

March 31, 2012
Lutes Find A Way to Earn Baseball Sweep of Chapman
ORANGE, Calif. - Pacific Lutheran got solid starting pitching from Chris Bishop and Trevor Lubking and got some timely hitting in both games on the way to sweeping host Chapman in a non-conference baseball doubleheader played Saturday afternoon at Hart Park.

March 30, 2012
Rauh, Chapman Shut Out Pacific Lutheran, 6-0
ORANGE, Calif. - Brian Rauh pitched seven shutout innings and the Chapman offense collected 14 hits as the Panthers handled Pacific Lutheran, 6-0, in a non-conference baseball game played Friday night at Hart Park.

March 28, 2012
PLU Baseball Headed South For Spring Break
Just past the halfway mark of the season, the PLU baseball team travels to Orange, Calif. to take on Chapman this weekend for a four game non-conference series. The series opener on Friday will be just the sixth time the two programs have met.

March 27, 2012
Hoffman Honored as NWC Baseball Player of the Week
Jacob Hoffman had a big weekend for Pacific Lutheran as the Lutes swept the Puget Sound Loggers in a three-game baseball series, and as a result the Northwest Conference has honored Hoffman as a Student-Athlete of the Week.

March 25, 2012
Eisenhauer Stifles UPS With Complete Game Shutout
Nathan Eisenhauer capped an outstanding weekend of starting pitching for Pacific Lutheran on Sunday with a complete-game two-hit shutout as the Lutes notched a 6-0 victory over Puget Sound to complete a three-game Northwest Conference baseball series sweep at the PLU field.

March 24, 2012
Pitching Prowess Carries PLU Past Loggers
Freshman pitchers Collin Nilson and Trevor Lubking dominated Puget Sound hitters on Saturday afternoon as Pacific Lutheran swept a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader from the visiting Loggers, 15-5 and 8-2, at the PLU baseball field.

March 19, 2012
Lutes Set For Three-Game Series With Puget Sound
The Pacific Lutheran University baseball team takes on the University of Puget Sound in a three-game series for Tacoma supremacy beginning Saturday in Parkland.

March 18, 2012
Whitworth Takes NWC Baseball Series From PLU
SPOKANE, Wash. – Landon Scott and Tyler Pfeffer each drilled two-run homers to lead Whitworth to a 7-1 win over visiting Pacific Lutheran on Sunday at Merkel Field, giving the Pirates (11-6-1 overall, 5-1 NWC) a series victory over the Lutes (11-7, 6-3).

March 17, 2012
PLU and Whitworth Split NWC Baseball Doubleheader
SPOKANE, Wash. – Pacific Lutheran got a stellar pitching performance from Collin Nilson to claim the nightcap 3-1 after Whitworth took a 10-5 win in the opening game of a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader played Saturday at Merkel Field.

March 14, 2012
Baseball Heads East As NWC Play Continues
Coming off a three-game sweep of Whitman College, the Pacific Lutheran University baseball team travels to Spokane, Wash., for a three-game series against Whitworth University.

March 14, 2012
Gates Earns NWC Recognition
Senior first baseman Brock Gates has been named NWC Student-Athlete of the Week for his outstanding play this past weekend against Whitman.

March 11, 2012
PLU Sweeps Whitman, Tops NWC Baseball Standings
PARKLAND - Collin Nilson and Nathan Eisenhauer both had strong seven-inning pitching performances on a cold and sometimes rainy Sunday afternoon to lead Pacific Lutheran to 17-2 and 10-1 Northwest Conference baseball wins over Whitman at the PLU field.

March 10, 2012
Lutes Cruise Past Whitman To Open Weekend Series
PARKLAND, Wash. - After scoring eight runs in the first two innings, Pacific Lutheran rolled to an 18-3 Northwest Conference baseball victory on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon against visiting Whitman College.

March 9, 2012
PLU to Host Whitman in First Home Conference Series of Season
After playing 11 of 12 games on the road this season, the Lutes will play their first home conference series of the season this weekend when Whitman comes to Parkland.

March 4, 2012
PLU Comes Back With a Vengeance, Sweeps Willamette
SALEM, Ore. - After giving away a late lead and dropping Saturday's opening game of a three-game Northwest Conference baseball series with Willamette at John Lewis Field, Pacific Lutheran came back with a vengeance on Sunday, sweeping the Bearcats 9-6 and 11-4.

March 3, 2012
Tough Loss: Lutes Give Away NWC Baseball Opener
SALEM, Ore. - Leading by five runs with three innings left to play on Saturday, Pacific Lutheran gave up three runs in the seventh and three in the ninth as Willamette took a 9-8 victory in the Northwest Conference baseball opener for both teams at John Lewis Field.

March 2, 2012
Schedule Change for Three-Game Willamette Series
As a result of snow and rain in the Willamette Valley, the schedule for this weekend's three-game Northwest Conference baseball series between Pacific Lutheran and the Bearcats has been altered.

March 2, 2012
PLU Baseball Opens NWC Play at Willamette
After going 5-4 in the preseason, the Lutes open their conference schedule this weekend in Salem, OR against Willamette. The conference opening series will begin with a double header Saturday followed by a single game on Sunday, weather permitting.

February 27, 2012
Lutes Lose to Saints on Unearned Run in 12th Inning
LACEY - Mario Sanelli was hit on the foot by a pitch with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the 12th inning, forcing in the winning run and giving Saint Martin's a 3-2 non-conference baseball win over Pacific Lutheran on Monday night at Regional Athletic Complex.

February 26, 2012
Saints Score Winning Run With Two Outs In Ninth
LACEY - Alex Bielaski singled to drive in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Saint Martin’s a wild 7-6 non-conference baseball victory against Pacific Lutheran on Sunday.

February 25, 2012
Bishop Rules Over Saints in PLU Baseball Triumph
PARKLAND – Chris Bishop limited visiting Saint Martin’s to three hits in six innings and the Pacific Lutheran offense jumped out to an early lead as the Lutes coasted past the Saints, 12-2, in a non-conference baseball game played on a blustery Saturday afternoon at the PLU field.

February 24, 2012
Baseball Opens Home Schedule
TACOMA, Wash. - After playing the first six games on the road, the Lutes play their first home game of the 2012 season Saturday against Saint Martin's University.

February 19, 2012
Lutes Support Eisenhauer With Big Offensive Day
HAPPY VALLEY, Ariz. - Nathan Eisenhauer allowed only an unearned run in six innings of work and the offense supported him with 14 hits in an 11-4 win over Whittier in Sunday's final day of the Arizona Desert Classic baseball tournament at Sandra Day O'Connor High School.

February 18, 2012
Frost Pitches, Hits PLU Past La Verne in 11 Innings
ANTHEM, Ariz. - Ryan Frost hit a two-out single to right field to drive in Dominick Courcy with the winning run in the 11th inning as Pacific Lutheran defeated La Verne, 4-3, at the Arizona Desert Classic on Saturday afternoon.

February 17, 2012
Godfrey Sharp, Offense Busts Out in 15-2 Victory
HAPPY VALLEY, Ariz. - Kipp Godfrey allowed only two unearned runs in six innings of work on Friday afternoon to lead Pacific Lutheran to a 15-2 win over McMurry (Tex.) at the Arizona Desert Classic played at Sandra Day O'Connor High School.

February 16, 2012
Texas-Dallas Offense Buries Lutes, 13-6
HAPPY VALLEY, Ariz. - Texas-Dallas collected 20 hits on Thursday to beat Pacific Lutheran, 13-6, at the Arizona Desert Classic baseball tournament played at Sandra Day O'Connor High School.

February 15, 2012
Baseball Heads To Arizona Desert Classic
The Pacific Lutheran University baseball team travels to Anthem, Ariz. this week to participate in the Arizona Desert Classic.

February 7, 2012
Play Ball! Lutes Open Season at Concordia
Pacific Lutheran opens its 2012 baseball season on Tuesday with a non-conference doubleheader against the Concordia Cavaliers in Portland, Ore.

February 7, 2012
Lubking Sharp in Debut, Lutes Split at Concordia
PORTLAND, Ore. - Trevor Lubking made his first collegiate start a great one on Tuesday afternoon, leading Pacific Lutheran to a second game win as the Lutes split a non-conference doubleheader with the host Concordia Cavaliers at Hilken Field.

February 6, 2012
PLU Ace and Draft Prospect Beatty Sidelined by Cancer
Baseball America magazine has named Pacific Lutheran junior right-handed pitcher Max Beatty as its top 2012 professional draft prospect currently playing NCAA Division III baseball. But Baseball America doesn’t know what Max and his PLU teammates and coaches found out just a few days ago.

January 30, 2012
Lutes Picked Third in NWC Baseball Coaches Poll
In their annual preseason poll, Northwest Conference baseball coaches have picked Pacific Lutheran to place third in the 2012 standings. The poll was released on Monday by the conference office.

October 28, 2011
PLU Baseball to Host Heel-to-Toe Hitting Camp
Pacific Lutheran baseball will hosts its annual Heel-to-Toe Hitting Camp for aspiring players from Dec. 17-19.

August 31, 2011
All-Star Sweep for PLU Summer League Players
A trio of Pacific Lutheran baseball players earned all-star honors in the West Coast Baseball League. Brock Gates earned first team all-league eague honors, while Corey Moore and Sam Beatty were second team selections.

August 19, 2011
Moore, Beatty Help Corvallis to Summer League Crown
Pacific Lutheran baseball players Corey Moore and Max Beatty played key roles in helping the Corvallis Knights sweep the Walla Walla Sweets to win the West Coast Baseball League title.

July 29, 2011
Lutes Players Enjoy All-Star Experience
A trio of Pacific Lutheran baseball players enjoyed their experience at the West Coast Baseball League All-Star game that was played Tuesday night at Goss Field in Corvallis, Ore.

July 25, 2011
Three Lutes Earn Summer League All-Star Status
Pacific Lutheran baseball players Brock Gates, Corey Moore and Max Beatty have had great seasons on the baseball diamond this summer, and as a result all three will play in the West Coast Baseball League (WCBL) All-Star Game scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at Goss Field in Corvallis, Ore.