Bockelie Honored as NWC Hitter of the Week

Bockelie Honored as NWC Hitter of the Week

Contact: Mark Albanese, Director of Sports Communication

HILLSBORO, Ore. - Pacific Lutheran University baseball student-athlete's Jacob Bockelie landed Northwest Conference Hitter of the Week honors on Tuesday for his performance over the weekend in southern California.

After sitting out all last season with an injury, Bockelie made his presence felt in the Lutes' (2-1) opening series of the year against Pomona-Pitzer Colleges, hitting .455 at the plate with five RBIs and two home runs. The Shoreline, Washington native collected a hit in all three games against the Sagehens, including driving in five runs in PLU's 7-3 victory on Saturday.

The left-handed hitter closed the week with five hits in 11 at-bats, scoring four runs while boasting a slugging percentage of 1.000 and an on-base percentage of .600. The junior was additionally lights out in the field, collecting 15 putouts and one assist with no errors.

The Lutes embark on NWC play this weekend, traveling across town for a three-game series against the University of Puget Sound. First pitch on Saturday's doubleheader is set for 11 a.m. with the series concluding on Sunday at noon.