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.
Linfield, currently ranked No. 4 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association/d3baseball.com preseason poll, received eight out of nine first-place votes and a total of 72 points in the poll. The 2011 NWC Coach of the Year, Scott Brosius, welcomes back five first team All-NWC recipients from a year ago.
George Fox picked up the other first-place vote and 52 points total in the preseason poll.
Pacific Lutheran was right behind George Fox with 48 points in the voting. The Lutes will be led by a pair of 2011 first team all-conference selections in senior first baseman Brock Gates and sophomore outfielder Jacob Hoffman.
To see the entire NWC preseason coaches poll, click here.
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