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Gates Selected to All-West Region First Team

Brock Gates
Brock Gates

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.

Gates (Federal Way, Wash. / Decatur HS) led the Lutes to a 24-16 overall record and to a third-place finish in the Northwest Conference standings. He led the Lutes with a .407 batting average, seven home runs and 47 runs batted in.

Gates earned 2012 Northwest Conference Player of the Year honors and was a two-time first team All-Northwest Conference pick. Additionally, Gates has been named to the All-America Third Team, and off the field he earned 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III First Team accord.

Gates, a communication major with a 3.55 grade point average, recently graduated from Pacific Lutheran University.

Jacob Hoffman (Fircrest, Wash. / Curtis HS), a sophomore designated hitter on the 2012 PLU team, earned ABCA All-West Region Second Team accord after compiling a .344 batting average, four home runs and 32 runs batted in.

In his two seasons at PLU, Hoffman has twice earned All-Northwest Conference first team honors.

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