Shorewood grad honored as NWC Hitter of the Week

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Jacob Bockelie named Northwest Conference Hitter of the Week
Photo courtesy PLU Athletics


From PLU Athletics

TACOMA, Wash. - Pacific Lutheran University baseball student-athlete's Jacob Bockelie landed Northwest Conference Hitter of the Week honors on Tuesday, February 14 for his performance with Lutes baseball 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.

Jacob is a 2014 Shorewood grad, son of Dave and Lisa Bockelie and brother of Kyla. He was baseball team captain his senior year at Shorewood HS. The team placed 4th in 3A state his senior year while he led in RBIs. Made 2nd team all-Wesco South his junior and senior years. Team placed 1st in Wesco 3A South his junior year.

Updated 2-19-2017

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