NWC Baseball Pitching - Feb. 6-12, 2017

NWC Baseball Pitching - Feb. 6-12, 2017

Baseball Pitcher Student-Athlete of the Week – Feb. 6-12, 2017



Senior, RHP, Bellingham, Wash. / Yakima Valley CC


Spencer Backstrom picked up a pair of saves during the Boxers' four-game stretch in the Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ariz. The righty relief ace allowed just two hits in 3.2 innings, striking out six and walking none in the process.  He nailed down a 4-2 win over La Verne with a pair of strikeouts and one hit allowed over 2.0 innings on Saturday.  In Sunday’s 6-5 win over Redlands, he secured the victory by fanning four in 1.2 innings, allowing only one hit


Honorable Mention:

Chad Gideon, Pacific Lutheran (Fr, RHP, Puyallup, Wash.)

Benjamin Whitten, Willamette (Fr, RHP, Danville, Calif.)

Ryan Kingma, Whitworth (So, LHP, Bellevue, Wash.)

Eric Ma, Whitman (Fr, RHP, La Crescenta, Calif.)

Dylan Peters, Linfield (Jr, RHP, Yakima, Wash.)

Andrew Yarak, Lewis & Clark (Fr, RHP, San Mateo, Calif.)

Joshua Zavisubin, Puget Sound (Jr, RHP, Bellingham, Wash.)


Previous Honorees:

Benjamin Whitten, Wil (2/6)