2018 Under Armour Baseball Player of the Week & NWAC Players of the Week - Week 1
PIERCE • FRESHMAN • PITCHER
Tucker Stroup, Timberline HS / Lacey, WA., pitched a three hit, nine strikeout shutout of third-ranked Everett helping the Raiders to a 7-0 win. Stroup is now 2-1 on the season with a 2.00 ERA.
"Over the past few months, Tucker has started to grow into the potential that we saw when we recruited him to Pierce," said Raider head coach Kevin Davis. "He’s become one of the leaders of our young pitching staff, and we’re looking forward to even more growth as the season progresses."
NWAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK - MARCH 29
Elijah Johnson (Chehalis, WA / W.F. West HS) helped lead fifth-ranked Tacoma to four wins over Skagit Valley and Big Bend. Johnson had 6 hits in 12 at bats for a .500 batting average. He reached base a total of 18 times in the four games and blasted a pair of home runs including a grand slam. He also collected 6 runs and 10 RBI's to go with 2 stolen bases. Johnson is now batting .392 (16th in the NWAC) with 17 RBIs (16th)
"Elijah has really made a jump this year," said Titan head coach Ryan Mummert. "He was one of the guys I thought could breakout in his 2nd year and he has done just that and maybe even more. He is a tremendous worker and is a big key for our success this Spring."
NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Spokane, is awarding a bat to each NWAC Baseball Batter of the Week. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com or check out their YouTube video. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.