2019 NWAC & Under Armour Baseball Athletes of the Week - Week 8
LOGAN GERLING • TACOMA
SOPHOMORE • PITCHER
Logan Gerling, Gig Harbor HS, Gig Harbor, WA.
Sophomore starter Logan Gerling increased his record on the year to 9-0 with an 8 inning no-hit shutout of Pierce. Gerling struck out 10 while only walking one Pierce hitter to record the 10-0 victory. The right-hander is 1st in the NWAC with 9 wins and 5th in strike outs with 77. Tacoma will host Skagit Valley and Lane in their Super Regional.
"Logan was absolutely dominate this past weekend, said Titan head coach Ryan Mummert. "He competed with 3 pitches and got better as the game went on. He has been good for us all year and our guys play at another level when he he takes the mound."
NWAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK - MAY 15
Matt James, Ferndale HS, Ferndale, WA.
James helped Yakima secure the second seed in the East with another powerful week at the plate. Against Big Bend and Walla Walla, he launched 2 home runs and 2 doubles for 5 RBIs. Yakima will host Chemeketa and Bellevue in a double-elimination Super Regional with the winner heading to the NWAC tournament. This is James second baseball hitter of the week selection this season.
Yaks head coach Kyle Krustangel had this to say about his slugger, "Matt has worked extremely hard these last 8 months to develop as a hitter and be a true power hitter with a foul pole to foul pole homerun pop. Matt has maintained a high batting average with an impressive 11 homeruns."
NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Mead, Washington, is awarding a Vullo bat engraved with the student athlete's name to each NWAC Baseball and Softball Batter of the Week. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com and check out their social media pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.