By Nathan Shoup, Sports Editor
With just one more week of picks remaining after this week, the contenders in the league have separated themselves from the pretenders.
Andre Tacuyan, Jacob Olsufka and Alan DenAdel are all playing because, “if they try, they are the real winners.” But not really — they have been eliminated from title contention.
Last week, the league picked how many games the Mariners would win in a four-game series with the Texas Rangers. Everyone in the league correctly predicted the Mariners would win two games in the series — except Tacuyan, Olsufka and DenAdel.
The softball team travels to McMinville, Ore. to play in the Northwest Conference tournament hosted by Linfield this weekend. The Lutes are the two seed. Last year, the Lutes won the NWC title en route to winning the national title — as the two seed.
Kyle Peart, Haley Harshaw (she didn’t really have a choice) and Dustin Hegge all said history will repeat itself, and the Lutes will win the tournament.
If the Lutes do hoist the NWC trophy at the end of the weekend, the title hunt in our league will come down to Peart and Harshaw’s pick next weekend.
Oh, the suspense.