Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Mooring Mast Spring pick 'em: April 26, 2013

By Nathan Shoup, Sports Editor

Sometimes it’s not the move you make, it’s when you make it.

For the first time this season, Arvid Isaksen sits atop the standings with only this week’s pick remaining. Isaksen was tied with Haley Harshaw and Kyle Peart last week but Peart and Harshaw both picked the softball team to win the Northwest Conference tournament last weekend.

Isaksen correctly predicted the team would finish second in the tournament and jumped both of them.

After losing the opening game of the NWC tournament to Whitworth last Saturday, the softball team won the next two before losing in the first game of the championship round to Linfield, 3-2.

The Lutes would have needed to beat Linfield twice to win the conference title for the second consecutive season.

Now to this week. Sophomore Trevor Lubking is 10 strikeouts from setting the school record with two starts remaining. The lefty has racked up 92 punch outs so far.

So how many does the league think he will strike out in his start at Pacific this weekend?