TACOMA — Former Kingston High School Buccaneer Curtis Wildung is helping ensure a successful future for the Pacific Lutheran baseball team.
Wildung, a catcher, was named to the All-Northwest Conference baseball team.
A trio of sophomores and a freshman from PLU earned first-team all-conference honors in a vote of the league coaches. Starting pitcher Trevor Lubking (Buckley/White River High School), relief pitcher AJ Konopaski (Port Angeles) and Wildung (Poulsbo) are the sophomores who received first-team recognition, while third baseman Drew Oord (Kennewick/Kamiakin) was the freshman picked to the squad.
Junior starting pitcher Max Beatty (Vancouver/Fort Vancouver) and senior infielder Jacob Olsufka (Spokane/University) both received recognition as Beatty was named to the second team and Olsufka to the honorable mention list.
Wildung, a second-team selection in 2012, finished the year with a .275 batting average and led the team with 25 runs batted in and 14 doubles.
Pacific Lutheran ended the season with a 22-18 overall record, including a 12-12 conference mark that put them into a fourth-place tie with Pacific. The Lutes lost only two seniors — Olsufka and relief pitcher Nathan Shoup — to graduation.