High School Sports

Mount Baker alum selected NWC Pitcher of the Week

Mount Baker graduate Spencer Backstrom became the first Pacific University athlete since April 2013 to be selected Northwest Conference Student-Athlete Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday.

Backstrom picked up two saves last week during the Cactus Classic in Tucson, Ariz. He pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and striking out six.

Backstrom, a senior right-hander for the Boxers, has not allowed a run or walk in his first three appearances this season and has struck out eight in 4 2/3 innings.