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.
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