Mount Si alum Lutz wraps up college baseball career at community college level

Neglected to mention this yesterday. The NWAC playoffs ended for the Spokane Sasquatch after they fell in a loser-out game Sunday at the community college league’s tournament in Longview.

CCS fell to Everett Community College 11-6 in the contest, ending the Sasquatch season at 31-16. Catcher Justin Lutz played his final game in a Spokane uniform; the sophomore, a 2017 Mount Si HS grad from Fall City, went 2-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI and finished the season hitting a solid .301 with three homers and 38 RBI’s. He had an on-base percentage of .417, a slugging percentage of .472 and fielded at a .985 clip and threw 12 runners out attempting to steal bases, ranking him in the top 10 overall in the conference in that category.

Lutz, as we have discussed, has not found a four-year college program to transfer to for his junior season. If we get word on his next destination, we’ll tell you. Generally, what we’ve seen in past seasons is that most NWAC players end up transferring into programs from NCAA Division II on down to the NAIA, with limited exceptions to NCAA Division I. We’d expect to see Lutz go down this same path, too, but with a number of his fellow MSHS alums playing in four-year programs now, don’t be surprised to see him end up with one of those teams if those fellow ‘Cats put a good word in for their friend and teammate with their coaches and recruiting coordinators.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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