Brent Lawrence of Burnaby is a player to watch in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference this season. Lawrence, a senior at Northern State University Wolves in South Dakota played midget ball with the Coquitlam Reds of the Premier Baseball League and also with Douglas College Royals in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community College.
The Wolves return some solid players from last year's 17-28 team, which went 10-20 in the conference. Lawrence is tabbed as a player to watch in the league's preseason release. Last season, the fifth-year senior outfielder led the Wolves in on-base percentage at .449 and had a .308 batting average. Lawrence also clubbed nine doubles, 23 runs batted in, 32 runs scored and 44 hits.
"We are really excited about what he brings to the table," Northern head coach Dean Berry said in an Aberdeen News release, "particularly from an offensive stand point. He is pretty dynamic. He is a left-handed hitter and we are just excited to see what kind of year he can give us."
Player to watch: Brent Lawrence is a fifth-year senior outfielder with Northern State University.