Cesar has more home runs than errors at Pacific Lutheran

April 12, 2019
Michael Cesar baseball

Michael Cesar

Juneau’s Michael Cesar was a great catcher in high school, but he’s turning out to be even better in college.

The freshman has converted 132 of 133 defensive chances and thrown out a team-high five base runners for Pacific Lutheran University, a NCAA D3 program in Tacoma, Washington.

He’s emerged as the team’s No. 1 option behind the plate. He has started 22 of 29 games, with some coming at DH.

Cesar, of Juneau-Douglas High fame, has also been terrific with the bat as he ranks second on the team with two home runs and third with 17 RBIs.

At least six of his RBIs have either tied the game or given PLU the lead.

He’s batting .239 on 22-for-92 hitting and owns a .324 on-base percentage.

Cesar was last year’s Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year as a senior in high school.