Mike Larson

Mike Larson has enjoyed success at multiple levels of baseball and fastpitch. The 1979 Lakes High graduate led the Lancers to the state championship game that Spring after homering in the semifinal game. He went on to be a record-setting power hitter at Pacific Lutheran University. Mike graduated from PLU in 1983 with the career record of 19 home runs (now 2nd in school history). He was a two-time all-Norhwest Conference selection at catcher.

In 1982 Mike was touring with Athletes in Action when he was "loaned" to the Swedish National Baseball Team after Sweden's catcher broke his ankle. Mike played for Sweden in the European Cup. He hit a home run in the title game and was named tournament MVP.

Mike spent spring training in the Seattle Mariners camp in 1984. He was released the final day of camp. Thereafter, he shifted to modified fastpitch and fastpitch.

Mike played fastpitch for Tisdales (1984-85), B&I Sports (1986-87), Tacoma Modified (1988-91) and the Cheney Studs (1992-95). He participated in five modified fastpitch national tournaments (Atlanta, GA, 1985; Spokane, WA 1986; Decatur, AL, 1987; Marietta, GA, 1988; Miami, FL, 1989). In the 1987 tournament, he hit three HRs in one game.

Mike also served as an assistant baseball coach at Willamette University (1984-85) and PLU (1986-91).