Bio: Rasica, from Klamath Falls, Oregon, saw just one inning of action in his debut season with the Ducks before the season was cut short. He made the most of it, though, striking out two and keeping Hawaii scoreless in the effort.
Last year at Henley High School, he struck out 90 batters over 54-plus innings, compiled a 1.23 ERA and was named the Baseball Athlete of the Year by Klamath Falls daily newspaper Herald and News.
“He was one of the guys from a big school that was slated to throw a lot of innings [in the summer] just because they knew his innings were going to be a bit lower over in Oregon, so anytime you have a Power 5 arm that’s not coming in with any limits is obviously great news for a coach and great news for a summer team,” Pippins manager Kyle Krustangel said. “I’m sure he’s hungry and eager to get on the bump and to showcase his stuff.”