Tomas has never played for the Pippins, but has plenty of experience in Yakima, pitching the past two seasons at YVC before transferring to Simpson. In 2021, Tomas struck out 37 in 36.2 innings while compiling a 2-1 record and a 2.45 ERA.
He then followed that up with an encore performance in 2022. The Pearl City, Hawaii, native threw 59.1 innings for the Yaks, striking out 44 and earning a 4-1 record. He, along with former (and future) teammate Judd, helped the Yaks to a 31-18 record and a playoff berth.
This year, Tomas has tossed 30.1 innings, second-most on the Simpson RedHawks roster, and has struck out 23. Although the right-hander only recently left Yakima, he can’t help but be thrilled to see some familiar faces again.
“It’s kind of like going home for me,” Tomas said. “I was in Yakima for three years and made a lot of good memories with my teammates. I’m also excited to be playing for Coach Krusty (Kyle Krustangel) again.”