Three Stars: College Baseball Returns!
YAKIMA, Wash. — As college baseball burst onto the 2021 scene over the weekend, and several former and current Yakima Valley Pippins made their debuts. Here’s how the weekend went for a few of them:
Joey Magrisi, the Pippins’ top pitcher in 2019, struck out 14 in a complete-game, seven-inning performance against Southern Idaho on Thursday. The right-handed sophomore, now pitching at Southern Nevada, is 2-0 on the young season after earning his first victory with a 4.1-inning stint against Colorado Northwestern on Feb. 9. He struck out six in that appearance.
In San Luis Obispo, Calif., Cal Poly hosted Nevada in a four-game series over the weekend that featured former Pippins on both teams. Former Pippins Tyler Bosetti batted leadoff for Nevada, which won three of the four games, on Friday and Saturday, and batted No. 2 for the other games. Bosetti collected three hits and two RBIs in the series.
Teammate Blake Bambrick, who will pitch for the Pippins this summer, made two appearances, throwing 1.1 innings total.
On the other side, former Pippin Nick DiCarlo picked up three hits and an RBI while starting all four games. Teammate and former Pippin pitcher Dylan Villalobos made two appearances totaling 2 innings, striking out three and walking one in those stints.
Incoming Pippin Mason Marenco started all four games at second base for the Gonzaga Bulldogs this weekend as the Zags went 2-2 in Suprise, Ariz. Former Pippin Tyler Rando went 4-for-6 in a 17-5 win over Kansas State, in which former Pippin Chris Ceballos was the starting catcher for the Wildcats. Zags Owen Wild and Reagan Haas, who both will pitch for the Pippins this year, made their 2021 debuts on Sunday; Wild tossed 2 innings, giving up 2 earned runs, and Haas 2.1 shutout innings against Oregon State.