YAKIMA, Wash. — Division I college baseball debuted over the holiday weekend, and the season was peppered with plenty of fireworks from past and current Yakima Valley Pippins. Here’s a look at just a few of the performances in the 2022 debut edition of Three Stars:
• Mason Marenco (Pippins ’21) went 7-for-21 (.333) with a double and four RBIs as the Gonzaga Bulldogs won three of their five games this weekend. Marenco, who started all five games, also walked twice and scored four runs. His younger brother, Spencer Marenco, who will return to the Pippins this summer, opens his season at Yakima Valley College this weekend. Connor Coballes, Mason Marenco’s Gonzaga teammate who also will return to the Pippins this summer, played in all five games, starting four either at shortstop or third base, went 3-for-15 with an RBI, three walks, two hit-by-pitches and a stolen base in his DI debut weekend. Owen Wild pitched four innings, striking out three and walking one while allowing five hits and one earned run against Oregon State on Sunday.
• Greg Fuchs (Pippins ’19) went 4-for-7 (.571) with a double and four RBIs and an OPS of 1.339 for Oregon State in three games as the Beavers swept their season-opening weekend with two wins against New Mexico and two wins against Gonzaga in Surprise, Arizona.
• Chaz Myers (Pippins ’21) started his 2022 season at Pacific with four hits in 13 at-bats (.308) as the Tigers outscored Northern Colorada 37-8 in four-game sweep.