Three Stars: Incoming Hurler Picks Up Win for Western Oregon

YAKIMA, Wash. — A former Yakima Valley Yak who will pitch for the Pippins this summer had an impressive debut appearance at Western Oregon on Sunday.

Seth Kuykendall (Pippins 2020) earned a victory for Western Oregon with three innings of relief work against Montana State Billings. The right-hander, who was making his first appearance of the year, struck out four and walked one while facing the minimum nine batters. Dylan Barkley (Pippins 2019) absorbed the 3-2 loss for MSU as his record slipped to 1-1.

Christian Padilla (Pippins 2019) hit .333 (4 for 12) in three games this weekend for Boise State, as the Broncos swept Northern Colorado. Padilla’s big game came Saturday, when the junior outfielder went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. On Sunday, he wrapped up the weekend with another two RBIs as the Broncos evened their 2020 record at 3-3.

Owen Cobb (Pippins 2019) earned his first collegiate hits this weekend for Stanford as the Cardinal won two of three games against Grand Canyon. The freshman, who started games Saturday and Sunday and also batted leadoff, doubled in Friday’s and Saturday’s games, and also hit safely Sunday. He finished 3-for-8 over the weekend, and also drove in a run. Teammate Henry Gargus (Yakima’s Davis High School, Pippins 2019) has started three of the five games in which he’s appeared. He’s struggled offensively so far in 12 at-bats, but earned his first RBI of the season with a groundout that scored Cobb in Friday’s 5-3 loss.

By Yakima Valley Pippins

March 2, 2020