YAKIMA, Wash. – In 2017, the Pippins won their first-ever West Coast League playoff game. Here’s a look at how players who started that game are doing this spring:
Jonny DeLuca (RF, Oregon) – The true freshman has started 29 of 30 games he’s played for the Ducks, and is currently batting .202 (22 for 109). He has three home runs and 19 RBI. His biggest game was a 2-for-4, 4-RBI effort against Stanford on March 29.
Tora Otsuka (LF, San Diego) – The freshman is hitting .320 (41 for 128) in 32 starts with the Toreros, and has racked up 10 RBI, 11 walks, four doubles and a triple. He also leads the team with seven stolen bases.
Bradlee Beesley (2B, Cal Poly) – Beesley, a sophomore, is hitting .280 in 30 games, with a pair of home runs and 13 RBI. He also has five doubles and four stolen bases.
Lucas Denney (1B, Seattle Univ.) – The redshirt senior is hitting .264 in 18 games, with 14 RBI, seven doubles and three home runs.
Mitch Ellis (3B, Western Illinois) – The senior got off to a quick start in February – hitting .583 (7 for 12) before being sidelined by injury with a broken bone.
Steve Sordahl (CF, St. Martin’s) – The senior is hitting .287 (35 for 122) with 14 RBI in 32 games.
Daniel Cope (C, Cal State Fullerton) – The sophomore is hitting .280 in 30 games, with three home runs and 16 RBI. He caught Colton Eastman’s no-hitter against UC Santa Barbara on March 29.
Chase Wells (DH, Seattle Univ.) – The sophomore is hitting .288 (23 for 80) with 12 RBI, three doubles, two triples and a home run in 27 games.
Tyler Bosetti (SS, Nevada Reno) – The freshman is hitting .233 (10 for 43) with 8 RBI. His best effort so far was a 2-for-2, 2-RBI effort against Santa Clara on March 27.
Taylor Dollard (P, Cal Poly) – Working out of the bullpen, the freshman has appeared in 12 games this season and is 1-0 with one save. In 24 innings, he’s allowed six earned runs and 22 hits, while striking out 24 and walking seven. His ERA is 2.25.