Three Stars: Taudin-Chabot Posts Strong Saturday Appearance

YAKIMA, Wash. — Redshirt sophomore Julian Taudin-Chabot, a right-hander from Cheney who’s slated to return to the Pippins this summer, struck out 11 and walked just two in eight innings on Saturday as Everett Community College beat Pierce 3-2.

Taudin-Chabot didn’t get a decision — Everett walked off the win in the ninth — but limited Pierce to two unearned runs and three hits. Taudin-Chabot, who has started three games this spring, is 1-0 with a 0.86 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 21 innings.

Michael Rice, a sophomore right-hander for University of California, Santa Barbara, improved to 2-0 with 1 2/3 innings of relief against Oregon on Sunday. Rice has a 3.12 ERA with seven strikeouts in 8 2/3 innings over five appearances this spring.

Michael Carpentier, who caught for the Pippins last summer, is hitting .571 (8-for-14) with two doubles, a home run and 4 RBI in nine games for Cal Baptist this spring. He also has walked seven times, and has a 1.643 OPS and a .929 slugging percentage.

By Yakima Valley Pippins

March 7, 2022