YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Valley Pippins signed two freshmen this week from the University of Oregon for its upcoming season this summer.
Coach Marcus McKimmy announced commitments from catcher-outfielder James Bell and right-handed pitcher Tyler Frazier, who both prepped in California.
Bell, at 6-foot, 203 pounds, was a first-team All-State pick as a senior at Clovis North High School in Fresno. Last summer he played for the Medford Rogues of the Great West League and batted .333.
The 6-1, 143-pound Frazier posted a 7–4 record with a 2.08 ERA as a senior at Santiago High School in Corona.
The Pippins open their sixth West Coast League season on June 4 in Clark County to take on the expansion Ridgefield Raptors. The home opener is set for June 7.
YVC games postponed
While unplayable field conditions and lack of outdoor practice time has significally slowed the start of high school spring sports, it’s been tough for Yakima Valley College athletics as well.
While the baseball team has played 13 games — all on the west side — it has yet to play on its home field and it won’t happen this weekend after doubleheaders with Everett and Edmonds at Parker Faller Field were canceled on Wednesday. Since the games on Saturday and Sunday were nonleague contests they will not be rescheduled.
YVC’s softball team hasn’t played any games yet and its NWAC East Region home games scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been postponed. Since these games against Treasure Valley and Blue Mountain are conference games they will be rescheduled but no dates have been set yet.
HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
DAVIS 0, LEWIS & CLARK 0: At Spokane, the Pirates earned a scoreless draw in their trip to Spokane to face the Tigers, who were a state quarterfinalist a year ago.
Davis will open CBBN play on Friday when it takes on West Valley at Sozo at 5 p.m. Next Tuesday’s Davis-Eisenhower match will also be at Sozo with a 6 p.m. start.
First half: No scoring.
Second half: No scoring.
Saves: Ramos (D) 3, Toscano (D) 1, Hanneman-Akins (LC) 1, Goeller (LC) 1.
TOPPENISH 6, SOUTHRIDGE 0: At Toppenish, Chris Grant scored twice for the Wildcats as they earned their first win.
Lupe Iniguez, Alexander Magana, Moises Mancillas and Jose Botello all scored for Toppenish, which will host Ellensburg at Sozo on Thursday.
First half: 1, Toppnish, Lupe iniguez, 7;00; 2, Toppenish, Alexander Magana, 12:00; 3, Toppenish, Moises Mancillas, 17:00; 4, Toppenish, Chris Grant, 22:00; 5, Toppenish, Chris Grant, 29:00.
Second half: 6, Toppenish, Jose Botello, 60:00.
Saves: Southridge 10, Hector Godinez (T) 1.
HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS
Davis boys 6, Wapato 1
Singles: Zach Bethel (D) d. Gerry Dosono 6-4, 6-2; Conor Lincoln (D) d. Dominic Payer 4-6, 6-0, 10-0; Hayden Tweedy (D) d. Zach Kahama 7-5, 6-1; Jason Borges (D) d. Anthony Sarandi 7-5, 7-5.
Doubles: Carlos Zavala-Ethan Emerson (D) d. Xavier Garza-Aaron Gonzalez 5-7, 6-4, 12-10; Humberto Hinojosa-Reginal Johnson (W) d. Shawn Calkins-Luis Giles 6-4, 6-4; Lincoln Holland-Boone-Elisha Anderson (D) d. David Leyva-Eduardo Ramirez 6-1, 6-0.
Davis girls 6, Wapato 1
Singles: Fiona Naughton (D) d. Adrianna Cordova 6-1, 6-0; Jordyn Hilton (D) d. Astrid Zarco 6-1, 4-6, 10-5; Rylee Kappenman (D) d. Tania Delagdo 6-1, 6-0; Nataly Torres (D) d. Yulisa Chavez 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles: Ashley Estrada-Elizabeth Rojas (W) d. Valeria Paduro-Carly Mattson 6-2, 6-0; Perla Mendez-Dulce Brito (D) d. Gizela Gaspar-Karina Pinkham 6-4, 5-7, 10-7; Emily Kissel-Vanessa Carandia (D) d. Isabelle Gardee-Araceli Gonzaley 6-0, 6-0.