Pippins II

Yakima Herald-Republic file.

Two high school players headed to the University of Arizona are the most recent additions to the summer roster for the Yakima Valley Pippins.

Ryan Campos is a catcher from Mesa, Ariz., who was hitting .370 through eight games for Red Mountain High School before the 2020 season was cancelled due to the pandemic. He hit .460 as a sophomore with 33 RBI and earned all-state honors.

Ethan Gourson is an infielder from San Diego, Calif., who led Point Loma High School as a junior a .427 batting average, 12 doubles, four triples and three home runs.

“Any time you’re able to get a couple of Arizona guys, we feel very fortunate to bring two in,” Pippins head coach Kyle Krustangel said in a team release. “I know Coach (Jay) Johnson speaks extremely high of these two, not just from a playing standpoint, but also the kind of people they are.”

Yakima Valley is scheduled to open its West Coast League season at Yakima County Stadium on June 4 against the expansion Kamloops NorthPaws.

The WCL canceled its 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic but plans to play a full schedule in 2021 with three new teams from Canada.