Yakima Valley Pippins

Alvarado’s Shutout Sparks Pippins in Penultimate Home Game
YAKIMA, Wash. – Anthony Alvarado (Columbia Basin) did not know he was going to start Sunday night’s game for the Yakima Valley Pippins until he arrived at the ballpark earlier in the day. It did not seem to matter to the left-hander, however, as Alvarado threw a complete game shutout, allowing just …
Otsuka’s Grand Slam Paces Pippins to Win
YAKIMA, Wash. – Back on June 20, Tora Otsuka (San Diego) had every right to question his approach at the plate. At the time, Otsuka had collected just four hits in his first 28 at-bats for the Yakima Valley Pippins. The numbers did not tell the whole story, however as Otsuka was hitting the ball har…
Bend’s Seventh Inning Rally Stuns Pippins
BEND, Ore. – The Yakima Valley Pippins have used their 2017 West Coast League season to redefine the expression “no lead is safe.” Not only have the Pippins recovered from many deficits to win, but they have also blown their fair share of opportunities...
Ninth Inning Surge Steers Pippins to Win
BEND, Ore. – Having just blown a 5-4 lead with their star pitcher, Connor White (Portland), on the mound in the eighth, many teams might have hung their heads and folded in a road game. Of course, in terms of the ability to persevere, the Yakima Valley Pippins are not most teams...
Bullpen Guides Pippins to Bounce-Back Win
YAKIMA, Wash. – In the first two games of their series with the Corvallis Knights, the Yakima Valley Pippins’ bullpen had been unable to contain Corvallis, leading to a pair of close defeats. That had to change if the Pippins were to win on Monday, when Pete Minella (Western Illinois) was summoned i…
Six Errors Stall Pippins’ Comeback Bid
YAKIMA, Wash. – For the second night in a row, the Yakima Valley Pippins out-hit the Corvallis Knights by five. And yet, for the second night in a row, a Pippins’ comeback came up short. Despite tying a franchise-record with 19 hits, which included six player tallying two hits or more, the Pippins f…
Pippins Let Opportunities Slide in Loss to Corvallis
YAKIMA, Wash. – The Yakima Valley Pippins were out-hit twice in three games by the Wenatchee AppleSox in their previous series, and yet were able to win three straight. On Saturday night, the Corvallis Knights gave the Pippins a dose of their own medicine, as the Pippins collected 15 hits to the Kni…
Pippins Withstand Wenatchee’s Rally to Complete Sweep
YAKIMA, Wash. – Leading 6-0 entering the top of the fifth inning on Friday night, the Yakima Valley Pippins were pulling out the brooms to gear up for a series sweep of the Wenatchee AppleSox. All of a sudden, however, the tides turned, as the AppleSox put together five unanswered runs to cut …
Pippins Set Home Run Mark, Hold Off AppleSox in Series Opener
YAKIMA, Wash. – The Yakima Valley Pippins hit 24 home runs in their inaugural season of 2014, a number that seemed secure, especially considering the team’s 2015 version hit just nine long balls, while last year’s group his just five. On Wednesday night, the Pippins not only broke their previous rec…

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