By Ray Hamill — Former St. Bernard’s pitcher Garrison Finck got his first collegiate win on Tuesday, as Cal State East Bay defeated Holy Names 10-3 to go to 4-0.
Finck, a red-shirt freshman, was one of eight pitchers the Pioneers used in the game, tossing one inning for the victory in his second appearance out of the bullpen.
In two innings this season, the 2018 St. Bernard’s graduate has allowed one hit and two walks, while striking out two.
Also in the CCAA, former Fortuna and College of the Redwoods infielder Kokko Figueiredo is off to a flying start in his senior campaign at Cal State Monterey Bay.
Figueiredo, who has also played the past two summers for the Humboldt Crabs, is batting .385 through six games for the 3-3 Otters, including three multiple-hit games already.
Figueiredo has hit in all six games, including going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs in his last outing against Azusa Pacific over the weekend.
At Willamette College, meanwhile, former Eureka standout Ethan Fischel is also off to a flying start this season, batting .313 for the NAIA program.
Through the opening four games, Fischel has a team-best five RBIs and hit a home run and a double in a recent 12-2 win over Occidental.
He has a .421 on base percentage, with two multiple hit games already.
The Bearcats are 2-2.