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Pippins Add Pair of San Jose State Pitchers

November 18, 2014 - West Coast League (WCL)
Yakima Valley Pippins News Release

YAKIMA, Wash. - The Yakima Valley Pippins announced the signings of San Jose State pitchers Josh Nashed and Rashaan "Turtle" Kuhaulua to the 2015 roster Tuesday afternoon.

Nashed, who also can play the infield, comes out of San Jose's Leland High School and will play his first season with the Spartans this spring. The right hander was 2-0 with a 0.44 ERA and three saves in the spring of 2014 at Leland. For his efforts, Nashed was named the Mercury News player of the year.

"Josh is that talented two-way player that you rarely see at the Division-I level," said Pippins Manager Marcus McKimmy, who played for San Jose State in 2007. "He is a power arm out of the bullpen which is very important in the WCL, but who can also provide INF depth for us w/ his glove and bat. I'm glad he's going to be a Pippin here in Yakima."

Kuhaulua will also be starting his first season with San Jose State this spring, after coming from Kapa'a High School in Kapa'a, Hawai'i. Perfect Game USA named the right-handed pitcher, who won first team all-league honors as a junior, as a 2014 all-west region honorable mention player.

"Rashaan is another freshman right-handed pitcher that has three very good pitches for strikes," said McKimmy. "His arm is long and loose and has been projected as a starter in the spring for SJSU. He should have much-needed experience coming into the summer which will be very valuable to our pitching staff."

The 2014 East Division Champions are busy preparing for next season and want you to be involved. The 2015 season begins on June 5th, and season tickets are currently on sale as well as our full retail line at our offices at the State Fair Park. You can also purchase Pippins Gear online at . Call us at 509-575-HITS (4487) or email us at for more information regarding tickets, retail, or host families.

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