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Kalispell Native Joe Pistorese Released by Mariners

25-year-old had 9.53 ERA in three appearances at Double-A Arkansas

The Seattle Mariners released Kalispell native Joe Pistorese on April 22 after the left-hander posted a 9.53 ERA in three appearances at Double-A Arkansas.

Pistorese, 25, was drafted by the Mariners out of Washington State University in the 17th round in 2015 and played for six different teams in Seattleā€™s system during parts of four seasons. In 2017, Pistorese won a California League championship with the High-A Modesto Nuts and finished the regular season with 49 strikeouts in 41 1/3 innings. In his professional career, Pistorese is 9-4 with a 2.91 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. He has allowed only 103 hits in 126 2/3 innings, with 148 strikeouts against 35 walks.

A former Kalispell Lakers standout, Pistorese pitched for four seasons at Washington State, earning all-Pac 12 Conference honors as a senior.

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