Joe Pistorese, a left-handed pitcher from Kalispell, earned a victory in his minor-league debut Wednesday night in Spokane, Washington.
Pistorese tossed 1.2 innings of scoreless relief in the Everett AquaSox 3-0 victory over the Spokane Indians at Avista Stadium. Pistorese entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning with the bases loaded and got his first batter to ground out to save the inning. The former Washington State Cougar pitched a scoreless seventh and earned an out in the eighth before coming out of the game.
All together, Pistorese struck out one and allowed only two hits while facing seven batters as first-place Everett improved to 6-1 in the Northwest League.
It was Pistorese’s first appearance since being drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 17th round of the MLB draft. Pistorese has been assigned to the AquaSox, the Mariners’ Class A short-season affiliate.
The AquaSox are in the second week of the season. The team returns to Spokane in the final week of the season in early September.
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