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Black Bears Add Red Devil Slugger, Pac-12 Pitchers

LONGVIEW-KELSO, WA.  Feb. 20, 2015.

The Cowlitz Black Bears have added to their 2015 roster Lower Columbia College infielder Lorin Archibald (Fr./ INF), and a quartet of Pac 12 pitchers: freshman standout Mitch Hickey (Oregon St, RHP), highly touted Washington Huskies’ prospect Karsen Lindell (RHP), and Utah left-handers C.J. Santoyo (LHP/Fr.) and Joshua Tedeschi (LHP/Fr.)

The 6'2", 205 lb, Archibald has an electric bat, and figures to be at home in the friendly confines of Story Field.  The Liberty High School product begins his career at LCC this spring, coming off of a decorated high school career in which he was a two-time All-KingCo 3A First Team selection and one of the top left-handed hitters in the state.

A freshman at Oregon State, Hickey has had a strong start for the Beavers.  He made his collegiate debut and earned his first win in OSU’s opening game, pitching scoreless 8th and 9th innings vs. Northwestern in a 2-1 victory, and notched his first save against ninth-ranked Oklahoma State.  He has yet to give up a run in three appearances.  Hickey played at Live Oak High School in California, and was named First-Team All League during his senior year, posting a 3-1 record with a 0.00 ERA, and collecting 38 strikeouts in 31 innings.

Lindell is the second highest rated player in the Huskies nationally ranked recruiting class. The right handed pitcher out of West Linn High School was named to the Perfect Game Underclassmen All-American Third Team in both 2013 and 2014, and is the #2 overall prospect from the state of Oregon. Lindell represented the Pacific Northwest in the 2014 Area Code Games.

The pair of Utah freshmen lefties, Santoyo and Tedeschi, continues the Black Bears’ traditionally strong connection to the Pac-12.  Santoyo was 22-2 in his high school career, sporting a 2.28 ERA with 47 strikeouts as a senior at St. Rita High School in Chicago.  Tedeschi earned All-City, All-League and Second Team All-CIF honors at Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA, posting a 2.85 ERA as a senior and a 10-1 record and a 1.14 ERA as a junior.