The Cowlitz Black Bears announced the addition to the 2016 roster of pitchers Jaramy Jacobs (Jr., Northwest Nazarene), Colton French (Fr., Dartmouth), and Devin McKesson (Fr., UC Riverside).
Jacobs (LHP) joins Northwest Nazarene after a successful junior college career at Ohlone College. In 2015, he went 5-2 in 15 starts with a 3.29 ERA in 82 innings, striking out 73. He got a 2016 opening weekend start for NNU against defending national champion Lewis-Clark State, giving up 2 earned runs and striking out 6 in a 5-3 loss.
French (RHP) was a three-year lettermen, and two-time captain, at Jesuit High School in Portland. In 2015, he was All-Metro Conference First Team, and Second Team 6A All-State. He was First Team All-Conference pitcher as a sophomore, a Second Team as a junior.
McKesson (LHP) was named Sunbelt League MVP, MaxPreps Medium School All-State First Team and All-CIF Division 3 as a senior. As a two way star for Temescal Canyon High School, he hit .444 with 8 home runs, and was 6-1 on the mound, with a 1.65 ERA and 68 strikeouts in 51 innings.