08/12/2017 3:41 PM
GARY, Ind. — The Gary SouthShore RailCats announced the signing of first baseman Tanner Pinkston and have placed left-handed pitcher Andy Roberts on the Disabled List before Saturday’s game against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.
Pinkston hit a career-high .327 with two home runs, 19 extra-base hits, 33 RBIs and six stolen bases as a senior at CSU-Fullerton in 2016. As a junior, Pinkston hit .256 with nine extra-base hits and 18 RBIs for the Titans.
Going in to his junior season, Pinkston played for the Alaska Goldpanners of the Alaska Summer Baseball League. Pinkston batted .307 with four home runs, eight extra-base hits and 31 RBIS in his last season of summer collegiate baseball.
Pinkston is starting at first base against Fargo-Moorhead on Saturday and will bat eighth in his professional baseball debut. First pitch in the middle game of the series is at 6 p.m. from Newman Outdoor Field. Ayrton Costa (1-1, 4.29) opposes RedHawks right-hander Jose Almarante (4-6, 4.22) in the middle game of the series.
Gary returns home to U.S. Steel Yard on Tuesday, August 15th for a three-game series vs. the Sioux Falls Canaries. Tuesday’s game is another CHN and Taco Tuesday. Visit your local NW Indiana Community HealthNet location for a complimentary reserved seat ticket to every CHN Tuesday game, and don’t forget about our $2 beef tacos specials.
Jared Shlensky and Austin Anderson bring you all 100 RailCats games this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com. Fans can purchase tickets for RailCats home games by calling (219) 882-BALL or online at railcatsbaseball.com. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.