Meet the Riverhawks: Part One

128 Days until Riverhawks baseball (fingers crossed).

On June 1st, the Edmonton Rverhawks will begin their inaugural West Coast League season as they face off against the Victoria HabourCats at RE/MAX Field.

In a previous article, I introduced the WCL as well as some of the competition the Riverhawks will be up against. But what about the team itself?

As of right now, the team has signed 16 players for the 2021 season. Expect them to add more talent as we head into spring, but for now let’s get acquainted with some of Edmonton’s newest baseball stars.

Chase Luttrell, First Base/Outfield

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School: Long Beach State (Big West) Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA Class: Junior

Height: 6’1″ Weight: 195 lbs. Bats: Left Throws: Left Major: Business Administration

Career Stats @ Long Beach State: 65 GP, .400 OBP, .339 SLG%, 1 HR, 15 RBI, 5 SB

The sure-handed defender has appeared in 65 games, primarily in the outfield, without recording a single error. Luttrell finished third on the Long Beach State Dirtbags in runs in 2019. Chase is known as a talented baserunner, knowing when to steal and being able to go first to third with ease.

Alex Pimentel, Outfield

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School: Long Beach State (Big West) Hometown: Anaheim, CA Class: Sophomore

Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200 lbs. Bats: Right Throws: Right Major: Business Administration

Career Stats @ Long Beach State: 14 GP, .333 OBP, .316 SLG%, 2 RBI

Luttrell’s teammate at Long Beach State, Pimentel appeared in 14 games as a freshman. He was named MVP of his High School League in 2019. He was also an excellent student, carrying a 4.2 GPA throughout High School.

Myles Pallister, Pitcher

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School: Niagara (MAAC) Hometown: Lacombe, AB Class: Freshman

Height: 6’2″ Weight: 200 lbs. Bats: Right Throws: Right Major: Academic Exploration

Our first local product joining the Riverhawks, Pallister played his Midget baseball for the Red Deer Braves. His resume includes the 2019 Canada Cup (3 games, 1.16 ERA), as well as Tournament 12 (3 innings, 0.00 ERA). He was also active in hockey and basketball while in high school.

Published by Ethan Bayduza

Ethan Bayduza is a first-year Business student at the University of Alberta, an official for Hockey Alberta, a coach for the Sherwood Park Athletics, and one of the co-founders of YEG Sports.

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