Back on August 21st, The Portland Pickles hosted the first public tryout since the Portland Mavericks many years ago. Over 100 hopeful candidates showed up on a rainy Wednesday night in hopes of being selected as the winner and getting an all expenses paid trip to Mazatlan, Mexico to play with the Pickles all stars.
The Pickles All stars will be playing the hometown Mazatlan Venados on October 9th, down in the Venados new 16,000-seat stadium. The game will serve as a pre-season game for the Venados, and their season will kick off later that week on October 12th.
Many great participants caught the eye of our talent evaluators, but none as much so as our winner, Mr. Mark Triolo. Triolo is a 32 year-older who hails out of San Diego but has made Portland his home for the last 12 years. Triolo comes in with a heap of D1 baseball experience, as he played two years at San Diego State, before transferring and playing two years for the University of Portland. Rumor has it, the night of the tryout he showed up just in time after leaving work, hit 3 home runs in batting practice then made his way down to the bullpen where he was able to reach speeds of 90 MPH, the exact kind of player the Pickles were looking for.
Join us in congratulating Mark as he will join Pickle greats such as Zander Clarke, Joey Cooper and Matt Hardy on the Pickles Roster. Amongst other Pickle support that will be in attendance is multiple front office members such as Owner Alan Miller and General Manager Ross Campbell, even Ron The K Man will be in attendance manning his duty of hanging K’s in the outfield for Pickle strikeouts.
If you would like to join the Pickles down in Mexico, click on the image below for a great package deal that includes hotel rates, and complimentary rates to a few different activities throughout the three days. You won’t want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to see all the great culture and scenery Mexico has to offer. Go Pickles!