Bain and Dohy complete first pro season

By Danielle Rodriguez

In July, pitchers Jeff Bain and Kyle Dohy were selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft in the 16th round to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies respectively.

Both pitchers were part of a Broncos staff that led the team to a 34-22 record overall last season and a 27-11 record in CCAA play.

Bain took the mound in the opening game of the NCAA Division II West Region tournament as the Broncos upset top seeded Chico State in extra innings.

CPP lost its next two games, and Dohy pitched in what would be CPP’s last game of the season, a 10-1 loss against Azusa Pacific University.

Both Bain and Dohy were juniors but were allowed to be drafted.

“Having the freedom Cal Poly gave us was huge coming into pro ball because a lot of other programs don’t give a lot of freedom,” Bain said. “Getting used to travel has been tough though, especially after living at home.”

The minor league season ended in September, but both players played a significant portion once they joined the minor league affiliates.

Bain played for the Missoula Osprey in the Pioneer League ending the season with a 3-1 record and a 4.09 earned run average in 14 games.

He also struck out 27 batters and walked just five in 22 innings.

Bain also stated that his biggest improvement has been “not over-throwing to beat every hitter in the same way. It’s just not possible at this level,” he said.

Dohy played with the Williamsport Crosscutters at the Class A level appearing in 13 games.

Dohy went 2-1 with a 3.60 ERA while striking out 22 batters.

Head coach Randy Betten is hopeful that some new recruits will help with the growth of the baseball program and will help recover from the loss of Bain and Dohy.

Betten feels “very strongly” that transfers Austin Isenhart from New Mexico and Dylan Francis from Ventura College will be successful in the program.

“We are going to be more athletic on the diamond [this season]. That is something we are really working on in the weight room to stay strong,” Betten said. “We just want to be better baseball players and be more fundamentally sound.”

Jeff Bain

Courtesy of Williamsport Crosscutters

Jeff Bain

Kyle Dohy

Courtesy of Williamsport Crosscutters

Kyle Dohy

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