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Pitt Baseball Adds Columbia Graduate Transfer Left-Handed Pitcher Nate Beimel



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Pitt baseball continues to work to add players to the program, as they landed Columbia graduate transfer left-handed pitcher Nate Beimel. Beimel announced his commitment to Pitt on Tuesday on his Twitter.

Beimel pitched for Columbia from 2020-23, but only pitched in the COVID-19 impacted 2020 season. He pitched 4.0 innings against Nebraska, making two strikeouts while allowing five hits and a solo home run to earn Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors for March 9.

Beimel made another appearance out of the bullpen in 2020 against Fresno State that did not go so well, pithing 1.0 innings, while allowing four hits and four earned runs.

He didn’t pitch from 2021-23 for Columbia. Beimel did pitch for the Mat-Su Miners in the Alaska Baseball League in 2021, as the Ivy League canceled the baseball season. He made 10 appearances, one start and earned a 2-0 record in his sole season with the team. Beimel also struck out 24 batters, while allowing 13 hits, six walks and four earned runs for a 1.96 ERA.

Despite not hailing from the Pittsburgh area, Beimel has family members who have a history in the area. Mike Beimel, Nate’s father, and Joe Beimel, Nate’s cousin, both pitched for Duquesne.

Joe Beimel had a 13-season career in the MLB, with the Pittsburgh Pirates drafting him 18th Round of the 1998 MLB Draft. He pitched for them from 2001-03 and the 2011 seasons.

Beimel is the seventh transfer to commit to Pitt baseball offseason, as they look to replace players 11 confirmed players that transferred from the program and two players that earned draft selections this offseason.

This includes five former WPIAL players to transfer to Pitt this offseason. Four of them are grad transfers in North Allegheny alum and Penn State left-handed pitcher Ryan Partridge, Hampton alum and New Orleans infielder Tyler Bischke, South Fayette alum and Kent State right-handed pitcher Richie Dell and Avonworth alum and Youngstown State outfielder Turner Grau. Hempfield alum and Gardner-Webb redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Phil Fox is the other WPIAL player to join Pitt.

Rising junior first baseman Luke Cantwell, who transferred from Fairleigh Dickinson, joins Beimel as the only two Pitt transfers who didn’t play high school ball in the WPIAL.

Pitt Transfers In for 2024

Graduate left-handed pitcher Nathan Beimel: (Columbia)
Graduate infielder Tyler Bischke: One Year (New Orleans)
Graduate right-handed pitcher Richie Dell: One Year (Kent State)
Graduate outfielder Turner Grau: One Year (Youngstown State)
Graduate left-handed pitcher Ryan Partridge: One Year (Penn State)
Junior first baseman Luke Cantwell: Two Years (Fairleigh Dickinson)
Redshirt sophomore right-handed pitcher Phil Fox:  Three years (Gardner-Webb)

Pitt Transfers Out after 2023

Junior catcher Johnny Long III
Junior left-handed pitcher Zack Oswald: (High Point)
Junior infielder Justin Acal: (Nevada)
Sophomore infielder Tommy Tavarez
Sophomore right-handed pitcher Jonathan Bautista: (UCF)
Sophomore left-handed Quin Konuszewski: (Central Michigan)
First-year left-handed pitcher Sam Falace: (Siena)
First-year outfielder Carlos Martinez
First-year utility AJ Nessler: (UCF)
First-year right-handed pitcher Ryan Slattery: (State College of Florida/SCF) (JUCO)
First-year infielder Drew Ripepi: (Cisco College) (JUCO)

MLB Draft

Junior right-handed pitcher Logan Evans: Seattle Mariners (12th Round)
Junior right-handed pitcher Dylan Simmons: Cincinnati Reds (15th Round)

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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