Pike begins his third season with the Ducks and seventh in professional baseball. The right-hander made four appearances (two starts) with the Flock in 2022, going 1-0 with a 5.14 ERA and seven strikeouts over 14.0 innings. The knuckleballer tossed six innings of three-run ball in his start against Staten Island on September 9. He then earned the win in his second start, also against the FerryHawks, with six innings of four-run ball and four strikeouts. Previously, the 30-year-old made nine appearances (four starts) with the Ducks in 2018, striking out 14 in 26.0 innings.
The Southampton, N.Y., native began his career with four seasons (2014-17) in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He reached as high as Triple-A Durham, making one appearance with the Bulls in 2017. He was named a Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star in 2015 with Bowling Green, going 10-7 with a 3.13 ERA and 83 strikeouts over 129.1 innings in 22 starts that year. Pike made 74 appearances (69 starts) in the Rays system, posting a 22-25 record with a 3.96 ERA, three complete games and one save. Pike was originally selected by the Rays in the ninth round of the 2014 amateur draft.