Pingel, a sophomore at Western Illinois and originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, is entering his second season with the Honkers. Last summer, he appeared in five games and went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA. He allowed just 13 hits in 20 innings while striking out 17. As a sophomore, he has appeared in 13 games for the Leathernecks through May 14th, making five starts. He is 0-3 with a 6.17 ERA and has struck out eight batters in 11.2 innings.