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Knights add trio of 10-day signees

May 20, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone.

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Some more roster news to report as the season draws closer.

The Knights have added three 10-day signees: Sophomore outfielder Parker Woodley and sophomore pitcher Chris Carns of Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., and junior infielder Adam Taylor of Concordia.

Woodley is from Canby, where he played for former Knight JJ Stolsig. He will play at Portland next year after hitting .294 in 38 games, with four homers and 27 RBIs.

Carns is 4-3, 3.37 in 11 games, with 58 strikeouts in 50.2 innings. He pitched at Seattle University in 2015 and was 2-2, 3.00 in 17 games, with 19 strikeouts in 18 innings. He is from Decatur High in Federal Way, Wash.

Taylor started at short for Concordia this past spring and hit .248 (38-153) in 50 games, with a homer and 16 RBIs. The San Diego native, who played at The Rock Academy, earned NAIA West Region Gold Glove honors in 2015.

Welcome to the Knights, guys.

Also, pitcher Nicholas Strange of Tacoma CC has a knee injury and will not play for us this summer, as expected.

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Alum Logan Ice (2014) of Oregon State is one of 15 semifinalists for the 2016 Johnny Bench Award, given annually to the nation's top collegiate catcher.

A junior, he is batting .336 with 12 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 39 RBIs heading into this weekend's series at USC. Defensively, he has a .992 fielding percentage and has thrown out better than 40 percent of attempted base stealers.

The three Johnny Bench Award finalists will be announced June 6. The winner will then be announced at the 19th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 30, 2016.

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Alum Ben Wetzler (2011), now known as Ben Holmes in pro baseball, is having a great season with at Greensboro, Miami's franchise in the Class A South Atlantic League. Please click here for the full details, from reporter Jeff Mills of Greensboro.com.

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Speaking of Ben Wetzler, he allowed one hit and had two strikeouts over three scoreless innings in a 4-2 win over Hagerstown on Thursday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. He lowered his ERA to 0.53.

Honorable mention went to:

San Antonio (AA Texas, Padres) outfielder Nick Torres (2012) was 2-for-4 in an 8-4 loss to Corpus Christi.

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Our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

Remember, our June 1 opener against the Portland Sea Dogs on PEAK Internet Science, Engineering & Art Day at Goss Stadium is sold out. Presented by the OSU Colleges of Science and Engineering, SEA Day enabled elementary school students from Albany, Alsea, Clatskanie, Corvallis, Dallas, Jefferson, Lebanon, Monmouth, Monroe, Newport, Salem, Silverton, Sweet Home, Tangent and Toledo to enjoy a day of baseball, science, engineering, art and technology.

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Time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the position players today (Thursday's games not included).

EMILIO ALCANTAR: The Lewis-Clark State outfielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .333 (4-12) in four games, with one RBI. He's had a broken hand but should be ready for the summer season.

ANDY ATWOOD: The Oregon State infielder is hitting .235 (4-17) in 19 games, with no homers and three RBIs.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine first baseman/pitcher, a returnee from last season, is hitting .190 (8-42) in 30 games, with nine RBIs.

MICHAEL FARRIS: The UC Riverside infielder, another holdover from 2015, is hitting .258 (40-155) in 47 games, with a homer and 20 RBIs.

ROMAN GARCIA: The junior infielder from the University of San Diego is hitting .325 (26-80) in 26 games, with three homers and 12 RBIs.

CODY HAWKEN: The Portland outfielder is hitting .206 (22-107) in 32 games, with three homers and 16 RBIs.

RILEY HELLAND: The San Francisco infielder is hitting .246 (14-57) in 30 games, with no homers and five RBIs.

MATT KELLY: The Portland infielder is hitting .151 (8-53) in 22 games, with no homers and two RBIs.

COLE KREUTER: The UC Irvine infielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .295 (59-200) in 50 games, with a homer and 23 RBIs.

STEPHEN KWAN: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .295 (13-44) in 29 games, with six RBIs.

COOPER MOORE: The Cal Poly infielder is hitting .209 (18-86) in 31 games, with 11 RBIs.

KYLE NOBACH: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .275 (38-138) in 44 games, with two homers and 24 RBIs.

ANDREW REICHENBACH: The George Fox catcher hit .347 (51-147) in 39 games, with seven homers and 39 RBIs. His season is over.

GREG SAENZ: The Grand Canyon infielder is hitting .274 (29-106) in 37 games, with a homer and 12 RBIs.

CALEB SMITH: The Linn-Benton outfielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .288 (38-138) in 41 games, with no homers and 18 RBIs.

ADAM TAYLOR: The Concordia shortstop, a 10-day signee, hit .248 (38-153) in 50 games, with a homer and 16 RBIs. His season is over.

ZAK TAYLOR: The Oregon State catcher is hitting .143 (1-7) in six games, with three RBIs.

TAYLOR TRAVESS: The Mt. Hood CC infielder is hitting .315 (39-124) in 39 games, with 20 RBIs.

PARKER WOODLEY: The outfielder from Clark CC, a 10-day signee, is hitting .294 (42-143) in 38 games, with four homers and 27 RBIs.

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Some news from elsewhere in the West Coast League:

The Bellingham Bells have signed 6-foot-9 right-hander Tyler Palm of Oakland (Mich. ) University, a native of West Branch, Mich. Please click here for more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great weekend; we will see you again on Tuesday.


Matt Andriese shuts out Oakland

May 17, 2016

Happy Tuesday, everyone.

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It was a big night this past Saturday for alum Matt Andriese (2009) of the Tampa Bay Rays. The right-hander from UC Riverside, the 2009 West Coast League Pitcher of the Year, threw a 2-hit shutout victory over Oakland for his first major-league complete game.

Matt is now 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA in 16 innings over two games since being recalled from triple-A Durham recently, with eight strikeouts. Please click here for more on his gem, from the Tampa Bay Times newspaper.

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Some roster and alumni news to report:

* Pitchers Miles Glazier and Michael Martin of UC Irvine and Caleb Henry of Corban will not be joining the Knights this summer, as was expected. Martin and Henry also played for us in 2015.

* Pitchers Justin Calomeni (2014) of Cal Poly and Austin Sodders (2014) of UC Riverside were nominated for Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for May 9-15, but were not selected. Oregon reliever Stephen Nogosek (2013) was nominated for Pac-10 POTW honors, but was not selected.

* Infielder Cody Lenahan (2013), a former University of Portland standout, has signed with the Texas Airhogs, an independent American Association franchise located in Amarillo.

* University of Connecticut senior Joe DeRoche-Duffin (2013-14) is having a big year for the Huskies. Here is more on Joe from the Hartford Courant newspaper.

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Charlotte (A Florida State, Rays) outfielder Cade Gotta (2011) was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in a 3-2 loss to Daytona on Monday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. He raised his average to .340.

Honorable mention went to:

San Antonio (AA Texas, Padres) outfielder Nick Torres (2012) was 2-for-4 in an 8-0 loss to Corpus Christi.

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Our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

Remember, our June 1 opener against the Portland Sea Dogs on PEAK Internet Science, Engineering & Art Day at Goss Stadium is sold out. Presented by the OSU Colleges of Science and Engineering, SEA Day enabled elementary school students from Albany, Alsea, Clatskanie, Corvallis, Dallas, Jefferson, Lebanon, Monmouth, Monroe, Newport, Salem, Silverton, Sweet Home, Tangent and Toledo to enjoy a day of baseball, science, engineering, art and technology.

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Now that the college season is well underway it is time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the pitchers today and the position players on Friday.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine lefty, a returnee from last season, is 5-5, 4.55 in 14 games, with 59 strikeouts in 59.1 innings.

CHRIS BURKHOLDER: The Dartmouth righty was 2-1, 2.97 in 19 games, with two saves and 37 strikeouts in 39.1 innings. His season is over.

CRAIG COLEN: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 0-0, 2.59 in 13 games, with 20 strikeouts in 24.1 innings.

BRANDEN CUTSFORTH: The Treasure Valley CC righty, a returnee from 2015, is 5-4, 2.64 in 20 games, with six saves and 48 strikeouts in 61.1 innings.

TRENTON DUPREE: The Washington State lefty is 0-3, 5.80 in 20 games, with 20 strikeouts in 35.1 innings.

TY FOX: The Western Nevada CC sophomore righty is 4-4, 3.60 in 18 games, with five saves and 49 strikeouts in 45 innings.

JACOB FRICKE: The Western Oregon lefty went 3-3, 2.25 in 18 games, with 24 strikeouts in 32 innings. His season is over.

GRANT GOODMAN: The San Francisco righty is 1-4, 11.25 in 11 games, with 13 strikeouts in 16 innings.

KYLE HATTON: The UC Santa Barbara lefty is 3-1, 2.31 in 10 games, with 25 strikeouts in 35 innings.

TANNER HOWELL: The Dixie State righty is 0-0, 8.53 in seven games, with one strikeout in 6.1 innings.

CODY HOFF: The Linn-Benton CC righty is 0-1, 6.11 in nine games, with 19 strikeouts in 17.2 innings.

CHASE KAPLAN: The Western Nevada CC lefty, a returnee from 2015, is 8-1, 3.50 in 16 games, with a save and 44 strikeouts in 72 innings.

SLATER LEE: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 1-1, 7.09 in 11 games, with 22 strikeouts in 26.2 innings.

AARON POPE: The Dixie State lefty is 3-2, 3.72 in eight games, with 24 strikeouts in 36.1 innings.

HAZAHEL QUIJADA: The UC Riverside lefty is 0-1, 5.87 in seven games, with three strikeouts in 7.2 innings.

CAMERON RICHMAN: The Portland righty is 1-3, 3.52 in 19 games, with 20 strikeouts in 23 innings.

NICHOLAS STRANGE: The Tacoma CC righty has not pitched yet.

RYLEY WIDELL: The Washington State lefty is 1-2, 8.66 in 13 games, with 17 strikeouts in 17.2 innings.

JACOB WONG: The Grand Canyon righty is 1-3, 4.71 in 17 games, with 24 strikeouts in 49 innings.

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Some news from elsewhere in the West Coast League:

It should be a fun summer throughout the West Coast League, with ever franchise offering lots of promotions. Please click here for more on that story, from the Ballpark Business website.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great week; we will see you again on Friday.


Carter Bell signs extension with Slammers

May 13, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone.

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Alum Carter Bell (2009) has signed a contract extension with the Joliet Slammers of the independent Frontier League. The Oregon State alum played for Washington (Pa.) and Joliet in 2015 and had eight homers and 25 RBIs in 64 games. He played several years in the Arizona organization after leaving OSU before being released and turning to independent ball.

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Palm Beach (A Florida State, Cardinals) outfielder Blake Drake (2013) was 2-for-4 with three RBIs in a 7-3 loss to Charlotte on Thursday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. Charlotte (Rays) outfielder Cade Gotta (2011) was 1-for-4 with a run.

Honorable mention went to:

Erie (AA Eastern, Tigers) DH Dean Green (2008) was 1-for-5 with a two-run homer, high eighth of the season, in a 6-5 loss to Bowie.

* Clinton (A Midwest, Mariners) first baseman Dalton Kelly (2014) was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 5-4 win over Peoria.

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Our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

Remember, our June 1 opener against the Portland Sea Dogs on PEAK Internet Science, Engineering & Art Day at Goss Stadium is sold out. Presented by the OSU Colleges of Science and Engineering, SEA Day enabled elementary school students from Albany, Alsea, Clatskanie, Corvallis, Dallas, Jefferson, Lebanon, Monmouth, Monroe, Newport, Salem, Silverton, Sweet Home, Tangent and Toledo to enjoy a day of baseball, science, engineering, art and technology.

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Now that the college season is well underway it is time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the position players today (Thursday's games not included).

EMILIO ALCANTAR: The Lewis-Clark State outfielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .333 (4-12) in four games, with one RBI. He's had a broken hand but should be ready for the summer season.

ANDY ATWOOD: The Oregon State infielder is hitting .235 (4-17) in 17 games, with no homers and three RBIs.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine first baseman/pitcher, a returnee from last season, is hitting .194 (6-34) in 27 games, with eight RBIs.

MICHAEL FARRIS: The UC Riverside infielder, another holdover from 2015, is hitting .264 (38-144) in 39 games, with a homer and 19 RBIs.

ROMAN GARCIA: The junior infielder from the University of San Diego is hitting .351 (26-74) in 23 games, with three homers and 12 RBIs.

CODY HAWKEN: The Portland outfielder is hitting .206 (20-97) in 29 games, with two homers and 14 RBIs.

RILEY HELLAND: The San Francisco infielder is hitting .236 (13-55) in 28 games, with no homers and four RBIs.

MATT KELLY: The Portland infielder is hitting .151 (8-53) in 22 games, with no homers and two RBIs.

COLE KREUTER: The UC Irvine infielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .296 (55-186) in 46 games, with a homer and 22 RBIs.

STEPHEN KWAN: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .344 (11-32) in 26 games, with five RBIs.

COOPER MOORE: The Cal Poly infielder is hitting .212 (18-85) in 29 games, with 11 RBIs.

KYLE NOBACH: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .275 (36-131) in 41 games, with two homers and 22 RBIs.

ANDREW REICHENBACH: The George Fox catcher hit .347 (51-147) in 39 games, with seven homers and 39 RBIs. His season is over.

GREG SAENZ: The Grand Canyon infielder is hitting .278 (27-97) in 35 games, with a homer and 11 RBIs.

CALEB SMITH: The Linn-Benton outfielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .330 (38-115) in 34 games, with no homers and 17 RBIs.

ZAK TAYLOR: The Oregon State catcher is hitting .167 (1-6) in four games, with three RBIs.

TAYLOR TRAVESS: The Mt. Hood CC infielder is hitting .324 (36-111) in 35 games, with 19 RBIs.

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Some news from elsewhere in the West Coast League:

Two position players along with a trio of pitchers will head to Wenatchee this summer to play for the AppleSox. Please click here for their identity, from Our Sports Central.

"Our roster is ready to go for the season and we look forward to all of these guys contributing," AppleSox head coach AJ Proszek sad. "This is a really good mix of experience and youth, which not only describes these five players but the whole team as well.

"I am excited about the talent that we have coming to Wenatchee this summer and can't wait for the season to get started."

The Walla Walla Sweets have added two key players that showed in 2015 that they are among the league's elite with the addition of reigning WCL MVP Hunter Villanueva, an outfielder from Fresno Pacific, and returning LHP Easton Lucas of Pepperdine). Please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great weekend; we will see you again on Tuesday.


June 1 opener is sold out!

May 10, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone.

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We are pleased to announce that our June 1 opener against the Portland Sea Dogs on PEAK Internet Science, Engineering & Art Day at Goss Stadium is sold out. It is the earliest sellout in team history.

Presented by the OSU Colleges of Science and Engineering, SEA Day enabled elementary school students from Albany, Alsea, Clatskanie, Corvallis, Dallas, Jefferson, Lebanon, Monmouth, Monroe, Newport, Salem, Silverton, Sweet Home, Tangent and Toledo to enjoy a day of baseball, science, engineering, art and technology.

This year's exhibitors include OMSI, OSU Colleges of Science and Engineering, OSU School of Arts and Communication, Pipeline to Jobs and PEAK Internet. Please click here for more information on that story.

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The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled pitcher Matt Andriese (2009), out 2009 Knights Top Pitcher, from triple-A Durham of the International League. He pitched seven innings on Sunday and got the win in a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Matt pitched at UC Riverside and was originally drafted by San Diego before being traded to the Rays. He made his MLB debut with Tampa Bay last season. Please click here for more details on Matt's win. Make sure to click the linked story.

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Alum Nick Madrigal (2015), an Oregon State freshman middle infielder, has been selected to Team USA for the upcoming summer. Here is more on that story from the OSU website.

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Another former Knights Top Pitcher, Elliot Surrey (2013) of UC Irvine, was nominated for Big West Pitcher of the Week honors for May 2-8, but was not selected.

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Charlotte (AAA International, White Sox) first baseman Danny Hayes (2010) was 2-for-4 with a homer, a run and three RBIs in a 5-3 win over Norfolk on Monday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. He raised his average to .309.

Honorable mention went to:

Mobile (AA Southern, Diamondbacks) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) was 1-for-4 with a homer in a 4-1 win over Mississippi. Jimmie Sherfy (2011) struck out two in a perfect ninth for his first save since being promoted from Visalia (A California), where he had eight saves.

* Charlotte (A Florida State, Rays) outfielder Cade Gotta (2011) was 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs in a 5-2 win over Palm Beach.

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Remember, our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

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Now that the college season is well underway it is time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the pitchers today and the position players on Friday.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine lefty, a returnee from last season, is 5-4, 4.47 in 13 games, with 54 strikeouts in 56.1 innings.

CHRIS BURKHOLDER: The Dartmouth righty was 2-1, 2.97 in 19 games, with two saves and 37 strikeouts in 39.1 innings. Dartmouth's season is over.

CRAIG COLEN: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 0-0, 2.79 in 11 games, with 15 strikeouts in 19.1 innings.

BRANDEN CUTSFORTH: The Treasure Valley CC righty, a returnee from 2015, is 5-4, 2.92 in 18 games, with five saves and 43 strikeouts in 55.1 innings.

TRENTON DUPREE: The Washington State lefty is 0-3, 6.82 in 17 games, with 18 strikeouts in 30.1 innings.

TY FOX: The Western Nevada CC sophomore righty is 3-4, 3.46 in 15 games, with three saves and 43 strikeouts in 41.2 innings.

JACOB FRICKE: The Western Oregon lefty is 3-3, 2.60 in 16 games, with 20 strikeouts in 27.2 innings.

MILES GLAZIER: The UC Irvine lefty is 2-0, 2.78 in 22 games, with a save and 15 strikeouts in 22.2 innings.

GRANT GOODMAN: The San Francisco righty is 1-4, 12.86 in 10 games, with 10 strikeouts in 14 innings.

KYLE HATTON: The UC Santa Barbara lefty is 3-1, 2.94 in eight games, with 23 strikeouts in 33.2 innings.

CALEB HENRY: The Corban righty, a 10-day signee who played for us in 2015, was 3-5, 3.67 in 12 games, with 65 strikeouts in 61.1 innings. Corban's season is over.

TANNER HOWELL: The Dixie State righty is 0-0, 8.53 in seven games, with one strikeout in 6.1 innings.

CODY HOFF: The Linn-Benton CC righty is 0-1, 5.26 in eight games, with 16 strikeouts in 13.2 innings.

CHASE KAPLAN: The Western Nevada CC lefty, a returnee from 2015, is 8-1, 2.92 in 15 games, with a save and 39 strikeouts in 64.2 innings.

SLATER LEE: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 1-1, 7.99 in 10 games, with 21 strikeouts in 23.2 innings.

MICHAEL MARTIN: The UC Irvine righty, a returnee from 2015, is 0-0, 4.70 in eight games, with four strikeouts in 7.2 innings.

AARON POPE: The Dixie State lefty is 3-2, 3.72 in eight games, with 24 strikeouts in 36.1 innings.

HAZAHEL QUIJADA: The UC Riverside lefty is 0-1, 5.87 in seven games, with three strikeouts in 7.2 innings.

CAMERON RICHMAN: The Portland righty is 1-3, 3.52 in 19 games, with 20 strikeouts in 23 innings.

NICHOLAS STRANGE: The Tacoma CC righty has not pitched yet.

RYLEY WIDELL: The Washington State lefty is 1-2, 10.20 in 12 games, with 16 strikeouts in 15 innings.

JACOB WONG: The Grand Canyon righty is 1-3, 4.34 in 16 games, with 22 strikeouts in 47.2 innings.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great week; we will see you again on Friday.


Knights add two players from San Diego

May 6, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone. Again, we have lots of good news this morning, so we will get right to it.

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We have signed two players affiliated with the University of San Diego for the 2016 season. The newest Knights are junior first baseman Roman Garcia and pitcher Louis Crow, a senior at Buena Park (Calif.) High School who will join the Toreros in 2016-17.

Garcia is a 6-foot-1, 210-pounder from Eastlake High School in Chula Vista, Calif., via Southwestern (junior) College. He is hitting .357 (25-70) in 22 games, with three homers and 12 RBIs.

Garcia was a first-team Pacific Coast Athletic Conference all-star for the Jaguars in 2014 after hitting .347, with three homers and 32 RBIs. He was a two-time Metro League all-star at Eastlake HS before enrolling at Southwestern.

Crow is a 6-1, 165-pound right-hander who was also offered by Arizona, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and Pepperdine. He was named honorable-mention underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game in 2015.

Welcome to the team, guys!

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Connecticut senior outfielder Joe DeRoche-Duffin (2013-14) of Santa Ana, Calif., was selected as the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for games of April 25-May 1. It was the second time in three weeks he'd been so honored.

DeRoche-Duffin finished the four-game week with four home runs, seven RBIs, and 17 total bases, helping the Huskies grab three victories and secure a conference series victory over Memphis. The right fielder opened the week with a pair of home runs in a 5-1 victory over Holy Cross, becoming the first Connecticut player to record two home runs in one game since 2012.

Please click here for more details on the award. Congrats to Duff!

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Mobile (AA Southern, Diamondbacks) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) raised his average to .376 by going 3-for-4 with a homer in a 6-5 win over Chattanooga on Thursday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention went to:

* Clinton (A Midwest, Mariners) first baseman Dalton Kelly (2014) was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in a 4-2 loss to Lake County. He is hitting .354.

* Frisco (AA Texas, Rangers) outfielder Alex Burg (2008) was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in an 11-4 win over San Antonio. He is hitting .319.

* Visalia (A California, Diamondbacks) reliever Jimmie Sherfy (2011) struck out the side in the ninth for his eighth save in a 6-4 win over High Desert. He has a 0.00 ERA.

* Charlotte (A Florida State, Rays) outfielder Cade Gotta (2011) was 3-for-3 with a triple in a 4-2 loss to Bradenton, raising his average to .317.

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Remember, our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

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Now that the college season is well underway it is time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the position players today (Thursday's games not included).

EMILIO ALCANTAR: :The Lewis-Clark State outfielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .333 (4-12) in four games, with one RBI. He's had a broken hand but should be ready for the summer season.

ANDY ATWOOD: The Oregon State infielder is hitting .286 (4-14) in 15 games, with no homers and three RBIs.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine first baseman/pitcher, a returnee from last season, is hitting .176 (6-34) in 24 games, with seven RBIs.

MICHAEL FARRIS: The UC Riverside infielder, another holdover from 2015, is hitting .279 (38-136) in 39 games, with a homer and 19 RBIs.

ROMAN GARCIA: The junior infielder from the University of San Diego is hitting .357 (25-70) in 22 games, with three homers and 12 RBIs.

CODY HAWKEN: The Portland outfielder is hitting .206 (20-97) in 29 games, with two homers and 14 RBIs.

RILEY HELLAND: The San Francisco infielder is hitting .245 (13-53) in 26 games, with no homers and three RBIs.

MATT KELLY: The Portland infielder is hitting .151 (8-53) in 22 games, with no homers and two RBIs.

COLE KREUTER: The UC Irvine infielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .310 (53-171) in 42 games, with a homer and 22 RBIs.

STEPHEN KWAN: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .250 (6-24) in 24 games, with five RBIs.

COOPER MOORE: The Cal Poly infielder is hitting .222 (18-81) in 27 games, with 11 RBIs.

KYLE NOBACH: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .288 (36-125) in 39 games, with two homers and 22 RBIs.

ANDREW REICHENBACH: The George Fox catcher hit .347 (51-147) in 39 games, with seven homers and 39 RBIs. His season is over.

GREG SAENZ: The Grand Canyon infielder is hitting .281 (25-89) in 33 games, with a homer and 11 RBIs.

CALEB SMITH: The Linn-Benton outfielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .330 (38-115) in 34 games, with no homers and 17 RBIs.

ZAK TAYLOR: The Oregon State catcher is hitting .167 (1-6) in four games, with three RBIs.

TAYLOR TRAVESS: The Mt. Hood CC infielder is hitting .367 (36-98) in 31 games, with a homer and 14 RBIs.

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Some news from around the West Coast League to report this morning.

A pair of homegrown hurlers will rejoin the Wenatchee AppleSox this season and be a part of the team's pitching staff. They are Wenatchee High School graduate and current Central Washington University right-handed pitcher Kyle Blankenship and Eastmont High School graduate and current Lewis-Clark State College right-handed pitcher Tyler Burch. Please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great weekend; we will see you again on Tuesday.


Mahle gets first major-league win

May 3, 2016

Happy Tuesday, everyone. Lots of good news this morning, so we will get right to it.

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Alum Greg Mahle (2012) of UC Santa Barbara, our 2012 MVP, earned his first major-league win on Sunday when he pitched an inning of scoreless relief for the Los Angeles Angels in a 9-6 win over Texas. He struck out one and allowed one walk and one hit.

Mahle was recalled from triple-A Salt Lake City on April 11. He has pitched eight innings in 10 games and has four holds and a 1.13 ERA.

Please click here for more on Mahle, from the Orange County Register newspaper.

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Erie (AA Eastern, Tigers) SeaWolves first baseman/designated hitter Dean Green (2008) was named Eastern League Player of the Week for April 25-May 1. The 26-year old hit .471 (8-for-17) with one double, three home runs, six RBIs, five runs scored, one stolen base, one walk and a 1.059 slugging percentage in five games.

He had at least one hit in all five games and had multiple hits in three of those games. He was 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs in an 8-4 loss against the visiting Trenton Thunder on April 29. Please click here for more details on the award.

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UC Irvine senior Elliot Surrey (2013) of UC Irvine, our 2013 Knights Top Pitcher, was named Big West Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 25-May 1 on Monday for his complete-game, 2-0 shutout of Cal State-Fullerton last week.

He allowed five hits, had seven strikeouts and just two walks in a 118-pitch masterpiece. It was his second career shutout.

Alum Angel Landazuri (2014) of UC Riverside was also nominated, but was not selected.

Alums KJ Harrison (2015) of Oregon State and Ryan Walker (2015) of Washington State were nominated for Pacific-12 Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for April 25-May 1, but were not selected.

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Charlotte (AAA International, White Sox) first baseman Danny Hayes (2010) was 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs in a 10-6 win over Columbus on Monday to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. He has raised his average to .260 after a horrible start.

Honorable mention went to:

* Clinton (A Midwest, Mariners) first baseman Dalton Kelly (2014) was 1-for-3 with a run in a 3-2 loss to Fort Wayne. He is hitting .360 for Clinton, whose manager is former Oregon State star Mitch Canham.

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Remember, our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

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Now that the college season is well underway it is time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the pitchers today and the position players on Friday.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine lefty, a returnee from last season, is 5-3, 4.71 in 12 games, with 48 strikeouts in 49.2 innings.

CHRIS BURKHOLDER: The Dartmouth righty is 2-1, 2.82 in 18 games, with two saves and 36 strikeouts in 38.1 innings.

CRAIG COLEN: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 0-0, 3.31 in 10 games, with 13 strikeouts in 16.1 innings.

BRANDEN CUTSFORTH: The Treasure Valley CC righty, a returnee from 2015, is 4-4, 3.10 in 17 games, with five saves and 36 strikeouts in 49.1 innings.

TRENTON DUPREE: The Washington State lefty is 0-3, 6.98 in 16 games, with 18 strikeouts in 29.2 innings.

TY FOX: The Western Nevada CC sophomore righty is 2-4, 3.40 in 14 games, with three saves and 40 strikeouts in 39.2 innings.

JACOB FRICKE: The Western Oregon lefty is 3-3, 2.92 in 14 games, with 19 strikeouts in 24.2 innings.

MILES GLAZIER: The UC Irvine lefty is 2-0, 2.75 in 19 games, with a save and 13 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.

GRANT GOODMAN: The San Francisco righty is 1-4, 12.00 in nine games, with 10 strikeouts in 12 innings.

KYLE HATTON: The UC Santa Barbara lefty is 2-0, 1.71 in six games, with 13 strikeouts in 26.1 innings.

CALEB HENRY: The Corban righty, a 10-day signee who played for us in 2015, is 3-5, 3.67 in 12 games, with 65 strikeouts in 61.1 innings.

TANNER HOWELL: The Dixie State righty is 0-0, 8.53 in seven games, with one strikeout in 6.1 innings.

CODY HOFF: The Linn-Benton CC righty is 0-1, 6.00 in seven games, with 10 strikeouts in nine innings.

CHASE KAPLAN: The Western Nevada CC lefty, a returnee from 2015, is 8-0, 2.32 in 14 games, with a save and 38 strikeouts in 62 innings.

SLATER LEE: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 1-1, 7.99 in 10 games, with 21 strikeouts in 23.2 innings.

MICHAEL MARTIN: The UC Irvine righty, a returnee from 2015, is 0-0, 4.91 in seven games, with four strikeouts in 7.1 innings.

AARON POPE: The Dixie State lefty is 3-2, 3.72 in eight games, with 24 strikeouts in 36.1 innings.

HAZAHEL QUIJADA: The UC Riverside righty is 0-1, 6.75 in six games, with three strikeouts in 6.2 innings.

CAMERON RICHMAN: The Portland righty is 1-2, 2.29 in 17 games, with 16 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.

NICHOLAS STRANGE: The Tacoma CC righty has not pitched yet.

RYLEY WIDELL: The Washington State lefty is 1-2, 10.20 in 12 games, with 16 strikeouts in 15 innings.

JACOB WONG: The Grand Canyon righty is 1-2, 3.83 in 14 games, with 19 strikeouts in 40 innings.

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Some news from around the West Coast League to report this morning.

Outfielder Walker Olis of Pacific University, a member of the 2013-15 Bellingham Bells, was named the 2016 Northwest Conference Player of the Year. Please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great week; we will see you again on Friday.


Boyd returned to Toledo

April 29, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone.

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It looks as if alum Matt Boyd (2010) of Oregon State was optioned back to triple-A Toledo earlier this week after shining for the Detroit Tigers by pitching 4.2 innings of scoreless relief this past Sunday. Tough break for Matty B, but we are sure he will be back in the bigs before too long.

Please click here for more on Matty B, from our website.

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The Knights were well-represented on the 2016 Northwest Conference All-Star team, which was released earlier this week.

Catcher Andrew Reichenbach (2016) of George Fox and pitcher Cory Nelson (2014) of Pacific Lutheran were first-team selections. Infielder Caylen Clardy (2012) and outfielder AJ Valencia (2015) of George Fox earned honorable mention.

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Two items of major news in the West Coast League:

* The WCL could have a team in Port Angeles, Wash., next summer. Please click here for more on that story, from the Peninsula Daily News newspaper.

* The Yakima Valley Pippins will host the 2017 WCL All-Star Game. Please click here for more on that story, from the Ballpark Business website.

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Frisco (AA Texas, Rangers) outfielder Alex Burg (2008), our 2008 MVP, was 2-for-4 with two runs, a homer and three RBIs in a 6-5 win over San Antonio on Thursday to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention went to:

* Charlotte (AAA International, White Sox) first baseman Danny Hayes (2010) was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 5-4 loss to Columbus.

* Charlotte (A Florida State, Rays) outfielder Cade Gotta (2011) was 2-for-4 with two runs three RBIs and a homer in a 10-3 win over St. Lucie.

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Remember, our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

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Now that the college season is well underway it is time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the position players today (Thursday's games not included).

EMILIO ALCANTAR: The Lewis-Clark State outfielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .333 (4-12) in four games, with one RBI. He's had a broken hand but should be ready for the summer season.

ANDY ATWOOD: The Oregon State infielder is hitting .333 (4-12) in 13 games, with no homers and three RBIs.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine first baseman/pitcher, a returnee from last season, is hitting .182 (6-33) in 22 games, with seven RBIs.

MICHAEL FARRIS: The UC Riverside infielder, another holdover from 2015, is hitting .264 (34-129) in 37 games, with a homer and 17 RBIs.

CODY HAWKEN: The Portland outfielder is hitting .206 (20-97) in 29 games, with two homers and 14 RBIs.

RILEY HELLAND: The San Francisco infielder is hitting .235 (12-51) in 24 games, with no homers and three RBIs.

MATT KELLY: The Portland infielder is hitting .151 (8-53) in 22 games, with no homers and two RBIs.

COLE KREUTER: The UC Irvine infielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .301 (46-153) in 38 games, with a homer and 20 RBIs.

STEPHEN KWAN: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .182 (4-22) in 21 games, with four RBIs.

COOPER MOORE: The Cal Poly infielder is hitting .232 (16-69) in 23 games, with 11 RBIs.

KYLE NOBACH: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .295 (33-112) in 35 games, with two homers and 22 RBIs.

ANDREW REICHENBACH: The George Fox catcher is hitting .364 (51-140) in 37 games, with seven homers and 38 RBIs.

GREG SAENZ: The Grand Canyon infielder is hitting .275 (22-80) in 29 games, with a homer and 10 RBIs.

CALEB SMITH: The Linn-Benton outfielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .320 (31-97) in 30 games, with no homers and 12 RBIs.

ZAK TAYLOR: The Oregon State catcher is hitting .167 (1-6) in four games, with three RBIs.

TAYLOR TRAVESS: The Mt. Hood CC infielder is hitting .360 (31-86) in 27 games, with 14 RBIs.

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Some news from around the West Coast League to report this morning.

A member of the Victoria HarbourCats local ownership group, and giant of the Victoria business community, John Wilson was honored recently by the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce as the 2016 Victoria Business Person of the Year.

Wilson was honored for his work as CEO of Wilson's Transportation, a successful charter transportation company serving Victoria and Vancouver Island, as well as his contributions to sport in the community, including his role in the local ownership group of the HarbourCats. Please click here for more on that story, from the WCL website.

The HarbourCats have also signed five players for 2016; please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

The Wenatchee AppleSox have signed three pitchers and two position players who are finishing their senior year of high school for the 2016 season. Please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great weekend; we will see you again on Tuesday.


Tigers recall 2010 alum Matt Boyd

April 26, 2016

Happy Tuesday, everyone.

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The Detroit Tigers recalled alum Matt Boyd (2010) of Oregon State from Toledo of the triple-A International League on Saturday and he pitched 4.2 shutout innings in a loss to Cleveland on Sunday in his 2016 MLB debut.

He filled the roster spot vacated by closer Francisco Rodriguez, who was placed on the family medical emergency list to attend to an undisclosed family matter. MLB rules require a player to spend a minimum of three days on the list. Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said there is no clear timetable for how long Rodriguez will be on leave.

He is the second member of the 2010 Knights to appear in a major-league game this season, joining third baseman Matt Duffy of the San Francisco Giants.

Five other alums have played in the majors this year. Pitchers Greg Mahle (2012) of the Angels, Bud Norris (2005) of the Braves, Marc Rzepczynski (2006) of the A's and Josh Osich (2008) of the Giants, and catcher Chris Stewart (2010) of the Pirates, have also appeared.

Please click here for more on Matty B, from our website.

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Alum Christian Donahue (2015) of Oregon State was nominated for Pacific-12 Conference Player of the Week for April 18-24, but was not selected. He was 11-for-19 (.579) with eight runs, three doubles and two RBIs as OSU won 3 of 4 road games.

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Erie (AA Eastern, Tigers) DH Dean Green was 2-for-4 with a homer and an RBI in a 3-0 win over Altoona on Monday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention went to:

* Mobile (AA Southern, Diamondbacks) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs in a6-5 loss to Tennessee.

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Remember, our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

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Now that the college season is well underway it is time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the pitchers today and the position players on Friday.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine lefty, a returnee from last season, is 5-2, 4.50 in 11 games, with 43 strikeouts in 46 innings.

CHRIS BURKHOLDER: The Dartmouth righty is 2-1, 2.97 in 17 games, with 34 strikeouts in 36.1 innings.

CRAIG COLEN: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 0-0, 3.07 in nine games, with 10 strikeouts in 14.2 innings.

BRANDEN CUTSFORTH: The Treasure Valley CC righty, a returnee from 2015, is 4-3, 2.30 in 16 games, with five saves and 30 strikeouts in 43 innings.

TRENTON DUPREE: The Washington State lefty is 0-3, 7.62 in 15 games, with 17 strikeouts in 26 innings.

TY FOX: The Western Nevada CC sophomore righty is 2-4, 3.58 in 13 games, with three saves and 37 strikeouts in 37.2 innings.

JACOB FRICKE: The Western Oregon lefty is 3-2, 1.77 in 11 games, with 13 strikeouts in 20.1 innings.

MILES GLAZIER: The UC Irvine lefty is 2-0, 1.02 in 17 games, with a save and 13 strikeouts in 17.2 innings.

GRANT GOODMAN: The San Francisco righty is 1-4, 12.00 in nine games, with 10 strikeouts in 12 innings.

KYLE HATTON: The UC Santa Barbara lefty is 2-0, 2.21 in five games, with nine strikeouts in 20 innings.

CALEB HENRY: The Corban righty, a 10-day signee who played for us in 2015, is 3-4, 3.51 in 11 games, with 61 strikeouts in 56.1 innings.

TANNER HOWELL: The Dixie State righty is 0-0, 10.12 in six games, with no strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

CODY HOFF: The Linn-Benton CC righty is 0-1, 7.36 in six games, with eight strikeouts in 7.1 innings.

CHASE KAPLAN: The Western Nevada CC lefty, a returnee from 2015, is 7-0, 2.44 in 13 games, with a save and 35 strikeouts in 59 innings.

SLATER LEE: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 1-1, 7.36 in eight games, with 19 strikeouts in 22 innings.

MICHAEL MARTIN: The UC Irvine righty, a returnee from 2015, is 0-0, 6.23 in five games, with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings.

AARON POPE: The Dixie State lefty is 2-2, 4.06 in seven games, with 21 strikeouts in 31 innings.

HAZAHEL QUIJADA: The UC Riverside righty is 0-1, 6.75 in six games, with three strikeouts in 6.2 innings.

CAMERON RICHMAN: The Portland righty is 1-2, 2.29 in 17 games, with 16 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.

NICHOLAS STRANGE: The Tacoma CC righty has not pitched yet.

RYLEY WIDELL: The Washington State lefty is 1-2, 9.60 in 11 games, with 16 strikeouts in 15 innings.

JACOB WONG: The Grand Canyon righty is 1-2, 4.05 in 12 games, with 18 strikeouts in 33.1 innings.

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Some news from around the West Coast League to report this morning.

The Walla Walla Sweets have signed left-handed pitcher Chris Murphy, an incoming University of San Diego from Granada Hills Charter High School in Granada Hills, Calif. Please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

The Bellingham Bells have added right-handed pitcher Chandler Arends of Edmonds Community College. Arends was 3-0, 3.06 at ECC in 2015 and was a second-team Northern Region all-star. Please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great week; we will see you again on Friday.


Promotional schedule to be released soon

April 19, 2016

Happy Tuesday, everyone.

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We have big things planned for the upcoming season and our 2016 promotional schedule will be released shortly. So stay tuned and check in on the Knights' website for full details!

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Mobile (AA Southern, Diamondbacks) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI in an 11-6 win over Jacksonville on Monday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention went to:

* Durham (AAA International, Rays) pitcher Matt Andriese (2009) allowed three runs and had five strikeouts in 5.1 innings and got the win in a 5-4 victory over Gwinnett.

* San Antonio (AA Texas, Padres) catcher Rocky Gale (2007, 2009) was 2-for-2 with a run and raised his average to .300 in a 10-3 loss to Tulsa.

* Lynchburg (A Carolina, Indians) reliever Trevor Frank (2012) pitched a scoreless ninth and got his third save in a 9-6 win over Potomac.

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Now that the college season is well underway it is time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the pitchers today and the position players on Friday.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine lefty, a returnee from last season, is 5-2, 4.29 in 10 games, with 40 strikeouts in 42 innings.

CHRIS BURKHOLDER: The Dartmouth righty is 1-0, 2.61 in 14 games, with 29 strikeouts in 31 innings.

CRAIG COLEN: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 0-0, 3.55 in eight games, with eight strikeouts in 12.2 innings.

BRANDEN CUTSFORTH: The Treasure Valley CC righty, a returnee from 2015, is 3-3, 2.50 in 14 games, with 26 strikeouts in 36 innings.

TRENTON DUPREE: The Washington State lefty is 0-3, 7.83 in 12 games, with 16 strikeouts in 23 innings.

TY FOX The Western Nevada CC sophomore righty is 2-4, 3.69 in 12 games, with 27 strikeouts in 31.2 innings.

JACOB FRICKE: The Western Oregon lefty is 3-2, 1.80 in 10 games, with 13 strikeouts in 20 innings.

MILES GLAZIER: The UC Irvine lefty is 1-0, 1.17 in 16 games, with 11 strikeouts in 15.1 innings.

GRANT GOODMAN: The San Francisco righty is 0-4, 14.90 in eight games, with nine strikeouts in 9.2 innings.

KYLE HATTON: The UC Santa Barbara lefty is 2-0, 2.21 in five games, with nine strikeouts in 20 innings.

CALEB HENRY: The Corban righty, a 10-day signee who played for us in 2015, is 2-3, 3.93 in 10 games, with 47 strikeouts in 50.1 innings.

TANNER HOWELL: The Dixie State righty is 0-0, 10.12 in six games, with no strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

CODY HOFF: The Linn-Benton CC righty is 0-1, 8.43 in four games, with four strikeouts in 5.1 innings.

CHASE KAPLAN: The Western Nevada CC lefty, a returnee from 2015, is 7-0, 2.21 in 12 games, with 33 strikeouts in 57 innings.

SLATER LEE: The Cal Poly righty, a returnee from 2015, is 1-1, 7.36 in eight games, with 19 strikeouts in 22 innings.

MICHAEL MARTIN: The UC Irvine righty, a returnee from 2015, is 0-0, 10.12 in three games, with three strikeouts in 2.2 innings.

AARON POPE: The Dixie State lefty is 2-2, 3.45 in six games, with 20 strikeouts in 28.2 innings.

HAZAHEL QUIJADA: The UC Riverside righty is 0-1, 9.64 in five games, with two strikeouts in 4.2 innings.

CAMERON RICHMAN: The Portland righty is 1-1, 1.50 in 15 games, with 15 strikeouts in 18 innings.

NICHOLAS STRANGE: The Tacoma CC righty has not pitched yet.

RYLEY WIDELL: The Washington State lefty is 1-1, 8.79 in 10 games, with 16 strikeouts in 14.1 innings.

JACOB WONG: The Grand Canyon righty is 0-2, 4.55 in 11 games, with 17 strikeouts in 29.2 innings.

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Remember, our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

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Some news from around the West Coast League to report this morning.

The Victoria HarbourCats have hired Jonathan Hodgson as the new "Voice of the HarbourCats" for all online broadcasts throughout the 2016 season. Please click here for more on that story, from the WCL website.

Three freshmen and a junior from Gonzaga University will spend their summer in Wenatchee playing for the AppleSox. Left-handed pitcher Eli Thornquist, left-handed pitcher Justin Blatner, catcher/outfielder Jordan Rathbone, and infielder Steve Machtolf will don an AppleSox uniform this season. Please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great week; we will see you again on Friday.


Knights sign Smith, Fox to 10-day deals

April 14, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone.

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We have some roster news to report.

The Knights have signed Corvallis native Caleb Smith, a Crescent Valley High School graduate who plays at Linn-Benton CC, to a 10-day contract for the 2016 season. Caleb is hitting .333 (23-69) in 22 games, with no homers and 11 RBIs.

The Knights have also signed pitcher Ty Fox, a sophomore righty who is a teammate of 2016 Knight Chase Kaplan at Western Nevada. He is a 6-foot-2, 232-pounder from Central Point who graduated from Crater High School in 2014.

Also, catcher Brent Gibbs of Central Arizona will not join the team as expected. He is attending summer school instead.

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Alum Greg Mahle (2012) made his major-league debut for the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night by pitching a perfect inning of relief for a hold in a 5-1 win over Oakland. He had one strikeout, threw five strikes on eight pitches, and had two first-pitch strikes to three batters.

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Greensboro (A South Atlantic, Marlins) pitcher Ben Wetzler (2011) allowed one hit and had three strikeouts in three scoreless innings and got a hold in a 7-4 win over Lakewood on Thursday to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention went to:

* Fort Wayne (A Midwest, Padres) shortstop Peter Van Gansen (2013) was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in a 10-2 win over South Bend.

* Clinton (A Midwest, Mariners) first baseman Dalton Kelly (2014) was 2-for-3 with a run, a double and an RBI in a 7-3 loss to Cedar Rapids.

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Now that the college season is well underway it is time to update the stats of our incoming Knights. We will do the position players today (Thursday's games not included).

EMILIO ALCANTAR: The Lewis-Clark State outfielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .333 (4-12) in four games, with one RBI.

ANDY ATWOOD: The Oregon State infielder is hitting .333 (2-6) in 10 games, with no homers or RBIs.

CAMERON BISHOP: The UC Irvine first baseman/pitcher, a returnee from last season, is hitting .172 (5-29) in 17 games, with six RBIs.

MICHAEL FARRIS: The UC Riverside infielder, another holdover from 2015, is hitting .248 (25-101) in 29 games, with a homer and 15 RBIs.

CODY HAWKEN: The Portland outfielder is hitting .206 (20-97) in 29 games, with two homers and 14 RBIs.

RILEY HELLAND: The San Francisco infielder is hitting .245 (12-49) in 22 games, with no homers and three RBIs.

MATT KELLY: The Portland infielder is hitting .151 (8-53) in 22 games, with no homers and two RBIs.

COLE KREUTER: The UC Irvine infielder, a returnee from 2015, is hitting .303 (35-115) in 29 games, with 13 RBIs.

STEPHEN KWAN: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .143 (3-21) in 17 games, with four RBIs.

COOPER MOORE: The Cal Poly infielder is hitting .229 (11-48) in 17 games, with 10 RBIs.

KYLE NOBACH: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .330 (30-91) in 27 games, with two homers and 19 RBIs.

KYLE NORMAN: The San Francisco outfielder is hitting .118 (2-17) in 30 games, with no homers and one RBI.

ANDREW REICHENBACH: The George Fox catcher is hitting .344 (42-122) in 32 games, with six homers and 32 RBIs.

GREG SAENZ: The Grand Canyon infielder is hitting .292 (19-65) in 24 games, with a homer and eight RBIs.

CALEB SMITH: The Linn-Benton outfielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .333 (23-69) in 22 games, with no homers and 11 RBIs.

ZAK TAYLOR: The Oregon State catcher is hitting .200 (1-5) in four games, with three RBIs.

TAYLOR TRAVESS: The Mt. Hood CC infielder is hitting .370 (17-46) in 15 games, with seven RBIs.

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Remember, our 2016 season tickets are on sale and may be purchased over the phone at 541-752-5656; by e-mail at tickets@corvallisknights.com, or online by clicking here. You can also get tickets at the WWHQ of the Corvallis Knights, on Jefferson Avenue in downtown, just east of the Jefferson-4th Street intersection.

We will play 34 home games in 32 dates this summer, starting on June 1 with the annual nonleague game against the Portland Sea Dogs. Our WCL opener is June 3 at Bend; our WCL home opener is June 14 against Kelowna. So do not miss out!

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Some news from around the West Coast League to report this morning.

Three pitchers, including a pair of left-handers, are the latest additions to the Yakima Valley roster for the 2016 campaign. The Pippins have signed Drake Atlee, a junior right-hander at Cal State Northridge, Thomas Triantos, a freshman left-hander at Cal Poly, and Trent Schulte, a freshman left-hander at Gonzaga, bringing to 15 the number of pitchers currently on the team's roster. Please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

The Bellingham Bells have added outfielder Brock Anderson to the roster. Anderson has committed to the University of Washington, traveling from his hometown of Huntsville, Ala. He was a 2015 Perfect Game first-team All-American and a participant in the 2015 USA Baseball Tournament of Stars.

Anderson is the top ranked position player in Alabama and ranked the nation's 159th overall recruit. Please click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. News gets a little harder to find in the offseason, so we will now just be blogging on Tuesdays and Fridays until the season starts. Have a great weekend; we will see you again on Tuesday.