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Future Knight Noah Bremer named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week

March 4, 2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone. We have some excellent news to report today on some future Knights, so let's get right after it.

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University of Washington freshman Noah Bremer, a 2015 Knight, was named the Pacific-12 Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the week of Feb. 23-March 1.

He had a perfect game for 6.1 innings and finished with a one-hitter over seven inning on Sunday as the Huskies beat North Dakota 4-1 in Seattle. He also had four innings of scoreless work starting a game against Portland earlier in the week.

Here is more on that story, from the Pac-12 website. Congrats to Noah, who will be one of three Huskies to join us this summer, along with catcher Andy Cosgrove and pitcher Alex Nesbitt.

Alum Kyle Treadway (2013) of Pacific was nominated for Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 23-March 1, but was not selected. It was the second time this year he'd been nominated.

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Right-handed pitcher Craig Colen, a senior at Lowell High School in San Francisco who will play at Cal Poly in 2015-16 after playing with the Knights this summer, was named a preseason second-team high school Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball News. Please click here for a complete list of the honorees.

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Pinch-hitter Dalton Kelly (2014-15) drove in the winning run in the last of the ninth on Tuesday to give UC Santa Barbara a 3-2 win over USC. Alum Scott Quinlan (2014) was 0-for-2 and 2015 Knight Clay Fisher was 0-for-3 for the Gauchos.

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The Wenatchee AppleSox have signed pitcher Gage Burland and infielder Nick Nyquist of Gonzaga for the upcoming season. Here is more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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The Victoria HarbourCats will play an exhibition game in Nanaimo on Sunday, July 19 at Serauxmen Stadium. It will pit the HarbourCats against the Nanaimo Pirates, a team made up of college-level players and alumni of Nanaimo's Premier League organization, along with some of the great older current Pirates players. Here is more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Friday.


LHP Joey Wise returning to Knights

March 2, 2015

Happy Monday, everyone. Hope you all had great weekends; we sure did, watching the Beavers win Pacific-12 Conference championships in women's basketball and wrestling, and sweep Grambling in baseball.

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We have a roster move to announce this morning. Left-handed pitcher Joey Wise will return to the Knights for the 2015 season.

A 6-foot-2, 205-pound sophomore at Gateway Community College in Phoenix, Wise was 0-1 with a 2.40 ERA in 12 games with the 2014 Knights, with three saves and 11 strikeouts in 14 innings.

He was 0-1, 15.00 in six games for Grand Canyon University in 2014, with four strikeouts in six innings. He transferred to Gateway CC after his freshman year.

Selected by Cleveland in the 33rd round of the 2013 MLB draft after his senior season at Cactus Shadows High School, he did not sign. He was 6-2, 2.85 ERA in 2013.

Joey was named to the 2012 Arizona High School Baseball All-Division II honorable mention team; in 2011 he earned AIA 4A Division I Desert Sky All-Region honorable mention honors.

Welcome back, Joey!

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Pitcher Noah Bremer of Washington, a 2015 Knights' signee, had a great day against North Dakota on Sunday. He had a perfect game for 6.1 innings and finished with a one-hitter over seven as the Huskies beat UND 4-1 in Seattle.

Here is more on that story, from the Washington website.

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The Victoria HarbourCats have teamed with Collegiate Business Solutions, to add a collegiate advantage to off-field efforts to fill the seats for the 2015 West Coast League season.

Collegiate Business Solutions is a University of Victoria student consulting firm that has been contracted to work with the HarbourCats front office to produce events and grow the group marketing component of the baseball franchise. Stuart Mair, a former usher at sports events in Calgary, and Sam Schwab, an American and a fourth-year business student at UVic, are the founding members of CBS, and are excited to make this a hallmark contract for their venture.

Here is more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Wednesday.


Parker back as voice of the Knights

February 26, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone.

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Big off-field news to report today.

Award-winning broadcaster Mike Parker will return as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Knights after a one-year absence. Mike will start his duties as soon as the Oregon State baseball team completes its season.

"I am absolutely excited to be coming back," Parker said. "I've had great experiences with the Knights. I missed it last summer. I'm excited to come back and to be around some of the best college players in the West."

For more details on Mike's return, please click here for a story from our website.

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The Klamath Falls Gems have signed McNary High School senior Mickey Walker, son of the team owner Jerry Walker, for the 2015 season. Walker went 12-0 in league and tournament play for McNary as a junior and had 92 strikeouts in 82 innings and a 0.92 ERA. He was named to the 6A all-state team.

For more on that story, click here for full details from the Klamath Falls Herald and News newspaper.

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The Wenatchee AppleSox have signed three members of the 2014 team for the upcoming season. Colton Loomis of Northwest Nazarene and Hunter Wells and Kyle Vanderkin of Gonzaga will all play another summer at Paul Thomas Sr. Field. Here is more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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That is all for today. Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday.


The KJ Harrison saga continues!

February 24, 2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone. We hope you are still enjoying our unbelievable weather.

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OK, we can't help ourselves. We have even more updates about Oregon State freshman and 2014 Knights' signee KJ Harrison. He just can't stay out of the news.

The infielder/catcher was named the Pacific-12 Conference Player of the Week on Monday and the National College Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Hitter of the Week on Tuesday for the week of Feb. 17-23.

Harrison was 10-for-22 (.455) in five games in Suprise, Ariz., with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and 10 RBIs. He hit safely in all five games to extend his hit streak to eight games, and had four multi-hit games.

Harrison is leading the Beavers with a .441 average through the first eight games. He's tied for second in the nation with four home runs; his 13 RBI are fourth. He leads the Pac-12 in both categories.

As we said on Monday, he has to come down to Earth at some point. But we are really looking forward to seeing him in person this coming weekend when the Beavers open their home schedule against Grambling State at Goss Stadium with a single game on Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday.

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Alum Chris Haddeland (2014) of Linfield was named the Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second time in three weeks on Monday. Alum Sean Eberhardt (2013-14) of George Fox was nominated, but not selected.

Haddeland threw a complete-game shutout, the 16th of his career, as Linfield blanked PLU 3-0 in its Northwest Conference opener. Haddeland had eight strikeouts, did not issue a walk, and spaced seven hits.

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Alum Joe Duffin (2013-14) of Cypress CC is off to a great start at UConn, where he transferred for his junior/senior seasons. Duff is hitting .438 (7-16) in six games, with three doubles, a homer, nine RBIs and an .813 slugging percentage.

Joe will play for the Rochester (Minn.) Honkers in the Northwoods League this summer. Here is more on that story, from the team's website. Best of luck to big Joe, a big bopper for us the past two summers. Hope he likes humidity!

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The Bellingham Bells have signed pitcher Justin Blatner and catcher Joey Harris of Gonzaga for the 2015 season, the team announced. Here is more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Friday.


More heroics from 2015 Knight KJ Harrison

February 22, 2015

Happy Monday, everyone. Hope you all had a great weekend.

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I know it seems as if we are writing about Oregon State freshman and 2014 Knights' signee KJ Harrison almost every day, but what can we say? Every day the catcher/first baseman from Hawaii provides another highlight.

Harrison had a grand slam, a double, scored twice and drove in five runs on Sunday as the Beavers concluded their 8-game stay at Surprise Stadium in Arizona with a 15-5 win over Kansas. OSU went 5-3 in those games and Harrison was the big story.

He is now hitting .441 (15-34) in eight games, with four homers, two triples, two doubles and 13 RBIs. He has scored eight times, has a .971 slugging percentage, and a .500 on-base percentage.

Obviously he has to come down to Earth at some point. But we are really looking forward to seeing him in person this coming weekend when the Beavers open their home schedule against Grambling State at Goss Stadium.

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Speaking of Goss Stadium, we stopped by there on Sunday morning and it looks spectacular. The new synthetic turf is all in; the view from the new "Banners" hospitality deck is awesome; new iron railings are being installed on the stairwells throughout the concourse that look better and improve the sightline from the upper grandstand, and the main lobby concession area is being upgraded.

Suffice it to say, Goss Stadium will look much different for our June 3 opener than it did back in August, when we closed our 2014 home season by defeating Bellingham in Game 1 of the West Coast League Championship Series!

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You may have already seen it on the homepage of our website, but here is a story on coach Brooke Knight's season with the Adelaide Bite in the Australian Baseball League.

The Bite won the regular-season title but lost 2-1 to Perth in the Championship Series. Alums Rocky Gale (2007, 2009) and Colin Feldtman (2013) of the Portland Pilots played for the Bite. Brooke is back in the states now and looking forward to his eighth season with the Knights.

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The Walla Walla Sweets have signed Pepperdine infielder Nick Costello and high school senior pitcher Easton Lucas for the upcoming season. Here is more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Wednesday.


Harrison, Ice lead Beavers over Cowboys

February 20, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone. Hope you all are ready for the weekend.

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Two Oregon State players with ties to the Knights had big days on Thursday as the Beavers edged Oklahoma State 5-3 at Surprise, Ariz.

Future Knight K.J. Harrison, a freshman who is off to a great start, was 3-for-5 with a run scored. He is hitting a whopping .476 (10-21) in five games, with two homers and five RBIs. He sounds like a must-see player.

Alum Logan Ice (2014) was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Logan is also off to a good start, hitting .333 (4-12) in four games, with two RBIs.

KJ is a Honolulu native who was selected by Cleveland in the 25th round of the 2014 MLB draft. We are looking forward to seeing him this summer!

Alums Dane Lund (2011-14), Kevin Flemer (2013), Gabe Clark (2013), Jackson Soto (2014-15) and Michael Howard (2014), and 2015 signees Harrison, Christian Donahue and >b>Elliott Cary are also playing for the Beavers.

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A change of scenery from OSU to Concordia is working wonders for alum Nate Esposito (2012), as he is off to a great start with the Cavs. Nate is hitting .383 (11-28) in eight games, with three doubles and six RBIs. A senior catcher, he transferred to Concordia for his final season after three years with the Beavers.

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The Klamath Falls Gems have signed pitcher Jake Repavich of Cienega High School in Vail, Ariz., an incoming freshman at Grand Canyon University, and University of Portland junior outfielder Grant Taylor for the 2015 season. Here is more on that story, from the Klamath Falls Herald and News newspaper.

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The Yakima Valley Pippins have signed UC Irvine sophomore catcher Alex Guenette for the 2015 season. He hit .299 with a home run, 4 doubles and 12 RBIs. Here is more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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That is all for today. Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday.


Harrison, Kelly nominated for POTW honors

February 18, 2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone. Hope you all are enjoying our fabulous weather. Let's hope it holds for next weekend, when the Beavers host Grambling State in the first game on the new synthetic surface at Goss Stadium.

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Future Knight K.J. Harrison, a freshman at Oregon State who will play for us this summer, is off to a great start with the Beavers.

He was nominated for Pacific-12 Conference Player of the Week honors for Feb. 10-16, but was not selected. He hit .417 (5-12) in three games, with a triple, two homers and three RBIs, and a 1.083 slugging percentage, in OSU's games at Surprise, Ariz.

KJ is a Honolulu native who was selected by Cleveland in the 25th round of the 2014 MLB draft. We are looking forward to seeing him this summer!

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UC Santa Barbara junior Dalton Kelly (2014-15), a first-team all-WCL selection for the Knights in 2014, was nominated for Big West Player of the Week honors, but wasn't selected.

Dalton hit .500 (8-16) in four games against BYU, with a double and an RBI, to lead the Gauchos to a four-game sweep. Future Knight Clay Fisher (2015) started all four games and hit .167 (2-12).

We will begin weekly stat updates on all our college players next week.

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Bellingham has added Stanford freshmen infielders Beau Branton and Jesse Kuet for the 2015 season. Here is more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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The Yakima Valley Pippins have relocated their offices to downtown Yakima. They were formerly located at the State Fair Park. Here is more on that story, from the Yakima Herald newspaper.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Friday.


Great start for future Knight KJ Harrison

February 15, 2015

Happy Monday, everyone. Hope you all had great weekends.

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Future Knight KJ Harrison, a freshman at Oregon State who will play for us this summer, is off to a great start with the Beavers.

He hit his second homer of the season and drove in two runs on Sunday in a 7-4 loss to New Mexico at Surprise, Ariz. He's hitting .417 (5-12) in three games, with a triple, two homers and three RBIs, and a 1.083 slugging percentage.

The Beavers conclude their opening weekend on Monday with a rematch against New Mexico.

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Alum Kyle Treadway (2013) of Pacific University was nominated for Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Year for the week of Feb. 2-8, but was not selected, as the award went to another alum, Linfield's Chris Haddeland (2014).

Treadway allowed two runs on three hits, and had four strikeouts, over six innings and got the win in a season-opening, 6-2 victory over Occidental on Feb. 7.

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Alum Michael Lucarelli (2013-14), a senior shortstop at the University of Portland who was our 2014 MVP, also had a big day on Sunday in a 9-7 loss to UC Riverside. Michael was 3-for-4 with a run, a walk and two RBIs.

Alum Cody Lenahan (2013) added two hits and run and Kevin Farley (2014) was 0-for-3 for the Pilots.

Portland was swept in the four-game series but Lucarelli hit .533 (8-15), with two doubles, a triple, three runs and two RBIs in the series. Farley (5-15, .333) and Lenahan (5-16, .313) also had good series, as did pitcher Jackson Lockwood (2014), who had a 1.29 ERA over seven innings in his only start.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Wednesday.


Knights new logo, colors a big hit

February 13, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone.

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It was a great night on Thursday at the "Knights Refreshed Brand Unveiling" party at The Vue in downtown Corvallis. Several hundred of our fans turned out for the release of our new logo and colors.

Judging by their reaction when the logo was unveiled, it should be a big hit this summer; lots of cheers, clapping and positive reactions when president Dan Segel released it to the public.

For more on the story, please click here and get the full details from our newly-redesigned website, which also looks very sharp.

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Many alums/future Knights in action on Thursday in Corban's 9-8 win over George Fox. GFU scored six runs in the ninth to turn a blowout into a nail-biter before it finally ended.

For Corban, Marc Gallegos (2012, 2014) was 2-for-5 with a homer, a double, two runs and two RBIs and Hayden Calvert (2015) was 0-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

For George Fox, AJ Valencia (2015) was 1-for-4 with a double and a run and Sean Eberhardt (2013-14) had a strikeout and gave up three unearned runs in one inning of relief.

Division I games start today and we will have periodic updates on all of our "big-time" Knights throughout the college season, too.

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Alum Chris Haddeland (2014) of Linfield was named the Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday. Haddeland threw seven scoreless innings to earn Linfield's first victory of the season and the 28th of his career, defeating Texas-Dallas 6-0 to move into a tie for the second-most victories in program history.

Haddeland was also named to the preseason USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list for the second year in a row. It will be awarded to the nation's top amateur baseball player on June 23.

Haddeland was the only NCAA Division III player to receive such recognition. He is a two-time All-American and previous winner of the Northwest Conference, All-West Region and National Pitcher of the Year award.

Congrats to Chris, who had a great summer for us last year.

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The Klamath Falls Gems have signed left-handed pitcherJordan Horak from the University of Portland and outfielder Payton Soicher of Washburn University in Topeka for the 2015 season. For more on that story, from the Klamath Falls Herald and News newspaper, please click here.

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The Walla Walla Sweets have signed catcher Alex Jondal of Hawaii, pitcher Jarred Zill of Cal Poly and infielder Cody Sporrer of UC Riverside for the following season. For more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website, please click here.

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That is all for today. Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday.


Come to The Vue on Thursday for the new Brand Unveiling Party!

February 10, 2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone.

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Don't forget, all Knights fans are invited to the "Knights Refreshed Brand Unveiling" party, set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at The Vue, 517 SW 2nd Street in downtown Corvallis. It's on the sixth floor of the Elements Building.

The unveiling will be at 6:15 p.m. Stop by to join Mack the Knights, Lil' K, and our front office staff for the introduction of our new look. Light refreshments will be served.

So come on down, and bring a friend.

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The Yakima Valley Pippins have added infielder Jacob Manson of Yakima Valley College and utility Layne Croney of Puget Sound to their 2015 roster. Croney is from Corvallis and played at Crescent Valley High School. He is hitting .545 with a home run and seven RBIs in his first three games of the season.

For more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website, please click here.

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The WCL-champion Bellingham Bells have added Arizona State pitchers Grant Schneider and Reagan Todd for the 2015 season. For more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website, please click here.

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Also, the Bells have hired Kyle Crooks of William Patterson College in New Jersey as their play-by-play voice for the 2015 season. For more details, please click here and read all about it from the Ballpark Business website.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Friday.