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Knights complete series sweep with 10-2 victory.

August 5, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone.

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We ended our regular-season home schedule on a high note on Thursday with a 10-2 win over Gresham that gave us a series sweep. We have now won eight games in a row, and are averaging more than six runs a game over that span.

We then close the regular season against the Cowlitz Black Bears tonight, Saturday and Sunday at David Story Field in Longview, Wash. Lefty Hazahel Quijada (3-0, 0.59) of UC Riverside is our projected starter tonight; Cal Poly righty Craig Colen (0-1, 5.40) goes on Saturday. Sunday's starter is undetermined.

If you can't make it to Longview, please catch the game on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

Yakima Valley clinched the other South Division playoff berth with Gresham's loss. Corvallis will face the Pippins at Yakima on Tuesday in Game 1 of the best-of-3 divisional playoff series. Game 2 will be at Corvallis on Wednesday, as will Game 3 on Thursday, if necessary.

Victoria is already in the playoffs, as the HarbourCats won the North Division's first-half title. Bellingham is one win, or a Walla Walla loss, away from clinching the other North Division berth.

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Tickets for our Wednesday's playoff game against Yakima Valley are now on sale. We will host Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) of the South Division playoff series next Wednesday and Thursday, if necessary.

We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible third game on Thursday. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

Sales have been brisk, so don't wait and miss out on your favorite seat!

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Here is an update of our alums in the Frontier League, with stats through Thursday's games:

* Infielder Carter Bell (2009) of the Joliet (Ill.) Slammers is batting .331 (82-248) in 66 games. He has eight homers and 53 RBIs. Carter played at Oregon State.

* Pitcher Scott Schultz (2011) of the Schaumburg (Ill.) Boomers is 4-3, 4.66 in 14 games, with 55 strikeouts in 781 innings. He also played at OSU.

* Infielder Seth Heck (2013) of the Gateway (Ill.) Grizzlies is hitting .262 (59-225) in 61 games, with a homer and 20 RBIs. He played at Tacoma CC and at Mississippi State.

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San Antonio (AAA Pacific Coast, Padres) outfielder Nick Torres (2012) was 2-for-5 with three RBIs in a 16-15 loss to Tacoma on Thursday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. He is hitting .364 since being promoted from double-A San Antonio.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Reno (AAA Pacific Coast, Diamondbacks) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) was 2-for-3 with a run and a double in a 9-3 loss to Salt Lake.

* Lynchburg (A Carolina, Indians) pitcher Trevor Frank (2012) earned his 11th save with 1.1 scoreless innings in a 7-3 win over Salem.

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That is all for today. Have a great weekend, see you at Goss Stadium on Wednesday night for Game 2 of the playoffs, and back here on Monday.


Fireworks Night concludes regular-season home schedule.

August 4, 2016

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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Our regular-season home schedule comes to an end at 7:05 tonight when we host the Gresham GreyWolves on Pioneer & PEAK Internet Fireworks Night of the season. The Knights are 2-0 in the series so far and extended their winning streak to seven games in row with a 7-6 win on Wednesday. It is our longest such streak of the summer, and we are averaging five runs a game over that period.

San Francisco righty Grant Goodman (1-0, 2.01) is our projected starter tonight. We will have a big crowd, but tickets are still available.

It is also a Block 15 Thursday and Fan Appreciation Night. Adult beverages and hot dogs are only $2 apiece, and another spectacular fireworks show is planned for after the game. Please note the special 7:05 p.m. starting time.

See you there! If you cannot make it, please catch the game on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

We then close the regular season against the Cowlitz Black Bears this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at David Story Field in Longview, Wash.

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Catcher Andrew Susac (2009), traded to the Milwaukee Brewers from the San Francisco Giants on Monday, will remain in triple-A and play for Colorado Springs in the Pacific Coast League. He is on Milwaukee's 40-man roster, however.

According to reporter Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, you can expect to see the former Oregon State star back in the majors in September, when the rosters expand from 25 to 40. Since he's already on the 40man, the Brewers won't have to release anyone to make room for him with the big club.

Wrote McCalvy: "Susac, who hit .309/.407/.716 in 243 plate appearances for the Giants in 2014 and 2015, will begin his Brewers tenure at Triple-A Colorado Springs. But he is a good bet to make it the majors by the end of the season after the team traded starting catcher Jonathan Lucroy to the Rangers in a subsequent deal at Monday's nonwaiver trade deadline."

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Alum Matt Andriese (2009) of the Tampa Bay Rays will move back into their starting rotation following the trade of Matt Moore to San Francisco, a deal that also sent alum Matt Duffy (2010) to the Rays. Here is more on that story, from MLB.com.

Matt played at UC Riverside and was the WCL Pitcher of the Year, and our Top Pitcher, in 2009. His younger brother David also played for us in 2010 and 2011 and then played two seasons in Pittsburgh's minor-league organization.

Speaking of Duffy, the former Long Beach State star should be with the Rays shortly. He has been on the DL with an Achilles tendon injury and will report to Tampa Bay after a short rehab stint. Here is more on that story, also from MLB.com.

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Tickets for our Wednesday, August 10, playoff game are now on sale. We will host Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) of the South Division playoff series on Aug. 10-11. We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible third game on August 11th. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

We also have a special offer on our 2016 limited-edition alternate "Family" jerseys, for $125 each. Jerseys not sold through this special email offer will be auctioned off during tonight's game.

To reserve your jersey, email tickets@corvallisknights.com. Jersey numbers will be sold in the order of email receipt. There are no duplicate jersey numbers and less than 40 jerseys are available.

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Lake County (A Midwest, Indians) outfielder David Armendariz (2011) was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI in an 8-2 win over Great Lakes on Wednesday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Toledo (AAA International, Tigers) DH Dean Green (2008) was 2-foir-3 with two walks and a double in a 9-5 win over Louisville.

* Reno (AAA Pacific Coast, Diamondbacks) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in a 6-3 loss to Salt Lake.

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Some news from the West Coast League:

* Victoria is about to set a WCL season attendance record. Please click here for that story, from Ballpark Digest.

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That is all for today. See you at Goss Stadium tonight for our final regular-season home game, against Gresham, and right back here on Friday.


Giants trade ex-Knights Duffy, Susac

August 1, 2016

Happy Tuesday, everyone.

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The Knights complete their 10th regular season at Goss Stadium this Tuesday-Thursday with their initial home series against the expansion GreyWolves. The GreyWolves took 2 of 3 against the Knight in Gresham on July 20-22 in the first-ever games between the teams.

Corvallis enters the series fresh off a weekend sweep at Kitsap that stretched its winning streak to five games in a row. The Knights, who clinched a playoff berth by winning the first-half South Division title, are third place in the South in the second half, behind Yakima Valley and Gresham.

The Knights have set their projected starting rotation for the Gresham series. UC Irvine lefty Cameron Bishop (1-3, 1.33) will start on Tuesday night; Grand Canyon righty Jacob Wong (3-2, 2.70) goes on Wednesday night and San Francisco righty Grant Goodman (1-0, 2.01) starts Thursday night's Fireworks Night contest.

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The San Francisco Giants traded alums Matt Duffy (2010) and Andrew Susac (2009) on Monday.

A third baseman from Long Beach State who took second in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting last season, Duffy was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays. Now at triple-A Sacramento on a rehab assignment, he hitting .253 (65-257) in 70 games, with four homers and 21 RBIs.

A catcher from Oregon State who was also at triple-A Sacramento, Susac was sent to Milwaukee. He was hitting .273 (57-209) in 58 games, with eight homers and 36 RBIs.

For complete details on both trades, click here for a story from MLB.com.

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Tickets for our August 10th playoff game are now on sale. We will be hosting Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) on Aug. 10-11. We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible third game on August 11th. Season ticket-holders have until today to claim their seats. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

We also have a special offer on our 2016 limited-edition alternate "Family" jerseys, for $125 each. Jerseys not sold through this special email offer will be auctioned during our final regular season game on Thursday.

To reserve your jersey, email tickets@corvallisknights.com. Jersey numbers will be sold in the order of email receipt. There are no duplicate jersey numbers and less than 40 jerseys are available.

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We start the final homestand of the regular season at 6:40 p.m. tonight, against the expansion Gresham GreyWolves. We have our usual collection of great promotions planned.

* Tonight is a Bi-Mart $2 Tuesday and a Jamba Juice Reading Club game; show your Bi-Mart card to get $2 peanuts, $2 Cracker Jack and $2 Pepsi products.

* Wednesday is 106.3 KLOO-FM Austin Powers Night, presented by Pepsi, and a Spindrift Wine Wednesday. Enjoy a specially-priced pour of Spindrift Cellars wine. General admission tickets for fans 60 years of age or older are only $2.

* Thursday is a Block 15 Thursday, and Pioneer & PEAK Internet Fireworks & Fan Appreciation Night. Adult beverages and hot dogs are only $2 apiece, and another spectacular fireworks show is planned for after the game. Please note the special 7:05 p.m. starting time.

See you there! If you cannot make it, please catch all the games on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

We have will have at least one home playoff game on Aug. 10, against a to-be-determined opponent. We will also be home on Aug. 11, if a Game 3 is necessary.

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San Antonio (AA Texas, Padres) catcher Rocky Gale (2007, 2009) was 3-for-4 with a homer in a 7-4 loss to Corpus Christi on Monday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Lynchburg (A Carolina, Indians) pitcher Trevor Frank (2012) struck out two in 1.1 innings and got his 10th save in a 5-4 win over Potomac.

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Some news from the West Coast League:

* The Player and Pitcher of the Week are announced. Please click here for that story.

* The second-half pennant races have heated up. Please click here for that story.

* The Kitsap BlueJackets are toast as a WCL franchise after this season, as they are moving to Port Angeles, Wash. Please click here for more on that story, from the Kitsap Sun newspaper.

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That is all for today. See you at Goss Stadium tonight through Thursday for our final home series, against Gresham, and right back here on Thursday.


Knights head home after sweep of Kitsap.

July 31, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone.

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We won again at Kitsap on Sunday, 1-0, for a series sweep that extended our winning streak to five games in a row, matching our season high. Catcher Zak Taylor (Oregon State) drove home the winning run with a two-out double in the top of the ninth.

We are idle on Monday. We open their final home series of the regular season on Tuesday when the expansion Gresham GreyWolves make their initial appearance at Goss Stadium.

The Knights have set their projected starting rotation for the Gresham series. UC Irvine lefty Cameron Bishop (1-3, 1.33) will start on Tuesday night; Grand Canyon righty Jacob Wong (3-2, 2.70) goes on Wednesday night and San Francisco righty Grant Goodman (1-0, 2.01) starts Thursday night's Fireworks Night contest, which starts at 7:05 p.m.

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The San Francisco Giants have sent alum Matt Duffy (2010), a third baseman from Long Beach State, to Sacramento of the Pacific Coast League on a rehab assignment. He has been on the DL since June 20 with a strained left Achilles tendon.

A second-year player who took second in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting last season, Duffy is hitting .253 (65-257) in 70 games, with four homers and 21 RBIs.

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Tickets for our August 10th playoff game are now on sale. We will be hosting Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) on Aug. 10-11. We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible third game on August 11th. Season ticket-holders have until today to claim their seats. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

We also have a special offer on our 2016 limited-edition alternate "Family" jerseys, for $125 each. Jerseys not sold through this special email offer will be auctioned during our final regular season game on Thursday.

To reserve your jersey, email tickets@corvallisknights.com. Jersey numbers will be sold in the order of email receipt. There are no duplicate jersey numbers and less than 40 jerseys are available.

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We start the final homestand of the regular season at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, against the expansion Gresham GreyWolves. We have our usual collection of great promotions planned.

* Tuesday is a Bi-Mart $2 Tuesday and a Jamba Juice Reading Club game; show your Bi-Mart card to get $2 peanuts, $2 Cracker Jack and $2 Pepsi products.

* Wednesday is 106.3 KLOO-FM Austin Powers Night, presented by Pepsi, and a Spindrift Wine Wednesday. Enjoy a specially-priced pour of Spindrift Cellars wine. General admission tickets for fans 60 years of age or older are only $2.

* Thursday is a Block 15 Thursday, and Pioneer & PEAK Internet Fireworks & Fan Appreciation Night. Adult beverages and hot dogs are only $2 apiece, and another spectacular fireworks show is planned for after the game. Please note the special 7:05 p.m. starting time.

See you there! If you cannot make it, please catch all the games on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

We have will have at least one home playoff game on Aug. 10, against a to-be-determined opponent. We will also be home on Aug. 11, if a Game 3 is necessary.

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Reno (AAA Pacific Coast, Diamondbacks) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) concluded a spectacular July by going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBIs in a 12-7 win over Fresno on Sunday to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. He raised his average to .385.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Montgomery (AA Southern, Rays) outfielder Cade Gotta (2011) was 4-for-5 with two homers, two runs and three RBIs in a 17-10 loss to Jackson.

* Jupiter (A Florida State, Marlins) pitcher Ben Wetzler (2011) pitched three scoreless innings and had two strikeouts in a 6-5 loss to Dunedin. He lowered his ERA to 0.31.

* Richmond (AA Eastern, Giants) pitcher Chase Johnson (2011) pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save in a 4-1 win over New Hampshire.

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That is all for today. See you at Goss Stadium this Tuesday through Thursday for our final home series, against Gresham, and right back here on Tuesday.


Knights head to Kitsap after series win vs. Bend.

July 29, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone.

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Big win against the Bend Elks last night, as we took the series with a 3-1 victory. Righties Grant Goodman (0-0, 2.48) and Branden Cutsforth combined to shut the Elks down, and Michael Farris continued his emergence from a lengthy slump with a homer and a single.

We now head to Silverdale, Wash., this morning for a three-game series with the BlueJackets. Games are set for 6:35 tonight and Saturday night and at 5 p.m. on Sunday, all at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

Corvallis will throw a trio of lefties at the BlueJackets. UC Riverside's Hazahel Quijada (2-0, 0.71) is tonight's projected starter; Western Oregon's Jacob Fricke (3-0, 2.72) goes on Saturday and Central Arizona's Ryley Widell (3-1, 2.62) goes on Sunday.

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The San Francisco Giants have placed alum Josh Osich (2008), a left-handed reliever from Oregon State, on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 24. He has a strained left forearm. He is 1-2, 4.25 in 48 games, with 21 strikeouts in 29.2 innings.

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Here is an update of our alums in the Frontier League, with stats through Wednesday's games:

* Infielder Carter Bell (2009) of the Joliet (Ill.) Slammers is batting .351 (78-222) in 59 games. He has eight homers and 52 RBIs. Carter played at Oregon State.

* Pitcher Scott Schultz (2011) of the Schaumburg (Ill.) Boomers is 4-3, 4.99 in 13 games, with 51 strikeouts in 75.2 innings. He also played at OSU.

* Infielder Seth Heck (2013) of the Gateway (Ill.) Grizzlies is hitting .264 (52-197) in 54 games, with a homer and 19 RBIs. He played at Tacoma CC and at Mississippi State.

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Tickets for our August 10th playoff game are now on sale. We will be hosting Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) on Aug. 10-11. We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible 3rd game on August 11th. Season ticket-holders have until August 1 to claim their seats. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

We also have a special offer on our 2016 limited-edition alternate "Family" jerseys, for $125 each. Jerseys not sold through this special email offer will be auctioned during our final regular season game on Thursday, Aug. 4.

To reserve your jersey, email tickets@corvallisknights.com. Jersey numbers will be sold in the order of email receipt. There are no duplicate jersey numbers and less than 40 jerseys are available.

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We start the final homestand of the regular season at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, against the expansion Gresham GreyWolves. We have our usual collection of great promotions planned.

* Tuesday is a Bi-Mart $2 Tuesday and a Jamba Juice Reading Club game; show your Bi-Mart card to get $2 peanuts, $2 Cracker Jack and $2 Pepsi products.

* Wednesday is 106.3 KLOO-FM Austin Powers Night, presented by Pepsi, and a Spindrift Wine Wednesday. Enjoy a specially-priced pour of Spindrift Cellars wine. General admission tickets for fans 60 years of age or older are only $2.

* Thursday is a Block 15 Thursday, and Pioneer & PEAK Internet Fireworks & Fan Appreciation Night. Adult beverages and hot dogs are only $2 apiece, and another spectacular fireworks show is planned for after the game. Please note the special 7:15 p.m. starting time.

See you there! If you cannot make it, please catch all the games on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

We have will have at least one home playoff game on Aug. 10, against a to-be-determined opponent. We will also be home on Aug. 11, if a Game 3 is necessary.

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Reno (AAA Pacific Coast, Diamondbacks) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) continued his torrid July by going 2-for-2 with a double, a run and two RBIs in a 5-1 win over Sacramento to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. Teammate Jimmie Sherfy (2011) pitched a scoreless two-third of an inning for his fifth save, lowering his ERA to 0.84.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Arkansas (AA Texas, Angels) pitcher DJ Johnson (2008, 2009) got the win and gave up one run in 2.1 innings in a 10-6 victory over Tulsa. He had two strikeouts.

* Boise (A Northwest, Cubs) pitcher Justin Calomeni (2014) got his third hold with three scoreless innings in a 9-3 win over Hillsboro. He had three strikeouts.

* Springfield (AA Texas, Cardinals) outfielder Blake Drake (2013) was 2-for-2 with a run and two RBIs in a 10-2 win over Northwest Arkansas.

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That is all for today. See you at Goss Stadium next Tuesday through Thursday for our final home series, against Gresham, and right back here on Monday. Have a great weekend!


Knights rally, even series with Bend 1-1.

July 28, 2016

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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Big win against the Bend Elks last night, as we rallied late from a 4-2 deficit to force extra innings, and then won 5-4 in the 11th on a walk-off single by third baseman Michael Farris of UC Riverside. The series is now even at 1-1.

We can split the season series by winning tonight, when we host the Elks at 6:40 p.m. in Game 3. Righty Grant Goodman (0-0, 2.48) of San Francisco gets the start, against Chemeketa righty Kris Jackson (4-2, 2.22).

We then head to Silverdale, Wash., on Friday morning for a three-game series with the BlueJackets. Games are set for 6:35 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday, all at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

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Tickets for our August 10th playoff game are now on sale. We will be hosting Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) on Aug. 10-11. We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible 3rd game on August 11th. Season ticket-holders have until August 1 to claim their seats. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

We also have a special offer on our 2016 limited-edition alternate "Family" jerseys, for $125 each. Jerseys not sold through this special email offer will be auctioned during our final regular season game on Aug. 4.

To reserve your jersey, email tickets@corvallisknights.com. Jersey numbers will be sold in the order of email receipt. There are no duplicate jersey numbers and less than 40 jerseys are available.

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We have several good promotions scheduled for our final game with Bend.

* It is a Block 15 Thursday, and is also Reusable Grocery Bag Tote Bag Night, presented by Barker Uerlings Insurance. The first 250 fans receive a free tote bag, and adult beverages and hot dogs are priced at $2.

See you there! If you cannot make it, please catch all the games on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

Our final home series of the 2016 regular season is Aug. 2-4, against Gresham.

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Richmond (AA Eastern, Giants) pitcher Chase Johnson (2011) struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning and earned his second save in a 6-5 win over Akron on Wednesday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Reno (AAA Pacific Coast, Diamondbacks) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) was 1-for-3 with two runs and a double in a 7-3 win over Sacramento. Sacramento catcher Andrew Susac (2009) was 1-for-4 in the loss.

* Lynchburg (A Carolina, Indians) pitcher Trevor Frank (2012) had two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth in a 6-5 loss to Wilmington.

* Clinton (A Midwest, Mariners) first baseman Dalton Kelly (2014) was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in an 8-3 win over Wisconsin.

* Helena (R Pioneer, Brewers) second baseman Caleb Whalen (2012) was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs in a doubleheader split with Ogden.

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Some news from elsewhere in the WCL:

* Former Wenatchee pitcher Derek Callahan has signed with the Texas Airhogs, an Amarillo-based franchise in the independent American Association. The former Gonzaga lefty started against us in the 2012 WCL Championship Series.

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That is all for today. Now that the season has started, we are blogging four days a week. See you at Goss Stadium tonight for the series finale against Bend; next Tuesday through Thursday for our final home series, against Gresham, and right back here tomorrow for our final blog of the week.


Knights open series with Bend tonight.

July 26, 2016

Happy Tuesday, everyone.

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We start our penultimate home series, against the Bend Elks, tonight. Righty Jacob Wong (3-2, 3.03) of Grand Canyon is our projected starter. Lefty Aaron Pope (4-2, 2.27) of Dixie State goes on Wednesday and righty Grant Goodman (0-0, 2.48) of San Francisco starts on Thursday.

We then head to Silverdale, Wash., on Friday morning for a three-game series with the BlueJackets. Games are set for 6:35 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 5 p.m. on Sunday, all at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

There are just 12 games remaining in the regular season. The summer has flown by so far!

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First baseman/DH Roman Garcia was named the WCL Player of the Week for July 18-24 on Monday. The senior-to-be at the University of San Diego extended his hit streak to eight games with hits in all five of the Knights' games after the All-Star Game.

He was 10-for-22 (.456) with six runs scored, three doubles and five RBIs for the week. Here is more on that story, from the WCL website.

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As we reported on Monday, outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) of the Reno Aces was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for July 18-24. Mitch played at Cal Poly and was the 2012 Big West Conference Player of the Year.

Look for Mitch in the major leagues shortly. Here is more on his honor, from the PCL website.

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Tickets for our August 10th playoff game are now on sale. We will be hosting Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) on Aug. 10-11. We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible 3rd game on August 11th. Season ticket-holders have until August 1 to claim their seats. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

We also have a special offer on our 2016 limited-edition alternate "Family" jerseys, for $125 each. Jerseys not sold through this special email offer will be auctioned during our final regular season game on Aug. 4.

To reserve your jersey, email tickets@corvallisknights.com. Jersey numbers will be sold in the order of email receipt. There are no duplicate jersey numbers and less than 40 jerseys are available.

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We have promotions scheduled for each game of our series with Bend.

* Tonight is a Bi-Mart $2 Tuesday, with $2 prices on Pepsi products, $2 peanuts, and $2 Cracker Jack.

* Wednesday is the Andrea Beem Team Key Chain Giveaway Night. The first 250 fans get a free key chain. You can also enjoy a specially-priced pour of Spindrift Cellars wine. GA tickets for seniors (60+) are just $2.

* Thursday is a Block 15 Thursday/Reusable Grocery Bag Tote Bag Night, presented by Barker Uerlings Insurance. The first 250 fans receive a free tote bag, and adult beverages and hot dogs are priced at $2.

See you there! If you cannot make it, please catch all the games on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

Our final home series of the 2016 regular season is Aug. 2-4, against Gresham.

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San Antonio (AA Texas, Padres) outfielder Nick Torres (2012) was 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs and two RBIs in a 10-4 win over Corpus Christi on Monday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Arkansas (AA Texas, Angels) pitcher DJ Johnson (2008, 2009) finished a 6-0 win over Northwest Arkansas with two scoreless innings.

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That is all for today. Now that the season has started, we are blogging four days a week. See you at Goss Stadium this week, and right back here, on Thursday.


Haniger named PCL Player of the Week

July 25, 2016

Happy Monday, everyone.

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The Knights bounced back from a tough, extra-inning loss on Saturday night to rout Victoria 9-2 on Sunday in Game 2 of the series matching the two first-half division champions. Game 3 is at 6:40 tonight; left-hander Cameron Bishop (1-2, 0.40) of UC Irvine is our projected starter.

The homestand then concludes with our penultimate home series, against the Bend Elks this Tuesday through Thursday.

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Outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) of the Reno Aces was named the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for July 18-24. He was 15-for-31 (.484), with six homers, 12 RBIs and 12 runs. He was hitting .390 in 42 games through Sunday, with 18 homers and 45 RBIs. Mitch played at Cal Poly and was the 2012 Big West Conference Player of the Year. Look for him in the major leagues shortly.

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Last night's Wilson Motors Night crowd of 1,933 moved us into second place in the West Coast League in attendance, at 1,357 per league home game. That average does not include nonleague games, which were some of our better draws this summer. For complete WCL attendance numbers, please click here.

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Tickets for our August 10th playoff game are now on sale. We will be hosting Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) on Aug. 10-11. We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible 3rd game on August 11th. Season ticket-holders have until August 1 to claim their seats. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

We also have a special offer on our 2016 limited-edition alternate "Family" jerseys, for $125 each. Jerseys not sold through this special email offer will be auctioned during our final regular season game on Aug. 4.

To reserve your jersey, email tickets@corvallisknights.com. Jersey numbers will be sold in the order of email receipt. There are no duplicate jersey numbers and less than 40 jerseys are available.

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We have lots of promotions scheduled for our final game with Victoria, and for our series with Bend.

* Tonight is Holiday Express Baseball Giveaway Night, presented by the Holiday Inn Express. The first 500 fans get a free baseball.

* Tuesday is a Bi-Mart $2 Tuesday, with $2 prices on Pepsi products, $2 peanuts, and $2 Cracker Jack.

* Wednesday is the Andrea Beem Team Key Chain Giveaway Night. The first 250 fans get a free key chain. You can also enjoy a specially-priced pour of Spindrift Cellars wine. GA tickets for seniors (60+) are just $2.

* Thursday is a Block 15 Thursday/Reusable Grocery Bag Tote Bag Night, presented by Barker Uerlings Insurance. The first 250 fans receive a free tote bag, and there are $2 pricing on adult beverages and on hot dogs.

See you there! If you cannot make it, please catch all the games on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

Our final home series of the 2016 regular season is Aug. 2-4, against Gresham.

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Reno (AAA Diamondbacks, Pacific Coast) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) was 3-for-4, with two homers and two RBIs, in a 7-4 win at Las Vegas on Sunday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. Alum Jimmie Sherfy (2011) pitched a scoreless ninth for his third save.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Sacramento (AAA Pacific Coast) catcher Andrew Susac (2009) was 3-for-3 with a triple in a 5-1 win over El Paso in Game 1 of a doubleheader. He did not play in the nightcap. He has raised his average to .268 as he continues to round into shape after being handcuffed by a wrist injury.

* San Antonio (AA Texas, Padres) outfielder Nick Torres (2012) was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run in a 5-0 win over Midland.

* Lake County (A Midwest, Indians) outfielder David Armendariz 92011) was 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, two runs and three RBIs in a 6-2 win over Wisconsin.

* Jupiter (A Florida State, Marlins) pitcher Ben Wetzler (2011) had a two-inning hold in a 5-0 win over Dunedin. He did not allow a run or a hit, struck out one, and lowered his ERA to 0.36.

* Burlington (R Appalachian, Royals) catcher Nate Esposito (2012) hit a 3-run homer in a 6-5 loss to Bluefield.

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That is all for today. Now that the season has started, we are blogging four days a week. See you at Goss Stadium this week, and right back here, on Tuesday.


Hawkins hired at San Jose State

July 22, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone.

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The Knights bounced back from a bad loss on Wednesday with a big win at Gresham on Thursday, evening the series at a game each. Game 3 is tonight; left-hander Jacob Fricke (3-0, 2.14) of Western Oregon is our projected starter.

We are then home for three games against Victoria (Saturday-Monday) and three against Bend (Tuesday-Thursday).

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Former Knights' pitching coach Jason Hawkins (2008) is the new head coach at San Jose State. Please click here for more on that story, from the Corvallis Gazette-Times.

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An update of our alums in the Frontier League, with stats through Wednesday's games:

* Infielder Carter Bell (2009) of the Joliet (Ill.) Slammers is batting .343 (70-204) in 55 games. He has seven homers and 49 RBIs. Carter played at Oregon State.

* Pitcher Scott Schultz (2011) of the Schaumburg (Ill.) Boomers is 4-3, 5.16 in 12 games, with 45 strikeouts in 69.2 innings. He also played at OSU.

* Infielder Seth Heck (2013) of the Gateway (Ill.) Grizzlies is hitting .256 (46-180) in 50 games, with a homer and 16 RBIs. He played at Tacoma CC and at Mississippi State.

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Tickets for our August 10th playoff game are now on sale. We will be hosting Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) on Aug. 10-11. We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible Game 3 on August 11th. Season ticket-holders have until August 1 to claim their seats. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

Punch cards are not eligible to be used for playoff games. So make sure to redeem all your punches for these final six regular-season games.

We also have a special offer on our 2016 limited-edition alternate "Family" jerseys, for $125 each. Jerseys not sold through this special email offer will be auctioned during our final regular season game on Aug. 4.

To reserve your jersey, email tickets@corvallisknights.com. Jersey numbers will be sold in the order of email receipt. There are no duplicate jersey numbers and less than 40 jerseys are available.

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We have lots of promotions scheduled for our upcoming series with the Victoria HarbourCats, set for Saturday through Monday, and with the Bend Elks, set for July 26-28.

* Saturday is Cap Night, presented by the Mario Pastega House. The first 750 fans receive an adjustable-fit Knights' cap.

* Sunday is Wilson Motors Night/Lil' Knights Club Game. Get your free tickets at Wilson Motors, corner of 5th Street and Buchanan Avenue in Corvallis.

* Monday is Holiday Express Baseball Giveaway Night, presented by the Holiday Inn Express. The first 500 fans get a free baseball.

* Tuesday is a Bi-Mart $2 Tuesday, with $2 prices on Pepsi products, $2 peanuts, and $2 Cracker Jack.

* Wednesday is the Andrea Beem Team Key Chain Giveaway Night. The first 250 fans get a free key chain. You can also enjoy a specially-priced pour of Spindrift Cellars wine. GA tickets for seniors (60+) are just $2.

* Thursday is a Block 15 Thursday/Reusable Grocery Bag Tote Bag Night, presented by Barker Uerlings Insurance. The first 250 fans receive a free tote bag, and there are $2 pricing on adult beverages and on hot dogs.

See you there! If you cannot make it, please catch all the games on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

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Toledo (AAA International. Tigers) DH Dean Green (2008) was 4-for-4 with a run, a homer and four RBIs in a 6-5 win over Norfolk on Thursday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Reno (AAA Diamondbacks, Pacific Coast) outfielder Mitch Haniger (2010) was 4-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs in a 7-2 win over Colorado Springs.

* Sacramento (AAA Pacific Coast) catcher Andrew Susac (2009) was 2-for-5 with two runs, two RBIs and a homer in a 5-4 win over New Orleans.

* Clinton (A Midwest, Mariners) first baseman Dalton Kelly (2014) was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI in a 7-5 loss to Lansing.

* Fort Wayne (A Midwest, Padres) second baseman Peter Van Gansen (2013) was 2-for-3 with two walks in a 12-3 loss to Wisconsin.

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Some news from elsewhere in the WCL:

* For a story in the Daily News of Kelso-Longview on new WCL president Donnie Marbut, please click here.

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That is all for today. Now that the season has started, we are blogging four days a week. See you at Goss Stadium this weekend and right back here, on Monday.


Bad night for Knights in Gresham

July 21, 2016

Happy Thursday, everyone.

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It was a miserable night for the Knights in Gresham on Wednesday, as we essentially gave away Game 1 of our series with the GreyWolves. We walked in four runs, issued 14 walks overall, hit a batter, gave up an unearned run on a two-out error and stranded four runners in the last two innings in a 6-4 loss.

That comes on the heels of a five-error performance in a 9-8 win over Cowlitz on Sunday in our last game before the All-Star break. Hopefully we will play better tonight, when lefty Hazahel Quijada (1-0, 0.88) of UC Riverside starts Game 2 of the series. Left-hander Jacob Fricke (3-0, 2.14) of Western Oregon starts Game 3 on Friday. Both games start at 7:05 p.m.

We are then home for three games against Victoria (Saturday-Monday) and three against Bend (July 26-28).

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The Toronto Blue Jays have released former Oregon State player Gabe Clark (2013) after two years in their organization at Bluefield (R Appalachian) and Vancouver (A Northwest). He hit .199 in 47 total games, with seven homers and 26 RBIs. He was a 26th-round draft choice in 2015.

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Tickets for our August 10th playoff game are now on sale. We will be hosting Game 2 and Game 3 (if necessary) on Aug. 10-11. We are now offering the opportunity in advance to "opt-in" for tickets to a possible 3rd game on August 11th. Season ticket-holders have until August 1 to claim their seats. Purchase your tickets online, at our office or by giving us a call at 541-752-5656.

We also have a special offer on our 2016 limited-edition alternate "Family" jerseys, for $125 each. Jerseys not sold through this special email offer will be auctioned during our final regular season game on Aug. 4.

To reserve your jersey, email tickets@corvallisknights.com. Jersey numbers will be sold in the order of email receipt. There are no duplicate jersey numbers and less than 40 jerseys are available.

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We have lots of promotions scheduled for our upcoming series with the Victoria HarbourCats, set for Saturday through Monday, and with the Bend Elks, set for July 26-28.

* Saturday is Cap Night, presented by the Mario Pastega House. The first 750 fans receive an adjustable-fit Knights' cap.

* Sunday is Wilson Motors Night/Lil' Knights Club Game. Get your free tickets at Wilson Motors, corner of 5th Street and Buchanan Avenue in Corvallis.

* Monday is Holiday Express Baseball Giveaway Night, presented by the Holiday Inn Express. The first 500 fans get a free baseball.

* Tuesday (July 26) is a Bi-Mart $2 Tuesday, with $2 prices on Pepsi products, $2 peanuts, and $2 Cracker Jack.

* Wednesday (July 27) is the Andrea Beem Team Key Chain Giveaway Night. The first 250 fans get a free key chain. You can also enjoy a specially-priced pour of Spindrift Cellars wine. GA tickets for seniors (60+) are just $2.

* Thursday (July 28) is a Block 15 Thursday/Reusable Grocery Bag Tote Bag Night, presented by Barker Uerlings Insurance. The first 250 fans receive a free tote bag, and there are $2 pricing on adult beverages and on hot dogs.

See you there! If you cannot make it, please catch all the games on KEJO-AM 1240, with Mike Parker calling the action.

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Montgomery (AA Southern, Rays) outfielder Cade Gotta (2011) was 3-for-4 with a homer, two doubles, two RBIs and four runs in a 13=2 win over Birmingham on Wednesday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors.

Honorable mention goes to:

* Jupiter (A Florida State, Marlins) DH Taylor Ard (2009) was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI in a 5-1 win over Daytona.

* Springfield (AA Texas, Cardinals) outfielder Blake Drake (2013) was 2-for-3 in a 4-1 loss to Arkansas.

* Sacramento (AAA Pacific Coast) catcher Andrew Susac (2009) was 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and a homer in a 10-4 win over New Orleans.

* El Paso (AA Texas, Padres) catcher Rocky Gale (2007, 2009) was 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs and an RBI in a 6-2 win over Frisco.

* Burlington (R Appalachian, Royals) catcher Nate Esposito (2012) was 3-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI in a 7-5 loss to Princeton.

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That is all for today. Now that the season has started, we are blogging four days a week. See you at Goss Stadium this weekend and right back here, on Friday.