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Brooks Hatch blog: More Honors for Linfield’s Cunningham

Happy Tuesday everyone, from the world-wide headquarters (WWHQ) of your Corvallis Knights, the 2016 West Coast League champions!


Linfield sophomore left-handed pitcher Cason Cunningham, a 2017 Knight, was named to’s All-West Region team as a first-team selection. He was 5-1, 2.13 in 15 games, with 104 strikeouts in 84.1 innings and helped lead the Wildcats to the NCAA regionals.

Congrats to Cason, who was also a Northwest Conference first-team al-star. Please click here for full details.


Infielder Matt Kelly (2016-17) and outfielder Cody Hawken (2016) of the University of Portland each earned honorable-mention on the West Coast Conference’s baseball All-Academic team. To be considered, a student/athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA while also being a significant contributor to his team. Congrats to both players; click here for more details.


Time to update the stats of our position players, through Monday’s games. We will do the pitchers on Friday.

EMILIO ALCANTAR: The outfielder from Lewis-Clark State is hitting .299 (20-67) in 34 games, with no homers and eight RBIs. He is a returnee from 2015 and 2016.

ANDREW BARRERA: The infielder from Concordia, a 10-day signee, is hitting .234 (32-137) in 40 games, with two homers and nine RBIs. His season is over.

HENRY CHENEY: The Portland outfielder is hitting .091 (1-11) in six games, with no homers or RBIs.

JACE DUTY: The catcher from Chemeketa hit .306 (48-157) i9n 48 games, with three homers and 23 RBIs. His season is over.

COLE JOHNSON: The pitcher/infielder from Pacific Lutheran hit .333 (46-138) in 37 games, with two homers and 31 RBIs. His season is over.

MATT KELLY: The Portland infielder, a returnee from 2016, is hitting .292 (59-202) in 52 games, with a homer and 15 RBIs.

JACK KUZMA: The infielder from Cal Poly is hitting .156 (5-32) in 30 games, with no homers and 13 RBIs.

TYLER MALONE: The Oregon State infielder is hitting .229 (7-26) in 19 games, with no homers and five RBIs.

GABE MATTHEWS: The Oregon first baseman is hitting .285 (47-165) in 48 games, with three homers and 25 RBIs.

BRADY REDIGER: The Linfield second baseman hit .361 (69-191) in 43 games, with four homers and 22 RBIs. His season is over.

DILLAN SHRUM: The Nevada outfielder is hitting .300 (30-100) in 37 games, with two homers and 17 RBIs.

GAVIN SPEEGLE: A 10-day signee, the George Fox catcher hit .333 (8-24) in 12 games, with three RBIs. His season is over.

ZAK TAYLOR: The Oregon State infielder, a returnee from 2016, is hitting .226 (12-53) in 26 games, with six RBIs.

TAYLOR TRAVESS: A returnee from 2015 and 2016, the Oregon outfielder is hitting .275 (22-79) in 38 games, with a homer and eight RBIs.

TYLER VILLAROMAN: The San Francisco outfielder is hitting .194 (18-93) in 54 games, with no homers and 12 RBIs.

LUKE WILKINSON: The 10-day signee from Northwest Missouri State hit ,182 (4-22) in 14 games, with no homers and one RBI. His season is over.

ELLIOT WILLY: The outfielder from Oregon State is redshirting.


The Knights have announced our 2017 promotional schedule. It features three  fireworks nights; the Wilson Motors Buyout the Ballpark Night; Cowbell and Cap Nights, a $1,000 Kids Dash for Cash  and many other promotional highlights.

Please click here for complete details. Lots of good stuff.

And remember, 2017 season tickets are now on sale. To check out your many options and to purchase a season-ticket package, please click here.

Montgomery (AA Southern, Rays) outfielder Cade Gotta (2011) was 2-for-5 with a run scored, raising his average to .333, in a 4-3 win over Jackson on Monday to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. He played at San Diego Christian.

Honorable mention goes to:

  • Jacksonville (AA Southern, Marlins) DH Taylor Ard (2009) hit his fifth homer of the season, a two-run shot, in 5-2 win over Mississippi. He played at Mt. Hood CC and at Washington State.

That is all for today. Have a great week, try to make it to the ballpark this Thursday, as the Beavers host Abilene Christian, and we will see you again on Friday.


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