Happy Friday, everyone, from the world-wide headquarters (WWHQ) of the Corvallis Knights, your 2016-2017 West Coast League champions! Our May 30 Science, Engineering & Art Day opener with the Portland Sea Dogs is just 19 days away, so get ready for another great summer of Knights’ baseball!
Incidentally, SEA Day is sold out! Should be a great day at Goss Stadium!
The Knights will host the popular Joe Beaver Show at our downtown office on Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m. Knights broadcaster Mike Parker and co-host Jon Warren will be on hand for the festivities, as will several special guests.
Make sure and stop by our office on Jefferson Avenue, across the alley from Block 15 between Third and Fourth streets.
St. Martin’s University outfielder Austin Feist (2018) was named a first-team Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star earlier this month. Western Oregon junior lefty Jacob Fricke (2016-18) earned second-team honors.
Feist had earned honorable-mention honors in 2016 and 2017. This year, the Burns, Ore., native hit .320 with a team leading six home runs and 30 RBIs while starting in all 48 games. He had 57 hits, 12 doubles, a .511 slugging percentage and a .991 fielding percentage.
He also earned first-team GNAC all-academic honors for the second year in a row. A business administration major, he has a cumulative 3.62 GPA.
A native of Glide, Ore., Fricke was 2-2, 4.01 in 13 games, with a save and 31 strikeouts in 42.2 innings.
Congrats to both players, who are expected to be in the lineup when we open the season on May 30 against the Portland Sea Dogs, and for our June 1-3 series at the Humboldt Crabs.
Time to update the college stats of our 2018 pitching staff. We’ll do the position players next Friday.
BRENDAN BECK: The Stanford righty is 6-0, 1.42 in 12 games, with a save and 32 strikeouts in 50.2 innings.
LANDEN BOURASSA: The righty from San Francisco is 6-4, 3.39 in 12 games, with 48 strikeouts in 69 innings.
COOPER CHANDLER: The righty from Pepperdine is 4-2, 4.18 in 13 games, with 33 strikeouts in 51.2 innings.
CASON CUNNINGHAM: The lefty from Linfield was 6-4, 4.27 in 12 games, with 82 strikeouts in 59 innings. His season is over.
GRANT FISHER: The righty from Western Oregon, a 10-day signee, is 0-1, 5.95 in nine games, with 19 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.
JACOB FRICKE: The lefty from Western Oregon is 2-2, 4.01 in 13 games, with a save and 31 strikeouts in 42.2 innings.
MILES GLAZIER: The lefty from UC Irvine is redshirting this spring.
ABBOTT HAFFAR: The righty from UC Riverside is 0-1, 14.54 in 12 games, with eight strikeouts in 13 innings.
CONNOR KNUTSON: The righty from Portland is 3-2, 3.30 in 19 games, with six saves and 38 strikeouts in 30 innings.
IAN MACIVER: The righty from Utah 0-1, 8.10 in two games, with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings.
JORDAN McDANIEL: The LBCC sophomore righty, a 10-day signee, is 4-0, 1.90 in 12 games, with a save and 21 strikeouts in 28.1 innings.
ELI MORSE: The righty from Portland 3-6, 3.17 in 11 games, with 64 strikeouts in 71 innings.
DARREN NELSON: The righty from Cal Poly is 4-4, 5.34 in 13 games, with 39 strikeouts in 59 innings.
LOGAN NOUSEN: The righty from Oregon Tech, a 10-day signee, was 2-6, 5.49 in 19 games, with 14 strikeouts in 32.2 innings. His season is over.
JACOB PALISCH: The lefty from Stanford is 3-1, 2.08 in 20 games, with three saves and 27 strikeouts in 34.2 innings.
AARON POPE: The lefty from Dixie State is 0-3, 6.26 in 10 games, with 18 strikeouts in 27.1 innings.
CONNOR REDMOND: The righty from Cal Poly is 0-2, 8.10 in 11 games, with eight strikeouts in 10 innings.
AARON SHOUP: The lefty from St. Martin’s was 2-6, 10.22 in 11 games, with 19 strikeouts in 39 innings. His season is over.
DANIEL SLOMINSKI: The righty from San Francisco is 2-2, 4.45 in 16 games, with 25 strikeouts in 28.1 innings.
KOLBY SOMERS: The lefty from Oregon 2-6, 4.20 in 13 games, with 40 strikeouts in 49.1 innings.
COLE SPEAR: The righty from UC Irvine is 2-1, 5.95 in 11 games, with 17 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.
TREVOR WELLS: The righty from Linn-Benton is 0-0, 2.20 in 12 games, with nine saves and 13 strikeouts in 16.1 innings.
The Miami Marlins have promoted outfielder Cade Gotta (2011) to Jacksonville of the double-A Southern League. Signed as a free agent in April following his release by Tampa Bay, the San Diego Christian product earned a promotion from Jupiter of the advanced-A Florida State League by hitting .455 (5-11) in three games, with a homer and two RBIs.
Lynchburg (A Carolina, Indians) catcher Logan Ice (2014) was 1-for-4 with a homer, a run, two RBIs and two walks in an 11-5 win over Salem on Thursday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. He played at Oregon State.
Honorable-mention went to:
*Oklahoma City (AAA Pacific Coast, Dodgers) catcher Rocky Gale (2007, 2009) was 2-for-4 and raised his average to .333 in an 8-4 win over Memphis. He played at Portland.
*Myrtle Beach (A Carolina, Cubs) pitcher Casey Bloomquist (2013) pitched two scoreless innings, struck out one and lowered his ERA to 2.70 in an 8-5 loss to Buies Creek. He played at Cal Poly.
* San Antonio (AA Texas, Padres) second baseman Peter Van Gansen (2013) was 1-for-3 with a double in a 3-1 win over Frisco. He played at Cal Poly.
Our 2018 season and single-game tickets are now on sale! For more details or to order your tickets online, please click here. Tickets may also be purchased by calling us at 541-752-5656 or by visiting our office at 4th Street and Jefferson Avenue in downtown Corvallis. See you at the ballpark in 2018!
We also have three fireworks nights and tons of other promotions planned for this summer. Our entire promotional schedule is also available, by clicking here.
The Walla Walla Sweets have added right-handed pitcher Samuel Reed of Concordia University Irvine to their roster for the upcoming season. For more on that story, please click here for details from Our Sports Central.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend, go Beavers, and we will see you on Tuesday.