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Brooks Hatch Blog: Knights Sign Dashwood, Anderson, Gerding

Happy Tuesday, everyone, from the world-wide headquarters (WWHQ) of the Corvallis Knights, your 2016-2017 West Coast League champions! Wednesday’s Science, Engineering & Art Day opener with the Portland Sea Dogs is just one day 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!


We have signed UC Santa Barbara redshirt freshman pitcher Jack Dashwood (pictured, above) and Utah junior outfielder Chandler Anderson for the 2018 season, coach Brooke Knight announced.

Dashwood is a 6-foot-6 left-hander from St. Augustine High School in San Diego. He was 2-6, 5.27 in 11 starts and 12 appearances for the Gauchos in 2018, with 34 strikeouts in 54.2 innings.

He was 6-2 with a 1.03 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 61 innings as a high school senior in 2016 and earned first-team all-league, first-team all-CIF and second-team all-state honors in 2015 and 2016. He used a medical redshirt at UCSB in 2017.

Anderson is a 6-3, 205-pounder from Park City HS in Park City, Utah. He hit .243 in 44 42 games, with a homer and 21 RBIs.

He played in 76 games as a freshman and sophomore, with a .308 career batting average and one Pac-12 Player of the Week award. He was also a second-team all-academic pick in 2017. He was a three-time 3A all-state player and a two-time USA Today all-Utah selection at Park City.


The Knights have also signed Chemeketa CC infielder Austin Gerding to a 10-day contract. He is a Philomath High School graduate.

Gerding hit .298 (50-168) in 2018 as a Chemeketa freshman, with no homers, 21 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. He was the Oregon 4A co-player of the year in 2017.


Hartford (AA Eastern Rockies) catcher Chris Rabago (2012-13) was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 5-2 loss to New Hampshire on Monday night to earn Corvallis Knights Minor League Player of the Day honors. He played at UC Santa Barbara.

Rain forced the postponement of many games on Monday so there are no honorable mentions.


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 Yakima Valley Pippins have added several players to their 2018 roster. Please click here and click here for more on that story, from Our Sports Central.


That’s all for today. Have a great week, see you at Goss on Wednesday, go Beavers, and we will see you on Friday.


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