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Brooks Hatch Blog: Lefty Jacob Fricke to Return for Third Season

Happy Tuesday, everyone, from the world-wide headquarters (WWHQ) of the Corvallis Knights, your 2016-2017 West Coast League champions!


Western Oregon junior left-handed pitcher Jacob Fricke (pictured, above) will return for his third season with the Knights. He is a 6-foot-4, 240-pounder from Glide, Ore., where he earned 3A all-state honors as a senior, junior and sophomore. He lettered four times each in soccer, basketball and baseball.

He was 3-1, 4.58 in 17 games with the Knights in 2017, with 20 strikeouts in 39.1 innings. He went 5-0, 2.91 in 17 games in 2016, with 29 strikeouts in 58.2 innings. He was a West Coast League honorable-mention all-star both seasons.

The Knights have also signed Western Oregon freshmen first baseman James Anderson and junior pitcher Grant Fisher to 10-day contracts. Anderson played at Crescent Valley High School, Fisher at Grant High School.

Anderson is a 6-1, 200-pounder who was a three-year letterman at CV. He was a Mid-Willamette League all-star, and earned 5A all-state honors. He also played in the Class of 2017 All Star Game at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer.

A 6-5, 210-pounder, Fisher played at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., the past two seasons and was 5-5, 3.39 in 11 games in 2017, with 65 strikeouts in 53 innings. He was a second-team NWAC Southern Region all-star. He was 1-1, 3.92 in 18 games as a freshman, with two saves and 23 strikeouts in 18.1 innings.

Players are signed to 10-day contracts to add depth early in the season, before all the full-time signees report. They can be retained as full-time players.

Welcome back Jacob, and welcome aboard James and Grant.


Our 2018 season tickets are now on sale! You can save $10 when you renew or purchase new tickets by Dec. 31. 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 SW 4th Street and SW Jefferson Avenue in downtown Corvallis. See you at the ballpark in 2018!


We are celebrating our five WCL Championships with 50 percent off all merchandise, excluding the 2017 WCL championship shirts. The offer is valid at our office, located on Jefferson Avenue in downtown Corvallis, or via phone orders.

To check out our inventory, please click here. The sale ends today.


We are now hiring our 2018 interns. The positions will begin in January and run through August. Available positions include:

  • Community events and youth programs
  • Box office operations and ticket sales
  • Marketing strategy and advertising operations
  • Promotions, in-game entertainment and social media
  • Partnership marketing and account management
  • Digital content and video production
  • Stadium DJ, videoboard operator and digital content creation
  • Hospitality and concessions operations
  • Stadium operations and Kid Zone management
  • Merchandise operations and sales
  • Statistician and press box leader

The deadline to apply is Friday. For more information, please click here.


That’s all for today. Have a great weekend, and we will see you on Friday.


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