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Brooks Hatch Blog: Max Beatty Has Big Win for Adelaide

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


Alum Max Beatty (2010-12) pitched a complete game for the Adelaide Bite in its 4-2 win over Canberra on Saturday in Australia. He allowed two runs and five hits, and struck out eight while not issuing a walk.

The former Pacific Lutheran star, pictured above in his final season with the Knights, pitched in the Chicago White Sox organization last season. He originally signed with San Diego. Please click here for more on that story.

Max is one of two alums playing in the ABL this year. Former Oregon State infielder Carter Bell (2009) is with the Brisbane Bandits.


We are thrilled to introduce the perfect gift for the baseball fan in your family, the Knights Holiday Home Run Package. For more information, please click here or call (541) 752-5656.


We released our 2018 schedule on Nov. 13. It features 32 home dates at Goss Stadium.

We open the season with our seventh annual Science, Engineering & Art Day game against the Portland Sea Dogs at Goss Stadium at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 30. We then hit the road for Kelowna, B.C., to open WCL play against the Falcons on June 6.

We start the WCL home schedule on Tuesday, June 12, against the Wenatchee AppleSox.

For more on the schedule, and a complete list of home games, please click here. For a story from the WCL, and a spreadsheet showing the entire league schedule, please click here.

See you at Goss! Opening day is just 181 days away!


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 4th Street and Jefferson Avenue in downtown Corvallis. See you at the ballpark in 2018!


The Portland Pickles have named Justin Barchus as their new manager. He managed the Gresham GreyWolves to a 46-61 record over the past two seasons in the West Coast League.

Before his time in Gresham, Barchus managed the Klamath Falls Gems, formerly of the WCL. At the time of his hiring in Klamath Falls, he was the youngest coach in WCL history.

Barchus was also the head coach of Capital City Select, an 18U college prep team, where he won a total of 206 games over seven seasons. He is a three-sport graduate of McNary High School in Keizer, Ore.


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


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