Happy Thursday-Friday, everyone, from the world-wide headquarters (WWHQ) of the Corvallis Knights, your 2016-2017 West Coast League champions!
Alum Cade Gotta (2011, pictured, above) has been assigned to minor-league camp by Tampa Bay. The former San Diego Christian outfielder hit a combined .278 in 121 games at triple-A Durham and double-A Montgomery in 2017, with five homers and 52 RBIs.
He was 1-for-1 (1.000) in his only spring-training appearance with the Rays. He started in their organization in 2014 and has steadily moved up the ladder.
Infielder Peter Van Gansen (2013) was assigned to minor-league camp by San Diego. He played at three levels in 2017, topping out with El Paso in the triple-A Pacific Coast League, where he hit .274 in 21 games. Peter played at Cal Poly.
Here’s an update on how our 2018 Knights’ pitching staff is faring with their respective college programs:
JORGE ARELLANO JR.: The lefty from UC Santa Barbara has not pitched this season.
BRENDAN BECK: The Stanford righty is 0-1, 1.62 in four games, with 12 strikeouts in 16.2 innings.
LANDEN BOURASSA: The righty from San Francisco is 2-1, 5.71 in three games, with 23 strikeouts in 17.1 innings.
COOPER CHANDLER: The righty from Pepperdine is 0-2, 8.10 in five games, with 15 strikeouts in 16.2 innings.
CASON CUNNINGHAM: The lefty from Linfield is 5-1, 3.26 in six games, with 45 strikeouts in 30.1 innings.
GRANT FISHER: The righty from Western Oregon, a 10-day signee, is 0-1, 7.45 in four games, with five strikeouts in 9.2 innings.
JACOB FRICKE: The lefty from Western Oregon is 0-1, 3.86 in five games, with a save and eight strikeouts in seven innings.
MILES GLAZIER: The lefty from UC Irvine has not pitched.
ABBOTT HAFFAR: The righty from UC Riverside is 0-0, 0.00 in four games, with four strikeouts in six innings.
IAN MACIVER: The righty from Utah 0-1, 8.10 in two games, with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings.
ELI MORSE: The righty from Portland 1-2, 3.42 in four games, with 20 strikeouts in 23.2 innings.
DARREN NELSON: The righty from Cal Poly is 2-1, 2.66 in five games, with 13 strikeouts in 20.1 innings.
LOGAN NOUSEN: The righty from Oregon Tech, a 10-day signee, is 2-2, 5.54 in nine games, with seven strikeouts in 13 innings.
JACOB PALISCH: The lefty from Stanford is 2-0, 0.61 in nine games, with a save and 11 strikeouts in 14.2 innings.
AARON POPE: The lefty from Dixie State is 0-1, 8.31 in three games, with six strikeouts in 8.2 innings.
CONNOR REDMOND: The righty from Cal Poly is 0-2, 7.36 in seven games, with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings.
AARON SHOUP: The lefty from St. Martin’s is 0-4, 8.78 in four games, with three strikeouts in 13.1 innings.
DANIEL SLOMINSKI: The righty from San Francisco is 0-0, 8.10 in three games, with two strikeouts in 3.1 innings.
KOLBY SOMERS: The lefty from Oregon 1-0, 1.69 in five games, with 10 strikeouts in 10.2 innings.
COLE SPEAR: The righty from UC Irvine has not pitched yet.
MICKEY WALKER: The righty from St. Martin’s is 0-3, 5.09 in four games, with 24 strikeouts in 23 innings.
TREVOR WELLS: The righty from Linn-Benton is 0-0, 0.00 in three games, with three saves and four strikeouts in 4.1 innings.
Here’s an update on our position players:
JAMES ANDERSON: The Western Oregon infielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .000 (0-11) in five games, with no homers or RBIs.
AUSTIN BAEK: The George Fox catcher, a 10-day signee, is hitting .328 (16-58) in 19 games, with no homers and 11 RBIs.
BEAU BRUNDAGE: The Portland outfielder is hitting .431 (28-65) in 17 games, with a homer and 13 RBIs.
COLE CABRERA: The Cal Poly outfielder is hitting .227 (5-22) in 12 games, with two RBIs.
COREY CONKLIN: The Eastern Kentucky infielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .091 (1-11) in nine games, with no homers or RBIs.
BEN FARISS: The UC Santa Barbara outfielder has not played yet.
AUSTIN FEIST: The St. Martin’s outfielder is hitting .295 (18-61) in 16 games, with two homers and eight RBIs.
COLE HAMILTON: The Linn-Benton catcher is hitting .229 (8-35) in 10 games, with six RBIs.
CAMERON HASKELL: The Arizona infielder is hitting .000 (0-4) in five games.
SEAN LITTLE: The Willamette infielder, a 10-day signee, is hitting .667 (2-3) in four games, with no homers or RBIs.
CHAD STEVENS: The Portland infielder is hitting .271 (16-59) in 17 games, with six RBIs.
ZAK TAYLOR: The Oregon State catcher/infielder is hitting .259 (14-54) in 16 games, with a homer and eight RBIs.
ZACH WELLER: The Cal State-Fullerton infielder is hitting .125 (2-16) in nine games, with two RBIs.
ELLIOT WILLY: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .000 (0-1) in one game.
Our 2018 season 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!
Two freshmen infielders and a freshman right-handed pitcher are the newest additions to the Yakima Valley Pippins roster for 2018. Please click here for more details, from Our Sports Central.
That’s all for today. Have a great weekend, and we will see you on Tuesday.