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Knights Drop Non-League Affair at Cowlitz, 4-1

Wednesday, July 14, Longview, Wash. – Corvallis played a rare home/away doubleheader on Wednesday, taking their first game at Goss Stadium vs. Driveline Baseball 9-1 before wrapping the day with an evening game at David Story Field at Lower Columbia College vs. the Cowlitz Black Bears in a second non-league contest.

Corvallis dropped the nightcap at Cowlitz, 4-1. Rising sophomore second baseman Jake Hoskins of Linn-Benton CC (pictured) scored the Knights only run and collected two hits. Hoskins singled in the ninth, advanced to second on future Oregon State Beaver Travis Bazzana’s second hit of the night and eventually scored on a sac fly by pinch-hitter Kyler Stancato of Washington State.

The Knights were held to just five hits.

Starter Bradley Mullan of Gonzaga tossed five innings, allowed two runs and took the loss. Reliever Kenji Lamdin of Linn-Benton CC pitched two innings and reunited with his former Grant High School batterymate Kaden Segel, a future Linn-Benton CC Roadrunner. Segel made his Knights debut at catcher.

Third baseman Spencer Scott, a Portland commit and another Grant HS alumnus, played a spectacular third base making two outstanding plays to rob Black Bears of hits and a nice play to gun down a runner at home plate on a tag play, 5-2, Scott to Segel. Scott and Segel both starred last spring for the #1-ranked 6A high school team in the state, the Grant Generals of Portland, Ore. (17-1). As shared on oregonlive.com this morning, Scott was announced as the 2021 PIL Player of the Year and Segel as the PIL Pitcher of the Year.

Cowlitz returns the non-league favor tomorrow as the Black Bears visit Goss Stadium. Thursday’s first pitch is set for 6:35 pm. Grant Taylor of Washington State is the Knights probable starting pitcher.

With the loss, Corvallis drops to 27-9 overall.

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