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Knights defeated in rubber game of series to Bend Elks, 10-7

Sunday, July 10, Bend, Ore.  –  Titus Dumitru had two hits and three RBIs but the  Knights lost 10-7 to Bend at Vince Genna Stadium in the rubber game of their West Coast League series.

A rising sophomore at Linn-Benton CC, Dumitru (pictured, above) had a two-run single in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the sixth inning. He also stole a base.

Mason Le (CSU Northridge) doubled, singled twice and had two RBIs and Ely Kennel (Oregon State in 2023) doubled and singled. Kiko Romero (Arizona in 2023) added an RBI double, one of four by the Knights, and Jonah Advincula (Redlands) singled twice.

The Knights (19-11 all, 19-10 WCL, 1-2 second half) clinched their 15th consecutive postseason berth on July 7 by winning the South Division’s first-half championship by two games over Ridgefield. They will be the No. 1 seed in the South Division playoffs.

The playoffs begin on Aug. 9 with the best-of-3 opening round. Corvallis will open the home portion of the postseason with Game 2 on Aug. 10. If necessary, Game 3 will be at Goss Stadium on Aug. 11.

The Knights are idle on Monday. They head to Edmonton on July 12-14 for their inaugural games against the first-year Riverhawks, visit Wenatchee on July 15-17, and conclude A 10-game road trip with a makeup game at Portland on July 18.

Their next home series following the road trip is July 19-21 against Cowlitz.

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