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Knights Drop WCL Opener at Yakima Valley, 10-1.

Friday, June 4, Yakima, Wash. – After a year hiatus, the Yakima Valley Pippins welcomed their fans back to a rousing 10-1 win. The Pippins led from the very beginning and never looked back. Pippins fans not only enjoyed an outstanding performance, but also a spectacular fireworks show immediately following the game.

Corvallis center fielder Travis Bazzana, an Oregon State commit, collected three hits and future Portland Pilots shortstop Spencer Scott went 2-for-4 and hit the ball hard four times. Second baseman Jake Hoskins of Linn-Benton CC had a double and lined out twice.

Future Oregon State Beaver Braden Boisvert recorded the Knights only other hit, and scored the team’s only run, as he doubled to lead-off the 7th inning.

The Pippins played flawless baseball, as they did not commit an error and only walked two batters. Offensively, they registered 10 hits and jumped on Knights starter Jacob Dobmeier early, scoring a run in the first and 3 more in the second inning. Dobmeier lasted three innings and took the loss before giving way to southpaw Sean Wiese of George Fox.

Yakima Valley touched Wiese up for three runs over 3 innings, with Chase Graves of Pippins slugging an impressive opposite field two-run homer to right field in the 6th inning. Yakima would score three more times times in the 8th inning, plating three runs on a bases loaded double off Corvallis right-hander Jake Vargas of Cal State Fullerton.

Yakima Valley and Corvallis play game two of the series tomorrow night at Yakima County Stadium. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm. The Knights will try to even the series with starting pitcher Grant Taylor of Washington State taking the mound.

To check out the game box score, click here.

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