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Saturday, July 31, Bellingham, Wash. – Corvallis Knights pitching shined for a second consecutive evening at Joe Martin Field as starter Drew Dowd of Stanford (pictured), Nathan DeSchryver (Gonzaga) and Ty Uber (Stanford) combined to shutout the Bellingham Bells, 2-0.
With the win, Corvallis captured the road series and improved its WCL mark to 30-8 (and overall record to 38-10). The Knights have now won 30 or more regular-season West Coast League games for 12 straight seasons. Corvallis also extended its win streak to 9 games.
Dowd tossed six scoreless innings, allowing only 4 hits while striking out 5. DeSchryver was sharp in relief as the right-hander from Bainbridge High School twirled two hitless innings while walking none and striking out 5. Uber pitched the ninth and recorded the save.
The Knights scored single runs in the 3rd and 9th innings. WCL batting leader Travis Bazzana (Oregon State) singled home the game-winner, scoring outfielder Nate Nankil of Cal State Fullerton who had doubled to lead-off the third inning. In the ninth, third baseman Taison Corio of Cal Poly delivered a one-out bases loaded RBI single.
Designated hitter Nick Vogt of UC Santa Barbara went 2-for-2 with two walks. He also stole his league-leading 19th and 20th bases.
Corvallis and Bellingham wrap their three-game series tomorrow at 1:05 pm at Joe Martin Field. Future Oregon State right-hander Sam Stuhr is the Knights probable starting pitcher.