The Knights scored three times in the first inning and added three more in the eighth to defeat Hayesville 6-1 in a nonleague game before a Goss Stadium crowd of 2,705.
Four Knights pitchers held Hayesville – the summer team for Corban University and Chemeketa CC – to five hits and no runs after the first inning. Jordan McDaniel (Linn-Benton CC) struck out five in four scoreless frames and was credited with the victory.
Future Portland Pilot Trace Tammaro (pictured, above) singled twice and drove in a run. Cam Haskell (Arizona) singled, doubled and scored.
The Knights (31-18-1, 27-16 WCL, 11-5 second half) scored three times in the first to erase a 1-0 deficit. Cody Hawken (Portland) had a sacrifice fly and Tammaro added an RBI single; the third run scored on an error.
Chad Stevens (Portland) drilled a two-run double and Zak Taylor (Oregon State) added an RBI groundout in the game-clinching three-run eighth. Stevens has five RBIs in his last two games.
Jacob Fricke (Western Oregon) pitched a scoreless seventh inning and Briley Knight (Utah in 2018-19) finished up for the save. Texas Rio Grande Valley righty Cameron Sommer, added for this game only, started and allowed one run in two innings.
Corvallis has won six games in a row overall and 12 straight at Goss Stadium. Its last home loss was 5-3 to Walla Walla on July 1.
The Knights resume WCL action at Kelowna on Saturday and Sunday. They then host Bend in a three-game series starting on Tuesday.
Friday’s crowd of 2,705 raised the season attendance to 37,031 in 25 dates, an average of 1,481 per opening.