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Stevens Has Three Hits As Knights Fall To Sweets In Series Opener

Stevens Has Three Hits as Knights Fall to Sweets in Series Opener

Walla Walla erupted for 18 runs and 21 hits in an 18-5 victory over Corvallis in a West Coast League game at Goss Stadium.

The Knights (13-11-1, 12-9 WCL) fell 1 ½ games behind Walla Walla (14-8 WCL) and Portland (14-8) in the South Division pennant race. They are 1-4 in their last five games; their opponents scored in double figures in each loss.

Second baseman Chad Stevens of Portland (pictured above) had three hits, a run and an RBI for the Knights. Beau Philip (OSU in 20119), Briley Knight (Utah in 2018-19), Chandler Anderson (Utah) and Cody Hawken (Portland) had two hits each and Hawken had an RBI.

The series concludes on Sunday with a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader. Right-handers Connor Redmond (0-0, 0.00) of Cal Poly and Landen Bourassa (2-1, 3.31) of San Francisco will start for Corvallis, opposed by Zach Penrod (0-1, 0.61) of NW Nazarene and Hadyn King (2-0, 2.34), also of USF.

It is Philomath Night, presented by the Philomath Chamber of Commerce. Junior Knights Club members are admitted free; blueberry sundaes and cotton candy are $2. Note the special doubleheader game time of 12:30 p.m.

Saturday’s crowd of 1,232 raised total attendance to 16,987 in 12 dates, an average of 1,418 per opening.

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