The Knights captured their sixth straight West Coast League championship, as Corvallis and the West Coast League resumed a full 54-game season in 2022. It was the club’s ninth WCL championship in total. The Knights qualified for the postseason for a record 15th straight year by winning the WCL South first-half title. In a new league post-season format, in a first-round Divisional Series pairing, Corvallis edged the Yakima Valley Pippins, 2 games to 1, in a rematch of the 2021 WCLCS. The defending champs then went on to top Ridgfield in a single-game South championship tilt at Goss Stadium to earn a spot in the WCL Championship Game versus the North’s representative, the Bellingham Bells. Corvallis shutout the Bells, 5-0, in the winner-take-all title contest played before a franchise record home playoff crowd of 2,075. The Knights finished the regular season with a league-best 39 wins. With COVID in the rearview mirror, crowds grew significantly over the summer and Corvallis set new team attendance marks drawing 61,390 fans, averaging 1,805 per game.
Knights capture first-half South title and post the league’s top overall record at 39-15.
Corvallis posts 28-6 overall mark at Goss Stadium; its 22-5 regular-season home mark is tops in the league.
Knights earn Jim Dietz Team Sportsmanship Award honors.
SEA Day returns, the team’s 10th Schools Day game at Goss Stadium. Before a crowd of 2,839, Corvallis drops its opener versus the NW Star Nighthawks, 6-4.
Skipper Brooke Knight and Knights Baseball Club CEO Dan Segel earn Coach of the Year and Executive of the Year honors, respectively; Knight’s eighth such honor and Segel’s fourth.
Two Knights earn first-team all-WCL honors, future Portland Pilots right-hander Kaden Segel (Linn-Benton CC) and future Hawaii southpaw Sean Wiese (George Fox).
Segel went 5-1 with a 2.05 ERA, led Corvallis in strikeouts with 42 and innings pitched with 48.1 and earned a relief win in the WCL Championship Game. Wiese posted a team-low ERA of 2.00 and went 5-1 with 6 saves.
Wiese leads the WCL Relief Pitcher Point Standings with 25.
Knights .971 team fielding percentage ties Victoria for the WCL’s top defensive mark.
Slick-fielding first baseman Kiko Romero of Central Arizona College wowed fans and led all WCL first basemen in total chances with 360, put outs with 334 and assists with 19 while leading the Knights in RBIs with 34 and triples with 5 while blasting five homers and stealing 14 bases. The future Arizona Wildcats star earned second-team all-WCL honors as did San Francisco Dons hurler Jesse Barron.
Corvallis leads the WCL in triples with 20.
Outfielder Ethan Loveless of University of Portland tops the WCL in HBP with 17.
Knights pitching posts a league-low ERA of 2.55 nearly a run lower than second best Bellingham at 3.53.
Corvallis 39 regular-season wins increase its seventeen-year WCL total to 574, the most in the league since its inception in 2005.