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New jobs for broadcasters Burke, Kuhn

March 24, 2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone.

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Some good news to announce on two of our recent play-by-play broadcasters, Virginia Tech graduate Kevin Burke (2012) and University of Iowa grad Alex Kuhn (2014).

Kevin has accepted a job as the voice of the Salem (Va.) Red Sox in the Carolina League. He worked at Traverse City (Mich.) in the Frontier League last summer and at High Point (N.C.) University this past academic year. He worked in Salem in 2011 before coming out to Corvallis.

Alex has taken a sports talk show/broadcasting job back in Iowa. He worked for KEJO-AM and as the PA voice of Oregon State soccer after his Knights job ended in August before leaving Oregon recently.

We will have more details on each broadcaster on our website very shortly, so stay tuned.

Jason Schwartz (2010) plans to return for his fourth season as the voice of the Lancaster JetHawks in the California League. He has broadcast for three straight championship teams.

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Linfield senior Chris Haddeland (2014) was nominated for Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week honors for March 16-22, but was not selected. He pitched a complete-game 8-hitter in a 5-2 win over Pacific on Saturday, with seven strikeouts. He is 4-1, 1.65 in seven starts, with 35 strikeouts in 54.2 innings.

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Nice story by president Dan Segel on our website on former Knights' catcher Dane Lund (2011-14) of Oregon State, who caught freshman Drew Rasmussen's perfect game against Washington State this past Saturday. Please click here to read all about it.

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Time to update the stats of our 2015 position players. We will have the numbers for the pitchers on Friday.

CAMERON BISHOP: The infielder from UC Irvine is hitting .212 (7-33) in 16 games, with three homers and nine RBIs.

HAYDEN CALVERT: The Corban outfielder is hitting .239 (21-88) in 27 games, with three homers and 14 RBIs.

ELLIOTT CARY: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .124 (3-24) in 13 games, with no homers or RBIs.

ANDY COSGROVE: The Washington catcher has not played yet.

CHRISTIAN DONAHUE: The Oregon State second baseman is hitting .319 (15-47) in 19 games, with six RBIs.

MICHAEL FARRIS: The outfielder from UC Riverside is redshirting this year.

CLAY FISHER: The UC Santa Barbara infielder is hitting .211 (12-57) in 17 games, with one RBI.

JOSHUA GEORGE: The Cal Poly outfielder is hitting .100 (1-10) in 10 games, with no homers or RBIs.

TYLER HAMILTON: The George Fox catcher is hitting .200 (5-30) in 14 games, with three RBIs.

AUSTIN KELLY: The Linn-Benton infielder is hitting .295 (13-44) in 13 games, with a homer and nine RBIs.

DALTON KELLY: The UC Santa Barbara first baseman is hitting .250 (17-68) in 20 games, with two homers and 13 RBIs.

COLE KREUTER: The UC Irvine infielder is hitting .200 (6-30) in nine games, with two RBIs.

TYGER LINER: The LBCC catcher is hitting .100 (2-20) in 12 games.

CLAY MOTT: The George Fox infielder is hitting .196 (18-92) in 23 games, with five RBIs.

TRAVIS SANDERS: The Portland infielder has not played yet.

HENRY RONDEAU: The LBCC outfielder is hitting .184 (9-49) in 13 games, with nine RBIs.

JACKSON SOTO: The Oregon State infielder made his debut last night and went 0-for-1 for the Beavers.

JES STAPLES: The Bellarmine outfielder is hitting .190 (11-51) in 18 games, with five RBIs.

TAYLOR TRAVESS: The infielder from Mt. Hood CC is hitting .293 (12-41) in 14 games, with three RBIs.

AJ VALENCIA: The George Fox outfielder is hitting .276 (16-58) in 21 games, with five RBIs.

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The Bellingham Bells have signed sophomore catcher Bronson Larsen and sophomore infielder Cole Wilstead of BYU for the 2015 season. Here is more on that story from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. See you on Friday.


Landazuri named Big West Pitcher of the Week

March 23, 2015

Happy Monday, everyone. Hope you all had great weekends

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UC-Riverside sophomore Angel Landazuri, a 2014 Knight who will return this summer, was named the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the week of March 16-22.

Landazuri fanned a career-high 13 Tulane batters in eight innings this past Friday but did not get the decision in an eventual 2-1 win. He surrendered two hits and did not walk a batter.

Landazuri retired the first 16 batters he faced. His 13 strikeouts are the most for a UC Riverside pitcher since former Knight Eddie Orozco (2008-09) had 15 back on March 10, 2012. Landazuri 40 strikeouts and just seven walks so far this season.

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Several other alums received Player of the Week nominations in their respective conferences.

* UC Irvine's Elliot Surrey (2013) was nominated for the Big West Pitcher of the Week honor snared by Landazuri.

* Concordia catcher Nate Esposito (2012) was nominated for Cascade Conference Player of the Week.

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The Yakima Valley Pippins have added two Central Washington University (CWU) graduates to the staff: Wendy M. King (1989) as the Director of Market Development and Jordan Halstead (2014) as Operations Coordinator. They will work out of the team's new downtown offices. Here is more on that story from Our Sports Central.

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Theme Nights are back this season for the Walla Walla Sweets. Families can feast on select concessions items for $1 on Sundays courtesy of NAPA Auto Parts; Kids are just $1 on Sundays and Mondays thanks to Community Bank, and Tuesday is all about $2 bills at Borleske Stadium. Here is more on that story from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. See you on Wednesday.


Alums sent to minor-league camps

March 20, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone.

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Some alumni news from spring training to report this morning.

* The Minnesota Twins have assigned pitcher D.J. Johnson (2008-09) to their minor-league camp.

* The San Diego Padres have assigned outfielder Nick Torres (2012) to their minor-league camp.

* The Colorado Rockies have assigned pitcher Tyler Anderson to their minor-league camp.

* The Toronto Blue Jays have assigned infielder Matt "Slider Guy" Hague to their minor-league camp.

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Time for our Friday update on our 2015 pitching staff. We will have the stats the position players on Wednesdays and the pitchers on Fridays.

SEAN BARRY: The right-hander from Santa Barbara City College is 4-2 in seven games, with a 1.37 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 46 innings.

NOAH BREMER: The Washington righty is 2-2, 1.29 in six games, with 18 strikeouts in 28 innings.

CHRIS CLEMENTS: The UC Santa Barbara righty is 0-0, 5.40 in two games, with two strikeouts in five innings.

DAKODY CLEMMER: The Central Arizona JC righty is 3-1, 1.85 in six games, with 25 strikeouts in 34 innings.

COLE DOHERTY: The Portland lefty is 0-1, 13.06 in three games, with nine strikeouts in 10.1 innings.

CHASE KAPLAN: The lefty from Western Nevada JC is 2-2, 3.24 in seven games, with 25 strikeouts in 33.1 innings.

ANGEL LANDAZURI: The righty from UC Riverside is 1-3, 2.81 in five games, with 27 strikeouts in 32 innings.

SLATER LEE: The righty from Cal Poly is 0-0, 9.00 in three games, with two strikeouts in three innings.

MICHAEL MARTIN: The UC-Irvine righty has not pitched yet.

HARRISON MCGHEE: The Concordia righty has not pitched yet.

ALEX NESBITT: The Washington righty is 0-0, 7.20 in four games, with four strikeouts in five innings.

MERRICK PATITO: The Chaffey College righty is 0-2, 7.33 in nine games, with 20 strikeouts in 23.1 innings.

MATT SMITH: The righty from Chapman is 4-1, 1.65 in five games, with 42 strikeouts in 32.2 innings.

AUSTIN SODDERS: The Riverside City College lefty is 5-0, 1.19 in six games, with 30 strikeouts in 45 innings.

GARY STEINDORF: The Western Oregon righty is 0-0, 9.00 in eight games, with a save and seven strikeouts in six innings.

JUSTIN VERNIA: The Tacoma CC righty is 3-0, 0.00 in three games, with 16 strikeouts in 19.2 innings.

JOSH WALKER: The Grand Canyon righty is 0-1, 13.50 in three games, with two strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

BRADY WILLIAMS: The Central Michigan lefty has not pitched yet.

RYAN WALKER: No stats are available for the Washington State righty.

JOEY WISE: The lefty from GateWay CC is 0-2, 4.19 in eight games, with 26 strikeouts in 19.1 innings.

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The Klamath Falls Gems have signed University of Utah freshman Spencer Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound pitcher, and Brian Pozos, an infielder at the University of Portland, for the 2015 season. Here is more on that story from the Klamath Falls Herald and News.

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Victoria coach Graig Merritt, a former professional baseball player and now a Tampa Bay Rays scout, has been named to the cast of the wildly popular reality show Big Brother Canada, which will air this spring on Global TV. The first episode is slated for March 23. Here is more on that story from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. Have a great weekend.


Knights sign Dakody Clemmer of Arizona Central JC

March 18, 2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone.

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The Knights have signed Dakody Clemmer, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound freshman right-handed pitcher at Central Arizona JC. He played at Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Wash., under ex-Knight Aaron Coiteux (2004).

Dakody was a first-team Greater St. Helens League all-star in 2014 as a senior. Welcome to the team, Dakody.

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Future Knights' catcher/infielder KJ Harrison (2015) of Oregon State gets a lot of pub in the second part of this story in Baseball America.

The Beavers play host to Washington State in their Pacific-12 Conference home-opening series at Goss Stadium this weekend.

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Time to update the stats of our 2015 position players. We will have the numbers for the pitchers on Friday.

CAMERON BISHOP: The infielder from UC Irvine is hitting .240 (6-25) in 13 games, with three homers and seven RBIs.

HAYDEN CALVERT: The Corban outfielder is hitting .176 (12-68) in 22 games, with two homers and 10 RBIs.

ELLIOTT CARY: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .143 (3-21) in 11 games, with no homers or RBIs.

ANDY COSGROVE: The Washington catcher has not played yet.

CHRISTIAN DONAHUE: The Oregon State second baseman is hitting .325 (13-40) in 17 games, with six RBIs.

MICHAEL FARRIS: The outfielder from UC Riverside hasn't played yet.

JOSHUA GEORGE: The Cal Poly outfielder is hitting .000 (0-8) in eight games, with no homers or RBIs.

TYLER HAMILTON: The George Fox catcher is hitting .179 (5-28) in 13 games, with three RBIs.

AUSTIN KELLY: The Linn-Benton infielder is hitting .222 (6-27) in eight games, with two RBIs.

DALTON KELLY: The UC Santa Barbara first baseman is hitting .233 (14-60) in 17 games, with a homer and 11 RBIs.

COLE KREUTER: The UC Irvine infielder is hitting .208 (5-24) in seven games, with two RBIs.

TYGER LINER: The LBCC catcher is hitting .000 (0-13) in eight games.

CLAY MOTT: The George Fox infielder is hitting .205 (15-73) in 18 games, with four RBIs.

TRAVIS SANDERS: The Portland infielder has not played yet.

JACKSON SOTO: The Oregon State infielder has not played yet.

JES STAPLES: The Bellarmine outfielder is hitting .182 (8-37) in 14 games, with four RBIs.

TAYLOR TRAVESS: The infielder from Mt. Hood CC is hitting .241 (7-29) in 10 games, with an RBI.

AJ VALENCIA: The George Fox outfielder is hitting .268 (11-41) in 16 games, with three RBIs.

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The Bellingham Bells have hired Erik Oas as their play-by-play voice for the 2015 season. A 2013 graduate of San Jose State, he was the voice of the Klamath Falls Gems last season. Here is more on that story from Our Sports Central.

The Bells have also signed right-handed pitchers Jon Olson, a UCLA signee from Damien High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Jordan Talbot of California. Here is more on that story, also from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. See you on Friday.


Knights sign Mt. Hood's Taylor Travess

March 16, 2015

Happy Monday, everyone. Hope you all had a great weekend!

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The Knights have signed freshman outfielder/infielder Taylor Travess of Mt. Hood Community College to a 10-day contract. A left-handed hitter, he is a graduate of Springfield High School and was a two-time all-league shortstop for the Millers.

A 5-foot-9, 175-pounder, he also played in the Reser's Oregon All-Star Series, and in the Les Schwab Bowl in football after an all-state season at wide receiver. He also played basketball.

Welcome to the team, Taylor.

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Future Knights' pitcher Noah Bremer (2015) of Washington is profiled in the second part of this story on the D1baseball.com website.

Another future Knight, Oregon State first baseman/catcher KJ Harrison (2015) gets some love in the first part of the story, which is on the Beavers. All in all, good reading about players who we expect will be cornerstones on our 2015 club.

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Three alums in the minors were assigned back to their organizational spring-training camps late last week. The Chicago White Sox moved first baseman Danny Hayes (2010) and second baseman Drew Garcia (2007), and the Los Angeles Angels moved pitcher Greg Mahle (2012).

Hayes will probably play in high-A this season after spending 2014 at low-A. A free-agent signee, look for Garcia to play at triple-A Charlotte in the International league. Mahle will most likely play high-A as well.

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The Wenatchee AppleSox have signed Chris Carns, a freshman right-hander at Seattle University, and Justin Marsden, a high school pitcher who has signed with Seattle, for the 2015 season.

A native of Federal Way, Wash., Carns will help anchor the bullpen in 2015. He played at Decatur High School. Marsden, a native of Auburn, Wash., plays at Auburn Mountainview High School. Here is more on that story from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. See you on Wednesday.


Knights sign Henry Rondeau of LBCC

March 12, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone. Hope you are all ready for a great weekend!

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The Knights have signed sophomore outfielder Henry Rondeau of Linn-Benton Community College, a Corvallis native and former standout at Corvallis High School, to a 10-day contract.

Rondeau played at Feather River College in 2014 and hit .281 (16-57) in 28 games, with no homers and eight RBIs. He was a Mid-Willamette Conference all-star and a first-team 5A all-state selection as a CHS senior. He also played in the Reser's Oregon All-Star Series.

Welcome to the team, Henry.

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Nice story from Comstock's magazine reporter Steve Martarano on the major life change underway for alum Andrew Susac (2009) of Oregon State and the San Francisco Giants. Please click here to read it.

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Former Knights' center fielder Connor Hofmann (2012-13) is now playing at the University of San Francisco after transferring from Oregon and sitting out the 2014 season.

He was in the starting lineup this week when the Dons won two games against the Ducks in Eugene. He is hitting .288 (15-52) in 15 games, with a homer, two RBIs and six steals in seven attempts.

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Alum Alex Burg of Washington State, our 2008 MVP, has signed a free-agent contract with the Texas Rangers. He was in the Miami organization in 2014 and hit .267 (60-227) in 76 games at double-A Jacksonville of the Southern League, with seven homers and 29 RBIs.

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Time for our first season update on our 2015 pitching staff. We will have the stats the position players on Wednesdays and the pitchers on Fridays.

SEAN BARRY: The right-hander from Santa Barbara City College is 3-1 in five games, with a 1.29 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 34 innings.

NOAH BREMER: The Washington righty is 2-1, 2.21 in five games, with 13 strikeouts in 22.1 innings.

CHRIS CLEMENTS: The UC Santa Barbara righty is 0-0, 5.40 in two games, with two strikeouts in five innings.

COLE DOHERTY: The Portland lefty is 0-1, 13.06 in three games, with nine strikeouts in 10.1 innings.

CHASE KAPLAN: The lefty from Western Nevada JC is 1-2, 4.10 in six games, with 19 strikeouts in 26.1 innings.

ANGEL LANDAZURI: The righty from UC Riverside is 1-2, 1.75 in four games, with 19 strikeouts in 25.2 innings.

SLATER LEE: The righty from Cal Poly is 0-0, 9.00 in three games, with two strikeouts in three innings.

MICHAEL MARTIN: The UC-Irvine righty has not pitched yet.

HARRISON MCGHEE: The Concordia righty has not pitched yet.

ALEX NESBITT: The Washington righty is 0-0, 7.20 in four games, with four strikeouts in five innings.

MERRICK PATITO: The Chaffey College righty is 0-2, 9.87 in eight games, with 17 strikeouts in 17.1 innings.

MATT SMITH: The righty from Chapman is 3-1, 1.82 in four games, with 33 strikeouts in 24.2 innings.

AUSTIN SODDERS: The Riverside City College lefty is 4-0, 1.38 in five games, with 26 strikeouts in 39 innings.

GARY STEINDORF: The Western Oregon righty is 0-0, 9.00 in eight games, with a save and seven strikeouts in six innings.

JUSTIN VERNIA: The Tacoma CC righty is 2-0, 0.00 in two games, with nine strikeouts in 12.2 innings.

JOSH WALKER: The Grand Canyon righty is 0-1, 13.50 in three games, with two strikeouts in 3.1 innings.

BRADY WILLIAMS: Central Michigan lefty has not pitched yet.

RYAN WALKER: No stats are available for the Washington State righty.

JOEY WISE: No stats are available for the lefty from GateWay CC.

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Infielder Mitch Skaggs of the College of Idaho will return for his second season with the Yakima Valley Pippins. Here is more on that story from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday.


Knights galore at Portland/OSU game last night

March 11, 2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone.

Lots of former/future Knights in action at Goss Stadium last night as the Beavers defeated Portland 12-3 for the 10th straight win.

The Pilots started four players with Knights' connections: Shortstop Michael Lucarelli (2013-14), our 2014 MVP; center fielder Caleb Whalen (2012); third baseman Cody Lenahan (2013), and second baseman Kevin Farley (2014).

Former/future Knights KJ Harrison (2015) started at catcher, Christian Donahue (2015) started at second base and Michael Howard (2014) started in right field and Gabe Clark (2013) started at DH for OSU. Catcher Logan Ice entered in the fifth inning and Harrison moved to first.

So, at one point eight of the 18 position players, and the DH, were former or future Knights.

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You may have already seen it on our website but if no, please check out this story on alum Nate Blackham (2011-13) of Washington State, presently interning in our front office.

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Alums Peter Van Gansen (2013) of Cal Poly and Elliot Surrey (2013) of UC-Irvine were nominated for Big West Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week honors, but were not selected.

Linfield's Chris Haddeland (2014) was nominated for Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week, but was not selected. He has already won the award twice this young season. Washington's Noah Bremer (2015), last week's winner, was nominated again for Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week but was not selected.

Incidentally, PVG is tearing it up for Cal Poly. He's hitting .429 (24-56) in 13 games, with 11 RBIs. Cal Poly visits OSU later this month.

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Time for our first season update on the 2015 Knights. We will have the stats the position players on Wednesdays and the pitchers on Fridays.

CAMERON BISHOP: The infielder from UC Irvine is hitting .071 (1-14) in 10 games with two RBIs.

HAYDEN CALVERT: The Corban outfielder is hitting .196 (10-51) in 18 games, with a homer and seven RBIs.

ELLIOTT CARY: The Oregon State outfielder is hitting .143 (3-21) in 11 games, with no homers or RBIs.

ANDY COSGROVE: The Washington catcher has not played yet.

CHRISTIAN DONAHUE: The Oregon State second baseman is hitting .323 (10-31) in 14 games, with six RBIs.

MICHAEL FARRIS: The outfielder from UC Riverside hasn't played yet.

JOSHUA GEORGE: The Cal Poly outfielder is hitting .000 (0-8) in eight games, with no homers or RBIs.

TYLER HAMILTON: The George Fox catcher is hitting .160 (4-25) in 11 games, with three RBIs.

AUSTIN KELLY: The Linn-Benton infielder is hitting .222 (6-27) in eight games, with two RBIs.

DALTON KELLY: The UC Santa Barbara first baseman is hitting .245 (13-53) in 15 games, with a homer and 11 RBIs.

COLE KREUTER: The UC Irvine infielder is hitting .200 (4-20) in six games, with one RBI.

TYGER LINER: The LBCC catcher is hitting .000 (0-13) in eight games.

CLAY MOTT: The George Fox infielder is hitting .190 (12-63) in 15 games, with four RBIs.

TRAVIS SANDERS: The Portland infielder has not played yet.

JACKSON SOTO: The Oregon State infielder has not played yet.

JES STAPLES: The Bellarmine outfielder is hitting .200 (5-25) in eight games, with three RBIs.

AJ VALENCIA: The George Fox outfielder is hitting .265 (9-34) in 13 games, with three RBIs.

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The Victoria HarbourCats and coach Graig Merritt announced the signing of seven players, bringing the roster count to 36 players. Six of the seven are from NCAA Division-1 schools. Here is more on that story from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Friday.


Knights sign LBCC catcher Tyger Liner

March 9, 2015

Happy Monday, everyone.

We hope you had as great a weekend as we did watching the Beavers sweep Fresno State. We also checked out the "Banners" hospitality deck on Saturday afternoon and we can promise you will love it this summer.

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The Knights have signed Linn-Benton Community College freshman catcher Tyger Liner to a 10-day contract. He's a Corvallis High School graduate who was first-team 5A all-state, a Mid-Willamette Conference all-star and a participant in the 2014 Reser's Oregon All-Star Series.

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Alums Josh Osich (2008) and Mitch Haniger (2010) have been returned to minor-league camp by San Francisco and Arizona, respectively. Osich is a left-handed pitcher from Oregon State; Haniger is an outfielder from Cal Poly.

Also, Boston assigned pitcher Kyle Kraus (2009-10) of Portland to its minor-league camp. Pitcher Tyler Anderson (2009) of Oregon signed a one-year contract with Colorado.

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Lots of former/future Knights from the University of Portland will be in Corvallis on Tuesday when the Beavers host the Pilots at 5:35 p.m. at Goss Stadium.

Pilots with Knights' connections are infielders Michael Lucarelli (2013-14), our 2014 MVP; Caleb Whalen (2012); Cody Lenahan (2013), Kevin Farley (2014) and Travis Sanders (2015), and pitchers Jackson Lockwood (2014) and Cole Doherty (2015).

Lucarelli is having a great senior year. He's hitting .294 (20-68) in 19 games, with four doubles, a triple, a homer and six RBIs.

The Pilots are struggling, however, as they are 4-15 after being swept in a three-game series at Arizona this past weekend. They fell 14-2 to the Beavers this past Tuesday and have dropped 22 straight to OSU since their last win in the series, back in 2006.

The Beavers are 13-3 and have won nine straight following a four-game home sweep of Fresno State this weekend. Knights' 2015 signee KJ Harrison won Friday's game with a walkoff homer and 2013 Knight Gabe Clark homered on Saturday and Sunday.

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The Walla Walla Sweets have signed University of Washington commits pitcher Joe Demers and catcher Willie MacIver of College Park High School in Pleasant Hill, Calif. Here is more on that story from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Wednesday.


Alums Susac, Duffy ready for big years with Giants

March 6, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone. We have more Knights-related news to report today so let's get right after it.

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Alum Andrew Susac (2009) of the San Francisco Giants gets interviewed here on the team's website. Another alum with the Giants, infielder Matt Duffy (2010) of Long Beach State gets the same treatment. Please click here to watch that video.

Great to have two more alums in the majors!

Also, alum Sam Gaviglio (2009) of Oregon State and the Mariners pitched two scoreless innings and had two strikeouts in a 4-3 win over the Padres on Wednesday. He was not involved in the decision.

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You can read all about 2015 signee KJ Harrison of Oregon State in this story by reporter Kerry Eggers in the Portland Tribune newspaper.

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Thursday's Knights' highlights:

* Alum Austin Barr (2012) of Stanford homered in a 5-4 win over Texas.

* Washington State pitcher Ryan Walker (2015) finished a 5-1 win over Sacred Heart with two scoreless, hitless innings; he had one strikeout.

* Riverside City College's Austin Sodders (2014-15) pitched a complete-game 7-hitter and had two strikeouts in a 7-1 win over Saddleback.

* Santa Barbara City College pitcher Sean Barry (2015) gave up three runs in 6.2 innings and got the loss in a 4-3 defeat at LA-Pierce. He had seven strikeouts and did not issue a walk.

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The Yakima Valley Pippins have signed pitcher Wyatt Mills and outfielder Branson Trube of Gonzaga to the 2015 roster. Here is more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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The Klamath Falls Gems have signed first baseman Reid Penney, currently at Scottsdale Junior College in Arizona, and Michael Westra of Santa Clara University for the 2015 season. Here is more on that story, from the Klamath Falls Herald and News.

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The Walla Walla Sweets have named Keith Brake their communications coordinator and broadcaster for the 2015 season. He will serve as the play-by-play voice of the Sweets on their flagship radio station, ESPN Walla Walla. Here is more on that story from the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin newspaper.

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That is all for today. Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday.


Future Knight Noah Bremer named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week

March 4, 2015

Happy Wednesday, everyone. We have some excellent news to report today on some future Knights, so let's get right after it.

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University of Washington freshman Noah Bremer, a 2015 Knight, was named the Pacific-12 Conference Pitcher of the Week on Monday for the week of Feb. 23-March 1.

He had a perfect game for 6.1 innings and finished with a one-hitter over seven inning on Sunday as the Huskies beat North Dakota 4-1 in Seattle. He also had four innings of scoreless work starting a game against Portland earlier in the week.

Here is more on that story, from the Pac-12 website. Congrats to Noah, who will be one of three Huskies to join us this summer, along with catcher Andy Cosgrove and pitcher Alex Nesbitt.

Alum Kyle Treadway (2013) of Pacific was nominated for Northwest Conference Pitcher of the Week for Feb. 23-March 1, but was not selected. It was the second time this year he'd been nominated.

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Right-handed pitcher Craig Colen, a senior at Lowell High School in San Francisco who will play at Cal Poly in 2015-16 after playing with the Knights this summer, was named a preseason second-team high school Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball News. Please click here for a complete list of the honorees.

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Pinch-hitter Dalton Kelly (2014-15) drove in the winning run in the last of the ninth on Tuesday to give UC Santa Barbara a 3-2 win over USC. Alum Scott Quinlan (2014) was 0-for-2 and 2015 Knight Clay Fisher was 0-for-3 for the Gauchos.

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The Wenatchee AppleSox have signed pitcher Gage Burland and infielder Nick Nyquist of Gonzaga for the upcoming season. Here is more on that story, from the Our Sports Central website.

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The Victoria HarbourCats will play an exhibition game in Nanaimo on Sunday, July 19 at Serauxmen Stadium. It will pit the HarbourCats against the Nanaimo Pirates, a team made up of college-level players and alumni of Nanaimo's Premier League organization, along with some of the great older current Pirates players. Here is more on that story, from Our Sports Central.

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That is all for today. Have a great day and we will see you on Friday.