News

Corvallis Captures WCL Title

Corvallis Knights three-peat
08/17/2018 9:26 AM -

The Corvallis Knights outlasted Kelowna 5-1 in a hard-fought WCLCS game two battle at OSU's Goss Stadium before a crowd of 1,286 on Thursday, August 16.

With the win, Corvallis swept the Falcons to earn back-to-back-back WCL championships. The title is the Knights sixth, as Corvallis has captured West Coast League crowns in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017 and now 2018.

Game two featured excellent starting pitching by Connor Redmond (Cal Poly) of Corvallis and Jared Akin (Concordia) of Kelowna. Redmond would toss 6 2/3 innings to earn the win, giving up only one run, a solo homer by Garrett Kelly (UC Davis), while striking out 8 and walking only one.

Knights reliever Abbott Haffar (UC Riverside) twirled 2 1/3 innings of perfect relief, including four strikeouts, to earn the save.

Corvallis broke a 1-1 tie in the third-inning on a RBI single by Cody Hawken (Portland). The Knights added three insurance runs in the 8th as Chad Stevens (Portland) delivered a one-out sacrifice fly and Cole Cabrera (Cal Poly) a two-out, two-run single.

The final play of the WCL season was made on a spectacular play up the middle by future Oregon State Beavers shortstop Beau Philip, who also made a great defensive play to open game two.

To check out last night's box score, click here.
 

ABOUT THE WEST COAST LEAGUE

The West Coast League (WCL) is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. The 14-year-old, 11-team, professionally operated wood-bat league located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest showcases pro prospects from major national conferences from June through the middle of August. The WCL features an unparalleled history of memorable fan and player experiences, and the best summer weather in North America. In 2018, 72 players with WCL experience were selected in Major League Baseball’s June amateur draft. 271 WCL alums appeared or were active in affiliated professional baseball in 2017, including 31 in the major leagues, such as 2015 home-run leader Chris Davis (Baltimore); record-breaking rookie slugger Rhys Hoskins (Philadelphia); rising star pitchers James Paxton (Seattle) and Matt Boyd (Detroit); and 2018 AL All-Star outfielder Mitch Haniger (Seattle). Overall member attendance was 412,392 last summer, an increase of nearly nine percent year to year.

 



Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
March 2013
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
December 2011
September 2011
July 2011
June 2011
April 2011
March 2011
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
January 2008
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
April 2007
January 2007
November 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
March 2006
January 2006
December 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
March 2005
December 2004
All Star Game
Buy Tickets
Partnerships
Going Pro