The West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, as announced by Commissioner Rob Neyer, are Corvallis Knights standouts Jonah Advincula (Washington State) and Kaden Segel (Linn-Benton CC).
Both Advincula and Segel played crucial roles in helping the Knights capture their sixth straight WCL title, as Corvallis extended their streak with Monday’s 5-0 victory over the Bellingham Bells.
In the Knights’ five postseason games, Advincula reached base 13 times, scored seven runs and has seven stolen bases. This spring the Santa Clara, California native hit a scorching .430 in 39 games during his junior campaign for the University of Redlands.
Segel was the winning pitcher in Monday’s WCL Championship game after tossing 3.1 scoreless innings with six strikeouts in relief. The hurler from Portland logged the most innings of any pitcher in the playoffs, tossing nine total innings in a pair of Corvallis wins. As a freshman in the spring, he helped Linn-Benton Community College win the NWAC Championship after going went 4-2 with a 2.43 ERA in 11 appearances for the Roadrunners.
About the West Coast League: The West Coast League is the West’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and now Alberta, the WCL showcases pro prospects from major collegiate conferences around the nation. Every summer, the league features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with North America’s best baseball weather and a mix of classic and state-of-the-art ballparks, all backdropped by dramatic scenery. The 2019 MLB amateur draft began with former Corvallis Knight Adley Rutschman selected with the overall No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles, and the recently completed 2022 draft featured two West Coast League alumni, Brooks Lee and Gabriel Hughes, among the first 10 picks