The Corvallis Knights took game one of the West Coast League Championship Series at Goss Stadium by edging the Bellingham Bells, 4-3.
Bellingham led early 3-1, but Corvallis outfielder Scott Quinlan of UC Santa Barbara put the Knights ahead for good with his three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth.
The Knights bullpen held the Bells scoreless from there as frosh righty Justin Calomeni of Cal Poly earned the win throwing 4.2 innings of shutout relief while allowing only one hit and striking out 5. Corvallis closer Brandon Choate of Washington registered the save as the senior-to-be right-hander pitched a scoreless ninth while recording two strikeouts.
Bells’ reliever Michael Rucker of BYU pitched 3.1 hitless innings of relief while walking one and striking out two.
Game two is scheduled for Sunday, August 17 at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham. First pitch is 7:05 pm.