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[edit] Team Bio

The Corvallis Knights are a Summer Collegiate Baseball team playing in the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League. The Knights play their home games at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, OR, home of Oregon State University.

The Knights were founded in 1990 as an independent summer collegiate team based out of Beaverton, OR. In 1999, the team settled into Portland, OR and joined the Pacific International League. The Aloha Knights, as they were then known proved very successful in the PIL, where they emerged as the 2004 champions and went on to become the first team to go undefeated in the National Baseball Congress World Series since Team USA in 1995. In 2005, the Aloha Knights became founding members of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, and relocated to Corvallis following the 2006 season. The 2007 season marks the first time the team has taken the field as the Corvallis Knights.

The Corvallis Knights are like every other summer college baseball team in that they are designed to provide minor league-style competition for NCAA players that wish to continue on into professional baseball. The Knights operate in a manner similar to an independent minor league team: playing nightly before fans in stadiums which seat thousands, using wood bats and minor league specification equipment, and experiencing road trips between games. The Corvallis Knights actively recruit players, and have hosted collegiate athletes from throughout the United States and Canada. Like all other summer collegiate players, athletes are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility, and live with host families in the same manner as Single A and Independent League players.

  • All games are broadcast on 990 AM

[edit] 2007 On-Field Staff

[edit] Farm System

The Knights are somewhat unique from other Summer Collegiate Baseball teams in that they operate affiliate teams to develop talent. The Gresham Mountaineers are owned and operated by the Knights, and allow the team to perfect and further develop the skills of young collegiate athletes with potential (primarily freshmen and sophmores). The Mountaineers operate as an independent barnstorming team and play a 25-30 game schedule which includes the Corvallis Knights and several other WCCBL teams.

From 2001-2005, the Knights operated the Portland Cardinals and the Mt. Hood Cardinals as affiliate farm teams.

[edit] Championships and Honors

[edit] Knights Alumni in MLB Affiliated Baseball

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