Baseball a dream of tranquility, Corvallis Knights win 5-1

The Corvallis Knights stand in their dugout in a game vs the Springfield Drifters on June 20, 2024, at Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium on June 20, 2024.
The Corvallis Knights stand in their dugout in a game vs the Springfield Drifters on June 20, 2024, at Oregon State University’s Goss Stadium on June 20, 2024.
Carter Pardue

The Corvallis Knights won last night, 5-1, hosting The Springfield Drifters in game three, at Goss Stadium.

The Knights tallied two runs in the first half and then, by the second half, padded three more runs one via the walk and two more by base knocks.

During the 8th inning, Knights booted around the ball, which led to the Drifters shrinking the margin.

According to Paul Vazquez, the team had a great attitude after a difficult couple days and was able to stop the Drifters with defense and scoring runs at the right moment.

Knights head coach, Brooke Knight said, “Baseball should be the place of tranquility where we can put the rest of the world aside and go play baseball.”

The Knights responded after the Drifters hung in there towards the late innings and put up a fight. Payton Riske started the game, and the team behind him executed defensively. The Drifters put up a good fight, and the Knights needed a spark to have the momentum that they had later in the game as Knight mentioned. 

Knight made it evident “That they wouldn’t kick their feet up just because it’s summer and the guys know this.”

Ty Yukumoto provided timely hits, played good defense, and overall had a great day. The Corvallis Knights still have a lot of room for improvement with time to grow and are going to work hard for it according to Knight.

Again, Knight said, “We’re looking for ways to help these guys chase their dreams and work in their craft and get better.”

There is a hopeful concern that the team should work on getting up to the plate and improving their strike zone, if they can do that games would turn out better, according to Knight.

Knight finally mentioned that there are potential players we might see on screen one day, and as of today, the most important thing is consistency. “Showing up every day to be the best we can be whether things are going well for us personally in our own world or not.”

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