Every Friday leading up to the start of our inaugural season in the West Coast League we will be featuring one of our 15 league opponents in our Around the WCL series. The West Coast League was founded in 2005 and will grow to 16 teams in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington and Oregon for the 2022 season. This week: the Corvallis Knights

The Knights won its 5th straight, and 7th total, WCL championship last summer. Photo: Corvallis Knights

Founded: 1990

Home Stadium: Goss Stadium at Coleman Field | Corvallis, OR

Mascots: Mack the Knight & Lil’ King

2021 Season: 37-11 | 5th straight WCL Championship

Best Seasons:

  • 7x West Coast League Champions: 2008, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019
  • NBC World Series Champions: 2004
  • Kamloops International Baseball Tournament Champions: 2003
  • 3x Portland City League Champions

Walk off win. Photo: Corvallis Knights

Notable Alumni:

  • MLB
    • Andrew Susac
    • Bobby Scales
    • Brent Morel
    • Bud Norris
    • Chris Stewart
    • J. Johnson
    • Greg Mahle
    • Jace Fry
    • James Sherfy
    • Josh Osich
    • Marc Rzepczynski (2011 World Series Champion)
    • Matt Andriese
    • Matt Boyd
    • Matt Duffy
    • Matt Hague
    • Mike Thurman
    • Mitch Haniger
    • Nick Madrigal
    • Rocky Gale
    • Sam Gaviglio
    • Stephen Nogosek
    • Tommy Hanson
    • Tyler Anderson

Mack the Knight & Lil’ King. Photo: Corvallis Knights


The team was inaugurated as the Aloha Knights. The Knights were named after the team’s top sponsor, Penny Knight, who is the spouse of Nike co-founder Phil Knight.

The Aloha Knights were one of the founding members of the West Coast League. The team relocated from the Portland area to Corvallis in 2007, adopting the current team name.

Fun fact: Corvallis holds West Coast League record of 535 regular season victories (500 was 2nd win this season).

The Knights share their home stadium with the NCAA’s Oregon State University Beavers – 2006, 2007 and 2018 College World Series champions. The field, built in 1907, is the oldest continuous ballpark in the nation.

Goss Stadium. Photo: Corvallis Knights