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CBB Visit: Corvallis Knights at Kitsap Blue Jackets

Doug Buser

Doug Buser

Kitsap Blue Jackets 3, Corvallis Knights 1 (20 innings) (completion of suspended game)
Corvallis Knights 6, Kitsap Blue Jackets 3 (13 innings)

The Kitsap Blue Jackets play their home games at the Kitsap Fairgrounds and Events Center near Bremerton, WA, which is a one-hour ferry ride west of Seattle.

A wild West Coast League evening started with the completion of a game that was suspended after 16 innings on June 17 with the score 1-1, because the lights went out at 11 PM. It took another four innings to settle it. Andy Bethel (Washington) hit a ball into shallow center field with the bases loaded in the bottom of the twentieth inning. The outfielder dropped it to allow the winning run to score. Cody Hevner (hasn’t picked a college yet) got the win, and Steve Kalush (Santa Clara) got the loss. Box score and play-by-play The Knights defeated the Blue Jackets 1-0 the previous night (Liam Baron [Linn-Benton CC] pitched a three-hit shutout), and Blue Jackets owner Rick Smith, a Bremerton attorney, was quick to point out that his team had held the Knights, ranked #3 nationally by Perfect Game Crosschecker, to a total of two runs over 29 innings. Continue reading

CBB Interview with Donny Harrel (Seattle U.)

Donny Harrel - Courtesy Seattle U.

Donny Harrel

What was the driving force behind bringing back baseball as a varsity sport at Seattle U.?

Baseball was brought back at SU because our upper campus wanted its once strong sport back in participation. It was actually scheduled to be brought back 3 years from now, but the administration pushed it through and we now have the 4th Division I baseball program in the state of Washington.

Where will you be playing your home games?

We are currently working with the city of Bellevue to create a long term lease to play our home games at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, Washington.

What will your schedule look like for 2010?

We have a great schedule for 2010. Since we chose to go independent, we were able to pick and choose the teams we will be playing. As of right now, we have Division I opponents UW, WSU, Gonzaga, U. of Portland, U. of the Pacific, Oregon, Oregon State, Dallas Baptist, St. Mary’s, BYU, Nevada-Reno and New Mexico with some scheduling still to go. Continue reading

Donny Harrel Hired As Seattle University Head Baseball Coach

Donnie HarrelThe first coach of the reinstated Seattle University Redhawks baseball team will be Donny Harrel. Harrel is currently an assistant coach at Washington, and was previously an assistant coach at Oregon State.

Harrel’s first day on the job will be July 1. The Redhawks will field a Division I team for the 2009-2010 season.

Story from the Seattle U. site: Donny Harrel Hired As Seattle University Head Baseball Coach