By Mick Tidrow
Starting pitching dominated on both sides, but Corvallis squeaked out a 1-0 victory Sunday from Gene Lobe Field.
Nick Caudillo started on the mound for Kitsap (7-17) and worked efficiently through seven innings.
The Corvallis (11-10) offense mustered only one hit off Caudillo. In the top of the third, Greg Saenz singled to lead off the inning. Caudillo struck out two of three in the inning to work out of the jam.
Caudillo allowed one hit and no runs through seven innings, throwing 110 pitches.
Ryley Widell started on the hill for Corvallis and held pitch for pitch with Caudillo.
Jack Stronach led off the bottom of the first with a single and Daniel Lopez walked. After a sacrifice bunt by Luke Stampfl, Widell wiggled out of the jam.
Kitsap added only one more hit the rest of the game, in the bottom of the sixth Joey Galeno singled.
Widell finished with six innings of two-hit, shutout baseball.
It took until the top of the ninth to produce the first run of the game.
Former BlueJacket Kyle Nobach led off the inning with a single against Kitsap’s Joey Angyus (1-3). Zak Taylor smacked a double to drive in Nobach and the Knights led 1-0.
Chase Kaplan entered for Corvallis in the last frame. He struck out two batters to end the game.
Trenton Dupre (3-0) earned the victory, working a scoreless eighth.
Angyus was tagged with the loss for Kitsap.
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