Veteran Corvallis Knights pitcher Max Beatty will miss this college baseball season while undergoing treatment for testicular cancer, teampresident Dan Segel announced.
He was diagnosed with cancer this past December and immediately underwent surgery. He is likely to begin a six- to eight-week course of chemotherapy in the near future.
A junior at Pacific Lutheran in Puyallup, Wash., Beatty was a second-team All-West Coast League selection and a West Division all-star in 2011, when he was 6-2 with a 2.70 ERA in 12 regular-season and playoff appearances.
Beatty, a Vancouver, Wash., native, will not pitch this spring. He hopes to redshirt and not lose a year of eligibility, and still pitch this summer.
“We will do anything and everything we can to support Max and to hasten his recovery,” Segel said. “He has been an integral part of our team the past two summers. Our thoughts, and those of our fans, are with him and his family at this time.”
Cards of support can be sent to Max Beatty, 811 SE 75th Court, Vancouver, WA 98664.
Ace on the 13th hole at Trysting Tree
Larry McGavghy had his first hole-in-one on Thursday on the 132-yard 13th hole at Trystree Tree, course officials announced.
McGavghy used a pitching wedge on the shot. Doug Skillorn and Dan Forsom were witnesses.