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The Corvallis Knights have signed Crescent Valley High School graduate Corey Conklin for the 2018 season, head coach Brooke Knight announced Friday.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder is a redshirt junior infielder at Eastern Kentucky, an Ohio Valley Conference school located in Richmond, Kentucky. He played at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington, the past two seasons.

Conklin hit .276 (40-145) in 45 games, with no homers, 20 RBIs and eight steals in 10 attempts in 2017, when he earned second-team Western Region all-NWAC honors. LCC went 40-10 and captured the Northwest Athletic Conference championship.

He hit .180 (25-139) in 47 games as a freshman in 2016, with no homers, 10 RBIs and 10 steals in 13 attempts.

Conklin played for the Fort McMurray (Alberta) Giants in the Western Major Baseball League last summer. He hit .208 (25-120) in 37 games, with no homers and 10 RBIs.

He was a 5A all-state player, a Mid-Willamette Conference all-star and a member of the South team at the Oregon All-Star Series as a CV senior in 2014, when he hit .477 with two home runs, 16 doubles and 43 RBIs. He was also all-conference as a junior.

Corvallis is the two-time defending WCL champion. The 2018 schedule will be announced later this fall.

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