The Corvallis Knights will open the 2018 season on May 30 with the seventh annual Science, Engineering & Art Day game against the Portland Sea Dogs at Goss Stadium.

It’s the first of 32 home games for the Knights, the two-time defending West Coast League champions.

“We’re excited to defend our WCL title this summer in front of our amazing fans at the best college park on the West Coast,” team president/GM Bre Miller said. “Our schedule features some great dates from mid-June through our final home series in August.”

The Knights open the WCL season at Kelowna on June 6. The home portion of the WCL slate begins on June 12, against the Wenatchee AppleSox.

Corvallis hosts the WCL’s newest team, the Portland Pickles, on June 26-28. It hosts defending North Division champion Victoria on July 7-9 in a rematch of last year’s WCL Championship Series.

The annual Oregon State Credit Union Fireworks Night is set for Tuesday, July 3, against a to-be-determined nonleague opponent.

Opening Day for the WCL’s 14th season is set for June 1, with three 2017 playoff teams hosting games. Victoria entertains Wenatchee, North Division runner-up Kelowna welcomes Bellingham, and South Division runner-up Yakima Valley hosts Walla Walla.

The Pickles play their inaugural WCL contest at home on June 1 against the Port Angeles Lefties at Walker Stadium in Portland’s Lents Park. They replace the Gresham GreyWolves in the WCL lineup.

This year’s 54-game regular-season schedule was extended by three days, to Aug. 8. With the addition of the Pickles to the South Division, Yakima Valley was shifted to the North Division and Walla Walla was moved to the South Division.

The WCL All-Star Game is set for July 17, hosted by the Port Angeles Lefties at Civic Field in Port Angeles.

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