The Corvallis Knights have signed three players from Cal Poly for the 2018 West Coast League season, coach Brooke Knight announced Wednesday.
The newest Knights are freshman pitcher Darren Nelson and sophomore pitcher Connor Redmond, returnees from the 2017 WCL championship team, and freshman outfielder Cole Cabrera.
Nelson is a 6-foot-8, 240-pounder from Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, California. He was 2-1 with a 1.25 ERA in 11 appearances in 2017, with 27 strikeouts in 21 ⅔ innings. He also played outfield and hit .318 (21-66) in 23 games, with no homers and eight RBIs.
Redmond is a 6-3, 185-pound righty from Danville, California, who attended De La Salle High School. He was an honorable-mention WCL all-star in 2016 after going 1-2 with a 3.44 ERA in seven games, with 23 strikeouts in 34 innings.
Cabrera is a 5-11, 165-pounder from Punahou High School in Honolulu. He was selected by Tampa Bay in the 37th round of the 2017 MLB draft after earning Perfect Game honorable-mention All-American honors.
Corvallis is the two-time defending WCL champion. The 2018 schedule will be announced later this fall.