University of Oregon freshman pitcher Kolby Somers will return to the Corvallis Knights for the 2018 season, coach Brooke Knight announced Monday.
The Knights have also signed corner infielder Cameron Haskell, a University of Arizona junior who played at Palomar College in 2017.
Somers is a 6-foot-1, 205-pound lefty from Century High School in Hillsboro who was selected by Seattle in the 38th round of the 2017 MLB draft. He was 3-1 with a 2.95 ERA in nine games with the Knights in 2017, with a save and 17 strikeouts in 18.1 innings.
He was especially effective in the playoffs, with a win, a save, three strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in 4.2 innings over two appearances. He was a first-team 6A all-state selection and played in the Oregon All-Star Series in 2017 before joining the Knights.
Haskell led Palomar with a .357 (60-168) average and a team-high seven homers and 48 RBIs in 42 games. He played at UC Riverside in 2016 and hit .288 (15-52) in 21 games, with no homers and three RBIs.
He is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound left-handed hitter from Chaparral High School in Temecula, California. He was a first-team Southwestern League all-star and earned honorable mention on the Perfect Game California Region team as a high school senior.
Corvallis is the two-time defending WCL champion. The 2018 schedule will be announced later this fall.