Stanford University freshmen pitchers Brendan Beck and Jacob Palisch have signed with the Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League for the 2018 season, coach Brooke Knight announced Thursday.

Beck is a 6-foot-2, 190-pound right-hander who also plays infield. He graduated from Corona High School in Corona, California, where he was a two-time Big VIII League first-team all-star, and the league’s co-MVP as a senior.

He was 6-0 with a 0.35 ERA in 16 games as a pitcher with eight saves, was named the CHS Athlete of the Year, and earned all-section and all-state honors. His older brother, Tristan, also pitches for Stanford.

Palisch is a 6-5, 190-pound lefty from Jesuit College Prep High School in Richardson, Texas. He was a 2016 MaxPreps All-American, a first-team all-district and state tournament MVP, and the captain of his football and baseball teams as a senior.

The Knights open the 2018 season on May 30 with the seventh annual Science, Engineering & Arts Day game against the Portland Sea Dogs. They begin WCL play at Kelowna on June 6; their WCL home opener is June 12, against Wenatchee.

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