PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Corvallis Knights fell 6-3 to Port Angeles on a rainy Tuesday night at Civic Field, snapping their 16-game West Coast League winning streak.
Andy Atwood singled three times and drove in a run for the Knights (28-7, 22-7 WCL, 1-1 second half). They lost for the first time since an 8-5 setback to Bellingham back on June 20 and had won 18 in a row against all competition.
Jake Holcroft (Portland) had two hits and an RBI. Pilots’ teammate Tracye Tammaro singled and had an RBI for the Knights, who stranded 12 runners.
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Corvallis trailed 3-0 early before breaking through in the fifth on Tammaro’s RBI single. They pulled even in the sixth on RBIs by Holcroft and Atwood.
A solo homer in the seventh gave the Lefties a 4-3 lead. They added two unearned runs in the eighth inning to clinch the win and even the series 1-1.
Corvallis starter Chase Watkins (Cal Poly) pitched into the sixth and allowed two earned runs, with eight strikeouts. He had not allowed a run in three appearances before Tuesday.