Knights Sign University of Oregon Outfielder
The Corvallis Knights of the West Coast League have signed University of Oregon freshman outfielder Sebastian Orduno for the 2020 season, head coach Brooke Knight announced Monday.
He is a 5-foot-11, 195-pounder from San Pedro, Calif., who played at St. John Bosco High School. He bats and throws left-handed.
Orduno missed his senior year of high school with an injury. As a junior, he hit .312, with a 4.55 on-base percentage, and earned first-team Trinity League all-star honors. He also pitched and had a 0.93 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 15 innings.
He hit .326 and was honorable-mention all-league as a sophomore. Orduno was a Perfect Game preseason Underclass All-American High Honorable Mention selection in 2017 and 2018
The Knights open the 2020 home season on June 2 with their ninth annual Weyerhaeuser Science, Engineering & Art Day game at Goss Stadium. Their West Coast League opener is June 5 at Yakima Valley; their WCL home opener is June 12 against longtime rival Bend.
Corvallis starts the season on the road versus the Humboldt, Calif., Crabs in a three-game series at Arcata Baseball Park, May 29-31.
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