Offense and defense came together for Corvallis in an 8-3 win over Kitsap Friday at Gene Lobe Field.
Jake Suddreth (4-4) started on the mound for Kitsap (7-15) and walked the first batter of the game Kyle Nobach. Nobach scored on an RBI groundout by Roman Garcia to give the Knights (9-10) an early 1-0 lead.
Corvallis continued to apply pressure in the third against Suddreth when Andy Atwood and Roman Garcia singled. Zack Taylor drove a two RBI single to push Corvallis up 3-0.
Michael Farris led off the sixth for the Knights and walked. Matt Kelly singled and Kyle Nobach drove a single to score both runners to give Corvallis a 5-0.
In the bottom of the seventh, Kitsap put two runs on the board courtesy of an RBI single by Jack Stronach and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Luke Stampfl.
Corvallis poured in three more in the top of the eight started. Matt Kelly, Cody Hawken and Emilio Encantar walked to load the bases.
With two outs, Andy Atwood launched a single to score two runs. Garcia followed with a singled to score another, and Corvallis led 8-2.
The BlueJackets offense added a run in the ninth when Daniel Lopez knocked a sacrifice fly to score Justin Bundy, who singled to start the inning.
Hazahel Quijada (3-0) started and earned the win for Corvallis.
Stronach and Bundy finished with two hits for Kitsap.
Garcia added three hits for Corvallis.
Game two of the series is Saturday from Gene Lobe Field. First pitch is 6:35 pm on BlueJackets TV. Follow @BlueJacketBall on twitter for live updates on the team.