The Corvallis Knights have signed three current/future University of Utah players for the 2018 West Coast League season, coach Brooke Knight announced Monday.
One of the signees is Crescent Valley senior catcher Briley Knight, a 2018 Utah commit and the son of the Knights’ head coach. The other two are freshmen pitchers Brett Brocoff and Ian MacIver.
Briley Knight is a 5-foot-9, 180-pound left-handed hitter who played at Coronado High in San Diego before transferring to CV for his final two seasons.
He was the Mid-Willamette Conference's player of the year and a first-team 5A all-state and first-team MWC all-star as a junior, when he hit .493 with 14 doubles, 17 stolen bases, seven homers and 46 RBIs.
Knight was also a first-team all-CIF and all-state catcher at Coronado in 2016 as a sophomore. He quarterbacked the football team to a state title that fall and was named the Eastern League MVP.
Brocoff is a 6-1, 175-pounder from Desert Oasis High in Las Vegas. He was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 28th round of the 2017 MLB draft as the 830th overall pick following a senior year when he was the 4A Southern Nevada player of the year and an all-state selection.
He was 6-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 49 innings and hit .421 with 15 doubles, three home runs and 37 RBIs in 2017.
MacIver is a 6-foot, 160-pounder from College Park High in Pleasant Hill, California. He was the 2016 Diablo Valley Athletic League most valuable pitcher and earned all-league honors three times. He had a 7-4 record with a 1.11 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 62⅔ innings as a senior.