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Knights Announce 2013 Promotional Schedule.

March 18, 2013

Two Fireworks Nights, Cap Night, Cowbell Night Among Top Attractions

Knights Announce 2013 Promotional Schedule.

The popular ZOOperstars! will be back for an encore engagement. Cowbell and Cap nights return. FAIL! Night will make its debut.

Mix in six Block 15 Thursdays, two Fireworks Nights, two Dashes for Cash, Cap Night, two Bi-Mart $2 Tuesdays, and you've got the basic ingredients a recipe for summer fun at Corvallis Knights games at Goss Stadium.

Those attractions, and many, many more, are included in a promotional schedule the Knights unveiled on Monday for their seventh season at Goss Stadium. The fun begins on June 4, when they meet the Portland Lobos in a nonconference Science and Art Day contest.

The ace of the promotional rotation is the July 3 OSU Federal Credit Union Fireworks Night game against Bellingham, a rite of summer in the mid-valley. The last four holiday Fireworks Nights were sellouts, and the 2009 edition drew a franchise-record crowd of 3,506 fans.

"We've lined up another outstanding promotional schedule that will provide night after night of quality entertainment," Knights' president Dan Segel said. "ZOOperstars! and fireworks are fun for the entire family, and our fans can help create even more fun on our various theme nights.

"They're just part of a lineup that should make 2013 our best summer yet in Corvallis and make Goss Stadium the summer destination for fans throughout the Mid-Valley. We remain dedicated to providing great entertainment that's affordable for the family."

A second Fireworks Night is planned for Aug, 8, sponsored by PEAK Internet and Pioneer Telephone, when the Knights again host the Lobos in their regular-season finale.

The June 14 FAIL! Night will commemorate the 49th anniversary of the Lou Brock-for-Ernie Broglio trade between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, rated by many baseball experts as the worst deal in major-league history. It will feature prizes, skits and videos celebrating failure in sports and the real world.

All 31 home dates (32 games) have a promotional tie-in, from giveaways to the appearance by the ZOOperstars! to reduced admission to special reduced concession prices (including five $1 hot dog nights), or a combination of the aforementioned. "Everyone can find something special at the ballpark every night, throughout the summer," Segel said.

The annual free Youth Clinic, sponsored by Starker Forests, is set for 9 a.m. until noon on June 22.

Other noteworthy events include:

* Big League Chew Opening Night on June 12. The first 250 fans through the gates get a pouch of Big League Chew, pack of Knights' trading cards and a Corvallis Knights 2013 magnet schedule.

* ZOOperstars! on June 22.

* Block 15 Thursdays on June 13, July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25 and Aug. 8.

* Kids $1,000 Dash for Cash Nights, on June 15 and August 3.

* Cap Night presented by the Mario Pastega House, on July 26.

* Cowbell Night, presented by Linn Benton Tractor, on June 21.

* Wilson Motors Night on July 26, with free general admission tickets available at the longtime Corvallis automobile dealership.

* PEAK Internet/Pioneer Telephone Fireworks Night, set for the August 8 regular-season home finale.

For a complete list of the promotional schedule, click here.

The Knights open the season on June 4 with a nonconference game against the Portland Lobos on Science and Art Day at Goss Stadium. They start WCL play June 5 at Wenatchee; the home conference opener is June 12 against Kitsap.

Corvallis has captured six consecutive South (formerly West) Division regular-season titles and has advanced to the WCL Championship Series in five of the past six seasons. The Knights lost to Wenatchee in Game 3 of the 2012 WCL Championship Series.