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Second-Year HarbourCats Release 2014 Promo Schedule

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – With single-seat sales set to start on Saturday, April 19, the Victoria HarbourCats are excited to reveal the promotional plan for the 2014 season at SPORTS TRADERS DIAMOND at Royal Athletic Park. Continue reading

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Pippins Finalize First-Round Ballpark Improvement Plan

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins are within two months of their inaugural Opening Day. In order to be ready for the return of baseball to Yakima County Stadium, the club has finalized plans for season one improvements to the ballpark. “We are excited to get a shovel in the ground and get started,” said general manager Danny Tetzlaff. “These first-round improvements will take a very good Continue reading

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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Borleske Stadium (Walla Walla, WA)

Charlies Ballparks PageCharles O’Reilly from CharliesBallparks.com visits Borleske Stadium, home of the summer collegiate Walla Walla Sweets (West Coast League).  Read more and view photos here.

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Pippins Announce Hiring of GM

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins are proud to announce the addition of Danny Tetzlaff to the front office staff. Tetzlaff will serve as the General Manager for the Pippins. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Pippins front office and will be able to enhance the Pippins on-field product as well as the fan experience. Continue reading

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Pippins Announce Radio Deal, Inaugural Voice

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins and TownSquare Media announced today that they have agreed to terms on a relationship, establishing ESPN 1460 Yakima as the exclusive English-language broadcast home of the Yakima Valley Pippins – every game, home and away. Continue reading

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Kiger Stadium to Get Improvements in Preparation for 2014 WCL All-Star Game

Klamath Falls Gems LogoPRESS RELEASE – Fans will notice significant changes and improvements this spring and summer when attending games at Klamath’s Kiger Stadium. The City of Klamath Falls, The Kiger Association, along with Jerry and Lisa Walker, owners of the Klamath Falls Gems, have pooled together resources for improvements at Kiger Stadium that will include the building of new ADA accessible men’s and women’s restrooms. Continue reading

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Rogues Unveil Bobblehead-Crazy Promotional Schedule, Announce Concerts Series

Medford Rogues LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Medford Rogues have announced their full promotions schedule for the 2014 season at Harry and David Field. Highlighted promotions include five bobble head giveaways, baseball giveaways, three fireworks shows and additional premium dates. Continue reading

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AppleSox Introduce New Broadcaster

Wenatchee AppleSox LogoPRESS RELEASE – There will be a new voice calling all the action this summer for the Wenatchee AppleSox. Trevor Williams, who currently attends the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, has been hired at the team’s radio broadcaster for the 2014 season. Fans can hear Williams announce all 58 AppleSox game this summer on the team’s new Continue reading

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The Future of the West Coast League

West Coast League LogoInterested in gaining more insight into the summer collegiate West Coast League?  WCL president Dennis Koho makes a few comments about league expansion and takes a bit of a Dick Radatz, Jr.-type shot at the summer collegiate Cape Cod League in a recent interview with Best Coast Baseball.  Read more here.

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AppleSox Release 15th Anniversary Logo

Wenatchee AppleSox LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Wenatchee AppleSox will wear commemorative jerseys in 2014 which will include a new 15th anniversary logo. The jerseys will be auctioned off at the end of the season with the proceeds being donated to charity. Fans will be able to purchase limited edition 15th anniversary t-shirts and sweatshirts at games this year. Continue reading

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Pippins Launch Website

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins launched their official website, PippinsBaseball.com, on January 21st, 2014. PippinsBaseball.com will be the central hub for fans when they want to buy Pippins tickets andgear, listen to live games, and up-to-date news on the Yakima Valley Pippins. Continue reading

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Lil’ K and Mack the Knight Named Knights’ Staff Members of the Year for 2013

Corvallis Knights LogoPRESS RELEASE – Two mascots who generate fun, energy and excitement at Goss Stadium and at other public appearances have been named the Corvallis Knights Staff Members of the Year for 2013, general manager Bre Kerkvliet announced.

Lil' K and Mack the Knight

Lil’ K and Mack the Knight

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Improvements Coming to Yakima’s Ballpark?

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryProposed plans to upgrade Yakima County Stadium, the new home for the summer collegiate Yakima Valley Pippins (West Coast League) expansion franchise, are being discussed.  On the list so far are larger dugouts, seats behind home plate, and a refurbishing of the beer garden and group party decks.   Read more here.

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It’s the ‘Yakima Valley Pippins’

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryPRESS RELEASE – After three months of fan voting, community feedback and internal design work, the newest West Coast League (WCL) franchise will take the field in 2014 as the Yakima Valley Pippins. The team also announced that Selah native Marcus McKimmy, the head coach of the Yakima Valley Community College baseball team, would lead the team as the inaugural manager. The announcement Continue reading

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Stone Crabs Hire Former HarbourCats GM

Charlotte Stone Crabs LogoHolly Jones, the former general manager of the summer collegiate Victoria HarbourCats (West Coast League) during their inaugural season, has been hired as the new assistant general manager of the Single-A Charlotte Stone Crabs (Florida State League).  Read more here.

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Seating Upgrades Coming to Royal Athletic Park

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – The HarbourCats are excited to announce that bucket-style seats with backs will be installed by the City of Victoria in six sections of Royal Athletic Park for the 2014 West Coast League season, making our fans’ experience entirely more comfortable. The new seats will replace existing bench-style seating. The upgrade will improve more than 1,300 seats of the RAP Continue reading

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Pacific Baseball Ventures Hires Director of Baseball Operations for New Yakima Team

West Coast League LogoPRESS RELEASE – Pacific Baseball Ventures, the group that was awarded a West Coast League (WCL) franchise to begin play in Yakima for the 2014 season, has hired Noel Zanchelli (pronounced “zan-kelly”) to the be the first Director of Operations for the Yakima franchise. Zanchelli will oversee all day-to-day activities of the team in the Yakima market, including ticket sales, stadium Continue reading

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HarbourCats Hire New GM (with Prairie League History)

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – The new General Manager of the Victoria HarbourCats brings with him a love of the game and an extensive background in baseball operations, marketing and media. Continue reading

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West Coast League Re-Aligns, Moves to Three Divisions

West Coast League LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Board of Directors of the West Coast League has voted to re-align the league’s divisions for the 2014 season. The vote moved to create a three-division alignment based on natural geographical boundaries. Continue reading

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HarbourCats’ GM Resigns for Personal Reasons

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoHolly Jones, general manager of the first-year summer collegiate Victoria HarbourCats (West Coast League) has left the team.  The reason cited by the club was that Jones wished to return to her home and family in Oregon.  Jones was named the 2013 WCL Executive of the Year.  Read more here.

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Yakima Name-the-Team Finalists Announced

West Coast League LogoThe owners of the new summer collegiate West Coast League franchise in Yakima (WA) have announced the following five finalists for the name-the-team contest:

1 – Pippins
2 – Red Tails
3 – Short Hops
4 – SunRays
5 – Cascaders

Fans can vote online at www.yakimabaseball.com starting on Friday, Sept 20th.

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Leased Finalized in Yakima for West Coast League Team

West Coast League LogoRepresentatives from Pacific Baseball Ventures and the Central Washington State Fair Park Association officially signed a lease securing Yakima’s entry into the summer collegiate West Coast League for the 2014 season.  Read more here.

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Gems Announce New Personnel

Klamath Falls Gems LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Klamath Falls Gems have named Dustin Howell Director of Marketing for the team.  Dustin, a local resident of Klamath Falls, will immediately assume the role and begin preparations for the 2014 Season. Continue reading

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Rogues Announce Mexican Independence Day Festival at Harry & David Field

Medford Rogues LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Medford Rogues, in association with EJ Marketing & Production of Medford, are proud to announce that Harry & David Field will be the home of “Celebra las Fiestas Patrias,” a celebration of the September 16 Mexican Independence Day. The facility will host a festival from 1 to 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 15 featuring music, dance, food and drink for the entire family. Continue reading

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Yakima West Coast League Team Launches Website, Name-the-Team Contest (Formal Release)

West Coast League LogoPRESS RELEASE – Pacific Baseball Ventures (PBV), who was awarded a West Coast League franchise in the Yakima market, beginning play in 2014, has launched a website, www.yakimabaseball.com, to invite the community to participate in the naming and branding of the club. The site will have information about the upcoming season, about the ownership group, and Continue reading

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Team Yakima Launches Name-the-Team Contest

West Coast League LogoOwners of the summer collegiate West Coast League expansion franchise in Yakima (WA) have launched a name-the-team contest.  The team will play at Yakima County Stadium beginning in 2014 — replacing the Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League), which relocated to a new ballpark in Hillsboro (OR) and became the Hillsboro Hops.   Click here to enter the contest.

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New WCL Chief Has a Vision

West Coast League LogoThe new president of the summer collegiate West Coast League Dennis Koho has been on the job almost a month and a half after replacing Ken Wilson.  He recently finished his tour of every WCL ballparks and has articulated a vision.  Koho had this to say in the Wenatchee World newspaper:

“My job is fundamentally different than my predecessor’s. It’s not expansion, it’s keeping the ship running right, of course, but also primarily to enhance the brand of the West Coast League.”

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HarbourCats Break WCL Single-Game Attendance Record During All-Star Game

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – History was made all across Royal Athletic Park. Tuesday night at the 2013 WCL All-Star Game, as 4,210 fans watched the South Division All-Stars knock off the North by a score of 7-5.

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First-Year HarbourCats Host WCL All-Star Game Tonight

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoThe summer collegiate Victoria HarbourCats host the 2013 West Coast League All-Star Game tonight at Royal Athletic Park starting at 7:05 p.m. (Pacific).  Click here for details.  This is quite an honor for the inaugural franchise, which will attempt to break the league’s single-game attendance record of 4,156 fans.  Watch or listen to the game live here.
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Miss Oregon Goes Rogue for Charity

Medford Rogues LogoNewly crowned Miss Oregon, Allison Cook, has chosen Harry & David Field, home of the summer collegiate Medford Rogues (West Coast League), to make her first public appearance.  She will attend a game between the first-year Rogues and Klamath Falls Gems on July 20 to support a fundraising effort for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Read more here.

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AppleSox Still Working to Advance New Digs

Wenatchee AppleSox LogoJim Corcoran and his summer collegiate Wenatchee AppleSox (West Coast League) have been working to upgrade their operations via a new or renovated ballpark for some time, so we are pleased to see they remain focused on this mission with patience and resolve.  Read more here.  Indeed, we are rooting for them.  If any team out there deserves a little new ballpark love, it’s the Continue reading

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West Coast League Appoints New President

West Coast League LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Board of Directors of the West Coast League announced today the appointment of Dennis Koho as League president. Koho, an attorney in private practice in Keizer, Oregon, served as Keizer’s Mayor from 1993 to 1999 and is currently a member of the Keizer City Council. During his tenure as mayor he was instrumental in the construction of Volcanoes Continue reading

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HarbourCats Show Off Duds

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoThe summer collegiate Victoria HarbourCats (West Coast League) held their inaugural home stand at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria (BC) last Wednesday through Friday with three wins and league-leading 1,883 per game average in attendance.  Not only are they winning, but they are looking good doing it sporting the uniforms below:

Victoria HarbourCats Uniforms

This 59FIFTY® fitted cap is one of two official on-field caps for the HarbourCats. It features an embroidered (raised) white "HC" logo on the front, stitched New Era® flag at wearer's left side and embroidered maple leaf on the rear.

This 59FIFTY® fitted cap is one of two official on-field caps for the HarbourCats. It features an embroidered (raised) white “HC” logo on the front, stitched New Era® flag at wearer’s left side and embroidered maple leaf on the rear.

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Rogues, HarbourCats Make Debut

Medford Rogues LogoVictoria Harbour Cats Head LogoWednesday was opening night for two new teams in the summer collegiate West Coast League.  The Medford Rogues made their regular-season debut in front of a “paid crowd” of 1,282 at newly improved Harry & David Field.  Read more here.  Meanwhile the Victoria HarbourCats kicked off the regular season in front of a sold-out Continue reading

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West Coast League Chief Steps Down

West Coast League Logo Ken Wilson, president of the summer collegiate West Coast League, announced this past week that he will be stepping down from his role.  He will continue to serve as an advisor and consultant to the league through August 31st of this year. Continue reading

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Upgrades Progressing at Medford’s Harry & David Field

Medford Rogues LogoPlanned upgrades to Harry & David Field, home of the expansion summer collegiate Medford Rogues (West Coast League) appear to be coming along nicely with new, expanded seating in place.  Check out these photos below from the Rogues’ Facebook page:

Medford Rogues Stadium Upgrades 1Medford Rouges Stadium Upgrades 2

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West Coast League Expands to Yakima

West Coast League LogoPRESS RELEASE – The West Coast League will expand in 2014 as Pacific Baseball Ventures, LLC (PBV), the ownership group of the Walla Walla Sweets, announced today that they have been awarded a West Coast League membership in Yakima, Washington. The soon-to-be-named Yakima team will begin WCL play in time for the 2014 season. The Sweets will continue to play in Walla Continue reading

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HarbourCats Unveil All-Star Game Logo

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – General Manager Holly Jones is pleased to announce that the Yates Street Tap House will be the presenting partner of the 2013 West Coast League All-Star Game. The game will be held on July 23 on the HarbourCats home field at Royal Athletic Park.  The HarbourCats are also excited to reveal the official 2013 WCL All-Star Game logo. Continue reading

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HarbourCats Unveil Official Team Mascot

Victoria Harbour Cats Head LogoPRESS RELEASE – General Manager Holly Jones is pleased to reveal the team’s new mascot. Harvey the HarbourCat debuted on Thursday morning at the Hotel Rialto. He was welcomed to the Victoria mascot community by Marty the Marmot from the Victoria Royals, Striker from the Victoria Highlanders, and Thunder from the University of Victoria. Continue reading

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