PRESS 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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PRESS 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
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
Interested 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.
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
PRESS RELEASE – The Bellingham Bells have recently hired Dave Grant to be the voice of the Bells for the 2014 season. Grant will provide play-by-play commentary for all 56 games during the summer. Continue reading
PRESS 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.
Proposed 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.
PRESS 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
Holly 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.
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
Holly 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.
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.
Representatives 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.
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
Owners 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.
The 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.”
The 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.
Newly 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.
Jim 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
PRESS 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
The 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:
Wednesday 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
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
PRESS 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
While it’s not surprising news to us, it appears that expansion into Redding (CA) and Chico (CA) is on the horizon for the summer collegiate West Coast League. As we have viewed the WCL’s future for some time, this potential move into California is a necessary next step for the league to truly capture the West Coast and solidify its place as one of the top three summer collegiate circuits in the country. Read more here.