Tag Archives: West Coast League

Bells Promote Morrell to AGM

Bellingham Bells New Primary Logo 2011PRESS RELEASE – The Bellingham Bells are excited to announce that Stephanie Morrell has been promoted to the role of assistant general manager, effective immediately. Previously, Morrell served as the team’s marketing director. Continue reading

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Mount Rainier League Founder Responds to Questions

Mount Rainier Professional Baseball LeagueBrandon Sparks from OlySports.com recently posed questions to Mike Greene, the founder of the developing Mount Rainier Professional Baseball League in the Pacific Northwest, about his plans for making the new circuit a success. Continue reading

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Baseball Supporters Oppose Pro Soccer at New Westminster (BC) Ballpark

Vancouver Whitecaps FC LogoBaseball supporters in New Westminster (BC) are fighting to stop the Vancouver Whitecaps FC (Major League Soccer) from placing a minor soccer franchise at a retrofitted Queens Park Stadium.  Read more and watch news report here.  As you might recall, the summer collegiate West Coast League had explored putting a new baseball franchise at the ballpark a couple of years ago.  Read more here.

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Klamath Falls Gems Extend Ballpark Lease Through 2020

Klamath Falls Gems LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Klamath Falls Gems recently extended their Lease for the use of Kiger Stadium for an additional five years. The original lease, signed in 2011, was set to expire at the end of the 2015 season. Continue reading

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WCL President Talks League Issues, Looks to Improve Circuit

West Coast League LogoDennis Koho, president of the summer collegiate West Coast League, has had a full season to visit all 12 host communities and recently talked about improvements to make the circuit better, including addressing the inequality in the control of facilities and travel.  Regarding expansion, Koho said the league is still open to it but is not actively seeking new franchises.  Read more here.

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Pippins Open Inaugural Season in Front of 3,209

Yakima Valley Pippins PrimaryAn announced crowd of 3,209 turned out Friday night at “The Orchard” (Yakima County Stadium) to watch the summer collegiate Yakima Valley Pippins (West Coast League) play their first-ever game.  The turnout was larger than any game the then-Single-A Yakima Bears (Northwest League) (now Hillsboro Hops) drew in their 23rd and final season at the ballpark in 2012.  Read more here.

Mascot Scott T. Pippin at inaugural home opener, Yakima Valley Pippins Twitter photo

Mascot Scott T. Pippin at inaugural home opener, Yakima Valley Pippins Twitter photo

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West Coast League Unveils New Website, Announces Partnership with Black Ball Ferry Line

West Coast League LogoPRESS RELEASE – With the start of the West Coast League’s 10th season only days away, the League is excited to announce a partnership with Black Ball Ferry Line that will see the Coho Ferry designated as the “Preferred Ferry of the West Coast League” for the 2014 season. Continue reading

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