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
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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.
PRESS RELEASE – After a week of voting by Medford Elementary School children, more than 800 entries and a grueling selection process, Rowdy made his debut as the Medford Rogues’ mascot today in front of a packed house at Lone Pine Elementary School in Medford. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Walla Walla Sweets are excited to announce the signing of award-winning radio talent Howard Hoffman as the play-by-play broadcaster for the 2013 season. Hoffman enjoyed a 40-year career in radio that took him to San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Hoffman will make his first foray into baseball broadcasting by joining the Sweets as the Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – A new voice will be behind the microphone this season as Spencer Thurling has been hired as the AppleSox new radio broadcaster. Thurling will announce every AppleSox game on the team’s radio home 560 KPQ and online at kpq.com. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – There’s a certain irony to a Virginia Tech graduate joining a franchise called the Wahoos, a nickname often used by sports teams from the arch-rival University of Virginia. But life often works in mysterious ways. And if that entails a die-hard Hokie becoming a Wahoo to join Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – HarbourCats General Manager Holly Jones is pleased to unveil the team’s new mascot and invites all fans to suggest a name for the newest member of the HarbourCats family. The Times-Colonist newspaper is hosting the “Name the Mascot” contest, which kicks-off with a special notice in their Sunday, February 10th edition. Be sure to watch for it! Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The Bellingham Bells recently hired Michael Weisman to be the voice of the Bells for the upcoming 2013 season. Michael will broadcast all 57 games this summer. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – The food service at the Klamath Falls Gems will be headed by Jerry Crane this year. Mr. Crane has owned three catering and concession companies over the past 12 years. He has fed over a million and a half people in the last 10 years as well as catered for groups as large as 9,000 people at one time. Continue reading
The sale of the assets of the summer collegiate Oneonta Outlaws (Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League) from co-owners Keith Rogers and Dan Scaring of Saratoga Springs (NY) to Oneonta (NY) businessman Gary Laing was completed over the weekend. Because Laing wasn’t interested in fielding a team in the PGCBL or he simply didn’t want to pay for the PGCBL’s more premium franchise rights, he plans Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Victoria HarbourCats Owner John McLean and General Manager Holly Jones are pleased to announce that the City of Victoria and the Victoria HarbourCats have been awarded the 2013 West Coast League (WCL) All-Star Game. Continue reading
CSH International, Inc., the owner of the summer collegiate West Coast League’s expansion franchise in Medford (OR), will unveil the team’s name, logo and website on Tuesday, November 13 at 2 p.m. at Chadwick’s Pub & Sports Bar, 2300 Biddle Road in the Rogue Regency. Read more here.
PRESS RELEASE – Veteran minor league baseball executive Grant Wilson has been named the new General Manager of the Klamath Falls Gems of the West Coast League. Team owner Jerry Walker made the announcement Monday. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Jerry and Lisa Walker of the San Francisco Giants’ Class A affiliate, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes have purchased ownership of the Klamath Falls Gems. The transfer of the team and franchise from an ownership group comprised of various West Coast League executives and local owners will be immediate. Continue reading