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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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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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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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GWU Colonials Open New Ballpark

George Washington University Colonials LogoThe George Washington University (GWU) Colonials have opened their new stadium at Barcroft Park, built in a partnership between the university and the Arlington County (VA) government.  Read more hereWatch video of opener hereView GWU’s 2011 announcement here.

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West Coast League Expands to Medford, Yakima on Deck

The summer collegiate West Coast League has announced that the circuit is expanding to Medford (OR).  The team will be owned by Arizona-based Consolidated Sports Holdings International, Inc..  The group has pledged $250,000 in matching funds to help complete Harry & David Field.  The franchise will replace the amateur Southern Oregon RiverDawgs (Far West League) beginning Continue reading


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Ballpark Visit ALERT: Gesa Stadium (Pasco, WA)

LittleBallparks.com visits Gesa Stadium, home of the Single-A Tri-City Dust Devils (Northwest League).  As described by the site’s Paul Crumlish, Gesa is a “Nice little park a long way from anything. But amazing landscape of the Columbia River and lava flows is worth the drive. Sunset on the landscape is almost a distraction from the game.”  View photos here.

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