As the Cowlitz Black Bears (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) walked off the diamond after their season’s last game on Aug. 7, they left behind another summer’s worth of wear and tear on Lower Columbia College’s David Story Field. In the past several years, the condition of the college’s field has deteriorated so much that the LCC Red Devils baseball team won’t play on the field until repairs can be made. Read more here. View older ballpark photos here.
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Matt Acker, who is working to place a summer collegiate West Coast League franchise in Port Angeles (WA), has narrowed the list of potential team names to Hooks, Pinchers, Sasquatch and Timber Giants. Vote here. Read background story here. Based on a clue in the background story about a relocation and the rumor we have heard, it appears Acker is going to move his once-promising but now-attendance-cellar-dweller Kitsap BlueJackets to Port Angeles under a new name, and place the BlueJackets in the Puget Sound Collegiate League, where he serves as president. Read about Acker’s acquisition of the BlueJackets here.
PRESS RELEASE – It is going to be a fun-filled summer at West Coast League ballparks in 2016. Fans will not only get to experience outstanding action on the field, but all 11 teams have fantastic promotions scheduled throughout the season. Continue reading
The summer collegiate West Coast League is reportedly targeting Port Angeles (WA) as a new location for a baseball franchise. The city of about 19,000 residents is just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Victoria (BC), home of the circuit’s Victoria HarbourCats. If a deal is secured, the team would play at Civic Stadium with its great view of the Olympic Mountains. Read more here. Thanks to Brandon Sparks from OlySports.com for the heads up.
PRESS RELEASE – The Yakima Valley Pippins have been named host of the 2017 West Coast League All-Star Game, an event at which the Pippins will honor Yakima’s long and storied baseball history. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE – Three fireworks nights, a return of the popular, iconic SD Chicken, the always-popular Cowbell and Cap Nights and a $1,000 Kids Dash for Cash highlight the promotional schedule for the Knights 10th season in Corvallis at Goss Stadium. Continue reading