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Walla Walla Sweets Name New GM

PRESS RELEASE – – The Sweets have named a new general manager, promoting assistant general manager Dan Ferguson to the post for the 2018 season. Team president Zachary Fraser, who had returned to the GM role for the 2017 season, is continuing on in his role as president of the Sweets and the Yakima Valley Pippins. Both WCL clubs share the same ownership. Continue reading

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Portland Pickles Join West Coast League

PRESS RELEASE – The wildly popular Portland Pickles have joined the premier summer collegiate wood-bat league west of the Mississippi – the West Coast League. The Pickles will make their WCL debut in June of 2018. Continue reading

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West Coast League Introduces New President

PRESS RELEASE -West Coast League Interim President Tony Bonacci – WCL Vice President and owner of the Cowlitz Black Bears – announced the hiring of longtime baseball executive Brian Sloan as the league’s new President this morning. Sloan assumes his President’s duties effective immediately. Continue reading

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Inaugural Home Opener for Lefties

The start-up Port Angeles Lefties (Summer Collegiate, West Coast League) fell 11-2 to its crosswater rival the Victoria HarbourCats on the team inaugural home opener at Civic Stadium on Thursday night in front of a crowd estimated between 1,500 to 2,000 people.  Read more here.  Watch video here.

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Summer Collegiate HarbourCats Sign First-Ever Female Player

PRESS RELEASE – It is a landmark day for the Victoria HarbourCats, as the West Coast League club is proud to announce the signing of left-handed pitcher Claire Eccles, who is set to become the first female player in WCL history. Continue reading

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HarbourCats Offer Fans Ferry Excursion for Opening Day Game Across Strait of Juan de Fuca

PRESS RELEASE – The Victoria HarbourCats have partnered with Black Ball Ferry Line to provide Victoria baseball fans an opportunity to ‘get off the rock’ and follow the HarbourCats to Opening Day in Port Angeles, WA. Continue reading

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Pippins Hire New Broadcaster for 2017

PRESS RELEASE – New York native Jack Benjamin will assume play-by-play broadcaster and media relations duties for the Yakima Valley Pippins this summer, the team announced today. Continue reading

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