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New Head Baseball Coach Announced for Black Bears

October 20, 2020 - With sights set on 2021, the Cowlitz Black Bears are pleased to announce Gary Van Tol as their new Head Baseball Coach. Van Tol brings with him an incredible wealth of knowledge from both the professional and Division-1 baseball ranks, as he mentors and guides Cowlitz County's hometown Black Bears. "We are thrilled to have Gary join our organization and to bring in a coach with the level of baseball knowledge and proven success that he has demonstrated both as a minor league Manager and as a Division 1 Head Coach. Gary i... Full Story

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HarbourCats Continue Strong Relationship with D1 Baylor, Sign Three Bears for 2021

October 15, 2020 - VICTORIA, BC - Some of the key players in HarbourCats history, especially over the last few years, all have one thing in common - Baylor University. In 2017 it was the likes of Tucker Johnson, Davis Wendzel and Luke Boyd who helped the 'Cats get to the West Coast League finals. In 2019, it was Chase Wehsener and Kyle Harper who helped the team set a ton of new offensive records and once again reach the finals. The HarbourCats are hoping that the Baylor talent pipeline continues to produce, today announcing three Baylor... Full Story

42 WCL Alumni Appeared in MLB During 2020 Season

October 13, 2020 - During the pandemic-shortened 2020 Major League Baseball season, 42 alumni of West Coast League teams played in the major leagues. A number of alumni posted outstanding seasons, such as Cleveland's Cy Young Award candidate Shane Bieber (Cowlitz, 2014) and Seattle Mariners ace Marco Gonzales (Wenatchee, 2010). Other notable WCL alumni include pitchers Detroit's Matt Boyd (Corvallis, 2010), the Yankees' James Paxton (Kelowna, 2007) and Griffin Canning of the Los Angeles Angels (Wenatchee, 2014). Among top position players t... Full Story

HarbourCats Add Catching and Infielder Depth for 2021

October 2, 2020 - VICTORIA, B.C. - The COVID-19 pandemic not only cancelled the 2020 HarbourCats season, it also stalled the debut of a number of quality players in HarbourCats blue and white. The HarbourCats are happy to announce that three of those players will get their chance to make that debut in 2021, as Cole Posey (New Mexico), Willie Lajoie (Chico State) and Mason Eng (UC Santa Barbara) have re-upped to join the HarbourCats next summer. Also signed was Langley, BC native Russell Young (Gonzaga), who spent time on the Canadian Ju... Full Story

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Kelowna Falcons Kelowna Falcons - Kelowna, British Columbia
Port Angeles Lefties Port Angeles Lefties - Port Angeles, Washington
Portland Pickles Portland Pickles - Portland, Oregon
Victoria HabourCats Victoria HabourCats - Victoria, British Columbia
Walla Walla Sweets Walla Walla Sweets - Walla Walla, Washington
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee AppleSox - Wenatchee, Washington
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Ridgefield Raptors Ridgefield Raptors * - Ridgefield, Washington
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