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New Coach Announced for 2022

WCL Cowlitz Black Bears October 22, 2021 - The Cowlitz Black Bears have announced the addition of a familiar face to lead your 2022 Bears of Summer. Join us in welcoming Aaron Mathews as the newest manager! Mathews joined the Black Bears in the summer of 2021 under then manager Brian Buress and quickly developed a reputation amongst players and fans as a hard-nosed, knowledgeable teacher that is capable of building on the recent success of the Black Bears in the competitive West Coast League. Mathews brings a wealth of top college and professional coaching and pla... Full Story

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34 HarbourCats Alumni Active in Pro Baseball in 2021

WCL Victoria HabourCats October 20, 2021 - VICTORIA, BC - Fans often ask the HarbourCats what Major League teams they are affiliated with and the answer quite frankly is, "all of them!" That was pretty close to the case in 2021, as of the 305 West Coast League alumni who played in affiliated professional baseball this past season, 34 were from the HarbourCats and they played in 21 different MLB organizations (pro or minors) with the most (four) playing in the Texas Rangers organization. Three players in 2021 played at the MLB level, five at the AAA level, eight... Full Story

305 Alumni of WCL Teams Appear in Affiliated Baseball

WCL October 19, 2021 - In 2021, 305 alumni of West Coast League teams were active in affiliated professional baseball. A number of WCL alumni had impressive MLB seasons, such as former Cy Young Award winner and 2021 American League All-Star Shane Bieber (Cowlitz, 2014). Other notable WCL alumni include pitchers Nick Pivetta (Victoria, 2013), Matt Boyd (Corvallis, 2010) and Marco Gonzales (Wenatchee, 2010), along with position players Nicky Lopez (Bend, 2014), Mitch Haniger (Corvallis, 2010) and Rhys Hoskins (Kitsap, 2012). The 2021 list of a... Full Story

Sweets Announce Brandon Van Horn as Manager

WCL Walla Walla Sweets September 29, 2021 - Walla Walla, Wash. - Brandon Van Horn, a former San Francisco Giants minor league player, will become the new manager of the Walla Walla Sweets. "It is a huge honor to lead the Sweets for the upcoming summer. This is such an exciting time for my wife and I," said Van Horn. "I am extremely grateful to the Sweets for giving me this opportunity to lead the team in 2022." Sweets general manager Cody Miller is looking forward to having Van Horn as part of the Walla Walla community and is excited about what Van Horn will bri... Full Story

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Port Angeles Lefties - Port Angeles, Washington
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Victoria HabourCats - Victoria, British Columbia
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