West Coast League

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West Coast League
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Sport Baseball
Founded 2005
President Dennis Koho
No. of teams 12
Countries  United States
Canada Canada
Most recent champion(s) Corvallis Knights
Official website West Coast League

The West Coast League (WCL) is a collegiate summer baseball league founded in 2005, comprising teams from Washington, Oregon,and British Columbia. The WCL was previously named the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League (WCCBL),[1] but in 2008 was renamed to their current name the West Coast League. The league is designed to develop college talent, and only current college eligible players are allowed to participate. Top college eligible players compete in the West Coast League, which has produced dozens of professional players and a number of major leaguers. League teams are operated just like professional minor league teams. The WCL season runs from early June to mid-August.

History[edit]

2005–2009[edit]

In 2005 the teams played 42 games. For the 2007 season, this was the first year that the WCL started to use divisions. They separated the league into 2 divisions, called the East and West based on their geographical location. The playoffs worked in an odd way. The top 2 teams in the standings at the end of the season would playoff a best 2 out of 3 in both divisions. Then, the winners of the sets would playoff in the championship series, also a best 2 out of 3. and in 2009 it expanded the schedule to 48 games, at the same time going to an unbalanced schedule.

2005 Team Table[2][edit]

Team City Home field Capacity 2005 Record Website Inaugural Season
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 29-7 Wenatchee Applesox 2005
Aloha Knights Portland, OR Oslund Field at Mt. Hood CC N/A 27-9 Corvallis Knights 2005
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 17-19 Bellingham Bells 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 16-20 Kelowna Falcons 2005
Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 13-23 Bens Elks 2005
Spokane RiverHawks Spokane, WA Avista Stadium 6,803 12-24 N/A 2005
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 12-24 Kitsap Bluejackets 2005

2006 Team Table[3][edit]

Team City Home field Capacity 2006 Record Website Inaugural Season
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 27-15 Wenatchee Applesox 2005
Aloha Knights Portland, OR Oslund Field at Mt. Hood CC N/A 25-17 Corvallis Knights 2005
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 11-31 Bellingham Bells 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 13-29 Kelowna Falcons 2005
Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 24-18 Bens Elks 2005
Spokane RiverHawks Spokane, WA Avista Stadium 6,803 28-14 N/A 2005
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 24-18 Kitsap Bluejackets 2005
Moses Lake Pirates[4] Moses Lake, WA Larson Field N/A 16-26 N/A 2006

2007 Team Table[5][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2007 Record Website Inaugural Season
East Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 23-18 Wenatchee Applesox 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 12-30 Kelowna Falcons 2005
Spokane RiverHawks Spokane, WA Avista Stadium 6,803 13-29 N/A 2005
Moses Lake Pirates Moses Lake, WA Larson Field N/A 29-13 N/A 2006
West Corvallis Knights[6] Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 27-15 Corvallis Knights 2007
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 16-25 Bellingham Bells 2005
Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 23-19 Bens Elks 2005
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 24-18 Kitsap Bluejackets 2005

2008 Team Table[7][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2008 Record Website Inaugural Season
East Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 23-19 Wenatchee Applesox 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 21-20 Kelowna Falcons 2005
Spokane RiverHawks Spokane, WA Avista Stadium 6,803 20-21 N/A 2005
Moses Lake Pirates Moses Lake, WA Larson Field N/A 13-29 N/A 2006
West Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 31-11 Corvallis Knights 2007
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 17-25 Bellingham Bells 2005
Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 23-19 Bens Elks 2005
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 19-23 Kitsap Bluejackets 2005

2009 Team Table[8][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2009 Record Website Inaugural Season
East Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 34-14 Wenatchee Applesox 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 24-24 Kelowna Falcons 2005
Spokane RiverHawks Spokane, WA Avista Stadium 6,803 19-29 N/A 2005
Moses Lake Pirates Moses Lake, WA Larson Field N/A 10-38 N/A 2006
West Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 38-10 Corvallis Knights 2007
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 22-26 Bellingham Bells 2005
Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 25-23 Bens Elks 2005
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 20-28 Kitsap Bluejackets 2005

2010[edit]

In 2010 the league added Longview/Kelso (Cowlitz),[9] Washington for the 2010 season, along with Walla Walla, Washington,[10] which in turn cause a balanced schedule. The Moses Lake Pirates ceased operations following the 2010 season. The leaders in avg., home runs, RBI, and ERA, strikeouts, and wins for 2010 are as follows:

Batting[11][edit]

Batting record Name Team Avg. Batting record Name Team Home runs Batting record Name Team RBI
Batting average 1. Tommy Richards Bend Elks .364 Home runs hit 1. Chase Anselment Kitsap BlueJackets 7 Runs batted in 1. Nate Roberts Moses Lake Pirates 35
2. Ben Edelstein Kelowna Falcons .347 2. Andy Hunter Bend Elks 6 2. Chase Anselment Kitsap Bluejackets 34
3. Michael Blake Corvallis Knights .344 3. Eric Peterson, Jesse Sawyer, Daniel Dillard Wenatchee Applesox, Kelowna Falcons, Corvallis Knights 5 3. Eric Peterson, Tommy Richards Wenatchee Applesox, Bend Elks 33

(Avg. – Must have a minimum of 2.7 plate appearances per team game.)

Pitching[12][edit]

Pitching record Name Team Wins Pitching record Name Team K's Pitching record Name Team ERA
Wins 1. Richie Mascheri Kitsap Bluejackets 6 K's 1. Marco Gonzales Wenatchee Applesox 66 ERA 1. Dayne Quist Kelowna Falcons 1.40
1. Dayne Quist Kelowna Falcons 6 2. Cody Fassold Bellingham Bells 55 2. Kyle Kraus, Cody Fassold Corvallis Knights, Bellingham Bells 1.75
1. Michael McIver Wenatchee Applesox 6 3. Nathan Johnson, Michael McIver, Dayne Quist Moses Lake Pirates, Wenatchee Applesox, Kelowna Falcons 50 3. Mark Garcia Cowlitz Black Bears 1.83

(ERA – Must have a minimum of .8 inning(s) pitched per team game.)

Team Table[13][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2010 Record Website Inaugural Season
East Walla Walla Sweets[14] Walla Walla, WA Borleske Stadium 2,376 18-30 Walla Walla Sweets 2010
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 29-19 Wenatchee AppleSox 2005
Moses Lake Pirates Moses Lake, WA Larson Field N/A 21-27 N/A 2006
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 22-26 Kelowna Falcons 2005
West Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 27-21 Bens Elks 2005
Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 31-17 Corvallis Knights 2007
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 24-23 Kitsap Bluejackets 2005
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 25-22 Bellingham Bells 2005
Cowlitz Black Bears[15] Kelso / Longview, WA David Story Field 1,229 18-30 Cowlitz Black Bears 2010

2011[edit]

In 2011 the league expanded to Klamath Falls,[16] which in turn caused a 54 game unbalanced schedule. Also, in the Summer of 2011 the Wenatchee Applesox won the East Division Pennant, and the Walla Walla Sweets came in second and beat the Applesox in the Division Playoffs to go on to play the Corvallis Knights where they lost 2 games to 0. In the West Division the Corvallis Knights won the Pennant and the Bend Elks were 8 games behind them but lost 2–0 in the Divisional games. The batting and pitching leaders are as follows:

Batting[17][edit]

Batting record Name Team Avg. Batting record Name Team Home runs Batting record Name Team RBI
Batting average 1. Payden Cawley Lamb Wenatchee Applesox .350 Home runs hit 1. Adam Nelubowich Wenatchee Applesox 8 Runs batted in 1. Adam Nelubowich Moses Lake Pirates 36
2. Alex Stanford (MVP) Walla Walla Sweets .340 2. Elliot Stewart Walla Walla Sweets 5 2. Tyler Christian Bend Elks 35
3. Ryan Barnes Wenatchee Applesox .336 3. Scott Gottschling Walla Walla Sweets 4 3. Brock Gates Wenatchee Applesox 34

(Avg. – Must have a minimum of 2.7 plate appearances per team game.)

Pitching[18][edit]

Pitching record Name Team Wins Pitching record Name Team K's Pitching record Name Team ERA
Wins 1. Owen Jones Wenatchee Applesox 7 K's 1. Owen Jones Wenatchee Applesox 78 ERA 1. Ryan Richardson Walla Walla Sweets 1.53
2. Jeff Gold Cowlitz Black Bears 6 2. Brandon Marris, Adrian Sampson Kelowna Falcons, Bellingham Bells 55 2. Andrew Pulido Bellingham Bells 1.57
3. Daniel Chavez Bend Elks 6 3. Alex Phillips Wenatchee Applesox 50 3. Brett Watson Walla Walla Sweets 1.83

(ERA – Must have a minimum of .8 inning(s) pitched per team game.)

Team Table[19][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2011 Record Website Inaugural Season
East Walla Walla Sweets Walla Walla, WA Borleske Stadium 2,376 26-28 Walla Walla Sweets 2010
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 39-15 (Season Record) Wenatchee AppleSox 2005
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 21-32 Bellingham Bells 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 19-34 Kelowna Falcons 2005
West Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 29-25 Bens Elks 2005
Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 37-17 Corvallis Knights 2007
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 24-23 Kitsap Bluejackets 2005
Klamath Falls Gems[20] Klamath Falls, OR Kiger Stadium 2,878 19-35 Klamath Falls Gems 2011
Cowlitz Black Bears Kelso / Longview, WA David Story Field 1,229 28-26 Cowlitz Black Bears 2010

2012[edit]

In 2012 the Wenatchee Applesox won the East Division Pennant and battled the Bellingham Bells and went on to the finals. At the same time West Division the Corvallis Knights faced and defeated the Cowlitz Black Bears and went on to face the Wenatchee Applesox, where the Wenatchee Applesox won the championship for the 5th time.

Batting[21][edit]

Batting record Name Team Avg. Batting record Name Team Home runs Batting record Name Team RBI
Batting average 1. Will Sparks Bend Elks .392 Home runs hit 1. Taylor Sparks Wenatchee Applesox 9 Runs batted in 1. Mitchell Gunsolus Wenatchee Applesox 48
2. Taylor Sparks Wenatchee Applesox .388 2. Austin Byler Klamath Falls Gems 8 2. Joshua Wong Klamath Falls Gems 46
3. Mitchell Gunsolus, Joshua Wong Wenatchee Applesox, Klamath Falls Gems .371 3. Jerad Casper, Joshua Wong, Kyle Pearson Kitsap Bluejackets, Klamath Falls Gems, Kelowna Falcons 7 3. Austin Byler Klamath Falls Gems 35

(Avg. – Must have a minimum of 2.7 plate appearances per team game.)

Pitching[22][edit]

Pitching record Name Team Wins Pitching record Name Team K's Pitching record Name Team ERA
Wins 1. Cord Cockrell, Brandon Marris Kelowna Falcons 7 K's 1. Derek Callahan Wenatchee Applesox 56 ERA 1. Rob Dittrick Corvallis Knights 1.10
2. Derek Callahan, K.J. Edson Wenatchee Applesox 6 2. Nathan Bunch Klamath Falls Gems 53 2. Arturo Reyes Walla Walla Sweeets 2.05
3. Cole Irvin, Adam Gunn, Andrew Olson Cowlitz Black Bears, Bellingham Bells 5 3. Mikey Murray Cowlitz Black Bears 49 3. Lawrence Chew Wenatchee Applesox 2.25

(ERA – Must have a minimum of .8 inning(s) pitched per team game.)

Team Table[23][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2012 Record Website Inaugural Season
East Walla Walla Sweets Walla Walla, WA Borleske Stadium 2,376 24-30 Walla Walla Sweets 2010
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 37-17 Wenatchee AppleSox 2005
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 32-22 Bellingham Bells 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 28-26 Kelowna Falcons 2005
West Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 24-30 Bens Elks 2005
Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 32-22 Corvallis Knights 2007
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 14-40 (Worst WCL Record) Kitsap Bluejackets 2005
Klamath Falls Gems Klamath Falls, OR Kiger Stadium 2,878 26-28 Klamath Falls Gems 2011
Cowlitz Black Bears Kelso / Longview, WA David Story Field 1,229 26-28 Cowlitz Black Bears 2010

2013[edit]

In the 2013 season the league changed from an East/West division format to a North/South division format because of further league expansion, of the Victoria HarbourCats,[24] and the Medford Rogues,[25] which brought the number of teams to 11. Also, in 2013 records were set and matched. Walla Walla Sweets pitcher Sean-Luke Brija matched the league record in saves, with 13 outstanding saves in the 2013 season. It was the first year an expansion team, in their first year, made the playoffs. The Medford Rogues made the playoffs by a tie, and winning their last 3 regular season games but, they lost their Cinderella Story season to the Corvallis Knights, beating them 2 games to nothing in the South Division playoffs. Also, the other expansion team, the Canadian Victoria HarbourCats, set a single game and All-star game attendance record of 4,210 in viewing. Finally, history was made in Kitsap after the last out of the top of the ninth when Spenser Watkins threw a spectacular perfect game, the first in West Coast League history.

The pitching and batting records are as follows:

Batting[26][edit]

Batting record Name Team Avg. Batting record Name Team Home runs Batting record Name Team RBI
Batting average 1. Alex Calbick Bellingham Bells .384 Home runs hit 1. Cody Hough Klamath Falls Gems 8 Runs batted in 1. Derek Dixon Bend Elks 37
2. Connor Spencer Wenatchee Applesox .380 2. (4 Tied) Klamath Falls Gems, Victoria Harbourcats, Wenatchee Applesox 6 2. Cody Lenahan, Connor Spencer Corvallis Knights, Wenathcee Applesox 36
3. Kyle Knigge Cowlitz Black Bears .373 3. (7 Tied) Kitsap, Kelowna, Victoria, Medford(2), Bellingham, Bend 5 3. Kevin Kline, Andre Real Corvallis Knights, Wenatchee Applesox 34

(Avg. – Must have a minimum of 2.7 plate appearances per team game.)

Pitching[27][edit]

Pitching record Name Team(s) Wins Pitching record Name Team(s) K's Pitching record Name Team(s) ERA
Wins 1. Nick Sabo Klamath Falls Gems 6 K's 1. Nick Sabo Klamath Falls Gems 57 ERA 1. Elliot Surrey Corvallis Knights 1.27
2. (9 Tied) Medford, Walla Walla, Victoria, Klamath Falls, Kelowna, Corvallis(2), Bend, Cowlitz 5 2. Ty Provencher Victoria Harbourcats 56 2. Nick Baker Bellingham Bells 1.63
3. (15 Tied) Bend(2), Corvallis(2), Medford(2), Wenatchee(3), Klamath Falls, Bellingham, Walla Walla, Cowlitz, Victoria, Kitsap 4 3. Spenser Watkins Kitsap Bluejackets 53 3. Brandon Horth Bellingham Bells 1.64

(ERA – Must have a minimum of .8 inning(s) pitched per team game.)

Team Table[28][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2013 Record Website Inaugural Season
North Walla Walla Sweets Walla Walla, WA Borleske Stadium 2,376 31-22 Walla Walla Sweets 2010
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 29-24 Wenatchee AppleSox 2005
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 27-27 Bellingham Bells 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 19-35 Kelowna Falcons 2005
Victoria HarbourCats[29] Victoria, BC Royal Athletic Park 4,247 22-32 Victoria HarbourCats 2013
South Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 30-24 Bens Elks 2005
Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 37-17 Corvallis Knights 2007
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 18-36 Kitsap Bluejackets 2005
Klamath Falls Gems Klamath Falls, OR Kiger Stadium 2,878 25-29 Klamath Falls Gems 2011
Cowlitz Black Bears Kelso / Longview, WA David Story Field 1,229 28-26 Cowlitz Black Bears 2010
Medford Rogues[30] Medford, OR Harry & David Field 2,178 30-24 Medford Rogues 2013

2014[edit]

In 2014 the Yakima Valley Pippins[31] will come on board, giving the WCL their twelfth team. Also, in the 2014 year because, of the expansion of Yakima, the WCL will move yet again their league format for the 4th time. The league will change the format from a 2-division format to a 3-division format, with an East, West, and South Divisions.[32] The playoff format will also change to a MLB format with only 1 wild card instead of 2. You can see the teams in their respected divisions, based on their geographical location on the Team Table below.

Team Table[33][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2014 Record Website Inaugural Season
East Walla Walla Sweets Walla Walla, WA Borleske Stadium 2,376 Look Below Walla Walla Sweets 2010
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 Wenatchee Applesox 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 Kelowna Falcons 2005
Yakima Valley Pippins[34] Yakima, WA Yakima County Stadium 3,000 Yakima Pippins 2014
West Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 Bellingham Bells 2005
Victoria HarbourCats Victoria, BC, Canada Royal Athletic Park 4,247 Victoria HarbourCats 2013
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 Kitsap BlueJackets 2005
Cowlitz Black Bears Kelso / Longview, WA David Story Field 1,229 Cowlitz Black Bears 2010
South Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 Bend Elks 2005
Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 Corvallis Knights 2007
Medford Rogues Medford, OR Harry & David Field 2,178 Medford Rogues 2013
Klamath Falls Gems Klamath Falls, OR Kiger Stadium 2,878 Klamath Falls Gems 2011

All-Star game history[edit]

For the first time in 2006, the WCL held an All-Star game. The inaugural game was held at Paul Thomas Stadium in Wenatchee, Washington, with players assigned to either the East or West squad, although this was before actual divisions were created in the league. The 2007 game was played in Bellingham, Washington, and the 2008 game was played in Moses Lake, Washington. The All-Star Game was eliminated after the 2008 season. In 2011, the league announced it would revive the All-Star Game and assigned the 2011 game to Goss Stadium on the campus of Oregon State University, home of the league's Corvallis Knights. In 2012 the WCL All-Star Game was played in Walla Walla, Washington at the historic Borleske Stadium home of the Walla Walla Sweets. In 2013 Victoria, British Columbia, hosted the All-Star game at Royal Athletic Park home of the 2013 expansion team, Victoria HarbourCats. The All-Star game set 2 records, the most attendance at an All-Star game, and a record of most fans in viewing of any WCL game.

All-Star venues and results[edit]

Year Venue City Result
2006 Paul Thomas Stadium Wenatchee, WA 6–6 (Tie)*
2007 Joe Martin Field Bellingham, WA 4–1 (East)
2008 Larson Field Moses Lake, WA 2–2 (Tie)*
2011 Goss Stadium at Coleman Field Corvallis, OR 4–2 (East)
2012 Borleske Stadium Walla Walla, WA 3–2 (West)
2013 Royal Athletic Park Victoria, BC 7–5 (North)
2014 Kiger Stadium Klamath Falls, OR TBP

(*)=At this time there where no plans for any extra innings or any deciding protocol.

Team list[edit]

Current[35][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity Head coach General manager 2014 Record (As of 7-9-2014) Website Inaugural season Team owner
East Walla Walla Sweets (P) Walla Walla, WA Borleske Stadium (M) 2,376 J.C. Biagi Katie Baxter 12-15 Walla Walla Sweets 2010 Pacific Baseball Ventures LLC
Wenatchee Applesox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 Ed Knaggs Jim Corcoran 15-12 Wenatchee Applesox 2005 Jim Corcoran
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 Billy Clontz Mark Nonis 8-19 Kelowna Falcons 2005 Dan Nonis
**Yakima Valley Pippins Yakima, WA Yakima County Stadium 3,000 Marcus McKimmy (Former WCL Player) Danny Tetzlaff 16-10 Yakima Pippins 2014 Pacific Baseball Ventures LLC
West Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 1,800 Jeff James Nick Caples 20-5 Bellingham Bells 2005 Bellingham Baseball Club, LLC
Victoria HarbourCats[36] Victoria, BC, Canada Sports Traders Diamond at Royal Athletic Park 4,247 Dennis Rogers, Bob Miller (co-head coaches) Jim Swanson 12-14 Victoria HarbourCats 2013 John McLean
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 Ryan Parker Rick Smith 8-17 Kitsap BlueJackets 2005 Rick Smith, Chuck Huddleston, Charlie Littman
Cowlitz Black Bears Kelso / Longview, WA David Story Field 1,229 Tim Matz Jim Appleby 12-15 Cowlitz Black Bears 2010 Tony Bonacci
South Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 George Fox Jim Richards 17-12 Bend Elks 2005 Jim Richards
*Corvallis Knights (P) Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field (M) 2,930 Brooke Knight Bre Kerkvliet 18-11 Corvallis Knights 2005(Aloha Knights)

2007(Corvallis Knights)

Knights Baseball Club Inc.
Medford Rogues[37] Medford, OR Harry & David Field (M) 2,178 Josh Hogan Chuck Heeman 14-12 Medford Rogues 2013 CSH International
Klamath Falls Gems Klamath Falls, OR Kiger Stadium 2,878 Mitch Karraker Grant Wilson 8-18 Klamath Falls Gems 2011 Jerry Walker

(* = Denotes 2013 WCL Champion) (** = Denotes 2014 WCL Expansion) (P=2013 Pennant Winner)

(M=indicates the field is of MLB size(325' LF,RF, and 400' CF))

Past[edit]

Team Year(s)
Aloha Knights(now the Corvallis Knights)[38] 2005–2006
Spokane RiverHawks 2005–2009
Moses Lake Pirates[39] 2006–2010

WCL champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-Up Record
2013 Corvallis Knights Wenatchee Applesox 2–0
2012 Wenatchee AppleSox Corvallis Knights 2–1
2011 Corvallis Knights Walla Walla Sweets 2–0
2010 Wenatchee AppleSox Bend Elks 2–1
2009 Wenatchee AppleSox Corvallis Knights 2–0
2008 Corvallis Knights Wenatchee AppleSox 2–0
2007 Moses Lake Pirates Corvallis Knights 2–0
2006[40] Wenatchee AppleSox Spokane RiverHawks 2–0
2005[41] Wenatchee AppleSox Bellingham Bells 2–0

List of WCL MVP's[edit]

Year Name Team
2013 Alex Calbick Bellingham Bells
2012 Mitchell Gunsolus Wenatchee Applesox
2011 Alex Stanford Walla Walla Sweets
2010 Tommy Richards Bend Elks
2009 Richie Jimenez Corvallis Knights
2008 Drew Heid Bend Elks
2007 Zach Kim; Brandon Kuykendall Moses Lake Pirates; Kitsap BlueJackets
2006 Darin Holcomb Spokane RiverHawks
2005 Steve Marquardt Weantchee Applesox

Records by season[42][edit]

Individual batting records[edit]

Record Number Person(s), team, year
Games 54 Cole Norton, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2011

Mitchell Gunsolus, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012

Batting avg. 0.403 Drew Heid, Bend Elks, 2008
At bats 213 Mitchell Gunsolus, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012
Hits 79 Mitchell Gunsolus, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012
Runs 47 Mitchell Gunsolus, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012
Total bases 111 Josh Wong, Klamath Falls Gems, 2012
Extra base hits 26 Austin Byler, Klamath Falls Gems, 2012
Doubles 18 Tyler Christian, Bend Elks, 2011
Triples 5 Brent Mertens, Spokane RiverHawks, 2006
Home runs 9 Chris Casazza, Moses Lake Pirates, 2009

Taylor Sparks, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012

RBIs 48 Mitchell Gunsolus, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012
Sacrifice bunts 13 Brock Slavin, Kelowna Falcons, 2012
Sacrifice flies 5 Dylan Jones, Corvallis Knights, 2009

Travis Anderson, Bellingham Bells, 2010

Corey Davis, Corvallis Knights, 2011

Pat Valaika, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2011

Alex Bonczyk, Walla Walla Sweets, 2012

Will Sparks, Bend Elks, 2012

Hit by pitch 17 Ty Rubio, Moses Lake Pirates, 2008
Base on balls 45 Parker Miles, Klamath Falls Gems, 2012
Strikeouts 59 Chris Casazza, Moses Lake Pirates, 2009
Stolen bases 27 Ryan Lee, Kelowna Falcons, 2007
Caught stealing 14 Zach Kim, Moses Lake Pirates, 2007
Slugging percentage 0.709 Taylor Sparks, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012
On-base percentage 0.496 Colin Walsh, Kelowna Falcons, 2008

Team batting records[edit]

Record Number Team, year
Highest batting average 0.292 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012
Lowest batting average 0.214 Bend Elks, 2005
At bats 1867 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2011
Hits 538 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012
Runs 312 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2011
Total Bases 719 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012
Doubles 93 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2011
Triples 16 Walla Walla Sweets, 2012
Home runs 35 Bend Elks, 2010
RBIs 270 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012
Sacrifice hits 77 Aloha Knights, 2006
Sacrifice flies 20 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2006

Corvallis Knights, 2009

Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012

Hit by pitch 68 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2011
Base on balls 262 Klamath Falls Gems, 2012
Strikeouts 405 Walla Walla Sweets, 2012
Stolen bases 105 Corvallis Knights, 2012
Caught stealing 50 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2011
Slugging percentage 0.399 Bend Elks, 2010
On-base percentage 0.374 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2011
GIDP 52 Walla Walla Sweets, 2012

Individual pitching records[edit]

Record Number Person(s), team, year
Wins 7 Owen Jones, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2011

Cord Cockrell, Kelowna Falcons, 2012

Brandon Marris, Kelowna Falcons, 2012

Losses 7 Clayton Dill, Kelowna Falcons, 2007

Paul Dickey, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2009

ERA (min. .8IP/game) 0.60 Paul Applebee, Bellingham Bells, 2007
Winning percentage 1.000 5 – 0, Marc Rzepczynski, Aloha Knights, 2006

5 – 0, Ross Humes, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2006

5 – 0, Matt Andriese, Corvallis Knights 2009

4 – 0, Josh Osich, Corvallis Knights, 2008

4 – 0, Jon Berger, Corvallis Knights, 2008

4 – 0, Aaron Brooks, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2011

Games 27 Sheldon Lee, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2011
Games started 11 Chad Wagner, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2008

Trey Witt, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2009

David Otterman, Kelowna Falcons, 2011

Blake Golding, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2011

Richie Mascheri, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2011

Derek Callahan, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012

Cord Cockrell, Kelowna Falcons, 2012

Completed games 4 Jeff Gold, Cowlitz Black Bears, 2011
Saves 13 Tyler Kane, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012

Sean Luke-Brija, Walla Walla Sweets, 2013

Innings pitched 81 Brandon Marris, Kelowna Falcons, 2011
At bats against 258 Trey Witt, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2009
Fewest runs allowed (min. 35 IP) 4 Adam Gunn, Bellingham Bells, 2012
Fewest earned runs allowed (min. 35 IP) 3 Adam Gunn, Bellingham Bells, 2012]
Opposition batting average 0.153 Jeremy Hefner, Spokane RiverHawks, 2006
Home runs allowed 6 Chad Lynch, Bend Elks, 2008

Jake Perkins, Spokane RiverHawks, 2009

Hit batsman 15 Kevin Waldron, Bend Elks, 2006

Steven Singer, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2009

Walks allowed 41 David Otterman, Kelowna Falcons, 2011
Strikeouts 86 D.J. Lidyard, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2006
Wild pitches 16 Kris Carlson, Moses Lake Pirates, 2010
Balks 4 Paul Jenkins, Bellingham Bells, 2007

Todd Poggemeyer, Bellingham Bells, 2008

Team pitching records[edit]

Record Number Team, year
Wins 38 Corvallis Knights, 2009
Losses 40 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2012
Win-loss percentage 0.806 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2005
Lowest ERA 2.22 Corvallis Knights, 2009
Highest ERA 5.27 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2012
Complete games 8 Spokane RiverHawks, 2006

Cowlitz Black Bears, 2011

Shutouts 9 Corvallis Knights, 2009
Saves 18 Corvallis Knights, 2007
Innings pitched 491 Bend Elks, 2011
Most hits allowed 571 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2012
Fewest hits allowed 276 Corvallis Knights, 2008
At bats against 1,876 Klamath Falls Gems, 2011
Most runs allowed 340 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2012
Fewest earned runs allowed 78 Aloha Knights, 2005
Most earned runs allowed 271 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2012
Opposition batting average 0.202 Aloha Knights, 2005
Most home runs allowed 42 Victoria HarbourCats, 2013
Fewest home runs allowed 4 Corvallis Knights, 2008
Sacrifice hits allowed 60 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2012
Sacrifice flies allowed 22 Klamath Falls Gems, 2011

Kitsap BlueJackets, 2012

Most hit batsmen 71 Bend Elks, 2008
Fewest Hit Batsmen 21 Corvallis Knights, 2007
Most bases on balls 249 Kelowna Falcons, 2011
Fewest bases on balls 110 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2005
Strikeouts 407 Klamath Falls Gems, 2012
Wild pitches 61 Kelowna Falcons, 2011
Balks 15 Walla Walla Sweets, 2012

Team fielding records[edit]

Record Number Team, year
Percentage 0.977 Bellingham Bells, 2012
Total chances 2238 Bend Elks, 2011
Putouts 1465 Corvallis Knights, 2011
Assists 676 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2012
Most errors 113 Klamath Falls Gems, 2011
Fewest errors 43 Corvallis Knights, 2007

Corvallis Knights, 2008

Double plays 66 Bend Elks, 2011
Passed balls 27 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2012

Team attendance records[edit]

Record Number Team, year
Single-game record 4,210 Victoria HarbourCats, July 24, 2013
Season home 50,513 Bend Elks, 2011
Home average 1,820 Bend Elks, 2011

League officials[edit]

Position Name Affiliation
President Dennis Koho WCL
Vice president Eddie Poplawski Bellingham Bells
Treasurer Tony Bonacci Cowlitz Black Bears
Secretary Jerry Walker Klamath Falls Gems
Board of directors Eddie Poplawski Bellingham Bells
Board of directors Jim Richards Bend Elks
Board of directors Dan Segel Corvallis Knights
Board of directors Tony Bonacci Cowlitz Black Bears
Board of directors Dan Nonis Kelowna Falcons
Board of directors Rick Smith Kitsap BlueJackets
Board of directors Jerry Walker Klamath Falls Gems
Board of directors Zachary Fraser Walla Walla Sweets
Board of directors Jim Corcoran Wenatchee AppleSox
Board of directors Zachary Fraser Yakima Valley Pippins
Board of directors John McLean Victoria HarbourCats
Board of directors Gary Gelinas Medford Rouges
Umpires supervisor Tom Hiler WCL
Wikipedia Editor Aaron Page WCL
Conference Stats Administration Pointstreak WCL

Former Presidents[edit]

Name Years Affiliation
Ken Wilson 2005-2012 West Coast League
Dennis Koho 2012-Present West Coast League

Pennant winners[edit]

Year Team Record
2005 Wenatchee AppleSox 29–7
2006 Spokane RiverHawks 28–14
Year East West Records
2007 Moses Lake Pirates Corvallis Knights 29–13, 27-15
2008 Wenatchee Applesox Corvallis Knights 23-19, 31-11
2009 Wenatchee Applesox Corvallis Knights 34-14, 38-10
2010 Wenatchee Applesox Corvallis Knights 29–19, 31–17
2011 Wenatchee Applesox Corvallis Knights 39–15, 37–17
2012 Wenatchee Applesox Corvallis Knights 37–17, 32–22
Year North South Records
2013 Walla Walla Sweets Corvallis Knights 31–22, 37–17
Year East West South Records

(Before 2007 there was only 1 division, and in 2013 the league moved from an East/West format to a North/South Division format. Then in 2014 the League moved to a 3-division format.)

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Team websites[edit]