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) Bellingham Bells
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.

Contents

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[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[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[2] Moses Lake, WA Larson Playfield N/A 16-26 N/A 2006

2007 Team Table[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 Playfield N/A 29-13 N/A 2006
West Corvallis Knights[3] 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[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 Playfield 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[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 Playfield 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),[4] Washington for the 2010 season, along with Walla Walla, Washington,[5] 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[6][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[7][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[8][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2010 Record Website Inaugural Season
East Walla Walla Sweets[9] 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 Playfield 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[10] Kelso / Longview, WA David Story Field 1,229 18-30 Cowlitz Black Bears 2010

2011[edit]

In 2011 the league expanded to Klamath Falls,[11] 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[12][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[13][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[14][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[15] 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[16][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[17][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[18][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,[19] and the Medford Rogues,[20] 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[21][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[22][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[23][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[24] 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[25] Medford, OR Harry & David Field 2,178 30-24 Medford Rogues 2013

2014[edit]

In 2014 the Yakima Valley Pippins[26] 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.[27] 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. Some of the WCL League officials say that it was one of the most interesting years in the WCL history. Not only was it the second year in a row that an expansion team, Yakima Valley Pippins made it to the playoffs but, it was the first year where 2 coaches were ejected in the same game. On a cool summer night at Borleske Stadium, in Walla Walla, WA 1,000 plus fans gathered a Borleske to watch another Walla Walla Sweets baseball game against the Kitsap BlueJackets but no one could foresee what was to happen that night. The game was going in Kitsap's favor with a score of 2-1 in the top of the 4th inning, a runner on 2nd, Copper Hummel catching, and 2 outs, the pitch was delivered and the runner went. Hummel went to throw the ball but the backswing of the batter hit Hummel making him throw the ball all the way in to the mid-right outfield, the runner rounded 3rd and scored, the ruling should have been batter interference,the batter making the 3rd out and ending the inning but, the umpire never called batter interference, this in-turn caused a major uproar in the crowd and players. Head Coach J.C. Biagi went to go talk to the umpire but then retreated to the dugout but, before Biagi could get back Pitching Coach Mark Michaud yelled from the dugout "GET THE CALL RIGHT UMP'!" The argument with Michaud lasted about 5 minutes before Michaud was ejected and, left the field of play. Later in the game Mikey Duarte(do-w-art-tay) was up to bat and turned to have the upcoming pitch hit his back instead of his side and he did get hit by the pitch. Now, in baseball if you get hit by the pitch you are awarded a walk to first base but, in some High School and Collegiate leagues if the batter made no attempt to get out of the way of the pitch they are not awarded their base, the WCL is not one of these leagues. The umpire told Duarte to get back to the plate and finish his at bat because he never got out of the pitch's way. Biagi got out of the dugout to complain to the umpire, expect this Biagi got ejected and took 7 minutes to leave the field of play. One of the spectators claim from the crowd was "FORGET THE UMPIRES CODE AND MAKE THE RIGHT CALL!" The Umpires Code is a code between umpires where the other umpires will backup the umpire who made the call no matter how bad it was. Biagi and Michaud's appeal did not go their way and both were suspended for 4 games.

The play-off race came down to the last 2 days of league play with a race between Bend and Wenatchee for the first WCL Wild-card spot. Bend edged Wenatchee out by just 1 game making it the first year that Wenatchee has not made the WCL payoffs. Yakima, Bellingham, and Corvallis won their divisions and set the field for the first 3 division WCL playoff season making the 1st round playoff series Bellingham vs. Yakima and Corvallis vs. Bend. Both Corvallis and Bellingham won their won their first 2 games sending them to the WCL Championship series. I which Bellingham caused a 3rd game in the WCLCS, this is the 3rd time this has ever happened. Bellingham won botth games 2 and 3 making them the 4th team to ever win the WCL Championship

Batting[28][edit]

Batting record Name Team Avg. Batting record Name Team Home runs Batting record Name Team RBI
Batting average 1.Steven Packard Klamath Falls Gems .394 Home runs hit 1.Vince Fernandez Yakima Valley Pippins 10 Runs batted in 1.Vince Fernandez Yakima Valley Pippins 51
2.Hunter Mercado-Hood Victoria Harbourcats .385 2.Kevin Kline, Andrew Mendenhall, Gabe Clark Corvallis Knights, Walla Walla Sweets, Victoria Harbourcats 8 2. Hunter Mercado-Hood Victoria Harbourcats 46
3.Tyler Frost Wenatchee Applesox .373 3.Dalton Kelly, Thomas Walker, Victor Garcia Corvallis Knights, Klamath Falls Gems, Medford Rouges 7 3.Kevin Kline Corvallis Knights 45

Pitching[29][edit]

Pitching record Name Team(s) Wins Pitching record Name Team(s) K's Pitching record Name Team(s) ERA
Wins 1.Eli Morgan, Jackson Lockwood Yakima Valley Pippins, Corvallis Knights 8 K's 1.Jay Flaa, Andrew Woods Walla Walla Sweets, Yakima Valley Pippins 58 ERA 1.Seth Martinez Bellingham Bells 2.07
2.Josh Moss Kitsap Bluejackets 7 2.Eli Morgan Yakima Valley Pippins 56 2.Aaron Sandefur Bellingham Bells 2.16
3.Seth Martinez, Jackson Bertsch Bellingham Bells, Medford Rouges 6 3.Aaron Sandefur Bellingham Bells 55 3.Brandon Williams Yakima Valley Pippins 2.33

Team Table[30][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity 2014 Record Website Inaugural Season
East Walla Walla Sweets Walla Walla, WA Borleske Stadium 2,376 28-26 Walla Walla Sweets 2010
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 30-24 Wenatchee Applesox 2005
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 14-39 Kelowna Falcons 2005
Yakima Valley Pippins[31] Yakima, WA Yakima County Stadium 3,000 35-19 Yakima Pippins 2014
West Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 2,100 37-17 Bellingham Bells 2005
Victoria HarbourCats Victoria, BC, Canada Royal Athletic Park 4,247 25-29 Victoria HarbourCats 2013
Kitsap BlueJackets Bremerton, WA Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center 1,200 23-30 Kitsap BlueJackets 2005
Cowlitz Black Bears Kelso / Longview, WA David Story Field 1,229 24-30 Cowlitz Black Bears 2010
South Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 31-23 Bend Elks 2005
Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field 3,248 35-19 Corvallis Knights 2007
Medford Rogues Medford, OR Harry & David Field 2,178 23-28 Medford Rogues 2013
Klamath Falls Gems Klamath Falls, OR Kiger Stadium 2,878 15-39 Klamath Falls Gems 2011

All-Star Game history[edit]

2006[32][edit]

For the first time in 2006, the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League held their inaugural All-Star game. The game was held at Paul Thomas Stadium in Wenatchee, Washington, with players assigned to either the East or West squad, depending on the location of their team, geographically, in the league, this was before the league had actual divisions. The East and the West tied in 9 innings at 6 points a piece after each team ran out of pitchers. There was 1,083 fans watching the game.

Game Information[edit]

  • All-Star Game MVP's: Zach Borba of UNLV, and DJ Lidyard of Lower Columbia College
  • Home-Run Derby Winner: Darin Holcomb of Gonzaga with 9 HR's in the Final's.
  • Attendance: 1,083

2007[33][edit]

The 2007 game was played in Bellingham, Washington at Joe Martin Field on July 18, 2007. The first pitch was thrown out by Commissioner Jim Dietz. The East/West format was still used during this year. The East was managed by Gabe Boruff of the Moses Lake Pirates. While the West was skippered by Matt Acker of Kitsap. The East beats the West with 4 men across the plate compared to just 1 point from the West squad.

Game Information[edit]

  • All-Star Game MVP's: Ryan Davis of Vanderbilt University, and Brandon Kuykendall of Bendictine College
  • East Head Coach: Gabe Boruff of the Moses Lake Pirates
  • West Head Coach: Matt Acker of Kitsap
  • Winning Pitcher: AJ Proszek of Gonzaga
  • Home-Run Derby Winner: Dillon Baird with 5 HR's in the 1st round.
  • Attendance: 1,092

2008[34][edit]

The 2008 game was played in Moses Lake, Washington at Larson Playfield. The Home-Run derby was won by Nick Freitas of Kelowna with 4 HR's in the Final's, shuting out Aona of Kitsap by 4 HR's. The West started scoring in the first with 2 runs in the first. The East came back to tie it up in the bottom of the 2nd with a 2-run Home-Run by Stephen Hagen of Oregon State. The All-star Game ended in a 2-2 tie after 9 innings and ended in the same fashion on the 2006 WCCBL All-Star Game. The All-Star Game was eliminated after the 2008 season.

Game Information[edit]

  • Attendance: 674 (Lowest ASG attendance in WCL History)
  • Home-Run Derby Winner: Nick Freitas of Kelowna with 4 HR's in the Final's.
  • Last HR Derby and ASG since 2011.

Boxscore[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
West 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
East 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0

2011[35][edit]

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. This year the 2 All-Star teams were made up of teams from their respenctive divisions. The West team had the bottom of the inning while the East had the top. The East started scoring ing the top of the 3rd with 2 runs with Aaron DeGuire scorring off of Alex Stanford's triple, then Alex Stanford off of a sacrifice fly to center field to score the 2nd run. The West responded by scoring a run of their own in the bottom of the same inning by a solo Home-Run by Spencer O'Neil. The game would go scoreless until the 7th inning with the East squad scoring 2 more runs by Bo Folkinga, and Pat Valaika scoring off of a double by Elliot Stewart who would be stranded on base. The East tried to rally in the bottom of the 9th. There was 1 out by a ground out by Sean Myrom, then Royce Bollinger gotting on 1st base. Next, Spencer O Neil hit a long ball for a double to center field scoring Bollinger. After Jimmy Allen hit a single the East infield finshed the game with a groundball thrown from the pitcher to the shortstop to get Jimmy Allen out at 2nd base, then the ball was thrown to the 1st baseman to get Mitchel Walding out at 1st base(1-6-3) double play hit by Mitchel Walding. There were 2517 fans viewing the game.

Batting Stats[edit]

East[edit]
Batter Position At Bats Runs Hits Runs Batted In Walks Strike outs Batting Average
Almadova, B Center Field 3 0 1 1 0 0 0.333
Mendenhall, A Right Field 4 0 0 0 0 2 0.000
Nelubowich, A 3rd Baseman 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Lane, E 3rd Baseman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Gates, B 1st Baseman 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Cawley Lamb, P Left Field 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Filia-Snyder, E Left Field 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Folkinga, B Designated Hitter 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.333
Gelalich, J Pinch Hitter for Designated Hitter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Valaika, P Shortstop 4 1 1 0 0 0 0.250
DeGuire, A Catcher 1 1 0 0 1 0 0.000
Stewart, E Catcher 1 0 1 2 0 0 1.000
Stanford, A 2nd Baseman 3 1 1 1 0 0 0.333
Total Team Totals 31 4 5 4 1 2 0.161
West[edit]
Batter Position At Bats Runs Hits Runs Batted In Walks Strike outs Batting Average
Oleszczuk, T Shortstop 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Walding, M Pinch Hitter for Oleszczuk, T then took over Shortstop position 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.000
Benjamin Jr. , M 2nd Baseman 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Moore, C 2nd Baseman 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Miller, B Catcher 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Brann, S Catcher 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Gill, T 1st Baseman, and switched with Myrom, S to Designated Hitter 4 0 1 0 0 1 0.250
Garlick, K Left Field 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Flamion, B Left Field 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.000
Myrom, S Designated Hitter, and switched with Gill, T to 1st Baseman 4 0 0 0 0 2 0.000
Bollinger, R Center Field 4 1 3 0 0 0 0.750
O'Neil, S Right Field 4 1 3 2 0 0 0.750
Allen, J 3rd Baseman 4 0 2 0 0 0 0.500
Total Team Totals 34 2 9 2 2 7 0.264

Pitching Stats[edit]

East[edit]
Pitcher Innings Pitched Hits Runs Earned Runs Walks Strike outs Earned Run Average
Sampson, A 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Phillips, A (W) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
Jones, O 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 9.00
Culligan, T 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Richardson, R 1.0 3 0 0 0 1 0.00
Bowen, C 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0.00
Brynteson, K 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00
Watson, B (S) 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 4.50
Total 9 9 2 2 2 7 2.00

(W)=Winning Pitcher

(S)=Saving Pitcher

West[edit]
Pitcher Innings Pitched Hits Runs Earned Runs Walks Strike outs Earned Run Average
Stuart, D 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Ostapeck, S (L) 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 18.00
Wetzler, B 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Beatty, M 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Clayton, P 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Johnson, C 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 18.00
Mascheri, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Trentacosta, M 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Total Team Totals 9 5 4 4 1 4.00

(L)=Losing Pitcher

Game Information[edit]

  • Number of MLB Scouts in attendance: 21
  • Scouts in attendance from: Angels, A's, Mariners, Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, Indians, Royals, Twins, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants, Padres, Rockies, Astros, Brewers, Cubs, Pirates, Braves, Marlins and Phillies.
  • Winning Pitcher: Alex Phillips
  • Losing Pitcher: Stephen Ostapeck
  • Saving Pitcher: Brett Watson
  • Fans in Attendance: 2517
  • Date of Game: July 26, 2011
  • Start Time of Game: 7:29 PM
  • Duration of Game: 2 Hours, and 11 minutes
  • End Time of Game: 9:40 PM
  • Home Plate Umpire: Bob Knight
  • 1st Base Umpire: Todd Ellis
  • 2nd Base Umpire: Randy Knuths
  • 3rd Base Umpire: Eric Best
  • Weather at Time of Game: 77 °F, Partly Cloudy

Boxscore[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
East 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 1
West 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 0

2012[36][edit]

The 2012 WCL All-Star Game was played in Walla Walla, Washington at the historic Borleske Stadium home of the Walla Walla Sweets. The Home-Run derby was won by Taylor Sparks of UC Irvine with 11 Home-Runs in the entire derby. The format of the teams remained the same through the 2012 season with the East having ownership of the bottom of all 9 innings with the West having the top half of the innings. The ASG went scoreless through the first 3 and 1 half innings in until the East division received their only 2 runs of the game. The first run was scored unearned by Mitchell Gunsolus, in the 4th inning, off of a double play involving Greg Friesen, and Kyle Pearson who hit the ground in double play. The second run was scored by the next batter, Nate Causey, who hit a single and scoring Jarel Lewis who got to 3rd base in the last double play. The West replied with 2 runs of their own in the top of the 5th inning by Tanner Nielsen who scored off a single by Connor Hofman and an error by the center fielder. Then, Connor Hofman scored by Austin Diemer who was putout on an ground ball thrown from the 3rd baseman to the 1st baseman. The next 2.5 innings went score less until the West scored in the top of the 7th inning. The last run of the game was scored by Austin Diemer who got to 2nd on a double. and then advanced to 3rd base on a stolen base then, Caleb Whalen hit a double of his own to score Austin Diemer. The west won the game 3-2 in the 2012 ASG at Borleske Stadium.

Batting Stats[edit]

East[edit]
Batter Position At Bats Runs Hits Runs Batted In Walks Strike outs Batting Average
Ely, A 3rd Baseman, Designated Hitter 3 0 0 0 2 2 0.000
Gunsolus, M Shortstop 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.500
Johnson, P Shortstop 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Lewis, J Right Field 5 1 0 0 0 2 0.000
Friesen, G 1st Baseman 4 0 1 0 0 3 0.250
Pearson, K Left Field 3 0 0 0 1 2 0.000
Causey, N Catcher 2 0 1 1 0 0 0.500
McClanahan, J Catcher 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.000
Zeile, S Designated Hitter, 3rd Baseman 4 0 1 0 0 3 0.250
Conrad, J 2nd Baseman 3 0 1 0 0 1 0.333
Moore, T Center Field 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.250
Total Team Totals 33 2 6 1 5 14 0.181
West[edit]
Batter Position At Bats Runs Hits Runs Batted In Walks Strike outs Batting Average
Diemer, A Right Field 5 1 1 1 0 1 0.200
Blackham, N Left Field 5 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Whalen, C Shortstop 3 0 1 1 1 2 0.333
Barr, A Catcher 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.000
Wong, J 1st Baseman 4 0 3 0 0 1 0.750
Walter, B 3rd Baseman, Designated Hitter 4 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Byler, A Designated Hitter, 3rd Baseman 3 0 1 0 1 0 0.333
Nielsen, T 2nd Baseman 4 1 1 0 0 1 0.250
Hofman, C Center Field 4 1 3 0 0 1 0.750
Total Team Totals 35 3 10 2 3 8 0.285

Pitching Stats[edit]

East[edit]
Pitcher Innings Pitched Hits Runs Earned Runs Walks Strike outs Earned Run Average
Marris, B 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
Callahan, D 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0.00
Carma, C 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Reyes, A 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0.00
Cockrell, C 1.0 2 2 2 1 1 18.00
Hartnett, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
Maton, P (L) 0.2 1 1 1 0 2 13.49
Virant, H 0.2 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Olson, A 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kane, T 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
Total 9 10 3 3 3 8 3.00
West[edit]
Pitcher Innings Pitched Hits Runs Earned Runs Walks Strike outs Earned Run Average
Perez, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dittirck, R 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
Gillies, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
Irvin, C 1.0 4 2 0 0 0 0.00
Bunda, J 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Radke, T 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Murray, M (W) 0.2 0 0 0 1 2 0.00
Williams, T 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Barker, D 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0.00
Feldtman, C (S) 1.1 2 0 0 1 4 0.00
Total 9 6 2 0 5 14 0.00

Game Information[edit]

  • Winning Pitcher: Mikey Murray
  • Losing Pitcher: Phil Maton
  • Saving Pitcher: Colin Feldtman
  • Date of Game: July 24, 2012
  • Starting Time of Game: 7:00 P.M.
  • Duration of Game: 3 Hours and 38 minutes
  • Ending Time of Game: 10:38 P.M.
  • Fans in Attendance: 2006 in viewing
  • Weather of Game: Warm and Sunny

Boxscore[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
West 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 10 2
East 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1

2013[37][edit]

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, the record was set at 4210 fans watching the 2013 WCL All-Star game. The layout for the game was in a North/South format do to the West Coast League changing their divisions from an East/West format to the North/South format. The top of the 9 innings went to the South All-Stars making the North take the bottom of the innings. The South team wasted not one pitch on starting the game. Chase Fields started the game with a single on the first pitch of the game, he was then putout by a fielder's-choice hit by Dane Lund. The next batter hit Dane Lund home on a wild pitch and a well hit single. The North did not let the South squad enjoy their lead for long, the North All-Stars took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the 1st off the bats' of Kramer Lindell and Renae Martinez, hitting home Darren Kolk and Alex Real(pronounced (re . al)). The next man across the plate came across in the top of the 3rd by the South team scoring 2 runs to tie the game at 3 points a piece. the runs came off the bats of Kyle Knigge (The 'K' is pronounced) and Derek Dixon, who scored Chase Fields and Kyle Knigge. The North division did not like this at all so in the bottom of the same inning Kramer Lindell hit a solo Home-run to take the North All-stars to a 4-3 lead in the 4th inning. The South division struk again to take the lead for the 1st time since the 1st inning. The runs came during a wild pitch by Sean Silva while Blake Drake scoring Cody Lenahan to tie the game back up. The next batter hit a ground out to let Seth Spivey score the leading run from 3rd base. But, the Sout team was not done for the game they scored 2 more runs in the top of the 7th inning. Both 2 runs were scored during the same at bat of Seth Spivey. Seth Spivey had a count of 1 ball and 1 strike on him when, the pitcher, Trevor Lubking, throw a wild pitch pickoff attempt scoring Kevin Davidson then, Seth Spivey hit a well hit single scoring Derek Dixon. This would be the last score in the top of any of the remaining innings. The North division was not going to just give up, in the bottom of the 9th inning the North squad had a rally but, fell short. They scored to runs by Alex Calbick scoring Alex DeGoti, and Brett Stephens scoring Ryan Yamane, with a man on 3rd base and runner on 2nd Matt Mendenhall hit a fly out to the Shortstop to end the 2013 West Coast League All-Star Game.

Batting Stats[edit]

South[edit]
Batter Position At Bats Runs Hits Runs Batted In Walks Strike outs Batting Average
Fields, C Center Field 2 1 2 0 1 0 1.000
Drake, B Center Field 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.000
Lund, D Catcher 3 1 0 0 1 0 0.000
McKeon, A Catcher 2 0 0 1 0 0 0.000
Knigge, K Right Field 3 1 2 2 0 1 0.667
Gill, T Right Field 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Davidson, K 1st Baseman 5 1 1 0 0 3 0.200
Dixon, D Designated Hitter 3 1 2 1 2 1 0.667
Hough, C Left Field 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Fisher, N Left Field 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Sheehan, D Shortstop 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.000
McIntire, R Shortstop 2 0 1 0 0 1 0.500
Lenahan, C 3rd Baseman 5 1 1 0 0 2 0.200
Spivey, S 2nd Baseman 4 1 2 1 0 1 0.500
Total Team Totals 37 7 11 5 5 12 0.297
North[edit]
Batter Position At Bats Runs Hits Runs Batted In Walks Strike outs Batting Average
Kolk, D Center Field 3 1 1 0 0 0 0.333
Stephens, B Center Field 2 0 1 1 0 0 0.500
Lindell, K Left Field 3 1 1 2 0 1 0.333
Mendenhall, M Left Field 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Real, A Designated Hitter 2 1 1 0 1 0 0.500
Spencer, C 1st Baseman, Designated Hitter 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Angerer, E 1st Baseman 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Martinez, R Catcher 2 0 1 1 0 0 0.500
Johnson, N Catcher 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.000
DeGoti, A Shortstop 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.000
Russell, A Right Field 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.000
Porter, G Right Field 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.000
Yamane, R 2nd Baseman 4 1 1 0 0 1 0.250
Calbick, A 3rd Baseman 3 0 2 1 1 0 0.667
Total Team Totals 35 5 8 5 2 8 0.228

Pitching Stats[edit]

South[edit]
Pitcher Innings Pitched Hits Runs Earned Runs Walks Strike outs Earned Run Average
Horth, B 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 18.00
Gartner, C 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
Sabo, N 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 9.00
Watkins, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
DeRooy, B (W) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Raley, H 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0.00
Wilkins, Z 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Barker, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
Choate, B 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 18.00
Total 9 8 5 5 2 8 5.00
North[edit]
Pitcher Innings Pitched Hits Runs Earned Runs Walks Strike outs Earned Run Average
Helton, B 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 9.00
Poteet, C 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Huberman, M 1.0 2 2 2 1 2 18.00
Hall, M 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0.00
Kuzminsky, S 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0.00
Silva, S (L) 1.0 2 2 1 1 1 9.00
Lubking, T 1.0 2 2 2 1 2 18.00
Cole, N 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Lovejoy, C 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Brija, S 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
Total 9 11 7 6 5 12 6.00

Game Information[edit]

  • Winning Pitcher: Bret DeRooy
  • Losing Pitcher: Sean Silva
  • Date of Game: July 23, 2013
  • Start Time of Game: 7:23 P.M.
  • Duration of Game: 2 and one half hours
  • End Time of Game: 9:53 P.M.
  • Home Plate Umpire: Chet Masse
  • 1st Base Umpire: Jim Shulock
  • 2nd Base Umpire: Fabian Poulin
  • 3rd Base Umpire: Scott Eckardt
  • Fans in Attendance: 4210 (Most at any West Coast League game and at any West Coast League All-Star Game)
  • Weather of Game: Sunny, 75 °F

Boxscore[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
South 1 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 7 11 0
North 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 0

2014[38][edit]

The 2014 West Coast League All-Star game was Scheduled to be played at Kiger Stadium at Klamath Falls, OR. The game was canceled due to the field being unplayable due to rain. This is the first rain out of any West Coast League All-Star Game, and the First rainout of the Klamath Falls Gems history.

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 Rained out
2015 Joe Martin Field Bellingham, WA TBP

(*)=Both teams ran out of pitchers

  • The 2014 WCL All-star Game was cancelled do to rain and will not be played

Team list[edit]

Current[39][edit]

Division Team City Home field Capacity Head coach General manager 2014 Record Website Inaugural season Team owner
East Walla Walla Sweets Walla Walla, WA Borleske Stadium (M) 2,376 Frank Mutz Katie Baxter 28-26 Walla Walla Sweets 2010 Pacific Baseball Ventures LLC
Wenatchee Applesox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field 1,200 AJ Proszek Jim Corcoran 30-24 Wenatchee Applesox 2005 Jim Corcoran
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium 1,250 Billy Clontz Mark Nonis 14-39 Kelowna Falcons 2005 Dan Nonis
Yakima Valley Pippins (P) Yakima, WA Yakima County Stadium 3,000 Marcus McKimmy (Former WCL Player) Danny Tetzlaff 35-19 Yakima Pippins 2014 Pacific Baseball Ventures LLC
West *Bellingham Bells (P) Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field 1,800 Jeff James Nick Caples 37-17 Bellingham Bells 2005 Bellingham Baseball Club, LLC
Victoria HarbourCats Victoria, BC, Canada Sports Traders Diamond at Royal Athletic Park 4,247 Dennis Rogers, Bob Miller (co-head coaches) Jim Swanson 25-29 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 23-30 Kitsap BlueJackets 2005 Rick Smith, Chuck Huddleston, Charlie Littman
Cowlitz Black Bears Kelso / Longview, WA David Story Field 1,229 Tim Matz Jim Appleby 24-30 Cowlitz Black Bears 2010 Tony Bonacci
South Bend Elks (W) Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium 3,500 George Fox Jim Richards 31-23 Bend Elks 2005 John and Tami Marick
Corvallis Knights (P) Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field (M) 2,930 Brooke Knight Bre Kerkvliet 35-19 Corvallis Knights 2005(Aloha Knights)

2007(Corvallis Knights)

Knights Baseball Club Inc.
Medford Rogues Medford, OR Harry & David Field (M) 2,178 Josh Hogan Chuck Heeman 26-28 Medford Rogues 2013 CSH International
Klamath Falls Gems Klamath Falls, OR Kiger Stadium 2,878 Mitch Karraker Grant Wilson 15-39 Klamath Falls Gems 2011 Jerry Walker

(* = Denotes 2014 WCL Champion)

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

(P)= Clinched their divisions pennet

(W)= Clinched the 2014 Wild Card Spot

Past[edit]

Team Year(s)
Aloha Knights(now the Corvallis Knights)[40] 2005–2006
Spokane RiverHawks 2005–2009
Moses Lake Pirates[41] 2006–2010

WCL champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-Up Record
2014 Bellingham Bells Corvallis Knights 2-1
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 Wenatchee AppleSox Spokane RiverHawks 2–0
2005 Wenatchee AppleSox Bellingham Bells 2–0

List of WCL MVP's[edit]

Year Name Team
2014 Vince Fernandez Yakima Valley Pippns
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[edit]

Individual batting records[edit]

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

Mitchell Gunsolus, Wenatchee AppleSox, 2012

Grant Melker, Corvallis Knights, 2014

Michael Lucarelli, Corvallis Knights, 2014

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 118 Andrew Mendenhall, Walla Walla Sweets, 2014
Extra base hits 27 Andrew Mendenhall, Walla Walla Sweets, 2014
Doubles 18 Tyler Christian, Bend Elks, 2011
Triples 5 Brent Mertens, Spokane RiverHawks, 2006
Home runs 10 Vince Fernandez, Yakima Valley Pippins, 2014
RBIs 51 Vince Fernandez, Yakima Valley Pippins, 2014
Sacrifice bunts 19 Yuto Kata, Medford Rogues, 2014
Sacrifice flies 6 Scott Quinlan, Corvallis Knights, 2014

Marc Gallegos, Corvallis Knights, 2014

Hit by pitch 18 Spencer Smith, Medford Rogues, 2014
Base on balls 45 Parker Miles, Klamath Falls Gems, 2012
Strikeouts 59 Chris Casazza, Moses Lake Pirates, 2009
Stolen bases 29 Grant Melker, Corvallis Knights, 2014
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
Hitting streak (games) 26 Steven Packard, Klamath Falls Gems, 2014

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 1937 Victoria Harbourcats, 2014
Hits 559 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2014
Runs 350 Walla Walla Sweets, 2014
Total Bases 774 Walla Walla Sweets, 2014
Doubles 95 Corvallis Knights, 2014
Triples 16 Walla Walla Sweets, 2012 and 2014
Home runs 44 Walla Walla Sweets, 2014
RBIs 303 Walla Walla Sweets, 2014
Sacrifice hits 77 Aloha Knights, 2006
Sacrifice flies 39 Corvallis Knights, 2014
Hit by pitch 72 Bend Elks, 2014
Base on balls 281 Yakima Valley Pippins, 2014
Strikeouts 496 Walla Walla Sweets, 2014
Stolen bases 119 Corvallis Knights, 2014
Caught stealing 50 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2011
Slugging percentage 0.404 Walla Walla Sweets, 2014
On-base percentage 0.386 Yakima Valley Pippins, 2014
GIDP 66 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2014

Individual pitching records[edit]

Record Number Person(s), team, year
Wins 8 Eli Morgan, Yakima Valley Pippins, 2014

Jackson Lockwood, Corvallis Knights, 2014

Losses 8 Jordan Kron, Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
ERA (min. .8IP/game) 0.60 Paul Applebee, Bellingham Bells, 2007
Winning percentage 1.000 8 – 0, Eli Morgan, Yakima Valley Pippins, 2014

6 – 0, Seth Martinez, Bellingham Bells, 2014

5 – 0, Marc Rzepczynski, Aloha Knights, 2006

5 – 0, Ross Humes, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2006

5 – 0, Matt Andriese, Corvallis Knights 2009

Games 29 David Bigelow, Bellingham Bells, 2014
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

Andrew Woods, Yakima Valley Pippins, 2014

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

Sean Luke-Brija, Walla Walla Sweets, 2013

David Bigelow, Bellingham Bells, 2014

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 11 Michael Hirko, Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
Hit batsman 15 Kevin Waldron, Bend Elks, 2006

Steven Singer, Kitsap BlueJackets, 2009

Walks allowed 56 Michael Silva, Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
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 7.08 Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
Complete games 8 Spokane RiverHawks, 2006

Cowlitz Black Bears, 2011

Shutouts 9 Corvallis Knights, 2009
Saves 20 Bellingham Bells, 2014
Innings pitched 495.2 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2014
Most hits allowed 598 Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
Fewest Hits Allowed 276 Corvallis Knights, 2008
At bats against 1,876 Klamath Falls Gems, 2011
Most runs allowed 457 Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
Fewest earned runs allowed 78 Aloha Knights, 2005
Most earned runs allowed 381 Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
Opposition batting average 0.202 Aloha Knights, 2005

Bellingham Bells, 2014

Most home runs allowed 47 Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
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 77 Kitsap Bluejackets, 2014
Fewest Hit Batsmen 21 Corvallis Knights, 2007
Most bases on balls 311 Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
Fewest bases on balls 110 Kitsap BlueJackets, 2005
Strikeouts 468 Wenatchee AppleSox, 2014
Wild pitches 95 Klamath Falls Gems, 2014
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 and 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

Pitchers of the Year[edit]

Year Pitcher Team
2014 Seth Martinez Bellingham Bells
2013 Nick Sabo Klamath Falls Gems
2012 Cord Cockrell Kelwona Falcons
2011 Owen Jones Wenatchee Applesox
2010 Dayne Quist Kelwona Falcons
2009 Matt Andriese Corvallis Knights
2008 Jared Eskew Corvallis Knights
2007 Paul Applebee Bellingham Bells
2006 Ross Humes Kitsap Bluejackets
2005 Tommy Hanson Aloha Knights

Coaches of the Year[edit]

Year Coach Team
2014 Seth Martinez Bellingham Bells
2013 Nick Sabo Klamath Falls Gems
2012 Cord Cockrell Kelwona Falcons
2011 Owen Jones Wenatchee Applesox
2010 Dayne Quist Kelwona Falcons
2009 Matt Andriese Corvallis Knights
2008 Jared Eskew Corvallis Knights
2007 Paul Applebee Bellingham Bells
2006 Ross Humes Kitsap Bluejackets
2005 Tommy Hanson Aloha Knights

Executives of the Year[edit]

Year Coach Team
2014 Nick Caples Bellingham Bells
2013 Holly Jones Victoria Harbourcats
2012 Nick Caples Bellingham Bells
2011 Eddie Poplawski Bellingham Bells
2010 Zachary Fraser Walla Walla Sweets
2009 Dan Segel Corvallis Knights
2008 Dan Segel Corvallis Knights
2007 Dan Segel Corvallis Knights
2006 Brent & Amy Kirwan Moses Lake Pirates
2005 Rick Smith & partners Kitsap Bluejackets

Jim Dietz Sportsmanship Award[edit]

Year Team
2014 Bellingham Bells
2013 Bellingham Bells
2012 Cowlitz Black Bears
2011 Cowlitz Black Bears
2010 Moses Lake Pirates
2009 Moses Lake Pirates
2008 Corvallis Knights
  • Established in 2008, and named after the West Coast League's inaugural commissioner Jim Dietz.

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
2014 Yakima Valley Pippins Bellingham Bells Corvallis Knights 35-19, 37-17, 35-19
2015 To Be Played

(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.)

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 Director 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=210
  2. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=205
  3. ^ West Coast League#cite note-38
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  5. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=158
  6. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/leaders.html?leagueid=145&seasonid=150
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  9. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=158
  10. ^ West Coast League#cite note-4
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  12. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/leaders.html?leagueid=145&seasonid=500
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  19. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=151
  20. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=151
  21. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/leaders.html?leagueid=145&seasonid=22900
  22. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/leaders.html?leagueid=145&seasonid=22900
  23. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/standings.html?leagueid=145&seasonid=22900
  24. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=151
  25. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=151
  26. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=141
  27. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=141
  28. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/leaders.html?leagueid=145&seasonid=26711
  29. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/leaders.html?leagueid=145&seasonid=26711
  30. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/standings.html?leagueid=145&seasonid=26711
  31. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=141
  32. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=200
  33. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=200
  34. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=176
  35. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=57797
  36. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=106466
  37. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/boxscore.html?gameid=162084
  38. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=244
  39. ^ http://westcoast.bbstats.pointstreak.com/standings.html?leagueid=145
  40. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=194
  41. ^ http://westcoastleague.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=151

External links[edit]

Team websites[edit]