West Coast League

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Founded in 2005, the West Coast League (formerly the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League) is a Summer Collegiate Baseball league based in the Pacific Northwest. Comprised of the some of the top college players from across the United States and Canada, the West Coast Baseball League includes teams in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Sanctioned by Major League Baseball and the NCAA, the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League is dedicated to providing increased competition for players entering the MLB Amateur Draft. WCL players come predominantly from the Pac-10, Big West, WCC and WAC conferences. Players live with host families in the same manner as A and Independent League players, and are NCAA eligible and are unpaid in order to maintain their eligibility.

Each team is operated in a similar manner to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.

The WCL quickly established itself as an elite proving ground for the top aspiring players. After only two complete seasons, 27 West Coast Collegiate Baseball League alumni were selected in the 2007 amateur draft. After only four complete seasons, more than 100 West Coast League alumni were in professional baseball, including a number in the Major Leagues.

Current WCL Teams[edit]

North division
Team Location Stadium
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Joe Martin Field
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Elks Stadium
Victoria HarbourCats Victoria, BC Royal Athletic Park
Walla Walla Sweets Walla Walla, WA Borleske Stadium
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Paul Thomas Field
South division
Bend Elks Bend, OR Vince Genna Stadium
Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR Goss Stadium at Coleman Field
Cowlitz Black Bears Longview, WA David Story Field
Gresham GreyWolves Gresham, OR Oslund Field
Port Angeles Lefties Port Angeles, WA Civic Field
Yakima Valley Pippins Yakima, WA Yakima County Stadium

Former Teams[edit]

Championship Series[edit]

Year Winner Series Loser
2005 Wenatchee AppleSox 2-0 Bellingham Bells
2006 Wenatchee AppleSox 2-0 Spokane RiverHawks
2007 Moses Lake Pirates 2-0 Corvallis Knights
2008 Corvallis Knights 2-0 Wenatchee AppleSox
2009 Wenatchee AppleSox 2-0 Corvallis Knights
2010 Wenatchee AppleSox 2-1 Bend Elks
2011 Corvallis Knights 2-0 Walla Walla Sweets
2012 Wenatchee AppleSox 2-1 Corvallis Knights
2013 Corvallis Knights 2-0 Wenatchee AppleSox
2014 Bellingham Bells 2-1 Corvallis Knights
2015 Bend Elks 2-0 Kelowna Falcons
2016 Corvallis Knights 2-1 Bellingham Bells