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.

Rob Neyer was named league commissioner in May 2018.

Current Teams[edit]

North Division South Division
Team Location Team Location
Bellingham Bells Bellingham, WA Bend Elks Bend, OR
Kelowna Falcons Kelowna, BC Corvallis Knights Corvallis, OR
Port Angeles Lefties Port Angeles, WA Cowlitz Black Bears Longview, WA
Victoria HarbourCats Victoria, BC Portland Pickles Portland, OR
Wenatchee AppleSox Wenatchee, WA Ridgefield Raptors Ridgefield, WA
Yakima Valley Pippins Yakima, WA Walla Walla Sweets Walla Walla, WA

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
2017 Corvallis Knights 2-1 Victoria HarbourCats
2018 Corvallis Knights 2-0 Kelowna Falcons
2019 Corvallis Knights 2-1 Victoria HarbourCats
2021 Corvallis Knights 2-1 Yakima Valley Pippins