Summer College Baseball

Here is information for Valley baseball fans who want to support selected local college baseball players in their summer collegiate action.

GREAT WEST LEAGUE

MEDFORD ROGUES
Valley player: Tanner Simpson, P, North Bend (Lewis-Clark State)

Watch: The Rogues have two Internet webstreams available. Medford-based TableRock Sports is broadcasting all of their games it appears, all for free, via Stretch Internet, who are the same people responsible for broadcasting games in the Northwest’s small college conferences, the GNAC and NWC. TableRock’s site can be accessed here and we’ll also have it in our news links for you. There is also a YouTube stream that will likely feature all home games; that is available here and also will be in our news links.

SAN FRANCISCO SEALS
Valley player: Riley Mallot, P, Duvall (Columbia Basin College)

Watch: The Seals do not have a web broadcast available, but games involving the Seals and the above Rogues team will be available through the TableRock link listed above and in our news links.

WEST COAST LEAGUE

PORTLAND PICKLES
Valley players: 2B Carson Breshears (North Bend/Gonzaga) and P Adam Davenport (Duvall/Washington)

Watch: The West Coast League has scheduled a live web broadcast through their website on July 5 of their home game with Cowlitz. This will start at 7:00 p.m. and be available at the league website here.

Listen: The team also has a link to listen to live games; their website is here.

WENATCHEE APPLE SOX
Valley player: Mason Marenco, SS, North Bend (Gonzaga)

Watch: The West Coast League has scheduled a live web broadcast through their website of the June 14 road game at Corvallis. This will start at 7:00 p.m. and be available at the league website, linked above.

If you want to see them in person: Home games are at Wenatchee Valley College. From North Bend, head over to Wenatchee (I-90 to Cle Elum, SR 970 to US 97 over Blewett Pass, US 2 east from junction with US 97 to downtown Wenatchee). Once in downtown Wenatchee, you’ll end up on N. Wenatchee Avenue. Turn right on N. Miller St. and head south to Fifth St., and turn right. Head west on Fifth and the WVC campus and stadium parking lot will be on your right. The stadium will be behind a group of tennis courts. Tickets are $12 for reserved seating and $7 for bleachers with children under 12 paying a dollar less for each seat. Tickets are available at the gate or you can purchase bleacher seats at the AppleSox website here. All home games with the exception of two Sunday dates – June 17 and August 5 – are 7:05 starts with the Sunday games starting an hour earlier. Travel time is around 90 minutes each way, so you should be able to get back to the Valley before midnight if you choose to head over and come back following the game. There are plenty of hotel and restaurant options in Wenatchee if you decide to stay the night after the game and come back the next day.

Listen: This will be the most accessible way for fans to catch their games. KCSY-FM, a radio station that broadcasts all over north central Washington, is once again handling game coverage this spring. Their live webstream is available here or if you have TuneIn on your phone/tablet, it’s there, too, search KCSY in the app and it should get it for you. Broadcasts are free.

COWLITZ BLACK BEARS
Valley player: Isaac Mullins, P, North Bend (Washington State)

Watch: The team’s home games are set to be shown for free on their Facebook page; search Cowlitz Black Bears and give them a like and you’ll be on their way. The West Coast League also has a pair of road games scheduled for web broadcast on their website – the aforementioned game at Portland on July 5 along with a second game the week prior on June 28 at Yakima Valley. The game in Yakima is a 6:30 start while as noted, already, the game in Portland is at 7:00. The previously mentioned link will take you to the league website.

To see in person: The team’s home games are at David Story Field in Longview, on the campus of Lower Columbia College, about a three-hour trip each way from the Valley. To get there from the Valley, take Highway 18 to I-5 and head south to the main Longview-Kelso exit #39 and exit here. Head west on Allen Street (SR 4) and follow the highway into Longview. At the intersection for Ocean Beach Highway, instead of turning right and heading west on SR 4, you’ll stay straight on Washington Way. Look for Maple Street. Once here turn right. On your right will be the college and the main stadium parking area (although there are two other ones behind center field as well that are a little further up the street). Tickets are anywhere from $8-$18, although they have picnic table seating as well for families – those are $42 per table and seat six and should be available by calling the team for more information, (360) 703-3195. The remainder of seating is available at the door. Game times for most games except Sundays are 6:30pm, which should necessitate a night’s stay in Longview afterward if you plan on going down. Sunday games for the most part are 5:00 starts, meaning you may be able to get home before midnight to the Valley if you want to try doing that after those games.

Listen: KEDO-AM, a local radio station serving the Longview/Kelso area on both AM and FM, is handling their game coverage again this summer. The station’s website is here and there is a listen link available there.

PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE

NORTHWEST HONKERS
Valley player: Cameron Padron, 1B, Duvall (Western Oregon grad)

To see games in person: The Valley’s college summer team calls Fall City Community Park its home field. This park is located right off SR 203 just after the roundabout with SR 202 at the north end of Fall City. Centrally located, this venue is around 15 minutes or less from most locations in the Valley. Games are scheduled up to July 29 and you can see a schedule at their website linked at right in our news links. You can also catch them on the road at other PIL stadiums listed here.

Listen: Their June 6 road game at Wenatchee (WCL) will be picked up by Wenatchee’s radio network, which you can get more information on above. Home games are also expected to be broadcast by the team at their website, which you can access above.

EVERETT MERCHANTS
Valley player: Evan Johnson, OF/DH, Snoqualmie (Northern Colorado)

To see games in person: Games are at Everett Memorial Stadium, located just off I-5 at exit 192 in Everett. To get there from the Valley, take I-90 to Bellevue and I-405 north from there to I-5. Take I-5 north to the above noted exit and the stadium parking lot entrance will be quickly on your left just past 41st Street. Be in the left lane because it’s easy to miss this entrance. Admission to home games is $3 for adults, $2 for children. Doubleheaders cost $5 and are good for both games. Tickets are available at the door and a schedule is at their team website here. You can also catch the Merchants on the road at the other PIL sites listed here on the page.

HIGHLINE BEARS
Valley player: Blaine Wagner, C, Duvall (Seattle U.)

To see games in person: Games are at Steve Cox Memorial Park in Burien, 1321 SW 102nd Street. To get there take I-90 into Bellevue and then head south on I-405 heading towards Sea-Tac Airport. Go west on SR 518 past the airport exit into Burien. You’ll end up on SW148th St., continue to head west on 148th past 1st Ave. S. to Ambaum Blvd. SW. Once here turn right and head north on Ambaum, as it will turn into 16th Ave. SW. Head north until you reach 102nd, and turn right here and go a couple blocks. The park entrance and parking lot is on your right. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for seniors and students, and can be purchased online at the team website here. You can also catch the Bears on the road at the other PIL sites listed here in this listing. Their schedule is also available at their team website.

Listen: Their June 7 road game at Wenatchee and their June 14 road game at Cowlitz will be picked up by the home teams’ radio networks, which are listed above. They also are playing road games at WCL Bellingham June 27, Walla Walla June 12 and 13, and a number of them in July. All of these should be picked up by the home team radio as well; the WCL website has links to their team websites for more information on those games.

NORTH SOUND EMERALDS
Valley player: Gavin Gorrell, P, North Bend (Northern Colorado)

To see games in person: Games are at Edmonds CC’s field in Edmonds. Take I-90 into Bellevue and head north on I-405 to Lynnwood. At I-5, exit going south and then exit again at 196th St. SW. Head west on 196th past Highway 99 all the way to 68th Ave. W., and turn left here. The field and parking will be soon after on your right. You can also catch the Emeralds on the road at the other PIL stadiums listed on this page. Consult the PIL Pointstreak page for info on their schedule; go here.

REDMOND DUDES
Valley players: P’s Jimmy Boyce (North Bend/Mesa CC (AZ)), Andrew Willmon (Duvall/Concordia-PDX) and Riley Gill (Snoqualmie/U. of San Francisco), C Justin “JuJu” Lutz (Fall City/Spokane CC), 3B Jake Brady (Snoqualmie/U. of Puget Sound), IF Drew Cotto (North Bend/Corban), OF Carson Corra (Ames Lake/Mount Hood CC)

To see games in person: Home games are at Hartman Park in Redmond. From Fall City, take SR 202 west or from Duvall, take Novelty Hill Road west to Redmond and Avondale Road. Once here, from either route, turn right and head north on Avondale. Look for NE 104th St. and turn left here. Head up the hill and the park will be on the left at the top of the hill, with parking likely available across the street at Redmond High School. Consult the PIL Pointstreak page for info on their schedule, here, and you can also see them on the road at other PIL venues listed here on the page.