2024 WCL Season Starts Tonight

The West Coast League (WCL) is thrilled to announce the official opening of the 2024 season tonight, featuring all 16 teams in action. Each team will play 54 league games this summer, starting tonight and concluding on August 8. The season will culminate in the championship playoffs, which will feature eight teams, each hosting at least one playoff game.

Now entering its 19th season, the WCL continues to deliver top-tier summer collegiate baseball. The Corvallis Knights enter the season as defending champions, aiming for a phenomenal eighth straight title. Commissioner Rob Neyer shared his enthusiasm for the upcoming season: “The WCL has always been about showcasing the best in collegiate baseball, and this year promises to be one of our most exciting yet.”

Player development remains a cornerstone of the WCL’s mission, with advanced technologies such as TrackMan and Synergy helping players refine their skills. The league has been a launchpad for many successful careers, with alumni including MLB stars Shane Bieber and Adley Rutschman, as well as rising talent like Travis Bazzana.

A huge highlight this summer is the eagerly awaited return of the WCL’s All-Star Game, set for Wednesday, July 17, at Bellingham’s historic Joe Martin Field, home of the Bells. This event is part of an exciting two-day celebration of baseball talent, with the game itself live-streamed on MLB.com.

Details on the playoff format and procedures for this season are available here. Throughout the season, fans can access real-time WCL stats and standings here. Additionally, fans won’t miss a moment of the action with WCL Live, the league’s dedicated video streaming platform. WCL Live is accessible via free apps on Google Play and the iPhone App Store, providing a seamless viewing experience on any screen.

About the West Coast League: The West Coast League is the West’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and now Alberta, the WCL showcases pro prospects from major collegiate conferences around the nation. Every summer, the League features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with North America’s best baseball weather and a mix of classic and modern ballparks, all backdropped by the sport’s most stunning scenery. The 2019 MLB amateur draft began with former Corvallis Knight Adley Rutschman selected with the overall No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles, and the 2022 draft featured two West Coast League alumni, Brooks Lee and Gabriel Hughes, among the first 10 picks.