Bells Secure Postseason Bid, Second-Half Race Starts

Thursday night, the Bellingham Bells clinched the West Coast League’s second 2023 playoff spot by securing the first-half title in the North Division. The Bells join the Ridgefield Raptors as the two teams that have already secured their spot in the WCL postseason starting in August.

There are still six more playoff spots up for grabs as the second-half of the season begins. With eight teams heading to the playoffs – the first- and second-half winners in each division, plus two wild cards – teams that came up just short in the first-half standings are top contenders for wild-card spots, while every WCL team can legitimately entertain second-half hopes.

All playoff procedures can be found by visiting this page.

To follow the rest of the season and playoffs, fans can catch all the action via WCL Live, the league’s user-friendly video streaming platform.

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.