The matchups are now locked in for the Divisional Championship showdowns, with the two games set for Saturday night. Now that the best-of-three divisional playoffs are wrapped up, both the division and league championships will consist of just one game.
In the South, the Portland Pickles will clash with the Corvallis Knights, who finished the regular season with the League’s best record (39-15) and have won six straight WCL championships. As a reward for the best overall record, Corvallis owns home-field advantage as long as they remain in the playoffs.
Portland swept the Ridgefield Raptors to advance, while Corvallis bounced back with two must-win victories over the Cowlitz Black Bears after dropping the first game on the road.
Also Saturday night, the Victoria HarbourCats will host the Bellingham Bells in the North’s Championship Game after the two teams swept their opening round foes.
Both games on Saturday are scheduled to start at 6:35 PT, with the winners meeting in the West Coast League’s Championship Game, tentatively scheduled for Monday.
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.