The West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, a leading summer collegiate league based in the Pacific Northwest, is looking to expand by as many as two teams by 2010.
“A number of communities have expressed interest in the WCCBL,” announced new League President Ken Wilson.
“The demand for affordable family entertainment is significant, especially in today’s economic climate. Add an increasing demand for roster spots by top college players wanting to play summer ball in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and it seems to me like it’s an ideal time to expand.”
Longview/Kelso (Washington), Grays Harbor (Washington), Vancouver (Washington) and Klamath Falls (Oregon) are among the markets being considered for expansion.
Parks such as David Story Field (pictured) in Longview, Kiger Stadium in Klamath Falls and Olympic Stadium in Grays Harbor could soon be home to exciting minor league-like baseball.
“Quite a few parties have expressed interest in owning a WCCBL team,” added Wilson. “We’re always looking for strong owners to come forward.”
The summer collegiate baseball industry is exploding with the popularity of college baseball and increasing demand for minor league entertainment.
The WCCBL’s 42-game 2008 season opens June 12th. The League All-Star Game will be played July 22nd in Moses Lake, Washington – the home of the 2007 WCCBL champion Moses Lake Pirates.