Yakima Valley Pippins

Pippins Deliver Postseason Breakthrough in Year Four
YAKIMA, Wash. – The fourth season of Yakima Valley Pippins West Coast League baseball ends with something the previous three could not produce: a postseason victory. Their 9-3 game one win over the Corvallis Knights in the 2017 WCL South Divisional Playoffs was their first postseason victory i…
Pippins Season Comes To Close With Heartbreaking 3-2 Loss
All season long, the Yakima Valley Pippins had found ways to win games that were seemingly out of reach. Take, for instance, July 2, when the Pippins trailed by the Kelowna Falcons by three runs entering the bottom of the ninth inning before walking off on a Mitch Ellis walk-off double. Or take July…
Pippins Clinch Playoff Berth Despite Loss to Corvallis
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Yakima Valley Pippins may have been outscored, outhit, and outplayed by the Corvallis Knights in their regular season finale on Sunday night, but there was a silver lining to the result. Using their overall record as the key tiebreaker, the Pippins were able to overcome a 7-3 l…
Ninth Inning Rally Propels Pippins to Critical Road Victory
CORVALLIS, Ore. – With the Yakima Valley Pippins trailing the Corvallis Knights 4-3 with two runners on base and two outs in top of the ninth inning on Saturday night, Steve Sordahl stepped to the plate. Sordahl, who had entered the at-bat just two for his last 20, and who had seen his average…
Pippins Pitch Past Cowlitz Again for Fifth Straight Win
LONGVIEW, Wash. – On July 10, the Cowlitz Black Bears had just used dominant pitching to take consecutive games and the series from the Yakima Valley Pippins on the road. Following a 7-5 Pippins win in their series opener on July 8, Cowlitz had allowed just three runs in the final two games of…

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