The Yakima Valley Pippins face the Bellingham Belles in a decisive game #3 in the West Coast League playoffs tonight at The Orchard. The winner of tonight's game will advance to the championship round versus the Corvallis Knights.
It has been a rough week for fans of professional baseball here in the Yakima Valley.
First we heard the news on Monday (March 29) of the tragic passing of former Yakima Bears Field Manager Mike Bell passing away due to kidney cancer. Today, we have learned of the tragic passing of the Yakima Valley Pippins first-ever General Manager Noel Zanchelli.
The Yakima Valley Pippins Baseball Club announced that their 2021 schedule is going to have to be adjusted to avoid international travel into Canada following the West Coast League's (WCL) adoption of a revision that will eliminate games that cross the border.
Does anything taste better than a hot dog smothered with all the fixin's and washed down with a cup of suds while taking in a game at the baseball park? I submit that it's highly doubtful. Even better? The Yakima Valley Pippins are going to make it even easier than ever this year all while observing coronavirus protocols utilizing modern technology that we've all become reliant on in a covid-19 world.
The Yakima Valley Pippins Baseball Club of the collegiate West Coast League is preparing for the 2021 season and have officially announced via the Facebook page and website that they are now hiring for myriad part-time jobs over the course of 30-plus nights from June through August.
Major League Baseball conducted Rounds 2 -5 of their annual amateur selections yesterday (June 11) and the Seattle Mariners used their selection in the 5th Round to pick a pitcher with some ties to the Yakima Valley.