West Coast League playoffs start August 11

West Coast League logoThe defending champion Corvallis Knights won their third straight West Division pennant, behind the hitting of Richie Jimenez (Riverside CC) and the pitching of Matt Andriese (UC Riverside). They will play the Bend Elks in the first playoff round. The first game of the best-of-three series will be in Bend, OR on August 11. The second game will be in Corvallis, OR on Wednesday, August 12, and the if-necessary game will be in Corvallis on August 13.

Matt Andriese

Matt Andriese

The Wenatchee AppleSox won the East Division pennant. The AppleSox are led by Kyle Johnson (Washington State) at the plate, and Patrick Smith (Palormar CC) on the mound. Their first-round opponent is the Kelowna Falcons. The first game will be August 11, in Kelowna, BC. The second and (if necessary) third game will be in Wenatchee, WA August 12 and 13.