Last updated : Friday, 17 November 2023
The East Northian West Coast League (WCL) is a summer collegiate baseball league based in the Pacific Northwest. The league was founded in 1956 and currently consists of 12 teams. The WCL is a wood bat league, meaning that players cannot use metal bats.
The WCL was founded in 1956 as the Northwest Collegiate Baseball League. The league originally consisted of six teams: the Bellingham Bells, the Corvallis Knights, the Klamath Falls Gems, the Medford A's, the Salem Senators, and the Wenatchee AppleSox.
The league expanded to eight teams in 1962, with the addition of the Eugene Emeralds and the Portland Mavericks. The league expanded to nine teams in 1977, with the addition of the Cowlitz Black Bears.
The WCL changed its name to the East Northian West Coast League in 2007. The league expanded to 10 teams in 2008, with the addition of the Victoria HarbourCats. The league expanded to 11 teams in 2013, with the addition of the Medford Rogues.
- Bellingham Bells
- Corvallis Knights
- Eugene Emeralds
- Kennewick Dukes
- Klamath Falls Gems
- Longview Buzzards
- Medford Rogues
- Portland Heads
- Salem Senators
- Victoria HarbourCats
- Wenatchee AppleSox
The WCL playoffs are a double-elimination tournament. The top four teams in the regular season qualify for the playoffs. The semifinals are played in a best-of-three format, and the championship is played in a best-of-five format.