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Pippins OF Vince Fernandez Named West Coast League MVP

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After a record-setting summer with the Yakima Valley Pippins, Vince Fernandez was honored by the West Coast League Tuesday as the league’s most valuable player, the first player from an expansion team to garner this accolade in WCL history. More>>

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Sweets & Pippins Rank in Top 50 Nationally for Attendance Numbers

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For the fifth season in a row, the Walla Walla Sweets, despite playing in one of the continent’s smallest markets, finished in the Top 50 (#45), while the Yakima Valley Pippins joined the rankings in their inaugural season, ranking number 35 nationally when it comes to attendance numbers. More>>

Pippins Season Ends with 4-3 Loss to Bellingham in WCL Playoffs

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A memorable first season of Yakima Valley Pippins baseball came to an end Tuesday night, as the Bellingham Bells knocked off the Pippins, 4-3, to advance to the West Coast League championship series.  More>>

Pippins Fall In Pitchers Duel

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When the top two ERAs in the West Coast League clash, a pitcher’s duel is bound to ensue, as it did Tuesday night in a 4-1 win for the Bellingham Bells over the Yakima Valley Pippins to begin the 2014 West Coast League playoffs. More>>

Pippins Finish Regular Season with 4-1 Win over Wenatchee

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The Yakima Valley Pippins are heading to the West Coast League playoffs as the league’s hottest team, as they knocked off the Wenatchee Applesox 4-1 on Sunday night. More>>

Pippins Clinch Division with 7-6 Win over Cowlitz

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A historic inaugural season of Yakima Valley Pippins Baseball added another memorable moment Wednesday, as the Pippins used a walk-off squeeze bunt in the 9th inning to beat the Cowlitz Black Bears, 7-6, and clinch the West Coast League’s East Division crown. More>>

Pippins Inch Closer to Playoffs with 2-0 Win over Cowlitz

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When Andrew Woods is on the mound, the Yakima Valley Pippins can almost assure themselves a quality start from their right-handed hurler. That assertion held true again Tuesday night, as Woods allowed just three hits over eight shutout innings and the Pippins knocked off the Cowlitz Black Bears by a score of 2-0 at County Stadium. More>>

Pippins Cruise to 11-8 Win over Cowlitz

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An exciting first season of Pippins baseball took another exciting step forward Monday night, as the Pippins knocked off the Cowlitz Black Bears by a score of 11-8, becoming the winningest expansion team in its first year in West Coast League history.  More>>

Woodward Delivers Complete Game Shutout as Pippins Win 2-0

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Thanks to some stellar pitching by Austin Woodward, The Yakima Valley Pippins picked up a decisive 2-0 win over the Kelowna Falcons at County Stadium Sunday night.  More>>

Pippins Edge Out Kelowna, 2-1

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A couple weeks ago, the Yakima Valley Pippins were struggling to win one-run games. However, they have turned a corner as of late, the most recent of the one-run wins coming in 2-1 fashion Friday night against the Kelowna Falcons. More>>

Pippins Hang on for 8-7 Win Over Sweets

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The last time the Yakima Valley Pippins traveled to Walla Walla, the Sweets rallied for nine runs in the final three innings to shock the Pippins in an 11-10 defeat. Tuesday night, lightning almost struck twice, but the Pippins buckled down to secure an 8-7 win over the Sweets in the series opener. More>>

Pippins Rally Late to Beat Kelowna, 9-7

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After allowing the Kelowna Falcons to walk off with an 11-10 victory Saturday night, the Pippins returned the favor Sunday, scoring twice in the 9th inning to claim a 9-7 victory over the Falcons at Elks Stadium.  More>>

Pippins Lose 6-5 to Bellingham Bells

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If the Yakima Valley Pippins and Bellingham Bells meet in the playoffs, few fans would likely be disappointed after the series the two teams just completed. The Bells finished the exciting three-game set Thursday with a late rally to win, 6-5 at County Stadium. More>>

Williams Shuts Down Bells, Before Bats Rally To End Skid

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When the top two pitching staffs in the West Coast League, you can expect a quality pitching performance. That’s exactly what the Yakima Valley Pippins and Bellingham Bells delivered Tuesday night, as the Pippins rallied late to win, 6-1 at County Stadium. More>>

AppleSox Surprise Yakima Valley Pippins with Extra-Inning Win Video included

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The Yakima Valley Pippins were dealt another tough loss on Friday, falling to the Wenatchee Applesox by a final score of 7-4 in 11 innings.  More>>

Wenatchee Takes Game One From Yakima Valley 11-1

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Despite numerous scoring opportunities early on in Thursday’s series opener against Wenatchee, the Yakima Valley Pippins were unable to convert on more than one, falling to the Applesox by a count of 11-1 at County Stadium. More>>

Pippins Bats Return In 10-1 Win

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The Yakima Valley Pippins returned to County Stadium Wednesday and rediscovered their offensive ability with a 10-1 over the Thurston County Senators in a non-league game. More>>

Pippins Fall to Rogues 6-1 in Medford

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After dominating on Monday night, the Yakima Valley Pippins had the tables turned on them Tuesday night, as the Medford Rogues held the Pippins to just three hits in a 6-1 win. More>>

Woods Leads Pippins To 3-0 Win Over Rogues

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Thanks to a solid pitching performance from Andrew Woods, the Yakima Valley Pippins picked up a big 3-0 road win over the Medford Rogues on Monday night.


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Five Yakima Valley Pippins Selected for WCL All-Star Game

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The Yakima Valley Pippins will send five players to the 2014 West Coast League All-Star Game in Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 21st.  More>>

Pippins' Fernandez Named WCL Player of the Week

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For the second time this season, the Yakima Valley Pippins have a West Coast League Player of the Week recipient.  More>>

Yakima Valley Pippins Rally for Win over Medford

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The Yakima Valley Pippins scored three runs in the 9th inning to claim a 4-3 victory over the Medford Rogues on Sunday. More>>

Pippins Score Early & Often in Win over Bend

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The Yakima Valley Pippins prevailed in an offensive shootout, knocking off the Bend Elks 15-10 Thursday night at Vince Genna Stadium. More>>

Pippins Complete Sweep With 12-3 Win Over Victoria

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The Yakima Valley Pippins finished off their third sweep of the year, defeating the Victoria HarbourCats 12-3 in front of 1,227 fans at Yakima County Stadium. More>>

Yakima Valley Pippins Cruise to 8-1 Win over Victoria

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After needing 14 innings in a 6-5 win Monday night, the Yakima Valley Pippins needed just nine frames on Tuesday, defeating the Victoria HarbourCats 8-1 at Yakima County Stadium. More>>

Yakima Valley Pippins Top Victoria 6-5 in 14-inning Marathon

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The Yakima Valley Pippins played the longest game of their young history Monday night at County Stadium, prevailing 6-5 in 14 innings over the Victoria HarbourCats.  More>>

Pippins Avoid Sweep With 7-2 Win Over Sweets

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The Yakima Valley Pippins avoided a sweep at the hands of the Walla Walla Sweets with a 7-2 win over the Sweets Wednesday night at County Stadium. More>>

West Coast League Baseball Finding Success in Walla Walla & Yakima Video included

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It's a tale of two cities. When the Walla Walla Sweets joined the West Coast League in 2010, they saw enormous success and sustained it. When the Yakima Bears left town in 2012, Pacific Baseball Ventures, which owns the Sweets franchise, saw an opportunity. More>>

CWU Sets "Battle for the Border" with Simon Fraser in Sept.

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A "Battle for the Border" has been set for Saturday, Sept. 27. Representing the American side will be the Central Washington University football team, which will look to turn back the invading Simon Fraser University Clan, from Burnaby, B.C.  More>>

Sweets Top Pippins in Extra Innings

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The Yakima Valley Pippins entered extra innings for the first time this season, but came out on the losing end of a 5-3 affair against the Walla Walla Sweets Monday night at County Stadium. More>>

Wildcat Softball Sweeps Simon Fraser

Central Washington University sophomore Andrea Hamada (Walla Walla, WA, Walla Walla) hit a game-winning two run single in the top of the seventh inning to lead the Wildcats to a come from behind 5-4 victory in game two to help CWU sweep its two game series at Simon Fraser University... More>>

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