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Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, center, tags out Elks outfielder Brady Kasper, left, as Raptors second baseman Jake Tsukada, right, looks on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors get the jump on Bend Elks for series-opening win

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, center, tags out Elks outfielder Brady Kasper, left, as Raptors second baseman Jake Tsukada, right, looks on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 26, 2022, 11:01pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – The Ridgefield Raptors took a positive first step in a three-game series against the Bend Elks that could have playoff implications in two weeks. The question now becomes, what will it take for the Raptors to sustain success as they work deeper into the series? Ridgefield topped Bend… Read story

Raptors right fielder Trent Prokes, left, watches as center fielder Austin Caviness throws the ball Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

After loud start, Ridgefield Raptors’ bats go quiet against Cowlitz Black Bears

Raptors right fielder Trent Prokes, left, watches as center fielder Austin Caviness throws the ball Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 23, 2022, 10:49pm Clark County Sports

LONGVIEW – Had you only watched the Ridgefield Raptors’ first inning on Saturday, it would’ve been safe to assume they were in for a big night offensively against the Cowlitz Black Bears. Three straight base hits from Jacob Sharp, Travis Welker and Trent Prokes set the table for two Ridgefield… Read story

Raptors' Jacob Sharp hits a home run Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors snap losing skid, clinch Columbia River Cup with win over Cowlitz

Raptors' Jacob Sharp hits a home run Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 22, 2022, 10:25pm Clark County Sports

LONGVIEW – The Ridgefield Raptors were patient in their approach to a new series on Friday against the Cowlitz Black Bears, following a pair of losses two days prior. Ridgefield lost two straight to the Bend Elks, but had plenty of positives to take away from both in close, 10-9,… Read story

The Rayburns are hosting Raptors players Mikey, left, and Doyle Kane for the second straight summer.

Host families play a key role in helping Ridgefield Raptors feel at home

The Rayburns are hosting Raptors players Mikey, left, and Doyle Kane for the second straight summer.

July 20, 2022, 7:39pm College

At almost every home game, Ridgefield Raptors players Doyle Kane and Mikey Kane look up to the stands behind home plate to make sure their two biggest fans are there. Read story

Raptors pitcher Ben Hart throws the ball Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors shut down Springfield Drifters for fifth straight win

Raptors pitcher Ben Hart throws the ball Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 16, 2022, 10:50pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – When a pitcher and catcher are on the same page like Ben Hart and Isaac Lovings were on Saturday, good things are bound to happen. The left-handed pitcher Hart got the start for the Ridgefield Raptors and struck out his first five batters on the way to a… Read story

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp swings at a pitch Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

Raptors continue on hot home streak, beat Drifters 4-3

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp swings at a pitch Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

July 15, 2022, 11:05pm Clark County Sports

Stephen Espinoza drove in the game-winning run in the eighth inning, Gary Hall earned the save by striking out two of Springfield’s final three batters and the Ridgefield Raptors took the series opener over the Drifters 4-3 on Friday night at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center. KEY MOMENTS: Ridgefield capitalized on… Read story

Raptors second baseman Nate Kirkpatrick tags out a tumbling Bellingham baserunner Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors complete series sweep of Bellingham Bells — their first of the season

Raptors second baseman Nate Kirkpatrick tags out a tumbling Bellingham baserunner Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 14, 2022, 11:52pm Clark County Sports

Consistency has eluded the Ridgefield Raptors at times this summer, yet for the past three games, they’ve put all the pieces together. The end result, a 7-3 win over the Bellingham Bells on Thursday at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center, clinched the Raptors’ first series sweep of the season. Read story

Raptors batter Trent Prokes readies for a pitch Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors’ bats stay hot to clinch series win over the Bellingham Bells

Raptors batter Trent Prokes readies for a pitch Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 13, 2022, 11:35pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – More fifth-inning fireworks from the Ridgefield Raptors made the difference in clinching a series win over the Bellingham Bells. Just like Tuesday’s five-run fifth, which included two homers, the Raptors matched those numbers Wednesday with a Jacob Sharp solo home run and an Isaac Lovings two-run bomb, which… Read story

Raptors third baseman Justin Trimble, right, celebrates after a double Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors’ best defense against the Bellingham Bells is offense in 13-7 win

Raptors third baseman Justin Trimble, right, celebrates after a double Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 12, 2022, 11:23pm Clark County Sports

The Raptors scored nine unanswered runs after spotting the Bells a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, and held on for a 13-7 win in Tuesday’s series opener at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. Read story

Raptors catcher Isaac Lovings throws the ball Friday, June 24, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Victoria HarbourCats at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors ‘old guy’ Isaac Lovings is catching on

Raptors catcher Isaac Lovings throws the ball Friday, June 24, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Victoria HarbourCats at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 9, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Sports

Sometimes, 22-year-old Isaac Lovings forgets he’s one of the oldest players on the Ridgefield Raptors, a team largely made up of college freshmen and sophomores. Read story