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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 land 10 players on All-West Coast League teams

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.

August 18, 2022, 12:46pm Clark County Sports

The Ridgefield Raptors were well-represented on the All-West Coast League teams with 10 players selected for the list announced Thursday. The first team included Ridgefield outfielder/catcher Jacob Sharp (UNLV), who was named co-MVP of the WCL on Wednesday along with Wenatchee second baseman Joichiro Oyama. Ridgefield infielder Travis Welker (Fresno… Read story

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp, left, celebrates with teammates Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors slugger Jacob Sharp named Co-MVP of West Coast League

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp, left, celebrates with teammates Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 17, 2022, 11:45am Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – Jacob Sharp’s final game with the Ridgefield Raptors started much like his first: with a home-run blast over the fence at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. Raptors fans became well-acquainted with the hitting prowess of the UNLV catcher and outfielder from Whittier, Calif. over the 2022 season, from the… Read story

Raptors center fielder Austin Caviness, left, is tagged out sliding into third by Knights third baseman Mason Le on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Early innings sink Ridgefield Raptors in season-ending playoff loss to Corvallis Knights

Raptors center fielder Austin Caviness, left, is tagged out sliding into third by Knights third baseman Mason Le on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 13, 2022, 10:38pm Clark County Sports

CORVALLIS – The Ridgefield Raptors’ season came to a sudden halt in the West Coast League South Division Championship against the Corvallis Knights, yet they stood on the Goss Stadium field well after the game ended, taking in the final moments of a memorable summer. They didn’t want it to… Read story

Raptors outfielder Trent Prokes, left, inches toward second base Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during a playoff game between Ridgefield and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors finish series sweep of Portland Pickles in hostile road environment

Raptors outfielder Trent Prokes, left, inches toward second base Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during a playoff game between Ridgefield and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 11, 2022, 1:09am Clark County Sports

PORTLAND – For a group of baseball players who met just a couple months ago to spend a summer on the same team, the Ridgefield Raptors pride themselves on how quickly their chemistry came together. Read story

Raptors batter Riley McCarthy celebrates after scoring a run Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during the Raptors’ 9-8 win against the Portland Pickles in Game 1 of the WCL playoffs at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors capture first playoff win in team history by coming back to beat Portland Pickles

Raptors batter Riley McCarthy celebrates after scoring a run Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during the Raptors’ 9-8 win against the Portland Pickles in Game 1 of the WCL playoffs at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 9, 2022, 10:54pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – For two players who have been with the Ridgefield Raptors dating back to their inaugural 2019 season, it was fitting that the first playoff win in team history would be in the hands of relief pitcher Eli Shubert and catcher Isaac Lovings. Shubert knew he would be called… Read story

Ridgefield Raptors players break from the post-game huddle following a 4-3 win over the Corvallis Knights on Sunday in Ridgefield.

Raptors conclude regular season with 4-3 victory over Corvallis

Ridgefield Raptors players break from the post-game huddle following a 4-3 win over the Corvallis Knights on Sunday in Ridgefield.

August 7, 2022, 5:57pm Clark County Sports

As the Ridgefield Raptors closed out Sunday’s regular season finale with the final out in the top of the ninth, the celebration started on the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex turf. Read story

The Raptors dugout celebrates with left fielder Alex Sepulveda (43) and Nate Kirkpatrick (11) after a run was scored Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors’ playoff position comes down to this weekend

The Raptors dugout celebrates with left fielder Alex Sepulveda (43) and Nate Kirkpatrick (11) after a run was scored Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 4, 2022, 5:48pm Clark County Sports

The Ridgefield Raptors enter their final series of the regular season with a guarantee of playing into next week as the West Coast League postseason begins, though some of the details still need to be ironed out. Read story

Rally the Raptor wears a backwards hat Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors Road Trip: Walla Walla 1, Ridgefield 0

Rally the Raptor wears a backwards hat Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 2, 2022, 10:43pm Clark County Sports

With a West Coast League playoff push coming down to the final week of the regular season, the Ridgefield Raptors were shut out for the third time this season to open the series at Walla Walla, 1-0, on Tuesday. Read story

Raptors catcher Jacob Sharp, right, celebrates with shortstop Travis Welker on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, after Sharp hit a home run in a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors fight back from deficits to take series over Bend Elks

Raptors catcher Jacob Sharp, right, celebrates with shortstop Travis Welker on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, after Sharp hit a home run in a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 29, 2022, 12:18am Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – The Ridgefield Raptors became the resilient Raptors in Thursday’s series finale against the Bend Elks. They faced deficits at three separate points against the Elks and clawed back each time, scoring all 10 of their runs with two outs. In the aftermath of a five-run sixth inning, the… Read story

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, left, begins to dash back to first base Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Bend Elks homer twice in 7-3 win, even series against Ridgefield Raptors

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, left, begins to dash back to first base Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 27, 2022, 11:37pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – Few teams in the West Coast League have matched the Ridgefield Raptors’ offensive firepower this season. The Bend Elks, however, are one of those few. The two teams rank first and second among 16 WCL teams in nearly every major offensive statistic. The Elks showed why on Wednesday… Read story