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Raptors catcher Jacob Sharp, center, celebrates with teammates in the bullpen — Michael Lozano, left, and Tyler Howard — after hitting a home run Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors Road Trip: Ridgefield clinches playoff berth with win at Walla Walla

Raptors catcher Jacob Sharp, center, celebrates with teammates in the bullpen — Michael Lozano, left, and Tyler Howard — after hitting a home run Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 3, 2022, 9:53pm Clark County Sports

The Ridgefield Raptors weren’t going to be held to just one run like Tuesday’s 1-0 loss to the Walla Walla Sweets. They got the bats working Wednesday night at Borleske Stadium and clinched a West Coast League playoff berth with an 11-4 victory. KEY MOMENTS: Ridgefield batted around in the… 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 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 Road Trip: Ridgefield wins second game at Springfield, 9-4

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 30, 2022, 10:38pm Clark County Sports

A four-run fourth inning brought the Ridgefield Raptors back from a 3-1 deficit on their way to a 9-4 West Coast League victory over the Springfield Drifters on Saturday night at Springfield, Ore. Read story

Raptors pitcher Sawyer Parkin warms between innings Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

Raptors Road Trip: Parkin helps lead Ridgefield to 8-4 win at Springfield

Raptors pitcher Sawyer Parkin warms between innings Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

July 29, 2022, 10:12pm Clark County Sports

Columbia River High grad and Washington Huskies pitcher Sawyer Parkin threw seven solid innings and the Ridgefield Raptors beat the Springfield Drifters 8-4 on Friday night in their first trip to Drifter Stadium in Springfield, Ore. Read story

Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer speaks during Pac-12 Conference men's NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

Riley, Lanning, DeBoer new Pac-12 coaches in spotlight

Washington head coach Kalen DeBoer speaks during Pac-12 Conference men's NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

July 29, 2022, 8:50pm College

Coaching changes in the Pac-12 are a given, but it is rare when it happens to three of the most recognizable programs in the conference. Read story

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning speaks during Pac-12 Conference men's NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

Pac-12 notebook: Tiebreakers for title game forthcoming

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning speaks during Pac-12 Conference men's NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

July 29, 2022, 3:47pm College

The Pac-12 pushed for legislation allowing conference title games to be played without requiring divisions, and it was the first conference to take advantage of it, deciding to have the two teams with the best records this season play against one another in Las Vegas on Dec. 2. Read story

Pac-12 Conference commissioner George Kliavkoff speaks at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

Pac-12’s Kliavkoff jabs Big 12, touts future after USC, UCLA

Pac-12 Conference commissioner George Kliavkoff speaks at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

July 29, 2022, 11:15am College

Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff said his conference is far from finished, despite the defections of Southern California and UCLA. 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

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