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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 pitcher Jacob Kokeny 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.

Raptors Road Trip: Cowlitz 10, Ridgefield 9, 10 innings

Raptors pitcher Jacob Kokeny 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 24, 2022, 5:04pm College

Aaron Parker hit a walkoff home run with two outs in the 10th inning to cap a big comeback for Cowlitz on Sunday in Longview. 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

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, right, slides safely into second base Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

Raptors Road Trip: Bend 5, Ridgefield 3

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, right, slides safely into second base Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

July 21, 2022, 9:37pm College

Bend jumped ahead 5-0 in the second inning then held Ridgefield in check Thursday as the Raptors dropped two of three in Central Oregon. Read story

Raptor's Safea Mauai runs to first base during the West Coast League season opener against the  Walla Walla Sweets at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Raptors Road Trip: Bend 10, Ridgefield 9

Raptor's Safea Mauai runs to first base during the West Coast League season opener against the  Walla Walla Sweets at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Friday, June 3, 2022.

July 20, 2022, 9:38pm College

The Raptors bats came alive late as Ridgefield nearly overcame deficits of 6-0 and 10-4 on Wednesday in Bend. 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 Cooper Rons throws the ball Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors Road Trip: Ridgefield 8, Bend 6

Raptors pitcher Cooper Rons throws the ball Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 19, 2022, 9:48pm College

After a five-game win streak was snapped on Sunday, the Ridgefield Raptors got back in the win column by holding off the Bend Elks on Tuesday in Central Oregon. Read story

Raptors left fielder Jacob Sharp hits a ground ball Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

Springfield hands Raptors a rare shutout

Raptors left fielder Jacob Sharp hits a ground ball Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

July 17, 2022, 4:38pm College

The Ridgefield Raptors bats, so hot during this week’s homestand, cooled off Sunday. 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