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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

Fans watch a baseball game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights under partly cloudy skies Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors Road Trip: Ridgefield 11, Yakima Valley 3

Fans watch a baseball game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights under partly cloudy skies Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 8, 2022, 10:58pm Clark County Sports

The Raptors started the second half of the West Coast League season on a good note, scattering eight hits and kept the Pippins off the scoreboard until the eighth inning in an 11-3 win at Yakima on Friday. KEY MOMENTS: In a wild sixth inning, the Raptors scored four runs… 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.

Ridgefield Raptors midseason review: Raptors carry momentum into second half of season

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 7, 2022, 10:24pm Clark County Sports

The Ridgefield Raptors are rolling into the second half of the West Coast League season with momentum on their side. Read story

Raptors first baseman Safea Mauai, right, points and celebrates after a hit Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors draw closer to playoff berth in 3-0 win over Corvallis

Raptors first baseman Safea Mauai, right, points and celebrates after a hit Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 6, 2022, 11:50pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – Ten days removed from his last appearance with the Ridgefield Raptors, Safea Mauai was itching to get back on the field. His return to the lineup from a hamstring injury just so happened to coincide with one of the Raptors’ most consequential games of the season thus far… Read story

Patrick Kurfurst (17) delivers a pitch for the Vancouver Mavericks in their 3-2 loss to the Portland Baseball Club in the opening game of the Curt Daniels Invitational on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Union High School (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Summer ball: Semifinals set for Curt Daniels Invitational

Patrick Kurfurst (17) delivers a pitch for the Vancouver Mavericks in their 3-2 loss to the Portland Baseball Club in the opening game of the Curt Daniels Invitational on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Union High School (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

July 2, 2022, 8:16pm Clark County Sports

Baden of Bellevue and Gunderson Baseball Academy of West Linn, Ore., finished undefeated in their pools at the Curt Daniels Invitational and are the top seeds for Sunday’s semifinals at Camas High School. Read story

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp points as he rounds second base after a home run Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Breakout series has Raptors’ Jacob Sharp leading WCL in home runs

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp points as he rounds second base after a home run Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 1, 2022, 10:00pm Clark County Sports

Walk-up songs among this year’s group of Ridgefield Raptors players typically fall within one of a few genres. Read story

Pickles catcher Michael Campanga, left, tags out Raptors baserunner Austin Caviness at home plate Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors can’t complete sweep of Portland Pickles in 4-3 loss

Pickles catcher Michael Campanga, left, tags out Raptors baserunner Austin Caviness at home plate Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

June 30, 2022, 11:27pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – The Ridgefield Raptors have built a reputation as a late-inning team capable of summoning a rally when needed. Yet when leaving games up to those final moments becomes routine, occasional disappointments are bound to follow. Ridgefield’s offense went quiet in the middle innings against the Portland Pickles in… Read story

Raptors infielder Jake Tsukada throws the ball Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors come from behind, add late insurance runs in 7-3 win over Portland Pickles

Raptors infielder Jake Tsukada throws the ball Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

June 29, 2022, 11:41pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – More often than not in recent games, the Ridgefield Raptors have had a penchant for coming through in the clutch. On Tuesday, it was Jacob Sharp scoring the game-winning, walk-off run on a wild pitch in the ninth to down the Portland Pickles. One day later, the Raptors… Read story

The Vancouver Mavericks' Zach Blair is greeted by Mitch Johnson after scoring in the Mavericks' 3-2 loss to the Portland Baseball Club in the opening game of the Curt Daniels Invitational on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Union High School (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Curt Daniels Invitational returns for 17th year

The Vancouver Mavericks' Zach Blair is greeted by Mitch Johnson after scoring in the Mavericks' 3-2 loss to the Portland Baseball Club in the opening game of the Curt Daniels Invitational on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Union High School (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

June 29, 2022, 4:35pm Clark County Sports

The Curt Daniels Invitational returns for a 17th year, but it won’t be played this year at Curt Daniels Field. Summer improvement projects at Hudson’s Bay High School made Curt Daniels Field at Propstra Stadium unavailable for the annual Fourth-of-July weekend summer baseball event. “It’s unfortunate,” tournament director Ben McGrew… Read story

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp points as he rounds second base after a home run Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors win in wild pitch walk-off over Portland Pickles

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp points as he rounds second base after a home run Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

June 28, 2022, 11:38pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – Representing the go-ahead run at third with the bases loaded, Jacob Sharp recalled Ridgefield Raptors head coach Chris Cota telling him to be aggressive if an opportunity presented itself. “Before the situation even happened, coach Cota said be aggressive. Anything that goes in the dirt – just try… Read story