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Far West League (collegiate summer baseball league)

The Far West League (FWL) was a collegiate summer baseball league based on the west coast of the United States that serves primarily California and Oregon. It was formed as part of a merger between the West Coast League/Tri-State and Pacific West Baseball League, even though the PWBL is still in operation.

Far West League (collegiate summer baseball league)
Far west league logo whiteBG.jpg
Sport Baseball
Founded 2010
Ceased 2013
CEO Erik Wagle
No. of teams 8 (as of 2012)
Country United States
Humboldt Crabs
Official website

The FWL began play in 2011 with each team facing each of the other teams three times for 27 regular-season league games. Post-season play saw the top five teams in a nine-game double-elimination tournament with the Humboldt Crabs winning the 2011 championship.


Mission statementEdit

One Response to Summer Collegiate ‘Far West League’ Officially Formed, by Board Member Jerry Nutter:

The Far West League is an interstate summer collegiate wood bat baseball league, existing to enhance the summer baseball experience for each community, team and baseball player within the league. We play highly competitive summer wood-bat baseball, providing top collegiate baseball players with an outstanding opportunity to hone individual skills while offering hometown fans a great live summer baseball spectator experience. The competition takes place at top-quality interstate baseball venues operated at the highest standards of team and league management. We treat each league member with dignity and respect and all aspects of the league are accomplished through the involved consent of each participating team. It is a resource to member teams and their communities. Through the high level of administration off field and excellent competition on field, the Far West League gives players excellent play, recognition and visibility within the regional, national and international baseball community.

Teams in the FWLEdit

Status Team City Home field Previous League Manager/Head Coach 2011 FWL Record
Current FWL Teams *Humboldt Crabs Arcata, CA Arcata Ball Park WCL/TS[1] Matt Nutter / Robin Guiver 25 - 7
Southern Oregon RiverDawgs Medford, OR Harry & David Field WCL/TS Chris Wolf 13 - 14
Neptune Beach Pearl Alameda, CA College of Alameda Brant Cummings 19 – 12
Fontanetti's Athletics San Jose, CA San Jose Academy HS Dan Luque / Jerry McClain 19 - 12
Menlo Park Legends Menlo Park, CA Cañada College David Klein
Nor Cal Longhorns San Mateo, CA Cañada College SRL Stan Musial League Lenny Vagt / Jeffrey Bowman
Walnut Creek Crawdads Walnut Creek, CA Saint Mary's College [2] Paul Hewitt
San Francisco Seals San Francisco, CA Laney College Abel Alcantar 15 - 22
Former FWL (2011 season) Redding Colt .45s Redding, CA Tiger Field WCL/TS Rick Bosetti / Dennis Brugman 13.5 – 15.5
Nevada Bullets Reno, NV Western Nevada College Jim Blueberg 9 - 18
Nor Cal Pirates Chico, CA Butte College Casey Dill 3 - 24
Atwater Aviators Atwater, CA Firemans Memorial Ballpark PWBL Richard Ruiz / Rollo Adams 21.5 – 8.5
California Glory Lodi, CA Tony Zupo Field PWBL Ron Bindell 11 - 16
Fresno Cardinals Fresno, CA John Euless Ballpark, Fresno City College PWBL Orlando Gomez / Kenny Crew 10 - 17
Folsom Pioneers Folsom, CA Folsom High School WCL/TS Mike Carter
Nevada Bighorns Carson City, NV Western Nevada College’s John L. Harvey field and Carson High School WCL/TS Dennis Young

* = Denotes 2011 FWL Champion


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