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.
|No. of teams||8 (as of 2012)|
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.
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||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||||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