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Puget Sound Collegiate League

Founded in 2010, the Puget Sound Collegiate League (PSCL) is a collegiate summer baseball league based in the Olympia, Washington area.

Puget Sound Collegiate League
Puget Sound Collegiate League logo.jpg
Sport Baseball
Founded 2010
President Matt Acker
No. of teams 7
Countries United States
Official website PSCLBaseball.com

The league also manages a summer youth league, camps and tournaments. In addition, a high school league, Pudget Sound Fall Ball, was formed for area high school teams.

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HistoryEdit

The league was originated by the forming of the Tacoma Cardinals (2006) followed by the Olympia Athletics (2007). PSCL opened its first season in 2010 with six teams.[1]

League founder and president Matt Acker also owns the West Coast Guns, an independent team.[2] In 2014 Acker took ownership of the Kitsap BlueJackets semi-professional team, who compete in the Pacific International League (PIL) starting in 2017.[3][4]

Thurston County Senators, an affiliated team who play a full league schedule, are not eligible for PSCL playoffs. The semi-professional team is made up of former PSCL alumni and compete in elite tournaments, including the Grand Forks International and World Baseball Challenge.[5]

TeamsEdit

Team Manager Notes
Hawks Prairie Cardinals Eric Widener
Lacey Saints Jared Munson
Nisqually Silvers Will Loza[6]
Olympia Athletics Paul Sopak
Tumwater Brewers Abe Lupkin
West Olympia Linx Alex DeAngelis
Affiliated Team Manager Notes
Thurston County Senators Brady Hoover Not eligible for playoffs

NOTE: Senators are an affiliate of the PSCL. The team also plays games against the teams of Pacific International League, West Coast League, tournaments and other amateur teams.

ChampionsEdit

Season Winner Finalist Results
2010 Hawks Prairie Cardinals Lacey Saints 2-0; 8-7
2011 Hawks Prairie Cardinals Olympia Athletics 4-3 (11 innings); 8-3
2012 Olympia Athletics Hawks Prairie Cardinals 5-3; 14-2[7]
2013 West Olympia Linx Tumwater Brewers 2-1 (13 innings)[8]
2014 Nisqually Silvers West Olympia Linx 6-5
2015 Nisqually Silvers Tumwater Brewers 11-7
2016

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former head coach set to purchase Kitsap Bluejackets". Port Orchard Independent. 2 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chasing a Dream: South Kitsap grad Van Slyke has sights set on pro ball". Kitsap Sun. 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Matt Acker has big plans to revamp Kitsap BlueJackets". Kitsap Sun. 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Lack of fans sparks BlueJackets’ exit from West Coast League". Kitsap Sun. 30 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sidearm Nation brings home bronze". Prince George Citizen. 20 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "William Loza Joins Baseball Staff". 12 August 2016. Graceland University Yellowjackets. 
  7. ^ "A’s crowned PSCL champs". Oly Sports. 30 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Williamson’s 13th inning walk-off single gives Linx PSCL title". Oly Sports. 1 August 2013. 

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