Pippins Host Defending Champs in 2020 Season Opener

Yakima Valley starts seventh season at home against Corvallis Knights on June 5

YAKIMA, Wash. — Four-time defending West Coast League champion Corvallis will travel to The Orchard to face the Yakima Valley Pippins in a three-game series that will open the 2020 season next June.

The Pippins’ 30-game home schedule begins on Friday, June 5, at Yakima County Stadium. First pitch on Opening Day is slated for 7:05 p.m.

As in previous years, the Pippins will have 27 WCL home games. Besides Corvallis, the Pippins will host Ridgefield, Cowlitz and Walla Walla from the South Division, and will have home-and-home series against all five North Division foes – Bellingham, Kelowna, Port Angeles, Victoria and Wenatchee.

The team will round out its home schedule with three nonleague opponents. Overall, the Pippins will play 57 regular-season games in 2020.

The 12-team wood-bat league’s regular season concludes Sunday, Aug. 9, with playoffs to follow. The Pippins’ final regular-season home game will be Thursday, Aug. 6.

Pippins home games will begin at 6:35 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, except for special events such as fireworks nights. Sunday games will begin at 6:05 p.m. The Pippins promotional schedule will be announced early in 2020.

Season tickets, five-game mini plans and full-season Family Passes, and ticket vouchers are now available for purchase at Hunky Shaw’s Team Shop, 12 S. Second St., in the historic Larson Building in downtown Yakima, by calling 509-575-4487, or at PippinsTickets.com.

Tickets for Opening Night will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 29.

The Pippins’ 2020 schedule:

June 5-7: Corvallis; June 8: Highline; June 9-11: at Bellingham; June 12-14: Victoria; June 16-18: at Port Angeles; June 19-21: at Bend; June 23-25: Kelowna; June 26-28: Wenatchee; June 30-July 2: at Victoria.

July 3-5: Walla Walla; July 7-9: Ridgefield; July 10-12: at Kelowna; July 14-16: Bellingham; July 17: CCL Showcase; July 18: TBA; July 21-23: at Corvallis; July 24-26: Cowlitz; July 28-30: at Walla Walla; July 31-Aug. 2: at Portland.

Aug. 4-6: Port Angeles; Aug. 7-9: at Wenatchee.

By Yakima Valley Pippins

November 1, 2019