Injuries and struggles away from home hurt the Pippins most during their worst season in franchise history.
Going from high school to the West Coast League can be a difficult adjustment, even for top college prospects.
As a long and difficult season winds down, the Yakima Valley Pippins showed they’ve still got some fight left.
An impressive night for the bullpen went to waste as Yakima Valley’s offensive woes continued in its last road game of the season.
LONGVIEW — Neither team was able to muster much offense Tuesday night, but Cowlitz managed just enough right out of the gate to get the job done.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — A day after they didn’t get the offense to support good pitching, the Pippins didn’t get the pitching to back a good day at the plate.
WENATCHEE — After a clutch-pitching escape in the ninth inning, the Pippins weren’t so fortunate in extra innings Friday night.
YAKIMA, Wash. — Luke Schwartz had himself a day on Wednesday and the Pippins enjoyed a walk-off victory because of it.
Putting up seven goose eggs was Tuesday’s bright spot for Pippins pitching.
One of baseball’s biggest challenges can be maintaining a consistent approach, especially at the plate.
Coming back home proved to be just what Yakima Valley needed after a long, frustrating road trip.
KELOWNA, British Columbia — Coming out of the all-star break, the Yakima Valley Pippins had a chance to get some momentum going as they faced the struggling Kelowna Falcons.
KELOWNA, British Columbia — A day after battling through a 10-inning setback, the Pippins came out flat on Thursday and could get little going at the plate or on the mound.
KELOWNA, British Columbia — Despite a barrage of 14 hits with four doubles, the Pippins dropped a 9-8 slugfest in 10 innings to Kelowna on Wednesday as the West Coast League season resumed after the All-Star break.
BEND, Ore. — Yakima Valley's two All-Star representatives didn't get to contribute too much Tuesday night, but at least they were on the winning side.
VICTORIA, British Columbia — The horrors north of the border continued on Saturday.
VICTORIA, British Columbia — Let’s hope the Pippins have a short memory, because Friday night was one to forget.