The Ridgefield Raptors stay at home to begin the fourth quarter of the 2021 season, taking on Walla Walla at the RORC this weekend. All three games (6:35 p.m. Friday, 6:35 Saturday and 1:05 Sunday) will be streamed live on RidgefieldRaptors.com and tickets are available at the same link.
Sundays are always especially family friendly, with kids 12 & under getting in free with a paid adult. It gets even better this Sunday with “Bark in the Park” day for the series finale with Walla Walla. Whether you’ve got a dog of your own or just enjoy seeing furry friends run around the park, Sunday will certainly be an entertaining afternoon.
The Raptors are 20-16 on the year, in third place in the Southern Division and just one game back of the Portland Pickles for a playoff spot, which would be Ridgefield’s first as a team. The Raptors have made a name for themselves with hitting, leading the West Coast League in runs, hits, doubles, home runs and slugging percentage. Pitching has come on strong this month, too, as the Raptors have only once allowed more than five runs in a WCL game in July.
Congratulations go out to new Raptors players on finding new homes recently: Will Chambers went the junior college route to find a Division-I program. He’s headed from College of the Canyons to Dixie State, while Kody Darcy is graduating from Xavier University and will head to UT San Antonio this year.
The Raptors and Sweets have not played each other this year, but of the final four series of the summer, two of them are with the Sweets. Ridgefield closes the season up in Walla Walla on August 10-12. Back in 2019, Ridgefield split the six-game set with Walla Walla.
After this series, Ridgefield will stay at home to conclude the Columbia River Cup, as the Cowlitz Black Bears travel down to Ridgefield. With both teams splitting the four games so far, the team that wins next week’s series will win the CRC in its inaugural year. That series begins Tuesday at 6:35.