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Port Angeles Lefties Vs. Yakima Valley Pippins

Series Program June 25 - 27, 2019 Civic Field

Lefties return For 8 Game Home Stand By: Joe Traub The Port Angeles Lefties return home for their first extended homestand in 2019, a stretch of eight games that will include series against Yakima Valley, Bend and the nonleague Highline Bears. The Lefties had dropped their last seven games before a 10–5 victory over Walla Walla in the finale of a weekend series at historic Borleske Stadium on Sunday night. That stretch included four one-run defeats, including three-walk off losses. Port Angeles busted out with 10 hits and 15 runs Sunday. Justin Fugitt, Matthew Christian and Trevor Rosenberg all had three-hit games. Christian hit a 420foot home run to the deepest part of Borleske (left-center field) in the eighth inning for his second straight game with a long ball. Continued

After a very strong start on the mound, Port Angeles has seen its pitching go south. In eight of the first nine contests between non-league and WCL play, Lefties starting pitchers allowed either no earned runs or one earned run. However, in the last two series against Wenatchee and Walla Walla, six Port Angeles starters combined to allow 30 earned runs. This is the first game of a three-game series between the Lefties and Yakima Valley Pippins. All-time, the Lefties are 1-8 against Yakima Valley, including 1-2 at Civic Field. The Lefties rank in the top quarter of the West Coast League in most offensive categories. They are third in runs scored (115), second in hits (173), first in doubles (39), second in home runs (13), second in total bases (259), first in strikeouts (173), fourth in steals (33), third in slugging percentage (.408) and fourh in OPS (.778). Nick DiPonzio leads the Lefties among qualifiers with a .387 batting average and five extra-base hits. Connor Denning is a close second at .375. After starting the season 0 for 10, Matthew Christian is 5 for his last 9 with two home runs.

Become a Lefties Bat Boy/Girl this summer with the Lefties! Sponsored by: For Financial Consulting PS Fors Financial is sponsoring 2 bat boy/girls at each home game this season. This has proven to be an absolute blast for the kids. You must be at least 8 years old, and the cost is $50, with 100 percent of the money going towards the OMC Pediatrics Clinic through the OMC Foundation. If this sounds like something that you’d like to do, go to the OMC Foundation website and click on the Lefties Bat Boy/Girl tab or go to Fors Financial will also provide a Lefties T-shirt for every home game. In addition to free entry for your Bat Boy/Girl, the Lefties will provide two complimentary tickets to accompanying adults.

2019 Lefties Schedule

OMC Foundation

Over 1.4 Million in 19 Months


he Olympic Medical Center Foundation knows how to put the FUN in fundraising while providing serious money for a serious cause. The Foundation has given 1,400,000 to or on behalf of OMC in the last 19 months. It is also in the midst of raising money for the expansion of the OMC Cancer Center. “Counting pledges from donors, we have now raised over $1,000,000 towards the cancer center expansion,” said OMC Foundation Executive Director Bruce Skinner.

other staff, and other areas. Last year the Foundation donated $150,000 to help OMC purchase a nuclear camera for cardiac stress testing to replace one that has reached its service life. The new camera will reduce radiation exposure to the patient, reduce the amount of time that patients have to be in an uncomfortable position form 30 minutes to 6-10 minutes, and provide improved imaging with enhanced technology.

“Once again we are raising money for something that will save lives” said OMC In addition to direct donations, the Foundation president Bill Littlejohn. Foundation stages six annual fundraising events. They are the Red, Set, Go Heart Luncheon, Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby presented by Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, Sonny Sixkiller Celebrity Golf Classic presented by Wilder Auto, Hog Wild presented by Sequim Health & Rehabilitation and Crestwood Health & Rehabilitation (which benefits the OMC Children’s Clinic), Harvest of Hope presented by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (which benefits the OMC Cancer Center) and Festival of Trees. Funds raised have gone towards the expansion of the OMC Cancer Center, new equipment, education for nursing and

29th Annual Festival of Trees: November 29-December 1st, 2019 Photo: Lexie J Winters Photography

2019 Lefties Stat Leaders

Jonathan Fortner ERA: 1.50 Minimum Innings Pitched: 5

Dwayne Angebrandt Damiano Palmegiani Strike Outs: 17

Home Runs: 3

Nick Diponzio Batting Average: .387 Minimum At Bats: 20

Dear West Coast League Fans, We’re proud of the reputation our league has developed since a modest beginning in 2005, and this year we’ll continue building upon this reputation. Players quickly discover a challenging level of play, with an atmosphere—demanding schedule, extensive travel, wood bats, and of course top-flight competition—matching the professional conditions that many West Coast League players will soon experience in the Minor Leagues. Meanwhile, college coaches trust that their players will receive strong instruction in our professional atmosphere, and return to their programs as better players. Our coaches and players live with host families, and play in front of large crowds in a range of intimate, fan-friendly ballparks, from old minor league parks to state-of-the-art collegiate stadiums.

West Coast League teams feature players from around the U.S. and Canada, and every team is committed to helping college players develop both their baseball and life skills. Our teams are also dedicated to enriching their communities, and our member communities are devoted to their hometown teams. The environment is nurturing, the atmosphere thrilling, and the Pacific Northwest setting the best anywhere. No other league has more breathtaking geography. No other league features the professionalstyle schedule of the West Coast League, with extended road trips and home stands. No other league can match the dedication and financial strength of our owners. No other league has a brighter future. Thank you for supporting West Coast League baseball!

Rob Neyer, West Coast League Commissioner

Meet the Port angeles Lefties PITCHERS #15 Dwayne Angelbrandt II

#43 Jonathan Fortner

College: Cal State Northridge Position: RHP Hometown: Santa Ana, CA

College: Tacoma CC Position: RHP Hometown: Portland, OR

#36 Nathan Bonck

#11 Kyle Hamrick

College: Seattle University Position: RHP Hometown: Wasilla, AK

College: Olympic College Position: RHP Hometown: Bremerton, WA

#16 Michael Buchanan

#34 Carter Loewen

College: Edmonds CC Position: RHP Hometown: Kirkland, WA

College: University of Hawaii Position: RHP Hometown: Abbotsford, BC

#30 A C Chavez

#12 Ryan Moeller

College: New Mexico JC Position: LHP Hometown: El Paso, TX

College: Grinnell College Position: LHP Hometown: Mountain View, CA

#19 Jonny Chavez



College: East Central University Position: RHP Hometown: Waukonis, OK

College: Troy University Position: LHP Hometown: Dothan, AL

#13 Matthew Dunaway



College: Skagit Valley College Position: RHP Hometown: Mililani, HI

College: Santa Barbara City College Position: RHP Hometown: Richmond, CA

#26 Michael Fitch

#31 Frankie Scalzo

College: Indiana Wesleyon University Position: P Hometown: El Cajon, CA

College: Purdue Position: P Hometown: Vista, CA

Meet the Port angeles Lefties PITCHERS #29 Jack Schlotman



College: UC San Diego Position: RHP Hometown: Alpine, CA

College: UNLV Position: RHP Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

#23 Jeffrey Shafer

#32 Josh Thompson

College: East Central University Position: RHP Hometown: Shawnee, OK

College: Seattle University Position: RHP Hometown: Highland Ranch, CO

#4 Tyler Tan

#28 Zachary Tresemer

College: Skagit Valley College Position: RHP Hometown: Kent, WA

College: UC San Diego Position: RHP Hometown: San Diego, CA

fielders #14 Nick Berry

#22 Nicholas DiPonzio

College: Fresno State Position: 2B/3B Hometown: Martinez, CA

College: Stetson University Position: OF Hometown: Macon, GA

#41 Matthew Boissoneault

#22 Nicholas DiPonzio

College: Seattle University Position: C Hometown: Mercer Island, WA

College: Stetson University Position: OF Hometown: Macon, GA

#37 Matthew Christian

#10 Justin Fugitt

College: Campbell University Position: 1B/OF Hometown: Opelika, AL

College: Purdue University Position: 1B/3B Hometown: Columbus, OH

#33 Connor Denning

#24 Alex Garcia

College: Campbell University Position: IF Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

College: Edmonds CC Position: C Hometown: Port Orchard, WA

Meet the Port angeles Lefties Fielders #24 Alex Garcia

#27 Damiano Palmegiani

College: Edmonds CC Position: C Hometown: Port Orchard, WA

College: Cal State Northridge Position: IF/OF Hometown: Surrey, BC

#20 Ethan Groff

#5 Gavin Rork

College: Tulane University Position: IF/OF Hometown: Orlando, FL

College: Seattle University Position: OF Hometown: Tulalip, WA

#25 Baxter Halligan

#8 Trevor Rosenberg

College: Skagit Valley College Position: OF Hometown: Pacific City, OR

College: University of San Diego Position: SS Hometown: San Diego, CA

#21 Evan Hurn

#17 Ronnie Rust

College: Marshall Position: 1B/3B/OF Hometown: Sequim, WA

College: Skagit Valley College Position: C/OF Hometown: Portland, OR

#7 Jeff Jamison

#35 C J Shauwecker

College: Fresno State Position: 2B/OF Hometown: Carmichael, CA

College: Grand Canyon University Position: 1B Hometown: Cave Creek, AZ

#18 Alexander Marco

#9 Tommy Takayoshi

College: Utah Valley Position: OF Hometown: Las Vegas, NV

College: Purdue University Position: C Hometown: Spanaway, WA

#6 Charlie Nasuti College: Purdue University Position: C Hometown: Long Beach, CA

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Port Angeles Lefties vs Yakima Valley Pippins  

June 25-27,2019 - Civic Field, Port Angeles, WA

Port Angeles Lefties vs Yakima Valley Pippins  

June 25-27,2019 - Civic Field, Port Angeles, WA