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For Immediate Release | 8.24.23
The Cascade Collegiate League announced the addition of the 2023 Cascade Collegiate fall League for 2024-2026 and 2027-2029 high school graduates at Parker-Faller Field in Yakima, WA.
This developmental format allows for position-specific instruction from active collegiate coaches and players in a double-header game format on five playing dates:
"We are thrilled to bridge to the gap for high school baseball prospects preparing to compete at the collegiate level with the addition of the Cascade Collegiate Fall League. This new offering provides players of varying skill levels an opportunity to compete and develop under the guidance of active collegiate coaches and players in an organized and meaningful format." - CCL Commissioner, Ben Krueger
Parker-Faller Field | Yakima, WA
Parker Faller Field, where the Yaks baseball team plays, was originally built in 1937 by Yakima businessperson and attorney Shirley D. Parker and began as a home for his minor league baseball team, the Pippins.
While the facility (then known as Parker Field) was primarily a professional ballpark for its first 30 years, it also served as a football stadium for YVC and the Yakima School District. A fire, whose origin was never ascertained, destroyed most of Parker Field’s grandstand in 1962 and the facility was subsequently razed in 1967.
In 1973, the basic field complex as it appears today was erected as part of a strategy to reinvigorate an American Legion baseball program. As a result, a partnership between YVC and Yakima Youth Baseball formed and the facility continues to host both programs to this day.
In 2015, during the celebration of Bill Faller’s 90th birthday weekend, the field was officially renamed Parker Faller Field in honor of the long-time, Hall of Fame YVC baseball coach from 1961 – 1987. In addition, Faller served as the college’s second athletic director from 1972 – 1983.
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