Every Friday leading up to the start of our inaugural season in the West Coast League we will be featuring one of our 15 league opponents in our Around the WCL series. The West Coast League was founded in 2005 and will grow to 16 teams in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington and Oregon for the 2022 season. This week: the Port Angeles Lefties. Port Angeles will be in Kamloops June 24th, 25th & 26th.
Founded: 2004, relocated in 2017
Home Stadium: Civic Field | Port Angeles, WA
Mascot: Timber the Olympic Marmot
- 13-35 | 5th in North Division
- 2007 WCL Divisional Series
- Adam Cimber
- Rhys Hoskins
- Tarik Skubal
- Spenser Watkins
The Kitsap BlueJackets was one of the founding members of the West Coast League in 2005.
The team’s name was derived from the Bremerton Bluejackets, a minor league team in the region during the 1940s.
Current owner Matt Acker spent seven seasons as the BlueJackets head coach before assuming ownership of the team, relocating to Port Angeles in 2017 due to attendance concerns.
The new Port Angeles team underwent a rebranding, using a naming contest to come up with Lefties.
The Lefties moniker is a reference to the geographical location at the upper left side of the USA. The team’s colours represent the Port Angeles sunset, and the Olympic marmot mascot is also a touch of local flavour as the animal is native to the Olympic Mountains in the region.