The Cowlitz Black Bears are pleased to announce the finalized 2018 season schedule. The West Coast League will again use a split season playoff format. The 54-game regular season will be divided into a first half and a second half, with the first half winner from each division having the option to select home field advantage for the opening round.
The Black Bears’ ninth season begins on May 31 against the Pacific International League's Northwest Honkers, their first appearance at Story Field. After a series on the road against the Bend Elks, Cowlitz opens WCL play at home on Monday, June 4. They'll host the new South Division Portland Pickles, who stop by for a three game stint from June 4-6. The home schedule closes with an August 6-8 series against the Walla Walla Sweets.
The WCL’s 11th All Star Game will be held in Port Angeles on July 17.
The home schedule will again be filled with promotional nights and special events including three ever-popular fireworks nights. This year will include an opening series fireworks show on Friday, June 1, a July 1 show to celebrate Independence Day festivities, and a regular season-ending spectacular on August 8 as part of Fan Appreciation Night.
To view the complete game schedule, visit www.cowlitzblackbears.com. Ticket information and official merchandise are available at the Black Bears office, 1717 Olympia Way, Suite 102, Longview, WA, 98632 or by calling the office at 360-703-3195.