Pickles Announce 2019 Promotional Schedule

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 8, 2019) —The Portland Pickles have released their official promotion calendar for their 4th season of Pickles Baseball! The Pickles have exciting and creative promotions, including 13 giveaway nights and hours of entertainment. Here are some special highlights:

Starting with our West Coast League Opening Night on June 4th, next is Pride Night Presented by Basic Rights Oregon on the 5th, and Military Appreciation Night Presented by Clackamas Community College on the 6th.

On Saturday June 15th, we will see a first of its kind in a Mexican-American baseball partnership with our friends, The Mazatlán Venados. Enjoy the culture and customs of the Venados, including music, food and special appearance by Venny the Venado. The Pickles will be wearing exclusive Venados uniforms for the evening. Guest vendor Tight Tacos will be on hand slinging the best tacos Portland has to offer.

June 23rd, help us catch DB Cooper once and for all. DB Cooper Night presented by Columbia Bank, will feature clues around the ballpark, followed by a cash drop! The Portland Pickles are asking fans to come forward with all information related to the crime. We will put together all the clues throughout the evening and finally solve the only unsolved case of air-piracy in commercial aviation history.

July 6th, we have two games- called the Deschutes Double! A special day game followed by FOMO night! You will want to let all of your friends in attendance how much fun you are having! Your friends won't believe what they’re missing. Make them jealous by sharing the greatest experience ever on social media. Photo contest for best posts rated by Dillon. Giveaway goodies by Deschutes.

Keep Portland Weird Night Presented by Portland Brewing Co makes its return on July 9th against the Australian Colts, with a special socks giveaway.

Moving to July 12th, is Pin it to Win it Night presented by Voodoo Doughnut. Voodoo’s truck and staff will be on hand to release a special collaboration doughnut for sale to fans. Fans will have the chance to collect pins around the park with a chance to win tickets to the Northside Ford Owner’s Deck. Catch us two nights later on the 14th for free voodoo doughnuts to the first 250 fans, again by Voodoo Doughnut.

Rockin’ the Walk is the Pickles new Friday night pregame concert series. Each concert is free of charge with your game ticket. Artists are curated in collaboration with local music magazine, Vortex. Performances will take place in the right field berm area at 6:00pm.

Woof Wednesday makes its return. With the purchase of a berm ticket, doggo’s are allowed to enter and enjoy the games.

For the full promo calendar, Please Click HERE .

*Please note: all promotions/giveaways are subject to change*


Portland Pickles Announce 2019 Pride Night Presented by Basic Rights Oregon

For more information contact:

Ross Campbell

General Manager

rcampbell@portlandpicklesbaseball.com

(503) 775-3080

For Immediate Release


PORTLAND PICKLES ANNOUNCE 2019 PRIDE NIGHT PRESENTED

BY BASIC RIGHTS OREGON

June 5th 7:05 game at Walker Stadium

PORTLAND, Ore. (April 2, 2019) —The Portland Pickles are pleased to announce June 5th, 2019, as the second annual Pride Night, this season in partnership with Basic Rights Oregon.

“Baseball is for everyone and anyone,” said Ross Campbell, General Manager.  “We have always strived to be an inclusive environment at Walker Stadium, and I see Pride Night as aligning with our continued emphasis that everyone is accepted and welcome here. We are thrilled to be working with such an important organization as Basic Rights Oregon to make this a memorable event!”

Basic Rights Oregon is an organization that advocates for lived and legal equality for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities, and centers on racial and transgender justice. They work statewide in order to ensure all Oregonians can live free of discrimination.

“The Portland Pickles welcome LGBTQ fans all season long, and this Pride Night gives baseball fans a chance to support the work we do for equality,” said Nancy Haque, Executive Director of Basic Rights Oregon.

The Pickles will be debuting special New Era Pride Hats and exclusive apparel to fans for this matchup.

Basic Rights Oregon will be heading up the 50/50 raffle, with all proceeds going to them. The Pickles are looking for 6-10 individuals to debut their new community program, where organizations run a snack stand, with 10% of sales going to that organization. More info here: Pickles Community Program

Organizations that are interested in participating or attending Pride Night, presented by Basic Rights Oregon, may contact President of Ticketing, Kevin Herbst at 503-774-1354 or kevin@picklesbaseball.com

The 2019 Season will begin with two preseason matchups on June 1st and 2nd, with Opening Night on June 4th against the Port Angeles Lefties at Walker Stadium. Individual and group tickets are now on sale at picklesbaseball.com

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Single-game Tickets on Sale NOW!

This is your first chance to score the best seats for our most popular games, including:

  • Welcome Home Night (pre-season): Saturday, June 2nd

  • 2019 Season Opener: Tuesday, June 4th

  • Pride Night: Wednesday, June 5th 

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Night: Saturday, June 22nd

  • Independence Day Game(s): Thursday, July 4th

Our full promo schedule will be released shortly but we’ve many more theme nights, giveaways and fun planned! So grab seats to our biggest nights while you can. Clickity click here!    

If you’re interested in Season Tickets, Group Tickets or Ticket Packages, give our guy Kevin a ring at 503-774-1354. Stay Pickled!

PRESS RELEASE: State of the Pickles Address

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For more information contact:

Ross Campbell

General Manager

rcampbell@portlandpicklesbaseball.com

(503) 775-3080

For Immediate Release

PORTLAND PICKLES ANNOUNCE NEW MAJORITY OWNERSHIP,

SCHEDULE AND ROSTER FOR 2019 SEASON

Group and Season Tickets on sale Now at portlandpicklesbaseball.com.


PORTLAND, Ore. (February 12, 2019) —The Portland Pickles are excited to to announce owners Alan Miller and Jon Ryan have taken over majority ownership of The Portland Pickles. Alan Miller’s marketing agency, COLLiDE, based in L.A and Portland., will take over the day-to-day management of the team.

“Jon and I are incredibly excited to take the reigns of the incredibly special team,” said owner-operator Alan Miller. “We have so many new and exciting improvements that will make the experience ever better.”

Ross Campbell has been appointed General Manager and will be tasked with overseeing all sales, community relations and partnership marketing. Scott Barchus will also continue on as a minority owner in the organization

The Pickles 2019 season includes 37 games at Walker Stadium kicking off June 1st and going through mid-August. Individual game tickets will go on sale soon at portlandpicklesbaseball.com.

In 2018, their inaugural season in the West Coast League, the Pickles lead the league with a 37-17 record and were the first half South Champions. Over 64,000 fans attended Walker Stadium in 2018, making The Pickles No.16 in attendance in the North American College wood bat league and No.1 attended summer collegiate wooden-bat team in the Western USA.

 

The 2019 team will include:

 

  • 8 players return to the Pickles from last year’s roster

    • 7 pitchers (Casillas, mcvay, newstrom, Nierenberg, roth, suter, and wyatt)

    • 1 position player (skoro)

  • 43 of the 46 players are currently on D1 rosters

    • 2 (morris and Casillas) were on D1 rosters last season and pitched well in the WCL

  • Conference breakdown

    • Pac12 = 16 (UW, WSU, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah)

    • West Coast Conference = 7 (Gonzaga, Portland, St. Marys, Loyola Marymount)

    • Big West Conference = 6 (Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Northridge)

    • Mountain West Conference = 3 (UNLV)

    • Western Athletic Conference (WAC) = 3 (Seattle U, Grand Canyon)

    • American Conference = 2 (Tulane)

    • Ivy League = 2 (Cornell, Columbia)

    • Big Ten = 2 (Purdue)

    • Southeastern Conference (SEC) = 1 (Mississippi State)

    • Big East = 1 (Xavier)

    • Greater Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) = 1 (Western Oregon)

    • JUCO = 2

The organization also has announced that the Gresham Greywolves will not be playing the 2019 season. “This summer GiGI will be rooting for the Pickles. “We have big plans for the Greywolves for 2020 that we will announce in the coming months,“ said Miller.

About the Portland Pickles: The Portland Pickles is a collegiate wood-bat baseball team founded in 2015 and based in Portland, Oregon. The team is a member of the West Coast League and play home games at Walker Stadium in Portland's Lents Park.  The Pickles are all about FUN and are recognized for presenting the best entertainment package in the Portland area. Pickles baseball is affordable family entertainment. The Pickles offer special discounts to groups and fundraising opportunities for organizations throughout the community.


About the West Coast League: The West Coast League (WCL) is the premier summer collegiate baseball league west of the Mississippi. The 14-year-old, 12-team, professionally operated wood-bat league located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest showcases pro prospects from major conferences across the nation June through August. Out west, the league features an unparalleled history of memorable fan and player experiences and the best summer weather in North America. 83 players with WCL experience were selected in the MLB 2017 June draft. 270 WCL alums appeared or were active in affiliated professional baseball in 2017 including 31 in the major leagues, such as 2015 home-run leader Chris Davis (Baltimore); record-breaking slugger Rhys Hoskins (Philadelphia); rising star pitchers James Paxton (Seattle) and Matt Boyd (Detroit); and outfielder Mitch Haniger (Seattle). Overall member attendance was 412,392 this past summer, an increase of 8.6% in total attendance.

2018 Season in Review

In their inaugural season in the West Coast League, the Portland Pickles led the league with a 37-17 record and were the first half South Champions. Over 64,000 fans attended Walker Stadium in 2018, making the Pickles No.16 in attendance in the North American College wood-bat league and No.1 attended summer collegiate wood-bat team in the Western USA.


Introducing Your 2019 Portland Pickles

8 players return to the Pickles from last year’s roster:

  • 7 pitchers (Casillas, McVay, Newstrom, Nierenberg, Roth, Suter, and Wyatt)

  • 1 position player (Skoro)

43 of the 46 players are currently on D1 rosters:

  • 2 (Morris and Casillas) were on D1 rosters last season and pitched well in the WCL

Conference breakdown:

  • Pac-12 = 16 (UW, WSU, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Utah)

  • West Coast Conference = 7 (Gonzaga, Portland, St. Marys, Loyola Marymount)

  • Big West Conference = 6 (Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Northridge)

  • Mountain West Conference = 3 (UNLV)

  • Western Athletic Conference (WAC) = 3 (Seattle U, Grand Canyon)

  • American Conference = 2 (Tulane)

  • Ivy League = 2 (Cornell, Columbia)

  • Big Ten = 2 (Purdue)

  • Southeastern Conference (SEC) = 1 (Mississippi State)

  • Big East = 1 (Xavier)

  • Greater Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) = 1 (Western Oregon)

  • JUCO = 2

Check out the complete 2019 Pickles roster here.


Photograph by David Shenson

Pickles Partner with Voodoo Doughnuts

The Portland Pickles are pleased to announce a new partnership for the upcoming season.

With the continued growth of the Pickles, creating partnerships that directly benefit the fans, and community is a main goal. Bringing in local businesses such as these will directly benefit the fans. Voodoo Doughnuts will bring their mobile truck for an appearance at a game (TBA).

"Doughnuts and baseball are as American as you can get.  We're thrilled to team up with another organization that knows how to add a twist on the classic traditions.  We believe this partnership will hit it out the of park,” said Sara Heise of Voodoo Doughnuts.

Voodoo Doughnuts have been a long-time Portland Establishment, and they will add to their creative doughnuts by making one for sale in the theme of the Pickles mascot, Dillon the Pickle. Look for those to hit stores closer to summer.

“We are always striving to grow within this market. Beginning the relationship with Portland staples, such as Voodoo Doughnuts, is important for our growth as a viable entertainment option for Portland residents during the summer,” said Ross Campbell, General Manager.

For being an important part of Portland for almost 2 decades, this is a giant step in the right direction in The Pickles becoming a growing presence in the PDX metro area.

Be sure to stop by Voodoo Doughnuts at either their downtown location (22 SW 3rd Avenue) or eastside location (1501 NE Davis Street). Pickles themed doughnuts details will be announced at a later date.

The Pickles are excited to bring creative partnerships to their home games, which start in June. For more information on becoming a partner, visit here.