Kitsap BlueJackets

Kitsap BlueJackets
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Information
LeagueWest Coast League (2011-2016) (West)
LocationBremerton, Washington
BallparkGene Lobe Field
Year founded2004
Nickname(s)BlueJackets
ColorsBlue, Gold, White
              
MascotJack the BlueJacket
ManagementMACK Athletics, Matt Acker (as of 2016)
ManagerMatt Cartwright (head coach)

The Kitsap BlueJackets are an amateur baseball team located in Bremerton, Washington. They played in the West Coast League, a collegiate summer baseball league, from 2004 to 2016. Kitsap calls the Gene Lobe Field at Kitsap County Fairgrounds and Event Center home.[1]

The BlueJackets' mascot is Jack the BlueJacket.

History

In 1946, local community leaders had a dream about establishing professional baseball on the Kitsap Peninsula. The result was the Bremerton Bluejackets, the county’s first and only professional baseball team.

In 2004, another group of baseball entrepreneurs led by Rick Smith, bought the Kitsap Bluejackets and became an inaugural member of the prestigious West Coast League, a collegiate woodbat league founded in 2011.

Now, in 2015, a new partnership group hopes to breathe renewed life into the franchise and bring the community together around what may be Kitsap County’s most important sports team. The team became inactive in 2016 as they search for a new league to play in having been left off of the team list at the WCL website. It is believed that the ownership of MACK Athletics and Matt Acker have since relocated the team to Port Angeles, Washington and renamed them the Port Angeles Lefties.

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