Bellingham's Troy Viola of San Jose State Headlines the WCL All-Star Game Home Run Derby Lineup
The participants are set for this year’s West Coast League All-Star Game Home Run Derby. The night before the All-Star Game, on Monday, July 22, the annual slugfest will take place at Vince Genna Stadium in Bend. The derby will begin at 7:05 pm and admission is free. There is also a fireworks show scheduled to take place at Vince Genna Stadium after the derby.
The event will include Bellingham’s Troy Viola, who leads the league with seven home runs. The San Jose State slugger has been a standout for the Bells throughout the season and has the third-most RBIs in the league with 24.
Matthew Christian of Port Angeles is right behind Viola with six blasts this summer. Christian will represent the Lefties when he swings for the fences at the home of the Bend Elks on Monday.
Both Briley Knight of Corvallis and Jason Willow of Victoria will participate in the derby. Knight and Willow are tied for the third-most homers in the league this season with five.
Home Run Derby Lineup:
Bellingham Bells: Troy Viola of San Jose State
Bend Elks: Gabe Gonzalez of Los Angeles Mission College
Corvallis Knights: Briley Knight of Utah
Cowlitz Black Bears: Andres Sosa of Dallas Baptist
Kelowna Falcons: Cole Cummings of Pima CC
Port Angeles Lefties: Matthew Christian of Campbell
Portland Pickles: Connor Wojahn of Clark College
Ridgefield Raptors: Michael Hicks of Boise State
Victoria HarbourCats: Jason Willow of UC Santa Barbara
Walla Walla Sweets: Patrick Caulfield of UCLA
Wenatchee AppleSox: Ryan Altenberger of Xavier
Yakima Valley Pippins: Joe Magrisi of Cal State Fullerton
The participants will each get 10 outs. Any ball made contact with and that does not end up as a home run is considered an out. Batters will alternate between players representing the North Division and South Division. The players with the most home runs from each the North and South will advance to face each other in the final round.

The 2019 West Coast League All-Star Game is set for Tuesday, July 23rd at Vince Genna Stadium in Bend. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm.