The Yakima Valley Pippins forced a third and decisive game in the first round of the West Coast League baseball playoff series against the Bellingham Belles with a 6-3 victory last night (at "The Orchard" at State Fair Park.

It was the first time in the club's history that they defeated Bellingham in a playoff game. With a victory tonight against the Belles, Yakima will advance to the championship round for the first time in the team's history.

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When is tonight's Pippins playoff game?

The first apple (pitch) will be thrown at 7:05 p.m.

Who will the Pippins face in the championship series if they win tonight?

With a victory this evening, Yakima will host game #1 of a three-game series against the WCL South division champions in the form of the Corvallis Knights. Games #2 and #3 will be held in Oregon.

Where can I get tickets for tonight's Pippins playoff game?

Tickets are available at or at the box office prior to game time.

Who will be the Public Address Announcer at Tuesday night's game if the Pips advance?

OK, shameless plug here. I have been asked to fill-in for the regular P.A. guy, Jeryn Gonzales. No pressure, eh? Sure I spent 17 summer's announcing at that very ballpark from 1996-2012 for the now-departed Yakima Bears but it has been awhile. Hopefully, it's like riding a bike!

Whether or not you made it to a single game this summer at The Orchard, tonight is definitely a can't-miss game in a 2021 season that provided a number of wins and exciting moments. Here now, a sizzle reel of the Pips past year.

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