Two Wild Wild West League players test positive for COVID-19
Two baseball players from the Wild Wild West League tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the Portland Pickles baseball club to cancel the next seven days of games.
According to an announcement on the Portland Pickles Baseball Facebook page, two players who live together tested positive Wednesday morning, July 15, and are "both doing well and in quarantine."
It was not clear if the players were on the Portland Pickles team or if they were from any of the four teams in the Wild Wild West League, which includes the Portland Gherkins, West Linn Knights and Gresham GreyWolves.
According to the announcement, all players on the four teams will receive an additional round of testing over the next seven days before play resumes.
The Wild Wild West League was created by the Pickles when the West Coast League canceled its season due to the coronavirus. Due to restrictions in Multnomah County, the league contracted with North Marion High School in Marion County to hold games at Bob Brack Stadium, home of the Huskies' high school baseball program.
The league held its season opener on July 11 and held double-headers on July 12 and July 14 before announcing the cancellations prior to the July 15 games.
The Wild Wild West League took a number of safety measures in their first four days' worth of games. Guests to the games were given temperature checks prior to entering the stadium grounds and complimentary masks if they didn't come with one. Handwashing stations were available throughout the concourse.
Seats were sectioned off to prevent patrons from sitting too close to each other and no-touch food pickup was provided by the vendors.
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