Milwaukie hasn't struck out yet, as it relates to bringing a minor league baseball team to town.
The city council heard a report at its meeting Tuesday that negotiations with the Northwest League have ended.
The two sides had been discussing bringing a team to Milwaukie since January.
The city said after the NWL decided to locate a team in Hillsboro, negotiations broke off with Milwaukie.
Milwaukie Mayor Jeremy Ferguson released a statement Wednesday, saying he is as determined as ever to bring minor league baseball to his city.
The goal is to have a team in place by the time the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project opens in 2015.
The city has now shifted its focus to the West Coast League. The WCL is a summer league for college players.
The mayor said the city council is expected to vote on whether to proceed with raising funds for a stadium and negotiating for an expansion WCL franchise at its meeting on Aug. 7.
A general obligation bond measure would be required to build a ballpark. Current estimates for such a project are $10-12 million.
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