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Baseball 6th in state. Big games with Eastmont

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BASEBALL (6-0, 10-1)
So far in baseball the CBBN is a case of the haves and have not’s. Three teams (Wenatchee Eastmont and Moses Lake) are all 6-0, and the other three (Sunnyside, Eisenhower and Davis) have just the opposite marks.

Tuesday, Eastmont (6-0, 10-1) away and Friday home.
Big week for the for the two teams on opposite sides of the river…each 6-0 and 10-1…each has won three in a row. A year ago Wenatchee took both games and holds a 61-50 advantage since the first encounter in 1957. On Dan White Field the Panthers have a 27-25 lead, and at Recreation Park are up 34-25. Of 111 games between WHS and EHS only nine have been in league play. Those occurred from 2003 to ’07 and Wenatchee won six of them.

Wenatchee is number six. The Panthers moved up one spot in this week’s Washington Baseball Poll. Moses Lake also went up one and is ninth. The Top 10: Kentwood (12-1), 2-Puyallup (13-1), 3- Gonzaga Prep (11-0), 4-Emerald Ridge (13-1), 5-Mead (10-1), 6-Wenatchee (10-1), 7-Skyline (10-5), 8-Ballard (9-4), 9-Moses Lake (9-2) and 10-tie Olympia (9-4) Snohomish (9-3).

Standings: Wenatchee 6-0, Moses Lake 6-0, Eastmont 6-0, Sunnyside 0-6, Davis 0-6, Eisenhower 0-6.

BOYS TENNIS (3-0, 4-0)
Tuesday, Eisenhower (0-3, 0-4) home. Has this series ever flip flopped from Cadet dominance to Panther dominance. From 1977 to ’98 Eisenhower won 21 of 22 matches. Since 1999 Wenatchee has won 13 of 14. They have won 10 straight and eight of those by 7-0 scores. Overall EHS leads 22-14, the only league opponent WHS has a losing record against.

Thursday, Eastmont (2-1, 3-1) home.
The match Thursday will complete the home-and-home with the Wildcats for the spring. In the season opener the Panthers won 7-0 on the other side of the river to extend their winning streak over Eastmont to 19. There have been 50 matches between the two local schools and Wenatchee High has won 47 of them.

The boys program has been on a roll for some time. Check out the following current win streaks, all school records. 51 overall. Prior to current streak old record was 19 (1983-84 and 2003-04). 45 league. Prior 42 (2003-07). 30 away. Prior 24 (1982-85). 29 home. Prior 26 (2003-07).

Standings: Wenatchee 4-0, Eastmont 2-1, Moses Lake 2-2, Davis 2-2, Sunnyside 1-3, Eisenhower 0-3. An Eastmont/Eisenhower score from 4/9 has not been reported.

GIRLS TENNIS (2-2, 3-2)
Tuesday, Eisenhower (2-1, 2-2) home. Like the boys, Eisenhower is the only league foe Wenatchee has a losing record against. The Cadets marched off to a 16-1 lead, but beginning in 1994 the competition leveled out and the Panthers have won 10 of the last fact five of the most recent six. EHS now leads 25-11. Coach Norm Armstrong’s record is 6-7.

Thursday, Eastmont (1-2, 1-3) home.
The Panthers opened the season with a narrow 4-3 win at Eastmont to extend they long win streak over the Wildcats to 30. The last EHS win was in 1987. Wenatchee has totally dominated the series with 48 wins in 50 matches, and is 23-1 on their home courts. In 14 matches Armstrong’s record is 100 percent wins.

Standings: Davis 4-0, Eisenhower 2-1, Wenatchee 2-2, Moses Lake 2-2. Eastmont 1-2, Sunnyside 0-4. An Eastmont/Eisenhower score from 4/9 has not been reported.

BOYS SOCCER (0-4, 3-6)
Tuesday, Davis (2-2, 6-2-1) home. The Pirates come to town with a 2-2 league record, but have gone 3-0-1 in their last four matches. They beat Moses Lake and Sunnyside, and over the weekend went to the Olympic Peninsula and tied Central Kitsap and defeated South Kitsap. Davis is the most frequent Wenatchee opponent, as the two have competed 51 times with the Yakima outfit holding a 31-20 advantage in wins, including the last three. At home the Panthers trail 14-12. Coach Dennis Tronson is 11-16 in his 14 years heading the program.

Thursday, Sunnyside (2-2, 4-5) home.
Wenatchee has only played Sunnyside three times and the Grizzlies have gotten the better part of the games so far. SHS defeated the Panthers 3-1 last month in the Yakima Valley to go with a win at their place in 2009. At home WHS is 1-0 with a 6-0 triumph in 2010.

One Note Samba. In each of the last five matches the Panthers have scored one goal. This ties the team record for scoring the same number of goals in consecutive outings. In 1992 they also so managed but single tallies five straight times and the end result then was the same as now…all losses.

Standings: Eastmont 4-0, Moses Lake 2-2, Sunnyside 2-2, Eisenhower 2-2, Davis 2-2, Wenatchee 0-4

SOFTBALL (5-1, 5-5)
After getting off to a 0-4 start the Panthers have won five of six and the last four in a row. They have scored in double figures in each of those four wins, and the last three over Davis were all shutouts. The last time WHS produced three shutouts in succession was 1998 (Walla Walla, Davis, Davis).

Wednesday Eastmont (6-0, 8-3) away.
This is the first of three clashes with Eastmont. The Wildcats are tied with Moses Lake for first, one game ahead of the third place Panthers. Over the past three seasons WHS and EHS have played twice each year and the former has won all six games. Overall the Purple and Gold lead the series 28-13 and are 11-7 at Eastmont. Coach Brent Grothe has 14 wins in 25 games.

Thursday, Cascade (10-0) away.
Sixteen Tons. That is what it felt like when the 1A outfit up the road a piece unloaded on the Panthers in the season opener to the tune of a 16-0 win. This is the fifth season in row the Panthers and Kodiaks have played with WHS holding a 3-2 series lead. This is the first time they have played in the Bavarian Village.

Standings: Eastmont 6-0, Moses Lake 6-0, Wenatchee 5-1, Eisenhower 1-5, Sunnyside 0-6, Davis 0-6

Purple and Gold
Wenatchee if one of 19 schools in the state with Purple and Gold as their colors according to the WIAA site. Other 4A schools are Issaquah, Lake Stevens and Puyallup.
3A’s – Highline (Burien) and Rogers (Spokane).
2A’s – North Kitsap (Poulsbo), Sequim and Sumner.
1A’s – Columbia (Burbank), Connell, Friday Harbor Goldendale and Mabton.
2B’s – Concrete and Onalaska.
1B’s – Easton, Pateros and Quilcene.

Columbia River (Vancouver) and Hanford (Richland) go with Purple, Gold and White.