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AppleSox win, remain tied for first

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Wenatchee 6, Victoria 4 last night  

 

Victoria at Wenatchee 7:05 tonight.  

 

Race to the Finish

North Division.   

Wenatchee and Walla Walla are tied for first and Bellingham is two back in third.

Victoria.  Eliminated from playoffs with one more win by the AppleSox and Sweets or one more loss by the HarbourCats.  They’re gone...count on it.  

South Division. 

Corvallis. The Knights beat up Bend last night 15-2 to take a two-game lead over the Elks. 

Medford.  First is out.  Could tie for second...chances are similar to the Mariners going to the World Series.

Klamath Falls.  First is out.  Could get second or tie for second...fat chance.  

 

Tie-Breakers

Because of the tight race in the North there are lots of questions about tie-breakers.  Suffice it to say, it’s complicated and it would be real nice if they don’t have to be factored in.  Because of a rainout, uneven number of games between common opponents, travel arrangements, game arrangements, etc. it’s kind of a mess.   Too many possibilities remaining to attempt to explain.  Busy day...will try tomorrow.  Let’s just really hope it doesn’t’ happen.  

 

Sox Swats

Stuff about Wenatchee home runs.  All games included.

242 have been hit...177 league, 8 playoff and 57 nonleague.

Hit a four-bagger and win 78 percent of the time.

Best season was 2004 when 56 percent cent of the games had at least one (29 games of 52).

Most in one season was 2012 with 30 (in 66 games).

9 times two have been hit in one inning.

In 6 of those 9 they were back-to-back.

89 players have put at least one over the fence.

12 grand slams.

Most in one season is 10 by Taylor Sparks in 2012.

Big Boppers.  The Following is a fairly accurate way to look at who really hits the most.  Player, year, home runs/at bats, home runs per at bat. Leaders per at bat: 1) Brian Burke 2009, 6/109, 18.2.  2) Taylor Sparks 2012, 9/183, 18.3.  3) Nick Browne 2001, 6/138, 23.0.  4) Cole Gillespie 2004, 7/171, 24.4.  5) Adam Nelubowich 2011, 9/225, 25.0.  6) Justin Ehlers 2004, 6/159, 26.5.  7) Ryan Howell 2012, 7/194, 27.7.  8) Jason Freeman 2002 and ‘03, 8/223, 27.9.  9) Bobby Carlson 2003, 7/199, 28.4.  (10 Aaron Harper 2002, 5/145, 29.0.  

 

August 6 Games

The 6th of August is a great day in AppleSox history.  They are 9-1 overall, undefeated and 8-0 in league games and undefeated and 4-0 at home.  And since losing in 2003, have run off nine straight wins.    

 

Standings

North: WENATCHEE 26-22, Walla Walla 26-22, Bellingham 25-25, Victoria 20-28,  Kelowna 17-32

South: Corvallis 32-17, Bend 30-19, Medford 27-24, Klamath Falls 25-23, Cowlitz 23-25, Kitsap 17-31

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