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Playoffs for 12 straight year

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Wenatchee 10, Kelowna 2 last night.

 

Wenatchee at Kelowna 6:05 tonight.  

 

Playoff Again!

They did it.  With the win last night the AppleSox are in the playoffs for the 12th straight year.  At the moment Wenatchee is in second place, one game behind Walla Walla.   If Walla Walla wins their seventh straight today, it’s all settled, Walla is first and Wenatchee second.   It’s a tad more interesting if the opposite happens, the Sweets lose and AppleSox win.  The pair are then tied.  What to do...play the August 1 makeup game here tomorrow?...flip a coin?  My preference, which carries zero weight, is to go by head-to-head.  It just so happens the local club is up three games to two.   

In the South Division Bend lost again, that’s five in a row.  They are now only one game ahead of Medford.  If the Elks beat Walla Walla today they finish number two.  If the Elks lose they tie with Medford for second, but the Rogues get the number two seed because they defeated Bend four times in six games.  

 

The Big One

Conner Spencer blasted one out of the ballpark with the bases loaded in the first inning last night for the 13th grand slam in AppleSox history.  Ten have come in league games, three nonleague.  Twelve have come in Sox wins.  Five have been hit at home, seven on the road.  Kelowna has been the victim three times.  Twelve players have hit them.  One player, Jason Anderson, hit two in the same game.  

 

Real Hits Sixth

The next batter following Spencer was Andre Real and he poked one over the outfield fence for his sixth home run of the year.  The six ties him for third on the AppleSox list for most in one season.  It as the seventh time back-to-back home runs have been hit in Sox history.

 

August 11 Games

On the 11th of August Wenatchee is 3-2 overall, 3-1 in league games, 1-2 on the road and have a one-game losing streak.  Note: all three of the AppleSox wins on this date have been over Kelowna.  

 

Standings

North: Walla Walla 30-22, WENATCHEE 29-23, Bellingham 27-26, Victoria 21-33, Kelowna 18-35

South: Corvallis 3-17, Bend 30-23, Medford 30-24, Cowlitz 27-26, Klamath Falls 25-28, Kitsap 18-35

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