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AppleSox win fourth straight

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Wenatchee 8,  Kitsap 2 last night.      

 

Wenatchee at Kitsap 6:35 tonight.       

 

Both Wenatchee and Walla Walla won last night a remain tied atop the North Division.       The Sox have a 4-game win streak, they’re longest of the season.    

 

The AppleSox have now defeated Kitsap 15 consecutive times.      

 

Barr 2-bagger Leader  

Ryan Barr continues to lead the league in doubles...and not by a little bit.  The AppleSox outfielder has 12, far ahead of three players tied for second with eight each.      

 

July 6 Games  

Wenatchee is 6-4 overall, 4-2 in league games, 2-2 on the road and has a 1-game losing streak.      

 

An AppleSox Flashback  

Today is also the anniversary of one of more unique happenings in AppleSox baseball.  It was July 6, 2001 when the Yakima Paladin Knights were in town for a nonleague game.  After six innings the home forces were up 5-4.  The Sox first-year coach thought ahead and realized they had a league game the next day in Bellingham and two more the day after, and it might be handy to have pitchers available with fresh arms.  So Ed Knaggs inserted himself in for relief.  When he made the move he didn’t realize it would be long relief.  The visitors managed to take a 7-6 lead into the bottom of the ninth, but Wenatchee rallied for a run and the game went into extra inning mode.   The teams duked it out through the 10th and 11th frames with the new hurler settling down and retiring six of six.  Wenatchee lost the game in the 12th when Yakima scored four runs on three singles, a walk, a hit batter and two errors on the man on the mound.  The line on Knaggs – 6 innings pitched, 7 runs, 5 earned, 6 hits, 5 strike outs, 3 walks (one intentional) and a team record 3 batters plunked...a mark that still stands today.

 

Standings  

North: WENATCHEE 15-10, Walla Walla 15-10, Bellingham 13-11, Victoria 11-10, Kelowna 7-18  

South:  Bend 18-10, Cowlitz 12-10, Corvallis 14-13, Klamath Falls 12-14, Medford 10-13, Kitsap 10-18