Wenatchee 22, Kelowna 10, last night.
Kelowna at Wenatchee 7:05 tonight.
Oh My, What a Night
It is said records are made to be broken, and last night at Paul Thomas sort of fell in that category.
* Wenatchee team records:
22 runs. Previous high 20. Wenatchee 20, Everett Merchants 11 on July 20, 2004 at Everett.
22 runs at home. Previous high 17. Wenatchee 17, Bend 5 on July 27, 2007.
32 combined runs. Previous high 30. Kirkland Kodiaks 16, Wenatchee 14 on July 3, 2004.
24 hits. Ties the record set July 7, 2006 at Kelowna.
21 singles. Previous high 20 set July 7, 2006 at Kelowna.
* West Coast League records:
22 runs. Previous high 18. Kitsap 18, Moses Lake 5 in 2008, Spokane 18, Wenatchee 1 in 2009 and Klamath Falls 18, Bend 3 in 2012.
32 combined runs. Previous high 27. Bend 14, Kelowna 13 in 2011 and Walla Walla 15, Kelowna 12 in 2012.
And Another Record
After a 3 hour, 26 minute slow, slow game played out before the weary-eyed dwindling fan base last evening, the ballpark was abuzz with sleep-deprived fans wondering if the thing they just witnessed was some kind of a record for longevity. You bet. Never before had a 9-inning home game dragged gone on that long. (And, remember it was only 8½ innings.) Actually there was a tie for the previous mark of 3 hours, 21 minutes. In 2003 the AppleSox lost to the Yakima Paladin-Knights 11-7, and in 2012 beat Moses Lake 10-7. Wenatchee has had several games go longer than last night’s, but they were all extra inning affairs.
Atop the Heap
With the win last night and Walla Walla’s 4-1 loss to Cowlitz, Wenatchee is alone in first place, one game ahead of the Sweets.
Sox, Falcons 10+ Runs
A few days ago it was mentioned here that Wenatchee and Kelowna led the league in games scoring in double figures with five each. They still do, only now it is six times apiece.
What’s with Offenses this Season?
The WCL is 8½ years old and five of the 13 highest combined scores have all occurred in just the first half of this season...two of them last night (Wenatchee 22, Kelowna 10 and Klamath 16, Bend 8). Those 13 highest totals run from 23 up to 32, and so far there has been a 23, 23, 24, 24 and 32.
July 17 Games
This date is on the minus side. Wenatchee is 4-5 overall, 3-5 in league contests, 4-2 at home and has a 1-game win streak. They are 0-1 against Kelowna.
It took 42 days to accomplish, but it happened. Order has been restored. Corvallis is alone atop the South Division. Since the WCL went to divisional play in 2007 the Knights have won all six titles in their group.
North: WENATCHEE 20-14, Walla Walla 19-15, Bellingham 18-16, Victoria 15-15, Kelowna 11-23
South: Corvallis 21-14, Bend 20-14, Cowlitz 17-14, Klamath Falls 17-17, Medford 15-19, Kitsap 12-24