Kelowna 8, Wenatchee 3 last night.
Kelowna at Wenatchee 7:05 tonight.
Ryan Barr’s double in the ninth inning last evening gives him 15 for the season and soul position of the team record. He had been tied with Zach Mandelblatt who had 14 in 2007. The WCL record is 18.
For the curious, the average high temperature at Pangborn on the dates of the first eight games of July has been 91.5. There are six more home games this month. If it stays at 91.5 will be the third warmest July. Tops is 93.4 in 2006.
The loss last night broke a 7-game winning steak over Kelowna.
The ultimate in efficient pitching happened last night in the bottom of the second. Kelowna pitcher, Preston Gray, threw three pitches and the half-inning was over...and the AppleSox got a hit on one of them. Conner Spencer whacked the first pitch he saw for a single. On his first pitch Ryan Barr flew out to center. Stockton Taylor followed with a first-pitch swing that resulted in a third-to-second-to-first double play. Three-pitch innings are very unusual.
WCL Cities, Quite the Spread
Here are two populations lists. One is for the number of folks in the city were the team plays ball. The other is for that city plus the populations of all other cities within 25 miles. For instance for Wenatchee: Wenatchee 32,520, East Wenatchee 13,350, Cashmere 3,055, Leavenworth 1,970 and Rock Island 790. The order of the five smallest locations is the same on both lists, but the top six shift around. The population numbers do not include unincorporated areas.
Cities where ballpark located: Kelowna 123,813, Bellingham 82,310, Victoria 80,017, Bend 77,455, Medford 75,545, Corvallis 55,055, Longview 39,940, Bremerton 37,850, Wenatchee 32,520, Walla Walla 31,740 and Klamath Falls 21,465.
All incorporated cities within 25 miles of ballpark: Victoria 333,393, Kelowna 154,705, Corvallis 151,620, Medford 141,480, Bellingham 117,524, Bend 105,880, Longview 62,650, Bremerton 60,305, Wenatchee 51,685, Walla Walla 42,025 and Klamath Falls 22,765.
July 18 Games
This is Wenatchee’s 10th game on this date and half of them have been scheduled against Kelowna. So far they have defeated the Falcons three times and lost once. The AppleSox are 6-3 overall, 5-3 in league contests, 5-2 at home and have a 3-game win streak.
North: WENATCHEE 20-15, Walla Walla 19-16, Bellingham 19-16, Victoria 15-16, Kelowna 12-23
South: Bend 20-14, Corvallis 21-15, Cowlitz 18-14, Klamath Falls 17-17, Medford 16-19, Kitsap 12-24
Who’s Hot: Cowlitz has won 5 of 6. Kelowna has won 4 of 5.
Who’s Not: Walla Walla has lost 5 straight. Kitsap has lost 4 of 5 and 8 of 10.