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AppleSox, Elks - you can't get much closer

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Bellingham 7, Wenatchee 2   last night.  


Wenatchee at Bend 6:35 tonight.  


Wenatchee vs. Bend

Started in 2000 and is one close series.

Wenatchee –

leads 32-31 overall,

is tied 28-28 in league games, leads 2-1 in playoffs and is tied 2-2 nonleague.

after 63 games over 13 years has outscored the Elks by four runs, 303 to 299.

and Bend have had 21 of 63 games (33 percent) decided by one run.

trailed 11 wins to 10 in Bend, then went 1-6 the past two seasons and now is down 17-11.

has a 1-game winning streak (broke a 6-game skid with a 5-3 victory in Bend last season).

will only play the Elks three times is season.  There is no series at the local field.  


Bend is second in the South Division with a 23-16 record.  They just dropped to games at Klamath Falls, and are 5-5 in their last 10 outings.    


Second Hottest Series Ever

The highs at Pangborn the last three days were 99, 100 and 99.  The only time the mercury was higher for a home 3-game set was the “Death Valley” series against Moses Lake in 2009 – 101, 107 and 102.  


Amazing how a team can be tied for first, go 4-5 in their next nine games and remain tied for first.  But Wenatchee has done it.  A defeat of Medford on the 15th put them in a first place tie with Walla Walla.  Beginning the 16th the Sox broke the tie and for five days were alone atop the standings.  For the last four days they have been back in a tie for number one with the Sweets.  


July 27 Games

The 27th has been “two-thirds” day for the AppleSox.  They’ve played nine games, nine league games, three at home and six on the road and in every case have a 2-1 win/loss ratio.  The club is 6-3 overall, 6-3 league, 2-1 home and 4-2 on the road...and oh yes, they’ve won two of the last three.  They have faced Bend once and blasted the Elks 17-5 in 2007 at Paul Thomas.  


North: WENATCHEE 23-19, Walla Walla 23-19, Bellingham 22-19, Victoria 18-20,  Kelowna 14-25

South: Corvallis 24-15, Bend 23-16, Cowlitz 20-19, Klamath Falls 19-20, Medford 20-22, Kitsap 15-27  


Who’s Hot: Corvallis has won 4 of 5 and 10 of 12.

Who’s Not: Wenatchee as lost 4 of 5.