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Bend 4, Wenatchee 3 last night.  

 

Wenatchee at Bend 6:35 today.    

 

Another Former AppleSox in MLB

Steve Ames, who pitched for Wenatchee in 2008, was just called up by the Miami Marlins.  He becomes the fifth former AppleSox to reach the major leagues.  The newest Marlin is a 6-1, 205 pound right hander.  He was promoted by the Marlins yesterday from Triple-A New Orleans after right-hander Kevin Slowey was put on the 15-day disabled list.    

Ames was selected in 17th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2009 June amateur draft from Gonzaga.  He followed with stops with the Ogden Raptors, AZL Dodgers, Great Lakes Loons, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Chattanooga Lookouts and Albuquerque Isotopes all in the Dodger organization.  On July 6 he was acquired by Miami and sent to the New Orleans Zephyrs.     

In his season with Wenatchee he had a 6-2 record with a 2.78 ERA.  He struck out 53 and walked 21 in 58.1 innings.  Opposing batters only managed a batting average of .195 against the man who wore number 23.  

Ames joins Jason Hammel (currently Baltimore Orioles), Cole Gillespie (Chicago Cubs), Clayton Mortensen (AAA Pawtucket Red Sox) and Tommy Milone (Oakland Athletics) all former AppleSox who have played at the major league level.    

 

Ryan Barr hit two more doubles in Bend yesterday and extended his season team record to 17.  He now is one shy of the league record.  

 

Last night was the AppleSox 15th 1-run game of 44 played (34.1 percent).  They’ve gone 8-7, and have lost the last three.  

 

July 29 Games

The 29th has been a very good day for Wenatchee.  They are 7-1 overall, 6-1 in league games, 4-1 on the road and have a 2-game win streak.  They are 1-0 vs. Bend, beating them 5-2 at home in 2007.  

 

Standings

North: Bellingham 24-19, Walla Walla 23-19, WENATCHEE 23-21, Victoria 18-22,  Kelowna 14-27

South: Corvallis 26-15, Bend 25-16, Klamath Falls 21-20, Medford 22-22, Cowlitz 20-21, Kitsap 15-29  

 

Who’s Hot: Klamath Falls as won 4 straight.  Corvallis has won 6 of 7 and 12 of 14.  Bellingham has won 4 of 5.  Bend has won 5 of 7.

Who’s Not:  Victoria has lost 4 straight and 9 of 12. Wenatchee has lost 6 of 7.  Cowlitz has lost 3 of 4 and 7 of 9.  Kitsap has lost 5 of 7 and 8 of 11.