Wenatchee 5, Kitsap 2 last night.
Wenatchee at Medford 7:05 tonight.
This is initial meeting with the Medford Rogues, the league’s newest entry in the South Division. The Medford club has played 18 games and managed a half dozen wins. They broke a 4-game losing string with a 5-2 win at Walla Walla yesterday. The Rogues home diamond is called Harry & David Field. Yes, that Harry & David, the company best known for beginning the business of mail order marketing of fruit. They now are “America’s premier director marketer of fruit and food gifts.” The world headquarters for Harry & David is located just south of the ballpark.
This week’s trek is one of two 6-game road trips for the Sox this season. This week they have 3-game sets with Medford and Klamath Falls, and next month with Kitsap and Corvallis. Beginning with their 5 a.m. departure this morning, this one is their longest trip of the summer mileage-wise...1,048 of ‘em.
Travel and triumph have not gone hand-in-hand for the AppleSox so far. They are 1-5...0-3 in Northwest corner of the state (Bellingham) and 1-2 in the Southeast corner (Walla Walla). The 1-5 mark ties 2007 for their worst 6-game road start.
The win last night was the 13th in a row over Kitsap...the longest winning streak over any foe. The most lengthy win streaks over league opponents: Kitsap 13 (‘11-‘13), Kelowna 9 (‘10-‘11), Bellingham 8 (‘05-‘06), Cowlitz 7 (‘11-‘12), Klamath Falls 6 (‘12), Walla Walla 6 (‘10-‘11), Corvallis 5 (‘05) and Bend 2 (10 times).
June 24 games
The AppleSox are hot on this date...they are 9-2 overall, 6-2 in league games and 0-1 on the road. They have won eight straight, not losing since 2001.
The sixth month ended in the upper side temperature-wise for 11 home games. The average of 81.6 was the fourth highest June in their 14 seasons. (The reading recorded for each day is the high at Pangborn.)
North: Victoria 10-4, Bellingham 9-5, Walla Walla 9-6, WENATCHEE 8-7, Kelowna 3-12<br>
South: Bend 12-6, Klamath Falls 9-6, Corvallis 10-8, Cowlitz 6-6, Medford 6-12, Kitsap 4-14