SOFTBALL (10-2, 16-3)
Tuesday, Yakima Valley (5-6, 9-7) away.
Believe it or not, the Yaks enter the doubleheader today with a one-game win streak in the series. It is a tad unusual considering that in 116 games between the two teams, Yakima Valley has won but 10. The Yak victory in the final contest of the four-game set last spring broke a remarkable 33-game series win streak for Wenatchee Valley. Twice YVCC has defeated WVC two straight times. On the other hand the Black and Silver has winning streaks against the Yaks of 20, 30 and 33. Shelley Pflugrath’s coaching records vs. YVCC is 50-6.
Friday, Lower Columbia (0-2, 11-3) home.
The Knights will complete their nonleague home schedule with Lower Columbia Friday. WVC and LCC have played 28 times with the Red Devils holding the lead in wins 19 to 9. But the last three times they’ve played (once each in each of the last three seasons) the Knights have been the winners. In seven previous meetings in the Apple Capital Wenatchee Valley won the first four and Lower Columbia the next three. Pflugrath is 3-11 vs. the Longview school.
Saturday, Crossover Tournament, Mount Vernon.
The schedule on the NWAACC site has the Knights facing Douglas and Clackamas Saturday at the Crossover Tournament hosted by Skagit Valley. The game with Douglas will be the first for WVC. The Royals are from New Westminster, B.C. The Knights have played Clackamas 25 times, winning 11 of those, including the last two, one in 2011 and one in ’13. The Cougars are from Oregon City.
Standings: Wenatchee Valley 10-2, Spokane 10-2, Walla Walla 7-4, Columbia Basin 7-5, Treasure Valley 6-6, Yakima Valley 5-6, Blue Mountain 1-11, Big Bend 1-11
BASEBALL (3-5, 8-12)
Wednesday, Blue Mountain (1-7, 4-15) away.
Historically Wenatchee Valley has done better against Blue Mountain than any team in the East. The Knights lead the Pendleton school in wins 53-28. Recently WVC has won seven straight and 14 of the last 16. During the seven wins in a row the Knights have outscored BMCC 59-14. The Timberwolves had dropped eight in a row, but topped Yakima Valley Saturday so enter the twin bill tomorrow with a one-game win streak. On Blue Mountain’s field (right next door to a Beaver State prison (technically the Oregon State Correctional Institution) the Knights are 27-14 and have won eight consecutive games.
Saturday, Big Bend (2-6, 12-8) away.
Wenatchee Valley only has a winning record over two teams in the East and they play both of them this week. Three days after Blue Mountain they face Big Bend, a team they lead 58-54. A year ago the Knights went 3-1 against the Vikings, winning the last three in a row. On the Moses Lake diamond WVC has a winning record at 29-24. Big Bend has lost five of the last six games.
Standings: Treasure Valley 7-1, Walla Walla 5-3, Columbia Basin 5-3, Spokane 5-3, Yakima Valley 4-4, Wenatchee Valley 3-5, Big Bend 2-6, Blue Mountain 1-7