BASEBALL (4-8, 9-15)
Wednesday, Columbia Basin (7-5, 16-6) home.
Some upward movement in the “W” column is needed to keep any post-league hopes alive. And the Ideal time to start is with games at home Wednesday and against a club the Knights took three of four from a year ago. Columbia Basin comes to town tied for third and WVC is tied for sixth. Overall CBC has been a pain in the back side for the local college, winning 107 of 147 games. Last spring the Knights turned the tables and went 3-1 and outscored the Hawks 24-11.
Saturday, Spokane (6-6, 14-10) away.
This twin bill begins the second half of league play. When the Knights and Sasquatch met last month on the 5th Street campus the visitors won the opener 3-0 and then the local heroes rebounded and won the nightcap 12-10. Spokane (6-6) is two games ahead of Wenatchee Valley (4-8) in the standings as the week begins. The Inland Empire outfit leads the series 93-45.
Standings: Treasure Valley 10-2, Walla Walla 8-4, Columbia Basin 7-5, Yakima Valley 7-5, Spokane 6-6, Wenatchee Valley 4-8, Big Bend 4-8, Blue Mountain 2-10
SOFTBALL (12-2, 19-4)
Friday, Spokane (12-2, 19-10) away.
Knights vs. Sasquatch. Biggest matchup in the East this season.
Both 12-2 and tied for first.
WVC fourth in last weeks’ NWAACC poll, Spokane fifth.
League series Knights 59, Sasquatch 59.
Overall series Spokane 66, Wenatchee Valley 64.
My oh my!
This double header opens the second half of league play. The two met last month here in town and the home squad won 4-1, 4-3. Since then Spokane has not lost to an East opponent, winning 12 straight. The team with the hot hand in the series has been the Black and Silver. Wenatchee has won every game the past three-and-a-half years – 15 in a row, including six in the Lilac City. For coach Shelly Pflugrath, her record against Friday’s foe is 32-21.
Saturday, Big Bend (1-13, 3-17) away.
After a night on the road the Knights stop on the way home at Moses Lake Saturday to face Big Bend. One might say this series has been a tad lopsided, especially recently. Wenatchee Valley leads in wins 54 to 12, with half of those victories coming in the last 27 games. They’ve won a dozen straight on the Vikings’ field. Pflugrath has led her teams to a 47-11 mark against BBCC.
Standings: Wenatchee Valley 12-2, Spokane 12-2, Walla Walla 8-5, Columbia Basin 8-6, Treasure Valley 8-6, Yakima Valley 5-8, Blue Mountain 1-13, Big Bend 1-13