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Baseball Blurbs by Bruce
 
Wenatchee 9, Cowlitz 4 last night.
 
No game today.
 
Sox Sluggers

Stuff about Wenatchee home runs.  All games included.

- 269 have been hit...199 league, 10 playoff and 60 nonleague.

- Hit at least one four-bagger a game and win 77.4 percent of the time.

- Highest percentage for a season was 2004 when 55.8% of the games had at least one (29 in 52 games).

- Lowest percentage for a season was 2007 with 19.6% with at least one (10 in 51 games).

- Most by team in one season was 2012 with 30 (in 66 games).

- 9 times two have been hit in one inning, and in 6 of those 9 they were back-to-back.

- 102 players have put at least one over the fence.

- 13 grand slams.

- Most against Kelowna 35, Bellingham 23, Bend 20, Walla Walla 19 and Corvallis 18.

- Most by one player in one season is 10 by Taylor Sparks in 2012.

- Big Boppers.  The Following is a fairly accurate way to look at who really hits the most dingers...leaders per at bat.

  1st. Brian Burke 18.2 in 2009 (6 in/109 at bats)

  2nd. Taylor Sparks 18.3 in 2012 (10/183)

  3rd. Nick Browne 23.0 in 2001 (6/138)

  4th. Cole Gillespie 24.4 in 2004 (7/171)

  5th. Adam Nelubowich  25.0 in 2011 (9/225)

  6th. Justin Ehlers 26.5 in 2004 (6/159)

  7th. Ryan Howell 27.7 in 2012 (7/194)

  8th. Jason Freeman 27.9 in 2002 and ‘03 (8/223)

  9th. Bobby Carlson 28.4 in 2003 (7/199)

  10th. Aaron Harper 29.0 in 2002 (5/145)

  

The Magic Number
Yesterday I said there were five teams in the playoff hunt for three spots.  Error...there are seven, at least using the magic number formula.
East: Yakima Valley and Wenatchee 3.  Yakima Valley and Walla Walla 1. 
South: Corvallis and Bend 3.
West: Bellingham is champ.
Wildcard: Bend and Wenatchee 5.  Bend and Walla Walla 3.  Bend and Medford 2.  Bend and Cowlitz 1.  Bend and Victoria 1.
 The magic number is how many combined wins and losses will eliminate a team from contention or secure their way to the playoffs. 
 
Standings
East: Yakima Valley 30-18, WENATCHEE 26-22, Walla Walla 24-24, Kelowna 15-33
West: Bellingham 33-14, Cowlitz 22-26, Victoria 22-26, Kitsap 20-27
South: Corvallis 32-16, Bend 28-20, Medford 23-25, Klamath Falls 12-36
 
Who’s Hot:  Yakima Valley has won 7 straight.  Corvallis has won 5 of 6. 
Who’s Not: Klamath Falls has lost 7 of 8.   Kelowna has lost 4 straight and 6 of 7.  Kitsap has lost 4 of 5.  Medford has lost 4 of 5 and 7 of 9.

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