Baseball Blurbs by Bruce
Bellingham 6, Wenatchee 2 last night
Bellingham (14-5) at Wenatchee (13-10) 7:05 tonight.
With last night’s win Bellingham has now won seven of the last eight from Wenatchee... the first time ever the Sox have lost seven of eight to one team.
No Outta Town Brooms Allowed
Since West Coast League play began a decade ago the AppleSox have never been swept at home in a three-game series. Tonight is no time to break this string. Although when one goes back to the old days, Wenatchee did lose three-game league sets to Coquitlam in 2000 and Everett in ‘01. Since you asked, in WCL play the Sox have dropped three-game sets on the road 10 times.
July 2 Games
The 2nd of June has been OK for Wenatchee, especially of late. The team is 7-3 overall, 6-3 in league, 5-1 on the local diamond and have run off four consecutive victories. They are 1-0 vs. Bellingham (5-0 in ‘08).
Huge crowds, excitement, red-white-blue in abundance, patriotic buzz, the All-American game, kids, dads and moms, grand folks and FIREWORKS. That’s all off the field. On the diamond, welllll...not a dud, but more of a sparkler instead of rockets and missiles, firecrackers and roman candles. In front of the largest home crowds of each season the AppleSox have gone 6-8, only 3-7 in league games, have been out scored 90 to 66, had their opponents score in double figures four times, and tallied 14 runs once and lost (Kirkland Kodiaks had 16). It hasn’t been easy. The Sox did win last year (8-1 over Victoria), two of the last three years and they are 1-0 over Bellingham (7-0 in 2008).
East: Yakima Valley 12-8, WENATCHEE 13-10, Walla Walla 8-12, Kelowna 7-16
West: Bellingham 14-5, Cowlitz 11-10, Kitsap 8-11, Victoria 8-12
South: Medford 12-8, Corvallis 13-10, Bend 13-11, Klamath Falls 7-13
Who’s Hot: Bellingham has won 6 straight. Bend has won 7 of 8.
Who’s Not: Kitsap has lost 7 straight. Kelowna has lost 7 of 8.
Bellingham has only given up nine runs in their past six games.