Baseball Blurbs by Bruce
Bellingham 7, Wenatchee 6 last night.
No game tonight. This is the team’s third day off in the 29 days since the season started June 4.
Ho Hum, Another One-Run Game
Record breaking pace for these squeakers. The Bells won last evening 7-6 and now 11 of the Sox 24 league games have been decided by a single digit...45.83 percent (with 30 games to go). The record is 45.45 percent in 2007 (20 of 44).
Bells Ring Up Sox
With last night’s win Bellingham has now won eight of the last nine from Wenatchee... the first time ever the Sox have lost eight of nine to one team. Also, it is the first time in WCL history (10 years) and the first time in 13 years that Wenatchee has lost a three-game league series at home. And in addition they have four consecutive losses to B’ham which ties with two other times for longest losing streak to the Whatcom County outfit.
Time Record In Jeopardy
Looong Games. The 15 contests at Paul Thomas are averaging 2 hours and 50 minutes. This is a record breaking pace for longest games. The current record is 2 hours and 45 minutes set in 2007. The average time over the years for home games is 2 hours and 33 minutes.
Opponents Scoring at Near Record Pace
After two dozen league games Wenatchee is 13-11. This ties with 2010 for the second fewest wins in the last 13 years at this point is the season (fewest 11-13 in ‘07). Runs scored by opponents may have something to do with it. Currently Sox foes are averaging 5.29 of these things a game. This is the second highest in the 15 years of the franchise (it was 6.53 in 2000). The all-time average for opposing teams over 14½ seasons is 4.33.
HarbourCats Make Like Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Kitsap Klobbered. Check out the scores from the past two nights at Royal Athletic Park where the BlueJackets have been royally demolished – Victoria winning 19-2 and 17-3. More entries in the WCL record book. The 19 runs is the third most ever scored and the 17 ties for seventh. The 17-run margin of victory ties for first and the 16 ties for fourth.
East: Yakima Valley 13-8, WENATCHEE 13-11, Walla Walla 8-13, Kelowna 7-17
West: Bellingham 15-5, Cowlitz 11-10, Victoria 9-12, Kitsap 8-12
South: Corvallis 14-10, Medford 12-9, Bend 14-11, Klamath Falls 7-13
Who’s Hot: Bellingham has won 7 straight. Bend has won 8 of 9. Victoria has won 4 straight.
Who’s Not: Kitsap has lost 8 straight. Kelowna has lost 8 of 9. Medford has lost 4 straight. Wenatchee has lost 4 of 5.
Bend (14-11) started 3-8, has since gone 11-3.
Medford (12-9) started 10-3, has since gone 2-6.
Kitsap (8-12) started 8-4, has since gone 0-8.