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AppleSox season reaches halfway mark

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Baseball Blurbs by Bruce
Wenatchee 5, Kelowna 3  last night
No game tonight.
Season Half Over
With last night’s game in B.C. the AppleSox have completed 30 of their 59-game overall schedule and 27 of their 54-game league schedule.  Time flies when you’re having fun.
Number of Days as League Leader
With the season 50 percent complete here are the number of days spent by each club leading the East – Wenatchee 19, Yakima Valley 11, Kelowna 4 and Walla Walla 1.  Note: There have been 31 calendar days but because of ties the total comes to 35.
Sultans of Swat...Sox Not
The home run has not figured prominently in Wenatchee’s offensive arsenal so far this season.  In fact in round-trippers per game 2014 is ninth among the Sox 15 years.  Seven balls have left the old ball yard.  In 30 total games that is 0.23 per game.  The team record was established in 2004 when 0.56 four-baggers per game were hit (29 in 52 games).  Home runs are good.  They may not hit many, but our local heroes are winning at a 100 percent clip in games that they do – six for six (swatted two in one game).
AppleSox Among WCL Leaders
Batting average: Caleb Wood 6th, .362.
At bats: Caleb Wood 1st, 105.   Sam Brown 4th, 99.  Trenton Brooks 5th, 98
Runs: Sam Brown 5th, 19. 
Hits: Caleb Wood 1st, 38.  Sam Brown 4th, 30.  Trenton Brooks 7th, 27.
Doubles: Ty Jackson tie 2nd, 8.  Sam Brown and Caleb Wood tie 7th, 6.
Walks: Sam Brown 3rd, 18. 
Hit By Pitch: Ty Jackson tie 3rd, 7.
Strike outs: Mike Livingston tie 5th, 21.
Sacrifice Bunts: Michael McCann tie 3rd, 4.  Simon Rosenbaum tie 8th, 3.
ERA: Colton Loomis 7th, 2.05.
Innings pitched: Ian Buckles 7th, 30.
Strike outs: Tom Zarosinski tie 8th, 26.
 Wins: Ian Buckles and Drew Rasmussen tie 3rd, 3.
Saves: Calvin LeBrun tie 5th, 3.  Trenton Brooks and Colton Loomis tie 8th, 2
Kitsap Kollapse Kontinues
The BlueJackets went down 12-1 to Victoria yesterday.  The 11 consecutive defeats by Kitsap is the third-longest losing streak in league history. 
East: Yakima Valley 14-10, WENATCHEE 15-12, Walla Walla 11-14, Kelowna 8-19
West: Bellingham 18-5, Victoria 12-12, Cowlitz 11-14, Kitsap 8-15
South: Corvallis 16-11, Medford 14-10, Bend 15-12, Klamath Falls 8-16
Who’s Hot: Bellingham has won 10 straight.  Victoria has won 7 straight. 
Who’s Not: Kitsap has lost 11 straight.  Cowlitz has lost 5 straight.