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AppleSox in first series sweep

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Baseball Blurbs by Bruce
 
Wenatchee 4, Yakima Valley 2 last night.

No games tonight or Monday.  All-star game at Klamath Falls Monday.
 
Bust Out The Brooms
Wenatchee took three in a row from Yakima Valley for their first three-game sweep of the season...they have had a dozen series.  The trio of victories puts the AppleSox in second place just two games behind the Pippins in the East.

What A Difference
In the two series with Yakima Valley the Pippins have scored seven runs in each three-game set.  In the other 10 series AppleSox opponents are averaging 19.6 runs in their three games.
 
200 It Is
The local nine got their 200th road win with last night’s triumph over Yakima Valley.  The Sox are 200-142 when away from the friendly confines.

Playoff Peek
The season is two-thirds over...36 games down, 18 to go.  If the season ended today the playoff teams would be Yakima Valley, Bellingham, Corvallis and Bend.  Wenatchee is sixth.  They have the same record as Medford, but only won one of three from the Rogues.

AppleSox Among WCL Leaders
Batting Average: Caleb Wood 2nd, .363.  Sam Brown 4th, .346.
At bats: Caleb Wood 3rd, 135.   Sam Brown 4th, 130. 
Runs: Sam Brown tie 5th, 26. 
Hits: Caleb Wood 1st, 49.  Sam Brown 4th, 45. 
Doubles: Ty Jackson tie 2nd, 10.  Sam Brown tie 10th, 8.
Triples: Tyler Frost and Sam Brown tie 4th, 2.
Walks: Michael McCann tie 6th, 21.  Sam Brown tie 10th, 20. 
Hit By Pitch: Ty Jackson tie 8th, 7.
Sacrifice Bunts: Michael McCann tie 3rd, 5.  Sam Brown tie 9th, 4.
Sacrifice Flies: Joe Gillette and Tyler Frost tie 6th, 3.
Saves: Calvin LeBrun and Colton Loomis tie 9th, 3.
Games Started: Ian Buckles tie 3rd, 7.  Tom Zarosinski and Brandon Bailey tie 10th, 6.
 
Standings
East: Yakima Valley 21-15, WENATCHEE 19-17, Walla Walla 18-18, Kelowna 12-24
West: Bellingham 26-9, Victoria 16-20, Cowlitz 16-20,  Kitsap 14-21
South: Corvallis 23-13, Bend 21-15, Medford 19-17, Klamath Falls 10-26
 
Who’s Hot: Corvallis has won 5 of 6.  Kelowna has won 4 of 5.
Who’s Not: Yakima Valley has lost 4 straight.

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