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AppleSox, Falcons long-time foes meet here tonight

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Baseball Blurbs by Bruce
 
Kelowna (12-24) at Wenatchee 19-17) 7:05 tonight.
 
After dropping 14 of 16 games, Kelowna has won four of their last five.
 
Wenatchee vs. Kelowna
Series started in 2000
Wenatchee
- leads 73-32 overall, 67-29 in league in games, 6-2 in playoffs and trails 1-0 in a nonleague outing in 2000.
- leads 39-14 at home.
- and the Falcons have traded wins tit-for-tat over the past nine contests, with the local nine winning the last one.
- defeated their Canadian foes nine straight times from July 10 to July 11.  Their longest losing streak is four (June 2000 to June 2001).
- and Kelowna have combined for 10-plus runs in 11 of their last 13 games.
 
Foe Familiar
The AppleSox and Falcons have been “division/leaguemates” since Day 1 way back in 2000.  They are one of only two pair of league members where this is the case...the other is Bend and Corvallis.  Wenatchee and Kelowna in the Pacific Coast League – North Division four times, International Division once...in the West Coast League – One league no divisions twice, East Division seven times, North Division once.
 
Kyle is King
More young men named Kyle have played for the local club than any other moniker.  With Kyle Blankenship and Kyle Vanderkin playing this season there have been a dozen Sox with that first name.  The Kyle’s: Corra 2001, Peterson 2002, Ryckebosch 2003, Wright 2004, Conley 2006, Foster 2007, Johnson 2009, Hooper 2010, Davis 2012, Dockins 2012 and Blankenship and Vanderkin this season.  Other popular names are: Ryan 11, Josh and Nick 9, Matt 8, John, Michael, Steve and Tyler 7.
 
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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