Baseball Blurbs by Bruce
Wenatchee 3, Bend 2 in 14 innings last night.
Victoria (19-23) at Wenatchee (22-20) 7:05 tomorrow.
Wenatchee vs. Victoria
- Series started last year.
- Wenatchee leads 7-2, winning all six games at home and going 1-2 on Vancouver Island.
- The AppleSox have a three-game win streak.
- Both teams are 6-4 over their last 10 games.
- Both teams are in second place in their divisions.
- AppleSox have scored 236 runs, Victoria 230
- Last night’s 14-frame affair was the AppleSox fourth extended game of the season and they have won three of them. They have done will as of late in these type games, winning eight of the last nine. Overall they are 30-23. They have split evenly four added- time games with the Elks.
- Lots of squeakers. The local nine has played 16 one-run contests of their 42 league games, or 38.1 percent (they’ve won half of them). This is the third highest percentage in team history and the most in six seasons. The record is 45.5 percent in 2007 (20 of 44).
- With a dozen games remaining, for the AppleSox to make the playoffs they pretty much have to win the East. Not that finishing with the best record among second place teams is impossible, it’s just not a high probability at this point. Wenatchee has nine of the last 12 games at home, and nine are against clubs with losing records – Victoria (19-23), Cowlitz (18-24) and Kelowna (14-28). The final series is on the local diamond with Yakima Valley (24-28).
July 28 Games
The 28th day of July has been a fairly good one for Wenatchee. The record: 6-3 overall, 6-2 league, 0-1 nonleague, 3-0 home and 4-2 away. Last year they lost 4-3 to Bend.
East: Yakima Valley 24-18, WENATCHEE 22-20, Walla Walla 21-21, Kelowna 14-28
West: Bellingham 30-11, Victoria 19-23, Kitsap 18-23, Cowlitz 18-24
South: Corvallis 27-15, Bend 26-16, Medford 21-21, Klamath Falls 11-31