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Opening night tonight for the AppleSox 15th season

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PLAY BALL!  Tonight begins the 15th season of Wenatchee AppleSox baseball.  It was 5,115 days ago that Sox second baseman Matt Lewallen stood in the batter’s box at Joe Martin Field in Bellingham awaiting the first pitch in team history.  By the way, the local nine won that game 2-1.

 

OPENER HISTORY

Season openers:

10-4 overall

6-4 at home

2-game winning streak

First with San Francisco Seals

 

Home openers:

8-6 overall

2-game winning streak

First with San Francisco Seals

 

Wenatchee vs. San Francisco Seals

* The AppleSox and Seals are long-time foes even through they had an 11-season gap in the series.  They faced each other twice in 2000 and four times in 2001...then again once last summer and two times now.

* Wenatchee has never lost to San Francisco in the seven games.

* Wenatchee is 5-0 at home and 2-0 away, but has never played in S.F.  How’d that happen?  In this case the two road games were played on a neutral diamond in a foreign country.  In 2001 the Sox defeated the Seals at home July 10 and 11.  On the 12th both outfits headed for Kamloops, B.C. for the Kamloops International Baseball Tournament.  Wenatchee won five straight games to win the tourney, with the Seals being victims twice, and the second time in the championship game.

* Last season San Francisco made a late season swing through the Northwest and Wenatchee beat them 5-3 on August 3.

* The seven games against San Francisco ties with Northwest Star Academy for most frequent nonleague opponent.  NSA will be here again July 9.

 

NONLEAGUE GAMES

The AppleSox:

are 100-38 (72.5%) overall.

are 86-31 (73.5%) at home.

have a one-game win streak...the 5-3 S.F. win last August.  

have won 20 of the last 22.

have played 64 straight at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.  Last road game was 8/2/04 with the Whitman County Diamondback at Colfax.

 

June 4 games

Wenatchee is 2-3 in games on the 4th of June.  They are 1-1 in nonleague and 2-2 at home, and have a one-game losing streak.  

 

Let the games begin!

 

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