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WVC diamonds in for busy weekend

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Saturday and Sunday, Calgary (2-2) home.

For the first time ever Wenatchee Valley College will play a team from the province of Alberta when the University of Calgary pays a visit this weekend.  The U of C is 961 miles from WVC according to Google Maps.  The Dinos, as they are called, split four games with Spokane last weekend.  The Calgary website lists baseball as one of nine “club” sports as opposed to 14 “varsity” sports.

This not the first time WVC has played games with a team from north of the border.  They have played 13 times against four squads from the province of British Columbia and have a 7-6 record (4-2 vs. Douglas College, 1-0 Univ. of British Columbia, 1-1 Vancouver Island Baseball Institute and 1-3 Okanogan College).

Interesting note regarding one of Calgary’s club sports.  They have ringette.  What?  From Wikipedia – Ringette is a team sport activity played on an ice surface.  Ringette is similar to ice hockey and uses some rules that are similar to basketball (e.g. 5-on-5); it requires the use of straight, wooden, hollow sticks to control a blue rubber ring; with the objective of the game being to score goals by shooting the ring into the opponent's net.  The sport is primarily played by female participants.  The game of ringette was invented in 1963 by the Northern Ontario Recreation Directors Association (NORDA).



Saturday, Pierce (5-2) home.

Pierce loves Wenatchee.  They must, this is the eighth year in a row they have ventured to the Apple Capital.  And they’re not doing it to pile up victories.  The last 15 times they’ve played here they’ve won nary a game.  Counting a game on a neutral field last spring, the Knights have won 16 straight from the Raiders.  Overall WVC is 28-6 against the Lakewood school, and coach Shelly Pflugrath is 18-1.  On the local diamond Wenatchee Valley is 23-2.


Sunday, Green River (0-1) home.

The Gators slither into town Sunday.  This has been a competitive series.  The schools first played in 1984 and after 40 encounters WVC holds a 21-19 advantage…and they gained that by winning the last three between the two.  In fact a year ago the Knights swept a twin bill and the win in the first game gave Wenatchee Valley its first ever lead in the series.  At home the Black and Silver is up 12-7.  Overall Pflugrath is 4-1.


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