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Knights can win ninth straight softball pennant Saturday on local diamond

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SOFTBALL (23-3, 30-5)

Saturday, Yakima Valley (10-16, 17-19) home.

One win and Wenatchee Valley College clinches their ninth consecutive East Region championship.  And what better place to do it than in front of their home fans in the final regular games of the season.  The Knights lead Spokane by a single game and the Sasquatch complete their schedule with a couple of gimmes – they get last place Big Bend at home.  So it should take a pair of WVC victories to take the title outright.  And what an opponent to draw, the Yaks, a team Wenatchee has defeated 35 times in the last 36 tries…and overall has compiled an incredible 108-10 record against them.  On their own diamond they are 53-2. 

 

Home Sweet Home.  If Wenatchee yanks the Yaks two times it will be the third consecutive season that local fans have never witnessed a WVC loss.  The Knights last home defeat came in 2011 and they have now won 61 straight at North Rotary Field.

 

The gals have 30 wins.  This is the ninth straight season that has been accomplished.

 

Standings:  Wenatchee Valley 23-3, Spokane 22-4, Treasure Valley 17-9, Walla Walla 12-14, Columbia Basin 11-15, Yakima Valley 10-16, Blue Mountain 5-21, Big Bend 4-22

 

BASEBALL (7-17, 12-24)

Wednesday, Blue Mountain (2-22, 5-30) home.

The final home games of the year are today against Blue Mountain.  The Timberwolves have lost 14 straight games, their last win coming in the first game of a doubleheader with WVC a month ago in Pendleton.  Since midway through the 2009 season the Knights have feasted on BMCC winning 18 of 21 games.  Actually since the beginning of the series in 1965 WVC has done well with 54 wins and only 29 losses.  BMCC is the only East Region school where the Knights have a winning record.

 

Saturday, Columbia Basin (13-11, 22-12) away.

The biggest offensive burst of the season for the Knights occurred against Columbia Basin at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium when the local nine won 16-7 last month.  In fact the 16 runs is the most WVC has ever scored in 149 games with CBC, a series that goes back to 1956.  Unfortunately the Hawks have been a tough opponent and the Knights have only managed 41 wins in those 149 encounters.

 

Standings: Treasure Valley 19-5, Walla Walla 17-7, Yakima Valley 16-8, Columbia Basin 13-11, Spokane 11-13, Big Bend 11-13, Wenatchee Valley 7-17, Blue Mountain 2-22

 

 

All softball games (league, nonleague, regional, NWAACC) against East members through today.

 

 

1st Game

Wins

Losses

Games

Pct.

Yakima Valley

1987

108

10

118

91.5%

Treasure Valley

2003

43

6

49

87.8%

Big Bend

1984

56

12

68

82.4%

Columbia Basin

2000

49

18

67

73.1%

Blue Mountain

2000

46

17

63

73.0%

Walla Walla

1995

45

41

86

52.3%

Spokane

1985

65

67

132

49.2%

   

412

171

583

70.7%

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