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Record-setting ninth straight regional title for Knight softball squad

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SOFTBALL (27-3, 34-5)

The defending NWAACC champion Knights begin play in the 2014 tournament Friday at Delta Park in Portland.  The local outfit is sort of familiar with this event.  This is their 12th straight appearance, 14th in the last 15 seasons and 26th in the 31 years of softball at WVC.  Twelve times they have come home with trophies – one first, one second, three thirds and seven fourths.  WVC’s overall record is 40-47, and since Shelly Pflugrath started as coach in 2000 they are 26-23.

 

Wenatchee Valley is the number three seed of the 16 teams and opens against number 14 Olympic (18-20), and the third place team in the North Region.  The Knights last played the Rangers in 2013, have defeated them four straight times and overall lead them in wins 39-13.  In NWAACC competition the Bremerton school leads the Black and Silver 4-2.

 

NWAACC Regional Stuff

Softball started 35 seasons ago in 1980 (WVC started in 1984).  At first there was one region, then two, then three and now four.  Counting ties for championships there have been 98 regional pennant winners.

Most Championships – Wenatchee Valley 16, Spokane 12, Lower Columbia 10, Clackamas 9, Bellevue 7

Most Consecutive Championships – Wenatchee Valley 9 (2006-14), Lower Columbia 8, Pierce 5, Clackamas 4, Bellevue 3 and Green River 3

 

The gals have a 13-game winning streak going…ties for seventh longest in school history.

 

Love North Rotary Field.  The past seven years the Knights’ record at home is 125-9 (93.3%).  Oh yes, the past 63 games it is 63-0.

 

Final Standings:  Wenatchee Valley 27-3, Spokane 24-4, Treasure Valley 19-9, Walla Walla 14-14, Columbia Basin 11-17, Yakima Valley 10-18, Blue Mountain 5-23, Big Bend 4-24

 

BASEBALL (9-19, 14-26)

The 2014 season found a lot of runners crossing home plate…both “fer” and “agin” the local club.  The Knights averaged 5.23 runs per game, the eighth highest average in the 46 years of the program.  They give up 7.30 runs per game, the 12th highest.  The combined total of 12.53 is the seventh highest.

 

Final Standings: Treasure Valley 22-6, Walla Walla 17-11, Yakima Valley 17-11, Columbia Basin 16-12, Spokane 15-13, Big Bend 13-15, Wenatchee Valley 9-19, Blue Mountain 3-25

 

 

 

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