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West Coast League clubs producing runs willy-nilly

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Kelowna 13, Wenatchee 4 last night Wenatchee (14-12) at Kelowna (8-18) 6:05 tonight. Scoreboards Are Blowing OutWhat’s with all the offense?  Where’d all the runs come from?  West Coast League teams are making like slow-pitch teams.  Well, not quite, but they are pushing runners across home plate in record numbers.  Through last night’s games the teams are combining for 11.18 runs per game.  That is a 23.4 percent increase over the average of 9.06 runs per game for the previous four seasons.  Fifty times a team has scored in ...
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Home fireworks in the air and on the field...hopefully

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Bellingham 6, Wenatchee 2 last night Bellingham (14-5) at Wenatchee (13-10) 7:05 tonight. Ouch Again!With last night’s win Bellingham has now won seven of the last eight from Wenatchee... the first time ever the Sox have lost seven of eight to one team. No Outta Town Brooms AllowedSince West Coast League play began a decade ago the AppleSox have never been swept at home in a three-game series.  Tonight is no time to break this string.  Although when one goes back to the old days, Wenatchee did lose three-game league ...
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High temps, low thefts, trouble with Bells

Baseball Blubs by Bruce Bellingham 8, Wenatchee 1 last night Bellingham (13-5) at Wenatchee (13-9) 7:05 tonight. Ouch!With last night’s win Bellingham has now won six of the last seven from Wenatchee and three of the last four at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium. Law Abiding SoxThefts on the decrease.  Wenatchee is averaging 0.86 stolen bases per game in 22 WCL outings.  This ranks 13th in team history.  Only in 2000 (0.83) and 2004 (0.75) did they swipe less.   Hot JuneThe month just completed tied for the second warmest June in the AppleSox 15 ...
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Everything you want to know about doubleheaders

Baseball Blubs by Bruce Wenatchee 5, Corvallis 2, last night Wenatchee (12-7) at Corvallis (10-9) 6:40 tonight. June 28 GamesThe Sox are batting .667 the 28th of June...they are 8-4.  They are 7-1 in league games and 3-2 on the road, and they have won on this date each of the past three seasons. DoubleheadersTwin bills are far and few between for Wenatchee these days.  That wasn’t always the case though.  In the days of the Pacific International League “let’s play two” occurred quite a bit.  The AppleSox have participated in 44 of these ...
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Shutout, 200 league wins at home as AppleSox roll

Baseball Blubs by Bruce Wenatchee 3, Corvallis 0,  last night. Corvallis (9-8) at Wenatchee (11-6) 7:05 tonight. 200 Home Wins at Home in League PlayThe Sox now have 200 league wins at home...46 in the Pacific International League and 154 in the West Coast League.  On their home diamond they are 200-103 against league foes. WhitewashWith the 3-0 victory last night the AppleSox recorded their 58th shutout...39 in league competition, 2 in playoffs and 17 in nonleague.  It was their 39th at home and third against Corvallis. Drawer Full of SoxWith Shaun Vetrovec playing for ...
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Blaine Hardy, former AppleSox, now with the Detroit Tigers

Klamath Falls 10, Wenatchee 8 last night. Wenatchee (5-5) at Klamath Falls (3-7) 6:35 tonight. 6th AppleSox Reaches MajorsBlaine Hardy made his major league debut pitching for the Detroit Tigers this week.  Hardy was with Wenatchee in 2006 and led the team with a 1.44 ERA.  Along with Jason Hammel, Cole Gillespie, Clayton Mortensen, Tommy Milone and Steve Ames, the 6-2, 230-pound Hardy is the sixth former AppleSox to play Major League Baseball.  All except Gillespie are pitchers.  And what a staff Wenatchee had in ‘06.  Of eight pitchers to throw 25-plus ...
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AppleSox vs. Gems 461 miles away...prit' near California

Medford 7, Wenatchee 2 yesterday. Wenatchee (5-4) at Klamath Falls (2-7) 6:35 tonight. Wenatchee vs. Klamath FallsStarted in 2011.Wenatchee:  - leads 15-3 overall and in league.- leads at Klamath Falls 8-1.- has a one-game losing streak.  After 11 consecutive wins the Gems won the final game the pair played last summer.- has scored 10 or more runs in seven of the 15 games. Klamath Falls is only 17 miles from the California border via Highway 97.  From the Apple Capital to KF is 461 miles.