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West Coast League wild about runs

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Victoria (19-23) at Wenatchee (22-20) 7:05 tonight. Run on RunsWhat happened to pitching and defense?  The WCL record book is getting blasted offensively.  I mentioned earlier this month about the slow-pitch type scores being recorded...they haven’t let up.  For the previous four seasons the average number of runs per game was 9.06 (both teams combined).  This season that has shot up to 11.08, a 22.3 percent increase.  Check out these from the league record book and how many entries occurred so far in 2014. - Most runs in  ...

July 26 not AppleSox favorite date

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Bend 7, Wenatchee 4 last night. Wenatchee (21-19) at Bend (25-15) 6:35 tonight. Sox May Be Up For Petty Thievery, But Not Grand LarcenyIn stolen bases the local squad continues to be fairly law abiding.  Through 40 league games Wenatchee has 35 stolen bases or 0.88 per game.  That is the fewest swipes per game in their 10 seasons in the WCL and the third lowest ever.   The fewest were 0.83 in 2000 and 0.75 in ‘04 July 26 GamesWhat’s with  the 26th day of July?  Ugh!  This is the ...

AppleSox edge Falcons 2-1 in game of speed ball

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee 2, Kelowna 1 last night. Kelowna (13-25) at Wenatchee (20-18) 7:05 tonight. What A Difference A Day Makes- Tuesday Kelowna wins 17-1 game takes 3 hours, 6 minutes.  Last night Wenatchee wins 2-1 in a Sox season-low 2 hours, 3 minutes.- Tuesday first two innings took an hour and seven minutes.  Last night 28 minutes.- It took only 59 minutes to play the first half last night (4½ innings). Stuff- Home plate got a bit of a rest last night with three total runs.  It had been stomped on ...

AppleSox, Falcons long-time foes meet here tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Kelowna (12-24) at Wenatchee 19-17) 7:05 tonight. After dropping 14 of 16 games, Kelowna has won four of their last five. Wenatchee vs. KelownaSeries started in 2000Wenatchee- leads 73-32 overall, 67-29 in league in games, 6-2 in playoffs and trails 1-0 in a nonleague outing in 2000. - leads 39-14 at home.- and the Falcons have traded wins tit-for-tat over the past nine contests, with the local nine winning the last one.- defeated their Canadian foes nine straight times from July 10 to July 11.  Their longest losing streak ...

AppleSox seeking third straight road win and 200th overall

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee 7, Yakima Valley 4 last night in 11 innings. Wenatchee (18-17) at Yakima Valley (21-14) 7:05 tonight. On The Road AgainReaching for 200.  The next road triumph will be the 200th in franchise history.  After 341 “away” games Wenatchee is 199-142 (58.4%).  - They have won 173 league, 12 playoff and 14 nonleague.- Longest win streak 12...twice...once in 2004 and again to end 2010 and begin 2011.- Longest losing streak 8...2008.- 25 went to extra innings...15-10.- Played in two countries, three states and 25 cities.= Most frequent foes: ...

Gillette hits grand slam in 14-inning 10-9 loss to Sweets

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 10, Wenatchee 9 in 14 innings last night. Wenatchee (16-17) at Yakima Valley (21-12) tonight. Wenatchee vs. Yakima ValleyThe new kid on the block, Yakima, is leading the division and with a 21-12 record, and is tied with Corvallis for the second best mark in the league.  The Pippins have been victorious in seven of their last nine games.  The AppleSox opened their WCL schedule with a three-game series a Yakima County Stadium.  The host club won the initial game 4-3 and then Wenatchee came back to ...

16-16 Sox vs. 16-16 Sweets tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 8, Wenatchee 7 last night. Wenatchee (16-16) at Walla Walla (16-16) tonight. Another Shot At 500Wenatchee will take the field tonight with another shot at their 500th win in franchise history.   In 788 games they have a record of 499-289 (63.3%). Stickers On Their LuggageIn 15 years Wenatchee has played games in 25 cities in addition to the Apple Capital.- Washington – Bellingham, Bremerton, Colfax, Everett, Hoquiam, Kirkland, Longview, Moses Lake, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Walla Walla and Yakima.- Oregon – Bend, Corvallis, Gresham, Klamath Falls and Medford.  - ...

Sox, Sweets right back at it tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee (15-15) at Walla Walla (15-15) tonight. Close.  Not only are Wenatchee and Walla Walla sharing identical records, 15-15, the competition after four and a half years is also tight.  Wenatchee leads overall 20-18, league 18-16 and at home 11-9.  In playoff games they are 2-2 and at Walla Walla 9-9.  So far this season the Sweets lead 4-2, the AppleSox taking two of three in Walla Walla and the Sweets sweeping the Sox here Thursday through Saturday. Brown and Brooks tie GebbersSince 2008 the last name that appeared most ...

One game separates Sox and Sweets, big game tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 7, Wenatchee 5 last night. Walla Walla (14-15) at Wenatchee (15-14) 7:05 tonight. Onions Peeling Away Sox LeadWalla Walla and Wenatchee are now only a game apart for second and third in the East Division.  On the first of the month the AppleSox were 4.5 games ahead, but Wenatchee has gone 2-5 in July and Walla Walla 7-3.  A win by the home team tonight and they have a two-game lead, a loss and there is a tie for second. The New NormThree-hour games are in.  Last night ...

Big series with Sweets continues tonight for AppleSox

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 16, Wenatchee 9 last night. Walla Walla (13-15) at Wenatchee (15-13) 7:05 tonight.  Last Night Game Stuff - Another three-plus hour home game (3:08).  That’s eight in 18 games.  Average time this season 2:51...historical average 2:33.- The 16 runs scored by Walla Walla is the most by WW in the 36-game Sox/Sweet series.  Old mark 15 last month when they won 15-5.- The 25 combined runs were also a record.  Previous mark 20...see line above.- 100 was the high yesterday at the airport.  The third straight day ...