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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Diana Haglund | Making learning personal for special education students

Imagine going to work and loving your job so much that you throw away your first paycheck. This is a true story. A special education student who went through the Wenatchee High School Community Based Learning Program was hired at Pizza Hut after doing a work-based learning experience there. He felt so valued for the work that he was doing that he didn’t understand why he was being paid to do a job he loved so he threw away his first check in the trash. If this isn’t the essence ...
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Suzanne Tomassi | Out here in the field

Roughly one month into the first field season, work proceeds on such an intense schedule that I haven’t had time to update the blog. We have settled on a design of six plots: three treatment (twice-logged forest) and three control (primary forest), each with two transects of 15 nets each and within that, five zones of three nets each, all to be sampled for two days each and repeated three times over the season. Suffice to say, it adds up to a large sample.
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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.  - ...