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AppleSox need wins, and a little help wouldn't hurt, to make playoffs

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee (26-22) at Kelowna (15-33) 6:35 tonight. Wenatchee vs. KelownaSeries started in 2000Wenatchee- leads 75-33 overall, 69-30 in league in games, 6-2 in playoffs and trails 1-0 in a nonleague outing in 2000. - leads 33-19 in Kelowna.- has won 12 of their last 15 games at Elks Stadium in Kelowna.- and Kelowna have combined for 10-plus runs in 13 of their last 16 games.   Playoff Picture and the Magic NumberYakima Valley beat Cowlitz last night.  That cut the magic number between the Pippins and AppleSox from 3 ...
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Weird weather + extra innings = late game...and Sox lose

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Cowlitz 7, Wenatchee 4  last night in 11 innings. Cowlitz (22-25) at Wenatchee (25-22) 6:05 tonight. Stuff- Fifth extra inning game of the season last night and the AppleSox are 3-2.  It was their third one with Cowlitz...won in 10 here in 2010, lost in 10 here in ‘12.- It was only the second loss to the Black Bears at home in 11 games.- All-time its better to do the extra-inning thing on the road...14-14 at home and 16-10 away.- Approaching bewitching hour.  Following a 38-minute weather delay last ...
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Wenatchee just a game back in the wildcard race for playoff spot

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee 6, Cowlitz 3 last night. Cowlitz (21-25) at Wenatchee (25-21) 7:05 tonight. AppleSox Are Elk HuntingLast night Wenatchee narrowed the wildcard race down to one game between themselves and Bend.  While the Sox were defeating the Black Bears, the Elks fell 9-5 to Medford.  Both Wenatchee and Bend have eight games remaining.  To take the wildcard spot the AppleSox have to finish ahead of the Central Oregon outfit as the Elks took the season series 2-1. The Old Magic NumberThis figure, kind of mysterious to some, pops out of ...
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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  ...
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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 ...