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Wenatchee wins big, tops Yakima Valley 11-4

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 11, Yakima Valley 4 last night Yakima Valley (21-19)  at Wenatchee (18-22)  7:05 tonight. Good Stuff  - Wenatchee has won three of four and of six of their last nine.- They  have three consecutive wins at home.- The 7-margin of victory last evening was their largest in league play this season.  Previous high was six, twice.- The victory broke a 5-game losing steak to the Pippins...and all on the local diamond.  Wild Wild-Card RaceFor the moment let's assume the three division leaders hold their positions until the ...
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AppleSox vs. Pippins, first home game in nine days

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 4, Kitsap 3 last night Yakima Valley (21-18)  at Wenatchee (17-22)  7:05 tonight. Wenatchee vs. Yakima Valley - This series started a year ago and is tied at 6-6.- After leading six games to one, the Sox have dropped five in a row.- Strange, but true.  Wenatchee is 5-1 in Yakima and 1-5 at home.- Of 15 games remaining, six are against he Pippins. AppleSox Among League LeadersBatting- Batting average - Keston Hiura .341, 6th and Mitchell Holland .326, 10th.- Hits - Keston Hiura 44, tied for 9th.- ...
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AppleSox complete set wilth BlueJackets tonight. Series 1-1.

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Kitsap 5, Wenatchee 2 last night Wenatchee (16-22) at Kitsap (14-24) 6:35 tonight. The AppleSox record against all West Coast League teams (including former) since Day 1 in 2005.  League games only and current through last night:Klamath Falls 20-4 83.5%, Cowlitz 15-3 83.3%,  Victoria 11-4 73.3%,  Kelowna 57 -23 71.3%,  Moses Lake 26-10 72.2%,  Kitsap 38-18 67.9%,  Spokane 15-9 62.5%,  Bellingham 35-23 60.3%,  Medford 7-5 58.3%, Corvallis 30-30 50.0%,  Yakima Valley 6-6 50.0%,  Walla Walla 21-22 48.8%,  Bend 24-30 44.4%
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Wenatchee topples Kitsap again for 11th straight win in Bremerton

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 9, Kitsap 3 last night Wenatchee (16-21) at Kitsap (13-24) 6:35 tonight. Good Stuff- The AppleSox have won four of their last six.- They have won 20 of their last 21 vs. Kitsap.- They have an 11-game winning streak at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. BlueJackets Singing the Blues- Kitsap has had a tough life in the West Coast League.  Their first season in 2005 they finished seventh in a 7-team league and the following year fourth in an 8-team league.  The WCL then went to divisions where they ...
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AppleSox 19-1 over BlueJackets in last 20 games

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee (15-21) at Kitsap (13-23) 6:35 tonight. Wenatchee vs. Kitsap Started in 2005, the first year of the West Coast League. Wenatchee: - leads 37-17 overall (all league in games). - at one time led a close series 18-16, but has since reeled off 19 wins in 20 games. - is 17-10 at Gene Lobe Field and has won 10 consecutive games (last loss was 8/4/10). - has won eight straight 3-game series. - and Kitsap have had 42.6% of their games decided by one run ...
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Wenatchee and Kelowna put on yet another offensive show, Sox win

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 13, Kelowna 9 last night. Wenatchee (15-19) at Kelowna (22-12) at 6:35 tonight. Good Stuff- Yippee!  Wenatchee has won three in a row and four of five.- Couldn't have been better.  On a night with an AppleSox victory over a division rival, the other the other two clubs in the division also lost, Walla Walla and Yakima Valley.- The triumph last night was the AppleSox 400th in league play (85 in Pacific International League and 315 in West Coast League).   AppleSox & Falcons = Offense- Like runs?  ...
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Wenatchee tops Kelowna, goes for series win tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 6, Kelowna 3 last night. Kelowna (22-10) at Wenatchee (13-19) 7:05 tonight. League Stuff- Klamath Falls has a 12-game losing streak.  Ties for the third longest in WCL history.- Kitsap won last night to break an 11-game losing string.  The 11 is the fifth longest in league history.- By the way, during those 11 contests for Kitsap they scored a mighty total of 11 runs.- After scoring in double figures in 11 of 19 games, Bend has not scored more than eight runs in their most recent ...
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AppleSox try again today, lose 7-1 to Kelowna last night

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Kelowna 7, Wenatchee 1 last night. Kelowna (22-9) at Wenatchee (12-19) 7:05 tonight. Some AppleSox League Records- Most runs scored at home - 22, beat Kelowna 22-10 in 2013.- Most runs given up at home- 18, lost to Bend 18-2 in 2000 and Spokane 18-1 in 2009.- Largest winning margin at home - 14, beat Kelowna 14-0 in 2003 and Spokane 16-2 in 2005.- Largest losing margin at home - 17, lost to Spokane 18-1 in 2009.- Most runs scored away - 20, beat Everett 20-11 in 2004.- ...
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AppleSox host frequent-foe Falcons tonight. Kelowna in rare spot...first place.

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Kelowna (21-9) at Wenatchee (12-18) 7:05 tonight. Wenatchee vs. KelownaSeries started in 2000Wenatchee- will be facing the Falcons for the 112th  time...by far the most of any opponent.  Bellingham is next at 91.- leads 78-33 overall, 72-30 in league in games, 6-2 in playoffs and trail 1-0 in a nonleague outing in 2000. - leads 41-15 at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.- won seven of nine last season and has a 5-game win streak- and the Canadian club face each other nine times in 18 days.  Immediately ...
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AppleSox - same song, 15th verse

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Cowlitz 4, Wenatchee 3 last night. Wenatchee (11-18) at Cowlitz (13-16) 6:35 tonight.  Same Song, 15th Verse- Update.   And yet another 1-run affair last evening...the 15th this year  Wenatchee is 4-11, has lost six in a row and seven of the last eight.- Update.  Nine of the last dozen contests have been decided by a single run (2-7).- Update.  SEVEN consecutive road games have had 1-run margins (2-5),  and 10 of 14 all together (2-8).- Update.  The rate of 1-run games in league play at 48.28% (14 ...
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AppleSox, specialists in 1-run games

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Cowlitz 5, Wenatchee 4 last night. Wenatchee (11-17) at Cowlitz (12-16) 6:35 tonight.  1-Run Games Nearly the Norm- This item is simply updated each morning.  And yet another 1-run affair last evening...the 14th this year  Wenatchee is 4-10, has lost five in a row and six of the last seven.- Eight of the last dozen contests have been decided by a single run (2-6).- SIX consecutive road games have had 1-run margins (2-4),  and nine of 13 all together (2-7).- The rate of 1-run games in league ...
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AppleSox loose by one...12th 1-run game of 27 in WCL play

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Bend 8, Wenatchee 7 last night. Wenatchee (11-16) at Cowlitz (11-16) 6:35 tonight.  Wenatchee vs. CowlitzStarted in 2010Wenatchee- and Cowlitz have identical 11-16 records.- leads 17-4 (all league games), and they are 10-2 at home and 7-2 in Longview.- at one time lead the series 13-1, but the Black Bears have won three of the last eight.- took two of three a year ago here at home. Cowlitz beat Bellingham 4-2 last night, but they have dropped seven of their last nine. Miscellany - And they just keep coming, ...
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Lightning, 12 innings - ouch another tight 1-run loss

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Bend 8, Wenatchee 7 in 12 innings last night. Bend (24-5) at Wenatchee (11-15) 7:05 tonight.  Miscellany - And another extra-inning game...the sixth one this season.  The Sox won the first two and dropped the last four.- Extra frames at home...not so good.  Overall they are 15-17 and 1-3 in the last four.  On the other hand, on the road they are 19-12.- And another 1-run affair...the 12th this year...and again not so good.  They are 4-8 and lost four of the last five.- 10 of the ...
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Time flies, AppleSox season already at half-way mark

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Bend 7, Wenatchee 2 last night. Bend (23-5) at Wenatchee (11-14) 7:05 tonight.  Miscellany - Half the season is over.  Last night was game 29 of a 58-game schedule.- After tonight over half the home league schedule is complete...14 down 13 to go.- Two-thirds of the teams in the league have losing records.- Shy of a couple complete collapses, the races for first in the West and South are all over but the shoutin'...and the season is not quite half over.  Bellingham and Bend have huge leads ...
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Big series begins tonight with Bend, an offensive juggernaut

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 4, Klamath Falls 0  last night. Bend (22-5) at Wenatchee (11-13) 7:05 tonight.  Here come the Big, Bad, Bugling Elks of BendTonight the AppleSox begin a 3-game series with the hottest team in the WCL.  Bend has been blasting foe after foe on their way to a 22-5 mark, and they're bulling their way through the schedule with 15 wins in the last 17 games.- As a team the Elks lead the league in nearly every offensive category, and most by a wide margin.  Check this ...
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Fireworks night, traditionally not a firecracker for the home team

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Walla Walla 3, Wenatchee 2  last night. Klamath Falls (5-16) at Wenatchee (8-13) 7:05 tonight.  Wenatchee vs. Klamath FallsStarted in 2011Wenatchee- has dominated this series 17-4, with a 7-2 record at home and 10-2 in KF.- has scored some runs, averaging 8.0 per game.  Their all-time average for league games is 5.2.- has scored in double figures in nearly half the games...8 of 17.- has a 2-game win streak...they lost the first game of the 3-game set last season then took the next two.- in league play ...