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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sox, Sweets in another 1-run game...just routine

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Walla Walla 5, Wenatchee 4  last night. Wenatchee (8-12) at Walla Walla (11-12) 7:05 tonight.  Miscellany- And another one.  Six of the last seven games with Walla Walla have been decided by one run (Sox are 1-5).- With the 5-4 loss last night  the Sox are now 4-6 in one-run games this season and 144-107 all-time.- 45.00% of the Sox league games have been decided by a single run (9 of 20).  Only 2007 was higher at 45.45% (20 of 44).- 41.67% of all games (including nonleague) ...

Wenatchee, winners of 3 of 4, half game behind Sweets

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 5, Walla Walla 4 last night. Wenatchee (8-11) at Walla Walla (10-12) 7:05 tonight.  The Players - 32 young men have played for the AppleSox this season.- 7 played here before...Kyle Blankenship, Zach Haggett, Joey Jensen, Reign Letkeman, Colton Loomis, Kyle Vanderkin and Hunter Wells...the highest number of returnees in 10 years.- 433 have donned the red, white and blue all together in 16 years.- There has been one 4-year player, 12 have been here three seasons and 42 spent two summers on the local diamond. Miscellany- ...

AppleSox go for sweep of HarbourCats this afternoon

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Wenatchee 1, Victoria 0 last night Wenatchee (7-10) at Victoria (7-13) 1:05 today. Miscellany- The AppleSox are 11-3 against the HarbourCats and have won seven of the past eight.- Wenatchee is now 2-1 in shutouts this season and 62-32 all-time.- The Sox are now 3-3 in one-run games this season and 143-105 all-time.- Last night was the ninth victory by a final score of 1-0 in 15-plus seasons.- Bend has won 10 in a row.  That ties for their longest win streak in WCL history.  It also ties ...

14 games into season AppleSox get first home run

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce  Bellingham 5, Wenatchee 3 last night. Wenatchee (4-6) at Bellingham (9-4) 7:05 tonight. It Finally HappenedLast night, 14 games into the season the AppleSox got their first home.  Mitchell Holland led off the eighth inning with a drive over the fence for Wenatchee's second run of the game.  The 14 games is the second longest streak for Wenatchee to begin a season without a round-tripper.  In 2007 it didn't happen until the 15th game.  Holland is the 103rd AppleSox to hit one or more home runs. This was the ...

AppleSox on two-game win streak

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee 8, Medford 3 last night. Medford (5-6) at Wenatchee (3-5) 7:05 tonight. Miscellany- The Sox are 6-5 vs. Medford and 4-1 in Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium.- Medford has now dropped five straight.                                                                        - The local club averaged 2.8 runs for their first five league games and 8.7 in the last three.- 2 hours, 59 minutes, 24 seconds...the average time of the five home league contests.  The average for all games the first 15 seasons was 2:34.5.  Twenty-five bonus minutes (there are some of us who don't quite ...

AppleSox seek first league win at home tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Corvallis 10, Wenatchee 9 in 12 innings last night. Medford (5-4) at Wenatchee (1-5) 7:05 tonight. Last Night - was the fourth extra inning game in the last eight (2-2). - was also the fourth one-run game in the last eight (1-3). - the combined 21 runs is the most for an AppleSox/Knight game. Old record 18 (Corvallis won 11-7 at their place 7/1/11). - was the first time Corvallis has swept Wenatchee in the Apple Capital. Wenatchee vs. Medford Started in 2013 Wenatchee - trails ...