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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 ...
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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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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.  - ...