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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.  - ...
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Sox, Sweets right back at it tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Wenatchee (15-15) at Walla Walla (15-15) tonight. Close.  Not only are Wenatchee and Walla Walla sharing identical records, 15-15, the competition after four and a half years is also tight.  Wenatchee leads overall 20-18, league 18-16 and at home 11-9.  In playoff games they are 2-2 and at Walla Walla 9-9.  So far this season the Sweets lead 4-2, the AppleSox taking two of three in Walla Walla and the Sweets sweeping the Sox here Thursday through Saturday. Brown and Brooks tie GebbersSince 2008 the last name that appeared most ...
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One game separates Sox and Sweets, big game tonight

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 7, Wenatchee 5 last night. Walla Walla (14-15) at Wenatchee (15-14) 7:05 tonight. Onions Peeling Away Sox LeadWalla Walla and Wenatchee are now only a game apart for second and third in the East Division.  On the first of the month the AppleSox were 4.5 games ahead, but Wenatchee has gone 2-5 in July and Walla Walla 7-3.  A win by the home team tonight and they have a two-game lead, a loss and there is a tie for second. The New NormThree-hour games are in.  Last night ...
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Big series with Sweets continues tonight for AppleSox

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Walla Walla 16, Wenatchee 9 last night. Walla Walla (13-15) at Wenatchee (15-13) 7:05 tonight.  Last Night Game Stuff - Another three-plus hour home game (3:08).  That’s eight in 18 games.  Average time this season 2:51...historical average 2:33.- The 16 runs scored by Walla Walla is the most by WW in the 36-game Sox/Sweet series.  Old mark 15 last month when they won 15-5.- The 25 combined runs were also a record.  Previous mark 20...see line above.- 100 was the high yesterday at the airport.  The third straight day ...
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Heat, runs, records, time at the ball park

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Everett Merchants 14, Wenatchee 8 last night. NW Star Academy (can’t find their record) at Wenatchee (18-13) 7:05 tonight. This is the final of five nonleague games, and also the beginning of the second half of the home schedule...16 down, 16 to go.  NW Star Academy is headquartered in West Linn, OR and the AppleSox have played them seven times before...three times in both ‘06 and ‘07 and once in ‘08.  The Sox lost the first two and won the next five.  The Academy team is the second most ...
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West Coast League clubs producing runs willy-nilly

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Kelowna 13, Wenatchee 4 last night Wenatchee (14-12) at Kelowna (8-18) 6:05 tonight. Scoreboards Are Blowing OutWhat’s with all the offense?  Where’d all the runs come from?  West Coast League teams are making like slow-pitch teams.  Well, not quite, but they are pushing runners across home plate in record numbers.  Through last night’s games the teams are combining for 11.18 runs per game.  That is a 23.4 percent increase over the average of 9.06 runs per game for the previous four seasons.  Fifty times a team has scored in ...
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Home fireworks in the air and on the field...hopefully

Baseball Blurbs by Bruce Bellingham 6, Wenatchee 2 last night Bellingham (14-5) at Wenatchee (13-10) 7:05 tonight. Ouch Again!With last night’s win Bellingham has now won seven of the last eight from Wenatchee... the first time ever the Sox have lost seven of eight to one team. No Outta Town Brooms AllowedSince West Coast League play began a decade ago the AppleSox have never been swept at home in a three-game series.  Tonight is no time to break this string.  Although when one goes back to the old days, Wenatchee did lose three-game league ...
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High temps, low thefts, trouble with Bells

Baseball Blubs by Bruce Bellingham 8, Wenatchee 1 last night Bellingham (13-5) at Wenatchee (13-9) 7:05 tonight. Ouch!With last night’s win Bellingham has now won six of the last seven from Wenatchee and three of the last four at Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium. Law Abiding SoxThefts on the decrease.  Wenatchee is averaging 0.86 stolen bases per game in 22 WCL outings.  This ranks 13th in team history.  Only in 2000 (0.83) and 2004 (0.75) did they swipe less.   Hot JuneThe month just completed tied for the second warmest June in the AppleSox 15 ...