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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 ...
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Everything you want to know about doubleheaders

Baseball Blubs by Bruce Wenatchee 5, Corvallis 2, last night Wenatchee (12-7) at Corvallis (10-9) 6:40 tonight. June 28 GamesThe Sox are batting .667 the 28th of June...they are 8-4.  They are 7-1 in league games and 3-2 on the road, and they have won on this date each of the past three seasons. DoubleheadersTwin bills are far and few between for Wenatchee these days.  That wasn’t always the case though.  In the days of the Pacific International League “let’s play two” occurred quite a bit.  The AppleSox have participated in 44 of these ...
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Shutout, 200 league wins at home as AppleSox roll

Baseball Blubs by Bruce Wenatchee 3, Corvallis 0,  last night. Corvallis (9-8) at Wenatchee (11-6) 7:05 tonight. 200 Home Wins at Home in League PlayThe Sox now have 200 league wins at home...46 in the Pacific International League and 154 in the West Coast League.  On their home diamond they are 200-103 against league foes. WhitewashWith the 3-0 victory last night the AppleSox recorded their 58th shutout...39 in league competition, 2 in playoffs and 17 in nonleague.  It was their 39th at home and third against Corvallis. Drawer Full of SoxWith Shaun Vetrovec playing for ...