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Leftover WCL All-Star Game thoughts

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I finally caught up with Wenatchee AppleSox manager Ed Knaggs to get his thoughts on Tuesday night's West Coast League All-Star Game at Walla Walla's Borleske Stadium.

Knaggs and Sox assistants Rob Hippi and Sean Winston coached the East All-Stars against the West squad managed by Corvallis Knights skipper Brooke Knight.

The West won the game 3-2 in a pitching-dominated matchup, but the East had runners on second and third with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Kitsap BlueJackets reliever Colin Feldtman struck out the final two East batters to end the game.

All in all, Knaggs seemed very impressed with how the host Walla Walla Sweets, their fans and the management team treated the event.

"Everything was very impressive. Everything, down to the details was done very well," Knaggs said. "There were all sorts of logos painted on the field, and it was really first-class."

Knaggs said he was pleased with how the AppleSox' four All-Stars — pitchers Derek Callahan and Tyler Kane, starting shortstop Mitchell Gunsolus and starting center fielder Ty Moore — acquitted themselves among the WCL's best.

"The pitchers threw well, Ty didn't have much to show for it but hit the ball well and Mitchell scored our first run," Knaggs said. "It was just neat to see all the teams and all of the kids together."

There has already been speculation on the site of next year's All-Star Game, but all parties seem certain that the event will return to a West Division venue.

Cowlitz's Story Field and Klamath Falls' Kiger Stadium are the two likeliest candidates, since Corvallis hosted the 2010 game.

Knaggs noted that Cowlitz would be more travel-friendly since it's centrally located among WCL markets.

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