WENATCHEE – The one-way trip from Walla Walla to Wenatchee is long enough under ideal conditions. But back-to-back late-inning losses on the road can stretch those miles even longer for a traveling baseball team.
SAN DIEGO — Robinson Cano drove in three runs with a homer, a bases-loaded single and a double and Taijuan Walker picked up his fifth straight win Wednesday afternoon as the Seattle Mariners right-hander and four relievers combined for a three-hit, 7-0 win over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.
QUINCY — A modest cloud of dry dust plumes above second base, briefly polluting the thick summer air as a runner slides in safely for a double. Small patches of shade, created by tall trees and tarp-composed tents house clusters of sweat-drenched spectators, quickly hustling from spot to spot seeking shady refuge from the sun’s indifferent rage.
WENATCHEE -- Hours before the Sleepy Hollow Fire swept through the Broadview neighborhood and destroyed fruit packing warehouses in north Wenatchee,12s in the Wenatchee Valley enjoyed a far lighter mood.
VICTORIA, British Columbia — The AppleSox fended off the Victoria HarbourCats 1-0 on Saturday when Sox pitchers Hunter Wells and Brian Gadsby combined for a four-hit shutout, a game that was a near complete opposite of Friday’s contest at Sports Traders Diamond.
Wenatchee FC battled to a scoreless draw with Seattle Stars FC as temperatures reached 100 degrees on the pitch at Mike Hollis Field Saturday night. The Capitals largely failed to display either the aggressive defending that led to a 1-0 victory over Vancouver on June 13 or the 3 goal offensive outburst which earned a draw with Yakima United last week.
OMAHA, Neb. — Brandon Waddell worked out of early trouble to pitch seven innings, Pavin Smith hit a home run and drove in three runs and Virginia defeated Vanderbilt 4-2 to win the College World Series championship Wednesday night at TD Ameritrade Park.
WENATCHEE — Every rally starts with the best of intentions. Bleakness hung over Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium on Wednesday like an evening haze in the bottom of the fourth inning as the Wenatchee AppleSox trailed the Yakima Valley Pippins 5-0 and were being outhit 12-3.
WENATCHEE - Coaches are a different breed. They possess an uncanny ability to find flaws in wins and silver linings in losses that the average pom-pom waving, 'C'mon, Blue!' yelling fan might not discern.
The Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club sent three teams to Yakima to compete in a United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest 40-and-over mixed doubles tournament last weekend. Local teams competed against other club teams from Central Washington and North Central Oregon.