Defensive alignments have taken over baseball in recent years. The tsunami of information, spray charts and scouting reports has given managers boatloads of data on where hitters tend to direct their balls in play. This has resulted in dramatic defensive shifts, particularly in the infield where positions are temporarily redefined. Third basemen play shortstop; shortstops play second; second baseman play shallow right. It’s a topsy-turvy baseball Bizarro World.
GRESHAM, Ore. — That third game has been a killer. For the last three league series, the Wenatchee AppleSox have won the first two games to put themselves in position to sweep. But in each series, game three has been their downfall. Sunday was no exception. After winning big Friday and Saturday, the AppleSox blew a 6-0 lead and lost to the Gresham GreyWolves 11-9 at Oslund Field.
ARLINGTON — In case any fans were worried that the Wenatchee Valley Rams had lost their spark after a home loss to Puyallup Nation and a somewhat-shaky road win over the Washington Cavaliers, let Saturday’s 63-0 obliteration of the Arlington Grizzlies serve notice to the rest of the Western Washington Football Alliance that the Rams have put those setbacks behind them.
Racers Jason Walker, at right, and Domenico Futia make their way down the trail between Lake Clara and where the trail intersects with the Liberty-Beehive road. The Mission GranDuro mountain bike race was held Saturday at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort. RunDuro runner Craig Vander Hart runs down a steep and rocky section of trail, as biker Joshua Crutcher follows. Starting at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort, the GranDuro and RunDuro races on Saturday utilized parts of following trails: Pipeline Trail, Clara Lake Trail, Liberty-Beehive Road, Mission Ridge ...
GRESHAM, Ore. — Talk about reverse psychology. After winning the first two contests of their six-game Oregon road trip, the Wenatchee AppleSox lost 9-1 to the Bend Elks on Thursday. Wenatchee flipped that score around on Friday using a 12-hit attack to pound the Gresham GreyWolves 9-1 at Oslund Field.
BEND, Ore. — The visiting Wenatchee AppleSox allowed five runs in the fourth inning and three runs in the seventh inning in a lopsided 9-1 loss to the Bend Elks in the series finale at Vince Genna Stadium. Wenatchee recorded two hits in the contest.
Baylee Toftness, 5, passes a ball in between the legs of Cameron Silver, a sophomore player at Wenatchee Valley College, during a passing exercise at a basketball camp hosted by WVC on Wednesday. WVC men’s basketball coach Brett McGinnis, along with WVC staff members and volunteers help put on the camp, which helped ballers in Kindergarten through eighth grade hone their skills during sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the college.
BEND, Ore.— Don’t let the slow 0-7 start fool you. This Wenatchee AppleSox team is talented. After using 16 hits to blank the Bend Elks on Tuesday, the Sox added another 15 knocks en route to a tidy 5-3 win over Bend on Wednesday at Vince Genna Stadium.
Jonathan Rodriguez has been around the block once or twice. One of the most experienced players on Wenatchee FC’s roster, Rodriguez has borne witness to the steady, yet sharp, progression of professional soccer in Wenatchee over the past few years. Not long ago, the Wenatchee Fire indoor team was the only option for players wishing to extend their careers past college in the Valley. That’s no longer the case.
WENATCHEE -- After a week of open voting on social media sites, the Wenatchee Wild fan base selected the team’s new slogan for the 2016-17 season from a pool of three finalists. This year’s team will adopt the slogan, “Power of the Pack” for the upcoming BCHL season.
BEND, Ore. — The lengthy bus ride from Wenatchee to Bend lasts over six hours, not including traffic or pit stops. Though far from home, the Wenatchee AppleSox touch home nearly a dozen times Tuesday as they showed no signs of bus legs in an 11-0 thumping of the Bend Elks in front of 1753 fans at Vince Genna Stadium. Wenatchee has now won five of its last six and the game marked the first of 17 straight contests.
WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Wild have been busy this offseason with a restructuring of the front office, and the organization is pleased to welcome their latest addition, Katie Lenerville, who will serve as the Director of Sales and Marketing.
Fishing on any body of water is always a cheap and affordable way to enjoy being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. Getting paid to do it, however, makes it that much better. Such was the case with the Wenatchee Pike Minnow Derby that occurred June 18-19, which was held by the East Wenatchee Rotary Club and the generous sponsors of Bob Feil Boats and Motors, Hooked on Toys, Weinstein Beverages, Bi-Mart, and the Chelan County PUD.
WENATCHEE — Grady Miller has been Mr. Sunday for the Wenatchee AppleSox so far this season, working all three starts on the traditional day of rest. For five frames on Sunday, the lefty from Wenatchee dominated and frustrated the San Francisco Seals, fanning eight before giving up two runs in an arduous sixth inning as the Sox fell down 3-1.