ALMOST A MONTH EXACTLY
The AppleSox nearly spaced their two home walkoffs by exactly a month...Parker Price hit a game-winning RBI single for the AppleSox in their only other walkoff win of the season, June 8 versus the Victoria HarbourCats in the team’s home-opener...Cole McKenzie delivered 29 days later on July 7, to win the series-opener against Kelowna last night...coincidentally the first walkoff was the first of Wenatchee’s nine-straight game-one wins, and last night’s was to keep the streak going.
SPEAKING OF GAME 1
Wenatchee is an outstanding 9-1 in game ones this season and 5-0 at home, wearing the traditional white diamond logo uniforms.
With a series win tonight, the AppleSox would surpass last year’s season-series win mark of six...the AppleSox tied the 2016 team’s mark in the first half, after sweeping Port Angeles.
HOME WINNING STREAK
Wenatchee is now 13-3 at home, including non-league games, and has won seven-straight home games (four-consecutive in league play)...the AppleSox 10-3 home record (.769) is better than any other team in the WCL...Walla Walla is second with an 11-5 mark (.688).
No one in the WCL has played more one-run games than the AppleSox (12), who are 7-5 in those contests.
JUST HOW STRONG IS THE WCL NORTH?
Let’s put it this way...three of the WCL’s top-record teams for the season reside in the WCL North...none of those three teams won the first-half title in the North, and only one of those three will make the WCL Playoffs come August...seems unfair.
WHERE THE RECORD STANDS
Wenatchee’s 16-12 mark is the third-best in the WCL...the only teams with better records are Corvallis (21-10) and Bellingham (17-11)...Victoria, Walla Walla, and Kelowna, have the next best overall season records in the WCL...leaving 5-of-6 WCL North teams in the top-6 of the league standings.