Altenberger represents Sox well at WCL All-Star Game

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AppleSox All-Stars

The North brought 14-men to the plate in a 9-run second inning and coasted to a 14-to-1 win over the South in the West Coast League All-Star game last night…

North tops South 14-1 in WCL All-Star Game

Ryan Altenberger was 2-for-4 at the plate with a 3-run home run in the 6th. He drove in four runs and scored twice. Sam Wyatt was efficient in his one inning on the mound, allowing no-runs on one-hit with one strikeout. Jake Saum’s inning included a run on one hit with no strikeouts or walks.

Wenatchee’s back at it in the second half of the season with the first of three games at Walla Walla tonight at 6:35. Ryan Long will get the start for Wenatchee tonight. The Sweets have not announced a starter.

West Coast League Schedule

Also in league play tonight, it’s Yakima Valley at Kelowna at 6:35. Portland will host Corvallis at 7:05pm. And in a non-league game, Port Angeles hosts the Redmond Dudes at 6:35.

AppleSox trail Victoria in standings

Let’s remind you about where the AppleSox sit in the second half standings of the North Division of the West Coast League…

West Coast League North Standings

The first-half winner Victoria is in 1st at 9-and-4. Wenatchee is second at 8-and-4, a half-game back. Yakima Valley is sitting 2-games back and Port Angeles 2-and-a-half back. So from here on out, every game is a playoff game for the AppleSox, needing to finish at one or two in the second half to reach the playoffs.

AppleSox and Pickles coming to NCWLIFE this Saturday

Speaking of the AppleSox, we’ll feature the home squad this Saturday on the NCWLIFE Channel…

NCWLIFE Schedule

Wenatchee hosts the Portland Pickles, which we’ll bring you LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel Saturday with the pregame at 6:15, and the first pitch at 6:35. We’ll also be back at Paul Thomas, Sr. Stadium the following Saturday as Wenatchee winds down the schedule with Yakima Valley in town.

Odor with two homers leads Texas past Seattle

Rougned Odor hit two of Texas’ four home runs as the Rangers beat Seattle 7-2 last night at T-Mobile Park…

Texas tops Seattle 7-2

Odor hit one of three Texas home runs off Seattle starter Tommy Milone. Milone lasted 6-innings, allowing 6-runs on 9-hits with 5-striketous. His record dropped to 1-and-5.

Vogelbach hits two home runs to lead Seattle to series win over Texas

Now today, Seattle won the rubber match of the three-game series by downing the Rangers 5-to-2…

Mariners beat Rangers 5-3

Daniel Vogelbach led the way with two solo home runs off left-handed starter Mike Minor. He’d only hit 2 of his 25 home runs off lefties so far this season and then cranked two today.

On the mound, Mike Leake was impressive again, getting the victory to improve to 9-and-8. He went 7-innings, allowing 3-runs on 9-hits with 7-strikeouts. Roenis Elias worked the 9th for his 13th save of the season, getting two ground-outs and a fly out against three batters.

The Mariners now welcome Detroit into town for the first of a four game series tomorrow night at 7:10 with Drew VerHagen going for the Tigers. The Mariners have not yet announced who will start.

A’s top Astros, Angels win battle of LA

Also in the American League West last night…

American League West Scoreboard

Ramon Laureano’s ground-rule double scored Mark Canha in the top of the 11th inning and Oakland edged Houston 4-3.

Mike Trout homered and Cole Calhoun drove in two runs as the Angels topped the Dodgers in the battle of Los Angeles 5-4.

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Eric Granstrom
Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in Wenatchee with his dog Oakley and has one daughter, Gracie (18) who is a freshman at Central Washington University.