AppleSox remain unbeaten in non-league play

Sox Shut Out Cascade Collegiate

Brett Garcia and three relievers combined on a 5-hit shutout of Cascade Collegiate in a 13-nothing win for Wenatchee last night at Paul Thomas, Sr. Stadium. “Voice” of the AppleSox, Joel Norman, has more…

AppleSox Wrap 2019-07-31

AppleSox Wrap 2019-07-31

Brett Garcia was phenomenal on the mound last night, allowing no runs on 1-hit with 12-strikeouts and 2-walks. Peter Sanchez relieved for 2-innings, allowing just a hit and striking out two. Finally, normal position players finished things up on the mound with Ryan Altenberger and Kodie Kolden pitching the last two innings.

AppleSox top Cascade Collegiate 13-0

At the plate, Brett Gillis was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Dalton Harum also had a two-hit night with 2-runs.

Wenatchee’s off until Friday when it hosts Yakima Valley in the first of a three-game series at 6:35.

HabourCats take half-game lead

West Coast League Scoreboard

Chase Meidroth’s RBI-single in the bottom of the 10th gave Victoria a walk-off, 5-4 win over Cowlitz. The win propelled the HarbourCats a half-game in front of Wenatchee in the West Coast League’s North Division race.
Cole Hinkelman had two, two-run home runs to lead Bellingham past Ridgefield 8-to-1. CJ Varela and two relievers combined to keep the Raptors to 1-run on 5-hits with 10-strikeouts.

Port Angeles was also a winner, downing Kelowna 4-1 behind 7-innings of 1-run ball thrown by Joe Kinsky. Baxter Halligan did the damage at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a run and 2-RBI’s.

Briley Knight went 3-for-4 with 3-runs and 3-RBI’s to lead Corvallis over Bend 8-to-1. The Knights are now 33-and-10 on the season.

Chase Luttrell was 3-for-4 with 2-RBI’s in a losing effort as his Portland Pickles fell to Walla Walla 5-3.

And in another non-league game, Luke Schwartz RBI-single in the bottom of the 10th gave Yakima Valley a walk-off, 8-7 win over Highline. The win snapped the Pippin’s 3-game losing streak as they next head for Wenatchee on Friday.

AppleSox and Pippins on NCWLIFE

And we’ll have Saturday’s middle game of the three game series between the AppleSox and Pippins LIVE right here on the NCWLIFE Channel. Our pre-game with Eric Granstrom begins at 6:15 with the first pitch at 6:35.

Victoria leads Wenatchee by half game

Taking a look at the updated standings in the WCL’s North Division…

West Coast League North Standings

With the HarbourCats winning last night, Victoria now leads Wenatchee in the second-half standings by a half-game. Port Angeles is lurking behind the AppleSox, two games back at 10-and-7. Yakima Valley is 5-games out while Bellingham is 5-and-a-half games back.

WCL North Division Overall Standings

Again, if Victoria repeats as division winners in the second half like they did in the first, the second playoff spot goes to the team with the next-best overall record. Right now that’s Wenatchee at 24-and-21. But Bellingham is just a game back now at 22-and-21. The Lefties are also not out of it, trailing Wenatchee by 3-games at 20-and-23.

Sox host autograph party Sunday

If you’d like to get an autograph from an AppleSox player on the official team poster, you can do so this Sunday…

AppleSox Autograph Party

The entire team will be at Pybus Public Market Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30, signing this year’s team poster. There’s also a chance to win prizes with a raffle for AppleSox tickets and an autographed Marco Gonzales hat. It’s free to the public and sponsored by Parsons Photography, Sunny FM and Pybus Market.

Mariners trade away Leake and two pitchers to get four prospects

The Mariners made quite a few moves prior to the trade deadline yesterday, including trading away pitcher Mike Leake in the final seconds. Leake went to Arizona for Minor League infielder Jose Caballero. Seattle also dealt reliever Roenis Elias and Hunter Strickland to the Washington Nationals for three Minor League pitchers.

Mariner General Manager Jerry Dipoto says it turned out well for Seattle…

Jerry Dipoto on Trades 2019-07-31

Jerry Dipoto on Trades 2019-07-31

The biggest buyer at the trade deadline Wednesday was the Houston Astros. They traded away their farm to get six-time All Star Zack Greinke as well as right-handers Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini and catcher Martin Maldonado.

Mariners lose seesaw battle with Rangers

On the field Wednesday, the Mariners lost a seesaw battle with Texas 9-7 to see their 6-game winning streak come to an end…

Rangers top Mariners 9-7

Despite home runs from Austin Nola and Keon Broxton, Seattle couldn’t hold an early lead. Wade LeBlanc had a rough outing on the mound, lasting just 4-and-a-third and allowing 6-runs on 10-hits including home runs to Shin-Soo Choo and Willie Calhoun.

The Mariners will remain in the Lone Star State today and prepare to take on the Astros in Houston tomorrow at 5:10. Yusei Kikuchi will go for Seattle while Wade Miley takes the hill for Houston.

The rest of the AL West loses

Also in the American League West Wednesday…

American League West

Mike Trout’s 35th home run of the season was the Angel’s only run in a 6-1 loss to the Tigers. Detroit left the yard three times, including a 3-run bomb by Gordon Beckham in the 8th.

Roberto Perez hit two home runs as Cleveland clobbered Houston 10-to-4.

The Brewers bounced back from a walk-off the night before to edge the Athletics in Oakland 4-2.

Fight erupts at Seahawks Training Camp

The news out of Day 6 of Seahawks Training Camp is not necessarily good. First, there was a fight today between offensive guard Ethan Pocic and defensive tackle Jarran Reed. Coach Pete Carroll had to kick both out of practice and said it was a good example of how that can hurt a team…

Pete Carroll on Ejections 2019-08-01

Pete Carroll on Ejections 2019-08-01

The Blue Angels were practicing for their performance during Seafair this weekend, which Carroll said was a good chance to practice with noise.

Carroll also had the unfortunate news on defensive end L.J. Collier on an injury that’s going to keep him out for a while…

Pete Carroll on Collier Injury 2019-08-01

Pete Carroll on Collier Injury 2019-08-01

Seattle hosts the Denver Broncos a week from today in their first preseason game at CenturyLink Field. The season begins tonight with the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio between Atlanta and Denver.

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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 East Wenatchee with his wife, Marion and has one daughter, Gracie (21) and two stepsons Trent (26) and Taylor (21).