AppleSox win 6th straight with 14-6 win over Highline

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Sox over Bears 14-6

The Wenatchee AppleSox won their sixth in a row Sunday with a 14-6 win over the Highline Bears…

Wenatchee beats Highline 14-6

Ryan Altenberger was a triple shy of the cycle for the AppleSox as Wenatchee scored in double-figures for the third-straight game.

Altenberger and Cole McKenzie each had home runs for the ‘Sox in their 17-hit attack.

Joel Norman had the call on the Wenatchee AppleSox Radio Network with the video courtesy of the AppleSox Facebook stream…

Jake Saum pitched an inning in relief for the win, walking one and striking out two as Wenatchee improved its non-league record to 3-and-oh.

Wenatchee will have a day off today as they travel to Victoria to take on the HarbourCats in the first of three games tomorrow. Following the series in Victoria, the AppleSox stay west of the Cascades for three games at Cowlitz.

West Coast League Scoreboard

Also in the West Coast League Sunday…

West Coast League Scoreboard

Troy Viola hit a three-run home run and Jack Machtolf was 3-for-5 with 4-RBI’s to lead Bellingham past Bend 12-to-4.

Chase Wehsener’s 2-run double highlighted a 3-run 9th inning as Victoria came from behind to beat Portland 7-5. Jason Willow also went 3-for-5 with 2-RBI’s for the HarbourCats, as they prepare to host Wenatchee.

Briley Knight was 2-for-3 with 4-RBI’s; Jake Holcroft was 4-for-5 with 2-runs as Corvallis beat Yakima Valley 10-7. Matthew Gretler was also 3-for-5 with a couple RBI’s as the Knights improved to 8-and-6. The Pippins fell to 8-and-9.

Matthew Christian was 3-for-5 with a 2-run home run to lead Port Angeles to a 10-5 win at Walla Walla.

Luke Price and Braden DeBenedictis each had 3-hits as Cowlitz topped Kelowna 8-6. The Black Bears scored 2-insurance runs in the 8th to improve to 5-and-13 on the season.

AppleSox tied for 3rd in latest standings

Here’s the latest standings in the West Coast League North Division while the rest of the league played and the AppleSox played two, non-league games…

West Coast League North Standings

Bellingham remains in first at 12-and-6 with Victoria a game back at 11-and-7. Yakima Valley sits in 3rd at 8-and-9 while the AppleSox are technically tied for third, 3-and-a-half games back at 7-and-8. Port Angeles is 7-and-11 in 5th while Kelowna remains on the bottom of the North Division standings at 5-and-10.

US Women advance to quarterfinals with penalty kicks over Spain

Megan Rapinoe scored both US goals on penalty kicks and the women’s national team advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women’s World Cup today with a 2-1 win over Spain…

US Women top Spain 2-1

Rapinoe’s first P-K goal came in the 7th minute. Spain quickly countered to tie it in the 9th minute on a goal by Jennifer Hermoso. It was the first goal scored against the US in the entire tournament.

The game entered the second half tied at 1 until the 76th minute on a controversial call that put Rapinoe up again for a penalty kick. She cashed in and the U-S will be head to the quarterfinals Friday against France.

Skyhawks cruise in 52-20 win over Fire

The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks jumped out to a 38-12 halftime lead and cruised to a 52-20 win over Tri-Cities Saturday on the road…

Skyhawks beat Fire 52-20

Wenatchee Valley improved to 5-and-6 with the win with one game remaining, against the Fire. Tri-Cities dropped to 0-10 as the two teams will wrap up the regular season Friday night at 7 in the Town Toyota Center.

Cold, breezy and busy night at WVSO

It was another busy night of racing at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval Saturday night on a breezy, cool evening…

Wenatchee Valley's Super Oval Results

Tacoma’s Mike Charles took the checkered flag in the Johnson Electric Bump 2 Pass A-Main. In the first Main event for the Jerry’s Auto Supply Pro Late Models, Wenatchee’s Jan Evans finished first. Quincy’s Glenn Knutson took the second main for the Pro Late Models. The Plump Perfect Roadrunners Main event winner was East Wenatchee’s RT Greiner. And East Wenatchee’s Seth Frazier took the checkered flag in the street stocks Main event.

The next race at WVSO will be July 6th with the Pro Late Models, Thunder Cars, Roadrunners and Pro 4 Trucks all scheduled to race.

Crawford leads Mariners past O’s

J.P. Crawford went 4-for-4 with a home run and 4-RBI’s as Seattle stopped Baltimore 13-3…

Mariners top Orioles 13-3

Mac Williamson also hit a 2-run home run as the Mariners took three of four from the Orioles in the 4-game, weekend series.

Yusei Kikuchi lasted 6-innings to earn his first victory since May 19th, allowing 3-runs on 5-hits with 5 walks and 3-strikeouts.

Seattle has a travel day today and begin interleague play in Milwaukee tomorrow at 5:10.

Houston snaps losing streak by topping Yankees

Also in the American League West Sunday…

American League West Scoreboard

Houston snapped a 7-game losing streak with a grand slam home run by Tyler White, one of four Astro home runs to beat the Yankees 9-4.

Delino DeShields went 3-for-3 with 2-RBI’s to lead Texas past the Chicago White Sox 7-to-4. Adrian Sampson was also stellar on the mound for the Rangers, allowing 1-run on 7-hits in 7-innings with 4-strikeouts to improve his record to 6-and-4.

Travis d’Arnaud was 2-for-5 with a 2-run home run and 3-RBI’s to lead Tampa Bay past Oakland 8-2. The Rays scored 5-runs in the 4th inning to open up a lead it would never surrender.

After a wild 9th inning where the Angels scored 4-runs in the top of the inning, only to allow 4-runs in the bottom of the 9th, Los Angeles held on to beat St. Louis 6-4. David Fletcher led the way, going 2-for-4 with 2-runs and 2-RBI’s.