Fan Vote Could Add Segura to All Star Roster

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Segura Leads Final Vote for All Star Game

WENATCHEE, WA – The Seattle Mariners and their fans are doing all they can to get Jean Segura added to the American League All Star Roster…
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As the Mariners boarded their flight to Anaheim Monday, the entire team and staff donned these SendSegura shirts in an effort to add the Seattle shortstop as a last-minute, fan-voted addition to the midsummer classic.

It’s the first time in the 18-years Major League Baseball has offered a Final Vote candidate that the Mariners have had a finalist named. Segura is second in the American League in hist, third in batting average at .330 and has been a huge contributor in helping the Mariners to the 4th best record in all of baseball. Fans have until 1 o’clock our time tomorrow to cast their votes on www.mlb.com/all-star/final-vote.

Segura is currently leading the vote to get in. If the fans are successful in getting him in, he’d join teammates Nelson Cruz, Mitch Haniger and Edwin Diaz as representatives for the American League at the All Star Game next Monday in Washington, D.C.

Mariners Face LA Angels in Anaheim for 1st of 3 Games

Meanwhile, Seattle takes its 57-and-34 record into Anaheim to face the L-A Angels in the first of three games tonight…
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The Halos sit a game over .500 and have slipped to fourth in the A-L West behind Houston, Seattle and red-hot Oakland. The A’s have won 8 of their past 10 games and 17 of their past 21 after a 2-0 win over the Astros last night.

Seattle will send Mike Leake to the mound to face Garrett Richards. Leak is 8-and-5 with a 4.11 ERA while Richards is 5-and-4 with a 3.42 earned run average. After playing three against the Angels, the Mariners will have three in Colorado before next week’s All Star break.

Oakland Continues Hot Play with 2-0 Win over Houston

While the Mariners were idle Monday for a travel day, three other American League West teams were in action…
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JD Martinez hit a 3-run home run, his league-leading 28th of the season, to power Boston past Texas 5-nothing.
Stephen Piscotty hit his third home run in three days as Oakland shut out Houston 2-nothing.

AppleSox Begin Second Half with Bells in Wenatchee

The Wenatchee AppleSox officially begin the second-half of the summer collegiate season tonight with the first of three against Bellingham…
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The red-hot Bells were the 1st half North Division winners, jumping out to an 18-and-8 record to secure a post-season berth in the West Coast League. Expansion franchise Portland won the South Division 1st half with a 17-and-9 record.

Hunter Boyd will get the start on the mound tonight for the 7:05 game at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field. Taylor Davis will go for the Bells. After three games here in Wenatchee, the teams will move to Joe Martin Field in Bellingham for another three games over the weekend.

Kelowna and Corvallis picked up wins in a slim schedule last night…
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Briley Knight led a 10-hit attack for the Knights in a 10-2 win over Victoria, going 2-for-5 with a run and 3-RBI’s.

Cowlitz and Kelowna combined for 31-hits and 22-runs in an offensive showcase at Elks Stadium in B.C. last night as the Falcons won 14-to-8. Trent Tinglestad led 5-players with at least three hits in the game, going 4-for-6 with a double and two runs.

Coming up tonight in the West Coast League, Cowlitz is at Kelowna; Bend travels to Victoria; Portland takes on Walla Walla; and Yakima Valley hosts Corvallis. In a non-league game, the Port Angeles Lefties are hosting the Highline Bears.

Bafus Selected WCL Pitcher of the Week

AppleSox starting pitcher Curtis Bafus was selected West Coast League Pitcher of the Week for his performance July 2-8…
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Bafus tossed 13 innings over two starts this week, and only allowed one earned run while posting a 1-1 mark and striking out 11. This summer, Bafus has made 6 appearances, 5 starts and logged 36.2 innings for the Sox. He is 3-3 with a 2.95 ERA while striking out 34 and walking only 9. As a junior with Virginia Commonwealth University, Bafus went 2-1 with a 3.81 ERA and one save over 16 appearances, 2 starts and 28.1 innings pitched.

Rams Remain Undefeated in WWFA Play

The Wenatchee Rams are 7-and-oh after a 42-7 win over the South Sounds Nighthawks over the weekend…
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With just two games remaining in the regular season, Wenatchee has a commanding lead for the regular season title in the Western Washington Football Alliance. Wenatchee travels to Arlington to play the Grizzlies this weekend before hosting the Tri City Rage in the regular season finale July 21st at the Apple Bowl.