Homers help AppleSox top Falcons 6-4

AppleSox top Kelowna 6-4

Ryan Altenberger and Dalton Harum delivered home runs and the AppleSox extended its winning streak to seven games with a 6-4 win over Kelowna Wednesday…

AppleSox top Falcons 6-4

Altenberger’s 3-run home run erased a 2-0 deficit in the top of the 3rd inning. Harum’s 2-run shot came in the top of the 5th to make it 5-2 Wenatchee. Kody Darcy’s sacrifice fly in the 5th put the ‘Sox up 6-2 and they’d hold on for the 6-4 victory.

Ryan Long earned the victory on the mound, going 5-innings and allowing 2-runs on 6-hits with two strikeouts and a couple walks. Brett Gillis struck out seven in the final three frames to get his first save of the season.

Wenatchee will go for its third West Coast League sweep of the season tonight at 6:35, sending Seth Kuykendall to the mound.

Victoria edges Sweets in 19-innings

On the Les Schwab Scoreboard from other action in the West Coast League last night…

West Coast League Scoreboard

Bend and Yakima Valley combined for 24-runs and 25-hits in the Pippin’s 13-11 victory. Nick Israel was 2-for-4 with 4-RBI’s and Nick DiCarlo was 3-for-3 with 4-runs and 3-RBI’s in the win for Yakima Valley.

Joe Kinsky threw seven innings of 1-hit, 1-run ball with six strikeouts to lead Port Angeles over Cowlitz 4-3. Damiano Palmegiani went 1-for-2 with a solo home run for the Lefties.

Talk about a marathon! Victoria topped Walla Walla in 19-innings 4-to-3. The game at Borleske Stadium took 5-hours and 44-minutes with the two teams using a total of 13-pitchers. Chase Meidroth won it for the HarbourCats in the 19th with a sacrifice fly to score Chase Wehsener.

Alex Lambeau and Darius Perry hit home runs to lead Portland to a 7-3 win over Bellingham. Lambeau’s was a lead-off shot in the 4th while Perry’s was a 2-run bomb in the 8th as the Pickles improved to 4-and-1 in the second half, tying them with Corvallis for first place in the South Division.

And in a non-league game, Noah Taylor hit a two run home run and was 2-for-4 at the plate with 3-runs and 3-RBI’s to lead Ridgefield to a 16-0 win over Highline. Peter Allegro and two relievers combined in the 8-hit shutout, striking out nine.

‘Sox and ‘Cats remain stop North

Wenatchee remains atop the West Coast League North standings along with Victoria…

West Coast League North Standings

The AppleSox are 6-and-2 in the second half of the season while the HarbourCats are 7-and-3. Yakima Valley is a game-and-a-half back at 5-and-4. Port Angeles is two games back at 4-and-4. Bellingham and Kelowna have just one win so far in the second half of the season.

Mariners hope home-cooking will end losing streak

The Mariner losing streak reached 6 with yesterday’s 10-2 loss at Oakland…

Mariners host Los Angeles Friday

Erik Swanson gave up a two run home run in the second and Tommy Milone gave up three home runs, including two to Mark Canha in Seattle’s 10-2 loss today. The Athletics ended up hitting 6 home runs with two each by Canha and Jurickson Profar.

Malex Smith and Tim Beckham each had two hits for Seattle, who have the day off today before hosting the Angels in the first of a three-game weekend series on Friday. Mike Leake will start for Seattle. Los Angeles has yet to announce their Friday starter.

Arizona belts Texas, Houston wins 60th game of season

To the Les Schwab Scoreboard we go for the rest of the American League West on Wednesday…

American League West Scoreboard

Arizona exploded for 19-runs on 21-hits, including five home runs, to beat Texas 19-to-4.

Michael Brantley and George Springer both went deep in Houston’s 11-2 win over the Angels.

Wednesday was a day when Houston won for the 60th time this season while the Mariners lost their 60th game. Seattle is 22-games behind the Astros in the American League West. Only Baltimore, Detroit, Toronto and Miami have worse records in all of Major League Baseball than the Mariners.

Seahawks rookies report to camp

Seahawks training camp doesn’t officially begin until next Thursday. But rookies reported to the VMAC in Renton yesterday…

Seahawks rookies report to camp

The coaching staff wanted to give draft picks and undrafted free-agent signees a chance to get work in without the pressure of the veterans around.

As Seattle prepares to begin its 10th season under the helm of Coach Pete Carroll, some nagging injuries have forced the team to put several players on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Four rookies, all draft picks, were placed on the PUP list: linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven (sports hernia); safety Marquise Blair (hamstring); defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas; and guard Phil Haynes. Additionally, undrafted free-agent rookie offensive lineman Demetrius Knox was placed on the non-football injury list.

Veterans will report for the official first day of training camp July 25th. The Seahawks’ first pre-season game is August 8th against Denver.