Sox Lose 3rd Straight, Dunk Eric for a Good Cause


Sox Fall to Walla Walla in 3rd Straight Loss

WENATCHEE, WA – Walla Walla scored 3 in the 6th and 2 in the 7th to down the Wenatchee AppleSox last night at Paul Thomas, Sr. Stadium 7-to-3…
Nick Nyquist continued his hot-hitting for the Sweets, going 3-for-5 with a run to improve his batting average to .423 on the summer so far. Curtis Bafus took the loss on the mound for the ‘Sox, going 6-innigns and allowing 5-runs, 3 of which earned, on 7-hits with 3-walks and 4 strikeouts. Wenatchee’s lone highlight came in the top of the third on a leadoff, solo home run by Jake Taylor, his first of the season.

The loss marked the third in a row for Wenatchee and 5th out of their last 6 games. They’ll try to get back on the winning track tonight with Walla Walla in town for a 7:05 game as Sam Wong will go up against Bryce Moyle.

Also in the West Coast League last night…
It was Corvallis edging Port Angeles 9-8; Victoria scoring 4-runs in the top of the 5th and having that be enough on a 4-3 win at Bend; Bellingham won on the road at Cowlitz 6-4; and Dan Pruit went 3-for-5 with his second homer of the season to lead Kelowna past Yakima Valley 9-2. So yes, all the road teams were victorious last night across the West Coast League. In a non-league game last night, Portland got by Gresham 9-4.

On tap tonight in the WCL, it’s Port Angeles hosting Corvallis; Bellingham at Cowlitz; Yakima hosting Kelowna; Victoria at Bend; and Walla Walla here in Wenatchee. In the only non-league game tonight, Gresham plays at Portland.

Mariners Fall to Yankees by Long Ball and Pitching

Marco Gonzalez and the Seattle Mariners got a lesson on the long ball and good pitching last night in the Bronx as New York blasted Seattle 9-to-2…
Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar, Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres all homered for the Yankees as New York improved to 48-and-22 with the win. Gonzalez ended up going six and a third innings, allowing 6-runs on 8-hits with 5 strikeouts. Meanwhile, Seattle managed only two hits in the game, one a home run by Nelson Cruz in the top of the 7th, his 18th of the season. Domingo Germaan got the win, going 7-innings, allowing 2-runs on 2-hits with 9 strikeouts.

The Mariners are trying to snap a two game losing streak today with Felix Hernandez on the mound, going up against the Yankees Jonathan Loaisiga (loh-AYE-see-gah).

Also in the American League West last night…
Tampa Bay stopped Houston 2-to-1, and in the process, ended the Astro’s 12-game winning streak. Texas won its second straight, downing Kansas City 4-1. Los Angeles, with talking heads saying the Angels aren’t doing enough for all-world Mike Trout, beat Arizona in interleague play 6-4. And Oakland topped San Diego in 10-innings on Jed Lowrie’s 2-run home run in the top of the 10th.

Dunk Eric Granstrom for Alzheimers During Longest Day

Finally, you will have the chance to dunk me tomorrow…
It’s all in support of Alzheimer’s Association during The Longest Day. I’ll be at Blossom Valley’s event tomorrow, which runs from 11am to 6pm. You can come dunk me for a donation to help support the effort to find a cure for Alzheimer’s and Dementia. For those who don’t know, my Mom has Dementia and my Grandfather died from Alzheimer’s disease.
Mom’s dementia has progressed very rapidly over the past year and a half and she will soon require full-time care. She and Dad have been married 52-years and her birthday happens to be this weekend. So this cause is very near and dear to me, so if you could come out and dunk me tomorrow at Blossom Valley Assisted Living on Orchard Avenue, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be in the dunk tank starting at 1:30, so I hope to see you there. And yes, we will have the cameras there to capture the event.

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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).