UW Softball Loses, AppleSox Home Opener, ACH Wins Again


Husky Softball Falls to FSU in 1st Game 1-0

WENATCHEE, WA – The Washington Softball did something for the first time in the entire College Softball World Series Monday…they LOST!…
Florida State’s Meghan King threw a complete-game, 5-hit shutout of Washington with 6 strikeouts to hand the UW with a 1-nothing loss in the first game of the best-of-three series. Washington couldn’t get the bats going in this one and committed 2, uncharacteristic errors in losing for the first time in the entire tournament.

FSU’s only run came in the top of the 6th inning on a solo home run by Anna Shelnutt off Washington freshman Gabbie Plain. The two teams play Game 2 today at 5 o’clock with the telecast LIVE on ESPN. If the Huskies can bounce back and win today, it would force a deciding Game 3 tomorrow at 5 o’clock.

Wenatchee Sports Medicine Team Place 4th at Nationals

Add another trophy to the case for the Wenatchee High School Sports Medicine Team…
The Panthers placed 4th in the large school category and 5th overall at the National Sports Medicine Competition recently. Issaquah High School won the overall championship. Wenatchee High Senior Gray Kolde (COLD-ee) placed 5th in the National Competition and is a three-time All-American. This follows Kolde’s 1st place finish at State. Courtney Grimm and Alex Albert tied for 23rd nationally.

Sports Medicine Instructor and Athletic Trainer Dale Blair said his team competed at the National level through computer-based testing and FaceTime practical evaluation.

AppleSox Celebrate Home-Opener with Non-league Tilt

The Wenatchee AppleSox hold their 2018 home-opener tonight at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field against the River City Athletics…
Wenatchee won 2-of-3 West Coast League games over the weekend in Victoria against the HarbourCats. Tonight is the first of three-consecutive non-league games for the ‘Sox. Following tonight’s 7:05 game, Wenatchee hosts the Northwest Honkers tomorrow and then the Highline Bears on Thursday.

Almira-Coulee-Hartline Wins State 1B Scholastic Cup

Almira-Coulee-Hartline is the WIAA State 1B Scholastic State Champions for this school year. The year-long competition recognizes the top school in each of the six WIAA classifications based on academic, athletic and sportsmanship excellence.

The Warriors won State Championships in football, baseball and softball to help propel the school to its second-consecutive 1B Scholastic Cup. ACH’s football team excelled on and off the field, picking up the Academic State Championship as well, joining the boys basketball team with that honor. Here are the winners…

WIAA Says Committee Will Seed State Football Playoffs

Speaking of the WIAA, an article appearing in yesterday’s Seattle Times says the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Executive Board has decided to create committees to seed the 2018 state football field.

According to the article, the board approved a plan created in April from a committee formed to study the use of Rating Percentage Index (or RPI) in seeding state tournaments for all sports. RPI has been used to seed the state basketball tournaments the last two seasons.

The committee won’t pick who is in the tournament, it will just seed the teams that qualify for it. Details are to be worked out this summer.

Mariners Head to Houston for Divisional Showdown

The Seattle Mariners are in Houston for a quick, two-game series against the Astros in a battle for first in the American League West…
James Paxton goes up against Dallas Keuchel (KIKE-ihl) in tonight’s matchup at 5:10. “Big Maple”, Paxton is 4-and-1 with a 3.13 Earned Run Average. Keuchel is off to a slow start this season with a 3-and-7 record despite a rather good 3.65 ERA. Seattle goes into Houston with a full, one-game lead on the Astros in the division.

Mariners Select Logan Gilbert with 1st Pick in MLB Draft

While the current team was on the plane destined for Houston Monday, the club was drafting a pitcher in the 1st round of the Major League Baseball Draft Monday. Head of amateur scouting, Scott Hunter, says the Mariners drafted right handed pitcher Logan Gilbert with the 14th overall selection…

Seattle followed that up with a 2nd round selection of Louisville junior centerfielder Josh Stowers with the 54th overall selection.

The MLB Draft continued today with the Mariners taking both ends of the battery. The M’s used their 3rd round pick on catcher Cal Raleigh of Florida State. Then followed in consecutive rounds choosing left-handed pitcher Michael Plassmeyer of the University of Missouri Columbia; righ-handed pitcher Nolan Hoffman of Texas A&M; right-handed reliever Joey O’Brien of the College of Southern Nevada; catcher Jake Anchia of Nova Southeastern University; and right-handed pitcher Joey Gerber of the University of Illinois.