The Kamloops NorthPaws dropped two of three games to the visiting Wenatchee AppleSox over the BC Day long weekend.
Wenatchee won the first two games by scores of 14-10 and 12-10 before Kamloops rebounded in the third and final contest with a 11-6 victory.
Wenatchee is now tied with the Edmonton Riverhawks atop the West Coast League North Division standings in the second half of the season. Both have records of 12-9. The Bellingham Bells, the division’s first-half winner, is right behind at 11-10.
Kamloops, with an overall record of 21-25, is fifth overall in the North Division, on the heels of Victoria (22-26) for the final playoff spot. Nipping at the NorthPaws’ tail are the Kelowna Falcons (20-25), against which Kamloops will play the next four games.
The first contest is on Monday (Aug. 1) in Kelowna, followed by a three-game series at Norbrock Stadium on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with 6:35 p.m. start times each night.
Those will be the final games of the regular season as the NorthPaws will finish the campaign with a three-game set in Bellingham from Aug. 5 to Aug. 7.