August 17, 1960 & August 17, 1985

50 Years Ago Today:


Second walk-off loss in a row for the Foxes in Sioux City.  The Soos got a run in the bottom of the ninth on a leadoff homer by Joe Ala.

The Foxes are 71-45 on the season.  They still lead the Three-I League, but their advantage over Sioux City is down to 7-1/2 games.

25 Years Ago Today:

...............................R H..E
APPLETON FOXES...000 000 101 - 2.4..3
WATERLOO INDIANS 040 010 20x - 7 10 2

Mike Bellman no-hit the Foxes until Pete Venturini doubled in the seventh inning.  The Post-Crescent story notes that Bellman had pitched back-to-back shutouts heading into the game against the Foxes.  That streak of 25 scoreless innings by Bellman was broken on an RBI single by Tom Forrester's RBI single. In the ninth, Venturini tripled and scored on a passed ball.

But, the Indians got all of the runs they needed in the second inning.  Bernardo Brito hit a three-run homer off Ken Reed.

Bellman struck out nine and didn't walk a batter in his complete game victory.  Reed took one for the team and pitched eight innings for a complete game.

The Foxes are 79-44.  They still lead the Northern Division of the Midwest League by 11 games over second place Kenosha.

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