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Sanderson Selected As New Sox Skipper

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WENATCHEE, WA – The Wenatchee AppleSox have named Ian Sanderson the fifth head coach in team history. Sanderson will replace Kyle Krustangel, who stepped down following the 2019 season.

“I am excited to add Ian to our team,” AppleSox owner Jose Oglesby said. “Ian brings his history of success in Victoria and Lower Columbia CC to Wenatchee. I am sure the success will follow him here as well. Ian knows the league and should be able to step right into what we are trying to accomplish. His enthusiasm and knowledge of the game will serve our players well.”

Sanderson brings a championship-pedigree to the AppleSox. He has coached at Lower Columbia College since 2015 as an associate head coach and pitching coach. The Red Devils have won the NWAC in four of the last five seasons, including each of the last three seasons.

Sanderson spent the last two seasons as the Victoria HarbourCats’ pitching coach and led his staff to a 3.65 ERA, second-best in the West Coast League in 2019. Victoria defeated Wenatchee in the Northern WCL Division Playoff Series, before losing to the Corvallis Knights in the WCL Championship Series this past August. He now moves south to continue coaching in the WCL.

“Ian will make an excellent addition to our team,” general manager Ken Osborne said. “He brings impressive experience as a coach at the collegiate level and I believe he is ready to make the jump to head coach for the AppleSox. We interviewed plenty of different and unique candidates and ultimately believed Ian was the best man for the job.”

Prior to coaching at Lower Columbia, Sanderson was the pitching coach at the University of Antelope Valley for the 2015 season after spending 2014 as Kent Meridian High School’s head baseball coach.

Sanderson also carries previous summer-ball coaching experience besides his time with the HarbourCats. His West Coast League debut dates back to 2016 when he was the pitching coach for the Gresham Greywolves, who eventually left the WCL after the following season. In 2017, Sanderson served as the pitching coach for the Fort McMurray Giants of the Western Canadian Baseball League.

Sanderson and the AppleSox kick off the 21st season in team history in June, 2020. The West Coast League will announce its full schedule in November. Season tickets can be purchased for as affordable as $130 by calling 509-665-6900 or emailing info@applesox.com.

Krustangel Resigns as AppleSox Head Coach

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WENATCHEE, WA - Kyle Krustangel informed AppleSox management that after three seasons at the helm, he will not return to the AppleSox in 2020.

Krustangel cited the grueling calendar year between both coaching the Yakima Valley Yaks of the NWAC and then the AppleSox in the summer as the primary reason behind his decision.

“First off, I want to thank all the fans, season-ticket holders and host families,” Krustangel said. “I’d also like to thank team owner Jose Oglesby, general manager Ken Osborne, assistant general manager Allie Schank and every single person that has made my wife, Katie, and I feel at home. It’s been an unbelievable three years to work for an arms-open community. It’s one of the toughest decisions I‘ve ever had to make. Having this job in addition to my Yakima Valley College head-coaching job makes it tough to stay championship-caliber at both places. I didn’t want to only give 80-percent to both organizations, I wanted to give 100-percent and be all-in. I didn’t feel that I could give that by continuing to coach both team. It’s been exciting to see the new direction that the organization is going under Jose’s ownership and it was a pleasure getting to the know all the great people of the Wenatchee Valley.”

In each of his first two seasons, Krustangel kept the AppleSox in contention for a postseason berth until the final weekend of the season. Krustangel broke through this past summer with his first playoff berth at the helm and the team’s first since 2013. The 2019 AppleSox set single-season WCL team records in home runs (36), RBI (275), stolen bases (102), runs (348) and consecutive home wins (12). Krustangel’s 83 wins are the second-most in AppleSox coaching history.

“We’d like to thank Coach Kyle for his three years with the AppleSox,” Osborne said. “I was very proud of the young men who he brought in. They not only were exceptional ballplayers, but also great people off the field that represented the organization well. Returning to the playoffs was a huge goal and we were thrilled to get there this past season. We understand his decision and wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors.”

Krustangel coached three players to the WCL All-Star Game in his first season before sending four more in each of his two successive seasons. Curtis Bafus won co-WCL Pitcher of the Year honors under Krustangel in 2018 and both Colby Nealy and Troy Stainbrook were two former AppleSox to be drafted after playing for Krustangel.

“We are thankful for Coach Krustangel’s years of service with the AppleSox,” Oglesby said. “It’s said that baseball teams take on the personality of their coaches. During Kyle’s tenure, the AppleSox showed resiliency, competitiveness and sportsmanship. They played the game the right way. We will miss him but know he will remain part of the AppleSox family.”

AppleSox management has begun the search for the fifth head coach in team history.

Nine AppleSox Earn 2019 All-WCL Honors

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Monday morning, the West Coast League announced its 2019 All-League Honors and award recipients.

AppleSox pitcher Jake Saum earned first-team honors. Catcher Hunter Montgomery, shortstop Kody Darcy and outfielder Ryan Altenberger all earned second-team honors. Blake Klassen, Kodie Kolden, Seth Kuykendall, Cole McKenzie and Johnny Sage all received honorable mentions.

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Saum, an incoming freshman at UCLA, went 4-1 with a 2.80 ERA in nine games, seven starts. He tossed at least five innings in all seven of his starts including a season-high eight on Aug. 7 against Ridgefield. Saum struck out 54 batters, sixth-most in the WCL, and punched out a season-high 10 batters on July 11 against Bend. He was one of four AppleSox All-Stars and also started Game 1 of the North Division Series against Victoria on Aug. 13. Saum tossed seven shutout innings and struck out 10 to lead the AppleSox to a 5-1 victory over the HarbourCats.

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Montgomery, an incoming junior at Portland, hit .230 with 5 HR and 26 RBI in 38 games. He primarily caught or DH’d, but also saw brief action at first and made on appearance on the mound. Montgomery’s five homers were third on the team and his 26 RBI tied for second. His 14 extra-base hits were second-most on the AppleSox. Montgomery’s finest game was a 4-for-5 effort against Cowlitz on June 28. The catcher hit a home run, stole a base, scored two runs and drove in four in a 10-2 AppleSox victory. Montgomery would drive in four runs two more times on July 14 and 16, the latter of which he hit his only grand slam of the season.

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Darcy, an incoming sophomore at Xavier, hit .305 with 6 HR and 27 RBI in 39 games. He played all four infield positions and even pitched once. He led the Sox with 27 RBI while his six home runs tied for the team lead and he recorded 12 multi-hit games, four of which were three-hit efforts. Darcy both tied and set the AppleSox single-season team home-run record with his fifth and sixth bombs of the year. His best game of the year was on July 11 when he he went 3-for-4 with 7 RBI and finished a single short of the cycle.

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Altenberger, an incoming junior at Xavier, hit .289 with 6 HR and 26 RBI in 43 games. He played every position on the field except for first base and catcher. Altenberger finished seventh in the WCL in walks with 31 and recorded eight multi-walk games. He tied for the team-lead in home runs and led the AppleSox in extra-base hits with 16. Altenberger was one of four AppleSox All-Stars and he reached base three times, homered and drove in four in the mid-summer classic. His finest effort of the season came on July 17 against Kelowna when he went 2-for-3 with two walks, a home run, a run scored, and 3 RBI in a 6-4 win.

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Klassen, an incoming freshman at Arizona, hit .338 with 1 HR and 25 RBI in 44 games. He recorded 14 multi-hit games and ended the season on a 20-game on-base streak. Klassen’s .338 batting average was fourth-best among qualified WCL hitters and his .455 on-base percentage was second-best. He led the AppleSox with 36 runs and five sacrifice flies and tied for the team-lead with 13 stolen bases. Klassen’s seven hit by pitches and 27 walks were both second-most on the AppleSox. His 3-for-4 effort with 1 RBI and two stolen bases against Yakima Valley on June 9 was his best game of the summer.

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Kolden, an incoming sophomore at Washington State, hit .290 with 3 HR and 26 RBI in 42 games. He played second, short, third, left field and even pitched once. Kolden led the AppleSox in at-bats (169) and hits (49) and finished second in doubles (10) and third in stolen bases (12). He recorded a team-best 11-game hitting streak from July 9-21, batting .365 (19-for-52) over it and seven of his 15 multi-hit games this summer came during the streak. Kolden’s best game was a 3-for-5 effort against Kelowna in which he reached base four times, homered, doubled, walked drove in two and scored four times.

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Kuykendall, an incoming junior at Western Oregon, went 2-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 10 games, six starts. He tossed at least five innings in all six of his starts and tossed six in Game 2 of the Division Series. The right-hander punched put 43 batters in 41.1 innings and struck out a season-high seven batters four times. Despite allowing seven hits and two walks on July 12, Kuykendall still struck out seven in six scoreless innings for his best start of the season. Before joining the rotation, Kuykendall tossed at least three innings of relief in two of his four relief outings.

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McKenzie, an incoming senior at Purdue, hit .370 with 1 HR and 12 RBI in 29 games. He started in center field and batted third in every game that he played in, providing a steady middle-of-the-order bat and defender. Though he didn’t qualify for the WCL batting title, McKenzie did lead all AppleSox batters that played at least 10 games. He tied for third in the WCL in hit by pitches with eight. McKenzie recorded at least one hit in all but six games and collected 12 multi-hit games, four of which were three-hit efforts. He earned a berth in the 2019 WCL All-Star Game, but did not play due to injury. McKenzie’s best game came on July 3 against Kelowna when he went 3-for-5 with a double, a hit by pitch, two runs and 2 RBI.

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Sage, an incoming senior at Purdue, hit .327 with 1 HR and 26 RBI in 37 games. He led the AppleSox with 17 multi-hit games and reached base in all of his final 24 games. Sage also led the AppleSox with 11 doubles and tied for the most stolen bases with 13. His .327 batting average was eighth-best in the WCL, marking the second consecutive summer that he finished in the top 10 in the league in batting. On Aug. 2, Sage became the second recipient of the AppleSox’ Tommy Watanabe Award and his best game was four days prior when he went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks and two runs scored in a 7-6 win over Portland.

Below is a full look at previous AppleSox award-winners in the WCL.

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Late Rally Not Enough as Sox' Season Ends

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VICTORIA, B.C. - The Wenatchee AppleSox’ 2019 season ended with an 8-7 loss to the Victoria HarbourCats in Game 3 of the 2019 West Coast League North Division Championship Series.

Trailing by two runs entering the ninth inning, the AppleSox loaded up the bases and scored four runs to take a two-run lead into the bottom of the frame. The HarbourCats scored three times in the bottom half of the inning to walk off the Sox.

After the AppleSox won Game 1 on Tuesday, the HarbourCats won each of the final two games to win the best-of-three series.

Victoria scored first for the first time in the series after three consecutive singles to open the bottom of the first inning. The Sox took the lead back when Cody Simmons drove in two with a two-RBI double in the fourth, but the HarbourCats tied it back up on Griffin Paxton’s second RBI-single of the night in the fifth.

Nick Adams launched a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth to give the HarbourCats a three-run lead, which proved to be the largest of the game for either team.

Despite trailing 5-2, the AppleSox wouldn’t go down quietly. Jashaun Simon doubled with two outs in the top of the seventh and scored when Brett Gillis singled and went to second on a throwing error.

The two teams had scored a combined eight runs through the first eight innings and nearly matched that total in the ninth inning alone. With one out, the AppleSox loaded up the bases and cut the deficit to one when Gillis hit a sacrifice fly. Tanner Smith added to the drama with a two-RBI double to right field and then scored on an RBI single by Torin Montgomery. All told, eight men came to the plate and four runs scored to give the AppleSox a 7-5 lead.

Though they needed just three outs to advance to the West Coast League Championship Series for the first time since 2013, the AppleSox couldn’t record an out in the bottom of the ninth. Nick Plaia led off with a single, Gus Wilson walked and then Griffin Paxton doubled in Plaia to make it a one-run game. Harrison Spohn second Victoria to its second Championship Series in three years with a 2-RBI, walk-off single to right field.

The HarbourCats will face the Corvallis Knights in the Championship Series starting Friday night at 6:35 in Victoria. Like the divisional round, this is a best-of-three series. Corvallis defeated Walla Walla, two-game-to-one, to advance to its fourth straight Championship Series. The Knights will look to add to their WCL-best six championships with another while the HarbourCats look for their first.

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AppleSox Fall in Game 2 in Victoria

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VICTORIA, B.C. - The AppleSox committed four errors in a 7-2 loss to the Victoria HarbourCats on Wednesday night at Royal Athletic Park.

Though the Sox struck first for the second straight night, they also stranded eight runners on the basepaths and didn’t collect a base-hit until the sixth inning.

In the first inning, Jashaun Simon drew the first of seven walks on the night to open up the ballgame and stole a couple bases to move to third and then scored on an error. However, the HarbourCats tied it back up after a solo home run in the bottom of the inning.

Two innings later, Wenatchee struck again with the bases loaded when Torin Montgomery reached base on a fielder’s choice. The HarbourCats took the lead with a two-out, two-run homer.

In the fifth, the AppleSox put runners and second and third to lead off the inning but ended up going down 1-2-3 after that. Victoria scored three times in the bottom of the inning and again for one more the sixth.

The Sox face the HarbourCats in a do-or-die Game 3 tonight at 6:35. Gavin Gorrell gets the ball for the AppleSox. Win, and the AppleSox face the winner of Game 3 between the Corvallis Knights and Walla Walla Sweets (also being played tonight) in the West Coast League Championship Series. Lose, and the Sox’ season comes to an end.

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Spectacular Saum Delivers Game 1 Victory Over Victoria

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WENATCHEE, WA - Jake Saum tossed seven shutout innings and the AppleSox defeated the Victoria HarbourCats, 5-1, in Game 1 of the North Division Championship Series on Tuesday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

Saum matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts and tossed three 1-2-3 innings. He has tossed at least five innings in all eight of his starts this summer.

At the plate, Tanner Smith drove in two and collected a pair of hits. Jermaine Ducham plated two and also recorded two hits.

The Sox loaded up the bases in the first inning and scored first when Brett Gillis drew a walk. Two innings later, the AppleSox tacked on another run when Jashaun Simon led off with a single when Ducham hit a sacrifice fly to right field.

In the fourth, the Sox busted out for three runs. Cody Simmons walked and Spencer Marenco walked with one out and then Smith doubled both in with two outs. On the first pitch to Ducham following a pitching change, he singled up the middle to plate Smith.

The HarbourCats scored their only run in the ninth.

Victoria and Wenatchee face off in Game 2 of the North Division Championship Series on Wednesday night at 6:35 p.m. at Royal Athletic Park. The game can be heard live on the AppleSox Radio Network with pregame coverage beginning at 6:10.

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AppleSox Open Postseason Tonight at 6:35

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The Wenatchee AppleSox host the Victoria HarbourCats in Game 1 of the North Division Championship Series of the West Coast League Playoffs tonight at 6:35 at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

The AppleSox clinched a postseason berth for the first time since and need four more wins to claim their sixth West Coast League Championship.

Game 2 is tomorrow night in Victoria at 6:35. If necessary, the two teams will meet up at Royal Athletic Park on Thursday night at 6:35.

Victoria enters tonight’s game as perhaps the top offensive team in the West Coast League this past season. The HarbourCats led the WCL in batting average (.292), on-base percentage (.390), slugging percentage (.440), home runs (54), RBI (339), total bases (873) and runs (415). They won both the first and second half titles for the North Division.

All three games against Victoria can be heard live on Sunny FM in Wenatchee as well as other translators throughout Washington listed below.

93.9 FM in Wenatchee Valley
95.3 FM in Lake Chelan Valley
101.3 FM in Brewster/Bridgeport/Pateros
101.9 FM in Omak/Okanogan Valley
106.3 in Methow Valley

The game can also be heard online on the AppleSox website.

Get a full preview of the series by clicking on the game notes below.

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AppleSox Confident in Game 1 Starter Saum

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The West Coast League Playoffs offer the lesser of two seeds a unique opportunity: hosting Game 1.

Although the AppleSox will play two of the three games in the North Division Championship Series on the road (if the series goes three games), they have the chance to take a stranglehold on the series by winning the series-opener on Tuesday night at 6:35 at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

With a chance to be in the driver’s seat immediately, there’s no one head coach Kyle Krustangel would rather give the ball to than Jake Saum, an incoming freshman at UCLA.

“I truly believe he is the best pitcher in the West Coast League,” Krustangel said. ”When he becomes draft eligible again after his junior year, this is a guy that’s going to be a first-round pick.”

That’s high praise for someone who has never pitched in an NCAA game.

With Saum, the hype is real and deserved. He finished the 2019 regular season with the fourth-best ERA (2.80) and the sixth-most strikeouts (54) in the WCL. Saum has tossed at least five innings in all seven of his starts and has also appeared in two games in relief. He was one of four AppleSox All-Stars, but the only one who was an incoming freshman.

Every time Saum toes the rubber, the AppleSox know they have a strong chance to win. Wenatchee has only lost one of the seven games that Saum has started and has won in each of his last three. He toed the rubber most recently on Aug. 7 and delivered a season-high eight shutout innings against the Ridgefield Raptors to help the Sox clinch their first playoff berth since 2013.

The Sox are energized every time Saum takes the mound, but are especially electric when the southpaw starts a home game. Wenatchee is 4-0 in Saum’s four starts at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium and he has a 2.16 ERA in games in Wenatchee this summer.

Saum has struck out at least five in all but one start and punched out a season-best 10 batters against the Bend Elks on July 11. The southpaw’s fastball typically hangs in the upper 80’s to low 90’s and clocked as high as 93 in his season-debut on June 15.

This all comes after posting a microscopic 0.92 ERA while going 6-3 in 12 games as a senior at St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, California, this past spring.

Even in games that he has experienced adversity, Saum still finds ways to amaze. On July 20 at Bellingham, Saum surrendered three runs on three hits. Despite the slow start, Saum wouldn’t allow 16 of the final 19 batters that he faced to reach base and didn’t allow any hits after the second inning. The four runs allowed represented a single-game high for Saum in 2019, but he still punched out six.

Again, on Aug. 2, Saum allowed three runs on two hits and a season-high five walks but he still managed to go five innings once again. He even no-hit the Yakima Valley Pippins through the first three innings.

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What separates Saum from other pitchers his age is his drive to be great. He knows what he wants to be and is willing to work as hard as possible to accomplish that goal.

"I think what makes Saum so special,” Krustangel said, “is not just what the fans can see. It’s the work he does on off days. Every time I’m at the gym, he’s at the gym. He’s first one here every day doing his arm care.”

Saum is always working to improve his game, whether he is pitching that day or not. On road trips, Krustangel says Saum is the first to ask him what gym the players have access to. Pitching coach Tyler VonDracek typically loans his coaches jacket to his starting pitchers and said that he doesn’t wear it again on days that Saum starts because of how sweaty it gets. Every day, you’ll find Saum long-tossing in the outfield or running the warning track prior to games.

Even on days where he seems filthy, Saum is still critical of himself and looking to improve. After striking out eight against Ridgefield, Saum still thought he could have done better.

“I wasn’t too worried about where (the ball) was going,” Saum said, “but I was just trying to throw strikes and make people work. There weren’t a ton of strikeouts, but I just let them put it in play and let the defense make plays behind me.”

Saum is one of the eight remaining players on the AppleSox to have played in June. Because of that, he is a leader on this Sox’ team in many ways. Over the last couple weeks he has become more vocal in the dugout and, along with the other remaining players, has helped welcome newcomers into the Sox’ winning environment.

Even if he is just an incoming freshman, there’s no doubt that Saum is the man that the AppleSox want on the mound in Tuesday’s pivotal game. This could be the first of many big playoff games in which Saum gets the ball at the collegiate level. The AppleSox are confident in their ace to get the job done.

AppleSox Lose Regular Season Finale

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CORVALLIS, OR - The AppleSox dropped the final game of the regular season, 3-0, to the Corvallis Knights on Sunday afternoon at Goss Stadium.

Cameron Smith only allowed one run in 5.2 innings, but the AppleSox only collected four hits and were shut out for the second time this summer.

Smith kept the game scoreless until three straight batters reached with two outs in the fifth and an infield single gave Corvallis the game-winning run. The Knights added two more runs in seventh to pick up the series sweep.

The AppleSox have Monday off before taking on the Victoria HarbourCats on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the North Division Championship Series of the West Coast League Playoffs at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium at 6:35 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at AppleSox.com, at 610 N Mission St. #204 on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the gate at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium on Tuesday night. It’s another $2 Off Tuesday, meaning that tickets are $2 off ($10 for premium, $5 for general admission) as are select concession items.

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Sox Drop Penultimate Regular Season Game

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CORVALLIS, OR - The AppleSox lost, 11-3, to the Corvallis Knights on Saturday night at Goss Stadium.

In a game that featured a combined seven errors, the Knights struck early and often and led 9-0 after three innings in part thanks to to a five-run third inning.

Torin Montgomery drove in the Sox’ first run of the game with an RBI single in the fourth and the AppleSox added two more runs in the ninth, but ultimately dropped their third straight game of the season.

The regular season wraps up on Sunday at 3 p.m. but, after an off-day on Monday, the Sox begin the 2019 postseason by hosting the Victoria HarbourCats in Game 1 of the North Division Championship Series at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium on Tuesday at 6:35.

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Sox Fall to Knights on Friday

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CORVALLIS, OR - The AppleSox lost to the Corvallis Knights, 6-0, on Friday night at Goss Stadium

Despite outhitting the Knights 6-5 and a 2-for-4 night from Torin Montgomery for his fourth multi-hit game in his sixth game in an AppleSox uniform, the Sox could not pick up the victory.

The AppleSox best chance to score cane in the third when Cody Simmons doubles and Tanners Smith walked to put runners at first and second with two outs. Jermaine Ducham followed with a single but Simmons was thrown out at home to end the frame.

The Knights responded with three runs on three hits in the bottom of he inning. They would also scores three more times in the fifth and all six of their runs came across with two outs.

Relievers Ryan Isler, Alex Jemal and Brett Gillis all tosses scoreless relief outings in their final respective tune-ups before the postseason.

The Sox look to even up the series on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. in their penultimate game of the 2019 regular season.

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AppleSox Face Knights to Wrap Up Regular Season

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The Wenatchee AppleSox, winners of nine of their last 10 and the second-half North Division playoff berth, face the Corvallis Knights tonight, tomorrow and Sunday, for their final three games of the first half.

Peter Sanchez (0-0, 13.50 ERA) will get the start tonight against the Knights’ David Watson (4-1, 4.57 ERA) at 6:30. The Sox haven’t announced their starter for Saturday’s 7:05 game, but Eric Hill (0-1, 3.25 ERA) will start for Corvallis. Cameron Smith will make his AppleSox debut on Sunday against Cole Wilkinson, who will also make his Knights debut at 3:00.

The Sox are coming off taking two of three from the Ridgefield Raptors. The Sox won nine of the 10 games (league and non-league combined) on their homestand and just saw a 14-game win streak at home come to an end last night. Wednesday’s 5-0 win clinched a berth in the postseason.

Game 1 of the West Coast League North Division Championship Series against the Victoria HarbourCats will take place in Wenatchee on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Tickets for Game 1 can be purchased on AppleSox.com.

All three games against Corvallis can be heard live on Sunny FM in Wenatchee as well as other translators throughout Washington listed below.

93.9 FM in Wenatchee Valley
95.3 FM in Lake Chelan Valley
101.3 FM in Brewster/Bridgeport/Pateros
101.9 FM in Omak/Okanogan Valley
106.3 in Methow Valley

The game can also be heard online on the AppleSox website.

Win Streak Ends in Home Finale

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WENATCHEE, WA - For the first time since July 10, the AppleSox fell at home with a 16-3 loss to the Ridgefield Raptors on Thursday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

Torin Montgomery and Hunter Montgomery both homered in the third inning to tie the game up 3-3, but the Raptors scored nine times in the top of the eighth and four more times in the ninth inning.

Seth Kuykendall tossed five innings in his final tuneup before the postseason He’ll start Game 2 of the North Division Championship Series of the West Coast League Playoffs against the Victoria HarbourCats on Aug. 14.

Game 1 of the postseason will take place in Wenatchee on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Tickets for Game 1 can be purchased on AppleSox.com.

Sox Clinch Playoff Berth

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WENATCHEE, WA - The AppleSox guaranteed a return to the postseason with a 5-0 win over the Ridgefield Raptors on Wednesday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

The AppleSox will return to the postseason for the first time since 2013. Kody Darcy and Ryan Altenberger both homered to lead the Sox to victory.

Wenatchee picked up its first shutout in WCL play this season. Jake Saum (4-1) tossed a season-high eight innings and struck out eight.

The Sox struck first in the third inning when Hunter Montgomery plated Blake Klassen with an RBI single. Darcy and Altenberger opened up the fifth inning with back-to-back solo home runs to make it 3-0, AppleSox. With those two home runs, the Sox have now hit 34 home runs this summer to set a single-season home run record.

Jason Harayda doubled in a run and Ryan Altenberger hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth for two more insurance runs. Brett Gillis tossed a scoreless ninth inning to clinch the win.

The AppleSox have now won nine consecutive games in West Coast League play and have won 14 straight games at home in league and non-league play combined. They’ll look for their third consecutive sweep and sixth of the season on Thursday.

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Sox Wallop Raptors For Eighth Straight Win

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WENATCHEE, WA - The AppleSox picked up their eighth straight win with a 16-2 win over the Ridgefield Raptors on Tuesday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

Gavin Gorrell (4-2) struck out a season-high seven hitters in five innings and the Sox scored six times in the sixth to pick up their 13th consecutive home victory.

Every hitter reached base at least once and the AppleSox strung together four multi-run innings. Blake Klassen reached base four times and drove in a run and Torin Montgomery hit a 2-RBI double in each of the first two innings. The AppleSox scored runs in all but three innings.

Montgomery doubled in two in the first inning and then again in the second, but only after Jermaine Ducham led off with a single and then scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded. Shortly after, Kody Darcy drove in a run with an RBI groundout as a part of a four-run inning.

The Raptors scored twice in the third, but stranded the bases loaded in it and the fourth innings. Klassen hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth and the Sox got three more in the fifth when Jermaine Ducham drove in one with a single and Jason Harayda plated two with a single of his own.

The AppleSox sent 11 men to the plate in the sixth and scored six times. Each of the first seven hitters reached base before an out was recorded.

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Listen to AppleSox broadcaster Joel Norman’s postgame interviews with Harayda and head coach Kyle Krustangel below.

Red-Hot Sox Seek Playoff Berth, Host Raptors

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The AppleSox wrap up their home portion of the 2019 regular season this week with three games against the Ridgefield Raptors, all at 6:35 p.m., at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

With a sweep or three wins in their final six games, the Sox will clinch their first postseason berth since 2013. Two wins gives the Sox a strong chance at qualifying as well, but they will need some help.

There are also ways that the AppleSox can clinch a playoff berth with just one win or without any wins, but the simplest route is to win at least twice.

Learn more about the Sox’ clinching scenarios and get a full preview of the series in the series notes below.

Series Notes

Sox Sweep Away Pippins

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WENATCHEE, WA - The AppleSox defeated the Yakima Valley Pippins, 8-4, to pick up their 12th straight home win and fifth sweep of the season on Sunday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

Torin Montgomery and Kody Darcy both homered to give the Sox 32 home runs this summer. That ties the team’s single-season home-run record previously set in 2017.

The AppleSox have won eight consecutive games, seven straight just in West Coast League play. Wenatchee is tied for first place in the North Division with Victoria with six games remaining in the regular season. If the Sox win the division outright, tie with Victoria for first or finish second behind Victoria but have the second-best overall record in the North, then they will qualify for the 2019 West Coast League Playoffs.

The Pippins scored in the first inning for the first time in the series with back-to-back one-out base-hits. Though the AppleSox didn’t score in the bottom of the first, they struck for four runs in the bottom of the second. Hunter Montgomery and Torin Montgomery opened with a walk and a single, respectively, then on scored on consecutive RBI singles by Kody Darcy and Brett Gillis. Two batters later, Kodie Kolden singled in Darcy and Gillis with an RBI single of his own.

Wenatchee stretched the score to 6-1 when Torin Montgomery blasted a two-run homer 360 feet in the third inning. The long ball marked his first in an AppleSox uniform in his second game with the team.

Yakima Valley scored three times in the fifth to cut the deficit to two and had a chance to tie or take the lead in the sixth after loading up the bases. Although they did so with no outs, the Pippins could not score after the Sox turned a double play at the plate and first and then induced a popout to center to end the inning.

The Sox added two more runs in the sixth on a leadoff home run by Darcy and then Blake Klassen hit an RBI single to plate the final run of the evening.

After an off day on Monday, the Sox host the Ridgefield Raptors at 6:35 on Tuesday night. That will be the first game of the final three-game home series of the summer for the AppleSox.

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AppleSox Win Sixth Straight

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WENATCHEE, WA - The AppleSox picked up their sixth straight win with a 10-6 win over the Yakima Valley Pippins on Saturday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

Dalton Harum drove in three runs and Blake Klassen reached base five times to buoy the Sox to victory. The AppleSox scored five runs in their final two innings at-bat all with two outs.

Wenatchee has now won 11 consecutive games at home after Saturday’s victory. The nine consecutive wins at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium is now tied for an AppleSox record, first set in 2013.

The AppleSox took a 1-0 lead after a sacrifice fly from Harum in the first inning but trailed 3-1 after two innings after the Pippins scored three times on two AppleSox errors in the top of the second.

In the bottom of the third, Harum launched his fourth home run of the season to cut the deficit to one before the Sox took the lead in the fifth. After Kodie Kolden singled and Connor Kiffer doubled to begin the inning, Klassen drove both in with a double and then scored two batters later on a sacrifice fly by Torin Montgomery to make it 5-3, AppleSox.

The Pippins got a run back in the top of the sixth, but the Sox responded with a two-spot in the seventh on a two-out, two-run double by Cody Simmons. The next inning, Klassen doubled with two outs and scored on a triple by Harum. Hunter Montgomery reached on an error to score Harum and then back-to-back singles by Torin Montgomery and Kody Darcy scored another run and gave the AppleSox a 10-4 lead.

Though the Pippins got two runs in the ninth, the AppleSox still picked up the win and remained tied for first place after Victoria defeated Bellingham. With seven games remaining in the regular season, the Sox will look for their fifth sweep of the season on Sunday at 5:35.

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Listen to AppleSox broadcaster Joel Norman’s postgame interview with Harum and AppleSox assistant coach Cash Ulirch.

AppleSox Walk Off Again to Defeat Pippins

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WENATCHEE, WA - The AppleSox walked-off the Yakima Valley Pippins with a 4-3 10-inning victory on Friday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

Hunter Montgomery walked with the bases loaded and one out to give the Sox their fifth consecutive win, sixth including non-league games. Wenatchee has now won 10 consecutive home games.

After scoring first, the Sox then trailed by two runs entering the sixth inning and then scored once in it and again in the seventh. They ultimately picked up their third walk-off win of the season and second this week.

Ryan Isler tossed four shutout inning of relief. Even though he didn’t pick up the win, Isler recorded 10 consecutive outs before allowing a base hit. He struck out two in his longest appearance of the summer.

Blake Klassen singled and walked twice apiece and Johnny Sage reached base three times after receiving the Tommy Watanabe Award before the game.

The Sox got on the board first when Trent Sellers singled, stole second and scored from second on a wild pitch in the first inning. The Pippins knotted it up with a run in the fourth and took a two-run lead after a bases-loaded walk and single in the fifth.

Back-to-back AppleSox single-run innings tied the game up. Sage walked and eventually scored on a balk in the sixth. Kody Darcy and Brett Gillis both singled with one out in the seventh and Darcy scored on a sacrifice fly by Kodie Kolden.

The AppleSox put the winning run in scoring position but couldn’t strike in the ninth. In the 10th, Sellers walked, Sage singled and then, with one out, Klassen was intentionally walked. Montgomery walked on five pitches to plate the winning run.

Cameron Sommer (2-1) tossed a scoreless top of the 10th to pick up the win.

Thanks to the Bellingham Bells’ 12-6 win over the Victoria HarbourCats, the AppleSox are again tied with the HarbourCats for first place. If the Sox win the second half North Division title for tie for first, they make the postseason. If they finish second behind Victoria, then the AppleSox must have the next best overall record, first half and second half included, in the North Division. The Sox are currently 1.5 games ahead of Bellingham for the second best overall record in the North. For full playoff playoff procedures, visit the West Coast League website.

Listen to AppleSox broadcaster Joel Norman’s postgame interviews with Isler, Sage and head coach Kyle Krustangel.