A pair of Cougars from Washington State University, including an outfielder from Cashmere, will join the AppleSox this season. Outfielder Cooper Elliott and right-handed pitcher Chris McDowell have been added to Wenatchee’s roster.
“Having a quality connection like we do with WSU has been a big benefit over the years,” said AppleSox head coach Ed Knaggs. “We not only get good players, but we also typically get the added bonus of having guys who have ties to our region.”
Elliott won two state championships with Cashmere High School, where he was second-team all-state and hit .453 his senior season. The left-handed hitter is in his redshirt freshman year with WSU. He has appeared in six games for the Cougars this spring.
“It is always very exciting to be able to add a player from our backyard,” said Knaggs. “I’ve known about him for a while and we are looking forward to seeing his athleticism on display in the outfield.”
McDowell is returning to the AppleSox after pitching for the team last summer, where he made 12 appearances with a 4.29 ERA. The sophomore out of Mount Vernon has pitched in four games out of the bullpen this season for WSU.
“He is a great kid and it is neat to have him back for another season,” said Knaggs. “He is a player with a ton of potential and we are glad he can continue to develop with us in the summer.”
The 2014 season will begin at home on June 4th with a two-game series against the San Francisco Seals. The AppleSox will play a 59-game schedule this summer that includes 32 homes games.
Single game tickets start at just $6 for adults and $5 for kids. Season tickets are available now and can be purchased by contacting the AppleSox office at (509) 665-6900.
Attached photographs of Chris McDowell and Cooper Elliott are courtesy of the Washington State University Sports Information Department.