KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Strong pitching led the Wenatchee AppleSox (9-5, 6-5) to a 2-1 win on Wednesday night against the Klamath Falls Gems (3-8).
The AppleSox scored two runs for their starter Brandon Bailey in the second inning of Wednesday’s contest.
With the bases loaded, Mike Livingston came home to score when Sam Brooks worked a walk. Cooper Elliott scored during Caleb Wood’s at bat when Wood sent a ball on the left side of the infield and it was misplayed by the Gems’ third baseman. Brown was thrown out between second and third after thinking that Tyler Frost was going to round third to score on the fielding error behind Elliott.
The Gems tallied their only run of the game in the third inning, when Thomas Walker brought home John Williams via a hard-hit single to left field.
The AppleSox bullpen took over in the fourth inning to back up Bailey. He will be on a limited pitch count all summer, following his long season with Gonzaga and 2013 Tommy John surgery.
Nathan Hadley and John Pomeroy made their first appearances of the WCL season. Hadley threw two and a thirds innings of one-hit baseball. Pomeroy followed with one and two thirds innings of his own on the mound in which he hit 98 on the radar gun and worked out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh.
Trenton Brooks recorded the final out of the eighth and retired the Gems in the ninth, even after walking the tying run and hitting the winning run and placing them aboard. He got Brett Cumberland to ground out to second base to end the game and recorded his first save of 2014.
The series with Klamath Falls concludes tonight at 6:35 p.m. It is the rubber match of the three game series.
WEN 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4
MED 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
WP – Nathan Hadley
LP – Jordan Kron
S – Trenton Brooks