WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Walla Walla Sweets (6-7) blew open Friday night’s contest in the eighth inning, as nine runs came home to score and turned a 5-4 game into a 14-4 lead over the Wenatchee AppleSox (10-6, 7-6). The game ended 15-5 in favor of the Sweets.
The AppleSox opened Friday’s scoring with a two-run double to center field off the bat of Ty Jackson. It was Jackson’s seventh of the season.
Jackson also scored a run when Joe Gillette connected on his first RBI single of the 2014 season down the left field line.
The game went back and forth through the first five innings and was tied headed to the sixth inning. Mark Contreras broke the tie with a solo home run to right field to start the inning. Jarod Gonzales and JJ Robinson also each added a home run to Friday’s scoring effort.
Colton Loomis pitched in relief of Tom Zarosinski who left the game shortly after being hit by a hard line drive single up the middle of the field.
Jacob Schroeder and Mike Livingston relieved Loomis. Both Schroeder and Livingston each gave up a home run, like Loomis.
Tyler Frost singled home the fifth run of the game for the AppleSox in the eighth.
Tonight, the AppleSox continue the series. Ian Buckles will take the mound and is undefeated on the season. In 2014, the AppleSox are also undefeated in game two of a league series in which they drop the first match up.
First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
WW 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 9 1 15 18 2
WEN 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 12 5
WP – Conner O’Neil
LP – Colton Loomis