CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (15-7, 12-7) mounted another 2014 come-from-behind win; this time over the Corvallis Knights (10-9), 5-2, on Friday night in Corvallis, Ore. at Goss Stadium.
Corvallis was able to plate two runs off of Wenatchee starter Tom Zarosinski in the second inning. Kevin Farley reached base with a one out walk. Scott Quinlan followed up the lead off base runner with a single of his own to put runners at first and second.
Logan Ice the reached on a fielder’s choice error on a throw to second base that hit the back of the runner, Quinlan. Farley scored on the play and Quinlan reached third with Ice on first. A bunt single by Michael Lucarelli scored Quinlan, before Zarosinski retired Alec Smith and Grant Melker.
Corvallis starter Justin Calomeni and AppleSox ace Tom Zarosinski combined in the fifth and sixth innings to retire each side one-two-three. In total they combined for five consecutive half innings without a runner reaching base.
In the top half of the seventh, the AppleSox broke the trend. Ty Jackson was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Then, Michael McCann reached first on a sacrifice bunt, misplayed by the pitcher, Calomeni.
Nick Brooks then flew out and Cooper Elliott reached first on a bunt single. Joe Gillette, a future Oregon State Beaver, recorded his first Goss Stadium RBI on a sacrifice fly to right field. Michael McCann advanced to third and later scored on a wild pitch. Mike Livingston got his second hit of the game on an RBI single to the outfield gap, in which Cooper Elliott scored. To cap scoring in the seventh, Livingston came around on a balk.
Zarosinski stayed on the hill through the seventh and retired all three batters he faced in the inning. He left the game on a streak of ten consecutive batters retired.
Calvin LeBrun relieved Zarosinski out of the bullpen and was as good as he’s been all season. AppleSox head coach Ed Knaggs said it is amazing how good LeBrun is at disguising his pitches.
He threw two innings of one hit baseball and picked up his second save of the season.
The series continues Saturday as the AppleSox place their starter, Ian Buckles (3-0), on the mound for his fourth start. Scheduled first pitch is for 6:40 p.m.
WEN 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 5 1
COR 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 2
WP – Tom Zarosinski
LP – Justin Calomeni
S – Calvin LeBrun