CORVALLIS, Ore. – Drew Rasmussen and the Wenatchee AppleSox (16-8, 13-8) didn’t allow the Corvallis Knights (11-10) into the hit column until the bottom of the seventh inning. Wenatchee went on to win, 5-4.
Rasmussen was magnificent on Sunday, as the future Beaver made his first start at Goss Stadium on the campus of Oregon State University. He hurled six innings of no-hit baseball.
The AppleSox scored runs early in the ballgame. Sam Brown scored in the first inning on Ty Jackson RBI groundout. Nick Brooks drove in Caleb Wood in the third with another infield ground ball. Another run came across in the fifth inning as Michael McCann helped drive one in.
In the top of the seventh, Brooks gave the AppleSox a 5-0 lead on a 2 RBI double to left center field.
The no hitter was broken up in the bottom of the seventh with one out, as Marc Gallagos came up with an infield single, tapping it over the mound towards second.
Nathan Hadley would come in to the game in relief with a 5-0 score and a bases loaded jam with nobody out in the seventh. He hit a batter allowing a run and ran into some choppy waters in the eighth as three more runs came around to score, aided by a double down the right field line.
Shaun Vetrovec entered the game in the ninth and picked up the save with a one-two-three bottom half. He capped a trio of AppleSox pitchers who are all entering their first college seasons in 2015.
The AppleSox return home for a three game series with the Bellingham Bells. First pitch on Monday is set for 7:05 p.m.
WEN 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 5 10 0
COR 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 4 1
WP – Drew Rasmussen
LP – Derrick Mahlum
S – Shaun Vetrovec