WENATCHEE, Wash. – Entering Thursday’s series finale, the Wenatchee AppleSox (2-0, 0-0) wanted to put some quality swings on the baseball.
What ensued was an incredible offensive performance by the AppleSox, ending in a 16-4 defeat of the San Francisco Seals (2-5) before 1,271 fans at Paul Thomas Sr. Field.
While it wasn’t the prettiest game the Sox will play in 2014, they certainly were able to create a lot of quality at bats, leading to runs, runs and more runs.
Nick Brooks, the Sox designated hitter from Gonzaga led the way offensively going for 5-6 with a double, a triple and three singles; Just one home run short of the cycle.
Brooks became the latest AppleSox hitter to tally five hits in one game. The last to do so was Connor Spencer. He had five hits on July 13, 2013 against Medford.
On Knight night at the ballpark, Wenatchee Valley College pitcher Kyle Blankenship knew the best way to celebrate Wenatchee Valley College. He threw 5 innings of three hit baseball to get the Sox off on the right foot.
He was relieved by Wenatchee Valley teammate Adam Grubb. Washington State University product Jacob Schroeder finished the game on the mound for the Sox.
The AppleSox tallied 21 hits, their highest total since notching 24 against Kelowna on July 16, 2013.
Tomorrow, the Sox travel to face the Yakima Valley Pippins in the first ever game for the franchise. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The game can be heard on the AppleSox radio home, Sunny FM.
SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 4 6 6
WEN 6 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 X 16 21 4
WP – Kyle Blankenship
LP – Jacob Pavlosky
S - none