WENATCHEE, Wash. – Damp conditions on Tuesday ended up raining on the Wenatchee AppleSox (23-19, 19-18) parade, as the Kelowna Falcons (13-24) ran away with the first game after the All Star Break, 17-1.
The first two innings went to Kelowna, as the Falcons scored four runs in the first and eight runs in the second to jump out to a 12-1 lead after two innings of play.
The AppleSox run came in the bottom of the first on an RBI triple for Ty Jackson. It would end up being the only RBI of the night for the AppleSox.
Drew Rasmussen and Nathan Hadley each pitched an inning out of the starting gates. Their pitching lines took a bit of a hit, as they had some trouble falling behind in counts and errors behind them also became an issue.
The AppleSox tallied seven total errors.
Every player in Kelowna’s starting lineup notched at least one hit in last night’s game. The Falcons’ top hitter was Brandon Grimsley, who went 4-7 with two runs scored and three RBIs.
The AppleSox saw a great outing from Clark McKitrick on Tuesday. He stayed on the mound for five innings, hhis longest outing of the season. Over that period, he allowed four hits and two runs, but neither run was earned. He struck out six batters and walked one.
The starter for Kelowna, Jeremy Newton, lasted for seven innings, Tuesday. He surrendered eight hits, but only one earned run. He struck out three and didn’t walk any batters.
Game two of the series is set for tonight at 7:05 p.m.
Potential weather issues are looming over the Wenatchee Valley. A decision on a game cancellation or delay will not be made until late into the evening, or possibly shortly before first pitch. Fans are encouraged to stay up-to-date with game information by following the team on Twitter and Facebook.
Tyler Frost will take the mound for the AppleSox.
KEL 4 8 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 17 20 0
WEN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 7
WP – Jeremy Newton
LP – Drew Rasmussen