WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (25-19, 21-18) uncorked their offense on the Kelowna Falcons (13-26), Friday en route to a 12-1 win at Paul Thomas Sr. Field.
The AppleSox were led by their consistent starter, Brandon Bailey. Bailey has been limited in length of appearance this year, following a long freshman season for Gonzaga and a Tommy John surgery his senior year of high school.
However, Ed Knaggs, the AppleSox head coach believed that Bailey’s start on Thursday might’ve been his best of the season.
The statistics would certainly agree, as Bailey offered up four and two thirds innings of hitless baseball on Thursday.
While Bailey got it rolling, the AppleSox offense turned things up a notch. Three runs in each of the third and fourth innings helped Wenatchee to a 6-0 lead.
In the sixth inning, Ty Jackson hit his third home run of the season over the left field fence, to give the AppleSox a 10-0 lead.
Two more runs would come around to score in the eighth, as Wenatchee brought John Pomeroy into the ballgame with a 12-0 lead.
Pomeroy had a few command issues, but only allowed one run to score and struck out two batters as the AppleSox went on to win 12-1.
Simon Rosenbaum broke a streak of 13 games without a hit in league play, Thursday, as he collected a double and a single to help the AppleSox to the win. He will leave the team for the next few series as he goes overseas to play for the Israeli national team.
Hunter Wells threw well out of the bullpen for the AppleSox, also holding Kelowna scoreless.
The AppleSox will travel to Bend tomorrow to start a three game series with the Elks, as Wenatchee is now just one game away from first place in the WCL East. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
KEL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 3
WEN 0 0 3 3 0 4 0 2 x 12 14 0
WP – Brandon Bailey
LP – Joshua Nuernberg