BEND, Ore. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (25-21, 21-20) tried to mount multiple comebacks against the Bend Elks (26-15), Saturday, but ultimately they would fall just short in an 8-7 loss.
Bend opened the scoring in the second inning with two runs. The AppleSox would answer in the third with two runs of their own. Michael McCann assisted by helping drive in a run with an RBI bunt single on the infield.
Bend would score runs in each of the third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. The AppleSox allowed a run to score in the fifth on two errors, in which the Elks base runner was able to circle the diamond.
The AppleSox got a solo home run from Tyler Frost in the fifth to make the score 4-3. Frost went 2-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Nick Brooks tried to add to the total in the eighth with a solo home run of his own. A second run would later score on a balk.
Calvin LeBrun was the AppleSox starter and he lasted five innings. Nathan Hadley saw the other three frames in relief.
A questionable double play call in the seventh ended up possibly preventing the AppleSox from cashing in on another run scoring opportunity.
Game three and the series finale is scheduled for Sunday night at 5:05 p.m. Drew Rasmussen will pitch for the AppleSox.
WEN 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 7 11 2
BEN 0 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 x 8 13 3
WP – Austin Guzzon
LP – Calvin LeBrun
S – Jesse Pratt