WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (29-22, 25-21) were led by Arizona natives Calvin LeBrun and Tyler Frost, as they worked for a 6-3 win over the Cowlitz Black Bears (21-25).
LeBrun started Friday’s contest off right. He tore one-two-three through the top of the Black Bears order.
Although Wenatchee gave up a run in the top of the second on a single to center, the AppleSox would soon answer.
In the bottom of the second, a sacrifice fly by Evan Cassolato helped tie the game at one. Cassolato took over at second base for the AppleSox on Friday night. He will likely see a good chunk of time on the infield in the closing moments of the 2014 season for the AppleSox.
The AppleSoc added a run in the third on Frosts’ second home run of the season. It was a solo shot, 395 feet to right center field.
Frost, a future Gonzaga teammate of LeBrun, has hit both of his home runs this season with LeBrun on the mound.
The AppleSox would go on to score runs in each of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings, as Ty Jackson pitched in offensivel and Frost picked up two more RBI.
Calvin LeBrun gave up a second run in the sixth inning as Jonathon Serven picked up his second RBI on another single to center.
Nathan Hadley pitched the seventh and eighth innings for the AppleSox. He gave up one runn on three hits in the eighth after working the inning to two outs with back-to-back strikeouts.
Travis Cook was the closer for the AppleSox. He slammed the door in the ninth inning, allowing one hit, while striking out the last two he faced to secure the AppleSox game one victory.
COW 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 11 0
WEN 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 x 6 9 1
WP – Calvin LeBrun
LP – Conor Cuse
S – Travis Cook