APPLESOX LOOK TO WIN FIRST WCL SERIES
The Wenatchee AppleSox (4-2, 1-1), second place in the WCL East, continue their first WCL East series tonight, looking for the comeback series win vs. the Walla Walla Sweets (2-3, 2-3), after winning last night’s game 3-0 in 10 innings...The AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (4-2) (.667), who is in his 3rd season with the Sox, after managing the pitching staff in 2013 and 2014...Proszek is assisted by Miles Kizer and Cory LeBrun, both in their first seasons.
It took 10 innings, but the AppleSox came away victorious...Hunter Wells helped pitch the first AppleSox one-hitter since June 25, 2013, which came as part of a twin bill played at Medford (so, it was one hit over seven innings for the Rogues)...Brhet Bewley went 2-4 with 2 RBI in his AppleSox debut, including driving around the AppleSox go-ahead runs in the tenth, Tyler Thorson and Keaton Smith...Wells took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and pitched eight innings in total...Clayton Ayers had the only Walla Walla hit, a double to left, and Brian Gadsby tossed the other two hitless innings for the Sox.
The AppleSox have played two extra inning games in the first six contests of 2015...two of the last three vs. Walla Walla have taken 9+...this was the second extra inning game in five games this season...in league play it’s their fourth in the last seven, fifth in the last 10 and sixth in the last 15... of their last 15 extra-inning games the Sox have won 12...they are 34-25 overall, 33-19 in league and a super 19-10 on the road.
A LOOK BACK
For just the third time in 15 years, the AppleSox missed the playoffs in 2014 (34-25), ending a streak of 12-consecutive postseasons reached...they finished second in the WCL East behind Yakima Valley, and fifth in the WCL, 1.5 games away from clinching a playoff berth... Wenatchee lead the league in hitting with a .291 batting average...they had five players bat over .300, the most of any Sox team in the past five seasons...there were more than five, but to be eligible for the batting title a player needs 146 plate appearances (2.7 plate appearances times per team game...in a 54-game season that is 146)...Tyler Frost hit .373 (third-WCL), Caleb Wood .360, Sam Brown .340, Ty Jackson .337 and Michael McCann .318.
RECORDS SET/TIED 2014
- Most hits season: 559. Old record 538 in 2012.
- Most singles season: 450. Old record 419 in 2012.
- Most total bases season: 719. Tied with 2012.
- Most runs season: 324. Old record 312 in 2011.
- Most walks game: 17. Old record 12 in 2008.
- Most strikeouts: 468. Old record 397 in 2010.
- Most batters hit by pitch: 49. Old record 45 in 2009
- Most hits game: 5, Nick Brooks. Tied record with three others.
- Most walks game: 4, Kyle Vanderkin and Joe Gillette. Tied record with three others.
- Most triples season: 4, Sam Brown. Tied record with three others.
Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 816 games, the AppleSox own a 517-299 (.633) record...the AppleSox are 377-199 (.654) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 325-181 (.642) all-time in WCL league games (including playoffs), and 55-15 (.786) all-time in non-league contests since 2005...all-time, the AppleSox are 408-256 (.614) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 312-154 (.670) all-time home record, and is 215-164 (.566) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-25 all-time in extra-inning games, and the Sox set a record for free baseball last summer, playing eight extended contests (previous high: 6).