GAME NOTES 6/15
BASEBALL BLURBS 6/15
BOTH WENATCHEE, MEDFORD LOOK TO GET BACK ON TRACK
The Wenatchee AppleSox (4-6, 1-5), fourth place in the WCL East are off to their worst league start in franchise history, and welcome in the Medford Rogues (5-4, 5-4), to continue the six-game homestand...both Wenatchee and Medford were swept on the weekend by the Corvallis Knights and Kelowna Falcons, respectively...the AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (4-6) (.400), 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.
AJ Proszek used three-straight pinch hitters to help spark a furious five-run rally in the ninth inning last night...it tied the game at nine after the AppleSox had taken a 4-3 lead in the seventh, only to have it immediately taken away in the eighth...Wenatchee answered one more Corvallis run in the 10th, but the Knights got one final in the 12th, to secure the win.
The AppleSox played their fourth extra-inning game in eight nights, (2-2)...the AppleSox set a team-record for extra-inning games played last year with eight.
Sunday was already the fourth one-run game played by the AppleSox in 2015...they are 1-3 in those one-run games.
Corvallis swept Wenatchee for the first time on the road in the series’ history...Corvallis took over the all-time series, 35-34...last night was also the highest combined scoring meeting for the Sox and the Knights...the 21 runs beat the old record of 18, tallied July 1, 2011 in an 11-7 Corvallis win at Goss Stadium.
For the first time in franchise history, the AppleSox have opened league play 1-5...their 4-6 start is tied for the worst start, overall, in franchise history, set by the 2013 and 2003 AppleSox...both teams finished with records above .500.
2-OUTS, NO PROBLEM
Scott Hilpert leads the AppleSox in two-out RBI with 6 driven in with two outs this season...the AppleSox have brought 24 runners to score with two outs, in total this season...for more information on 2-out RBI statistics, visit page 6 of tonight’s game notes.
Last night marked the first time in league play this season that the AppleSox have attained double-digit run scoring totals...Sheldon Liikala also extended his active hitting streak, which began on Opening Night...his streak is now up to 10-consecutive games with a hit...he extended it in the ninth inning on a single, and extended his conseutive games reaching base streak in the seventh inning, on a walk.
POSITION PLAYERS TURNED PITCHERS
It was second baseman vs. third baseman to finish things on the mound, Sunday...Kyle Vanderkin pitched in relief in the 12th, giving up the go-ahead run on Emilio Alcantar’s RBI single...Taylor Travess tossed two scoreless, including a 1-2-3 ninth, to secure the win.
Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 820 games, the AppleSox own a 517-303 (.633) record...the AppleSox are 377-203 (.654) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 325-185 (.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 408-260 (.614) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 312-157 (.670) all-time home record, and is 215-165 (.566) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-27 all-time in extra-inning games, and the Sox set a record for free baseball last summer, playing eight