VICTORIA, B.C. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (9-11, 6-10) hit three home runs in a back-and-forth contest with the Victoria HarbourCats (9-13, 7-12), which featured three lead changes on the way to an 11-8 AppleSox win, Friday.
Wenatchee led the game early, after a one-run first inning, thanks to a Keston Hiura RBI double.
Evan Douglas hit his third home run in as many nights, with a three-run shot to deep right field in the third inning. Wenatchee had a 5-1 lead, before Victoria went on to score six runs in its half, to take an 8-5 lead.
Wenatchee turned to reliever Micael Taylor, who carried the Sox all the way to the end. He threw 6 1/3 innings and retired 14-consecutive batters on four-consecutive one-two-three innings, and kept the HarbourCats off the board.
Wenatchee added two more runs in the fifth on back-to-back solo home runs for Mitchell Holland, his second of the year, and Douglas’ fourth (second of the game).
Wenatchee broke through with one more run in the eighth on a Danny Amaral RBI single to tie the game, and took the lead in the ninth on a bases loaded balk for the HarbourCats.
Two more runs came around to score in the ninth inning for the Sox, on two run-scoring bunts.
Victoria got the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but Taylor (1-0) shut the door for his first win of the season.
WP: Micael Taylor (1-2)
LP: Josh Mitchell (0-2)