LONG BALL POWERS APPLESOX PAST HARBOURCATS

 Evan Douglas was the first AppleSox hitter to hit two home runs in one league game since 2004.

Evan Douglas was the first AppleSox hitter to hit two home runs in one league game since 2004.

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)