VICTORIA, B.C. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (10-11, 7-10) used Evan Douglas’ fifth home run of the season to defeat the Victoria HarbourCats (9-13, 7-12), 1-0 in a pitchers duel, Saturday at Royal Athletic Park.
Douglas uncorked his fifth home run in the last four games, with one out in the second inning. His home run to right field totaled the offense to both sides, and put the AppleSox ahead for good.
Hunter Wells (3-0) got the start for Wenatchee and was marvelous. He struck out nine batters, including five in a row in the second and third innings, to help spark a great pitching night for Wenatchee.
Wells got into one tough spot in the fifth inning, loading the bases, but got out of it with a pop out in shallow left field and a strikeout.
Dominic Topoozian (2-2), the starter for the HarbourCats pitched a good game, despite the one mistake pitch to Douglas. He threw eight innings, surrendering only three hits, but the one run was enough to tab him with the loss.
Brian Gadsby pitched the final three innings for the AppleSox and picked up his first save of the season. He allowed runners on base in the eighth and ninth innings, however, two double plays, including a 2-6-3 DP on a foiled HarbourCat bunt attempt, saved the night for Wenatchee.
The AppleSox have a chance for the sweep, Sunday, with a 1:05 p.m. first pitch at Royal Athletic Park. CJ Gettman will get the start for the AppleSox.
WP: Hunter Wells (3-0)
LP: Dominic Topoozian (2-2)
S: Brian Gadsby (1)