AppleSox Defense Struggles As Wenatchee Splits Series

 The AppleSox scored seven, but untimely counts and four errors were tough to overcome, Friday.

The AppleSox scored seven, but untimely counts and four errors were tough to overcome, Friday.

WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (1-1, 0-0) dropped their first game all-time to the San Francisco Seals (4-7), 14-7, Friday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Field.  

In eleven meetings, the Seals are now 1-10 vs. the AppleSox.

Wenatchee struck first on a Chase Lewallen RBI in the first inning. Two AppleSox runners came around to score, but one was unearned due to a fielding error for San Francisco.

The Seals were led by starter Jake Casey, who threw four innings of three-run baseball, and were spurred by offensive outbursts in the fourth, sixth and eighth innings. In those three frames, the Seals managed to score 10 of their 14 runs.

Reign Letkeman faced some struggles in the middle innings, after charging out of the gates with a 1-2-3 first inning.

Down 5-3 in the fifth, the AppleSox picked up two more RBI on a double from Chase Lewallen, who finished with three runs driven in. The Seals broke the 5-5 tie in the sixth with four-consecutive base hits, resulting in three runs.

Evan Douglas chipped in an RBI triple in the bottom of the ninth, the first three-bagger of the year for Wenatchee.

Micael Taylor pitched in relief of Letkeman.

Wenatchee will face a new non-league opponent Saturday night at 7:05 p.m., as the Spokane Expos come to town. Gates open at 6 p.m.  

WP: Jake Casey
LP: Reign Letkeman (0-1)