AppleSox Wrap Up 2015 Non-League Schedule With Expos
APPLESOX LOOK TO FINISH NON-LEAGUE PLAY 3-1
The Wenatchee AppleSox (2-1, 0-0), fourth place in the WCL East, will complete their 2015 non-league schedule, tonight vs. the Spokane Expos (8-2), after walking off last night, 7-6 in extra innings...The AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (2-1) (.667), 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.
Tonight is the first Alley Cafe Spaghetti Sunday of the season. Grab some spaghetti and a slice of garlic bread when the gates open at 5 p.m. $7.50 -- Spaghetti service stops when the first pitch flies at 6:05 p.m.
Aided by 11 walks (10 in the final 4 1/3 innings), the AppleSox walked home the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth, for a 7-6 win...the AppleSox came back from dowwn 4 (5-1) in the sixth inning...their largest comeback, so far, in 2015.
Last night’s contest tied for second-earliest extra-inning game in an AppleSox season, with a 2009 contest (2-1 win) vs. the Moses Lake Pirates...the AppleSox played a 14-inning affair with Corvallis to kick off 2013, a 3-2 AppleSox win...it took the AppleSox eight games to reach their first extended contest of 2014, a 13-12 win over Kitsap...the win against the Expos marked the AppleSox first non-league win in extra frames (5 tries: 1-4).
A LOOK BACK
For just the third time in 15 years, the AppleSox missed the playoffs in 2014 (34-25), ending a streak of 12-consecutive postseasons reached...they finished second in the WCL East behind Yakima Valley, and fifth in the WCL, 1.5 games away from clinching a playoff berth... Wenatchee lead the league in hitting with a .291 batting average...they had five players bat over .300, the most of any Sox team in the past five seasons...there were more than five, but to be eligible for the batting title a player needs 146 plate appearances (2.7 plate appearances times per team game...in a 54-game season that is 146)...Tyler Frost hit .373 (third-WCL), Caleb Wood .360, Sam Brown .340, Ty Jackson .337 and Michael McCann .318.
RECORDS SET/TIED 2014
- Most hits season: 559. Old record 538 in 2012.
- Most singles season: 450. Old record 419 in 2012.
- Most total bases season: 719. Tied with 2012.
- Most runs season: 324. Old record 312 in 2011.
- Most walks game: 17. Old record 12 in 2008.
- Most strikeouts: 468. Old record 397 in 2010.
- Most batters hit by pitch: 49. Old record 45 in 2009
- Most hits game: 5, Nick Brooks. Tied record with three others.
- Most walks game: 4, Kyle Vanderkin and Joe Gillette. Tied record with three others.
- Most triples season: 4, Sam Brown. Tied record with three others.
ED KNAGGS BY THE NUMBERS
In 14 seasons as an AppleSox Head Coach, Ed Knaggs owned a 497-274 overall record (.645)...he was 377-221 in league play (.630)...Knaggs won five WCL titles and one PIL Championship...the AppleSox first coach, Gary Lewallen, was 16-23.
Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 813 games, the AppleSox own a 515-298 (.633) record...the AppleSox are 375-198 (.654) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 324-180 (.641) all-time in WCL league games (including playoffs), and 54-15 (.785) all-time in non-league contests since 2005...all-time, the AppleSox are 407-255 (.613) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 106-40 (.725) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 311-154 (.669) all-time home record, and is 214-163 (.568) on the road...Wenatchee is 33-25 all-time in extra-inning games, and the Sox set a record for free baseball last summer, playing eight extended contests (previous high: 6).