APPLESOX, KELOWNA TO DECIDE ANOTHER SERIES IN GAME 3
The Wenatchee AppleSox (18-21, 15-20), fourth place in the WCL East, lost 9-6 last night to the Kelowna Falcons (24-12, 23-12), despite Wenatchee overcoming a 6-0 deficit into the fifth inning...the AppleSox will have a chance to own two of Kelowna’s three series losses, if they win Saturday night...outside of this current six-game stretch, the two teams will meet three more times in Kelowna July 28-30...the AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (18-21) (.462), 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.
The AppleSox fell behind 6-0 through four innings, Friday, and the game started with Hunter Villanueva launching a solo home run to center field off of Brian Gadsby...the AppleSox evened the score through the top half of the sixth inning...Keaton Smith and Jake Hirabayashi and Mitchell Holland each picked up an RBI in the fifth inning. Holland went 4-for-5 with the RBI...in the sixth, two runs scored on wild pitches, and Joey Jansen drove in another to help the AppleSox even the score with Kelowna...the Falcons answered with a run off of Tony Contonio (0-5), in the bottom of the sixth, on an RBI double for Hunter Villanueva...it marked his third hit and third RBI of the game...Kelowna added two in the seventh off of Gage Burland with back-to-back doubles for Scout Villanueva and Lane Lacrone leading the charge in the inning...the game ended on a diving catch by Andre Jackson in right field, which prevented the tying run from coming to the plate for the AppleSox.
GOOD THINGS HAPPEN AT ELKS
Over the last ten games at Elks Stadium, dating back to Aug. 9, 2013, the AppleSox are 7-3...they have won five in a row...over that stretch, the Sox are averaging 10 runs per game, 14.2 hits per game, and have a home run and three triples...over the last two season on the road in Kelowna, Wenatchee is 6-1, averaging 9 runs per game, 13.3 hits per game, with two home runs and three triples.
Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 849 games, the AppleSox own a 531-318 (.626) record...the AppleSox are 391-218 (.653) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 340-200 (.631) all-time in WCL league games (including playoffs), and 55-15 (.786) all-time in non-league contests since 2005...all-time, the AppleSox are 422-275 (.608) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 320-164 (.661) all-time home record, and is 221-173 (.562) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-29 all-time in extra-inning games.