AppleSox and Sweets Take Series to Rubber Match Game Three

 The AppleSox and Sweets face off in a rubber match game Thursday June 2, at 7:05 p.m.

The AppleSox and Sweets face off in a rubber match game Thursday June 2, at 7:05 p.m.

GAME NOTES 7/2
BASEBALL BLURBS 7/2

APPLESOX CONTINUE ROAD TRIP IN SWEETS COUNTRY
The Wenatchee AppleSox (11-13, 8-12), fourth place in the WCL East, continue their longest road trip of the season, at the Walla Walla Sweets (11-12, 11-12), after the Sweets took game two a night ago by a score of 5-4...all of the first six games of the season series are to be played at Borleske Stadium...the AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (11-13) (.458), 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.

LAST NIGHT
The AppleSox got another multi-hit game from Nick Nyquist...his seventh of the season, in a 5-4 AppleSox loss in nine innings at Borleske Stadium last night...the Sweets scored the winning run on a bases loaded wild pitch, in a game that ended following three lead changes...Brian Gadsby saw his 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings streak come to an end, with the ninth inning run...Joey Jansen led the AppleSox with three hits and had two runs driven in...Keston Hiura knocked in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on a 2-RBI double into the right field corner.

JUNE TOTALS
The AppleSox finished the month of June with a team hitting total of .238 (156x655, 21 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 85 RBI, 87 BB, 170 K, 19 SB)...the pitching staff was 8-11 with 3 saves (4.26, 173 1/3 IP, 96 R, 82 ER, 97 BB, 140 K, 3HR, 27 2B, 4 3B, 782 BF)...the AppleSox leading reliever was Brian Gadsby (0.00, 1-0, 6 G, 12.2 IP (all scoreless), 5 H, 6 BB, 8 K)...leading starter was Hunter Wells (1.48, 3-0, 24.1 IP, 14 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 9BB, league-leading 27 K’s)...leading hitter was Mitchell Holland with a .368 average...Evan Douglas led the AppleSox with 5 HR, 11 RBI, and 7 extra-base hits (next closest: Hiura [6], Holland [5])...Kyle Vanderkin led the team in walks (14)...Ryan Crowe in sacrifice plays with 4 (2 flies, 2 hits).

CLOSE GAMES
The AppleSox and Sweets have had six of their last seven games decided by one run...the AppleSox are 1-5 in those six games...the AppleSox have played 10 one-run games this season, and two 2-run games, with five of their games this season being decided in the game’s final at bat...Wenatchee is 1-4 in games decided in the final at bat.

IN THE FIRST MEETING...
Each the AppleSox and the Sweets threw shutouts in the first two meetings (of three) at Borleske Stadium, earlier this year...the AppleSox have now been involved in three shutouts this season (2-1), with their only shutout loss coming at the hand of the Sweets...Walla Walla is 1-2 in shutout games this year, with their other loss coming in 1-0 fashion to the Bellingham Bells, June 18...there are only five AppleSox players from the first road series at Walla Walla that had hits and are still active...the AppleSox hit 1.86 in the first series and Walla Walla hit .169... the two teams combined to walk 31 batters, just over 10 per game...Walla Walla only had one extra-base hit, a double...setting the mark for worst combined hitting series this year for the AppleSox and any opponent.

APPLESOX ALL-TIME
Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 834 games, the AppleSox own a 524-310 (.629) record...the AppleSox are 384-210 (.647) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 333-192 (.634) 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 415-267 (.609) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 315-160 (.667) all-time home record, and is 219-169 (.565) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-28 all-time in extra-inning games.