AppleSox and BlueJackets Complete Series Thursday



The Wenatchee AppleSox (19-23, 16-22), fourth place in the WCL East, lost last night to the Kitsap BlueJackets (14-25, 14-24), setting up a rubber match game three to be played tonight at Gene Lobe Field...the AppleSox are four games off the lead in the WCL Wild Card race and are seeking their sixth series win, and second of the year on the road...the AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (19-23) (.452), 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 BlueJackets were led by John Oltman (3-0), who made his final start of the summer for Kitsap...Oltman held the AppleSox to just one hit, which came in the first inning, an infield single for Evan Douglas, which scored Keston Hiura, after Kitsap failed to throw home following the close play at first...with a 1-0 lead in the bottom half, Zach Haggett (4-2) was hit for a tying run on an RBI single by Jake Scudder...he now leads Kitsap with 19 RBI in 2015...Kitsap added two more in the second inning on an RBI hit by pitch for Calen Clardy and a sacrifice fly RBI fro Kyle Nobach, to take a 3-1 lead...Haggett settled in to control the rest of his outing...he retired the side in three of the next five innings, and faced the minimum number of batters per inning, in each of those five frames...through six innings the AppleSox still trailed 3-1, and had been retired 16 consecutive times (13 by Oltman), dating back to the final out of the first inning. Hiura led off the seventh with a single, and the AppleSox got another runner, but couldn’t score a run...Holden Capps, who took over for Oltman, got his second save of the season on four innings of relief...he allowed three hits, including the two in the seventh, and one run on a wild pitch in the eighth...Kitsap added two runs of insurance in the bottom of the eighth, on an error and RBI single for Mitchell Robinson.

Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 852 games, the AppleSox own a 532-320 (.626) record...the AppleSox are 392-220(.653) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 341-202 (.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 423-277 (.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 222-175 (.562) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-29 all-time in extra-inning games.