AppleSox Offense Shines In Game-One Win

 Everyone in the AppleSox starting lineup collected a hit Tuesday at Elks Stadium in Kelowna, B.C.

Everyone in the AppleSox starting lineup collected a hit Tuesday at Elks Stadium in Kelowna, B.C.

KELOWNA, B.C. - The Wenatchee AppleSox (23-24, 20-23) won the first of a three-game set against the Kelowna Falcons (28-15, 27-15), behind consistent hitting and four Kelowna errors, Tuesday at Elks Stadium in Kelowna.

Each of the AppleSox first three runs, Tuesday, came unearned. Joey Jansen scored on an RBI single for Mitch Holland in the top of the first, after an error by Hunter Villanueva helped him aboard to start the game. 

The AppleSox added two in the second, after a baserunning interference call and a double by Drew Helmstadter set up an RBI scenario for Jordan Rathbone, making his AppleSox debut. An RBI sac fly from Rathbone scored the Sox second run, and Jansen reached on another error, scoring the game's third run. 

The Sox added two in the fifth on a five-hit inning, that included a double from Keston Hiura. He has now reached base in 30-consecutive games (2nd only this season to Tyler Davis, 31, Bend, *inactive record).

Mitchell Holland also picked up the second of his 2 RBI. Rathbone also drove in a pair, and Nyquist brought home one AppleSox run. 

Dustin Hamilton worked the rest of the game for the AppleSox, posting his team-leading fourth save of the summer. 

Kelowna scored once in the first on two sacrifice plays, including a Justin Flores sac fly. Flores had all of the Falcons RBI, Tuesday, including a two-run home run in the sixth inning, that made the game 6-3. Lane Lacrone scored in the seventh after a single, error on Hamilton, and wild pitch brought him around. 

Matthew Kirk was strong in relief for Kelowna with four innings of one-hit, scoreless relief for Curtis Taylor (3-3), who pitched a complete-game shutout his last time against the Sox. 

Zach Haggett picked up his fifth win of the season with six innings of four-hit, three-run baseball. 

Hunter Wells takes the mound for Wenatchee in game two, and the AppleSox look to earn him a tie of the team's single season wins mark with 7 in one season. 

First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. 

WP: Zach Haggett (5-2)
LP: Curtis Taylor (3-3)
S: Dustin Hamilton (4)