APPLESOX CONTINUE SIX GAME STAND
The Wenatchee AppleSox (12-14, 9-13), fourth place in the WCL East, continue their six-game homestand against the Klamath Falls Gems (5-17, 5-17), after lighting up the scoreboard in the sixth inning last night for an 8-2 win...the AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (12-14) (.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 for a short time in the fourth inning last night to the Gems...the AppleSox 1-0 disadvantage was short-lived, as Mitchell Holland knotted the game on an RBI double down the left field line...it was the first of two RBI for Holland, who is now tied for the team-lead with Evan Doglas (12)...Douglas had his own RBI in the seventh inning on a solo home run, after a six-run sixth that included RBI from Hiura (triple), Holland, Crowe (singles), Hirabayashi (HBP), Jansen (walk)...Gage Burland got his first win of the year and Blankenship picked up save number one after converting to the bullpen.
The AppleSox have six active players hitting .300 or better at home this season (Vanderkin, Liikala, Holland, Nyquist, Janseen (Amaral), as opposed to just two over .300 on the road (Liikala, Holland).
The Klamath Falls Gems enter play, Friday, with the worst record in the WCL...hoever, two of the Gems’ five wins on the season came against the league’s juggernaut, Bend...the Gems are hitting a league-low .220 and alowing a league-high 6.12 ERA.
Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 836 games, the AppleSox own a 525-311 (.629) record...the AppleSox are 385-211 (.647) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 334-193 (.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 416-268 (.609) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 316-160 (.667) all-time home record, and is 219-170 (.565) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-28 all-time in extra-inning games.