HARBOURCATS, APPLESOX CONTINUE WEEKEND SERIES
The Wenatchee AppleSox (24-26, 21-25), fourth place in the WCL East, continue their series with the Victoria HarbourCats (26-24, 23-22), who pushed the AppleSox into a tough Wild Card scenario, now needing Corvallis to lose six games if Wenatchee wins each of its last eight...the AppleSox took the first series 2-1 on the road, and only lost on get away day, 11-10 in extra innings..the AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (24-26) (.480), 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.
Wenatchee scored first on a Mitchell Holland RBI single in the first inning...Victoria did its damage in the second, third, and fourth innings, scoring all of its ten runs in the frames...six of the 10 runs came earned, and the AppleSox had three errors that helped allow HarbourCat runners to score...a four run fourth for Victoria negated a good AppleSox run in the third inning...Wenatchee scored a run on a bases loaded walk, and a 2-RBI single by Nick Nyquist made it 6-4 at the time...Wenatchee added its fifth run in the sixth inning on a bases loaded sacrifice fly for Keston Hiura...Jake Olson had a good debut for the AppleSox, Friday, throwing four innings of two-hit shutout baseball for his new team...Victoria was able to move up a half game in the Wild Card standings with the win, and the AppleSox fell back one game.
CAN’T KEEP HIM OFF BASE
Keston Hiura extended his consecutive reached base safely streak to 33 games, with his bunt single in the third inning last night... he now has reached base consecutively in more games than any other player in the WCL this season...the previous high was set by Tyler Davis of Bend (31)...there are no players with an active streak in the WCL higher than 18 games, other than Hiura...his streak began June 24 at home against the Yakima Valley Pippins, in a 10-8 AppleSox loss.
Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 860 games, the AppleSox own a 537-323 (.626) record...the AppleSox are 397-223 (.653) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 346-205 (.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 428-280 (.608) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 322-166 (.661) all-time home record, and is 225-176 (.562) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-29 all-time in extra-inning games.