HARBOURCATS, APPLESOX CONTINUE WEEKEND SERIES
The Wenatchee AppleSox (24-27, 21-26), fourth place in the WCL East, finish their series with the Victoria HarbourCats (27-24, 24-22), after Victoria won the series last night with an 8-6 final...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 (24-27) (.471), 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.
A four-run first for the AppleSox was led by a pair of 2-RBI singles from Sheldon Liikala and Jordan Rathbone...Keston Hiura also singled in the first inning and has reached base safely in 34-consecutive games...Victoria led off the game with a run in the top half of the first on an RBI groundout for AJ Alcantara...the HarbourCats scored five runs in the third inning and were helped by four-consecutive walks from Sox starter Gage Burland (2-3), who ended up walking six in 2 1/3 innings...PJ Floyd also hit a 2-RBI double off of Brian Gadsby who entered to get the final outs of the third...the runs were charged to Burland...Victoria added a run in the sixth inning, on an RBI single that scored Kevin Collard, who tripled earlier in the inning...Griffin Andreychuk drove in the run...the AppleSox answered with two runs of their own in the sixth on an RBI single for Evan Douglas and a sacrifice fly RBI for Keston Hiura...in the eighth, Andreychuk drove in another run on a single...the HarbourCats held the rest of the way for an 8-6 victory.
CAN’T KEEP HIM OFF BASE
Keston Hiura extended his consecutive reached base safely streak to 34 games, with a first-pitch single to left field in the first inning last night... he 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 861 games, the AppleSox own a 537-324 (.626) record...the AppleSox are 397-224 (.653) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 346-206 (.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 428-281 (.608) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 322-167 (.661) all-time home record, and is 225-176 (.562) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-29 all-time in extra-inning games.