WENATCHEE, Wash. - The Wenatchee AppleSox (26-28, 23-27) took another step towards their team goal of finishing .500 in league play with a 5-3 win over the Walla Walla Sweets (24-28, 21-28), Tuesday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Field.
Walla Walla struck first off of AppleSox starter Tyler Burch (3-0), on a two-error first inning. A groundout for Nick Halamandaris scored the game's first run. The two teams combined for seven errors in the game.
Keston Hiura lined a warning-track triple to center field, beating the shift, for his fifth triple of 2015, a new team record. It was the only hit for the AppleSox in the first. Hiura now holds the team single season record for doubles, total bases, and triples.
An RBI single for Clayten Ayers in the third inning gave Walla Walla a 2-0 advantage.
The AppleSox scored once in the fourth on a wild pitch, and then a error at second base brought around two more runs in a two-hit inning for a 3-2 Wenatchee lead.
The AppleSox allowed the score to tie in Burch's final inning, on an RBI groundout for Alex McKenna and the Sweets.
Wenatchee regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning to pick up their starter. Evan Douglas doubled to set up second and third with two outs, and he and Joey Jansen scored on an error at shortstop.
Douglas went 3-for-5 and has now collected multiple hits in six of his last seven games.
Wenatchee held the rest of the way home, with Colton Loomis (1) working in relief for his first save of the season.
The final home game of 2015 is Wednesday night and is both a Fred Meyer Kid's Day and Fan Appreciation Night. Select beverage and souvenir items will be on sale, and first pitch is at 7:05 p.m., with the AppleSox seeking a series sweep.