APPLESOX CLOSE 2015 HOME SEASON, THURSDAY

 The AppleSox and Walla Walla Sweets close the 2015 schedule at Paul Thomas Sr. Field, on Fan Appreciation Night, Thursday.

The AppleSox and Walla Walla Sweets close the 2015 schedule at Paul Thomas Sr. Field, on Fan Appreciation Night, Thursday.

APPLESOX COMPLETE 2015 HOME SCHEDULE
The Wenatchee AppleSox (26-28, 23-27), third place in the WCL East, finish their 2015 home schedule with the Walla Walla Sweets (24-28, 21-28)...Walla Walla and Wenatchee are tied 4-4 in the series this season and Walla Walla has walked off the AppleSox in 3 of the 8 contests...the AppleSox won last night 5-3, and are going for a home series sweep to finish the 2015 season...the AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (26-28) (.481), 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.

LAST NIGHT
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 working in relief for his first save of the season. 

THE HIT MACHINE
Keston Hiura hit his third triple of the season to straightaway center field last night, to set the team’s record for triples in a single season...it was previously a five-way tie for the team records in triples at 4.

CAN’T KEEP HIM OFF BASE
Keston Hiura extended his consecutive reached base safely streak to 37 games, with a triple to center field in the first inning...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. 

APPLESOX ALL-TIME
Through the first fifteen franchise seasons and 864 games, the AppleSox own a 539-325 (.623) record...the AppleSox are 399-225 (.638) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 348-207 (.626) 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 430-282 (.603) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 324-168 (.657) all-time home record, and is 225-176 (.561) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-29 all-time in extra-inning games.