2015 SEASON ENDS ON ROAD IN YAKIMA
The Wenatchee AppleSox (27-30, 24-29), third place in the WCL East, will look to finish the 2015 season with a series win over the Yakima Valley Pippins (31-25, 28-25)...Wenatchee has won its last three WCL East divisional series...the AppleSox are playing their 16th franchise season (11th in the WCL) and are led by first-year skipper, AJ Proszek (27-30) (.474), 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 scored first in the second inning off of Pippins starter Darrion Simons...Drew Helmstadter drove in Jordan Rathbone with an RBI single. Rathbone was aboard earlier in the inning on a double...Yakima Valley answered with an RBI double from Dayton Provost, scoring Jake Manson, who was aboard on a double earlier in the inning...Zach Haggett (6-3), worked seven innings for the AppleSox, Saturday, and gave up only the one Pippin run on five hits. He threw 90 pitches over his seven innings and threw 60 for strikes...Keston Hiura gave Haggett a lead to work with in the top of the seventh. Hiura hit an RBI triple to the wall in right field to score Evan Douglas who walked earlier in the seventh off of Pippins reliever Zach Wolf (0-1)...Hiura also walked in the first inning to extend his streak of reaching base to 40-consecutive games...Kyle Vanderkin also tripled for the AppleSox in the eighth inning...in the bottom half, AJ Proszek was ejected arguing a changed call between second and third base, when a Pippins runner was originally called out on a rundown, later to be ruled safe on a missed tag...Sean Sparling rebounded to strikeout two batters with two runners in scoring position, before retiring the side in the ninth inning for the AppleSox 2-1 victory.
CAN’T KEEP HIM OFF BASE
Keston Hiura extended his consecutive reached base safely streak to 40 games, with a walk 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 867 games, the AppleSox own a 540-327 (.623) record...the AppleSox are 400-227 (.638) since the inception of the WCL in 2005...Wenatchee is 349-209 (.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 431-284 (.603) against league opponents (including playoffs) and 107-40 (.728) vs. non-league teams...Wenatchee owns a 325-169 (.657) all-time home record, and is 225-177 (.561) on the road...Wenatchee is 34-29 all-time in extra-inning games.