WENATCHEE – Two prep standouts from California that are committed to play at the University of Arizona will join the Wenatchee AppleSox this season. Infielder Shane Martinez and outfielder Matt Frazier will spend their summer in Wenatchee before starting with the Wildcats in the fall.
“It is exciting to be receiving players from the University of Arizona,” said AppleSox head coach AJ Proszek. “The AppleSox have had a relationship with Jay Johnson, who is in his first season as the head coach of the Wildcats, for a number of years. We are thrilled that we are able to continue that connection.”
Martinez is from Riverside, Calif., where he is in his senior season at JW North High School. He was named a 2015 Perfect Game First Team Preseason High School Underclassman All-American. Last summer he played in USA Baseball’s Tournament of the Stars and is currently the No. 128 ranked prep player in the country by Perfect Game.
Frazier, out of Clovis North High School in Fresno, Calif., will join Martinez with the AppleSox, before the duo heads to Arizona. He was selected in 2015 as a Perfect Game High School Underclassmen All-American Honorable Mention honoree.
The 2016 season will begin at home on June 3 with a three-game series against the Yakima Valley Pippins. The team’s 17th season will include 33 home games at Paul Thomas Sr. Field.
Single game tickets start at just $7 for adults and $6 for kids. Season tickets are available now and can be purchased by contacting the AppleSox office at (509) 665-6900.