AppleSox Return Two Local Products

 Former AppleSox pitchers Tyler Burch and Kyle Blankenship, both Wenatchee natives are set to return to the valley in 2016.

Former AppleSox pitchers Tyler Burch and Kyle Blankenship, both Wenatchee natives are set to return to the valley in 2016.

WENATCHEE – A pair of homegrown hurlers will rejoin the Wenatchee AppleSox this season and be a part of the team’s pitching staff. The two local players who will spend their summer with the AppleSox are Wenatchee High School graduate and current Central Washington University right-handed pitcher Kyle Blankenship and Eastmont High School graduate and current Lewis-Clark State College right-handed pitcher Tyler Burch. 

“It is always an extra bonus to add players who are from the area, especially guys who already have experience with us” said AppleSox head coach AJ Proszek. “We are looking forward to having both contribute and provide valuable innings on the mound.”

Blankenship is in his junior season at CWU after playing two years at Wenatchee Valley College. It will be his third season with the AppleSox, after spending last summer with the team and serving as a temporary player in 2014. Last year he pitched in 12 games for the AppleSox, which was tied for the third most appearances on the team.     

Burch has seen action right away during his freshman campaign for the Warriors. He has appeared in five games and has made one start for LCSC this spring. He started three games for the AppleSox last year and came away with a win in each outing, finishing with a 3-0 record and a 5.30 ERA. 

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.