WENATCHEE APPLESOX (2-7) vs Walla Walla Sweets (5-4)
Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium | 7:05 p.m.
L- Matt Young (0-0) vs. R- Connor Cannon (0-0)
GAME NOTES | APPLESOX STATS | LISTEN LIVE
The Wenatchee AppleSox (2-7, 0-3 North), fifth place in the division, continue a nine-game homestand, hosting North division foe, the Walla Walla Sweets (5-4, 3-3 North)...Wenatchee won its first series of the season, Sunday with a 3-0 shutout of the Corvallis Knights...the AppleSox are playing their 17th franchise season (12th in the WCL) and are led by second-year skipper, AJ Proszek (29-37) (.439), who is in his 4th season with the Sox...Proszek is assisted by Kyle Hunt and Colton Loomis, both in their first seasons.
SUNDAY NIGHT -- APPLESOX 3, KNIGHTS 0
WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee AppleSox (2-7), shut out the Corvallis Knights (4-5), 3-0, behind seven scoreless innings from Grady Miller, Sunday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium...Miller posted six strikeouts and no walks, while allowing just five hits...he retired the Knights in order in three of the first four innings...at one point, he had retired 9-straight batters before Corvallis catcher Zak Taylor hit a two-out double in the fifth...Wenatchee scored its first run in the second inning off of Corvallis starter Aaron Pope (0-2)...Sheldon Liikala knocked an RBI single into left center field in the second inning, which scored Matt Reitano who led off hit by a pitch...Kolby DeHaas advanced him on a walk...the AppleSox offense was also held in check through the first six innings, coming up with just two hits off of Pope and Knight reliever Tanner Howell...Wenatchee did add a run off of Howell in the seventh on a sacrifice fly RBI for Jeremy Ydens...it scored DeHaas, who led off the frame with a single...Liikala was tossed out at third to end the inning, just after DeHaas crossed the plate...Wenatchee got one more insurance run in the eighth inning for reliever Nick Hoefling...he retired the Knights in the order in the top half of the frame...Parker Price doubled to start the home half, and was brought home in the next at bat on an RBI single for Evan Douglas...the RBI was Douglas’ first of the season...in the ninth, Corvallis made things interesting, loading the bases on three-conseuctive one-out singles...Hoefling ended the threat and picked up his first save by striking out the next two batters to secure the series victory.
Wenatchee shut out the Corvallis Knights, 3-0 Sunday night...it was the AppleSox first shutout since July 4, 2015 at home against the Klamath Falls Gems.
After going 0-7 without a quality start to begin 2016, Wenatchee came back with back-to-back quality starts from Justin Blatner and Grady Miller to win the weekend set over Corvallis, 2-1.
THE LAST TIME...
Before last weekend, the AppleSox previous sereis win was Aug. 4-6, 2015 (2-1) over the Walla Walla Sweets.
FROM BULLPEN TO ROTATION
Matt Young will move from the AppleSox bullpen to a starting role Tuesday night...the move is fitting as Young has the longest relief appearance for the AppleSox on the year (5.0 innings), and the most strikeouts in a relief appearance (8)...this will be his third game for Wenatchee in 2016.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A SERIES MAKES
The AppleSox are hitting .204 on the year with a 5.70 ERA, but over the weekend against Corvallis, the Sox hit .278 (25x90) with a 2.33 ERA (7 ER, 27.0 IP)...Haydan Hastings and Parker Price were the team’s offensive leaders, slugging .667 and .636 respectively.
The Wenatchee AppleSox had 18 current, former, or future players taken in last weekend’s 2016 MLB Draft, June 9-11. The 18 players selected was the highest mark of any WCL team. As a league, the WCL turned out 83 draft picks; a league record.
Brandon Bailey - Round 6, Oakland Athletics
John Pomeroy - Round 13, Pittsburgh Pirates
Trenton Brooks - Round 17, Cleveland Indians
Taylor Jones - Round 19, Houston
Eric Filia - Round 20, Seattle Mariners
Hunter Wells - Round 23, Miami
Mike McCann - Round 24, Kansas City
*Casey Legumina - Round 25, Toronto
Gage Burland - Round 26, NYY
John Brontsema - Round 26, Kansas City
CJ Gettman - Round 34, San Francisco
*^Michael Toglia - Round 35, Colorado
*^Ryan Kreidler - Round 35, Chicago (Cubs)
*Matt Fraizer - Round 38, Oakland
*^Shane Martinez - Round 39, Oakland
*^Otis Statum - Round 39, Cincinatti
*Jeremy Ydens - Round 40, St. Louis
*Evan Douglas - Round 40, Miami
*Denotes current player
^Denotes player who hasn’t yet arrived w/ AppleSox