WENATCHEE – The Wenatchee AppleSox defeated the San Francisco Seals 7-0 in non-league action, Friday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.
Evan Douglas led the AppleSox offensive charge with three hits, including two doubles, and two runs scored.
Justin Blatner offered up seven scoreless innings in the victory. He gave up just two hits and struck out six batters. Mac Lardner worked the other two innings in relief, striking out three while preserving the shutout.
Wenatchee opened the scoring in the second inning with three runs on an RBI single for Jeremy Ydens and a 2-RBI single for Parker Price. Ryan Kreidler, Jordan Rathbone, and Alex Gonzales each scored, after reaching on singles and a walk, respectively.
The AppleSox chased the San Francisco Seals’ starter in the third inning, with two outs. He was charged for two runs on an RBI double for Douglas and a bases-loaded walk of Otis Statum.
Evan Douglas scored the sixth run of the game on a wild pitch in the fourth inning, after reaching base on his second double of the game.
Price set up the game’s final run with a leadoff triple in the eighth inning. Matt Reitano brought home Price on a sacrifice fly RBI.
Game two of the series is Saturday night, and first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Local arm Grady Miller will pitch for Wenatchee.