WENATCHEE APPLESOX at Gresham GreyWolves
Oslund Field | 7:05 p.m.
L- Grady Miller (1-1) vs. R- David Wallum (1-0)
GAME NOTES | APPLESOX STATS | LISTEN LIVE
The Wenatchee AppleSox (7-9, 2-4 North), fifth place in the North Division face the Gresham GreyWolves (6-11, 4-6 South) for a chance at a fourth-straight WCL series win...Wenatchee is meeting the GreyWolves for the first time in franchise history...the club is 11-3 in its inaugural meetings with WCL opponents after the game-one win...the AppleSox are playing their 17th franchise season (12th in the WCL) and are led by second-year skipper, AJ Proszek (36-39) (.480), who is in his 4th season with the Sox...Proszek is assisted by Kyle Hunt and Colton Loomis, both in their first seasons.
LAST NIGHT -- APPLESOX 9, GREYWOLVES 1
GRESHAM – The Wenatchee AppleSox (7-9), bashed three home runs, and Otis Statum hit two of them in a 9-1 win over the Gresham GreyWolves (6-11), Friday night at Oslund Field in Gresham, Ore...Statum put the AppleSox on the board in the second inning, when he hammered a three-run home run over the left center field fence...Jordan Rathbone and Alex Gonzales scored, and were aboard on a single and a walk...Gresham starter Chris Brown (0-2) continued to struggle with the long ball, Friday, when Ryan Kreidler hit a solo home run in the third inning, following Shane Martinez scoring on a wild pitch...Otis Statum ended Brown’s night on the hill with a second home run...his solo shot to open the fourth inning, put the AppleSox up 6-0...it was the first time an AppleSox player had hit two home runs in a game since Evan Douglas accomplished the feat at Victoria, June 26, 2015...Wenatchee added a seventh run on a Martinez sacrifice fly in the fourth inning...Justin Blatner (2-0) carried the AppleSox through 5 2/3 scoreless innings...he struck out four batters while scattering six hits...the AppleSox scored their last two runs on RBI singles for Michael Toglia and Rathbone in the seventh...Rathbone finished with four hits for the AppleSox, and Martinez, Kreidler, and Statum also chipped-in with multi-hit efforts...Gresham got its lone run in the eighth inning off of Taylor Borchers on an RBI groundout. Borchers threw the final 3 1/3 innings for Wenatchee to earn a save
The Wenatchee AppleSox won 9-1 last night after losing 9-1 at Bend in the series finale down South, on Thursday.
STATUM SLAMS TWO HOMERS IN WIN
A multi-homer night for Otis Statum sparked the AppleSox first all-time victory in Gresham...it was the first multi-home run night for the AppleSox since current infielder Evan Douglas hit two home runs at Victoria June 26, 2015...before last season, the feat hadn’t been accomplished by the AppleSox since 2011...Breland Almadova hit two against Portland in Wenatchee.
ON A TEAR
The AppleSox are riding a big-time hot streak at the plate in their last five games...the Sox are hitting .287 with four home runs and 51 hits...an average of 10.2 hits-per-game.
OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
Grady Miller will be toeing the rubber for the AppleSox tonight...the left-hander supplied the team’s longest start of the season, going 7.0 innings in a winning effort June 12 vs. Corvallis.
Jordan Rathbone is hitting .538 in the last five games, with seven hits in 13 at bats...he has driven in two runs over the stretch and went 4-for-5 last night...Rathbone is also the team’s leading hitter over the last ten games, with a .462 mark (12-for-26).
Speaking of Jordan Rathbone’s four-hit night, Thursday, the AppleSox have now had three players come up with four hits in the last four nights.
JUMPING OUT TO EARLY LEADS
In their last three wins, the AppleSox have grabbed a multi-run lead in the opening three innings...9-0 after three innings, Tuesday...5-0 after three innings, Wednesday...3-0 after three innings last night.
KREIDLER’S FIRST HOME RUN
Last night, Ryan Kreidler send his first blast of the season over the left field wall...for the AppleSox, all 6 home runs have been hit by true freshmen...Michael Toglia, Haydan Hastings, Jeremy Ydens, Otis Statum, and Kreidler all own the round-trippers.