GRESHAM - The Wenatchee AppleSox (8-9), used a five-run sixth inning to beat the Gresham GreyWolves (6-12), 8-3, Saturday night at Oslund Field in Gresham, Ore.
Parker Price delivered a go-ahead 3-RBI triple in the inning, which started with Evan Douglas getting aboard on a single. Ryan Kreidler also singled in the inning, and Jordan Rathbone walked. With the bases loaded and one out, Otis Statum struck out looking. Haydan Hastings came to the plate and delivered an RBI infield single off the GreyWolves pitcher, David Wallum (1-1). The ball hit Wallum on the left side and got away on the infield for the base hit.
Price unloaded the bases in the next at bat with the go-ahead triple.
Wenatchee added another run in the inning on a Shane Martinez RBI triple for a 5-1 lead
Gresham started the scoring back in the second inning. An RBI single for Ben Klenke put Grady Miller (2-1) behind early, but the southpaw battled back to throw five innings of one-run baseball to keep his team in the game until the big sixth inning.
Gresham got two more runs off of Miller in the sixth, but only one of the runs came earned, due to an error in left field on a dropped baseball. Wenatchee committed two errors on the night.
Price added his fourth RBI with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, and Jordan Rathbone provided the Sox their eighth run in the ninth inning with a bases-loaded RBI single.
Rathbone went 2-for-2 with an RBI and was hit by two pitches and walked once.
Nick Hoefling threw and strong three innings of relief, facing ten batters and retiring nine for his second save of the season.
With the win, Wenatchee is 8-2 in its last 10 games, and the AppleSox are guaranteed a fourth-consecutive West Coast League series win, after being swept in the season’s first two series.
The AppleSox play for a series sweep, Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 5:05 p.m. Wenatchee will send Matt Young (1-0) to the mound to face Gresham’s left-handed Gabe Benavides (1-2).