APPLESOX FALTER IN FINALE, WIN SERIES AT GRESHAM

 Gresham scored 11-unanswered runs Sunday to salvage a game in the three-game series. 

Gresham scored 11-unanswered runs Sunday to salvage a game in the three-game series. 

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The Wenatchee AppleSox (8-10), fell victim to the big inning Sunday night in Oregon, and the Gresham GreyWolves (7-12), salvaged a game in the set, winning 11-9 at Oslund Field in Gresham, Ore.

After trailing the AppleSox 6-0 into the bottom of the fourth inning, the GreyWolves rattled off the game’s next 11 runs to secure their first victory over the AppleSox. 

Wenatchee made good on multiple Gresham miscues in the second inning, scoring two runs on three errors. 

In the fourth the AppleSox got four more runs off of Gabe Benavides on an RBI triple for Jordan Rathbone, RBI single for Alex Gonzales, and an error in left field allowed the other two runs to score. 

Rathbone finished with his team-leading sixth multi-hit game of the year. Gonzales and Evan Douglas also had two-hit nights, and Ryan Kreidler delivered a phenomenal four-hit performance. 

Matt Young was dominant throughout three innings for Wenatchee, but Gresham finally reached him in the fourth for a two-run home run from Nick Snyder. It was the GreyWolves’ first home run of 2016. 

In the sixth, Gresham scored twice more off of Ross Clevenger, who was working in relief. Mark Cardinalli and Drew Curtis were credited RBI singles. 

In the seventh, things went from bad to worse for Clevenger. Two more runs came home. Both were hit off of Dylan Riddle (0-1), but charged to Clevenger. Riddle surrendered an additional four runs in the frame on a Dylan Doherty bases-loaded double, and Cardinalli RBI single. 

Gresham added a run of insurance in the eighth on its second home run of the night. This time, bu Jack Johnson who finished 4-for-4 with two doubles and the solo home run. 

Wenatchee rallied for three runs in the ninth, chasing GreyWolf reliever Carter Buuck. Jake Boyd came in and allowed the runs to score on two RBI singles and a fielder’s choice. He got the final out with the tying runs on base, striking out Matt Fraizer. 

Wenatchee returns home, Monday to try to put an end to the Victoria HarbourCat’s 14-game winning streak. The mark ties Wenatchee for the longest winning streak in WCL history (set in 2011), and Jimmy Dobrash (1-2) is set to face the ‘Cats for a second time this season. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.