WENATCHEE - The Wenatchee AppleSox (10-22, 0-5 Second Half), were headed to a first second-half win, but the Gresham GreyWolves (16-16, 5-0), rallied late for a 4-3 11-inning win at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium, Sunday.
The AppleSox fell behind early when Josh Adams singled home Konnor Zickefoose for an early Gresham advantage.
Aaron Shoup began his strong start with two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit. In the third inning, Wenatchee’s second hit of the game brought home two runs. Taylor Borchers doubled into right-center field to put the AppleSox ahead 2-1. The runs came unearned following an error.
Again, Wenatchee scored a third unearned run off of Shoup in the fifth on an RBI groundout for Ryan Kreidler.
From that point on, the AppleSox offense was quiet, but continued to lead following a six-inning start by Grady Miller. It was Miller’s third quality start of the season, and he only allowed the one run in the second inning.
Nick Hoefling took over in the seventh inning, while Shoup threw seven frames for his quality start. Hoefling struggled, walking three batters, and a run came to score off of him in the eighth inning on an error at second base.
Dylan Riddle (0-3) entered in the eighth with the bases loaded and two outs. He struck out a batter to preserve Wenatchee’s 3-2 advantage.
In the ninth, Gresham tied the game on Adams’ second RBI of the game. It came with two outs on an 0-1 pitch and Adams singled the run in on a broken bat single to left-center field.
The score stayed tied into the eleventh inning, when Ryan Rodriguez led off with a triple for Gresham. Ryan Smith brought him home on a sac fly RBI to right field. Michael Clark relieved Brett Gannaway (1-1), who tossed three scoreless innings. Clark earned the save (2), striking out two of the three batters he faced.
The series wraps up Monday night at 7:05 p.m., and Matt Young (1-0) will pitch for the AppleSox.