WENATCHEE APPLESOX at Corvallis Knights
Goss Stadium | 6:05 p.m. // approx. 8:05 p.m.
GM 1 || R- Jimmy Dobrash (1-2) vs. R- Grant Goodman (0-0)
GM 2 || R- Luke Mattson (1-4) vs. R- Branden Cutsforth (0-0)
GAME NOTES | APPLESOX STATS | LISTEN LIVE
The Wenatchee AppleSox (10-18, 4-8 North), tied for fourth place in the North Division visit the Corvallis Knights (16-9, 6-3 South) in their first series of the WCL Second Half...the Corvallis Knights are in the final two games of their first-half schedule...the AppleSox are playing their 17th franchise season (12th in the WCL) and are led by second-year skipper, AJ Proszek (39-48) (.448), 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 2, KNIGHTS 3
CORVALLIS – The Wenatchee AppleSox (10-18, 0-1 Second Half), struggled to find an offensive answer against the Corvallis Knights (16-9, 0-0), in a 3-2 series-opening loss at Goss Stadium in Corvallis, Ore...Wenatchee went down in order in four of the first five innings, at the hand of Aaron Pope (3-2)...he only allowed two hits while totaling 10 strikeouts...Ross Clevenger (1-2), also pitched strongly, allowing just three hits through four innings to the first-half South-Champion Knights...Corvallis broke the scoreless tie in the fifth inning with an RBI single for Oregon State product Kyle Nobach...Emilio Alcantar followed with a sacrifice fly in the next at bat to give Corvallis a 2-0 lead...Wenatchee answered with a run off of Pope in the sixth inning, set up by a leadoff walk for Otis Statum, and the team’s second hit on a Matt Fraizer double...Matt Reitano drove in Statum with a sacrifice fly to left field...the AppleSox used just one reliever, Wednesday. Mac Lardner got out of trouble in the sixth inning, stranding two Corvallis runners in scoring position, but a squeeze play in the seventh inning led to a 3-1 Knight advantage...Alcantar sacrificed in his second RBI on a good bunt, and proved to provide the winning run for Corvallis...Reitano was responsible for both of the Sox RBI, after singling home Fraizer after his second double of the night in the eighth inning...Fraizer was in position to score following the double, after a balk moved him to third base...Chase Kaplan, who leads the WCL South with 6 saves, got the final three outs for Corvallis, preserving the one-run win.
It’s time for the AppleSox to play a doubleheader with the Corvallis Knights...this game was previously scheduled as to help the clubs avoid playing a one-game continuation of the series later in the season (due to an odd number 11 teams in the WCL)...in WCL play this is on the AppleSox’ 10th double header, and seven of those double headers were scheduled because of rain...Wenatchee is 48-40 all-time...24-16 road, 24-24 home...the AppleSox have swept 14 times, split 20, and been swept 10 times...the AppleSox used to play the Aloha Knights in double-header action...Wenatchee leads the all-time double-header matchups 4-2.
Last night, Matt Fraizer became the first AppleSox player to come up with two doubles in a game this season...Matt Reitano also posted his first 2-RBI game of the summer.
AGAINST DIVISION LEADERS
Wenatchee is now 0-7 against opponents leading either the WCL North or South divisions.
The AppleSox did not commit an error last night for just the fourth time this season...the AppleSox are 2-2 in games in which they do not commit an error.
JUST ONE RUN
Corvallis and Wenatchee have met a total of 85 times in the history of league and non-league matchups...29-of-85 contests have been decided by just one run.
CLOSE ONLY COUNTS...
Wenatchee is now 1-6 in one-run games in 2016, and 1-3 in two-run games...leading to a total record of 2-9 in games decided by two runs or fewer.
Jordan Rathbone leads the AppleSox in multi-hit games in 2016, with nine...the next closest is a four-way tie with six.
THE END OF AN ERA
Finally, Wenatchee will put an end to an 18-game stretch dating back to June 20...the stretch hasn’t been all too kind to Wenatchee, with the AppleSox currently at a 6-10 record, and not able to attain a finish better than 8-10.