WENATCHEE, Wash. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (6-5) fell behind 6-0 early before scoring 17 unanswered runs for a 25-8 win over the Yakima Valley Pippins (3-5) Monday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.
The win set a new scoring record for the team in league play, beating the previous mark of 22, scored against Kelowna in 2013.
The AppleSox also saw all of their original nine hitters collected two or more hits in the victory, as the team went for 26 total hits in the series-clinching win. The AppleSox scored all 25 runs without a home run.
To make the night more remarkable, the AppleSox scored 17 of their 25 runs, unanswered, after the Pippins took a 6-0 lead in the top of the first off of starter Griffin Davis (no decision).
Davis’ guys rebounded in the fourth inning to bring 16 batters to the plate, while 12 runs came across to score on 11 hits.
The AppleSox also rattled off an eight-run eighth inning to put the game well out of reach.
All of the AppleSox starters and subs scored at least one run in the contest.
Alex Gonzales had the team’s first 5-RBI night since Connor Spencer collected 5 RBIs against Kelowna in 2013, and Jalen Garcia got his first three RBI of the season on three doubles. He went 4-for-5 in the contest.
Garcia, Tanner Williams, and Dugan Shirer each drove in three runs. Shirer and Evan Johnson extended their hitting streaks to 10 and 11 games, respectively.
Hunter Boyd (1-0) relieved Griffin Davis after the 12-run fourth, and picked up the win. He surrendered two runs over the next four innings, while registering four strikeouts.
Tommy Watanabe came on for his first outing of the season in the ninth inning, and struck out two batters, while only allowing one walk.
The AppleSox have won three-consecutive WCL series, and have a chance for a sweep versus the Pippins, Tuesday. Colby Nealy will pitch for the AppleSox in a game that starts at 7:05 p.m. at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.