NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN
Two-way player Jalen Garcia is not only batting .291, but now, he is leading the AppleSox pitching staff in consecutive-scoreless innings thrown...last night’s two-inning save took him a third of an inning past Connor Leedholm, with 6.1 consecutive-scoreless innings pitched...Garcia is 1-0 with a save in three relief appearances this year...his scoreless innings streak started June 7 at Walla Walla.
THE PRICE WAS RIGHT
Two hits, 5 RBIs, and a first collegiate home run on a second-inning grand slam for Parker Price?...just another day at the office for the AppleSox second baseman...he’s now batting .286 with 9 RBIs...his 5-RBI performance made him the 11th player in team history to drive in 5...2016-17 teammate Alex Gonzales did it on the last homestand.
BOYD BREEZES ‘EM ON BY
Hunter Boyd tossed 10 strikeouts last night, to become the first AppleSox starting pitcher since June, 2015 (CJ gettman vs. SF Seals) to accomplish the feat...Jarrod Molnaa struck out 10 in relief earlier this season at Walla Walla.
SAY HELLO TO MCCORD
Another new pitcher for the AppleSox tonight is Western Oregon product Connor McCord...he will get the ball in his first start of 2017...the left-hander is coming off a season in which he made 11 appearances and 1 start (a complete game)...he threw over 45 innings for WOU.
DO IT FOR DAD
Happy Father’s Day!...the AppleSox are 13-5 all-time on Father’s Day, including two seasons in which the team played double headers on this special day...the only year the AppleSox did not play on this special day was in 2007.