HECK OF A GIFT!
It’s a story not even Hollywood would accept...last night, Adrian Damla hit a home run in his first AppleSox at bat...the home run came on Father’s Day and was the second of his college career...his first home run was hit on May 14 (Mother’s Day) in UC Irvine’s win at Hawaii...his mom did get the clutch end of the deal, with the HR at Hawaii proving to be the game winner...yesterday’s blast started the scoring for Wenatchee.
BROOMS AT THE READY
Tonight, Wenatchee is trying to do something it hasn’t since 2015...the last Wenatchee AppleSox sweep was July 2-4, 2015 at home against the Klamath Falls Gems...last season, the AppleSox were swept five times without dusting up one of their own.
GET JUGGIE WITH IT
Evan Johnson (a.k.a Juggie) went for his second multi-HR game of the season last night, which tied Justin Ehlers for the only multi, multi-HR games in a season...Ehlers had his two 2-HR games back in 2004.
Last night, the AppleSox struck out the most opposing batters (15) since the 2014 team K’d 20 Walla Walla Sweets, July 16, 2014...granted, that night, the 2014 squad had five extra innings to get it done (a 14-inning game)...the 2014 squad didn’t have more than 15 strikeouts entering extra innings that night.
TAYLOR KEEPS SWINGING
Jake Taylor is off to a tremendous 11-for-25 start at the plate, after collecting three hits last night, including his second double of the series...that’s good for a team-best six-game hitting streak...don’t tell his .220 spring batting average...the young slugger is hitting .480 so far this season.
LAST OF THE NEWCOMERS, TONIGHT
The AppleSox add their last full-time players, Josh Zamora and Mike Townsend tonight...the current roster sits at 33 players.