ABOVE-AVERAGE AT OSLUND
In thier four games at Oslund Field, the AppleSox average an 8.3-to-1.7 final score...nearly identical to last night’s game-one win...in Wenatchee’s lone road loss to the GreyWolves here in Gresham, the AppleSox still managed to score nine runs.
DON’T PITCH TO HIM
Evan Johnson is on pace to drive home 68 runs this season in WCL play for the AppleSox...the team record for RBI belongs to Mitchell Gunsolus (2012), who brought 48 runs home to score...at 24, Johnson is already halfway to that mark, 19 games through the 54-game league season...he is 8 RBI ahead of Corvallis’ Jordan Qsar (16) in the WCL RBI race currently...the league record for RBI belongs to Vince Fernandez, YVP (51) in 2014.
‘MAJOR LEAGUE’ STREAK
No, he’s not a catcher, but AppleSoxjunior, Jake Taylor, is having a run that even the fictional character in the hit movie ‘Major League’ would be proud of!...over his first seven games at the plate, Taylor has collected at least one hit, for a team-best 7-game hitting streak...over the span, he’s had three-multi hit games and drove in four runs...batting .433 (13x30)...Taylor has already matched his spring hit total, from his sophomore season at Seattle U, where he hit .220.
BULLPEN SETTLED DOWN
Last night, for the first time since game one of the Gresham series in Wenatchee, the AppleSox bullpen combined for a scoreless relief outing.
The AppleSox were gifted a season-high nine free bases last night, via the walk...previously Walla Walla had walked Wenatchee eight times, June 4 in a 12-inning game.
EVERYTHING TRENDING UP
The AppleSox are above-.500 over the last five, ten, and 15 games, and are above-.500 over each of their last five games at home and on the road.