GRESHAM, Ore. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (10-10) just didn’t have their best stuff, Thursday night in a 15-2 loss to the Gresham GreyWolves (8-12) at Oslund Field.
Wenatchee jumped to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning behind a sacrifice fly RBI for Jake Taylor and an RBI double down the left field line for Josh Zamora in his AppleSox debut.
Mike Townsend (0-1) had a tough first appearance in 2017. The defense didn’t help him out in the first inning, committing a critical error before five runs scored. The defense also lost a ball in the sun, that fell for a single.
Gresham capitalized on two errors in the second inning and ended up scoring 10 runs for the 15-2 final, on eight hits. Only six of the 15 runs came earned.
The AppleSox bullpen settled down and held Gresham scoreless the rest of the night, with McKabe Cottrell, Cameron Kurz, and Michael Spellacy throwing the rest of the way.
The AppleSox offense was quiet and had just one hit until a Spellacy hit in the sixth inning (was playing second base at the time). Cody Simmons added Wenatchee’s last two hits, starting with a one-pitch single in the seventh as a pinch hitter. His second base knock was in the ninth inning with two outs.
Gresham starter Zak Baayoun (no-decision) lasted four innings, while Christian Peters (1-2) threw an additional three innings for the winning decision. Gavin Baker finished the night on the mound.
Wenatchee will play for the series in game three and is sending Hunter Boyd (2-0) to the mound at 6:35 p.m., Friday.