THE FIRST TIME SINCE...
The last time the Everett Merchants were in Wenatchee was July 8, 2014...the AppleSox lost the meeting 14-8...it was the AppleSox only loss that season in non-league play.
Current AppleSox players Evan Johnson and Adrian Vela each played for the Everett Merchants...Johnson played for the Merchants last summer, while Vela played for them in 2015...neither faced the AppleSox while a member of the Everett club...Johnson hit .385 in 33 games for the Merchants last summer...was the teams leading hitter...Vela hit .213 in Everett in 15 games in 2015.
LONG TIME AS SKIPPER
The head coach of the Everett Merchants, Harold Pyatte has served in his current role for 44 seasons...over twice as long as the AppleSox have existed!
APPLESOX IN NON-LEAGUE PLAY
All-time, Wenatchee is 111-41 in non-league play...97-34 at home...and only lost one non-league game a season ago (Alaska Goldpanners)....the AppleSox have not played away from Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium in non-league play since 2004.
EVAN JOHNSON CHASING APPLESOX HOME RUN HISTORY
Evan Johnson hit his seventh home run of the season, Friday...in an entire season there have only been two AppleSox players ever hit more than seven...Taylor Sparks hit nine in 2012 and Adam Nelubowich hit eight in 2011...so far, Johnson’s HR total in 21 league games, he has matched the 2000 and 2006 teams’ totals for home runs in an entire season (30 and 42 games).