WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Despite early production, the Wenatchee AppleSox (0-1) had trouble collecting timely hits, and fell to the Walla Walla Sweets (1-0), in a 4-0 shutout Friday night at Borleske Stadium.

Reagan Teegarden and Evan Johnson each tallied two hits on the night, and Cole McKenzie and Alex Gonzales led off the game with a pair of singles.

After the early hits, the AppleSox were held quiet at the plate and suffered five hitless innings. Wenatchee collected four base hits in the first three frames.

The AppleSox also struggled getting the timely hit, going 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Walla Walla jumped to its lead in the second inning on an RBI single for Joe Zimmer, off of AppleSox opening-night starter Griffin Davis (0-1).

Former Wenatchee third baseman (2015) Nick Nyquist also capitalized on a mistake pitch in the fourth inning. He hit a two-run home run over the left field fence, for a 3-0 lead.

Jake Suddleston capped the scoring against Davis with an RBI single in the sixth.

Hugh Smith and Matthew Young each made their AppleSox pitching debuts and fired scoreless frames in the seventh and eighth innings, in relief.

Billy Dimlow (1-0), Milo Mincin, and Darius Vines combined to keep the AppleSox scoreless. Vines inherited a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eighth inning, but was able to get out of it with back-to-back strikeouts.

Right-hander Keegan Romig (0-0), will face off against lefty Scott Parker (0-0) Saturday at Borleske Stadium for game two of the series, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.