THE PLAYOFF HUNT
To catch the current WCL leader, the AppleSox need to win their final three first-half games (at Cowlitz, Monday-Wednesday) and have the Kelowna Falcons lose two of their last three games July 3-5 to the Yakima Valley Pippins...if the AppleSox lose one of the next three, Kelowna must lose all three to the Pippins (Falcons hold tiebreaker).
THAT’S A WINNING STREAK...
Wenatchee has now won its last four league games (five overall)...the mark ties the AppleSox longest league winning streak from a season ago, when the team won four-straight (Corvallis and Walla Walla) from June 11-15, after an 0-7 start.
EMPTY THE DUST PAN
Last night’s sweep for the AppleSox was their first since July 2-4 of 2015...727 days separated the two sweeps for Wenatchee, and the last team they swept, the Klamath Falls Gems, is no longer a member of the West Coast League.
When he knocked his two-out double to left-center field last night, Evan Johnson secured his 8th RBI of the three-game set against Port Angeles...Johnson went 7-for-12 in the series and hit four doubles...his two-out RBI in the eighth is also his team-leading 8th 2-out RBI of the year...he is also now tied for second in the league with 9 doubles this season and his .412 batting average ranks second.
WHERE HE RANKS
The AppleSox can now also boast the WCL leader in strikeouts, after Hunter Boyd K’d eight last night for his league-leading 35th punchout of the season...both Boyd and fellow starter Collin Maier are also tied for the league lead with 4 wins each.