STREAKS NO MORE
Last night, the AppleSox first win erased a 10-game losing streak to the Victoria HarbourCats...it also ended a four-game skid in league play, a five-game negative trend on the road, and marked Wenatchee’s 200th franchise road win in 18 seasons.
Adrian Vela smashed Wenatchee’s seventh individual multi-HR game in the team’s WCL history...he and Evan Johnson are the first teammates to accomlish the feat in the same season, and four of the seven multi-HR league performances for the AppleSox have come in the last three seasons...the onslaught of multi-HR games started in Victoria June 26-28 when Evan Douglas smashed a pair over the right field fence at Royal Athletic Park.
BIG INNINGS FROM ‘PEN
The AppleSox are short-staffed in terms of arms, on this road trip...after Matthew Young and tonight’s starter Gerald Hein, each threw one inning back on Opening Night, the AppleSox have averaged a little over 5 2/3 innings per individual relief appearance...Young used 3 1/3 to earn his first save a night ago...the 5 2/3 innings per relief appearance over the last three games out-pitches the starters, who average just under 3 1/3 innings per start.
PACING THE WCL
The AppleSox lead the WCL in home runs, with five, and Vela and Johnson are tied for the league lead with two home runs, each...Johnson’s 6 RBI tie up with HarbourCat Ethan Lopez for best in the WCL...Jarrod Molnaa is tied for second in the WCL with 10 strikeouts.
CONGRATS TO SKIP
Kyle Krustangel picked up his first win of his AppleSox head coaching career last night.
NOT A LOT IN THE NORTH
Last night the AppleSox and the Kelowna Falcons were the only two teams who were able to win in the WCL North Division...Victoria, Walla Walla, Bellingham, and Port Angeles all were on the wrong end of Monday scores.
Wenatchee’s 9 runs, 13 hits, four extra-base hits, and three home runs were all season highs...the pitching staff also held its lowest runs against total, at four.