Opening Night Presented by GESA Credit Union
APPLESOX (2-4) VS VICTORIA HARBOURCATS (4-3)
Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium
WEN: R- Colby Nealy (0-0) vs. VIC: L- Isaac Mullins (0-0)
BACK IN THE APPLE CAPITAL
The AppleSox are home for the first of 31 home games at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium, with Opening Night, Thursday, June 8.
Last night, the Wenatchee AppleSox pitched their first team shutout since June 21, 2016 at Bend (11-0).
The AppleSox continue for a stretch of six-straight games against the HarbourCats tonight...the three-game series marks the teams’ final meetings in the 2017 regular season...the AppleSox also have a six-game stretch with Gresham (seperated by an off day) later this month, June 17-23...the AppleSox will start at home in that stretch.
PACING THE WCL
The AppleSox lead the WCL in home runs, with six, and Evan Johnson leads the league in home runs (3) and RBI (10)...the next-closest RBI hitters to Johnson have 7 each...Adrian Vela sits at second in the league with 2 home runs...Jarrod Molnaa, tomorrow’s scheduled starting pitcher, is tied for second in the WCL with 10 strikeouts...Dugan Shirer is batting .474, which is good for third in the league.
LAST NIGHT’S LINEUP
Wenatchee saw 8-of-9 hitters collect at least one hit last night, while the team set a single-game high with 5 extra-base hits...the only AppleSox player not to get a hit was Alex Gonzales, but excuse him, he walked three times in the game for six walks in the series (in which he played two games).
The AppleSox welcome Colby Nealy, Connor Leedholm, Jake Taylor, and Jack Reisinger into AppleSox uniforms this weekend...Nealy (Kelowna) and Reisinger (Cowlitz) each have WCL playing experience.
Mason Shaw pitched the first AppleSox quality start of the season last night...you will notice he and Dylan Grogan are missing from the pitching section of the notes....their summers with Wenatchee came to an end at the end of the six-game road trip...both were temporary contract players for Wenatchee.