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APPLESOX (3-4) VS VICTORIA HARBOURCATS (4-4)
Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium
WEN: R- Jarrod Molnaa (0-0, 3.68) vs. VIC: R- Ethan Skuija (0-0, 2.45)
THE ONE-TWO PUNCH
Dugan Shirer and Parker Price have batted one-two for the AppleSox in the last four games...the result has been a 3-1 record and a combined 13x32 (.406 avg.)...Shirer has posted a pair of three-hit games and holds a leadoff knock for Wenatchee in each of the last three games...Price collected four hits including the game-winning single last night...the pair also has walked a combined five times over the span with Shirer chipping in three stolen bags.
FOUR HITS, INCLUDING THE GAME-ENDER
Parker Price’s game-one effort marked the first time the AppleSox collected a 4-hit game since reigning WCL MVP Michael Toglia accomplished the feat July 24, 2016at Bellingham...it was the AppleSox first game-ending hit in league play since June 11, 2014, when Taylor Johnson brought home the game’s winning run against the Kitsap BlueJackets...that was the second-straight walkoff hit for Johnson, who also walked things off in a day game June 10.
The AppleSox longest hitting streaks belong to Evan Johnson, Dugan Shirer, Parker Price, and Cody Simmons...check these out:
Johnson - 7 games (9x28, .321)
Shirer - 6 games (10x22, .455)
Price - 5 games (8x24, .333)
Simmons - 3 games (3x10, .300)
...that’s a combined 30x74...a .405 avg. for the four players.
ESSENTIALLY HIS SECOND START
Jarrod Molnaa threw an AppleSox record 7.1 innings his last time out in relief, rattling off 10 strikeouts and no walks at Walla Walla, June 3...we’ll give him the ball from pitch numero uno tonight.
BUILDING OFF IT
Molnaa also finished his last relief outing with 3.1 scoreless innings...it is the longest-active consecutive-scoreless innings streak amongst all active AppleSox pitchers.
WHEN IT COUNTS
After last night’s ninth-inning win, Wenatchee is now outscoring its opponents 7-1 in the ninth...the AppleSox enjoy a 12-6 scoring advantage after the sixth inning, through seven games.