DOMINATING THE NORTH
The AppleSox are 13-5 versus the WCL North Division this season and have won 13 of the last 15 meetings against North teams...Wenatchee hasn’t lost a series to a north team since the season-opening sweep at Walla Walla.
ALL GOOD THINGS...
We hate to continue the statement, but yes, all good things do come to an end...tonight, Collin Maier is making his final 2017 start for the Wenatchee AppleSox...with fall ball looming for WSU Baseball (late August), Maier will be shut down for rest after tonight’s start...he is currently tied with Yakima’s Taylor Dollard and Gresham’s Andrew Hansen with five wins, for the WCL lead.
In 16 tries, the AppleSox out-hit their opponents for wins in 2017 (16-0)...in the last two games, Wenatchee has out-hit its opponent and lost...two nights back Wenatchee held Yakima Valley to an opponent-low four hits, and last night, the AppleSox out-hit the Pippins 9-7.
OFFENSE OUT OF A RUT
After the fourth inning last night, the AppleSox team batting average for the series against the Yakima Valley Pippins dropped below .200...that was the team’s worst batting average against any WCL opponent this season, in more than one game played...the AppleSox recovered to get the offense momentum into the series with Bellingham...Wenatchee finished 9x24 the rest of the game (.375 average) with five unanswered runs.
NOT GONE, AND NOW FORGOTTEN
The AppleSox are looking to flush the memories of a series with Yakima Valley in which the team couldn’t muster a single home run at County Stadium...the AppleSox have only gone homerless in two series this year...both of those series were against the Yakima Valley Pippins...Wenatcheee has hit a team-record 27 home runs on the season.