HOW MAIER MADE HIS LIVING
Collin Maier wrapped up his 2017 season for the Wenatchee AppleSox last night, and ended up just win win shy of tying the franchise’s single-season wins record...Maier went 6-1 and now leads the WCL in victories...he finished his last two games with season-high strikeout totals, tossing six in each outing...his final pitch in the WCL was a strike to Ernie Yake...Maier got the Bellingham shortstop looking to put a cap on a 7-3 WCL career, that included a 1-2 record in two years as a temporary player for the Bells in 2015 and 2016.
Last night, the AppleSox were looking at a dream scenario into the ninth inning in Gresham, Ore...with the Bellingham win in hand, all other WCL North teams were set to lose...then the first-place Victoria HarbourCats erased an 8-run deficit in the ninth inning at Gresham and went on to win 14-12 in 10 innings at Oslund Field...Victoria remains a game and a half in front of Wenatchee in the standings.
PRENDIZ FOR PREZ
Jordan Prendiz hit just .133 in June with two hits, none for extra bases, and no RBI...in July, he’s been scorching hot, with the team’s second-best average for the month at .364 (Prater, .392)...Prendiz has 12 hits in July including a 2B, 3B, HR, and 7 RBI...don’t forget about his 3-RBI double a night ago in the nine-run seventh!
The AppleSox defense got the message after committing 10 errors in three games at Yakima Valley...last night, Wenatchee was error-free and is now 9-1 when not committing an error this year.
COMING BACK FOR MORE
Wenatchee did trail 1-0 at one point last night...the AppleSox pulled off their 10th comeback win of the season a night ago...Wenatchee is 7-11 when scoring second this season.