WIN THE SERIES
The rubber match game-three of the series between Wenatchee and Bellingham is tonight at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium...the AppleSox are 2-2 in rubber match game threes...all four of those games were played on the road...Wenatchee won a rubber match at Victoria, June 7...lost at Bend, June 16, in 10 innings...won at Gresham, June 23, and then lost July 5 at Cowlitz.
After allowing six earned runs in an inning and two thirds at Gresham 6/22 in his AppleSox debut, Townsend has only allowed one earned run in each of his last two starts...both starts were against non-league teams (River City and Highline)...this will be Townsend’s first start against a league team since 6/22 at Gresham.
The Bellingham Bells and Wenatchee AppleSox are meeting for the 100th time in the all-time series tonight...the AppleSox lead the all-time series 59-40.
The Wenatchee AppleSox gave up four home runs last night...it was the most home runs the Wenatchee pitching staff had allowed this season.
TOUGH AT THE PLATE
The AppleSox struck out 15 times last night to the Bells...it was the highest strikeout total allowed by the AppleSox to an opposing pitching staff this season.
MASCOT NIGHTS... AND THE MASCOTS DON’T MATCH THE NAMES
The Wenatchee AppleSox mascot, Coyote, is celebrating Mascot Night tonight at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium...Coyote is not an Apple Sock, nor is the Bells’ mascot Dinger (hampster) a Bell.