FOR THE RECORD
Evan Johnson drew even with 2012 AppleSox talent Mitchell Gunsolus for the team record for RBI in a single season, with his 47th and 48th RBIs last night...Gunsolus was the 2012 WCL MVP and got his 48 RBI in 54 games...Johnson now stands three RBI away from tying the 2014 WCL MVP Vince Fernandez (Yakima Valley Pippins) for the league record, 51 RBI in a regular season...currently Chase Illig of Bellingham is two RBI behind Johnson, with 46 on the year.
SHIRER’S SOLO SLAM
The 7th inning blast last night for Dugan Shirer was not only his first HR at the collegiate level...it was his first home run at the high school level and beyond...at W.F. West HS in Chehalis, Shirer never homered...he also never went yard at the College of Southern Idaho or WSU.
Connor Leedholm drew even with Dustin Hamilton (2015, AppleSox) for the most saves by an individual in an AppleSox uniform, since Tyler Kane (2013) was the saving pitcher in six AppleSox wins.
The AppleSox and Sweets played their fourth-consecutive one-run game, Saturday night...Wenatchee finally ended up on the winning end...the AppleSox expanded their one-run game record to 9-9 this year.
Wenatchee has now come from behind in half of its wins this season...after erasing deficits twice last night, the AppleSox have posted 13 come-from-behind victories this year.
Head Coach Kyle Krustangel and Assistant Coach Cash Ulrich have coached together in 101 baseball games during this calendar year...they have won 62 of the 101 games...that’s a .614 winning percentage...they’re hoping to take both Yakima Valley College and the Wenatchee AppleSox to the playoffs this calendar year.
The AppleSox have not played .500-or-better baseball since 2014 when the team went 30-24 and finished one game shy of a playoff spot behind the Bend Elks in the then Wild Card race... tonight, with a win, the AppleSox would guarauntee no worse than a .500 record for the season...the AppleSox were 24-30 in 2015 and 19-35 last season.