For the first time this season, the AppleSox are in sole possession of first place in the WCL North Division...the AppleSox have spent three other days with a share of the Division lead, including tied with Bellingham for first, yesterday...with a 2-0 record in the WCL second half, the AppleSox are the only team in the North with a 1.000 winning percentage, allowing them the top spot in the standings.
The AppleSox also set a new team record last night, by hitting their second Grand Slam of the season...Parker Price hit the team’s other back on June 17 at home against Victoria...never before had Wenatchee hit two in league play in the same season...that was before Josh Zamora parked his first league home run of the summer over the left field fence...in total, the AppleSox have hit 16 grand slams all-time and hit three in 2004 (two in non-league play)...the AppleSox are 13-2 in which the team hits a grand slam.
A HOME RUN RECORD FALLS
Wenatchee also saw another home run record fall last night, when Jack Machtolf hit his sixth-inning solo home run...12 AppleSox players have now homered this year, which breaks the team record of 11 from 2014.
FOLLOW THE LEADER
Collin Maier will be on the mound for the AppleSox tonight...he is Wenatchee’s leading pitcher, and also owns a WCL-best 5 victories in 2017...the AppleSox single-season wins record is 7.
BACK-TO-BACK HOME “SWEEPS”
The last time the AppleSox “swept” back-to-back Home WCL series was in 2013...however one was only a two-game sweep (game three rained out vs. Walla Walla)...the AppleSox won two over the Sweets July 30-31, 2013 and another three over Victoria, Aug. 5-7 for a five-game sweep...the last back-to-back home sweeps of the six-game variety were the same season, 2013, from June 21-23 over the Kitsap BlueJackets and July 2-4 over the Victoria HarbourCats.