CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (28-22, 13-10) walked off the Corvallis Knights (31-19, 14-9) in the first of a double header at Goss Stadium, 10-7, on the strength of a Jake Taylor three-run home run, and Corvallis split the double header with a 6-3 game-two win, Thursday night.
The double header featured two seven-inning games, after games one and two of a scheduled three-game series in Wenatchee were postponed due to unhealthy air quality in Wenatchee.
The AppleSox played as the home team in both games of the double header, and Wenatchee started hot it game one, jumping to a 4-0 lead on four RBI singles for Evan Johnson, Jalen Garcia, Adrian Vela, and Adrian Damla in the first inning.
Johnson’s RBI single in the first, set the team record for RBI in a single season, passing Mitchell Gunsolus’ 2012 mark of 48.
Wenatchee took a punch back in the second inning on a seven-run frame for the Corvallis Knights, off of starter Hunter Boyd.
The score stayed at 7-4 all the way into the bottom of the seventh inning, When Wenatchee used a 2-RBI double from Vela and an RBI single from Adrian Damla to tie the score, against Tanner Howell (1-2), who was in relief of Cameron Richman and Connor Redmond.
Jake Taylor smashed a walk-off three-run home run over the left-field fence in the next at bat to give Wenatchee the 10-7 win and 15th come-from-behind win of the year.
Michael Spellacy (3-0) finished the sixth and seventh innings behind Boyd for the game-one win.
Game two featured a fast start for Corvallis, who jumped out to a 5-0 lead over Wenatchee in the first two innings against starter McKabe Cottrell (1-3).
Wenatchee was held quiet into the fourth inning, until they loaded the bases with two outs against starter Trenton Toplikar. Reliever Trevor Wells (2-1) came in to get the final out of the frame, and kept Corvallis ahead 5-0.
Wenatchee was down 6-0 into the bottom of the seventh, but scored three runs on a 2-RBI double for Johnson and an RBI ground-rule-double for Damla.
Still, the AppleSox couldn’t finish the comeback and fell 6-3.
Wenatchee moves to Bellingham, Friday-Sunday for a three-game series versus the Bells. First pitch Friday, is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Joe Martin Field.