The Wenatchee AppleSox have finalized their complete schedule for the 2019 season. While West Coast League games were already determined in November, management still wanted to add more home games to the schedule.
The 2019 AppleSox schedule features 32 home games and 27 road games.
The 20th season in AppleSox history will now begin a day earlier, thanks to a non-league game with the Cascade Collegiate League Showcase. This team will comprise of players from the CCL, a summer college baseball league.
“I’m ecstatic for the 2019 season to begin,” AppleSox owner Jose Oglesby said. “Obviously, it is still a few months away, but now, at least it comes one day sooner!”
On June 22 and 23, the AppleSox will face the Highline Bears for the third straight season. This is the first time that they will play multiple non-league games against Highline and the first time that the Sox will play multiple non-league games against the same opponent since 2017.
The third non-WCL opponent is a very special one as the AppleSox will welcome the United States Military All-Stars team to Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. on July 15. The AppleSox will wear their special stars-and-stripes caps for this game, one of only four games in which the Sox will don those hats this season.
Finally, the non-league schedule concludes on July 31 with a home date against the River City Athletics. This will be the third straight season in which the AppleSox and Athletics meet on the ballfield.
Last season, the AppleSox played four non-league games. After dropping the first one, the Sox took each of the final three by a combined score of 22-5.
“We always enjoy welcoming non-league teams to Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium,” AppleSox general manager Ken Osborne said. “There’s lots of talent across the West Coast, some of it just isn’t in the West Coast League. We look forward to every game, regardless of the opponent.”
All home games will start at 6:35 p.m., except for Sundays and July 3. Home games on Sundays will start an hour earlier at 5:35 and first pitch for the July 3 fireworks night will be at 7:05.
For the first time in team history, the AppleSox will have a bobblehead giveaway night. However, there won’t be just one given away, but two this season. First, on July 9, the first 400 fans in attendance will receive a bobblehead of AppleSox team mascot Coyote, presented by Denny’s. The AppleSox will also be giving away a bobblehead of former pitcher and current Seattle Mariner Marco Gonzales. Date and sponsor of the Gonzales bobblehead to be determined.
Another new promotion for the 2019 season will be ‘$2 Off Tuesdays.’ For all five of the AppleSox Tuesday home games (June 4, 11; July 2, 9; Aug. 6), fans will be able to purchase general admission tickets for $5, instead of $7, and premium seats for $10, instead of $12. The savings don’t stop there; select concession items will also be decreased in price by $2.
Other promotions and the dates of their giveaway for the 2019 season will be announced at a later date. The AppleSox are also planning a cap night and rally towel night among other giveaways.
To ensure your seats for fireworks night, both bobblehead nights and all the other exciting games coming up this summer, purchase season tickets today by visiting the AppleSox team office on 610 N Mission St #204. Season tickets run as low as $115.