Corvallis Knights (2-3)
The Wenatchee AppleSox wrap up their five-game road trip with a three-game series against the Corvallis Knights that begins tonight at Goss Stadium.
The AppleSox and the Knights met three times last year with the two teams splitting a doubleheader on Aug. 3 and Corvallis taking the playoff play-in game on Aug. 7.
AppleSox: Curtis Bafus (0-1, 9.64 ERA)
Knights: Aaron Shoup (1-0, 3.00 ERA)
AppleSox: Steen Fredrickson (0-0, 1.00 ERA)
Knights: Connor Knutson (0-0, 12.27 ERA)
AppleSox: Sam Wong (1-0, 2.57 ERA in one non-league start)
Knights: Daniel Slominski (0-0, 1.80 ERA)
With all three games from Friday to Saturday against the Portland Pickles postponed due to rain, the AppleSox canceled their non-league game with the Gresham GreyWolves scheduled for Monday and instead played a doubleheader with the Pickles. Portland took both games by scores of 3-0 and then 9-0 and held the AppleSox to just three hits.
Men Left On
Though they only collected three hits in yesterday's two games, the AppleSox still got runners on. The problem was, they couldn't bring them home.
In Game 2, despite only collecting one hit, six other Sox reached base via three hit by pitches and three walks. The AppleSox put runners on in every inning except for the fourth and fifth innings. In the first three innings, the AppleSox got a runner to at least second base, but could not score him. The AppleSox also left the bases-loaded in the third to strand three of their seven runners in the game.
Marenco Keeps Hitting
With his first-inning double in Game 1 yesterday, AppleSox infielder Mason Marenco continued his impressive start at the plate. He has collected all but two of the AppleSox' six extra-base hits and has the only triple and home run by AppleSox batters in league games this season.
Marenco, who will be a redshirt freshman at Gonzaga this fall, enters Tuesday night with a .412 batting average, third-best in the West Coast League. His four extra-base hits are the most by anyone in the West Coast League with five or fewer games played.