WENATCHEE, Wash. - The Wenatchee AppleSox dropped the series finale with the Bend Elks, 5-0, on Thursday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.
Michael Spellacy tossed five scoreless innings for his second start this season with no earned runs allowed, but the AppleSox could not strike to put him in line for a victory. The visiting Elks who pulled away to take the game despite no runs by either team through the first six innings.
Spellacy only allowed two base hits and walked two, but faced the minimum in four of his five innings. The right-hander from Gonzaga became the first Sox pitcher this season to have two pickoffs of runners at first and also induced two inning-ending double plays in the second and third innings.
In the seventh, the Elks scored the eventual game-winning run with a double and a single to break the scoreless tie. They added four more runs in the eighth with the aid of three errors by the AppleSox.
Offensively for the Sox, Cory Meyer follow up his two-grand-slam performance on Wednesday with a 2-for-4 day at the plate. Meyer extended his hitting streak to five games with his fifth multi-hit game of the season. The Boise State commit is batting .347 (8-for-23) over the last five games.
The Sox are off on Friday but will be back in action on Saturday night against the Northwest Star Academy in a non-league game at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. Tickets are available on AppleSox.com