WENATCHEE, Wash. - Connor McCord and Evan Williams both had multiple multiple-RBI base hits and four pitchers combined to toss a shutout in the AppleSox 5-0 victory over the Northwest Star Academy on Saturday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.
The Sox wrapped up their 2018 non-league schedule by going 3-1 against teams not from the West Coast League.
Alec Gomez started the game and struck out six of the nine batters that he faced to toss the first three innings. Brian Marquez, Tyler Chipman and Nick Seamons tossed two scoreless innings to close out the game.
The AppleSox scored in the first inning when McCord drove in the game-winning run. After Michael Spellacy reached on a fielder's choice and stole second, McCord singled him.
In the second, it was another RBI single to give the AppleSox a 2-0 lead. J.T. Schwartz walked and stole second base and scored on an RBI single by Williams.
In the AppleSox' two-run fourth, it was Williams again driving in Schwartz. The Sox third baseman reached on an error and scored on a triple by Williams. He came in to score on Joey Magro's suicide squeeze bunt to make it 4-0, AppleSox.
The final run of the game came across in the eighth. Johnny Sage led off with a double and scored on another RBI single by McCord.
After getting Sunday off, the AppleSox are back in action on Monday for the first of three against the Yakima Valley Pippins at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.