WENATCHEE, Wash. – Behind a four-run first inning, the Wenatchee AppleSox (9-12) defeated the Yakima Valley Pippins, 4-0, on Monday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.
Curtis Bafus (3-2) tossed six scoreless innings to earn the victory and Troy Stainbrook tossed the final three innings to pick up his fifth save of the season. The two combined to strike out 14 batters, seven apiece.
After shutting out the Northwest Star Academy in a non-league game on Saturday, the Sox have now shut out back-to-back opponents and recorded their third clean slate of the 2018 season.
The Sox came to the plate ready to score in the first inning. With one out, Mason Marenco walked and Johnny Sage singled to put runners at first and second. Connor McCord singled to left field to drive in Marenco and make it 1-0, AppleSox.
After Jacob Prater was hit by a pitch, Cory Meyer hit a two-run single to left. During Jake Taylor’s at-bat, a wild pitch plated Prater to cap the scoring.
The Sox go for the series win on Tuesday night when they face the Pippins again at 7:05 p.m. After the game, there will be a fireworks show, weather-pending. Tickets are still available on applesox.com