YAKIMA, Wash. – Behind a season-high seven extra-base hits, the Wenatchee AppleSox (16-23, 5-8 second half) defeated the Yakima Valley Pippins, 8-3, to take the season series, four-games-to-two.
A night after hitting six extra-base hits to set a single-game high in the 2018 season, the AppleSox topped it on the next night. They also recorded their fourth multi-homer game of the season with home runs from Connor McCord and Nick Seamons.
The Sox picked up the series win against the Pippins thanks to another stellar offensive output. For the third straight game, the Sox collected 11 or more hits picked up their second consecutive victory over the Pippins.
In the first inning, McCord blasted his second home run in the last three days and third of the season to plate himself and Joey Magro, who was hit by a pitch with one out. McCord moved into the team lead in RBIs with 19.
The Sox pushed their lead to 4-0 the next inning. Michael Spellacy lead off with a walk and Isaac Barrera doubled to left with one out to put runners at second and third. Magro reached on an infield single to plate Spellacy and Johnny Sage lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to make it 4-0, AppleSox.
After the Pippins scored three times in the bottom of that inning, the Sox scored three more runs of their own to re-establish a four-run lead. Cory Meyer led off with a double and scored after a pair of groundouts. With the bases empty, Spellacy singled and Seamons blasted his first home run of the season to left field.
The next inning, the Sox concluded the scoring when they loaded up the bases and J.T. Schwartz lifted a sacrifice fly to center field.
The AppleSox took four of the six games against the Pippins this season and outscored them 38-21. In the two losses, the Sox’ margin of defeat was only two runs in two tight games decided in the eighth inning or later.
Tuesday night, the Sox face the Cowlitz Black Bears at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium at 7:05 p.m. for the first of three games.