WALLA WALLA, Wash. – Despite making a late charge, the AppleSox dropped the second game of their three-game set, 3-2, on Saturday night at Borleske Stadium.
The Sox had the tying run in scoring position when Cory Meyer singled and was sacrificed to second in the ninth inning, but a pair of pinch hitters could not drive him in.
Meyer was the player of the night for the AppleSox, going 3-for-4 at the plate and extending his reached-base streak to a team-best 14 games.
After allowing two runs in the bottom of the second inning, the Sox got a run back in the sixth when Johnny Sage hit a sacrifice fly to score Joey Magro following his leadoff double.
The Sweets followed up with a run in the bottom of the sixth to regain the lead, but the Sox made it a one-run game once again in the eighth. Nick Seamons led off with a double and scored on Sage’s second RBI of the game, a blooper into center. Sage now has six RBIs in his last four games.
Connor McCord was strong on the mound, only allowing two runs in five innings, but he took the tough-luck loss.
The rubber match between the Sox and the Sweets takes place at 4:35 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. It will be the AppleSox' final game of the first half.
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