KELOWNA, B.C. – The Wenatchee AppleSox (26-27, 15-12 second half) dropped the second game of their season-ending three-game series with the Kelowna Falcons, 15-1, on Tuesday night at Elks Stadium.
J.T. Schwartz recorded his second multi-hit game in his last three games by going 3-for-4 with a double and two singles. He also scored the AppleSox lone run thanks to a Dawson Day sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.
Curtis Bafus (4-5), who has been the AppleSox most consistent starter this season, did not toss a quality start for the first time since June 2. All eight of his starts in between were stellar efforts that gave the Sox a chance to win each night.
The right-hander from VCU allowed six runs over 4.2 innings and suffered the loss. The AppleSox scored an average of 3.36 runs in the 11 games that Bafus pitched this season.
Despite suffering the loss, Bafus struck out eight batters and now leads the West Coast League with 72 punchouts this season.
When the Sox scored in the sixth, the deficit had been cut to five runs, but the Flacons piled on, scoring nine times in the final three innings to pick up a 14-run victory.
The Sox can finish the season series against the Falcons with a tie by winning the series finale tonight. A win would also put the AppleSox at a .500 record overall. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.