YAKIMA, WA - The AppleSox were stymied by the Yakima Valley Pippins to the tune of a 4-1 loss on Friday night at Yakima County Stadium.
Pippins starting pitcher Joe Magrisi struck out seven and only allowed one hit in five innings. The Sox only run came in the first inning after Magrisi exited, when Brett Gillis tripled and Tyler Detloff plated him with a sacrifice fly.
AppleSox starter Gavin Gorrell tossed a gutsy five innings. Though the Sox defense was only charged one error, they made a couple of other decisions that led to runs. He allowed three runs, all earned, over five innings and struck out four.
The Pippins struck in the first and sixth innings with singular runs while also scoring twice in the fifth.
Owen Leonard had a successful debut for the AppleSox as he tossed the final three innings. He allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out four. Offensively, Cole McKenzie singled and walked to reach base twice.
The series continues on Saturday night when the Pippins host the AppleSox at 6:35. Trent Sellers toes the rubber for the Sox against Cameron Liss.
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