KELOWNA, B.C. - The AppleSox scored seven times in the fourth inning to defeat the Kelowna Falcons, 13-1, on Tuesday night at Elks Stadium.
Kodie Kolden finished a triple away from the cycle and Hunter Montgomery hit a grand slam to deliver the Sox’ fifth consecutive victory.
Sam Wyatt (2-2) picked up the victory by tossing five shutout innings and striking out five on the same day that he was named an All-Star.
For the fifth consecutive game, the AppleSox struck first by scoring in the first inning. Kolden led off the game with a home run on a 2-2 pitch, then Ryan Altenberger singled and scored on an RBI double from Dalton Harum to make it 2-0, AppleSox. The Sox have now scored 12 runs in the first inning over the course of their five-game winning streak.
In the second, Dylan McPhillips and Kolden both walked and then scored on a 2-RBI double by Altenberger, who then scored on an RBI double by Johnny Sage.
Wyatt pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the second and, while they were held off the scoreboard in the third, the Sox went to work in the fourth. Brett Gillis singled and Kolden doubled him in to make it 6-0, AppleSox. Altenberger was it by a pitch before Sage plated Kolden with a single. Harum walked to load the bases and then Blake Klassen drove in Altenberger with a single. Montgomery launched his fourth home run of the season to clear the bases and make it 12-0, AppleSox.
The Sox scored their final run in the seventh inning when Kolden singled with one out and scored on an RBI single by Harum three batters later.
Wenatchee goes for the series win on Wednesday night at 6:35.
Listen AppleSox broadcaster Joel Norman’s postgame interviews with Wyatt and head coach Kyle Krustangel below.