BEND, OR - Thanks to a nine-run second inning, the North defeated the South, 14-1, in the 2019 West Coast League All-Star Game last night at Vince Genna Stadium.
The Wenatchee AppleSox were well represented in Bend with Ryan Altenberger, Cole McKenzie, Jake Saum and Sam Wyatt all making the trip to southern Oregon.
Altenberger reached base three times and hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning. The incoming junior at Xavier, who hit two home runs in the home run derby the night before and was named the West Coast League’s Player of the Week for last week, hit the games only home run and led all players with 4 RBI while batting ninth and playing second base.
Altenberger came to the plate twice in the big second inning for the North. Fourteen hitters came to the plate with all nine hitters reaching base before an out was recorded. In the frame, Altenberger walked and singled in a run.
Wyatt and Saum each tossed singular innings of relief. Wyatt tossed a scoreless fourth inning and struck out one while Saum allowed one unearned run in the fifth.
McKenzie did not play due to a sprained left wrist.
The AppleSox begin their post-All-Star Break schedule tonight in Walla Walla with the first of three against the Sweets at 6:35.