Four-Run Eighth Buoys Sox to Victory


WALLA WALLA, WA - Trailing 3-1 entering the eighth inning, the AppleSox scored four times in the top of the inning to defeat the Walla Walla Sweets 5-3.

Hunter Montgomery came up with the bases loaded and tied the game up with a 2-RBI single to left field. A batter later, Kody Darcy gave the Sox a two-run lead with a 2-RBI single of his own.

It was a big night for Montgomery as he picked up three hits in four at-bats to record his sixth multi-hit game of the season.

Landon Schirer struck out three in a two-inning outing to record his sixth save of the season. Ryan Isler (1-1) allowed an unearned run in the eighth to pick up the win.

For the first time in the series, the Sox struck first when they scored a run in the second inning. Blake Klassen and Montgomery both singled before Darcy walked to load up the bases. Alex Jemal drew a walk with two outs to score Klassen. It was the first of all five runs to score with two outs.

The Sweets scored one run apiece in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. Though he picked up a no decision, Jake Saum allowed two of those runs but was otherwise spectacular. He punched out nine in six innings and allowed just four hits.

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Listen to AppleSox broadcaster Joel Norman’s postgame interviews with Montgomery and head coach Kyle Krustangel.