Big Crowd Not Enough to Will Sox to Victory

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WENATCHEE, WA - Despite collecting nine more hits than the night before, the AppleSox fell to the Kelowna Falcons, 6-3, on Wednesday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.

The AppleSox stranded the bases loaded three times in the game’s first four innings and ultimately left a season-high 15 runners on base. Despite the ample opportunities, the Sox never led on Wednesday night in front of standing room only sellout crowd of 1,968.

Dalton Harum and Kodie Kolden both reached base three times in the loss. Cameron Sommer tossed back-to-back 1-2-3 innings in the eighth and ninth innings.

Kelowna put up a three spot in the first inning thanks to a three-run homer from March Guarin. It wouldn’t be the last time that Guarin hurt the AppleSox, as he hit an RBI double in the fifth inning. The Falcons’ designated hitter collected four hits and finished a triple away from the cycle.

In between his RBI knocks, the Sox struck in the second and third innings. Harum doubled in Ryan Altenberger in the second after Altenberer reached with two outs. However, the Sox would end the inning by stranding the bases loaded for the second consecutive frame.

Blake Klassen led off with a 1-1 home run over the right-field fence. Klassen’s first bomb of the summer traveled 408 feet and cut the deficit to one. The Sox scored their final run in the fifth when Kolden led off with a walk, then scored on an RBI double by Kody Darcy.

The AppleSox look to salvage the series when they take on the Falcons at 6:35 p.m. on Independence Day.

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