WENATCHEE, WA - The AppleSox picked up their sixth straight win with a 10-6 win over the Yakima Valley Pippins on Saturday night at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium.
Dalton Harum drove in three runs and Blake Klassen reached base five times to buoy the Sox to victory. The AppleSox scored five runs in their final two innings at-bat all with two outs.
Wenatchee has now won 11 consecutive games at home after Saturday’s victory. The nine consecutive wins at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium is now tied for an AppleSox record, first set in 2013.
The AppleSox took a 1-0 lead after a sacrifice fly from Harum in the first inning but trailed 3-1 after two innings after the Pippins scored three times on two AppleSox errors in the top of the second.
In the bottom of the third, Harum launched his fourth home run of the season to cut the deficit to one before the Sox took the lead in the fifth. After Kodie Kolden singled and Connor Kiffer doubled to begin the inning, Klassen drove both in with a double and then scored two batters later on a sacrifice fly by Torin Montgomery to make it 5-3, AppleSox.
The Pippins got a run back in the top of the sixth, but the Sox responded with a two-spot in the seventh on a two-out, two-run double by Cody Simmons. The next inning, Klassen doubled with two outs and scored on a triple by Harum. Hunter Montgomery reached on an error to score Harum and then back-to-back singles by Torin Montgomery and Kody Darcy scored another run and gave the AppleSox a 10-4 lead.
Though the Pippins got two runs in the ninth, the AppleSox still picked up the win and remained tied for first place after Victoria defeated Bellingham. With seven games remaining in the regular season, the Sox will look for their fifth sweep of the season on Sunday at 5:35.
Listen to AppleSox broadcaster Joel Norman’s postgame interview with Harum and AppleSox assistant coach Cash Ulirch.