AppleSox Fall in Home Opener, UW Softball Falls to Florida State


AppleSox Fall in Home Opener to A’s 8-7

WENATCHEE, WA – Despite scoring 5-runs in the 1st inning, the Wenatchee AppleSox couldn’t hold on and fell in its home opener last night to the River City Athletics 8-7…
Andrew Vargas’ RBI double in the top of the 9th broke a 7-7 tie and gave the visitors the victory. Wenatchee was able to get two on in the bottom of the 9th, but the rally fell short when Mason Morenco lined out to right field.

Jordan Rathbone highlighted the night offensively for the AppleSox, going 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. Cashmere grad Tyler Chipman got the start on the mound for Wenatchee, going 3-and-2/3rds, allowing 6-runs on 4-hits with 8-walks. Karver Pate was tagged with the loss, going two innings and allowing the one run off the bat of Vargas in the 9th.

Wenatchee will be home again tonight with another non-league game as the Northwest Honkers come to town at 7:05.

Also in West Coast League play last night…
Bellingham shut out Walla Walla 1-0. Port Angeles beat up on Bend 16-to-2. Victoria doubled up on Yakima Valley 6-3. And the Portland Pickles got a 4-3 win on the road at Cowlitz. The schedule tonight has Yakima Valley at Victoria; Walla Walla at Bellingham; Portland at Cowlitz; Corvallis at Kelowna; and Bend hosting Port Angeles. All five games start at 6:35.

Florida State Erases 3-run Deficit to Win World Series

The Washington Huskies bid for a national championship in softball fell short last night as Florida State knocked them off 8-to-3…
The UW got off to a great start, plating 3-runs in the first inning. But the Dawgs could get no more offense going against FSU’s pitcher Meghan King. Pitching for the 4th consecutive day, King allowed just 1 earned run on 5-hits and struck out 4. The Seminoles belted 3-home runs in the game to win the school’s first-ever Women’s College Softball World Series title. It was also the first time for an ACC program to win the championship.

Seager’s 3-Run Home Run Paces Seattle to 7-1 Win

Kyle Seager’s 3-run home run highlighted a 4-run first inning as the Mariners went into Houston and beat the Astros 7-1 last night…
Mike Zunino hit a two-run blast to left in the second to back up James Paxton on the mound. “Big Maple” went 7-and-2/3rds, allowing 1-run on 9-hits and striking out 6. Manager Scott Servais said it was great to put some early runs on the board, especially against the likes of Dallas Keuchel…

The win gives the Mariners a two-game lead in the American League West. The two teams will play again today at 5:10 with Wade LeBlanc facing Lance McCullers, Jr.

Also in the American League West last night…
Texas beat Oakland 7-4 and the Angels shut out Kansas City 1-0. Seattle’s record is now 38-and-22, two games in front of Houston and 5 in front of Los Angeles in the Division.