Seven Extra Base Hits Help Sox Down Pippins
WENATCHEE, WA – The Wenatchee AppleSox overcame 4 fielding errors with a season-high 7 extra base hits and down the Yakima Valley Pippins 8-3 last night in West Coast League play…
Connor McCord was 2-for-6 with a home run and 2-RBI’s while Joey Magro was 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI. Nick Seamons also went yard for the Sox as Wenatchee improved to 5-and-8 on the second half of the season, 16-and-23 overall.
On the mound, Alec Gomez earned his first victory of the season, allowing 3-runs on 5-hits with 4-strikeouts.
Wenatchee returns home tonight for the first of three against the Cowlitz Black Bears and 7:05 at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field.
Heid’s Grand Slam Helps Lefties Edge Victoria in WCL
Let’s head to the Les Schwab Scoreboard for the rest of the West Coast League last night…
Brady Heid’s grand slam home run highlighted a 5-run 6th inning as Port Angeles hung on to beat Victoria 9-7. Heid drove in 5 of the Lefties 9 runs on the night.
Jordan Hovey was 2-for-3, scored three times and drove in 2 runs to lead Walla Walla to an 11-3 win over Cowlitz. The Black Bears come into Wenatchee having lost 2 of 3 against the Sweets.
Matt McLain stepped up in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs, the bases were loaded, and his Bellingham Bells trailed Bend by a score of 4-to-3. He hit a 1-oh pitch over the wall off Elks reliever Coen Wynne and was mobbed at home plate as Bellingham walked off in front of a very happy crowd at Joe Martin Field. It was the Bells 27th win of the season.
Austin Feist’s RBI single in the top of the 9th was the difference for Corvallis as the Knights beat Portland 6-5. Chandler Anderson was also 4-for-4 on the night for Corvallis, scored twice and drove in 2 runs and was just a triple shy of the cycle.
AppleSox Host Cowlitz in 1st of 3 Home Games Tonight
On the West Coast League schedule for tonight…
Kelowna is at Corvallis at 6:30. Victoria hosts Walla Walla, Port Angeles is at Bellingham and Bend hosts Portland, all at 6:35. And the AppleSox host Cowlitz tonight at 7:05.
Seattle Hosts San Francisco as Playoff Chase Continues
The Mariners head back into inter-league play today as San Francisco comes to town…
The Giants are 51 and 50 on the season and trail the Dodgers in the National League West by 5-and-a-half games. Seattle is 60 and 40 and continue to trail Houston by 5-games in the American League West. Tonight’s game features Andrew Suarez on the mound for San Fran, who is 3-and-6 with a 3.94ERA. James Paxton is back on the hill for Seattle with an 8-and-4 record and 3.70 ERA. First pitch tonight is at 7:10.
Oakland Continues Red Hot with 12th Win in July
There was some action in the American League West last as we head back to the Les Schwab Scoreboard…
Jonathan Lucroy hit a second inning grand slam to start a landslide 15-3 win over the Rangers. Stephen Piscotti, Matt Chapman and Khris Davis also homered for the A’s, who are 12-and-5 so far for the month of July.
Jose Abreu was 2-for-4 with 2-runs and 2-RBI’s to lead the Chicago White Sox past the LA Angels 5-3.
Seahawks Begin Training Camp Tomorrow with Questions
The Seahawks begin training camp tomorrow at the V-Mac in Renton…
There have been many changes in the off-season, including the departure of Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett and Jimmy Graham as well as the retirement of Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril. There was also the demotion of Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator, the firing of Tom Cable as offensive line coach and co-head coach and the hiring of Brian Schottenheimer and Mike Solari.
Pete Carroll has said one of the big reasons to being Schottenheimer in as offensive coordinator is to challenge Russell Wilson. Carroll says despite Wilson’s accomplishments in the first six years of his NFL career, he thinks Schottenheimer can challenge him to be even better.
Also, for the first time since 2014, the Seahawks have a chance to return most of their starters on offensive line, including tackles Duane Brown and Germain Ifedi, guard Ethan Pocic and center Justin Britt. And from the looks of offseason workouts, the other guard could be former first-round draft pick D.J. Fluker, who the Seahawks signed in free agency.
There’s also expected to be quite a battle at running back, wide receiver, tight end and on the defensive line. We’ll be watching training camp very closely, beginning with the first workout tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m.