AppleSox Win, Youth Tennis Tourney at WRAC

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Sox Post Victory, Youth Tennis in Town

WENATCHEE, WA – Youngsters from throughout the Pacific Northwest are at the Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club this week for a big tennis tournament. Our own Megan McPherson has the story…

AppleSox Earn Win Behind Prater’s Bat

Wenatchee native Jacob Prater powered the AppleSox past the Bellingham Bells 6-to-2 last night at Paul Thomas, Sr. Field…
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Prater, a Wenatchee High School and Everett Community College alum and current junior at Seattle University, got things going for the AppleSox in the bottom of the first inning…

Joel Norman with the call on the AppleSox Radio Network and the video courtesy of the AppleSox Facebook page.

Prater finished the night 2-for-4 with 3-runs and 4-RBI’s. Hunter Boyd improved to 3-and-1 on the season, earning the victory on the mound by going six innings and allowing 2-runs on 5-hits with 7 strikeouts. Alec Gomez worked three innings of relief for his first save while striking out 5.

The two teams meet again tonight at 7:05 Wenatchee’s Grady Miller facing the Bells’ Wesley Moore.

Turning to the Les Schwab Scoreboard in the rest of the West Coast League last night…
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Austin Feist was a home run shy of the cycle for the Corvallis Knights as the right fielder went 4-for-5 with 2-Runs in a 5-4, 11-inning victory on the road at Yakima Valley.

Taylor Wright’s RBI single scored Cody Crowder in the bottom of the 10th and the Kelowna Falcons got by Cowlitz 4-3 at Elks Stadium.

Jeddidiah Fagg’s 2-run single in the bottom of the 10th helped erase a 1-run deficit and give Victoria a 5-4 win over Bend. Fagg also hit a home run in the game and drove in 3 RBI.

Mike Perez’s 3-run home run broke a 7-7 tie in the bottom of the 8th and propelled Portland to a 10-7 victory over Walla Walla. The Pickles pounded four home runs in the game with Zander Clarke hitting his league-leading 8th in the 5th.

And in a non-league game Tuesday, Port Angeles brought 10-men to the plate in a 5-run 4th inning to beat Highline 7-to-1.

On the West Coast League Schedule for today…
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Cowlitz is at Kelowna; Victoria hosts Bend; Walla Walla continues at Portland; Yakima Valley hosts Corvallis; and in a non-league game, Highline is at Port Angeles.

Four AppleSox players were named to the West Coast League All Star North Division Roster Tuesday…
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Curtis Bafus, Mason Marenco, Cory Meyer and Jeremy Yelland were selected by commissioner Rob Neyer to represent the Wenatchee AppleSox in the mid-summer event.

Bafus is 3-3 with a 2.94 ERA in six appearances, five starts, this summer. He is second in the West Coast League in innings-pitched, 36.2, and is third in strikeouts, 34.

Marenco is batting .284 and leads the AppleSox with 10 extra-base hits and a .481 slugging percentage.

Meyer, a recent transfer to Boise State, is hitting .299 and leads the AppleSox with three home runs and 16 RBI.

Yelland has no record and has not allowed any earned runs in seven appearances (one start) for the AppleSox. He is the only player in the West Coast League to have made at least seven appearances and not allow an earned run.

The West Coast League All Star game will be played next Tuesday in Port Angeles.

Segura Leading Final Vote for All Star Game

Speaking of All Stars, Major League Baseball is coming out with the final roster for next week’s midsummer classic tonight. As of this morning, Seattle shortstop Jean Segura was still leading as the Final Vote candidate for the American League. Milwaukee’s Jesus Aguilar was leading in the Final Vote contest on the National League side.

Puyols and Calhoun Power Angels Past M’s

Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun homered to help erase an early 3-run deficit and power the Angels past the Mariners in Anaheim 9-3 last night…
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Mitch Haniger gave Seattle an early lead with a 3-run shot in the top of the 1st, but it was all Los Angeles from there. The Angels teed off on Mariners starter Mike Leake, who went just 4-innings, allowing 7-runs on 11-hits.

Manager Scott Servais says this makes a few outings in a row where Leake hasn’t had his usual stuff…

Seattle and Los Angeles go at it again tonight at 7:07 with Marco Gonzalez going up against Jaime Barria.

Astros Win Wild One Against Oakland

With Seattle’s loss, we go to the Les Schwab Scoreboard to see how that impacted the American League West…
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Boston won its 8th straight by downing Texas 8-4 at Fenway last night.
Meanwhile, it was a wild one in Houston.

Oakland rallied to tie the game with 4-runs in the 9th inning. Then in the 11th, Stephen Piscotty gave the A’s the lead with a home run. But in the bottom of the 11th, Houston’s Alex Bregman hit a ball 5-feet in front of home plate the spun from foul territory to fair with Oakland’s catcher mishandling the ball, then throwing errantly up the right field line, allowing the winning run to score.

So the Astros lead the in the West grew by a game to 4 in front of Seattle.