Two Grand Slams Power AppleSox to Victory
WENATCHEE, WA – What a night at the ole ball yard for Wenatchee’s Cory Meyer! The junior catcher from Boise State hit TWO grand slam home runs in the AppleSox’ 13-2 win over Bend…
Meyer’s first came in the bottom of the 3rd on the first pitch he saw from Elk’s starter Drew Zmuda. Joel Norman has the call on the AppleSox Radio Network, video feed courtesy of the AppleSox Facebook page…
Then in the 8th, he stepped up with the sacks full again, this time facing Sam Boone. And Meyer did it again! He became the second player in AppleSox history with two grand slams in a single game. The first was Jason Anderson in a non-league game at Victoria back in 2004.
Jake Taylor also hit a home run last night, a solo shot in the 2nd as Wenatchee improved to 8-and-11 on the season with the win. The two teams play the rubber match of the three-game series tonight at 7:05 with Michael Spellacy facing Bend’s Mikey Hooper.
Knights, Sweets, Bears & Falcons all Post Victories
Here’s what else happened in the West Coast League last night as we look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard…
Corvallis brought 13-men to the plate in an 8-run 7th inning to beat Portland 9-to-4. Sam Olsson led the way at the plate for the Knights, going 2-for-4 with a run and 3-RBI’s.
Walla Walla held off a late Victoria rally to beat the HarbourCats 9-7 at Borleske Stadium. Robert Teel went 2-for-4 with a run and 2-RBI’s.
Seth Rayburn and three relievers held Yakima Valley to a 5-hit shutout in Cowlitz’s 2-nothing win at County Stadium.
Trent Tinglestad went 4-for-5 with a 2-run home run and 4-RBI’s in Kelowna’s 12-6 win over Port Angeles.
Zach Needham and Cory Pasic both went deep in Bellingham’s non-league, 8-1 win over Highline.
Coming up tonight on the W-C-L, Portland wraps up its series at Corvallis; Kelowna concludes its series with Port Angeles; and Cowlitz caps things at Yakima Valley.
Mariners Do It Again in Extra Innings, Sweeping Orioles
Dee Gordon led off the 10th with a single and scored on Jean Segura’s single to center that was mishandled by Baltimore’s center fielder, and the Mariners went on for a 4-2 win today…
Nelson Cruz got the Mariners on the board first today in the 4th with a two run homer, his 21st of the season. The Orioles tied it in the bottom of the 4th on solo home runs by Manny Machado and Chris Davis. Mike Leake got a no-decision today, going 7-innings, allowing 2-runs on 5-hits with 6 strikeouts.
Seattle is now 8-and-oh in extra inning games as they also went 11 last night in an 8-7 win.
Seattle Comes From Behind Again to Beat Baltimore 8-7
Last night, it was Kyle Seager’s 2-run home run in the 9th that tied it and a sac fly RBI by Denard Span that won it in the 11th.
Seattle tied the Yankees for the most come-from-behind wins on the season with 23. Seager’s heroics in the 9th were necessary because of Baltimore’s Chris Davis in the 8th. The first baseman CRUSHED a ball off Alex Colome out of the stadium to right field to give the Orioles a 7-5 lead.
Chasen Bradford worked a perfect 10th to get the win and improve to 5-and-oh on the season. Edwin Diaz picked up his 30th save in the 11th as Seattle won its 50th game of the season.
Manager Scott Servais says this team just never gives up, no matter the situation or how late the game is…
Seager finished 3-for-6 on the night with 2-runs and 2-RBI’s. Mitch Haniger also picked up 3-hits in 6-plate appearances while Jean Segura was 2-for-6 with 3-runs scored, including the game-winner.
Seattle returns home to face Kansas City tomorrow at 7:10 at Safeco Field with Marco Gonzalez going up against Ian Kennedy.
It looked for a while like Seattle would gain ground on Houston in the American League West, but that wasn’t the case as we go to the Les Schwab Scoreboard…
The Astros fell behind 5-runs in the first inning but came all the way back with Alex Bregman’s 2-run, walk-off, home run in Houston’s 7-6 win over Toronto.
Boston scored 6 in the 2nd and held on to beat Los Angeles 9-6.
Oakland held Detroit to 3-hits in a 3-zip shutout of the Tigers.
Mike Minor retired the first 19 batters he faced in Texas’ 5-2 win over San Diego.