The Wenatchee AppleSox got off to a rocky start post the All-Star break in Walla Walla last night. Voice of the AppleSox, Joel Norman, has more…
Wenatchee took the lead in that 4-run 4th inning, highlighted by an RBI double by Hunter Montgomery; RBI single by Kody Darcy; sacrifice fly for an RBI by Connor Kiffer; and a bases loaded walk to Johnny Sage. But the bullpen couldn’t hold on as Cameron Sommer gave up 2-runs in the 7th, followed by Landon Schirer surrendering two more runs in the 7th and eventually taking the loss.
Johnny Sage, Blake Klassen and Connor Kiffer each had two hits for the AppleSox. Wenatchee had 10-hits in the game but stranded 12 men on base.
Seth Kuykendall will go for Wenatchee tonight. Walla Walla has not announced its starter for the 6:35 game.
WCL featured two extra-inning games Wednesday
Also in the West Coast League on Wednesday…
Richi Sede’s RBI, walk-off single scored Brad Nortan and Kelowna topped Yakima Valley 9-8 in 10-innings. Matt Voelzke went 3-for-4 at the plate for the Falcons, driving in two runs.
Corvallis scored two runs in the top of the 12th on an error by Portland’s shortstop and the Knights got the 2-0 win. It was a night for pitchers and the combined 10 hurlers for both teams struck out a total of 24 batters. Brooks Lee was 3-for-5 at the plate for Corvallis.
Also in non-league play, the Northwest Star Academy scored two in the top of the 8th to beat Ridgefield 3-2. The Raptors were held to 2-runs on 7-hits by the Academy’s three pitchers.
Alex Garcia led off the 8th with a solo home run and Port Angeles added two more insurance runs to beat the Redmond Dudes 5-2. Ethan Groff was also 3-for-3 with 2-runs and an RBI for the Lefties.
Wenatchee 1-game back of Victoria
Victoria was idle last night, so Wenatchee’s loss dropped the AppleSox a full-game back of the HarbourCats in the North Division standings…
Wenatchee got help from Kelowna last night as the Pippins remain a game-and-a-half back of the AppleSox. Port Angeles is also at the .500 mark.
Seattle sacks Rangers 5-2
Seattle won the rubber match of the three-game series by downing the Rangers 5-to-2…
Daniel Vogelbach led the way with two solo home runs off left-handed starter Mike Minor. He’d only hit 2 of his 25 home runs off lefties so far this season and then cranked two today.
On the mound, Mike Leake was impressive again, getting the victory to improve to 9-and-8. He went 7-innings, allowing 3-runs on 9-hits with 7-strikeouts. Roenis Elias worked the 9th for his 13th save of the season, getting two ground-outs and a fly out against three batters.
The Mariners now welcome Detroit into town for the first of a four game series tonight at 7:10 with Drew VerHagen going for the Tigers. The Mariners have not yet announced who will start.
Astros and Angels post victories
Also in the American League West last night…
George Springer and Jose Altuve each hit homers in Houston’s 4-2 win over Oakland. Justin Verlander improved to 13-and-4 with the win on the mound, going 6-and-a-third innings, allowing 1-run on 2-hits with 11 strikeouts.
Cole Calhoun was a one-man wrecking crew again for the Angels, going 3-for-4 with a home run and double and 2-RBI’s as his team beat the Dodgers 3-to-2.
Columbia opens for Chinook just in time for Brewster Salmon Derby
Good news for anglers and great news for the town of Brewster…the Department of Fish and Wildlife has decided to open salmon fishing in the Brewster Pool just in time for the Brewster Salmon Derby…
Fish and Wildlife yesterday afternoon announced that fishing for Summer Chinook Salmon would open next Thursday, August 1st, from the Highway 173 bridge at Brewster upstream to the Highway 17 bridge near Bridgeport.
The Brewster Salmon Derby had been on the books to run next weekend, August 2nd through the 4th. Up to 20-thousand dollars in prize money is available for participants. You can go to www.brewstersalmonderby.com for more information.
Anglers are asked to release any sockeye caught and only hatchery Chinook may be retained. The limit is 6 per day, with two being adult Summer Chinook Salmon.