Saturday, June 18, 2011


I think the title does a good job explaining what happened on Friday night.  The Wenatchee Applesox came to town with an 11-game winning streak and showed us why.  They scored 15 runs on 17 hits, played error-free baseball and allowed just three hits in a 15-2 win.

The great thing about baseball is that was yesterday and today is today, a brand new day for the Sweets to perform and compete.

More after the break:
With that in mind, let's take a look at few notes heading into Saturday's contest...

Walla Walla (5-5)
- Chance Kopacz's first inning double extended his hitting streak to seven games and his on-base streak to ten games.
- He's also hitting .500 with runners in scoring position.
- The Sweets bullpen has given up 17 runs over the past four games, including 11 last night.
- As a team, the Sweets are hitting just .192 leading off an inning, while opposing teams have hit .275 leading off the inning.
- The 15-2 loss was one run shy of tying last year's worst, a 15-1 loss to Kelowna.
- With the arrival of Scott Gottschling and Kevin Williams, all but two Sweets have arrived; Doug Christie and Jimmy Litchfield.

Wenatchee (12-1)
- The 12 wins in a row are a franchise-record for the Applesox and they are off to their best start in team history.
- Their .305 team average leads the WCL by 56 points and they lead the league in runs (89), doubles (31) and home runs (6). 
- Four Applesox players extended hitting streaks yesterday; Almadova extended his to 7, Munzer to all but one game this summer, Nelubowich to 7 and Gates to 7.  Munzer also has doubles in four-straight.
- Wenatchee went through the lineup six times last night and Almadova actually got seven at-bats.
- The Applesox had hits in all but two innings and were only set down 1-2-3 once. 

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