Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Series Preview: Wenatchee

Wenatchee, Wa- On the outside, this match-up between the Sweets and the Applesox does not muster up the excitement that some might think. It is a series with two teams that are fighting to stay out of last place in the East Division, but it is much more than that. 
It is a series of bragging rights as the Sweets come in with a 4-2 advantage on the season series. After winning the season series last year 6-3, the Sweets just need one win to take the series again. The Sweets actually hold the advantage between the two, taking 22 of 40 games since 2010. 
Wenatchee has found a lot of success over the past few years as they missed the post-season for the first time in their history last year, but it has been a different story this season. They invite Walla Walla in with a 21-27 record this season. The pitching has been a problem this season as the Applesox post a 4.56 Earned Run Average this season as a team which is second to last in the league. 
The Sweets are coming into Applesox country with a five game losing streak and they have also lost seven out of their last eight games. During the losing streak, the Sweets' have struggled on defense, averaging three errors a game. They will turn to Kyle Molnar, fresh off his no-hitter in Kitsap, to try and stop the streak in game one.
-Zach Bigley

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