WENATCHEE – It was a rough night for the Wenatchee AppleSox at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium on Wednesday, as the club dropped its second straight game to the Bend Elks by the final score of 9-1.
Bend grabbed an early 2-0 lead in the first inning and tripled their advantage to 6-0 by hanging a four spot in the fifth.
Wenatchee plated their lone run of the night in the sixth inning when shortstop Kody Kolden scored on an error during a sequence which started with a wild pitch.
The Elks tacked on single runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings to close out their lopsided win.
Sox batters were limited to just four hits in the contest and were struck out a total of 15 times, including a dozen at the hands of Bend starting pitcher Gil Luna.
Ryan Long started for Wenatchee and took the loss, giving up two runs on five hits in four innings with two strikeouts and one walk.
The loss dropped the AppleSox to a season record of 12-17, which puts them in a third-place tie with the Yakima Valley Pippins in the West Coast Collegiate League’s North Division, 6 ½ games behind the front-running Victoria HarbourCats.
The Sox will finish out their three-game series with the Elks on Thursday night.