Wenatchee takes WCL series opener

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Despite a rally in the bottom of the ninth, the Corvallis Knights came up short in their only home game of the West Coast League Championship Series, losing to the Wenatchee AppleSox 9-8 on Wednesday night at Goss Stadium.

Wenatchee opened up to a 6-1 lead before Corvallis scored four runs in the bottom of the third to close the gap to one. The AppleSox added insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings before Corvallis scored twice to come within one run before Marc Gallegos flied out to end the game.

Game 2 is in Wenatchee on Friday, as is Game 3 if necessary on Saturday.

Box Score – Wenatchee 9, Corvallis 8

GAME DATE: 08/15/2012
Wenatchee AppleSox  9 AT Corvallis Knights  8

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Wenatchee          AB  R  H BI   AVG  Corvallis          AB  R  H BI   AVG
M.Gunsolus 3B       5  2  2  1  .294  D.Lund DH           4  2  2  0  .200
T.Moore CF          4  3  2  0  .308  N.Blackham LF       3  3  1  0  .333
T.Sparks LF         5  1  2  2  .429  G.Mahle 1B          5  2  3  3  .417
R.Howell RF         2  0  0  2  .500  N.Torres RF         5  0  2  1  .462
R.Drobny 1B         4  1  2  0  .375  C.Whalen 3B         4  1  0  0  .250
J.Osborn DH         5  1  1  0  .400  M.Gallegos 2B       5  0  1  0  .231
C.Wildung C         5  0  2  2  .333  N.Roberts SS        3  0  0  0  .000
J.Stephens 2B       5  0  0  0  .118  N.Esposito C        2  0  0  0  .333
C.Reiten SS         4  1  0  0  .071   A.Barr PH          1  0  1  0  .500
                                       M.Nylen PR         0  0  0  0  .000
                                       C.Rabago C         1  0  0  0  .000
                                      C.Hofmann CF        3  0  0  0  .100
                   39  9 11  7                           36  8 10  4

Wenatchee            3 2 1   1 0 0   1 1 0 -  9 11  3
Corvallis            1 0 4   0 1 0   0 0 2 -  8 10  4
2B--T.Moore (1), T.Sparks (1), R.Drobny (1), C.Wildung (1), D.Lund (1),
N.Blackham (1), G.Mahle (1). 3B--R.Drobny (1), J.Osborn (2). HR--M.Gunsolus
(1). RBI--M.Gunsolus (1), T.Sparks  2 (3), R.Howell  2 (3), C.Wildung  2
(2), G.Mahle  3 (3), N.Torres (3). HP--N.Blackham 2 (2). SF--R.Howell 2
(2). SH--C.Hofmann (0). SB--T.Moore 3 (4). CS--T.Sparks (1). E--M.Gunsolus
(1), T.Sparks (2), T.Lubking (1), C.Whalen 3 (3), N.Roberts (1). 
LOB--Wenatchee 9, Corvallis 7. DP--C. Reiten(SS) - R. Drobny(1B), J.
Stephens(2B) - C. Reiten(SS) - R. Drobny(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Wenatchee
T.Lubking                       3.0   4   5   2   1   3   0    4.50
B.Jackson (W,1-1)               3.0   4   1   1   0   1   0    3.60
T.Bryant                        2.0   1   0   0   1   0   0    2.25
T.Kane (S,3)                    1.0   1   2   2   1   0   0    6.00
                                9    10   8   5   3   4   0
 Corvallis
D.Stuart (L,0-1)                2.0   5   5   3   1   1   1   13.50
J.Perez                         3.0   2   2   1   3   2   0    3.00
K.Hart                          1.1   1   1   1   0   4   0    6.75
D.Barker                        0.2   2   1   1   0   1   0    5.40
A.Corwin                        2.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
                                9    11   9   6   4   9   1
WP--T.Lubking (1), T.Bryant (1), T.Kane (1), J.Perez (1). HB--T.Lubking
(1), T.Kane (1). SO--M.Gunsolus, T.Moore, T.Sparks 2, R.Howell, R.Drobny,
J.Osborn, C.Wildung, J.Stephens, D.Lund, N.Torres, M.Gallegos, N.Roberts.
BB--T.Moore, R.Howell, R.Drobny, C.Reiten, D.Lund, C.Whalen, N.Roberts.
BF--T.Lubking 16 (19), B.Jackson 13 (21), T.Bryant 7 (16), T.Kane 6 (13),
D.Stuart 14 (14), J.Perez 14 (14), K.Hart 5 (5), D.Barker 5 (10), A.Corwin
7 (7). P-S--T.Lubking 70-39, B.Jackson 44-33, T.Bryant 25-17, T.Kane 24-14,
D.Stuart 38-27, J.Perez 60-32, K.Hart 20-13, D.Barker 21-14, A.Corwin
22-17. 
T--2:53.  A--1149

Weather: 95 Degrees, blue skies.
Umpires: Plate Ump - Chris Broderick, Field Ump #1 - Todd Ellis






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