Black Bears



That's baseball, Suzyn

WENATCHEE, Wash.- Wenatchee came back from a 7-1 deficit heading into the sixth inning Wednesday and walked off game two 8-7 in the 11th inning.

     The AppleSox got a little closer in the bottom of the sixth inning with an RBI sacrifice fly to narrow the lead to 7-2.

     Then Wenatchee put together a huge inning in the eighth scoring five times on four hits and sent nine batters to the plate. An RBI single, an RBI walk, an RBI sacrifice fly to right field and a two run single tied the game at seven.

     The AppleSox led off the bottom of the 11th with a line drive to left center. The next batter tried to move the runner into scoring position with a bunt up the first base side but a miscommunication between the pitcher and first baseman lead to a single. The next batter tried to do the same thing but up the third base side and a throwing error by the third baseman bounced into foul territory leading to the walk-off victory.

     Joe Solomon (SO University of the Pacific) took the loss dropping his record to 0-3.

     The Black Bears had a huge inning of their own scoring six runs in the top of the second on five hits and sent ten batters to the plate. Tanner Parker (JR Middle Tennessee State) got his first extra base hit of the season with a one out double to center field. An RBI single by Kyle Sandstrom (JR Sacramento State) opened the scoring. A two out RBI single by Ryan Kim (JR University of Portland) doubled the Cowlitz lead. Then after a pair of walks back-to-back two run doubles by Andres Sosa (JR San Jacinto College) and Dalton Mitchell (R-SR Alabama A&M) made it 6-0.

     Wenatchee got into the game with an RBI sac fly in the third.

     A bases loaded RBI fielder's choice by Kim in the fifth gave the Black Bears that run back.

     Cowlitz (6-8, 16-25) drops to 3-5 in extra innings games this season. The Black Bears only had one hit after the third inning and went 0-for-6 in the tenth and 11th innings striking out four times. Wenatchee (6-9, 17-24) put the tying run aboard in the ninth and tenth before walking it off in the 11th.

     Ryan Kaser (RHP SO Lower Columbia College) tries to salvage a .500 road trip Thursday at 7:05 PM.