WENATCHEE — The Lefties’ bats never got on track against Wenatchee as a pair of AppleSox pitchers fired a five-hitter in a 7-1 win over Port Angeles.
Only three Lefties got hits in Tuesday’s loss. Jason Dicochea went 2 for 4 and Matthew Boissoneault went 2 for 2 with a double, a walk and run scored. Cameron Allie also had a hit.
The Lefties did have a chance to get back in the game in the seventh when they were down 5-0. Boissoneault hit a double, Allie hit a single and Tristan Hanoian was hit by a pitch to load the bases with no outs. But, AppleSox reliever Karver Pate ended the threat by striking out the side, allowing just one run on a passed ball.
Riley Beneditti took the loss for the Lefties. He went 6 1/3 innings, and gave up six earned runs on six hits, two walks and three striekouts. Erik Haugen and Kyle Schimpf pitched well in relief, going 1 2/3 innings, giving up no hits, no runs and three walks while striking out two.
The Lefties (8-14 second half) played Wenatchee (10-10 second half) after press deadline last night. They return to Civic Field for a West Coast League season-ending three-game series against the Portland Pickles (16-6) beginning at 6:35 p.m. Friday.
AppleSox 7, Lefties 1
Lefties 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 — 1 5 1
Sox 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 — 7 6 1
WP: Spellacy LP: Beneditti
AppleSox — Spellacy 6IP, 3H, 4BB, 5K; Pate 3IP, 2H, ER, BB, 8K.
Lefties — Beneditti 6.1IP, 6ER, 2BB, 3K; Sepcich 0IP, ER, 3BB; Haugen 1IP, BB
AppleSox — Marenco 2-4, BB; Williams 1-3, 2R, RBI, 2BB; Magro 1-4, 2RBI; RAthbone 1-2, 2R, RBI; Seamons 1-2, RBI, 2BB.
Lefties — Dicochea 2-4; Boissoneault 2-2, R, BB; Allie 1-2, BB.