PORT ANGELES — A leadoff walk and two costly mistakes on back-to-back bunts put Port Angeles in a pickle and ultimately cost the Lefties in a 9-7 loss to Wenatchee in 10 innings Friday at Civic Field.
Port Angeles pitcher D.J. Sutorious yielded a four-pitch walk in the top of the 10th, followed by a bunt single by Jake Taylor. Taylor’s bunt was popped up in no-man’s land far enough down the first-base line for him to reach safely.
Sutorious then bobbled a two-strike bunt down the third-base line by Isaac Barrera to load the bases.
Wenatchee then scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly to right field and added an insurance run via an RBI single by Joey Magro.
Port Angeles (9-10) went quietly in the bottom of the 10th to close out the contest.
Trevor Rosenberg led the Lefties at the plate, going 2 for 3 with two walks, a double, two runs and two RBIs.
Center fielder Austin Earl hit his second home run of the season, a two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh to score Rosenberg, who had reached via walk, and give Port Angeles a short-lived 7-6 advantage.
Wenatchee (6-9) scored on a wild pitch in the top of the eighth to tie the game up.
Port Angeles hosted Wenatchee late Saturday and will face the Apple Sox today at 1:05 p.m. to wrap up a six-game homestand.
The Lefties will be on the road next week for three games at Kelowna and another three-game set at Cowlitz.
Wenatchee 9, Port Angeles 7, 10 innings
Apple Sox 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 1 0 2 — 9 12 2
Lefties 0 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 — 7 6 5
WP: Pate LP: Sutorious SV: Stainbrook
Apple Sox — Spellacy 5IP, 5ER, 5H, 6BB, 4K; Marquez 1.2IP, 2ER, H, 3BB, 2K; Pate 2.1IP, 2BB, 3K; Stainbrook IP, K.
Lefties — Frey 5IP, 5R, 2ER, 5H, 2BB, 3K; Ruwe 2IP, R, 3K; Minter 1.1IP, ER, H, 3BB, 2K; Sutorious 1.2 IP, 2R, 2H, BB.
Apple Sox — Magro 3-6, R, 3RBI; Darcy 2-4, 2R; Taylor 2-5, 2B, 2R; Marenco 0-3, BB, 2RBI.
Lefties — Rosenberg 2-3, 2BB, 2B, 2R, 2RBI; Earl 1-2, HR, R, 2RBI; De Benedictis 1-1, RBI; Christian 1-2, BB, SB R; Brown 0-3, 2BB, 2SB.
Port Angeles 12, Corvallis 4
PORT ANGELES — Seven was the lucky number for the Lefties as Trey Morgan exploded for two home runs and seven RBIs to snap the Knights’ seven-game winning streak and avoid a sweep Thursday night at Civic Field.
Morgan slammed a grand slam and a three-run home run to do all the damage the Lefties would need to take down the two-time defending West Coast League champs.
And he didn’t even use his own bat.
Morgan broke his bat before he hit the grand slam in the blank inning and instead borrowed teammate Kyle Schimpf’s bat — a good choice as Schimpf leads the West Coast League in home runs (five).
Joshua Thompson picked up his first win for Port Angeles as the Seattle University-bound product scattered five hits and two walks across five innings of work, striking out three.
Ron Brown and Baxter Halligan closed out the game in relief, with Halligan allowing a run on two hits and a walk and striking out two in 3 2/3 innings.
Port Angeles 12, Corvallis 4
Knights 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 — 4 7 5
Lefties 1 0 4 7 0 0 0 0 X — 12 10 2
WP: Thompson LP: Cunningham
Knights — Cunningham 2IP, 4R, 2H, 3BB, 3K; Haskell 1.1IP, 6R, 5H, 3K; McDaniel 2.2IP, 2R, 3H, K; Redmond 2IP, 2K.
Lefties — Thompson 5IP, ER, 5H, 2BB, 3K; Brown 0.1IP, 2R, 2BB; Halligan 3.2IP, ER, 2H, BB, 2K.
Knights — Stevens 1-4, HR, R, RBI; Olsson 2-3, 2B, RBI.
Lefties — Morgan 2-4, 2R, 2HR, 7RBI; Minter 3-4, 2B, 3R; Dicochea 1-3, HR, R, 2RBI; Christian 1-4, 2B, R, RBI; Rosenberg 1-4, BB 2R; Harum 1-1, HBP.
Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.