Gavin Schulz hit a 3-run home run in the second inning, the first at Joe Martin Field this season for the Bells, as they beat the Wenatchee AppleSox 4-1 Wednesday night.
The Bells had another early-game flurry of runs, when they scored four in the second inning. Catcher Willis Cresswell hit an RBI single in his return to the starting lineup to score Christopher Campos for Campos’s first run with the Bells. Shortly after, second baseman Schulz blasted his 376-ft homer to left field to score Creswell and Daniel Gernon. Elijah Hainline extended his on-base streak to 12, hitting two singles in today’s game.
The Sox drew a pair of walks to open the sixth, and later scored their sole run on a single by DH Grant Sharrod. They were held to a total of four hits and two walks by the Bells pitchers, who continued their dependable series against Wenatchee.
Bells starter Randy Abshier went three innings, allowing no runs and two hits with four strikeouts. Ryan Lynch came in for Abshier in the fourth, and immediately struck out three consecutive Sox. It was Nate Clow (2-0) taking the win for the Bells, giving up one hit and no runs in two innings.
Quincy Vassar (0-1) took the loss for the AppleSox, who look to manage one win in their away trip against the Bells tomorrow night, before hosting them this weekend.
The Bells improve to 6-4 with the win, second in the North Division, while the Sox fall to 5-6, good for sixth in the division.