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Lefties batter Roberto Garza Núñez, right, is nearly struck by an errant pitch as Wenatchee catcher Joe Scheffler receives the delivery on Wednesday in Port Angeles.

LEFTIES: Port Angeles' 5-run rally nets first win of the summer

Spear, Ramirez and good relief pitching

PORT ANGELES — A middle-inning rally lifted Port Angeles to its first home victory of the summer and its first West Coast League triumph in an 8-4 triumph over the Wenatchee Apple Sox.

The bottom of the order sparked Port Angeles in the five-run sixth inning.

University of Utah catcher Jack Kleveno’s one-out single started the rally. Zach Blair was hit by a pitch and No. 9 hitter Yahir Ramirez followed with a double to chase Wenatchee pitcher Quincy Vassar from the contest.

The top of the order came around next with Jeremy Giesegh knotting the score at 4-all with a sacrifice fly.

Ethan Kodama walked to load the bases and Roberto Nunez drew another free pass to score Blair as the Lefties went up 5-4 advantage.

Colin Spear’s RBI single brought home Ramirez and Kodama and Port Angeles went up 8-4.

Spear doubled home a run in the third as well and finished the game with three hits.

The Lefties scored twice in the fourth, taking advantage of a walk, a hit batter and a run-scoring error to tie the score at 3-all.

Jack Joyce earned the win, coming on in relief of Port Angeles product Kole Acker and striking out two while scattering three hits across two innings.

A pair of relievers combined to close out the final three innings.

Ryan Wike walked two and gave up a hit but kept the Apple Sox off the board, striking out one batter in his 1.2 innings on the hill.

Edmonds College’s Cade Stuart pitched a clean inning and a third to earn the save.

Port Angeles wrapped its series with Wenatchee late Thursday and will host a three-game nonleague set starting tonight against the Pacific International League’s Gumberoos. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.

Port Angeles 8, Wenatchee 4

Wenatchee 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 — 4 11 3

Port Angeles 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 0 X — 8 9 0

WP: Joyce LP: Campbell SV: Stuart

Pitching

Port Angeles Acker 4 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, BB, 2 K; Joyce 2 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 K; Wike 1.2 IP, H, 2 BB, K; Stuart 1.1 IP, K.

Hitting

Port Angeles Giesegh 1-4, SB, 2 RBI; Kodama 0-3, 2 BB, 2 R; Spear 3-5, 2B, 3 RBI; Ramirez 1-2, BB, 2B, R, RBI.

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Lefties pitcher Kole Acker throws in the first inning as first baseman Colin Speer and Wenatchee baserunner Kade Benavidez look on during the first inning on Wednesday at Port Angeles Civic Field.
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Lefties shortstop Ya Ramirez, left, looks to the ump after tagging out Wenatchee's Joe Scheffler on Wednesday evening at Port Angeles Civic Field.

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