WENATCHEE — The 2013 Wenatchee AppleSox will test and age-old question: Can a Cougar and a Husky co-exist?
The AppleSox announced Tuesday that they will feature a pair of right-handed pitchers from the Pac-12 schools in the Evergreen State on this year’s roster: Chris McDowell, of Washington State, and Trevor Dunlap of the UW.
McDowell is a 6-foot-7 freshman who has been working out of the bullpen for WSU this season. He is currently 0-1 with a 5.14 ERA. He went to Mount Vernon High School, where he threw two no-hitters with a perfect game his senior season.
“He fits in well with us,” AppleSox head coach Ed Knaggs said in a news release. “He is a tall righty with a very good frame that has a ton of potential.”
Dunlap is in the middle of his first season with the Huskies after transferring from Columbia Basin College. The junior from Kirkland is 1-3 with a 3.41 ERA.
“(Dunlap) has burst on the scene this year as one of the most consistent pitchers for the Huskies,” Knaggs said. “He is another big kid and has been really impressive this season.”
The defending West Coast League champion AppleSox will open their season against the Corvallis Knights on June 5 at home.
Jacob Palmer: @JPalmWW