Three University of California Irvine baseball players are set to join the Wenatchee AppleSox this summer.
The team announced Wednesday that infielder Connor Spencer, infielder Grant Palmer and pitcher Andrew Morales will become the latest Anteaters to join Wenatchee’s West Coast League program.
“(UC Irvine is) always a highly ranked program, and we are proud of our longstanding relationship that we have had with them,” said AppleSox head coach Ed Knaggs.
Spencer, fron Trabuco Canyon, Calif., is hitting .426 so far this season as a sophomore; he hit .306 last year. Palmer, a native of El Segundo, Calif., is hitting .316 on the season and is known for his defensive abilities, according to Knaggs. Morales transferred to UC Irvine after playing the last two seasons at Rio Hondo Community College. The junior out of Covina, California has a 2.66 earned-run average this year.
The AppleSox open the 2013 season at home on June 5 with a three-game series against the Corvallis Knights in a rematch of the 2012 West Coast League Championship Series.