The Tri-City Dust Devils ended the 2013 season in style, beating up on the Vancouver Canadians pitchers in an 11-1 win Monday night at Gesa Stadium in front of 2,504 faithful fans.
The Dust Devils (15-23 Second Half, 34-42 Overall) broke the team record for average attendance per game this season for the 7th consecutive season. They averaged 2,270 fans per home game compared to 2,266 last season.
Tri-City was led offensively by Julian Yan. Yan went 2-for-5 in the game with 3 RBIs and a triple. Kyle Von Tungeln had four stolen bases for the Dust Devils, and Ashley Graeter drove in a pair of runs in a 2-for-5 performance.
Dust Devils shortstop Pat Valaika, the Papa John's Hit Man of the game, went 1-for-3. Since he recorded a hit everyone can head to papajohns.com and type in promo code "dustdevils" where you can buy any pizza and receive a second pizza of equal or lesser value for free. This promo code is valid tomorrow only, Tuesday, September 3rd, at all Tri-City locations.
Tri-City starting pitcher Konner Wade (3-7) was great once again. He allowed just one run on seven hits. He struck out four and did not allow a walk in his 5 2/3 innings. Monday's win was Wade's third since August 17, when he earned his first professional win. He has only allowed two earned runs in that span.
Canadians (17-21, 39-37) right-hander Justin James (1-7) gave up three runs, two earned, on three hits over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked three in a losing effort.
Everyone with the Dust Devils would like to thank all of the fans that came out to support them throughout the 2013 season. Season ticket and mini plan packages for the 2014 season are on sale now. If you are interested in season tickets, mini plan packages, or group ticket packages call the Dust Devils front office at (509) 544-8789.
Dust Devils Baseball… "It Will Blow You Away!"