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Sanderson Finalizes AppleSox' 2020 Coaching Staff

January 14, 2020 - West Coast League (WCL) - Wenatchee AppleSox News Release

WENATCHEE, WA - AppleSox head coach Ian Sanderson has added a second assistant coach ahead of the 2020 season. Branson Trube will join the AppleSox as an infield and analytics assistant.

Trube is originally from Meridian, Idaho. He joins Nick Brooks, hired in November, as the two assistants on Sanderson's coaching staff.

"Branson brings D-I coaching experience to Wenatchee as well as good summer ball coaching," Sanderson said. "He will be working with our infielders, hitters and doing a majority of the analytics work for us this summer. I'm very excited to have him as well as Nick on board. I think we have put together a great staff to be successful."

Like Brooks, Trube also played at Gonzaga and graduated in 2018. He hit .272 in his four seasons with the Zags. As a senior, Trube hit .289 with 8 home runs (tied, second) and 7 stolen bases (tied, first). With the addition of Trube, seven members of the 2018 Gonzaga Bulldogs have previously or will play/coach for the AppleSox.

After graduating, Trube coached at Mountain View high school where he helped lead the Mavericks to a state championship. He then spent the next summer in Fairbanks, Alaska coaching the Alaska GoldPanners, working under former AppleSox assistant coach Miles Kizer (2015).

This summer will be a homecoming of sorts for Trube. He spent three years playing summer college baseball, including the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the Yakima Valley Pippins of the West Coast League.

"I am very excited to be joining Wenatchee for the summer," Trube said. "As a former player in the WCL, I am looking forward to being back in the league and helping our players master their craft."

The AppleSox' 2020 season begins on June 4 with a non-league game against the Highline Bears at Paul Thomas Sr. Stadium. Season tickets run as affordable as $130 and can be purchased by calling 509-665-6900. MVP cards are also on sale. For $20, you receive four tickets that are good for any AppleSox game, excluding the 2020 All-Star Game. MVP Cards can be purchased here. Single-game tickets will go on sale at a to-be-announced date.

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