Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Opening Weekend a Success

Tristan Hobbes

The Walla Walla Sweets have not only arrived but they've gotten off to a 3-1 start since the last time we talked!  The team thrilled 1,748 fans on Opening Night with an 8-0 win over West Coast League power Corvallis and finished the weekend off with an ninth inning walk-off win against the Knights.  The two shutouts highlighted an opening weekend in which the Sweets pitching staff did not give up an earned run.

The players are getting used to their surroundings and they are getting used to sporting all their new Sweets gear.  The team showed off their new jersey on Sunday night and made it special with the 1-0 victory.  The new uniform is an 80's style red t-shirt kind of uniform that has Sweet Lou on the front chest and their number on the back. 

W2 continued their success on Tuesday night with an exciting, 6-4 comeback victory over the Portland Toros, scoring three runs in the eighth.  Beyond the wins and losses, the Sweets have been ecstatic with the turnout at Borleske Stadium.  The fans have clearly not forgotten about us over the course of a year and with over 1,300 fans at each of the first four games, it looks to be another great year in Walla Walla.

The Sweets complete their season-opening five-game homestand tonight (Wednesday) against Portland and head to Cowlitz on Friday for their first road trip of the season.  If you haven't, be sure to get out to the ballpark or follow the Sweets online at!

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