Sunday, July 10, 2011

It's a winning streak!

Walla Walla at Kitsap BlueJackets

- The Walla Walla Sweets have their first winning streak of the summer after their 5-1 victory on Saturday night.
- Andrew Mendenhall's single in the eighth inning extended his hitting streak to 12 games, the longest active streak in the West Coast League.  It also ties Elliot Stewart's franchise record.  Stewart hit in 12-straight games from July 11-29 last summer.
- Trent Allianic became the third-straight Sweets pitcher to throw eight innings.  Brett Watson tossed eight scoreless on Thursday, Tim Culligan tossed eight scoreless on Friday and Allianic gave up one run on six hits over eight innings last night.  Over the last ten games, the Sweets have received seven quality starts (6IP, 3R or less) from their starters.
- Simon Anderson earned the save with a scoreless ninth and has now thrown six scoreless innings over his last four appearances.  He has allowed just three hits and has struck out six.
- After a rough start fielding the baseball, the Sweets recent defensive prowess has pushed them over .961.  Once leading the league in errors, the Sweets' 44 errors are the fourth-least in the West Coast League.
- The win on Saturday also pushed the Sweets record to 4-3 on their current nine-game road trip.
- W2 is one of only two teams that have not scored 100 runs this summer and one of three teams that has struck out over 200 times.
- In the month of July, the Sweets are 5-4 with a 1.74 ERA.  The team ERA is the lowest in the league in the month.
- Kevin Williams has doubled in back-to-back games and has made just one error in his last 30 chances defensively.

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