The Sweets made another late rally but found themselves on the short end of a 6-4 score Tuesday night in Bend. The Elks swept the Sweets, winning all three games by three runs or less. Walla Walla spent the night in Bend before making its way to Corvallis on Wednesday morning to start a three-game series with the Knights.
Now some news from around the ballpark:
- The Sweets were swept in a regular-season series for the first time since last July at home against Bellingham.
- Walla Walla has lost three-straight and are in last place in the East Division.
- The Sweets made a late-game rally for the third-straight night against Bend. Trailing 6-1 in the ninth, the Sweets scored three runs and put the tying runs on base. Jarrod Turner produced an RBI single and Spencer O'Neil hit his second home run of the season.
- Turner's ninth-inning single extended his hitting streak to eight games. He worked a walk in the seventh and has reached base safely in all nine games this season.
- O'Neil was just one for his last 21 prior to his home run in the ninth inning. He now leads the team with eight RBI and the league with two home runs.
- Both of O'Neil's home runs have been to the opposite field. Yesterday's cleared the center field fence and his home run against Corvallis on Opening Weekend was to left-center.
- This is the second meeting of the season for the Sweets and the Knights. Corvallis took two-of-three in Walla Walla during the first weekend of the season.
- The Knights won 6-4 on Opening Night and then 12-3 the following day. The Sweets earned a 9-1 victory on Sunday.
- Corvallis is 10-5 all-time against the Sweets in the regular season and 2-0 in the playoffs. Walla Walla is just 1-6 at Goss Stadium, with their only win coming in the penultimate game in the 2010 season.
- Arturo Reyes will make his second start of the season on Wednesday for the Sweets. He tossed a complete game in his only other start against Kitsap. He struck out seven and allowed just one run in earning the victory.
- Arturo's older brother, Jorge, played at Oregon State and won a National Championship with the Beavers in 2007.