Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sweets fall to Corvallis, 12-3

It was another tough night for the Sweets on Saturday. Corvallis raced out to a 5-0 lead and built a 12-1 lead before the Sweets tacked on two late runs for the final margin.

There was some good signs in the game for the Sweets as they hit a team record six doubles.

Here are some other notes from the ballpark:
- Walla Walla's six doubles were the most in a single game in team history. The previous high was five.
- Brett Jacobs had three of the six, becoming the first player in Sweets history to complete that feat. He drove in a run and scored a run in his final game with the Sweets until they return from their first road trip of the season in mid-June. He has to head back to Washington St. to finish up two summer courses.
- J.J. Robinson had a productive night in his Sweets debut. Robinson graduated high school on Friday and then got the start behind the plate last night. After striking out in his first at-bat, Robinson hit a pair of doubles. His first double one-hopped the right field fence.
- Ben Ruff also had a productive day at the plate for the Sweets. He picked up a pair of hits including a leadoff triple to right-center in the eighth inning.
- Walla Walla struggled in the field again on Saturday, committing three errors. The Sweets have made seven in the first two games of the year. Corvallis has yet to make an error.
- One positive from last night was that the Sweets were able to use a couple of arms. Joe Arlt started and lasted only 2 2/3 innings. DJ Smith pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief and was followed by Tyler Billen and Luke West. Billen and West were both throwing in live game action for the first time in nearly two months. That should bode well as the two will get more comfortable on the mound.
- With Jacobs heading back to school for the next week and a half, the Sweets have made another 10-day signing today. Marc Garza from Campbellsville has been signed to take over first base duties in the interim. Garza played two seasons at Walla Walla CC before transferring to Campbellsville this past year. He had 10 doubles and drove in 18 runs for the Tigers.

The Sweets and the Knights conclude their three-game series tonight at 7:05 p.m. Kyle Kingsley will get the ball. Fireworks follow tonight's contest.

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