Monday, June 25, 2012

Sweets get big sweep of Kitsap

Sunday was a day for sweeps as the Sweets picked up two victories over Kitsap. Walla Walla took the first game, 3-1, and then earned the sweep with a 12-6 victory in the nightcap. The Sweets will look for the series sweep tonight at 6:35 p.m.

Now some notes from around the ballpark:
- The Sweets won two games yesterday and have won two games in a row for the first time since June 3-5 when they beat Corvallis and Kitsap in back-to-back games.
- With the two wins, the Sweets improved to 6-12 and are seven games behind Bellingham and Kelowna for second place in the East Division standings. Both teams are 12-5.
- The Sweets have now won four-of-five against Kitsap this season. The BlueJackets only victory came in the second game of the team's doubleheader on June 5.
- Game one went to extra innings yesterday and Chance Kopacz provided the big hit, breaking a 1-1 tie in the top of the ninth with a two-run single to left. Kopacz had three similar hits last summer for the Sweets.
- Matt Imhof started for the Sweets and struck out nine over seven innings. He allowed just one run on three hits and walked two.
- After Jordan Ellis hit a leadoff triple in the third, Imhof would not allow another hit the rest of his outing. Simon Anderson took over in the eighth and tossed two hitless innings to earn his first win of the summer.
- In game two, the Sweets used five Kitsap errors to take a 2-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings. Kitsap then scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 3-2 lead.
- Walla Walla responded with three runs of their own as Brett Jacobs, Spencer O'Neil and Kopacz all provided RBIs.
- The Sweets put the game away with six runs in the sixth. Jacobs and O'Neil each had RBIs in the inning and Kopacz delivered a two-run single.
- Joe Arlt got the win in relief, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings. He struck out four and allowed just two hits.
- In the doubleheader, Kopacz drove in five runs.
- Alex Bonczyk and O'Neil each had three hits in the second game. Bonczyk scored three runs from the second spot in the lineup.
- Kris Paulino had hits in each game and scored four runs.
- O'Neil and Bonczyk are tied for the team lead with nine runs scored. O'Neil's 11 RBI are the most on the team.
- Ryan Cooper had a great day on the bases in game two. He had two hits, drove in two runs and stole four three bases. He is a perfect 4-for-4 in the category on the season.
- Kody Young will make his first start of the summer for the Sweets tonight. He was signed on Saturday. He pitched for the Sweets in 2010.
- That season he went 2-2 with a 2.90 ERA in 49.2 innings. He walked 21 and struck out 43.

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