Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sweets erupt in Wenatchee

The Sweets picked up their most lopsided win over Wenatchee in franchise history on Tuesday night, defeating the Applesox 12-0. Walla Walla scored four runs in the fourth inning and eight runs in the sixth and collected 17 hits.

Now some notes from around the ballpark:
- The Sweets will celebrate Independence Day with special Stars and Stripes caps. The hat has a white cap with blue stripes and a blue brim. The W2 logo is filled with the Stars and Stripes.
- On Tuesday, the Sweets scored their first four runs with four consecutive extra-base hits in the fourth inning. Shane Zeile, Nick Vilter and Chance Kopacz all doubled to make it 2-0 and Ryan Cooper followed with a two-run home run to right to make it 4-0.
- The Sweets then sent 11 batters to the plate and scored eight runs in the sixth inning. Brett Jacobs collected a two-run single and Spencer O'Neil and Zeile hit back-to-back home runs to make it 12-0. It was the second time this summer that the Sweets have hit back-to-back dingers.
- It was the fourth of the summer for O'Neil and gave him a league-leading 23 RBI on the year.
- Zeile finished the night 4-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI. He finished a triple shy of the cycle. He singled in the second, doubled in the fourth and singled and homered in the sixth. It was his first home run of the summer. Zeile is hitting .375 with two doubles, two triples, a home run, five RBI and seven runs scored in seven games.
- Kopacz also had four hits in the ballgame. The four hits helped raise his batting average to .266 on the season. He has hit safely in each of his last four games, the third time he has done that this summer. Kopacz has also scored a run in each of his last four.
- Nick Vilter had three hits for the Sweets and also scored two runs. In 13 games, Vilter is hitting .271 with eight RBI and eight runs scored.
- Arturo Reyes was the recipient of the run support and picked up his third win of the summer with seven scoreless innings. Reyes allowed six hits, struck out four and only walked one. He has allowed one run or less in four of his five starts this summer.
- Luke West tossed the final two innings to help the Sweets to their first shutout of the season. West has registered seven consecutive scoreless innings on the season.
- It was the Sweets first shutout since July 7 of last year when they shutout Bellingham, 3-0.
- Walla Walla was hit twice on Tuesday and now lead the league with 39 hit by pitches, 12 more than the second team.
- The Sweets also continue to lead the league in triples with 11.
- The Sweets and Applesox will now conclude the second half of their split four-game series. They play tonight at 5:05 p.m. and tomorrow at 7:05 p.m.
- Kyle Kingsley will get the start tonight for the Sweets. The right-hander is 1-1 with a 5.82 ERA on the season. He allowed two runs on five hits over six innings in a no decision last week against Bend. Kingsley struck out two and walked two.

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