Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sweets get hot on Saturday

The Sweets didn't need to score three in the bottom of the ninth on Saturday as they jumped out to a 9-0 lead and defeated the Bucks 13-2.

Now some notes from around the ballpark:
- With 13 runs on Saturday, the Sweets have now scored 10 or more runs in seven games this season. They are 7-0 in those games.
- The Sweets scored once in the second, three times in the third, five in the fifth, three in the sixth and one in the seventh.
- J.J. Robinson had two doubles, scored twice and drove in two. He scored the first run on a safety squeeze in the second inning and made it 4-0 with a two-run double in the third. Robinson also walked twice, reaching safely four times.
- Ryan Cooper clubbed a two-run triple to highlight the five-run fifth and also scored Robinson with the safety squeeze in the second.
- Kris Paulino, Alex Bonczyk and Shane Zeile batted 1-2-3 last night and all scored two runs. Paulino had two hits and two runs scored, Bonczyk had three hits and scored twice and Zeile had two hits, two RBI and two runs scored.
- Garrett Tygerson got the start for the Sweets and worked six innings. It was his first start of the summer and the right-hander allowed just two runs on eight hits to earn the victory.
- Tyler Billen tossed two scoreless innings of relief and Ben Ruff closed out the game with a scoreless ninth.
- Tempers flared in the ninth after Ruff hit Nick Wagner in the front shoulder with a fastball.
- Zeile played first base for the first time this summer last night.
- Game time temperature last night was 95 degrees. It is expected to be above 100 degrees at first pitch this evening.
- Zach Brandon will get the start for the Sweets. It will be his second non-league start of the summer. He allowed one run on two hits over five innings against the Lobos on June 17.
- Spencer O'Neil and Brett Jacobs have each missed the first two games of this series.
- The Sweets will have an off day on Monday before beginning a six-game road trip in Cowlitz on Tuesday. The Sweets will play three against the Black Bears and then head south to Klamath Falls for a three-game series.

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