Spencer O’Neil (Southridge) and Alex Bonczyk each had an RBI single in the seventh, but the Walla Walla Sweets lost 3-2 in the opener of a four-game West Coast League series against the host Wenatchee AppleSox.
Mitchell Gunsolus had a three-run blast in the third off Zach Brandon to give Wenatchee all the offense it would need.
The teams meet again at 7:05 p.m. today at Paul Thomas Field before taking their series back to Borleske Stadium on Wednesday.
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Zach Brandon, Joe Arlt (5) and Jarrod Turner; Derek Callahan, Bryce Jackson (7), Drew Jacobs (7), Tyler Kane (8) and Tyler Schultz. Highlights--Alex Bonczyk (WW) 2x4, RBI; Spencer O’Neil (WW) RBI; Kalani Brackenridge (WW) 2B; Shane Zeile (WW) 3B; Mitchell Gunsolus (Wen) 2x4, 3-run HR; Callahan (Wen) 6IP-3H-8K-1BB; Jacobs (Wen) 2IP-2H-5K.