The Walla Walla Sweets came back fresh from an unscheduled day off to sweep host Kitsap 3-1 and 12-6 in a West Coast League baseball doubleheader on Sunday at Kitsap Fairgrounds.
Saturday’s contest between the Sweets and the BlueJackets was postponed because of rain and resulted in a Sunday doubleheader.
In the opener, Walla Walla’s Simon Anderson struck out three and gave up no hits over the final two innings to take the win.
In the nightcap, Spencer O’Neil was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Sweets.
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Brett Jacobs and Chance Kopacz each were 2-for-5, with Kopacz driving in three runs and Jacons adding two more RBIs.Jarrod Turner also added an RBI.
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M. Imhof, S. Anderson (8, win) and J. Turner; K. Baumgartner (loss) and D. Zarate. Highlights—WW: Kris Paulino 2x4; Alex Bonczyk RBI; Chance Kopacz 1x4, 2 RBI; Matt Imhof 7IP-3H-1R-ER-2BB-9K; Simon Anderson 2IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-3K. Kit: Scotty Burcham RBI; Jordan Ellis 1x4, 3B; Kevin Baumgartner 9IP-7H-3R-2ER-0BB-5K.
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Z. Brandon, J. Arlt (4, win), J. Robinson and J. Turner; S. Fewel (loss), M. Holback (5), R. Tato (5), S. Prihar (6), C. Mak (6), M. Stidham (7) and D. Zarate. Highlights—WW: Paulino 1x5; Bonczyk 3x4; Brett Jacobs 2x5, 2 RBI; Spencer O’Neil 3x4, 2 RBI; Kopacz 2x5, 3 RBI; Ryan Cooper 2x4, 2 RBI; Jarrod Turner RBI; Joe Arlt 2.2IP-2H-0R-0ER-1BB-4K; Zach Brandon 3.1IP-3H-3R-3ER-2BB-3K. Kit: Jerad Casper 1x4, HR, 3 RBI; Zach Aaker 2x3, 2 RBI; Stuart Fewel 4.1IP-6H-5R-2ER-0BB-2K.
The Kennewick Phantoms took home the Junior Bandit Bash title with a 6-4 win over the tournament host Kennewick Junior Bandits at Southridge High School.
Colton and Dillon Plew had two hits apiece for the Phantoms in the championship, while Kaden Julian and Dylan Wilbert provided three hits apiece.
And Larry DeWitt had two RBIs as the Phantoms opened the day with an 11-9 edging of the Burbank Diamondbacks in a semifinal at Roy Johnson Field.
“It was a good balanced effort,” said Phantoms coach Corey Nelson, who also credited his pitchers one and all for supplying the breathing room needed to reach the victory.
“The ability to throw strikes was our strength in the tournament,” he said. “Our young kids stepped up today.”
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Percifield and Kottwitz; TJ Rea, Andrew Townsend (6) and Matt Driver. Highlights—BD: Gomez 2x3; Harty 2x5. KP: Kaden Julian 3x4; Larry DeWitt 2x4, 2 RBI; Quinton LaFontaine 2x4; Dillon Plew 2x2, RBI.
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Colby Wakefield, Connor Morfin (5), Trenton Nett (6) and Austin Morfin; Jose Oliva, Brock Sittman (7) and Dylan Wilbert. Highlights—KB: Trevor Oldham 3x3; Kory Miller 2x3, 2B. KP: Julian 3x3; Wilbert 3x4; Colton Plew 2x4; D. Plew 2x3.