Shane Zeile hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in the bottom of the eighth to lead the host Walla Walla Sweets to a 6-2 victory over the Bend Elks in West Coast League action Wednesday.
Spencer O’Neil (Southridge) scored three runs for the Sweets.
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JR Bunda, Daniel Grazzini (4), Daniel Zandona (6), Matt Fielding (7), Trevor Hildenberger (8) and Kyle Gallegos; Kyle Kingsley, Doug Ashby (7), DJ Smith (8), Ben Ruff (9) and Jarrod Turner. Highlights--Darian Ramage (B) 2x3, 2B; Gallegos (B) 2x3; Shawn O’Brien (B) 2x4, HR, 2 RBIs; Spencer O’Neil (WW) 2x2, 2B, 3R; Shane Zeile (WW) 2-RBI 3B; Ryan Cooper (WW) 2x3, RBI, 3B; Alex Bonczyk (WW) 2B; Brett Jacobs (WW) 2B.
Medford to get franchise: The West Coast League announced Wednesday that a franchise has been awarded to Medford, Ore., and could begin play in 2013.
Two weeks ago, the league announced a franchise would come to Victoria, British Columbia.
With the additions of the Medford and Victoria teams, the WCL will expand to 11 teams.