WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The Walla Walla Sweets defeated Corvallis 8-2 at Borleske Stadium on Tuesday night in each team’s West Coast League opener.
The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Knights (4-1, 0-1), the three-time defending WCL champion. Three Sweets’ pitchers combined to hold the Knights to just three hits.
The Sweets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second before Andy Atwood tripled and went on to score on an error.
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Walla Walla made it 3-1 in the fourth and the Knights added one run in the top of the sixth to cut it to 3-2.
The Knights had a shot to tie it in the eighth but wound up stranding the runner.
Instead, the Sweets broke open the game in the bottom of the inning with five runs.