Sweets Drop 13 Inning Thriller vs Corvallis

Sweets fall in extras vs Corvallis

WALLA WALLA, WA- The Walla Walla Sweets fought for a season high 13 innings however Corvallis extended and tied a league best win streak to 11 straight defeating the Sweets 11-8 in extras. With the loss, the Sweets move to 14-27 overall and 4-10 in the second half.

Corvallis kicked off the scoring by going up 2-0 with runs scored in the top of the third and fourth. However Walla Walla answered with there first punch of the evening as Aidan Espinoza drove in Ben Parker with a RBI double which was followed by Hayden Driggs driving in Espinoza due to a fielding error. 

Corvallis then followed with a four run top of the fifth which was again answered by the Sweets. Ben Parker lined a ball 357 feet to left field driving in three runs to cut the lead to one in the bottom of the inning. Walla Walla tied things up moments later as Cayden Wotipka scored on another Corvallis error making it 6-6 after five.

Both teams traded runs however Walla Walla lead going into the top of the ninth but the Knights countered with the tying run in the inning. 

Otho Savage came in to work in the ninth and got the Sweets through extra innings however didn’t get help offensively as the Sweets left the winning runs stranded in 11th, 12th, and 13th.

The Knights powered by three runs in the top of the ninth and walked out with a win to extend a league best winning streak to 11 games.

Sweets by the Numbers

Parker’s 3-run home-run went 357 feet with a 17 launch angle and was 104 MPH off the bat

Every Sweets batter reached safely at least one time.

Aidan Espinoza picked up his third multi-hit game in the last four

 Up Next

The Sweets continue to face off with Corvallis on 7/23/23 at 6:05 P.M.

By: Gary Erdelyi

Date: July 23, 2023