Walla Walla Sweeps HarbourCats in 16-5 Rout

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July 11, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – A frustrating series came to a close Wednesday night as the Walla Walla Sweets left Victoria with an 16-5 win over the HarbourCats, completing their 3 game sweep of Victoria.

Tanner Kiest found himself in a rough spot in the 1st, letting the first 3 guys on. He did, however, get the next 2 outs and was 1 strike away from getting out of the inning. However, he hit Nick Vilter and then allowed a grand slam to Kris Paulino to fall behind 5-0.

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Victoria’s Logan Lambana was the 4th of 7 pitchers the HabourCats used in Wednesday night’s 16-5 loss to the Walla Walla Sweets. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

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Bret Helton and the Walla Walla Sweets pitching staff would limit the Victoria HarbourCats to just 8 runs in the 3 game series at Royal Athletic Park. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

The HarbourCats would rally back with runs in the 1st, 4th and 5th to make it a 6-3 game. However, Walla Walla would lay the final blow on the HarbourCats with their 7-run top half of the 6th. Spencer O’Neil blasted a 3-run home run in the inning to put Victoria away for good.

David Schuknecht’s 2-run home run in the bottom of the 6th would be one of the lone bright spots for Victoria, who needed 7 pitchers of their own to get through the night.

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What appeared to be a routine throw to 1st base ended up as an error to Robby Nesovic as the sun played havoc with his vision. (photo by Glenn Ivens – ISN)

The Sweets outscored Victoria 33-8 over the 3-game series and sent the HarbourCats to a 3-9 record in their last 12 games. Their 13-13 record is their 1st time at .500 all season.

The HarbourCats get 2 days off before heading down to Klamath Falls for a 3-game series that starts Saturday night at 6:35. Live audio broadcasts will be available for all 3 games in Klamath Falls and the following 3 in Medford on our Mixlr page