Walla Walla Sweets win in Moses Lake Saturday

Sweets defeat Moses Lake, 6-2, for win in game two.

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MOSES LAKE - Kody Young struck out eight Moses Lake batters in seven innings of two-run mound work.

The Sweets backed their starter with a five-run top of the sixth and Walla Walla picked up its tenth win of the season, 6-2 over, the Pirates here Saturday night in WCL East Division play.

Young and ML starter Marc Garza locked horns in a pitcher's duel for the first five innings before the Sweets offense figured the Pirate starter out in the sixth.

Pirate head coach Steve Keller pulled Garza after four runs - three earned - crossed the plate. Reliever Nathan Johnson relinquished the final run of the inning and another in the sixth.

Young, likewise found trouble in the sixth, but Moses Lake could only plate two against the 6-foot-5 right hander.

Designated hitter Elliot Stewart went 3-for-4 from the dish for the Sweets with a run scored and one batted in. Catcher Josh Daniel went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

The Sweets raise their record to 10-21 on the year, seven-and-a-half games behind first-place Wenatchee.

The series finale isat 7:35 tonight in Moses Lake.

Walla Walla 000 005 100 - 6 10 1

Moses Lake 000 002 000 - 2 8 1

Young, Kerns (8) and Daniel; Garza, Johnson (6), Carlson (8), Smith (9) and Huwer.

HR - ML: Johnson.

Hits - WW: Kuntz, Gottschling, Stewart 3, Matthews 2, Daniel, Holt 2; ML: Shackleford, Frederick 2, Johnson 2, Bush 2, Ecklund.

WCL Standings

East Division

W L PCT GB

Wenatchee 17 13 0.567 -

Moses Lake 14 15 0.483 2.5

Kelowna 16 19 0.457 3.5

Walla Walla 10 21 0.323 7.5

West Division

W L PCT GB

Bend 24 10 0.706 -

Corvallis 17 14 0.548 5.5

Kitsap 17 15 0.531 6

Bellingham 19 17 0.528 6

Cowlitz 9 19 0.321 12

Friday's Games

Moses Lake 6, Walla Walla 4

Corvallis 11, Bend 2

Kitsap 5, Cowlitz 4

Wenatchee 4, Kelowna 3

Bellingham 5, Portland 0

Saturday's Games

Walla Walla 6, Moses Lake 2

Kelowna 8, Wenatchee 0

Bend 1, Corvallis 0

Cowlitz 6, Kitsap 4

Bellingham 7, Portland 3

Today's Games

Walla Walla at Moses Lake, 7:35 p.m.

Wenatchee at Kelowna, 6:05 p.m.

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