PHOTO GALLERY - Sweets defeat Wenatchee 9-4 in first playoff game

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A full moon rises over the evergreen trees in left-center field as the Walla Walla Sweets bat during the bottom of the fourth inning of their playoff game against the Wenatchee Applesox Friday evening.

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Walla Walla Sweets batter Denver Chavez (1) attempts to bunt during the Sweets' big third inning. Chavez bunted this ball foul but would successfully bunt down the first baseline and end up safe to load the bases.

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Sweets' base runner Denver Chavez (1) slides into the tag from Wenatchee pitcher Alex Phillips (22) on this play at the plate after a wild pitch bounced off the backstop Friday evening during their playoff game.

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Down and dirty, Sweets' base runner Denver Chavez (1) slides head first in to third base just before the tag from Wenatchee's Adam Nelubowich (21).

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Scott Gottschling (12) speeds across first safely as an Applesox error puts the ball out of reach of their first baseman Friday night.

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Sweets right fielder Chance Kopacz (26) makes a leaping, over the shoulder grab for the out on a long fly ball off the bat of a Wenatchee player Friday evening.

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Sweets fan Gabby Baxter cheers her team on with a sign and matching shirt during the Sweets' first playoff game in franchise history.

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Sweets fans in the box seats join in the team's eighth inning rally song "Love is Gone" during the team's playoff game against the Wenatchee Applesox.

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Sweets base runner Kalani Brackenridge (6) scrambles back to his feet as he realizes the ball is overthrown both the Applesox second baseman and shortstop, allowing Brackenridge to advance to third.

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Forming the first-half of "GO Sweets," Bradley Vance cheers with his friend Jake Patterson from the top of the stands as the Sweets go up 8-1 against the Wenatchee Applesox Friday evening during their first game of best-of-three playoff series.

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Forming the second-half of "GO Sweets," Jake Patterson cheers with his friend Bradley Vance from the top of the stands as the Sweets go up 8-1 against the Wenatchee Applesox Friday evening during their first game of best-of-three playoff series.

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Sweets starting pitcher Ryan Richardson (55) leaves the game during the eighth inning to a standing ovation from the crowd Friday evening during the Sweets' game against the Wenatchee Applesox.

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About to be scored out, the Sweets' manual scoreboard operators throw their foam rally fingers out of the top of the ninth and tenth inning boxes with the team one out away from their first playoff victory during the first game of a best-of-three series against the Wenatchee Applesox.

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Sweet Lou dances between innings during the Sweet's first game in their best-of-three playoff series against the Wenatchee Applesox.

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Sweets shortstop Alex Stanford (24) ranges over toward the third base line to come up with a ball slowed down by third baseman Zach Wentz (11) after he reached for it during the game against Wenatchee.

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A family of Sweets baseball fans dance during the team's eighth inning rally song "Love is Gone" Friday night during the playoff game against the Wenatchee Applesox.

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Sweets second baseman Kalani Brackenridge (6) tracks a high hoping grounder into his glove during the Sweets' game against the Wenatchee Applesox Friday evening.

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Sweets second baseman Kalani Brackenridge (6) misses the grab on a throw from catcher Elliot Stewart (2) attempting to pick-off a Wenatchee base runner trying to steal second.

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Fingers clutching the ball a moment before it is released, Sweets' starting pitcher Ryan Richardson (55) pitches late into the Sweets' playoff game against the Wenatchee Applesox Friday evening.

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After making it look easy against the Wenatchee Applesox, Walla Walla Sweets' shortstop Alex Stanford (24) and second baseman Kalani Brackenridge (6) celebrate on the infield as their team congratulates each other after the 9-4 playoff victory over Wenatchee.

Making their first playoff appearance in team history, the Walla Walla Sweets played confidently on Friday night, picking up 14 hits and defeating the Wenatchee Applesox 9-4 at Borleske Stadium.

More game details in Sunday's Union-Bulletin and here online.

Recap of the game courtesty of the Walla Walla Sweets.

Boxscore courtesy of the West Coast League.

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