Sweets welcome back Anderson, Kingsley for 2012 season

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WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla Sweets have added two pitchers to their roster for the 2012 season.

Simon Anderson, a member of the 2011 Sweets, returns to Walla Walla for a second season of West Coast League baseball. Anderson will be joined on the Sweets' roster by North Dakota State University teammate Kyle Kingsley.

Simon Anderson, a 6-foot 5-inch, 215-pound junior at North Dakota State, was a member of the Sweets' 2011 WCL East Division Championship team. Last season, the right-handed pitching Anderson was ranked as the 29th best prospect in the WCL. With an ERA of 2.79 Anderson went 2-1 with six saves in 15 appearances for the Sweets. In 19.1 innings of work he struck out 16 batters while allowing only nine walks. Anderson became the closer for the Sweets midway through the season and allowed no earned runs in his last 13 innings of work.

Kyle Kingsley, a 6-foot 2-inch, 210-pound right-handed pitcher, is a junior at North Dakota State, Kingsley is a 2009 graduate of Fargo South High School where he lettered all four years. As a senior in high school, Kingsley was named team MVP after going 7-1 with an ERA of 0.67 and recording 79 strikeouts over 52 1/3 innings.

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