Sweets schedule All-Star events

The West Coast League All-Star Game comes to Borleske Stadium on July 24.

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WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla Sweets, host of the 2012 West Coast League All-Star Game, have released the official logo and details for the event.

NAPA Auto Parts will be the presenting sponsor of the July 24 game at Borleske Stadium.

This summer the Sweets will welcome players, coaches, and Major League Baseball scouts to Walla Walla for the two-day event.

On Monday, July 23, the Sweets will host the All-Star Block Party presented by Downtown Walla Walla Foundation on Main Street in front of the Sweets Shoppe, between Spokane and Colville Streets. This event will be free and will include live music, family-friendly activities, local food and drink options, the opportunity to meet and mingle with WCL All-Stars and Sweets players, and of course, Sweets mascot, Sweet Lou.

The Home Run Derby, presented by Columbia Rural Electric Association, will start at 5:30 p.m. on July 24, with the first pitch of the 2012 WCL All-Star Game scheduled for 7:15 p.m.

The All-Star game will feature the top professional prospects from around the league. Players are selected by a combination of fan voting, team coaches, and Major League Scouting Bureau.

A fireworks show and award presentations will follow the game. The WCL East team, led by six members of the 2011 Sweets, won last year's contest 4-2, with Sweets catcher Elliot Stewart driving in the winning runs with a two-run double. The Corvallis Knights were the 2011 host.

Also, the Sweets announced that pitchers Trent Allianic and Garrett Tygerson have signed contracts to play in Walla Walla this season.

Allianic was a member of the 2011 East Division Championship team, and Tygerson played for the Wenatchee Applesox last season.

Allianic, a 6-foot, 190-pound right handed pitcher, is originally from Koloa, Kauai, and will be a sophomore at Ohlone College.

Tygerson, a native of Ashland, Ore., is a 6-5, 190-pound junior right-handed pitcher from Lewis-Clark State College.

In 2011, as a sophomore at Lower Columbia College, Tygerson appeared in 14 games, going 2-0 with a 4.71 ERA and four saves.

Individuals who purchase a full-season ticket package will receive one ticket to each of the Sweets 34 home games, including the All-Star game. Single game tickets for the event will go on sale May 1.

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