Walla Walla Sweets add pair of pitchers


WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Sweets gained additional depth on their pitching staff last week with the signing of Jesse Houser from Walla Walla Community College and Jacob Sanders from Murray State College.

Houser, a native of Kennewick and graduate of Kamiakin High School, is a sophomore at Walla Walla Community College. The 5-foot 11-inch, 190-pound right handed pitcher was a late-season addition to the Sweets roster in 2013. Houser joined the team in July, making just five appearances and recording a 1.58 ERA.

As a freshman at WWCC, Houser went 7-5 in 12 games with the Warriors, pitching 76 innings. At the plate Houser hit .333 with six doubles, two triples, two home runs, and 17 RBI.

Sanders, a 6-foot 2-inch, 175-pound, right handed pitcher is a native of Yakima. A graduate of A.C. Davis High School, Saunders is a freshman at Murray State College in Tishomingo, Okla. During the summer of 2013 Sanders played for the Yakima Beetles, an American Legion team.

Houser, Sweets teammate Jarod Gonzales, and the WWCC Warriors open the 2014 season of college baseball at home on March 1 against Calgary.

On Tuesday, Sanders and the Aggies open on the road against Vernon Junior College in Vernon, Texas.


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