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Bruins open state with win

OLYMPIA — The Walla Walla Bruins rode the pitching of Hunter Yensen and the hitting of Joe Yenney to a 3-1 win over Lower Columbia Black here Saturday in opening-round American Legion state playoff action.

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Making up for lost time

Emily Baumgart is making up for lost time this summer. The DeSales High School senior-to-be just returned from the girls Junior World Championships golf tournament in San Diego, where she finished 60th in a field of 137 players from around the planet. And now she’s off to Wyoming where she will represent her state in the Girls’ Junior Americas Cup Team Matches.

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Sweets pull out 3-2 victory over Kelowna

After 24 outs Thursday in West Coast League baseball action, Kelowna starting pitcher Joel Lamont had blanked Walla Walla on two hits by the Sweets’ Parker Coss.

Valley 9-10s fall to Mercer Island at state tourney

MONTESANO, Wash. — Defensive lapses and the inability to hit with runners in scoring position led to Walla Walla Valley’s first defeat here Thursday at the Washington Little League 9-10 age-division state baseball tournament.

M-F Muni to open to public play early on Saturday

MILTON-FREEWATER — Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course will open to public play after participants in the Kiwanis Classic makes the turn, about 9 a.m., on Saturday.

Kelowna’s Hamby shuts out Sweets

Starter Nat Hamby allows just six hits and strikes out 10 as the Falcons even the series at a game apiece.

Pacific 10-11 All-Stars ousted

Walla Walla’s Pacific League all-stars went down swinging here Wednesday at the Washington Little League 10-11 age-division state baseball tournament.

Sweets entertain crowd in 9-4 victory

Baseball is only part of the evening, as Walla Walla and Kelowna engage in dance contests, pillow fights and a joust during a 30-minute delay.

McKenzie’s homer lifts Pacific 10-11 All-Stars to 5-4 win at state

J.T. McKenzie breaks a 4-4 tie with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Valley 9-10 All-Stars stay perfect at state

Walla Walla Valley’s 9-10 age-division all-stars remained undefeated at the Washington Little League state baseball tournament here Tuesday.

Pacific 10/11 All-Stars beat Auburn at state, 8-1

Walla Walla stays alive in the state tournament and faces Cascade in another loser-out game today.

Walla Walla represents well in WCL All-Star Game

On a beautiful day for baseball and in front of 1,985 fans in Bellingham, the Sweets had four players that made an impact on the West Coast League’s version of the Mid-Summer Classic.

Bears take two from L-C Twins

Adam Eskil had three hits, including his fourth home run of the season, as the Walla Walla Bears defeated the Lewis-Clark Twins 11-0 here Saturday in the first game of a summer baseball doubleheader on the Lewis & Clark State College campus.

M-F Muni hosts Kiwanis Klassic tourney Saturday

The Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course will host the Kiwanis Klassic golf tournament this Saturday.

Bruins punch ticket to state with sweep

Walla Walla earns the No. 2 seed after sweeping the Dusters in the district tourney.