Owner: Pacific Baseball Ventures, LLC
VP/General Manager: Zachary Fraser
Head Coach: J.C. Biagi (Walla Walla CC)
Assistant Coaches: Rob Holtzinger, Mark Michaud
Ballpark: Borleske Stadium
Address: Corner of Rees Avenue and HWY 12
Dimensions: LF- 325', CF- 412', RF- 328', LF GAP- 359', RF GAP- 372'
Signature: "Borleske Blue" - 16' Tall x 40' Long Hand-Operated Scoreboard and the Sweet Spot by Key Technology - a Party Deck that sits just Three Feet from the Right-field Line
Pro to Watch: Adrian Williams (UCLA), Shortstop, Milwaukee Brewers
Williams, who played shortstop for the Sweets in 2010, is the first Walla Walla player active in affiliated minor league baseball. In Williams second pro season, he appeared in three games in AAA with the Nashville Sounds hitting .333 (2-for-6). Adrian spent the bulk of the 2012 summer with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League (Class A).
Big Man on Campus: Joey Wagman, Pitcher, Cal Poly Mustangs
Cal Poly right-hander Joey Wagman was arguably the Sweets' best pitcher in their expansion season. The senior hopes to lead Cal Poly to the post-season in 2013 after a breakout spring in 2012. Wagman went 2-2 and recorded a save with the Sweets while posting a 2.64 ERA in 2010. Joey established himself as the Mustang ace last season going 9-3 with a team-low 2.33 ERA over a team-leading 15 starts and 108.1 innings pitched.
Former Sweets to Keep an Eye on this Spring (2013):
Brenton Allen, Outfielder, UCLA, Jr.
Simon Anderson, Pitcher, North Dakota State, Sr.
Alex Bonczyk, Outfielder, Gonzaga, Sr.
Denver Chavez, Second Baseman, Cal Poly, Sr.
Beau Fraser, Catcher, University of Portland, Sr.
Scott Gottschling, Outfielder, UC Irvine, Sr.
Matt Imhof, Pitcher, Cal Poly, So.
Brett Jacobs, Outfielder, Washington State, Jr.
Jimmy Litchfield, Pitcher, UC Irvine, Jr.
Spencer O'Neil, Outfielder, Central Arizona College, So.
Kris Paulino, Outfielder, UC Irvine, So.
Arturo Reyes, Pitcher, Gonzaga, Jr.
Elliot Stewart, Catcher, Cal Poly, Sr.
Nick Vilter, Infielder, UC Riverside, So.
Hunter Virant, Pitcher, UCLA, Fr.
Kevin Williams, Infielder, UCLA, Jr.
Shane Zeile, Catcher, UCLA, So.
For more information on the Walla Walla Sweets, please visit: www.wallawallasweets.com
Walla Walla Sweets Baseball Club
109 East Main Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Community: Walla Walla, Washington & Milton-Freewater/Pendleton, Oregon
Population: 59,544 (Walla Walla County), 76,725 (Umatilla County)
Must Eats: Fan Favorites include: Sweet Basil Pizza, Walla Walla Sweet Onion Sausage, Andrae's Kitchen (at the ballpark!),and Sour Grape Frozen Yogurt (Eastgate neighborhood)
Watering Holes: Laht Neppur Ale House (downtown), Public House 124 (downtown), The Green Latern (Eastgate)
Must See: Whitman Mission National Historic Site
Best Golf: Wine Valley Golf Club | 176 Wine Valley Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Paper: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Walla Walla is the cultural and economic center of Southeastern Washington. Tucked away in the shadows of the Blue Mountains, Walla Walla is the home to world-class wineries, restaurants and parks that make this historically farming town one of the hottest vacation destinations in the Pacific Northwest. It is also an educational center, as Whitman College, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla University in nearby College Place help create an educated and engaged community. It also is the hometown of such names as Adam West (the original Batman) and former NFL All-Pro Drew Bledsoe. For more great ideas for activities to enjoy when visiting Walla Walla and not at a Sweets game, please check out Tourism Walla Walla at www.wallawalla.org