To start the third weekend of their season, the Cowlitz Black Bears dropped their first road game to the Walla Walla Sweets, 6-7, in 11 innings at Boleske Stadium in Walla Walla tonight.
The Black Bears took an early lead, scoring the first run of the game only four batters in. They continued to score, adding three runs in the second inning. But the lead didn’t last long for the Black Bears. The Sweets went through their entire batting order in the bottom of the second, scoring five runs on two Black Bears errors.
The Black Bears took the lead again in the fifth, when Nolan Clark and Duncan Satherlie crossed the plate. But the Sweets tied the game in the sixth, 6-6. The game went in to extra innings with the 6-6 tie. In the 11th inning, the Sweets scored the run they needed to earn the win.
Black Bear Joey Pulitano recorded the loss and Zach Clanton earned the win for the Sweets.
The Black Bears are now 4-4-1, 2-4 in league. They will play the Sweets again Saturday and Sunday in Walla Walla.