Another Walker Stadium Thriller: Pickles Walk Off In Wild Fashion

The first two games of the series between the Portland Pickles and Walla Walla Sweets were close and competitive, but the rubber match of the series took home the cake as the Pickles came from behind multiple times to eventually win a thriller by a score of 9-8. The Pickles trailed early 2-0, only to come back and take a 4-2 lead. They then saw that 4-2 lead evaporate into a 6-4 deficit before tying the ball game back up at 6. Then in the 9th, Walla Walla was able to scratch across two runs and a win was starting to look distant as the Pickles took an 8-6 deficit into their last at bats. Alex Lambeau dumped a ball into right field to lead off the inning and John Jensen promptly tied the game at 8 with a two run blast over the right field wall. After a pitching change, Skoro reached on a chopper in the infield, Manzardo followed that with a bunt single, and after an intentional walk to Thomas Rudinsky the table was set for Chase Lutrell. Against a strategical defensive shift, Lutrell popped one up to left that may or may not have been deep enough to plate Skoro, but Pickle nation will never know as Sweets left fielder dropped the fly ball leading to the Portland victory. Pickles were led on offense by 3-5, 3 RBI day from John Jensen, and 3 hit 1 RBI day from Thomas Rudinsky.

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