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Success with wooden bats helping Sweets offense

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- A good start to the WCL season for the Walla Walla Sweets. They are 4-1 heading into their first road trip Wednesday in Klamath Falls. In the last three games, Walla Walla scored 38 runs. The current Sweets are succeeding with the wooden bats. It is a big change for some, but the Sweets know how to handle it with skill.

"Just pitch selection really because if you take a ball off the end of the bat, it breaks it a lot. So really pitch selection is a big part of it. The game speeds up as well. Velocity changes. That's some of the big parts with the wood bat," outfielder Spencer O'Neil said.

"I started swinging it early once college ball got over, and I've always like swinging a wood bat. So it's not really a huge difference for me. I like the balance of the bat better. It works for me," first baseman Matt Mendenhall added.