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Walla Walla Sweets Add Two Players to 2015 Roster

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by Walla Walla Sweets Media Relations

WALLA WALLA, WA - The Walla Walla Sweets continue to add depth to the 2015 team, and announced the addition of Dominic Lopez of Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and Sam Hellinger from College of San Mateo on Monday.

Lopez, is a 6-foot, 210-pound junior and first baseman at Texas A&M CC. Lopez is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, and a graduate of John Paul II High School. Last season, as a sophomore, Dominic appeared in 40 games for the Islanders driving in 15 runs. As a freshman, he appeared in 29 games and posted a .311 on-base percentage.

“Dominic is a big, strong kid that will join the Sweets just after his junior season, bringing experience to the team,” said Sweets manager Frank Mutz. “His power is starting to emerge as he matures and he's a steady defender. He should be an exciting player to watch this summer.”

Sam Hellinger, a sophomore at College of San Mateo, is a 6-foot 1-inch, 180-pound right-handed pitcher. Hellinger, a native of Seattle, Washington was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2013 before deciding to attend college.  As a freshman at San Mateo, Hellinger was 5-2 with 41 strikeouts in 66.1 innings pitched.

Sam is solid on the mound with a good fastball, and breaking stuff that should help him compete in the WCL,” added Mutz “He's not a guy that's going to overpower anyone, but he locates extremely well and is very durable.

Opening Day of the Sweets 2015 season is scheduled for June 5, 2015 against the Medford Rogues.