Walla Walla welcomed Sweets players to town for the first time since their playoff run in 2019 on Monday, May 31. More arrived during the week, and about two-thirds of the roster was expected to make the trip to Cowlitz for Friday, June 4's season-opener.

Larry Price, who was an assistant coach with Walla Walla in 2019, has been elevated to interim head coach of the Sweets for 2021. Price, whose baseball history dates back decades at the high school and college levels, steps in for Jeff Cirillo, who was hired as Sweets head coach in early 2020 before COVID-19 canceled last year’s West Coast League season.