Walla Walla Sweets lefty Haydn King was named West Coast League Pitcher of the Week for July 9-16, after his outing against the Portland Pickles last Wednesday.
King finished against the first-half South Division champion Pickles going five innings with a 11 strikeouts and just one run allowed in a no decision.
Despite not earning the win on the night, King’s start was pivotal to the Sweets taking the game, 2-1.
In two starts against Portland this year, King is 1-0 with a 1.74 ERA over 10.1 innings pitched.
The University of San Francisco lefty hurler has been as good as advertised in his second season with the Sweets. On the year he carries a 2-1 record with a 2.88 ERA and 33 strikeouts over 25 innings pitched.