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Bee Sting Propels John Wallace to First Career Grand Slam

John Wallace has been hit twice by bees this year... once when the Beavers were in Tuscon playing Arizona, and once again in Los Angeles before a game with UCLA. On the postgame interview with Mike Parker on 1550 AM, John talks about what heppened:

Well, the swelling is definitely not going away. I was standing on the bench about five minutes before Friday night's game down at UCLA, and a bee caught me right on the underside of the arm and it started burning. It swelled up pretty good throughout the weekend, and after Sunday's game my arm looked like it was a baloon after the game and in the airport.

Interesting, because John Wallace hit the first grand slam of his life on Tuesday night, propelling the Beavers to a 10-2 victory over the Oregon Ducks. Prior to his home run, the Beavers were deadlocked at 2-2 in the fifth inning, looking for some way to separate from their in-state rivals. 

Do you have a history with bee stings? I can't even remember being stung by a bee since I was about eight years old, so I didn't know what would happen. It wasn't too bad when it happened, but it kept swelling up through out the weekend. 

Wallace, who was hitting in the lead-off spot, went 2-for-4 in the game with two runs scored and five RBI's. A sacrifice fly in the eighth inning gave him the fifth RBI on the day, a career-high.

But hopefully the swelling will go down... I have a compression sleeve on that seems to be helping, but those bees have been after me two weeks in a row. Maybe the swelling in the forearm from the bee sting helped me get a little bit more on that ball... I'll give the bee some credit. 

The Beavers are back in action Friday when the Arizona State Sun Devils come to town for a big three-game series. 

--Jake (