Gems comeback falls short, Seagulls win 13-9.

Klamath Falls, Oregon – The Gems faced off against the San Francisco Seagulls in game two of the three game series. Harrison Beethe took the mound for the Gems, as Cage Cascone was the starter for the Seagulls. The Seagulls got on the board early by scoring one run in each of the first three innings. The Gems battled all night and eventually tied the game in the 5th, but the Seagulls scored nine runs in the last three innings to secure the 13-9 victory.

The Seagulls got on the board in the first inning, when Jared Bannister hit a swinging bunt, which was thrown over the head of Gems first baseman  to bring home Nick McGrew. The Gems were able to tie the game in the bottom half, when Brian Morley singled, and later stole second to get into scoring position. Brendan Moore drove in Morley with a single to tie the game.

In the second, Garrett Hiott beat out an infield single, with two outs, to score Robbie Carling. The Seagulls also added another run in the third, when McGrew slid in safely into home on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Paul Murray.

In the fifth inning, Juan Reina hit a solo homerun to give the Seagulls a 4-1 lead.

The Gems got right back in the game in the bottom of the fifth, when Brett Bloomfield hit a leadoff single. Nick Ono followed with an RBI triple in the right center gap to score Bloomfield. Tim Frith then doubled to right field to bring home Ono. Brendan Moore then single to left field to bring in Frith, tying the game at 4.

The Seagulls offense really got going once they chased Gems starter, Harrison Beethe. Beethe threw 6.2 inning, striking out 9 hitters along the way. The Seagulls scored nine runs in the last three innings, highlighted by Garrett Hiott hitting a grand slam in the eighth inning.

Coming into the bottom of the ninth, the Gems trailed 13-4. The Gems put up five runs in the inning, by the comeback once again fell short. The Seagulls won this one, with a final score of 13-9.

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