Klamath Falls, Oregon – The Gems faced off against the California Bees tonight in game three of the six game series set. The Gems are in a position where they need to win all the remainder league games, just to have a chance at making the playoffs. Just like the previous two games in the series, the Gems got an early lead, the Bees got back into the game, but we unable to regain the lead as the Gems got a couple late runs to give them an 11-7 win.
In the top of the first inning, Deon White walked, and Eric Parnow singled to put runners on 1st and 3rd. Casey Longaker and Roland Pussich then hit back to back single to give the Bees a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the first inning, Tim Frith led off with a single, and Brian Morley also singled to put runners on the corners. Brendan Moore then singled to score Frith, cutting the score to 2-1.
Anthony McDougle Jr. led off the second inning with a double to left field. McDougle was then caught in a run down between 2nd and 3rd, but Gems starting pitch, Harrison Beethe threw the ball away, allowing McDougle to come all the way around to score.
In the bottom of the third, Frith singled, and Morley reached on an error. Nick Ono then laid down a bunt down the third base line, which brought home Frith. Brett Bloomfield then double off the left field wall to bring home Morley and Ono. Colby Tam then followed up with a double of his own, scoring Bloomfield.
In the top of the fourth, the Bees fought their way back into the game, as they scored three more runs. This brought the score to 7-5.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Gems came right back to tie the game. Myles Harris and Wes Carswell both hit solo homeruns, tying the game at 7.
In the bottom of the seventh, Morley, Moore, and Ono all led off with walks to load the bases. Tam, Bloomfield, and Harris then all walked with the bases loaded to bring three Gems runners home.
In the eighth inning, Morley walked, stole second, and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Nick Ono then hit a sac fly to center field to bring home Morley. This gave the Gems am 11-7 lead, which eventually was the final score.
Harrison Beethe was the Gems starter on the mound, as he threw 7 innings, giving up 5 earned runs on 9 hits, and striking out 5 hitters. Beethe picked up the win tonight, as Bryndyn Shipquist threw two scoreless innings in relief.