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Gems win their season finale, 10-0.

Klamath Falls, Oregon – The Gems came into tonight understanding they had missed the playoffs, so tonight’s game against the Bend Bucks was the season finale. Bryndyn Shipquist was the starting pitch tonight,as he got his second start of the season. The Gems had everything clicking tonight, as they cruised to a 10-0 win.

In the second inning, Sammy Silva and Wes Carswell both walked, as Silva came in to score on Collin Cinkovich’s single. Myles Harris then walked to load the bases. Keone McKee singled to score Carswell, and Tim Frith singled down the line to bring home Cinkovich and Harris. A wild pitch scored McKee, and Brian Morley hit a sac fly to bring in Frith. Wes Carswell also hit a sac fly later in the inning, giving the Gems an early 7-0 lead.

In the third inning, Cinkovich tripled to lead off the inning. McKee then singled to bring in Cinkovich, and Brendan Moore single to score McKee.

The Gems were able to add another run in the fifth, on a RBI fielder’s choice by Nick Ono, making the score 10-0.

Shipquist started on the mound for the Gems, as he threw 4 innings, allowing just one hit, and no runs. Matthew Daugherty, Zach Lewandowski, Colton Harris, and Wes Carswell all combined to pitch the final five innings, as they didn’t allow a run on just one hit.

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Gems capitalize on Bees Mistakes, win 11-7.

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.

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Gems beat California Bees, 9-4.

Klamath Falls, Oregon – The Gems found themselves on the outside of the GSCBL playoff standings, looking in. The Gems are still a couple game back, with only four remaining league games this season. The team is in a must win situation, to even give them a chance at the playoffs. They faced off against the California Bees tonight in game two of the six game series. The Gems got an early lead, but the Bees battles their way back in the game, but a late rally by the Gems gave them the 9-4 win.

In the first inning, Keone McKee led off with a walk, Tim Frith singled, and Brian Morley walked to load the bases with no outs. Colin Cinkovich then hit a single to right field, bringing home McKee and Frith. Nolan Baier also singled in the inning, which drove in Morley, giving the Gems a 3-0 lead.

The Gems and the Bees traded runs in the second inning. The Bees got on the board when Tyler Torres scored on a fielder’s choice. The Gems scored on an RBI single from Morley.

In the fourth inning, Daniel Brown homered for the Bees cutting the lead to 4-2. The Gems were also able to score when Tim Frith stole second, and the errant throw by the catcher brought in McKee from third base.

The Bees got back in the game in the sixth inning. Deon White singled, and Eric Parnow walked to put two runners on. White stole third, and the throw sailed high into left field, which allowed White to walk home. Cameron Paton then hit into a fielder’s choice, allowing Parnow to score.

The bottom of the eighth is when the Gems broke the game open. Baier and Brett Bloomfield both reached to start the inning, and Nick Ono’s sac bunt was thrown away, allowing Baier to score. McKee then walked to load the bases, followed by a walk to Frith, which brought in Bloomfield. Morley then hit a sac fly to right field to score Ono, and Brendan Moore singled to bring in McKee. This gave the Gems a 9-4 lead heading to the ninth.

Mason Hegenbart started on the mound for the Gems tonight, as he threw 4 innings and only giving up two runs. Joel Virshek threw in relief of Hegenbart, as he went 5 innings, only giving up one earned run, on just two hits. Virshek picked up the win in tonight’s contest.

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Hobaica goes CG, 14K’s as Gems win big

Klamath Falls, Oregon – The Gems and the California Bees played the series opener of the six-game set at Kiger Stadium. After a tough road trip, the Gems found themselves at 5th in the GSCBL standing, and a couple games back of third place. In order to give themselves a change at making the playoffs, the Gems have to win out the rest of the season. The Gems had everything working tonight, as Jesse Hobaica shoved on the mound, and the offense blew up for 12 runs.

The Bees jumped out to the first lead of the game, as they were able to get one across in the top of the first. Eric Parnow had an infield single with two outs, and then Casey Longaker doubled to bring home Parnow.

The Gems answered right back in the bottom half, when Tim Frith and Brian Morley both singled to put runners on first and second. Frith came across to score on a wild pitch to tie the game at 1. Sammy Silva grounded into a fielder’s choice, but was thrown away to score Morley. After Silva stole second, Colin Cinkovich singled to bring him in.

Wes Carswell reached in the fourth by a hit by pitch, and eventually came around to score on a pass ball, giving the Gems a 4-1 lead.

The two teams each traded a run in the sixth, making the score 5-2.

The Gems really broke the game open in the seventh inning. Colin Cinkovich singled to start the inning, and was later brought home by a single off the bat of Myles Harris. Keone McKee then followed with an RBI double, and Brian Morley followed with a two RBI double, giving the Gems a 9-2 lead.

In the eighth inning, Cinkovich reached on an error, and Myles Harris got aboard by a hit by pitch. Nick Ono then singled to score Cinkovich, and then a throwing error allowed Harris to score. McKee then followed with an RBI single, stretching the lead to 12-2.

Jesse Hobaica was dominant on the mound in this one. Hobaica pitched a complete game, striking out 14 hitters, and picking up the win in the Gems 12-2 victory over the California Bees

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Gems get back on track with extra innings win

Atwater, California – The Gems and the Atwater Aviators played today in the series finale. The Aviators were able to win all both game of the series so far, as the Gems looked to avoid the sweep. The Gems had come into the game losing the last 9 games in a row, so this was an important game to get back on track. Cameron Leff started for the Gems, and Matthew Thomas started for Atwater. The Gems offense struggled to get anything going in the early innings, but battled back and took the game to extra innings, when Wes Carswell hit a three run bomb for the Gems which ended up being the difference maker.

In the second inning, Ryan Cardone got the Aviators going with a single. After stealing second and third, Cardone scored on a sac fly by Kevin Saenz Jr.

In the top of the fifth, Wyatt McKnight was hit by a pitch to lead off for the Gems. Colby Tam singled, and Wyatt McKnight later scored on a wild pitch.

The Gems finally took the lead in the fifth inning, when Brian Morley hit a two out triple to center. Brendan Moore then doubled to right center to score Morley, giving the Gems a 2-1 lead.

Atwater answered right back, as Victor Tiscareno reached on a throwing error which out him on second. Alex Pallios was hit by a pitch, and Cardone singled to load the bases. Mason Washington followed with a single to right field, to bring home Tiscareno and Pallios to regain the 3-2 lead.

Cameron Leff threw 7 strong innings for the Gems, as he only allowed 3 runs, on 3 hits. Joel Virshek entered the game in the eighth inning for the Gems.

In the top of the eighth, Brian Morley hit a solo homerun to left, to tie the game at 3. Morley went 3-4 and was a double shy of the cycle.

Virshek allowed leadoff runners to get on in the eighth and the ninth, but erased both runners by double plays. Virshek pitched two scoreless innings, giving the Gems a chance in extra innings. In the top of the 10th inning, Dainel Heramsillo entered the game on the mound for the Aviators. Hermasillo decided to intentionally walk Morley, and then walked Moore to put two runners on. Wes Carswell then stepped into the box, and crushed a three run homerun over the scoreboard in left field. The Gems were able to push across three more runs in the inning, giving them a 9-3 lead.

The Aviators didn’t go down quietly, as they scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th but came up short, giving the Gems a 9-5 win.

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Gems drop game 2 of the series 6-3 to Atwater.

Atwater, California – The Gems and the Aviators faced off in the second game of the series, as the Aviators were able to win the first game last night. Bryndyn Shipquist was the starting pitcher for the Gems, and Drew Stahl took the mound for the Aviators. Atwater got an early lead in the game, as the Gems offense struggled to get anything going.

The Aviators got on the board first, as they scored two runs in the second inning. Alex Pallios  and Tanner Browning got the inning going with a pair of doubles. Jordan Davidson then singled through the left side to bring both runners home.

Bryndyn Shipquist came out at the end of the fourth, as he gave up 2 runs, on 5 hits, as he struck out 5 Aviators hitters. Colton Harris then entered the game in relief to begin the fifth inning.

In the fifth inning, Ryan Frakes hit a one out double, and Victor Tiscareno walked to put two runners on. The Aviators then had three straight RBI singles by Nikko Delgado, Alex Pallos, and Daniel Hermasillo to give them a 5-0 lead. Jackson Martin then hit a sac fly to right field, to bring home Pallios.

In the top of the seventh, Brendan Moore got the Gems going with a single to open the frame. Nolan Baier then drew a walk, followed by Brett Bloomfield’s single to right field to bring home Moore. Nick Ono then hit into a fielder’s choice, bring home Baier and Bloomfield, as Bloomfield hustled all the way from second to score, making the score 6-3.

The Gems had a couple scoring opportunities in the last two innings, as they had two runners on base each inning, but we unable to do any damage. Drew Stahl picked up the win for the Aviators, as he threw 7 innings, allowing 3 runs, on 6 hits, and striking out 7 Gems hitters. The Aviators were able to win this one, with a final score of 6-3.

Gems fall to Atwater, 8-0.

Atwater, California –  The Gems traveled down to take on the Atwater Aviators for a three game series. Tonight, The Gems and the Aviators played game one of the series, as Harrison Beethe was the starting pitcher for the Gems, and Nate McGhee started for the Aviators. It was tough night for the Gems, as McGhee dominated on the mound. The Aviators offense was able to get to Beethe early, and cruised to an 8-0 win.

The Aviators scored in the second, third, fourth, and fifth inning to jump out to an early 5-0 lead. The Aviators’ offense was led by Ryan Frakes, who went 4-5, with 2 doubles, and 4 RBI’s. Nikko Delgado also added a solo homerun for the Aviators’ as they put up 8 runs in the game tonight on 11 hits.

Nick McGhee was the difference maker in tonight’s game, as he threw a complete game shutout. McGhee only gave up one hit, as he struck out 9 Gems hitters. Harrison Beethe was the losing pitcher in tonight’s game, as he allowed 4 runs in 4 1/3 innings of work.

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Gems drop both game in the DH

Game 1

Pacifica, California – The Gems and Seagulls faced off in the first game of today’s double header in Pacifica, California. This was the fifth time the Gems and Seagulls have played this season, as the Seagulls have won all four of the previous matchups. Mason Hegenbart was that starting pitcher for the Gems, and Logan DeRosier starter for the Seagulls. The score was close throughout the entire game, as the Seagulls got the early lead. The Gems battled their way back to tie the game in the fifth inning, but the Seagulls were able to score a couple late runs to give them a 3-2 win.

The Seagulls got on the board in the third inning, when Jack Harris hit a high fly ball to the right center gap. Since there in no fence from right center to the right field foul pole at the field here in Pacifica, the ball continued to roll, as Harris circled the bases for an inside the park homerun.

The Gems were able to tie the game in the fifth inning, when Colin Cinkovich reached on an error, and Tim Frith was hit by a pitch. Nick Ono then followed with a single to left field to bring home Cinkovich to tie the game.

The Seagulls answered right back in the bottom half of the fifth. Ismael Orozco and Jake Ryan both reached by a walk and a hit by pitch. Joel Virshek then came into relief for Hegenbart with no outs, and two runners on. After Orozco got out on a fielder’s choice, Garrett Hiott singled to score Ryan to give the Seagulls a 2-1 lead.

The Seagulls added another run in the sixth, when Orozco hit a sac fly to right field to bring in Jared Bannister.

The Gems fought back in the seventh, as Brett Bloomfield and Tim Frith singled to put runners on first and third. Ono then hit a chopper to first, that was bobbled by the first baseman, which scored Bloomfield. The Gems weren’t able to get anything going after that, as they fell to the Seagulls, 3-2.

Logan DeRosier was the winner pitcher in game one, and Bridger Dauenhauer picked up the save for the Seagulls.

Game 2

Pacifica, California – The Gems came into the second game of the day, as well as the series finale looking to avoid the sweep. The Gems sent their ace to the mound, as Jesse Hobaica looked to lead the Gems back to the win column.

The Gems got on the board in the first inning, when Brian Morley doubled down the left field line with two outs. Brendan Moore then hit a ground ball to short, but the Seagulls shortstop over threw first base, allowing Morley to score.

In the second inning, Colin Cinkovich hit a triple to left field. With the infield in, Nolan Baier hit a ground ball that got through the left side of the infield, which scored Cinkovich giving the Gems a 2-0 lead.

James Cullinane led off the bottom of the third with a walk for the Seagulls. Juan Reina then hit a two out double to left field, which allowed Cullinane to score.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Cullinane got the Seagulls going with a leadoff triple. The very next batter, Kai Haake then double to right center to score Cullinane, tying the game at 2.

In the top of the seventh, Brian Morley and Brendan Moore both singled two one out. Wes Carswell then hit a groundball that got through the right side to score Morley, giving the Gems a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom half of the seventh.

In the bottom of the seventh, pinch hitter Paul Murray drew a leadoff walk, and was replaced by Harry Hibberd as a pinch runner. Cullinane then sac bunted to move Hibberd into scoring position. Haake then hit a single up the middle, which brought home Hibberd, and Haake was able to move to second on the throw home. Pinch hitter, Ishmael Orozco then came into the game, and hit an RBI single up the middle to score Haake, giving them a 4-3 walk off win.

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Gems fall 7-4 to Seagulls

Pacifica, California – The Gems faced off against the San Francisco Seagulls in the first game of the series down in San Francisco. Matthew Daugherty was the starting pitcher for the Gems, and RJ Hanson started on the mound for the Seagulls in this evenings action. The Seagulls got an early lead, but the Gems battled back and tied the game in the sixth inning. The Seagulls offense was able to add a couple runs late in the game, to secure a 7-4 win.

In the first inning, the Seagulls got the bases loaded with no outs, as all three runners reached by a walk or hit by pitch. Daugherty found a way to pitch out of it, as he limited the Seagulls damage to just one run.

The Seagulls added another run in the fourth inning, when Nick McGrew and Jared Bannister single to put runners on first and third. McGrew eventually came across to score on a wild pitch, to give the Seagulls a 2-0 lead.

In the fifth inning, Juan Reina hit a line drive down the left field line, as Marzel Brown dove to make the catch, but the ball got by him and rolled to the wall. Reina was able to make his way all around the bases as he scored on an inside the park homerun.

The Gems finally got on the board in the sixth inning, as Myles Harris, Tim Frith, and Nick Ono all singled to open the inning. Harris then scored on a wild pitch, and Brian Morley singled to drive in Frith and Ono, tying the game at 3.

The Seagulls got the lead right back in the bottom of the sixth, when their first two hitters singled and doubles to put two runners in scoring position. Daugherty was able to get two outs, but a throwing error by the Gems allowed two runs to score, giving the Seagulls a 5-3 lead.

The Gems added another run in the seventh, when Brett Bloomfield hit a ground ball RBI to score Justin Alphonse, making the lead 5-4.

The Seagulls responded once again, as they scored two more runs in the seventh, when Paul Marray hit a 2 RBI triple. The Seagulls were able to hold on to the victory tonight, as RJ Hanson picked up the win, going 8 innings, allowing 4 runs, and striking out 9 Gems hitters.

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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.