Klamath Union baseball wins outright title

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Union rebounded from Hidden Valley’s 6-5 come-from-behind game 1 win to return the favor, getting a walk-off hit in game 2.

The hit from Joe Whisler capped off a 4-3 senior day victory at Leo Bocchi Field

The KU Pelicans scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the first on a single by Marcus Paschal to left field bringing in Jack Bell before Whisler’s center field knock scored Kody Kuhlman from second base.

Klamath Union finishes the season 12-3 in the Skyline Conference, one game ahead of North Valley to win the conference championship outright. Entering Saturday’s doubleheader, KU already knew it had at least a share of its first league title since 1990 when North Valley lost once to Henley on Friday.

Senior Chris McGahan suggests clutch hits run in the family.

KU will be the league’s No. 1 seed in next Friday’s play-in game, hosting Brookings-Harbor or Douglas-Camas Valley.

Henley will open with South Umpqua, as the Hornets split with North Valley last Friday to claim the fourth play-in spot.