Falcons start hot, finish short against GP

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — In a game with an opposite pattern from the night before, the Klamath Falls Falcons lost 7-6 to the Grants Pass Nuggets at Kiger Stadium Wednesday night.

The Falcons built a six run lead with scores in the first three innings, highlighted by Marcus Paschal’s three-run home run in the opening at bats.

But as the Klamath Falls scoring subsided, Grants Pass was heating up, cutting the margin in half with a three-run fourth inning.

The Nuggets then added runs in the fifth and sixth to tie the game entering the seventh.

Jon Guzman took over for starter Jesse Hilyard on the Klamath Falls mound.

Jake Herklotz doubled into corner with a runner aboard, giving GP runners at third and second. Tyler Gulbranson popped out, but scored the run for Grants Pass for its first lead and the eventual win 7-6.

Audio: Guzman, a first year player, describes the year so far and pitching expectations

The two meet again Thursday night in Grants Pass at 7 p.m.

Audio: Paschal discusses the difference between last year’s and this year’s teams