KELOWNA, B.C. — The Klamath Falls Gems were unable to hold onto a lead gained in a four-run fourth inning, losing 9-5 to the Kelowna Falcons on Monday at Elks Stadium.
The defeat ended Klamath Falls’ seven-game West Coast League winning streak and is the first for the Gems in 10 games overall.
Audio: Klamath Falls’ Josh Wong brings in runs during the Gems’ four-run fourth inning
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Klamath Falls (9-19) now is five games behind Bend (14-14) for the final playoff spot in the West Division. Cowlitz (12-16) is two games behind Bend.
Greg Velazquez had the only multi-hit game for Klamath Falls, getting two including his sixth double in WCL play. He has still not failed to get a hit since joining the Gems June 18, making it 16 straight games with a hit.
Bryan Clough (1-4) took the loss pitching 5 1/3 innings. He allowed four hits, six runs and struck out five batters while walking three. The Gems used five pitchers. Cord Cockrill (5-1) earned the win.
Game two of the three-game series in Kelowna is Tuesday night (Approx. 6:15 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend).
Next up: Gems at Kelowna | 6:35 p.m. – July 10 – Elks Stadium
Other West Coast League Scores – Monday
Corvallis 5, Wenatchee 2
Walla Walla (12-16) at Cowlitz (12-16) – 6:35 p.m.
Klamath Falls (9-19) at Kelowna (18-10) – 6:35 p.m.
Wenatchee (21-9) at Corvallis (19-13) – 6:40 p.m.