Wong’s extra innings shot lifts Gems past Kelowna

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KELOWNA, B.C. — For the second straight game, the Klamath Falls Gems saw a fourth inning lead evaporate in Kelowna. Unlike the series opener Monday though, the Gems were able to overcome and win the game, getting a solo home run by Josh Wong to lead off the top of the 10th inning to win 4-3.

It was Wong’s second hit of the game, with teammates Conner George and Nick Rulli finishing with multi-hit nights as well. The Gems can win the series with a victory tonight.

Klamath Falls vs Kelowna rubber match starts around 6:15 p.m. tonight on 960 the Sports Legend.

The Bend Elks were idle in West Coast League play Tuesday, so the Gems win gets them a half-game closer to the final west division playoff spot, sitting 4 1/2 games back. Division leader Corvallis won 8-5 over East leading Wenatchee, giving Corvallis a 3 1/2 game lead over Bend atop the standings.

The Walla Walla Sweets will be visiting Klamath Falls starting Friday at Kiger Stadium. They beat Cowlitz 3-2 on Tuesday. Those two meet again tonight at 6:35 p.m. with Wenatchee at Corvallis at 6:40 p.m.

West Coast League Standings
(from WCCBL.com)

East Division W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
Wenatchee AppleSox 21 10 0.677 - 2L 3-7
Bellingham Bells 20 10 0.667 .5 2W 7-3
Kelowna Falcons 18 11 0.621 2 1L 5-5
Walla Walla Sweets 13 16 0.448 7 1W 6-4

West Division W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
Corvallis Knights 20 13 0.606 - 2W 3-7
Bend Elks 14 14 0.500 3.5 1L 5-5
Cowlitz Black Bears 12 17 0.414 6 3L 5-5
Klamath Falls Gems 10 19 0.345 8 1W 8-2
Kitsap BlueJackets 9 27 0.250 12.5 4L 3-7

Box Score – Klamath Falls 4, Kelowna 3

GAME DATE: 07/10/2012
Klamath Falls Gems  4 AT Kelowna Falcons  3 (EXTRA INNINGS)

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Klamath            AB  R  H BI   AVG  Kelowna            AB  R  H BI   AVG
P.Miles 2B          3  1  1  1  .387  J.Conrad 2B         5  1  2  0  .340
C.George SS         5  0  3  1  .226  J.McClanahan C      3  1  2  1  .385
A.Byler 3B          3  0  0  0  .377   B.Elias PR         0  0  0  0  .250
G.Velazquez RF      4  0  0  0  .352  G.Friesen 1B        4  0  0  0  .349
K.Davidson LF       4  0  0  0  .266  K.Pearson LF        5  1  1  1  .347
J.Wong 1B           5  2  2  1  .300  A.Firth 3B          4  0  1  0  .310
A.Kennedy C         4  0  1  0  .219  T.CONYERS DH        4  0  2  1  .400
J.Burright DH,P     4  0  0  0  .143  K.Moses CF          4  0  0  0  .261
 E.Yardley P        0  0  0  0  .000  T.Alexander RF      4  0  1  0  .226
N.Rulli CF          5  1  2  1  .167   B.Slavin RF        0  0  0  0  .264
                                      P.Johnson SS        3  0  1  0  .250
                   37  4  9  4                           36  3 10  3

Klamath              0 0 0   3 0 0   0 0 0   1 -  4  9  0
Kelowna              0 0 0   0 0 3   0 0 0   0 -  3 10  0
2B--P.Miles (3), J.Wong (5), J.McClanahan (6). HR--J.Wong (3). RBI--P.Miles
(21), C.George (8), J.Wong (14), N.Rulli (2), J.McClanahan (11), K.Pearson
(24), T.CONYERS (1). HP--G.Friesen (3). SH--J.Burright (0). SB--A.Kennedy
(2), J.Conrad (10), K.Pearson (6). CS--T.Alexander (2). 
LOB--Klamath 11, Kelowna 7. DP--C. George(SS) - P. Miles(2B) - J.
Wong(1B), P. Johnson(SS) - J. Conrad(2B) - G. Friesen(1B), C. George(SS) -
P. Miles(2B) - J. Wong(1B), J. McClanahan(C) - G. Friesen(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Klamath
D.Douty                         5.0   6   2   2   0   5   0    5.27
C.Tokunaga                      1.0   2   1   1   0   1   0    8.31
T.Eshelman                      3.0   2   0   0   3   5   0    0.00
J.Burright (W,1-3)              0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.20
E.Yardley (S,1)                 0.2   0   0   0   0   0   0    6.75
                               10    10   3   3   3  12   0
 Kelowna
P.Maton                         3.2   5   3   3   4   4   0    2.73
P.Gray                          2.1   2   0   0   0   3   0    6.52
C.Sawchuk                       0.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    2.57
D.DSouza                        2.0   1   0   0   2   2   0    6.00
A.Scott (L,0-1)                 1.0   1   1   1   0   2   1    2.08
B.Hermes                        1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    1.93
                               10     9   4   4   7  12   1
WP--D.Douty 3 (3), P.Gray (1), D.DSouza (1). HB--D.Douty (1). SO--C.George
2, G.Velazquez 2, K.Davidson 3, J.Wong, A.Kennedy, J.Burright 3, J.Conrad,
J.McClanahan, G.Friesen 2, K.Pearson, A.Firth, T.CONYERS, K.Moses 3,
T.Alexander 2. BB--P.Miles 2, A.Byler 2, G.Velazquez, K.Davidson,
A.Kennedy, J.McClanahan 2, P.Johnson. BF--D.Douty 20 (57), C.Tokunaga 5
(86), T.Eshelman 13 (50), J.Burright (87), E.Yardley (50), P.Maton 19
(130), P.Gray 10 (51), C.Sawchuk (33), D.DSouza 8 (21), A.Scott 4 (35),
B.Hermes 3 (22). P-S--D.Douty 67-43, C.Tokunaga 22-13, T.Eshelman 57-34,
J.Burright 2-2, E.Yardley 2-1, P.Maton 76-43, P.Gray 47-32, C.Sawchuk 5-1,
D.DSouza 33-19, A.Scott 12-9, B.Hermes 7-7. 
T--3:31.  A--672

Weather: Clear and 98 degrees
Umpires: Plate Ump - Steve Boutng, Field Ump #1 - Cail Ethier