Gems win streak comes to an end

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WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The Klamath Falls Gems and their 11-game winning streak were on the line in the final regular season game before the All-Star Break, playing at Walla Walla. The game was scoreless through five innings.

Audio: Mike Garrard/960 the Sports Legend

Wong’s fifth home run of the year lifted Klamath Falls to a 1-0 lead, but Walla Walla rallied in the eighth and ninth to end the Gems run in a 3-1 defeat. The loss makes Klamath Falls 20-20 on the year and in a tie with Bend for the West Division’s final playoff spot. Both teams sit two games behind Corvallis for the division lead.

The All-Star Game is Tuesday night at 7:35 p.m. in Walla Walla (960 the Sports Legend). Klamath Falls has five players in the event before playing in Corvallis for two games starting Wednesday.

Other West Coast League Games – Sunday

Wenatchee 7, Cowlitz 6

Monday Games

None Scheduled

West Coast League Standings
(from WCCBL.com)

East Division W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
Wenatchee AppleSox 27 12 0.692 - 1W 6-4
Bellingham Bells 24 15 0.615 3 2W 5-5
Kelowna Falcons 24 17 0.585 4 1W 6-4
Walla Walla Sweets 16 24 0.400 11.5 1W 2-8

West Division W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
Corvallis Knights 23 19 0.548 - 1L 4-6
Klamath Falls Gems 20 20 0.500 2 1L 9-1
Bend Elks 19 19 0.500 2 3L 5-5
Cowlitz Black Bears 18 22 0.450 4 1L 6-4
Kitsap BlueJackets 10 33 0.233 13.5 6L 1-9

Box Score – Walla Walla 3, Klamath Falls 1

GAME DATE: 07/22/2012
Klamath Falls Gems  1 AT Walla Walla Sweets  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Klamath            AB  R  H BI   AVG  Walla Walla        AB  R  H BI   AVG
T.Nielsen SS        4  0  1  0  .292  A.Bonczyk CF        3  0  2  0  .265
J.Whisler 2B        3  0  0  0  .205  B.Jacobs 1B,RF      4  0  0  0  .280
A.Byler 3B          4  0  1  0  .378  S.Zeile 3B          4  0  0  0  .317
J.Wong 1B           4  1  2  1  .368  N.Vilter SS         3  1  1  0  .237
G.Velazquez RF      4  0  2  0  .324  B.Fraser DH         4  0  3  0  .250
K.Davidson LF       4  0  0  0  .266  K.Brackenridge 2B   2  0  0  0  .225
C.George DH         2  0  0  0  .263  M.Garza 1B          2  0  0  0  .225
B.Cornish C         2  0  0  0  .103   K.Paulino PH,RF    2  0  0  1  .230
 C.Barnett PH       1  0  0  0  .194  J.Turner C          4  1  1  0  .257
N.Rulli CF          3  0  0  0  .260  R.Cooper LF         2  1  1  0  .227
                   31  1  6  1                           30  3  8  1

Klamath              0 0 0   0 0 1   0 0 0 -  1  6  3
Walla Walla          0 0 0   0 0 0   2 1 x -  3  8  0
2B--N.Vilter (7), J.Turner (5). HR--J.Wong (5). RBI--J.Wong (29), K.Paulino
(7). SH--K.Brackenridge 2 (0). CS--J.Whisler (1), B.Cornish (1), A.Bonczyk
(5), R.Cooper (1). E--A.Byler (13), G.Velazquez (2), J.Burright (2). 
LOB--Klamath 7, Walla Walla 8. DP--T. Nielsen(SS) - J. Whisler(2B) - J.
Wong(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Klamath
T.Thorpe                        5.1   6   0   0   2   3   0    2.84
J.Burright (L,1-4)              1.2   1   2   0   1   0   0    2.28
M.Merten                        1.0   1   1   1   0   2   0    1.62
                                8     8   3   1   3   5   0
 Walla Walla
J.Arlt (W,2-1)                  8.0   6   1   1   3   5   1    2.29
S.Anderson (S,3)                1.0   0   0   0   1   2   0    5.28
                                9     6   1   1   4   7   1
WP--M.Merten (2). SO--A.Byler, G.Velazquez 2, K.Davidson, C.George,
C.Barnett, N.Rulli, S.Zeile 2, N.Vilter, M.Garza, J.Turner. BB--J.Whisler,
C.George 2, B.Cornish, A.Bonczyk, N.Vilter, R.Cooper. BF--T.Thorpe 23 (84),
J.Burright 7 (119), M.Merten 5 (132), J.Arlt 31 (160), S.Anderson 4 (76).
P-S--T.Thorpe 84-54, J.Burright 20-13, M.Merten 12-10, J.Arlt 115-71,
S.Anderson 15-9. 
T--2:11.  
Game picked up on Pointstreak database is game dated 7/21/12    Game
actually played 7-22-12 5:05 pm

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