Coronado on point to help Gems avoid sweep

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LONGVIEW, Ore. — Aside from the obvious fact that a sweep would have meant the Klamath Falls Gems went winless in a four-game series at the Cowlitz Black Bears, a loss Monday night would have also put the Gems two games back for the postseason.

Luckily for Klamath Falls, they did not lose, getting six strong innings from Christian Coronado and a Kevin Davidson home run to win 6-3 over Cowlitz.

Link: Gems at Cowlitz photo gallery

The win snapped the Gems’ four-game losing streak and ended Cowlitz’s three-game winning stretch.

Klamath Falls posted a 1-0 top of the first lead for the fourth straight game of the series, but this time it held, extended by a three-run second inning.

Thomas Eshelman came in for the save following relief innings from Eric Yardley and Mitch Merten.

Up Next: Gems vs Black Sox | 7:05 p.m. – August 1 – Kiger Stadium | (6:30 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend)

Other West Coast League Games – Monday

Wenatchee 7, Kelowna 6
Corvallis 8, Kitsap 3

Tuesday Games

Cowlitz at Bend (Game 1) – 5:05 p.m.
Corvallis at Kitsap – 6:35 p.m.
Wenatchee at Kelowna – 6:35 p.m.
Bellingham at Walla Walla – 7:05 p.m.
Cowlitz at Bend (Game 2) – 7:05 p.m.

West Coast League Standings
(from WCCBL.com)

East Division W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
Wenatchee AppleSox 30 15 0.667 - 3W 6-4
Bellingham Bells 27 17 0.614 2.5 1W 6-4
Kelowna Falcons 26 21 0.553 5 2L 5-5
Walla Walla Sweets 19 25 0.432 10.5 1L 5-5
West Division W L PCT GB STREAK LAST 10
Corvallis Knights 25 20 0.556 - 2W 4-6
Klamath Falls Gems 22 24 0.478 3.5 1W 5-5
Cowlitz Black Bears 21 23 0.477 3.5 1L 6-4
Bend Elks 20 23 0.465 4 1L 3-7
Kitsap BlueJackets 13 35 0.271 13.5 2L 3-7

Box Score – Klamath Falls 6, Cowlitz 3

GAME DATE: 07/30/2012
Klamath Falls Gems  6 AT Cowlitz Black Bears  3

                                 YTD                                   YTD
Klamath            AB  R  H BI   AVG  Cowlitz            AB  R  H BI   AVG
P.Miles LF          4  1  1  2  .333  A.Diemer LF         5  0  0  0  .302
N.Armenta CF        4  0  0  0  .231  B.Carroll CF        4  1  3  0  .350
 N.Rulli CF,PH      0  1  0  0  .246  M.Ozanne RF         2  0  0  1  .264
J.Wong 1B           4  1  1  0  .363  B.Frattali DH       4  0  1  0  .268
A.Byler 3B          2  0  2  1  .362  B.Collura 3B        4  1  1  0  .500
G.Velazquez RF      4  0  1  2  .311  A.Rubanowitz 2B     3  0  2  0  .224
C.George SS         4  0  0  0  .240  K.Kuck 1B           3  0  1  1  .208
K.Davidson DH       5  2  2  1  .261  J.Hazard C          4  0  0  0  .159
A.Kennedy C         4  1  1  0  .224  A.Wobrock SS        4  1  1  0  .263
J.Whisler 2B        1  0  0  0  .193       
                   32  6  8  6                           33  3  9  2

Klamath              1 3 1   0 0 0   0 1 0 -  6  8  1
Cowlitz              0 1 0   0 1 0   1 0 0 -  3  9  1
2B--J.Wong (13), A.Byler (13), A.Wobrock (4). HR--K.Davidson (3).
RBI--P.Miles  2 (25), A.Byler (28), G.Velazquez  2 (16), K.Davidson (18),
M.Ozanne (11), K.Kuck (12). HP--A.Byler (3). SF--M.Ozanne (1).
SH--J.Whisler (0), A.Rubanowitz (0). SB--N.Rulli (2), A.Byler (7),
J.Whisler 2 (6), B.Carroll 2 (19). CS--P.Miles (6), J.Whisler (2), A.Diemer
(6). E--J.Wong (6), J.Hazard (2). 
LOB--Klamath 13, Cowlitz 7. DP--C. George(SS) - J. Whisler(2B) - J.
Wong(1B). 
                                                                YTD
                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA
 Klamath
C.Coronado (W,5-1)              6.0   6   2   2   2   1   0    2.41
E.Yardley                       1.0   2   1   1   0   0   0    4.77
M.Merten                        1.0   1   0   0   0   1   0    2.21
T.Eshelman (S,2)                1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00
                                9     9   3   3   2   3   0
 Cowlitz
C.Rogina (L,0-2)                1.2   5   4   4   3   1   0    4.91
A.Cordova                       4.1   2   1   1   6   5   1    3.45
N.Richardson                    1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    8.10
M.Tripp                         1.0   1   1   1   1   1   0    6.75
I.Ekery                         1.0   0   0   0   1   0   0    7.71
                                9     8   6   6  12   7   1
WP--C.Coronado (9). HB--C.Rogina (5). SO--N.Armenta 3, J.Wong 2,
G.Velazquez, C.George, A.Rubanowitz, K.Kuck, J.Hazard. BB--P.Miles 2,
N.Rulli, J.Wong, A.Byler 2, G.Velazquez, C.George, A.Kennedy, J.Whisler 3,
M.Ozanne, K.Kuck. BF--C.Coronado 25 (153), E.Yardley 5 (74), M.Merten 4
(152), T.Eshelman 3 (80), C.Rogina 13 (102), A.Cordova 21 (145),
N.Richardson 3 (17), M.Tripp 5 (30), I.Ekery 4 (60). P-S--C.Coronado 85-50,
E.Yardley 25-17, M.Merten 17-11, T.Eshelman 11-9, C.Rogina 62-33, A.Cordova
86-50, N.Richardson 15-8, M.Tripp 23-15, I.Ekery 16-9. 
T--3:03.  A--1068
Game 4 of 4 game set

Weather: 66 Partly Cloudy
Umpires: Plate Ump - Joe Penna, Field Ump #1 - Dustin Wiiliams






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