Gems win big for first victory over Bend

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BEND, Ore. — A five-run second inning helped the Klamath Falls Gems build a sturdy lead en route to a 16-8 win over Bend at Vince Genna Stadium. The home team Elks were leading the West Coast League’s South Division entering play Tuesday night.

Voice of the Gems Mike Coleman summarizes the Gems win in Bend

The Gems smacked 17 hits, adding four runs in each the seventh and eighth innings to secure the win. It was Klamath Falls’ first victory over Bend this season.

Peter Maris, Cam Newell and Craig Meredith registered three hits apiece, Maris driving in four runs and Meredith three. Only one Klamath Falls starter went without a hit. Bend’s Tyler Servais and Cullen O’Dwyer had two RBI each.

Mike Coleman/960 the Sports Legend

Jackson Lockwood (2-2) evened his record with the pitching victory, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing four hits. David Murillo (2-1) lost for the first time this season, as Bend (20-14) used seven other pitchers after him.

The Gems (17-17) return to Kiger Stadium Wednesday and Thursday at 6:35 p.m. for two non-league games against Humboldt (6 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend). Bend fell behind Corvallis by a half-game. Cowlitz is two behind Corvallis, while Klamath Falls sits 3.5 back.

Other WCL Tuesday Scores

Medford 15, Victoria 6
Cowlitz 4, Walla Walla 1
Corvallis 14, Bellingham 3
Wenatchee 22, Kelowna 10

Wednesday WCL Games

Victoria (15-15) at Medford (15-19) – 6:35 p.m.
Cowlitz (17-14) at Walla Walla (19-15) – 7:05 p.m.
Corvallis (21-14) at Bellingham (18-16) – 7:05 p.m.
Kelowna (11-23) at Wenatchee (20-14) – 7:05 p.m.

Box Score – Klamath Falls 16, Bend 8

                           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Klamath Falls  0 5 0 0 1 2 4 4 0 16 17 3
Bend                 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 8 6 8

Batting Stats
Klamath
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
32 Maris, P SS 5 1 3 4 1 0 .314
2 Panaccione, P 2B 6 1 1 0 0 3 .248
5 Hough, C LF 6 1 2 0 0 1 .387
7 Rogers, D 1B 4 1 1 0 0 3 .293
15 Dahl, 1B
PH 1 1 0 0 1 1 .305
23 Fisher, N RF 6 3 2 0 0 1 .289
24 Newell, C CF 6 3 3 1 0 0 .350
11 Meredith, C C 4 3 3 3 0 0 .267
3 Trezek, C DH 5 1 0 0 0 2 .265
13 Clark, R 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 .273
47 16 17 9 2 11
Bend
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
2 Close, Z LF 4 2 1 0 0 1 .297
3 Spivey, S 2B 4 2 1 0 0 1 .337
9 Dixon, D 1B 3 3 1 1 2 0 .331
15 Gill, T DH 5 0 0 1 0 1 .288
29 Servais, T C 2 1 1 2 0 0 .262
19 Wildung, C C
PH 2 0 0 0 0 1 .234
21 ODwyer, C RF 3 0 1 2 1 0 .241
23 Newton, G 3B 3 0 0 1 0 0 .200
6 Ballard, K SS 4 0 1 1 0 0 .321
49 Erlandson, J CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222
12 Grantham, A PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 .324
25 Cray, L CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
34 8 6 8 3 5

BATTING
2B: N.Fisher (5), C.Meredith (1).
HP: C.Meredith (2), R.Clark (1).
HR: P.Maris (1).
RBI: P.Maris 4 (10), C.Newell (10), C.Meredith 3 (3), R.Clark (3).
SB: C.Meredith (1), R.Clark (1).
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
A: P.Maris (27), P.Panaccione 2 (92), C.Meredith (4).
E: D.Rogers 3 (5).
PO: P.Maris 2 (11), P.Panaccione 3 (38), C.Hough 5 (15), D.Rogers 7 (220), N.Fisher (21), C.Newell 4 (33), C.Meredith 5 (27).
SBA: C.Meredith (8).
TC: P.Maris 3 (41), P.Panaccione 5 (135), C.Hough 5 (29), D.Rogers 10 (237), N.Fisher (25), C.Newell 4 (36), C.Meredith 6 (31).
BATTING
2B: Z.Close (4).
HP: Z.Close (4), S.Spivey (5).
RBI: D.Dixon (26), T.Gill (17), T.Servais 2 (21), C.ODwyer 2 (13), G.Newton (8), K.Ballard (7).
SF: T.Servais (1), G.Newton (3).
SB: K.Ballard (2).
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
A: Z.Close (2), S.Spivey 2 (64), K.Ballard 3 (63), M.Brown (1), T.Elman (7).
DP: 1 (S. Spivey(2B) – K. Ballard(SS) – D. Dixon(1B)).
E: Z.Close (3), G.Newton 4 (5), J.Erlandson 2 (2), T.Elman (1).
PB: T.Servais (12).
PO: S.Spivey (43), D.Dixon 8 (297), T.Servais 8 (159), C.Wildung 3 (75), C.ODwyer 2 (32), G.Newton 2 (17), J.Erlandson 3 (15).
SBA: T.Servais 2 (38).
TC: Z.Close 2 (29), S.Spivey 3 (109), D.Dixon 8 (315), T.Servais 8 (180), C.Wildung 3 (88), C.ODwyer 2 (35), G.Newton 6 (37), K.Ballard 3 (106), J.Erlandson 5 (18), M.Brown (1), T.Elman 2 (8).

Pitching Stats
Klamath
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
30 Winning Pitcher Lockwood, J 5.1 4 5 4 2 0 4.83
37 Ampi, V 1.0 2 3 1 1 0 2.70
21 Karraker, 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 5.23
12 Burke, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 8.64
9 6 8 5 3 5
Bend
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
16 Losing Pitcher Murillo, D 1.1 4 5 2 1 3 2.12
28 Elman, T 4.2 6 3 2 0 3 3.38
11 Gartner, C 0.1 4 4 2 0 1 5.03
13 Booser, C 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
31 Guzzon, A 0.0 0 2 1 1 0 99.99
18 Jordan, M 0.1 2 2 1 0 1 6.40
30 Brown, M 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
4 Ring, T 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 4.30
9 17 16 8 2 11

PITCHING
BF: J.Lockwood 24, V.Ampi 9, . Karraker 5, S.Burke 3.
P-S: J.Lockwood 76-48, V.Ampi 33-17, . Karraker 16-12, S.Burke 9-7.
PITCHING
BF: D.Murillo 10, T.Elman 20, C.Gartner 6, C.Booser 2, A.Guzzon 2, M.Jordan 5, M.Brown 3, T.Ring 3.
P-S: D.Murillo 35-24, T.Elman 66-42, C.Gartner 13-9, C.Booser 10-8, A.Guzzon 9-2, M.Jordan 14-10, M.Brown 8-7, T.Ring 11-7.
WP: D.Murillo 2 (2), M.Jordan (1).