VICTORIA, British Columbia — After falling behind 2-1 in the first inning, the South All-Stars put up two runs in each the third, sixth and seventh innings to beat the North team 7-5 in Tuesday’s West Coast League All-Star Game at Royal Athletic Park.
The Klamath Falls Gems had four players in the game, including starting pitcher Brandon Horth. He gave up two earned runs and three hits in his inning of work, as the South fell behind.
In the third inning, Nick Sabo, the other Gems pitcher on the roster, allowed one run on a hit in his inning as the game moved to a 3-3 tie.
Klamath Falls outfielders Cody Hough and Nick Fisher went a combined 0 for 5 at the plate, with Hough getting three at-bats as a starter. Before the game, Hough beat out Medford’s Kevin Davidson for the home-run derby title.
The South scored twice in the sixth inning. Corvallis’ Blake Drake earned an RBI via a walk, scoring his Knights teammate Cody Lenahan, before Kitsap’s Alex McKeon grounded out to shortstop, scoring Seth Spivey of Bend.
In the seventh, Davidson scored on a wild pitch during Spivey’s at-bat, which resulted in a single, scoring Medford’s Ray McIntire.
Medford’s Bret DeRooy earned the pitching win in relief, throwing one hitless inning with a strikeout. Walla Walla’s Sean Silva was the losing pitcher, allowing two hits and two runs in his inning with a strikeout and a walk.
The Gems host the Bend Elks at Kiger Stadium on Thursday (6 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend) when WCL regular season play resumes.