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Gems win first WCL of the year

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Gems starter Brandon Horth scattered three hits in six innings, striking out four, as his first start of the season propelled the Gems to their first victory of the year 8-2 over Bellingham at Kiger Stadium. Mike Coleman/960 the Sports Legend Pacing the Klamath Falls offense was Michael Tittle, whose solo...
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Oregon St. downs Kansas St. 12-4 to even series

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Michael Conforto and Dylan Davis hit back-to-back home runs in a five-run first inning and Oregon State beat Kansas State 12-4 Sunday night to force a decisive third game in the NCAA super regional series. Oregon State’s Tyler Smith and Kavin Keyes each had four hits and Oregon State (49-11) combined for...
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Stewart has RBI single helps Yankees over Seattle

SEATTLE – Chris Stewart was grateful for the opportunity to bat with a runner in scoring position in the ninth inning. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was pleased he came through. Stewart had a tiebreaking RBI single in the ninth and David Phelps matched efforts with Felix Hernandez for six innings to help New York beat...
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Uggla’s two homers lift Braves

LOS ANGELES – Dan Uggla’s batting average is the last thing on his mind. The slugging second baseman prefers to concentrate on home runs, RBIs and the Atlanta Braves’ comfortable lead atop the NL East. Uggla had two homers and four RBIs in an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday. It was...
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Players with Oregon ties, former Gem drafted by MLB teams

SECAUCUS, N.J. – Several players with Oregon ties have been selected through the seventh round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, including former North Medford player Braden Shipley going 15th overall to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The list includes a former Klamath Falls Gems player. Justin Bohn, who played infield for the Gems last...
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Beavers seek first CWS since 2007

The Oregon State Beavers look for their first College World Series appearance since 2007 when OSU hosts Kansas State this weekend in Corvallis. The Beavers went undefeated during the NCAA Div. I Baseball Tournament Regional last weekend to move their home record to 25-4. A key to beating K-State is the success of the...
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WCL: Medford wins first league game

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Rogues won their first West Coast League baseball game last night, defeating the Bellingham Bells 4-2. Meanwhile, Medford’s expansion counterpart, Victoria, is 2-0 after beating Kelowna 4-2. The Klamath Falls Gems open the WCL season tomorrow night at Kiger Stadium, hosting Bellingham. Pre-game coverage starts at 6 p.m. on...
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Puig thrills Dodgers again

LOS ANGELES – Yasiel Puig topped himself yet again, electrifying the Dodger Stadium crowd with another big moment in a week already full of them for the rookie newly arrived to the major leagues. Puig hit his first career grand slam, Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, and Los Angeles defeated Atlanta 5-0...
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Cano, Teixeira go deep as Yanks beat Seattle

SEATTLE – Thanks to Phil Hughes, the New York Yankees could get away with only one inning of offense. What an inning it was. Robinson Cano hit a three-run homer and Mark Teixeira followed with a solo shot as part of New York’s six-run third inning Thursday night, and Hughes took a shutout into the...
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Astros take Stanford’s Appel with No. 1 pick

SECAUCUS, N.J. – This time, the Houston Astros couldn’t resist drafting Mark Appel with the No. 1 pick. Houston selected the hard-throwing Stanford pitcher with the top choice in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night, a year after passing on the hometown kid and instead of choosing 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico....
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