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OIT track adds three including KU grad

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Head coach Jack Kegg announced recently the signing of three athletes to the Oregon Tech track & field program beginning spring 2013. New signees include Brittni Rogers, Josh Braunschweig and Katey Choukalos. Choukalos, a transfer from Division I University of Nevada-Reno, competed at Klamath Union High School before spending three seasons at UNR. Choukalos...
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West Coast League adding tenth team

PORTLAND, Ore. — The West Coast League announced Wednesday a tenth team is joining in 2013. Victoria, British Columbia will begin play next season with a yet-to-be-named team. There have been other baseball teams in the city prior, with the Royal Athletic Park set to be used for the new WCL team. “In choosing...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Tough ninth leads to Gems loss

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Playing at home for the first time since June 3, the Klamath Falls Gems lost to Wenatchee 6-3. The AppleSox scored three runs in the ninth inning for the victory. Mike Garrard recaps Wednesday’s game: Other West Coast League Scores – Wednesday Cowlitz 6, Kelowna 2 Corvallis 2, Walla Walla 0 Bellingham...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems lose series to Bellingham

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Following the first victory of the season, the Klamath Falls Gems weren’t able to get a consecutive win, losing to the Bellingham Bells 6-1 on Tuesday night at Joe Martin Field. Audio Wrap-Up: Bellingham 6, Klamath Falls 1 Other West Coast League Scores – Tuesday Corvallis 4, Cowlitz 0Kelowna 5, Kitsap...
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Giants beat Houston

SAN FRANCISCO – Madison Bumgarner fully expected the silent treatment from his teammates after hitting the first home run of his major league career. He received the cold shoulder in the San Francisco dugout only briefly before being mobbed by Pablo Sandoval and others, another highlight in what is shaping up to be a stellar...
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Audio Wrap-Up: Gems find win column

BELLHINGHAM, Wash. – The Klamath Falls Gems are victorious finally. The Gems beat Bellingham 3-2 on Monday night, getting a three-run fourth inning sparked by Justin Bohn’s RBI single. It helped Klamath Falls overcome a 2-0 deficit, giving the Gems their first lead since the opening inning of Friday’s game at Bend and snapped a...
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Kent State beats Oregon 3-2 to reach first CWS

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) – Jimmy Rider drove in the winning run with a shallow pop fly that landed just inside the left-field foul line in the bottom of the ninth, lifting Kent State to a 3-2 win over Oregon on Monday night and sending the Golden Flashes to their first College World Series. Rider’s hit...
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Conforto continues freshman accolades

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto was named a Freshman All-America First Teamer by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Monday. Conforto’s postseason national honor is his second as he was named the Lousiville Slugger Freshman Hitter of the Year last week. Prior to that, he was named the Pac-12’s...
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Baseball Round-Up: Gems stranding runners

The Klamath Falls Gems extensive road trip continues in Bellingham, Washington Monday with game two of three against the Bells. It is a contrast of starts for the two teams. The Bells are now 6-2 following a 13-4 victory against the Gems Sunday. That loss makes Klamath Falls 0-7 in West Coast League games....
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Gems still can’t find victory

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — A three-run inning sounds good in baseball. In the case of the Klamath Falls Gems, it was welcome, but still isn’t solving the team’s issues in seeking their first victory. Klamath Falls lost to Bellingham 13-4 on Sunday. The Gems scored three runs in the eighth inning to cut a deficit...
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