GreyWolves take series against Corvallis
Winning run walks home in the sixth inning
WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALL
Friday, July 22
The Gresham GreyWolves grew their lead in the South Division race with a 5-3 win over Corvallis to take the series on Gresham Outlook Night at Oslund Field on Friday.
Gresham produced the winning runs after Corvallis went to the bullpen in the sixth inning. Reliever Tanner Howell struggled immediately, hitting the first batter he faced then giving up singles to Ben Klenke and Will Matthiessen to load the bases.
Dylan Doherty was next into the batter's box, watching four straight pitches miss the zone for a walk that gave up the go-ahead run. Two batters later, Mark Cardinalli punched a sacrifice fly to center field, allowing Matthiessen to come home easily.
Corvallis advanced runners to second and third in the seventh inning only to see second baseman Curtis Perrin glove a grounder for the third out.
The Knights put the tying run on base against in the ninth, but third baseman Konnor Zickefoose got in front of another ground ball to end the game.
Gresham (9-3) continues to lead the South Division in the second half of the season, heading into a 12-game road trip that begins tonight in Walla Walla.
It's a tough place to play, they pack the house, then we take on Bend and Corvallis out of our division, GreyWolves coach Justin Barchus said. If we're going to win it, we're going to earn it.
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