GreyWolves walk past Knights
Corvallis pitchers walk four runs home and issue 14 total walks to the GreyWolves
WEST COAST LEAGUE BASEBALL
Wednesday, July 20
A night after participating in Tuesdays West Coast League All-Star Game, Gresham center fielder Ryan Smith had a little all-star flare left to flash. With two outs and two Corvallis Knights on base in the ninth inning of a two-run game, Smith made a diving catch in shallow left-center to seal a 6-4 win for the GreyWolves on Wednesday.
Gresham improved to 8-2 in the second half of the WCL summer season.
I was just trying to make a play, Smith said. I could tell it was hit softly off the bat, so I thought I could take a chance because I knew it wasnt going to go very far if I missed it. It was nice to end it that way.
The GreyWolves drew a staggering 14 walks – four coming with the bases loaded – to account for the bulk of their offensive output.
The series continues Thursday and Friday and Oslund Field with the series finale being Gresham Outlook night with the first 250 paid spectators receiving a San Francisco Giants blanket.
Look for expanded coverage in our Friday, July 22, print edition.