GreyWolves drop first two in Victoria
WEST COAST LEAGUE
Wednesday, June 15
The Gresham GreyWolves caught fire in the late innings, but it was too late to erase a big early deficit in a 9-5 road loss in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday night.
The host Harbourcats brought across runs in five of the first seven innings to build a 9-1 lead.
The GreyWolves shook things up in the eighth inning, forcing Victoria to go to its bullpen twice.
Drew Curtis led off the inning with a single and came around to score on a double by Jack Johnson.
Victoria brought out a fresh arm.
The GreyWolves didn't miss a step.
Ty Wyatt singled, Jack Bauer was hit by a pitch and Curtis Perrin drew a walk.
With only one out registered, the Harbourcats made another call to the bullpen.
Jeffrey Mitchell Jr., the league's Player of the Week, drew a bases-loaded walk to bring Marc Mumper across the plate.
The GreyWolves had batted through the lineup and put up four runs to pull to within 9-5 before a grounder to the shortstop ended the rally.
Gresham couldn't create any more magic, going down in order in the ninth.
Gresham opened the road trip with a 2-0 loss to Victoria on Tuesday night.
Gresham (3-5) sits in the middle of the pack in the South Division four games behind first-place Yakima Valley. Victoria (7-3) has won seven straight and moved into the top spot in the North.
The GreyWolves return home tonight to start a three-game series against Kelowna that includes an early 5:05 p.m. start in the finale on Father's Day.