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GreyWolves drop first two in Victoria

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Drew Curtis went 3-for-9 at the plate during the first two games of a road trip in Victoria, B.C.

Wednesday, June 15

Team Score
Victoria Harbourcats
Gresham GreyWolves

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.

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