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BlueJackets get bats rolling against Gresham

The GreyWolves drop two of three in series against the WCL's last-place team

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - GreyWolves reliever Zach Robinson fires a throw. The sidewinder allowed three runs through 4 2/3 innings of work.

Thursday, July 28

Team Score
Kitsap BlueJackets
Gresham GreyWolves

The Gresham GreyWolves answered Kitsap's first challenge, but couldn't muster a second response as the last-place BlueJackets scored a 9-6 win last Thursday to claim the three-game series.

“This was a series we felt we had a chance to win, but all games count the same, so now we have to go out and get the next ones,” GreyWolves coach Justin Barchus said.

The teams traded the lead three times with Kitsap going in front to stay in the seventh inning when Marten Pauwels launched an RBI-double to the center-field wall.

Gresham came up empty after putting the first two runners on base in its half of the seventh. The GreyWolves went down in order over the last two innings.

The lost series leaves Gresham chasing Yakima Valley for the second-half spot into the West Coast League playoffs.

“We got here with an underdog mentality, and we spent a lot of time in first place and lost that somewhere along the way — we relaxed a bit,” Barchus said.

Gresham travels to Bend for a three-game set starting Saturday.

View photos from the game at daveball.exposuremanager.com.

Look for expanded coverage in our Tuesday, Aug. 2, print edition.