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Promising rally comes up short

GreyWolves leave the winning run at second base in 4-3 loss to Yakima Valley

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Ryan Smith went 1 for 5 at the plate and scored a run in Thursdays 4-3 loss to Yakima Valley.

Thursday, June 9

Team Score
Yakima Valley Pippins
Gresham GreyWolves

The Gresham GreyWolves took a lead into the ninth inning only to see Yakima Valley put up a rally in its final at-bats to take a 4-3 win and stay unbeaten in West Coast League action.

Konnor Zickefoose connected for an RBI-double in a pinch-hit appearance to put Gresham up 2-1 in the eighth inning.

Yakima Valley put up three runs in the ninth, regaining the lead on Branson Trube's sacrifice fly to left field.

The GreyWolves tried to answer back in its half of the ninth, advancing runners to second and third with no outs. A wild pitch sparked a pitching change for the Pippins, who brought Trent Schulte out of the bullpen to finish the game.

He got a strikeout and a fly out to put the Pippins on the verge of victory, but an error at third base allowed Jack Bauer to get home safely to make it a one-run game.

Jack Johnson got put out on a dropped third strike with the winning run at second base.

The series continues at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Oslund Field.

LEAGUE STANDINGS - (Thursday, June 9)

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