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THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Greshams Ben Klenke connected on a two-run double for the teams only hit in a six-run, eighth inning Friday.

Exhibition game — Friday, July 15

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Gresham GreyWolves
Perth Heat, Australia

The Gresham GreyWolves kept their strong second half moving with an 11-9 comeback win over the Perth Heat out of Australia during an exhibition game Friday night at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer.

The GreyWolves grabbed the lead in the eighth inning when Curtis Perrin raced home on a wild pitch. Ben Klenke highlighted the scoring spree with a two-run double for what proved to be the only hit of the inning. The Heat issued four walks and hit two batters to keep the base paths busy.

Drew Curtis came across on another wild pitch to put Gresham up 11-6 heading into Perth's final at-bats.

Nick Snyder and Ty Wyatt each homered for the GreyWolves.

Gresham sent six pitchers to the mound for the contest with starter Brett Gannaway striking out four, while not allowing a hit through his two innings.

• Gresham's Jeffrey Mitchell Jr. and Ryan Smith compete in the West Coast League all-star game Tuesday night in Longview, Wash., and the GreyWolves are hosting a kids camp from Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon at Oslund Field.

The GreyWolves return to action at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday night against Corvallis. The Knights, winners of the South Division in the first half, formerly played at Oslund Field during the 2005-06 seasons.

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