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GAME RECAP 6/10/2018

KLAMATH FALLS GEMS (6) at MEDFORD ROGUES (3)
The Medford Rogues (6-6) lost to the Klamath Falls Gems (6-7) 6-3 on Sunday night.

Rogues catcher Cole Elvis walked to lead off the second inning/  Second baseman Riley Kasper hit a soft line drive to right field. Tim Frith dove for it and came up empty, the ball bounced by him, and Kasper strolled into second with a double.  First baseman Joe Bath rounded to second base to score Elvis and move Kasper to third.  Shortstop Riley Way hit a fly ball to right field to score Kasper.

Klamath Falls quickly answered back in the top of the third when back-to-back walks put two on for Gems lead-off hitter Kyle Yamada, who doubled to left-center field to tie the game 2-2.
The Rogues re-took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when right fielder Kody Garvin hit a solo home run to right field.

But the Gems would not let the Rogues enjoy the lead for long. In the top of the sixth, shortstop Brice Foster lead off with a single, and Medford native Travis Danielson was hit by a pitch. Right fielder Tim Frith laid down a sacrifice bunt, but the throw from Elvis down to first went wide, allowing Foster to score.

Bath picked up the ball in right field and fired home trying to get Foster, but that throw sailed wide, allowing Danielson to score.

Cole Carder made his return to the Medford Rogues, he went 2-3 with two singles.  Cole Elvis finished the game 3-4 with three singles, a walk, and a run scored.

Starting pitcher Jose Chavez scattered two hits and two earned runs over five innings. He also struck out four.  Bobby Voortmeyer struck out three over 3.1 innings in relief.
The announced attendance for Country Night was 2,083.

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CHICO HEAT (8) at LINCOLN POTTERS (5)
The Chico Heat got off to an early 5-0 lead only to see the Lincoln Potters tie the game up in the seventh inning but thanks to a three run eight inning the Heat moved to a league best 9-2 on the season.

In the top of the first inning Ben Edler hit a three run home run to give the Heat an early 3-0 lead.  The head pushed across two more runs in the fourth inning on a Matt Kumura single and a sacrifice fly by Alex Crouch. 

The Potters bats began to heat up in the seventh inning as Charles Middleton and Walker Dodero each had two RBI singles and another run scored on an error.

Tied at 5-5, Jordan Parker three run double with two outs gave the Heat lead for good. 

Brayden Bonner appearing in already his seventh game of the season get the win.


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