GreyWolves lose heartbreaker in extra innings to Yakima Valley
West Coast League
The GreyWolves pulled off a miraculous two-out rally to put the game into extra innings, but they didn't have enough left in the tank to complete the comeback.
After tying the game in the bottom of the ninth, Gresham gave up four runs in the top of the 10th, including a three-run blast to Yakima Valley first baseman Lucas Denney, as the GreyWolves lost the rubber game to the Pippins 10-6 at Oslund Field on Monday night.
"To an extent, you feel bad for yourself for a second because it just seems like everything is going against us...But on the other side of it, it was our relievers that didn't do the job again," Gresham head coach Justin Barchus said. "We had opportunities to control what we could control and we didn't do that."
Early on, it looked as if the Gresham offense was ready to have a breakout game after falling behind 1-0 in the second inning. GreyWolves first baseman Drew Curtis started the frame off with a majestic home run into the trees in left field to tie he score at 1-1.
"I definitely got that one on the meat of the bat," Curtis said. "I was just looking for something that I could put a barrel on with two strikes...It's was a curveball that got a lot of the plate. Even though it was a little low, I went down and got all off it."
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