West Coast League
GRESHAM — Despite being eliminated from the postseason in their previous game, the GreyWolves made sure that Bend wouldn't get the satisfaction of pulling off the sweep.
Trailing 6-5 in the seventh inning, Gresham rallied to manufacture a run in the bottom of the seventh and another run in the bottom of the eighth to come away with the 7-6 victory over Bend on Monday night at Oslund Field.
The GreyWolves came into this game on a three-game losing streak, but showed resiliency in their fourth win of the season against the Elks.
"That is what these guys are about...When things get tough, they respond," GreyWolves head coach Justin Barchus said.
The Gresham offense was never able to come up with a big inning, but was consistent in doing damage in almost every frame as they were only held scoreless in the first and sixth innings. Tyler Parker scored on a balk in the second inning give Gresham the 1-0 advantage. Then after Bend came back to tie it 1-1 in the top of the third, GreyWolves third baseman Drew Curtis scalded a solo shot over the left field wall to give Gresham the lead back.
The GreyWolves begin their final series tonight against the Port Angeles Lefties. First pitch at 6:35 p.m. at Oslund Field.
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