Saturday, July 14, 2012

Gems pitching takes game one

Klamath Falls' pitching staff allowed just four hits and struck out 12 Sweets batters in a 4-0 victory on Friday night at Kiger Stadium. It was the first of three games between the two teams this weekend.

Now some notes from around the ballpark:
- It is the fourth time this summer that the Sweets have been shutout. They have posted just one shutout of their own.
- Of the Sweets' four hits, none were in the same inning.
- Jarrod Turner had two of the four hits.
- Kalani Brackenridge extended his hitting streak to nine games with a double in the fifth inning.
- Nick Vilter picked up his sixth double of the summer in the sixth inning.
- The Sweets left nine runners on base over the course of the game and six in total between the third and seventh innings.
- Kyle Kingsley lasted just two innings on Friday, leaving with a lower body injury before the start of the third inning.
- Zach Brandon came on to throw four innings, allowing two runs on five hits. It was one of his strongest outings of the summer.
- Garrett Tygerson allowed one run on five hits over two innings. Tygerson played many games at Kiger Stadium during his youth days.
- The Sweets did not commit an error on the game and have posted a .966 fielding percentage this summer. That is tied with Kelowna for third in the league.
- The Gems made three errors in the game and have a league-worst .946 fielding percentage.
- Brett Jacobs, Ryan Cooper and Kris Paulino have combined to hit just .118 (8-for-68) in the month of July. Cooper's only hit in the month is a home run against Wenatchee.
- Tyler Roberts will get the start on Saturday night. Roberts is 1-2 with a 3.29 ERA in five starts this summer. In his last start, Roberts allowed two runs on five hits over 4.2 innings. He has walked 12 and struck out 12 on the season.
- With 12 strikeouts last night, the Sweets have struck out a league-high 235 times this summer.
- In four games this week, the Sweets are hitting just .174 and have struck out 34 times.

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