The Yakima Valley Pippins let the Klamath Falls Gems escape Sunday as the Gems put up three runs in the eighth inning and squeaked out a 10-9 victory in Klamath Falls.
The Pips could only blame themselves after committing six errors that resulted in eight unearned runs.
Still, trailing 7-4 after seven innings, Yakima made a game of it, scoring five runs in the eighth to take a 9-7 lead.
But Klamath Falls put four consecutive runners on base in the eighth and knotted the game. The Gems' Ethan Schlect then hit a grounder to third, allowing the go-ahead run to score.
“I told them ‘When you get tired of losing, you’ll start winning’, ” Pippins manager Marcus McKimmy said in a news release from the team. “We just aren’t doing the things that are necessary, that all baseball players are taught to do from Little League.”
The Pippins and Gems square off again Monday night at 6:35 for the final game of the series. Listen in live on 1460 KUTI.