Amateur Athlete: Steven Packard

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Since he was a child, Steven Packard had a goal. Through his years of playing youth baseball and then at the University of Oregon, his goal never changed. “Ever since I was a little kid, my goal was always to go on a mission, and I completed that,” Packard said. Packard … Continue reading »

Gems Set to Host WCL All-Star Game

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — For the first time in its ten year existence, the West Coast League All-Star Game is coming to Southern Oregon. On Monday, July 21st, the summer league’s best players will make their way to Klamath Falls for the home run derby and the nine-inning exhibition. “It’s a really cool experience,” Gems … Continue reading »

Rogues Clobber Gems, Inch Closer to 1st

Courtesy: Medford Rogues Baseball Club MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Rogues avenged an earlier season sweep by the Klamath Falls Gems by thrashing the visitors 14-3 at Harry and David Field on Sunday.  With the win, the Rogues sit in 2nd place in the West Coast League South Division and hold a half game lead … Continue reading »

WCL Introduces Players to Wood Bats

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — In high school and college, baseball players use aluminum bats. In Major League Baseball, it’s wood bats. For those players with professional aspirations, summer ball leagues like the West Coast League give them a chance to see live pitching with wood bats in their hands. Players on both the Medford Rogues … Continue reading »

Miss Oregon Visits WCL Game

MEDFORD, Ore. – Allison Cook was crowned Miss Oregon three weeks ago, and the Oregon Tech student is already making the rounds. Her latest stop was at Harry and David Field during a West Coast League matchup between Klamath Falls and Medford. Cook was there to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. She encourages … Continue reading »

Rogues Win Wild One Over Gems

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford Rogues beat the Klamath Falls Gems on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 9th inning to break a 5-4 tie. The Rogues led for most of the game until Dylan Rogers hit a 2-run home run with two outs in the top of the 9th, but Quentin Urban … Continue reading »

Gems’ Fisher Coming Off National Title

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath Falls Gems outfielder Nick Fisher has had an incredible year on the diamond. He’s hitting .280 as the Gems’ every day outfielder, but prior to coming to Klamath Falls, he was a key part of Linfield’s first ever NCAA National Championship in baseball. Fisher hit .370 with six home runs … Continue reading »

Karraker, Hogan Share UO Roots

Medford and Klamath Falls are the two newest teams in the West Coast League. The Gems were added in 2011, the Rogues this season. The two young franchises have both chosen young coaches to lead their ball clubs. Josh Hogan is at the helm for Medford, while Mitch Karraker is the head coach for Klamath … Continue reading »