WCL All-Star Game Rained Out

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The 2014 West Coast League All-Star game was rained out on Monday. Heavy rains started late Monday afternoon at Kiger Stadium during the Home Run Derby. There was a short delay after the derby as crews tried to get the field in a playable condition. When it became apparent that player … Continue reading »

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 »

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 »