GreyWolves end summer in disappointing fashion
West Coast League
Free admission and $1.50 hot dogs had the crowd buzzing at Oslund Field on the final day of the season, but the GreyWolves couldn't deliver on the field.
GreyWolves shortstop Alec de Watteville went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, but it wasn't enough as Gresham lost the season finale 9-4 to Port Angeles in seven innings on Friday night.
The GreyWolves finish the season with a record of 20-33.
"Once we got eliminated from the playoffs, everyone said the right thing, but no matter what you are doing, you have to respect the game and have character when the results don't matter," GreyWolves manager Justin Barchus said. "I think our guys lost focus and it showed tonight...It's an unfortunate way to end the season, but we'll move on from there."
After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, de Watteville led off the game for Gresham with a towering blast to the trees in left field to tie the game up. However, the GreyWolves struggled to string much offense together early on against Port Angeles starting pitcher Branden Maasen.
"(Maasen) was keeping us off balance a little bit...We kind of got away from our approach early in the game," de Watteville said.
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