Lombana Leads HarbourCats to 11-4 Win Over Gems

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Story by HarbourCats media / photographs by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News

July 31, 2013, Victoria, BC – The breaks just hadn’t been going Victoria’s way in the last week or so, but everything aligned on Tuesday night as the HarbourCats knocked off the Klamath Falls Gems by a score of 11-4.

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Starting pitchers for the opening game of a 3 game set were Logan Lambana for the HarbourCats and Angleo Lingos for the Gems. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

Logan Lombana got the start for Victoria and threw a “gem” against Klamath Falls, going the distance and giving up only 4 runs on 8 hits in the process. The HarbourCats gave him an early 3-0 lead through 3 innings, which was then turned into 4-2 after the 4th inning.

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Logan Lambana earned the complete game win for the HarbourCats on Tuesday night at Royal Athletic Park. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

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LJ Brewster of the Klamath Falls Gems safely reaches 2nd base after HarbourCats shortstop Alex DeGoti is unable to come up with the catch during WCL action at Royal Athletic Park on Tuesday night. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

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The Klamath Falls Gems had their hands full trying to keep the HarbourCats in check in Tueday nights 11-4 Victoria win. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

The Gems got to Lombana in the 6th inning, though, tallying 3 consecutive hits to start the frame and bringing home the tying run in the process to make it a 4-4 ballgame.

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HarbourCats Tim Richards would be called out on the force play but was successful in breaking up any chance at a double play during Tuesday night’s WCL game against the Klamath Falls Gems. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

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With one swing of the bat John Schuknecht put the HarbourCats back on top for good in the 6th inning. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

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Victoria’s Brandon Smith keeps a close watch on Klamath Falls pitcher Angelo Lingos during WCL game at Royal Athletic Park on Tuesday night. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

But the HarbourCats would waste no time in getting back to work on offense. A John Schuknecht solo home run in the bottom of the 6th gave them a lead they would not relinquish. Victoria also added 3 runs in each of the 7th and 8th innings to run away with an 11-4 win.

Klamath Falls pitching had troubles locating balls at the plate, as 3 pitchers combined for 8 wild pitches in 8 innings, and the Gems also suffered from 3 passed balls in the loss.

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Alex DeGoti is headed for home plate during Tuesday night’s game with the Klamath Falls Gems. DeGoti’s was 1 of 11 runs the HarbourCats would score in an 11-4 victory. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

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Victoria’s Chris Lewis stretches to bring down the throw and complete the out in Tuesday night’s WCL contest against the Klamath Falls Gems. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

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HarbourCats Chris Lewis chases down Gems LJ Brewster during Victoria’s 11-4 win over Klamath Falls on Tuesday night. (photo by Glenn Ivens – Island Sports News)

The win snaps the 5-game losing streak for the HarbourCats and moves them to 3-1 this season against the Gems. They’ll go for the series win tomorrow night at 7:05 as Connor Russell gets the start for Victoria.

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