A big inning was all it took for Gresham to knock off Kitsap 6-1 from Mt. Hood Community College on Tuesday.
Nick Caudillo (1-2) breezed through the bottom of the first before he ran into trouble in the bottom of the second. Josh Adams grounded out to begin the inning, then the GreyWolves (11-5) poured it on.
Ryan Adams was hit by a pitch and Jeffrey Mitchell Jr. walked. Ben Klenke singled to load the bases. Smith scored on a wild pitch and Drew Curtis singled in Mitchell Jr.
Curtis Perrin walked to load the bases again for Gresham. Dylan Doherty hit a sacrifice fly in to score a run and give the GreyWolves a 3-0 lead.
Connor Zickefoose doubled to score Curtis and Perrin to push Gresham ahead 5-0 off Caudillo. Zickefoose scored on a Mark Cardinalli double to cap off the six run second inning.
Joey Angyus relieved Caudillo and tossed five and one third innings of scoreless relief.
Kitsap (5-14) added its lone run on an RBI single by Benny Kaleiwahea to score Joey Galeno in the top of the eighth to make it a 6-1 game.
Donavon Ramirez (3-3) started for Gresham and earned the win. He tossed six strong innings of scoreless baseball, giving up five hits. The righty struck out seven while walking three.
Kitsap and Gresham battle in game two of the series Wednesday at 7:05 pm. All of the action can be heard on BlueJackets Radio with pregame coverage starting at 6:50 pm. Follow the team @BlueJacketBall on twitter for live updates.