GARDEN VALLEY — Jeff Klahn pitched three strong innings and hit a grand slam Thursday as host Golden Sierra cracked the win column after a 20-2 win over Encina in Sierra Delta League action.
Bulldog pitching hit 10 Grizzly batters. One was Klahn who also walked twice before drilling a pitch just right of center with Roger Borba, Alex Vargas and Austin Mason-Burrows aboard. Klahn’s blast gave Golden Sierra a 15-0 lead.
On the mound, the senior left-hander gave up one hit in three innings and struck out seven of the final eight Spartans he faced. Nick White pitched the fourth and Christian Klahn the fifth.
Jeff Klahn scored five runs and stole three bases. Josh Salmonson had three hits including a double and drove in three runs; and Ethan Dunn singled to plate two early runs.