KLAMATH FALLS - The River Dogs claimed the National Division bracket in World Series play in Klamath Falls with a 9-0 shellacking of Southern Oregon.
Goose eggs dotted the scoreboard until Josh Kallstrom doubled in Tristan Parton and Cameron Walker to take a 2-0 lead in the top of the third.
The boys from the Basin added one more in the inning, and then struck for three in the fourth to blow it wide open. The team tacked on one in the fifth and two in the sixth to complete the shutout.
Kallstrom finished the day with two hits in four plate appearances with 4 RBI and a run scored.
"We had another solid team outing ... but started out slow again," coach Randy Boruff said. "But we made the most of it ... played good defense and pitched well. We hit well too ... Josh (Kallstrom) is really seeing the ball well ... he's having a great World Series at the plate and in the field."
Logan Moss gave up four hits over five innings of work to chalk up the ‘W.’ Jerry Reyes tossed two innings of relief.
The River Dogs move to 3-0 with the win and finish out pool play against Cape Cod today. Anthony Alvarado gets the afternoon start.
Win or lose, the Dogs have wrapped up their bracket and now advance to the semifinal round Friday evening.
The team is two wins away from its second World Series championship. The last time the River Dogs won it was in 1998 in Klamath Falls.