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Gems Sign Two Players from Cal State Northridge

April 9, 2013 - West Coast League (WCL) - Klamath Falls Gems News Release

Klamath Falls, Oregon: Tuesday, April 9, 2013: The Klamath Falls Gems are excited to announce the signing of two players from Cal St. Northridge for the upcoming 2013 season. The Gems have signed infielder/outfielder Michael Livingston and right-handed pitcher DJ Milam.

Michael Livingston is a 5'8" 170 lb. sophomore infielder/outfielder. Livingston was a two-sport athlete at Palmdale High School in Palmdale, CA, competing in baseball and basketball. He was named the baseball team MVP and was named first team All League in both his junior and senior high school seasons. "Michael is a good athlete that can play almost anywhere on the field, with his versatility and left-handed bat he will play multiple positions for us this summer," said Gems Head Coach Mitch Karraker.

DJ Milam is a 6'4" 185 lb. freshman right handed pitcher. DJ played for Quartz Hill High School (CA.) for four years and was a starter at the varsity level as a sophomore, junior, and senior. As a sophomore, Milam was named the league MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. In his junior season, the Rebels won the Golden League Championship while Milam collected four saves and a 1.32 ERA. As a senior, Milam picked up four wins, two saves and a 1.63 ERA.

"We are really excited to sign both of these players from Cal St. Northridge. This will be the first time I have worked with Head Coach Matt Curtis and look forward to a long and lasting relationship with Coach Curtis and Cal St. Northridge," said Gems general manager Grant Wilson. "I've always been in the other dugout playing against Cal St Northridge while I was at Cal St. Fullerton and against their players in the summer," added Wilson.

2013 Klamath Falls Gems Ticket Packages are available by calling 541-883-4367. The first 2013 home game will be against the Medford Rogues on Saturday, June 1.

The Klamath Falls Gems are members of the West Coast League, the Diamond Standard among summer college baseball. The eleven-team, professional style wood-bat league features pro prospects from major conferences across the country. More than 120 WCL alums played affiliated professional baseball last season, and 20 ex-WCL stars played in the Major Leagues last season. For more information on the league, visit www.westcoastleague.com .

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