The Gulls had lost all their power hitting by 1996 as All-Star Ray Harvey (22 2Bs, 11 HRs, .363) was the only player to reach the double-digits in homers .The hitting overall however was actually much better. Christopher Grubb also sported a meaty batting average hitting .365 with 14 2Bs and 4 HRs, and Steve Ruckman hit .373 in limited action of 59 At Bats. Raymond DeLeon also provided some spark batting .314 with 22 2Bs and 7 HRs. The pitching was a little better as well with ace of staff Christopher Kotes posting a 9-4 (3.56) record. Even without the power hitters... the Gulls were far certainly a more balanced team and finished the season out of the basement with a 40-50 (.444) record. The Gulls however were no longer "new and exciting"... in their 2nd year, Gray's Harbor residents were already losing interest in the franchise and attendance dropped from 82,000 all the way down to 37,000.