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EAGLE POINT — The North Medford baseball team used a 13-run sixth inning to blow open its nonconference contest against Eagle Point on Tuesday.
The Black Tornado (9-2) finished with 15 hits en route to a 19-1 win in six innings over the Eagles, who gave up 15 walks and managed just one hit.
North already led 6-1 entering the top of the fifth, when it used seven hits, six Eagle Point walks and two hit batsmen to pull away.
Taylor Raff went 4-for-6 with three runs and two RBIs and Micah Brown was 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI for the Black Tornado.
Christian Gillis finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs, Jared Evans 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs and Ryan Carbonell 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs against the Eagles (4-9).
Charlie Walker's leadoff home run in the fifth marked North's first homer of the year.
Carbonell, the winning pitcher, recorded five strikeouts with one unearned run in five innings. Eagle Point's Brandon Wilson led off the first inning with a single and then stole second before Carbonell fanned two of the next three batters.
North Medford 220 02(13) — 19 15 3
Eagle Point 000 100 — 1 1 0
Carbonell, Westfall (6) and Zavala, Hyrst (6); Wilson, Dixon (4), Sattler (6), Mickey (6), Skogseth (6) and Augino. W — Carbonell (3-0). L — Wilson. 2B — NM: Raff, J. Evans. HR — NM: Walker (1).
ROSEBURG 12, GRANTS PASS 0 — At Grants Pass, Josh Graham allowed a leadoff double to Matt Cole and then retired 19 batters in a row to lead Roseburg to the SOH victory.
Graham struck out 14 and didn't walk anyone in at three-hitter for the Indians (10-1, 3-0 SOH). Cole was tagged out after sliding past the bag in the first inning and there were two outs in the seventh before Graham allowed two more hits.
Mike Morin was 2-for-3 with one run and two RBIs and Boog Leach 2-for-3 with two RBIs against Grants Pass (4-6-1, 1-4).
Roseburg 001 071 3 — 12 9 0
Grants Pass 000 000 0 — 0 3 3
Graham and Leach; Bennett, Polder (5), Cole (6), Ingledue (7) and Leenknecht. W — Graham. L — Bennett (1-3). 2B — R: Priestley 2, Leach 2; GP: Cole. HR — R: Irvine.