SILVERDALE, Wash. — The Medford Rogues lost their first WCL road game Saturday, falling 7-0 to the Kitsap BlueJackets on the same day that three Rogues were selected in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft.
The BlueJackets struck early as Andy Lack singled then moved around the bases on an error and a fielder's choice to score the first run of the game in the bottom of the first.
Two Medford errors in the second inning led to two more runs for Kitsap.
The BlueJackets broke it open by scoring four runs in the eighth.
Medford right-hander Jamie Flynn of Ashland made his Rogues debut and struck out two BlueJackets to end the eighth inning.
The two teams meet in the second game of the series today at 5:05 p.m. in Silverdale.
Rogues lefty Jake Lessel will start for Medford, while right-hander Spenser Watkins will go for the BlueJackets.
Also for the Rogues on Saturday, right-handed pitcher Keynan Middleton was drafted in the third round by Anaheim, outfielder Dane McFarland went in the 12th round to Arizona and shortstop Brody Weiss was selected in the 22nd round by the Rockies.