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  • Gems use nine-run frame to rout Rogues

  • KLAMATH FALLS — The Klamath Falls Gems took an early 4-0 lead, then put away the Medford Rogues with nine runs in the sixth inning of a 14-2 West Coast League baseball victory Monday at Kiger Stadium.
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  • KLAMATH FALLS — The Klamath Falls Gems took an early 4-0 lead, then put away the Medford Rogues with nine runs in the sixth inning of a 14-2 West Coast League baseball victory Monday at Kiger Stadium.
    Starter Jamie Flynn (0-1) was tagged with the loss for the Rogues (11-15 WCL). He he allowed five runs — four earned — on six hits.
    Rogues relievers Christian Morrison, Chase Tokunaga and Chad Hockin were victims of the Gems' big inning, which was keyed by a two-run single by the Gems' L.J. Brewster.
    Kevin Davidson, Jake Whisler, A.J. Balta and Ryan Teel all had a pair of hits for the Rogues. Whisler and Ray McIntire each drove in a run for the Rogues, who play Klamath Falls again tonight.
    The Gems' Nick Sabo improved to 4-0 on the mound. He allowed one earned run in eight innings on eight hits and fanned four. Cody Hough went 3-for-4 with three runs and a pair of RBIs.
    Gems 14, Rogues 2
    medford klamath falls
    ab r h bi ab r h bi
    Miles dh 3 0 0 0 Maris 2b 4 2 1 2
    Taylor ph 2 0 0 0 Newell rf 4 2 1 1
    Whisler 2b 5 0 2 1 Hough dh 4 3 3 2
    Casper 3b 3 0 1 0 Rogers 1b 5 1 2 2
    Wynant 3b 1 0 1 0 Fisher lf 5 0 0 1
    Dvidson 1b 3 0 2 0 Brwstr 3b 4 1 1 3
    Chvz rf-ss 4 0 0 0 Pnccne ss 5 2 2 1
    Balta lf 3 0 2 0 Trezek c 3 2 1 0
    McNb lf-ph 0 0 0 0 Thmpsn cf 4 1 1 1
    Smith cf 3 1 1 0
    Urban cf-ph 1 0 0 0
    Teel c 3 1 2 0
    McIntire ss 1 0 0 1
    Dgnr ph-rf 1 0 0 0
    Totals 33 2 11 2 Totals 38 14 12 13
    Medford 000 010 100 —2
    Klamath Falls 310 019 00x —11
    E—J.Whisler 2 (2), R.McIntire (4). LOB—Medford 9, Klamath Falls 7. 2B—K.Davidson (2), S.Smith (1), C.Hough (3).
    IP H R ER BB SO
    Medford
    Flynn L, 0-1 42/3 6 5 4 2 1
    Morrison 1/3 1 2 2 1 0
    Tokunaga 0 1 3 3 1 0
    Hockin 1/3 3 4 1 0 0
    Snyder 12/3 1 0 0 1 2
    Forsythe 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Klamath Falls
    Sabo W, 4-0 6 8 1 1 0 4
    Hirko 3 3 1 1 3 5
    WP—J.Flynn 2 (2), C.Morrison (1), B.Snyder 3 (3), M.Hirko (1). Umpires—Home, Scott Rice First, Greg Jaquette Third, Rick Able. T—2:51. A—1,005.
    American Legion Baseball
    SOUTH MEDFORD 13-18, ASHLAND 1-6 — At Ashland, South Medford had six hits and took advantage of three walks while sending 14 batters to the plate in a 10-run sixth inning to pull away in Game 2 and clinch the Area 4 sweep at North Mountain Park.
    Tyler Pearson had three hits and Austin White two hits and two RBIs to lead South in the second game. For Ashland, Nick Sanderson was 2-for-4 with a three-run double and Jose Perez 2-for-4 with a two-run single.
    In the opener, the Colts jumped out to a 9-0 lead through two innings and finished the game in five innings by the 10-run mercy rule. Brandon Lupton was 3-for-4, while White, Ryan Carle and Jake Perry had two hits apiece for South. Colts' pitcher Caleb Newman surrendered four hits and struck out four in five innings.
    Ashland is 1-16.
    FIRST GAME
    South Medford 540 31 — 13 15 1
    Ashland 010 00 — 1 4 2
    Newman and White; Hulick, Sanderson (5) and Cammarota. W — Newman. L — Hulick (0-4). 2B — SM: Lupton, Byland.
    SECOND GAME
    South Medford 020 30(10) 3 — 18 16 0
    Ashland 010 500 0 — 6 11 2
    Winner and Brammer; Jes. Carroll, Jer. Carroll (5), Flynn (6) and Hamik. W — Winner. L — Jer. Carroll (0-3). 2B — SM: Pearson, White, James, Bell; A: Sanderson 2, Hulick.
    GRANTS PASS 9-0, NORTH MEDFORD 2-3 — At Grants Pass, Jordan Ragan tossed a gem in the nightcap as North Medford gained an Area 4 doubleheader split.
    Ragan pitched a four-hit shutout to go with 13 strikeouts. He only issued two walks.
    Josh Berman went 3-for-4 and drove in a run for the Mavericks (23-6-1).
    In the opener, the Diggers broke out with all nine of their runs over the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
    FIRST GAME
    North Medford 001 010 0 — 2 3 2
    Grants Pass 000 342 x — 9 6 1
    Gillis, Casebier (6) and Wolff; Chastain and Hults. W — Chastain. L — Gillis. 2B — NM: Sutton; GP: Olmstead 2, Hults, Bennett, Davis.
    SECOND GAME
    North Medford 100 110 0 — 3 5 1
    Grants Pass 000 000 0 — 0 4 0
    Ragan and Adams; Campbell and Hults. W — Ragan. L — Campbell. 2B — NM: Berman; GP: Olmstead.
    Softball
    BLACK TORNADO 14-U ASA FASTPITCH — At Hillsboro, the Black Tornado Fastpitch team won the 14-under B State ASA Championship at Hillsboro Stadium on Sunday.
    The Black Tornado finished with an 8-1 record in the nine-game event, which included a 5-0 record on the final day capped by consecutive victories over the McMinnville Grizzlies. The Black Tornado won 10-8 and 10-4 on Sunday, one day after the Grizzlies handed the Black Tornado their only defeat.
    Courtney Williams was outstanding in the circle as she pitched all nine games for the Black Tornado, including the five on Sunday. She also went 14-for-26 with 12 RBIs and eight runs scored for the weekend.
    Ashley Ripplinger produced a 15-for-27 effort with two home runs, 16 runs scored and 11 RBIs for the Black Tornado.
    Also for the Black Tornado, Taelor Mayben went 17-for-33 with 13 runs scored while Danyelle Milam finished 15-for-30 with one home run, 12 RBIs and scored nine times.
    The other victories on Sunday for the Black Tornado included a 10-2 win in five innings over the Cherry City Crush, an 8-0 decision over the Stealth and a 10-2 triumph against the Oregon City Nightmare in six innings. Slated for seven innings, all three games were over early by virtue of the 8-run mercy rule.
    Golf
    WU, MURPHY WIN — At Bandon, Medford's Dylan Wu and Rogue River's Kevin Murphy each won their opening matches and advanced to today's Round of 32 in the 112th Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.
    The two teenagers made it through two days of stroke-play qualifying over the weekend and were among the 64 players in the field of 168 to advance to the first round of match play.
    On Monday, Wu defeated Jason Calamaro of Gilbert, Ariz., 3 and 1, and Murphy downed Adam Araneo of Eureka, Calif., 3 and 2.
    Wu faces Kyle Schrader of Olympia, Wash., today. Schrader, the No. 64 seed, pulled off a shocker Monday when he eliminated top-seeded Joshua Munn of Zew Zealand, 2 and 1.
    Schrader will be a junior on the Western Washington University team. Wu will be a senior at St. Mary's High. He has committed to play for Northwestern.
    Murphy takes on Bjorn Bjorke of Port Orchard, Wash.
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