Davidson brothers both homer; Rogues win

WENATCHEE, Wash. — Nearly 3,000 miles apart, brothers Kevin and Matt Davidson were still on the same page on Sunday.

Younger brother Kevin, who plays for the Medford Rogues, hit a two-run home run to help seal his team's 9-3 win over Wenatchee. Earlier in the day in New York, older brother Matt — the budding Arizona Diamondbacks slugger — pounded a two-run homer as the United States beat the World Team 4-2 in the All-Star Futures Game, baseball's annual showcase for top minor league prospects.

Matt was selected the game's MVP.

Kevin didn't receive any accolades, but the first baseman did finish 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. The Rogues (13-18) trailed 3-1 before scoring five runs on four hits with two outs in the eighth.

Kevin added to Medford's advantage with his shot in the ninth. It was his fourth homer of the year.

In the third inning, Rogues catcher Bo Cornish — in his first start behind the plate since returning from a hip injury — homered in his first at-bat to tie the game at 1.

In the fourth inning, Wenatchee's Kramer Ferrell scored on a fielder's choice to make it 2-1 AppleSox (18-14). Joe Mello homered in the bottom of the fifth to extend the lead to 3-1.

The score held until the Rogues broke it open with five runs in the eighth inning. Davidson got his second hit of the night — an RBI single — following walks to Joe Chavez and Spencer Smith. Consecutive base hits by A.J. Balta, Parker Miles and Matt Taylor scored three more runs for the Rogues, and a double steal by Miles and Taylor scored the fifth Medford run of the inning and sixth of the game.

Rogues starter and former Ashland High standout Jamie Flynn had a solid start for Medford, going five full innings and allowing three runs and five hits. Reliever John Forsythe (1-0) picked up the win for Medford, finishing the game with four shutout innings while giving up only one hit.

Four Rogues — Smith, Balta, Miles and Taylor — had two hits each in the 13-hit Medford effort.

Rogues 9, AppleSox 3

Medford wenatchee

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Chavez ss 3 1 0 0 Mello 2b 4 1 1 1

Smith cf 4 2 2 0 Taylor 3b 4 0 0 0

Davidson 1b 5 2 3 3 Slavin cf 3 1 1 0

Balta lf 5 1 2 1 Spencer 1b 4 0 2 0

Miles 3b 5 1 2 1 Barr dh 4 0 0 0

Taylor dh 4 0 2 1 Ferrell rf 4 1 1 0

Palensky 2b 4 0 0 0 Harris c 3 0 0 0

Cornish c 4 1 1 1 Steffler ss 3 0 0 0

Urban rf 2 0 0 0 Stephens lf 3 0 0 0

Casper ph 1 0 0 0

McNabb rf 1 1 1 0

Totals 38 9 13 7 Totals 32 3 5 1

Medford 001 000 053 —9

Wenatchee 100 110 000 —3

E—Chavez, Cornish, Urban, Mello, Slavin, Yada. DP — Medford 1. LOB—Medford 5, Wenatchee 4. 2B—Ferrell. HR—Davidson (4), Cornish (1), Mello (3). SB — Miles, Taylor, Spencer, Ferrell. CS — Chavez, Steffler.

IP H R ER BB SO

Medford

Flynn 5 4 3 2 1 2

Forsythe, W (1-0) 4 1 0 0 0 2

Wenatchee

Burdick 7 5 1 1 1 4

Rohrbach 2/3 1 3 3 2 2

Yada, L (2-2) 11/3 7 5 2 0 1

WP—Flynn 2. Umpires—Home, Dominick Longbucco First, Adam Rogers Third, Steve Hilgendorf. T—2:21. A—1,427.

American Legion AAA

MEDFORD 11, SPRINGFIELD 7 — At Eugene, Medford collected a season-high 18 hits, including home runs from both Charlie Walker and Taylor Raff, as the Mustangs topped Springfield at Marist High School.

Raff led the game off with his solo shot, his first home run of the year, and Walker added his second blast of the year, a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning for the Mustangs (21-14).

Raff finished 3-for-6 and Walker was 2-for-6 with four RBIs. Eric Carlson went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and drove in two, Isaiah Luzny was 3-for-5 — all three hits were doubles — with a pair of runs scored and Jared Evans, Nate Walker and Micah Brown all had two hits apiece.

The Mustangs' David Crofton allowed five earned runs but earned his third straight win. He struck out five and walked two in seven innings of work.

Medford 131 011 301 — 11 18 3

Springfield 200 000 131 — 7 12 4

Crofton, Glick (8), Brown (9) and Zavala; Cantwell, Richie (6), White (7), Caserez (8), Curtis (9) and Hallett. W — Crofton (4-3). L — Cantwell. 2B — NM: Luzny 3, Carlson, C. Walker, J. Evans, Raff; S: Quartley, Combs. HR — M: C. Walker (2), Raff (1).

American Legion A

NORTH MEDFORD 10-8, COOS BAY 0-1 — North Medford's Jordan Ragan and Christian Gillis tossed back-to-back gems to sweep Coos Bay in their doubleheader at North Medford High.

Ragan was erratic at times with seven walks through five innings, but allowed just one hit and struck out two. The game lasted just five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Josh Hansen finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs for the Mavericks (27-9-1).

In the nightcap, Gillis tossed a two-hitter. He went all seven innings, allowing one unearned run with four walks and fanning eight. Both Ragan and Gillis improved to 4-1 on the mound.


For the Mavericks, Josh Berman went 2-for-3 with two runs scored while Ragan and Colton Westfall both finished 2-for-4.

FIRST GAME

Coos Bay 000 00 — 0 1 4

North Medford 610 03 — 10 5 1

Bennison, Soria (5) and Inskeep; Ragan and Wolff. W — Ragan (4-1). L — Bennison. 2B — NM: Kindreich, Hansen.

SECOND GAME

Coos Bay 000 000 1 — 1 2 0

North Medford 021 005 x — 8 7 2

Inskeep, Campbell (6), Martino (6); Gillis and Adams. W — Gillis (4-1). L — Inskeep. 2B — NM: Berman.

CENTRAL POINT 5, VANCOUVER 1 — At Portland, Ty Fox did it all for Central Point in its third-place victory over the Vancouver Desert Storm at the Jesuit Shamrock Classic at Jesuit High School.

Fox allowed an early unearned run but scattered six hits over seven innings. He walked four, hit one batter and struck out nine. At the plate, Fox went 4-for-4, scored once and drove in a run for the Comets (23-7).

Comets catcher Tyler Aplin, who was named to the all-tournament team, hit a home run to left field on the first pitch of the game. He finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.

Central Point 200 001 2 — 5 11 0

Vancouver Desert Storm 010 000 0 — 1 6 1

Fox and Aplin; Baker, Meyers (6), Slack (6) and Hunsaker. W — Fox (1-0). L — Baker. 3B — CP: Tibbets. HR — CP: Aplin.


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