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  • Rogues get Gems in wild victory

  • The Medford Rogues watched their lead literally slip away and then return to them all in the ninth inning of a 5-4 victory against the Klamath Falls Gems at Harry & David Field on Friday.
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  • The Medford Rogues watched their lead literally slip away and then return to them all in the ninth inning of a 5-4 victory against the Klamath Falls Gems at Harry & David Field on Friday.
    With the Rogues holding a 4-2 lead with two outs in the top of the ninth, the Gems' Dylan Rogers smashed the pitch of Hector Lujan to right field. Rogues right fielder Matt Taylor made the play on the run, but he hit into the wall and the ball popped out and over the wall. It counted as the game-tying home run for the Gems.
    In the bottom of the frame after Quentin Urban came in to pinch run for Ryan Teel, things crumbled for the Gems.
    After Jack Karricker struck out the Rogues' Jake Whisler for the first out, he threw a wild pitch to Spencer Smith that moved Urban to second base. Urban then advanced to third when Karricker scored on the second wild pitch of Spencer's at-bat.
    The victory was the Rogues' fourth straight, their longest streak of the season and the longest current stint in the West Coast League. Medford surpassed the Gems to move into fourth place in the WCL South with an 18-19 record and are only four games out of first place in the division.
    Rogues starter and WCL All-Star Bret DeRooy pitched seven full innings, allowing only four hits and five strikeouts with his only run coming off a home run in the fourth inning. Lujan (3-0) picked up the win in relief despite giving up the home run to Rogers in the ninth.
    Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Infielder Kevin Davidson added to his WCL-leading RBI total by going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.
    Rogues 5, Gems 4
    Klamath medford
    ab r h bi ab r h bi
    Maris 2b 4 0 0 0 Smith cf 4 1 2 1
    Pnccne ss 5 0 0 0 Taylor rf 3 0 0 0
    Hough lf 4 1 1 1 Dvidsn 1b 3 0 1 1
    Fisher rf 4 1 2 1 Casper 3b 3 0 1 0
    Brewster 3b 4 0 0 0 Balta lf 4 0 0 0
    Trezek c 3 1 1 0 Pacheco dh 4 1 1 0
    Mrdith 1b 3 0 1 0 Chavez ss 3 1 1 0
    Thmpsn cf 3 0 1 0 Teel c 3 0 1 2
    Dahl dh 3 0 0 0 Urban pr 0 1 0 0
    Rogers ph 1 1 1 2 Whisler 2b 4 1 1 0
    Totals 34 4 7 4 Totals 31 5 8 4
    Klamath 000 100 012 —4
    Medford 020 020 001 —5
    E—J.Casper (5). LOB—Klamath 7, Medford 6. 2B—C.Trezek (5), J.Chavez (5). 3B—J.Whisler (1). HR—C.Hough (7), N.Fisher (4), D.Rogers (3).
    IP H R ER BB SO
    Klamath
    Horth 6.0 8 4 4 1 4
    Lingos 2.0 0 0 0 1 3
    Karraker L, 1-2 1/3 0 1 1 1 1
    Medford
    DeRooy 7 4 1 1 1 5
    Williams 1 1 1 1 0 2
    Lujan W, 3-0 1 2 2 2 1 2
    HBP—C.Meredith (3), J.Chavez (4). WP— Karraker 2 (2), B.DeRooy (1). Umpires—Home, Jerry Eklund First, Dale Anzo Third, Greg Jaquette. T—2:25. A—1,459.
    American Legion AAA
    MEDFORD 2-6, EUGENE 1-1 — At Eugene, Medford was able to generate a pair of late runs to rally in the opener and Charlie Walker shut down Eugene from the mound in the nightcap as the Mustangs swept Eugene at Swede Johnson Stadium.
    In the first game, the Mustangs (25-15, 4-4 Area 4) tied the game 1-all in the seventh inning after Walker's bunt scored Jared Evans. Medford left the frame with the bases loaded, but didn't waste its next opportunity to take the lead an inning later when Eric Carlson advanced to third base on a single and an error then came home on Evans' sacrifice fly.
    Cody Hoff pitched a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and three walks for the Mustangs. He gave up a two-out single in the first inning and a two-out single in the eighth.
    Carlson went 3-for-4 and Isaiah Luzny, Walker and Austin Zavala all finished 2-for-4.
    The nightcap featured a quality performance from Walker, who allowed one run on five hits, two walks while fanning three.
    Carlson, Luzny and Nate Walker all went 2-for-4. Luzny drove in a pair of runs.
    FIRST GAME
    Medford 000 000 110 — 2 13 2
    Eugene 100 000 000 — 1 2 1
    Hoff and Zavala; Schindler and Giland. W — Hoff (5-1). L — Schindler. 2B — M: Zavala.
    SECOND GAME
    Medford 100 023 0 — 6 11 2
    Eugene 001 000 0 — 1 5 2
    C. Walker, Brown (7) and Zavala; Jack and Pachano, Strickland (7). W — C. Walker (1-1). L — Jack. 2B — E: Grossman.
    American Legion A
    CENTRAL POINT 12-13, GRANTS PASS 4-2 — At Central Point, Avery Martin had two hits in the first game and Ty Fox had three in the second as Central Point dominated an Area 4 doubleheader at Anhorn Field.
    In Game 1, Martin was 2-for-3, scored twice and drove in a run, while catcher Tyler Aplin added a two-run double in the sixth and scored twice.
    In Game 2, Fox was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, including three on a bases-loaded triple in the first inning. Taylor Tibbets was 2-for-2 and scored twice for the Comets, who improved to 28-8 overall, 13-3 in Area 4 play.
    FIRST GAME
    Grants Pass Diggers 000 103 0 — 4 6 3
    Central Point 520 005 x — 12 8 1
    Bunn, D'Amico (6) and Mathews; Lathrop and Aplin. W — Lathop (3-1). L — Bunn. 2B — GP: Bents, Ekwall; CP: Aplin.
    SECOND GAME
    Grants Pass 010 10 — 2 5 2
    Central Point 670 0x — 13 9 2
    Mathews, Chaldu (2), Stoffel (3) and Hain; Tibbets, Fox (4) and Caballero. W — Tibbets (7-0). L — Mathews. 2B — GP: D'Amico; CP: Martin, Roland. 3B — CP: Fox, Tibbets.
    Junior State Tournament
    SOUTH MEDFORD 6, REYNOLDS 5 — At Canby, Michael Jennings scored the game-winning run on a passed ball with two outs in the seventh inning and Cole Carder went 3-for-4 for South Medford at the Junior State Tournament.
    Jaylin Parnell and Christian Mahoney both finished 2-for-3.
    South, which rallied from a 5-0 deficit, is 2-0 in the double-elimination tournament.
    Reynolds 230 000 0 — 5 6 1
    South Medford 021 200 1 — 6 11 3
    Fernandes and Osborne; DeVries, Owens (3) and Mahoney. W — Owens. L — Fernandes. 2B — SM: Parnell.
    Division II Tournament
    CRATER 3, CANBY 2 — At Canby, Neal Bastendorf's RBI single in the fifth inning was enough to give Crater the edge over Canby in the division II state tourmament for ages 15 and 16.
    Bastendorf drove in Gage Pease on a single up the middle. Canby trimmed the margin to one run in the top of the sixth.
    Canby 010 001 0 — 2 x x
    Crater 020 010 x — 3 8 5
    Allen and Kurroen; Gillispie, Bastendorf (4) and Smith. W — Gillispie. L — Allen.
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