South sweeps North in Area 4 twin bill

The South Medford Colts American Legion A baseball team swept North Medford in Area 4 play at North Medford High on Saturday.

The Colts pulled out the opener, 5-4 in 11 innings, before rallying to win 8-5 in the nightcap.

Due to field unavailability at South Medford High, the Colts played as the home team despite playing at the Mavericks' home site.

With Game 1 tied at 4 in the bottom of the 11th inning, Eric Wallan's fielder's choice brought home Jimmy Sporer.

Sporer finished with three hits and two runs scored, while Brandon Lupton, Cody Coggins and Trevor Meyer each had two hits for South.

South starter Caleb Newman allowed three runs and four hits and struck out six before being replaced in the seventh inning by Justin James.

In Game 2, South (32-6, 12-4 Area 4) trailed 5-1 before making a rally.

Tyler Pearson finished 3-for-3 with two RBIs, Sporer had two hits and three runs and Nate Brammer recorded two hits and an RBI.

In the sixth inning, Brammer's single tied the game and Meyer's ensuing hit put the Colts up for good.

For North (31-13-1, 11-5 Area 4), Josh Berman was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and Christian Gillis added two hits.

FIRST GAME

North Medford 001 020 010 00 — 4 5 1

South Medford 110 000 110 01 — 5 13 4

Westfall, Gillis (7) and Wolff; Newman, James (7) and Brammer. W — James (5-1). L — Gillis. 2B — NM: Pearson.

SECOND GAME

North Medford 131 000 0 — 5 9 1

South Medford 101 114 x — 8 11 1

B. Pearson, Wolff (6) and Adams, Westfall (6); Coffman, Winner (7) and Brammer. W — Coffman (1-0). L — B. Pearson. 2B — NM: Berman. 3B — SM: Sporer.

Junior State Tournament

WILSON 8, SOUTH MEDFORD 5 — At Canby, South Medford rallied to take the lead after trailing 4-0 before Wilson regained its advantage late.

South Medford will play in the third-place game at 3 p.m. today.

Caleb Bell went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Alex Bylund was 2-for-4 for South, which captured a 5-4 lead when Jaylin Parnell drove in Zack Collins on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Wilson scored four runs in the seventh.

Wilson 400 000 4 — 8 7 3

South Medford 102 011 0 — 5 9 3

Madsen, Flenning (6) and Hartby; Smith and Mahoney. W — Madsen. L — Smith. 2B — SM: Bell. 3B — SM: Bell.


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