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  • Acker, shines as Rogues triumph again at home, 5-2

  • Led by another strong outing by left-hander Mac Acker, the Medford Rogues took the final game of a three-game series against the Cowlitz Black Bears in a 5-2 decision at Harry & David Field on Monday.
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  • Led by another strong outing by left-hander Mac Acker, the Medford Rogues took the final game of a three-game series against the Cowlitz Black Bears in a 5-2 decision at Harry & David Field on Monday.
    The win gives Medford (23-22 West Coast League) three straight home series sweeps and extends the team's home winning streak to 10. The victory, combined with a Klamath Falls loss, moved Medford into third place in the WCL South and keeps the Rogues 41/2 games out of the second playoff spot in the South.
    Acker lacked control out of the gate, throwing two wild pitches and allowing a walk in the first inning as the Black Bears went up 2-0. Acker didn't allow a hit but Cowlitz was helped by an error.
    However, the Rogue pitcher found his groove by throwing shutout ball over the next seven innings. He only gave up two hits and struck out four and improved to 5-3 on the season. Rogues reliever Hector Lujan finished Cowlitz off in the ninth with his third save.
    Following the Black Bears' two-run first inning, the Rogues answered with two of their own in the bottom of the frame after two passed balls allowed Matt Taylor and Parker Miles to score. Taylor singled to begin the inning and Miles was walked.
    Jerad Casper drove in two runs in the third inning and brought home another in the fifth. He finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
    Cowlitz pitcher Stuart Fewel (0-1) took the loss in his Black Bears debut.
    Medford plays Bellingham and Cowlitz in a six-game road trip before returning home to finish the regular season with a three-game set against Kitsap beginning on Aug. 6.
    Rogues 5, Black Bears 2
    cowlitz medford
    ab r h bi ab r h bi
    Knigge 1b 3 1 2 0 Smith cf 4 0 0 0
    VnDmln ss 3 1 0 0 Taylor rf 4 1 1 0
    Bolansky rf 3 0 0 0 Degner rf 0 0 0 0
    Recio c 4 0 0 1 Dvidson 1b 3 0 1 0
    Salberg lf 3 0 0 0 Miles 3b 3 3 1 0
    Mrtinz 3b 4 0 1 0 Balta lf 4 1 1 1
    Aguilar dh 4 0 0 0 Casper dh 4 0 2 3
    Ness 2b 3 0 0 0 Chavez 2b 4 0 0 0
    Grebeck cf 3 0 0 0 Pacheco c 2 0 1 0
    Wynant ss 3 0 1 0
    Totals 30 2 3 1 Totals 31 5 8 4
    Cowlitz 200 000 000 —2
    Medford 202 010 00x —5
    E—D.Ness (2), C.Wynant 2 (6). DP—Cowlitz 1 (C. VanDomelen(SS) - D. Ness(2B)), Medford 2 (J. Chavez(2B) - C. Wynant(SS) - K. Davidson(1B),J. Chavez(2B) - C. Wynant(SS) - K. Davidson(1B)). LOB—Cowlitz 5, Medford 5. 2B—P.Martinez (6), P.Miles (3), J.Casper (5).
    IP H R ER BB SO
    Cowlitz
    Fewel L, 0-1 4 6 4 1 2 2
    Omana 4 2 1 1 1 5
    Medford
    Acker W, 5-3 8 2 2 1 4 4
    Lujan S, 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
    WP—M.Acker 2 (2). Umpires—Home, Greg Jaquette First, Jerry Eklund Third, Randy Horner. T—2:16. A—1,249.
    American Legion
    MEDFORD MUSTANGS 10, NORTH MEDFORD MAVERICKS 0 — Daniel Seus singled home Bryce Rogan to chalk up the 10th run as the AAA Medford Mustangs topped the A North Medford Mavericks in an exhibition contest by the 10-run mercy rule at North Medford High.
    The Mustangs were led by Nate Walker's two hits, two runs and two RBIs.
    Medford Mustangs 005 013 1 — 10 11 2
    North Medford Mavericks 000 000 0 — 0 5 5
    Glick, H. Evans (3), Zavala (5), M. Brown (7) and Zavala, Seus (5); Berman, Ragan (3), Wolff (3), Gillis (5), Kindreich (7) and Wolff, Adams (3), Wolff (6). W — H. Evans. L — Ragan. 2B — M: — Rogan. 3B — M: N. Walker.
    Little League
    LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STARS AGES 9-10 — The Medford National All-Star team beat Klamath Falls American 11-4.
    Medford reliever Johnny Trussler came in to pick up the final out of the fourth inning and shut out Klamath Falls through the sixth inning.
    Medford National will face Centennial today at 6 p.m
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