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  • Rogues sweep Bells, run win streak to six

  • BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Medford Rogues inched closer to a WCL playoff berth with a 10-6 win over the Bellingham Bells Thursday, sweeping the three-game series.
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  • BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Medford Rogues inched closer to a WCL playoff berth with a 10-6 win over the Bellingham Bells Thursday, sweeping the three-game series.
    The Rogues (26-22) earned their fourth sweep in their past five series and are 12-3 in their last 15 games. They have the longest current winning streak in the WCL at six games.
    Medford is 31/2 games out of the second WCL playoff berth with six to play.
    The Bells took a 1-0 lead in the first with a Johnny Sewald single and stolen base, followed by a wild pitch and passed ball.
    In the second, the Rogues loaded the bases against Bells starter Chris Van Dyke. Catcher Jake Bailey threw the ball into center field, allowing Jerad Casper to tie the score at 1-1. Van Dyke then walked Ray McIntire to reload the bases for Medford. Spencer Smith followed with his first home run of the season, a grand slam over the left-field fence, to give the Rogues a 5-1 lead.
    The third spelled doom for Rogues starter Mason Stidham. He walked the first two Bellingham batters. Dillon Keene relieved Stidham and was greeted by Bells a three-run home run by Alex Calbick to make it 5-4.
    The Rogues kept their foot on the gas with two more in the fourth off Bells reliever Jake Ehret. A leadoff home run by Joe Chavez, and an RBI double by Smith put Medford up by three, chasing Ehret in favor of John Albert for the Bells. In the ninth, Casper hit a three-run homer, his fourth of the year, to put the game away at 10-4.
    Keene (2-3) steadied the ship for the Rogues after Calbick's blast. Keene went five innings before giving way to Casper in the eighth. A two-run homer by Johnny Farrington off Hector Lujan in the ninth moved Bellingham to 10-6, but Lujan finished the Bells off to end the game. Van Dyke (1-2) took the loss for the Bells.
    Smith was 3-for-5 with five RBIs to lead the Rogues, while Casper and Chavez had two hits each.
    The Rogues travel to Longview, Wash., to take on the Cowlitz Black Bears for a three-game series beginning tonight at 7:35.
    Rogues 10, Bells 6
    Medford bellingham
    ab r h bi ab r h bi
    Smith cf 5 2 3 4 Sewald cf 3 2 1 0
    Miles 3b 4 0 0 0 Yamane 2b 3 1 0 0
    Hardy ph 1 1 1 0 Calbick 3b 5 1 1 3
    Wynant 3b 0 0 0 0 Kirby dh 4 0 0 0
    Dvidson 1b 5 0 1 0 Angerer 1b 3 0 1 0
    Casper 5 2 2 3 Beall lf 4 0 2 0
    Balta lf 4 1 1 0 Bailey c 4 0 2 0
    Chavez 2b 4 1 2 1 Annziata rf 4 1 0 0
    Urban rf 3 1 1 0 Frrngton ss 4 1 1 2
    Sowers c 2 1 0 0
    McIntire ss 3 1 0 0
    Totals 36 10 11 8 Totals 34 6 8 5
    Medford 050 020 003 —10
    Bellingham 103 000 002 —6
    E—J.Bailey (1). LOB—Medford 4, Bellingham 6. HR—S.Smith (1), J.Casper (4), J.Chavez (2), A.Calbick (3), J.Farrington (2).
    IP H R ER BB SO
    Medford
    Stidham 2 1 3 3 4 1
    Keene W, 2-3 5 3 1 1 0 1
    Casper 1 2 0 0 0 1
    Lujan 1 2 2 2 0 0
    Bellingham
    Van Dyke L, 1-2 2 2 5 4 3 4
    Ehret 2 4 2 2 1 1
    Albert 2 0 0 0 1 2
    Dennis 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Radan 2 5 3 3 0 0
    WP—M.Stidham (1), D.Keene (1), J.Ehret (1). Umpires—Home, Chris Claflin First, Erik Nilson Third, Joe Bilyeu. T—2:42. A—1,179.
    American Legion A Baseball
    NORTH MEDFORD MAVERICKS 5, SOUTH MEDFORD 1 — At Roseburg, Colton Westfall pitched a one-hitter and North Medford supplied five third-inning runs in the state tournament at Legion Field.
    The Mavericks (38-13-1) face Roseburg Pepsi today at 6 p.m. in the double-elimination event.
    Westfall allowed one unearned in the fourth inning and issued just one walk. He also struck out eight.
    After the Mavericks loaded the bases in the third inning with two outs, Westfall hit a two-run single to center field to put North Medford on the board, and Jordan Ragan followed with an RBI double. The Colts later committed two throwing errors on the same play to allow both Westfall and Ragan to score, boosting the Mavericks' lead to 5-0.
    South Medford Colts 000 100 0 — 1 1 4
    North Medford Mavericks 005 000 x — 5 5 1
    Lupton and White; Westfall and Wolff. W — Westfall (4-1). L — Lupton. 2B — SM: Meyer; NM: Ragan.
    ROSEBURG PEPSI 6, CENTRAL POINT 1 — At Roseburg, Central Point surrendered five runs in the first inning and couldn't recover at Legion Field.
    The Comets allowed four walks and two hits and made an error in the first.
    Central Point managed to get a run home in the top of the seventh on a bases-loaded walk by Tyler Aplin. With two outs and the bases still full, the Comets' Paul Turner gave the ball a jolt but it was caught at the warning track.
    Central Point faces Roseburg Premier Insurance today at 3 p.m. in an elimination game.
    Central Point 000 000 1 — 1 4 2
    Roseburg Pepsi 500 100 x — 6 7 0
    Pearce, Asher (1), Smith (6) and Aplin; Smith, Hartwick (7) and Ronk. W — Smith. L — Pearce (2-2). 2B — CP: Tibbets; R: Stone. 3B — R: Walker.
    Little League Baseball
    AGE 9-10 STATE TOURNAMENT — At Salem, the Medford National All-Star team advanced to the state championship game with a 10-8 win over Hermiston.
    Medford rallied from a 6-0 first-inning deficit after a Hermiston grand slam off Johnny Trussler. Trussler then pitched scoreless ball in the fourth inning. He was relieved by Charlie Campbell, who held Hermiston to two runs.
    Medford took a 7-6 lead in the third.
    Monte Spence and Campbell were each 2-for-3.
    Medford faces Lake Oswego at 7 tonight for the title.
    Western National Softball
    OREGON SILVER BULLETS 11, COMET ORANGE — Antonia Devol-Alcala continued her strong tournament for the Orange of Central Point, getting a hit and playing well in left field at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
    Comet pitcher Marcail Scott got off to a fine start before the Silver Bullets got hot.
    Orange plays Sno Co Express at 11:30 a.m. today.
    FOOTHILL GOLD-PEREZ 4, JUNIOR EAGLES 0 — The Eagle Point team dropped into the loser's bracket with the loss at U.S. Cellular.
    The Eagles face Nor Cal Elite at 9 this morning.
    OBS MONARCHS 15, S.O. DIRT DAWGS — Maddie Naylor's double highlighted the Southern Oregon Dirt Dawgs' effort at U.S. Cellular.
    Five players each had one hit for the Dirt Dawgs of Grants Pass, who today play All-American Mizuno-Ybarra at 11:30 a.m.
    U12 Winner's Bracket
    Lady Hawks 4, Sherwood Fireballs 0; East County Hot Shots 1, Raptors 0; Foothill Gold-Perez 4, Jr. Eagles 0; Rip City 7, Oregon Panthers 0; Napa Valley Express 6, Lady Demons 3; Sno Co Express 7, Cal Grapettes 3; San Jose Sting 3, Storm USA-Parker 0; Oregon Silver Bullets 11, Comet Orange 0; OBS Monarchs 15, S.O. Dirt Dawgs 0; AA Mizuno-Ybarra 4, Team AB 0; Northwest Lady Sharks 7, Hawks Bombers 1; Salinas Storm 6, Nor Cal Cruisers 0.
    Oregon Titans Demarini 2, AASA-Richardson 1; USA Elite-Brooks 5, Lady Hawks 4; East County Hot Shots 3, AA Mizuno-Coronado 2; KG Hitters 2, Foothill Gold-Perez 1; Rip City 4, Nor Cal Elite 1; Strike Force def. Napa Valley Express; California Breeze 3, Storm USA-Herrera 1; Sorcerer 6, Sno Co Express 2; Roseville Heat 5, Samantha Ford Synergy 2; San Jose Sting 2, Central Coast Fury 0; Oregon Silver Bullets 8, Redding Rebels 0; Northwest Xplosion 4, OBS Monarchs 1; The Next Level 9, AA Mizuno-Ybarra 8; Northwest Lady Sharks 6, Sno Co Express 2; Washington Speed 11, Cepeda Lady Bulls 3; Salinas Storm 3, Nightmare 2.
    U10 Bracket
    Team Mizuno 3, Foothill Gold 1; Oregon Thunder 7, Oregon Titans Demarini 6; Nor Cal Smackers 8, Lady Celts 2; Cen Cal Dirt Dogs 2, Oregon Shockwaves 1; Firesliders 9, Bears 8; Team AB 3, Team Mizuno 1; KG Hitters 12, Oregon Thunder 0; Nor Cal Smackers 4, Cen Cal Dirt Dogs 3; Artesia Punishers 12, Firesliders 3.
    Basketball
    OREGON STARS SECOND — The Oregon Stars, a 17-under AAU boys team with several players from the Rogue Valley, went 8-1 and placed second in the Fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas.
    On Sunday, the Stars were beaten in the Silver Division title game, 71-56, by the Chicago Flyers. There were 64 teams in the bracket.
    Among the Stars players were South Medford's Mark Winans, Crater's Connor Lane, Phoenix's Tyson Morris, Grants Pass' Micah Johnson and North Valley's Cameron Lyon.
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