Rogues add four players to roster

The Medford Rogues have added four players to their 2014 roster.

The college summer baseball team signed left-handed pitcher Trent Shelton of Oregon State and right-handed pitcher Zack Ortiz of San Diego State to full-season contracts. They added signed 10-day deals with first baseman Jake Herklotz, of North Valley High Chemeketa Community College, and infielder Stefano Sparacino, of Crater and Concordia University.

Shelton is entering his freshman season with Oregon State after lettering four seasons at Campolindo High School in Moraga, Calif. He was rated the No. 500 high school player nationally by Perfect Game USA. He also was 2013 East Bay Player of the Year as a senior and all-state as a junior

Ortiz, from Garden Grove, Calif., returns to the West Coast League after his 2011 summer with the Wenatchee AppleSox. He transferred from UCLA to San Diego State after his 2012 freshman year. In 2011, he appeared in 12 games with a 3.37 ERA for the AppleSox.

Herklotz hit nine home runs and had 40 RBIs for Linn-Benton Community College in Albany. He batted .346 and was second-team all-league. He transferred to Chemeketa because LBCC's program folded.

The Rogues dropped from their roster pitchers Andrew Alig, Steven Naemark and Brandon Williams, catcher Kameron Kaufman and outfielder Brandon Evans.


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