REDDING, Calif. — Just after Donald Glover's three-run home run put the Medford Rogues baseball team up 5-2 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, a malfunction caused the stadium lights to go out and their nonleague game with the Redding Colt 45s came to an abrupt end Monday.
Because Redding didn't bat in the bottom half, Glover's homer and the three Rogue runs were negated and the game was called a 2-all tie in the first of a two-game series. The second game today will be played if the lights are fixed for the 7 p.m. start.
Officially, Glover finished with two hits and E.J. Lopez added a solo home run in the top of the sixth that evened the score 2-all.
Rogues starting pitcher Tyler Bennett went six innings, allowing two runs — one earned — on five hits and one walk to go with six strikeouts.
Yuto Kata added an RBI single in the top of the fifth for the Rogues that knotted the score 1-1 before the Colt 45s answered in the bottom of the frame.
Medford Rogues 000 011 0 — 2 7 1
Redding Colt 45s 000 110 x — 2 5 0
Bennett and Teel; Lee, Humphrys (6) and Taylor, Clark. HR — M: Lopez; R: Mosey.