Cowlitz slides by Medford

LONGVIEW, Wash. — The Medford Rogues came up short against the Cowlitz Black Bears, falling 4-3 in West Coast League action on Saturday.

Nathan Etheridge's RBI groundout in the top of the first inning put Medford on the scoreboard first before Cowlitz responded with two in the third. Spencer Smith evened things at 2 for the Rogues (0-2) after coming home on a wild pitch in the fifth.

The Black Bears took the lead for good in the seventh.

Medford 100 010 010 — 3 5 1

Cowlitz 002 000 20x — 4 8 3

Hardy, Quarterley (7), Woods (8) and Teel; Krueger, Gramble (7), Omana (9) and Funyak. W — Gramble. L — Quarterley. 2B — M: Smith, Laureano, Pereira; C: Aguilar.

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