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  • Mustangs come up short on both ends of twin bill to Grants Pass

  • GRANTS PASS — The Medford Mustangs came up short on seventh-inning threats in both ends of an American Legion AAA Area 4 doubleheader against the Grants Pass Nuggets Tuesday.
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  • GRANTS PASS — The Medford Mustangs came up short on seventh-inning threats in both ends of an American Legion AAA Area 4 doubleheader against the Grants Pass Nuggets Tuesday.
    The Mustangs fell 2-1 and 6-5 at Agnew-Lytle Field.
    In the opener, Crater-product Ty Fox went the distance on the mound, striking out eight and walking three.
    The Mustangs (13-7, 5-3 Area 4) loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh but Micah Brown grounded out to end the game.
    Grants Pass won the game in the bottom of the inning when Josh Cowell opened with a triple and Easton Dents rapped a one-out bases-loaded single.
    Medford tied the score 1-all in the third on a Christian Gillis double, a sacrifice bunt and a wild pitch.
    Joey Caballero collected a pair of hits for the Nuggets, who are 4-0 in Area 4.
    Trailing 6-3 in the seventh inning of Game 2, Bryce Rogan led off with a single and scored one out later on Cody Coggins' double. Micah Brown got on with an infield single and Isaiah Luzny delivered an RBI single.
    With runners on first and third with one out, Brown was thrown out at the plate on a squeeze bunt by Taylor Raff and Gillis ended the game on a ground out.
    Grants Pass broke a 2-all tie with three runs in the fourth. Fox began the rally with a single and scored on Kevin Olmstead's double. Mike Hults reached on a bunt single and Olmstead scored from third on a passed ball. Then Anthony Martin plated the third run with a single.
    For Medford, Jared Evans, Raff, Gillis and Jimmy Sporer each had two hits.
    The Mustangs stranded 21 runners in the doubleheader.
    Taylor Tibbets provided two hits and two RBIs for the Nuggets. Marco Garmendia, Martin and Olmstead also had two hits each.
    FIRST GAME
    Medford 001 000 0 — 1 6 2
    Grants Pass 100 000 1 — 2 8 3
    Newman and Zavala, Glick (7); Fox and Caballero. W — Fox. L — Newman (3-1). 2B — M: Gillis; GP: Caballero. 3B — GP: Cowell.
    SECOND GAME
    Medford 002 001 2 — 5 12 1
    Grants Pass 200 301 x — 6 11 1
    Crofton, Hoff (5) and Zavala; Bastendorff, Glaeser (7) and Hults, Caballero (6). W — Bastendorff. L — Crofton (0-3). 2B — MM: Sporer, Coggins; GP: Olmstead 2, Tibbits.
    American Legion A
    CENTRAL POINT 3-4, NORTH MEDFORD 2-3 — At Central Point, Cavin Gillispie drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth to clinch the first game, and Dylan Morgan scored from third on a wild pitch to give Central Point the second game and an Area 4 sweep at Anhorn Field.
    Dylan Pearce struck out six in seven solid innings to lead the Comets (13-5, 7-1 Area 4) in the first game. Larson Kindreich struck out two in 72/3 innings for the Mavericks.
    In the second game, North's Tate Cowden was 2-for-4 with a double and a run.
    Pearce was 2-for-4.
    FIRST GAME
    North Medford 010 001 00 — 2 5 1
    Central Point 000 101 01 — 3 5 1
    L. Kindreich and McKee; Pearce, Asher (8) and Gillispie. W — Asher. L — L. Kindreich. 2B — NM: Buchanon; CP: Pearce, Morgan.
    SECOND GAME
    North Medford 200 001 0 — 3 5 4
    Central Point 011 001 1 — 4 6 2
    Johnson, Casebier (4), H. Kindreich (6) and Guyer, McKee (6); McCormick, Swartwout (5), Roland (5), Asher (6) and Morgan. W — Asher. L — H. Kindreich. 2B — NM: Cowden; CP: Ireland. 3B — CP: Gillispie.
    ASHLAND 5-9, WOLFPACK 2-8 — At Ashland, Kyle Milgram tossed a complete game in the opener and Ashland used a wild finish to take the second game in eight innings as the Pilots swept the Wolfpack in a nonleague doubleheader at North Mountain Park.
    Milgram allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings for the Pilots (7-11) in the opener, striking out four and walking two.
    Ashland's offense was led by Nick Sanderson, who was 1-for-1 with a double and three RBIs.
    In the nightcap, the Wolfpack scored two runs in the top of the eighth but surrendered three runs in the bottom of the inning — all on wild pitches.
    Sanderson, Jerry Carroll and Shea Scott had two hits apiece for Ashland.
    FIRST GAME
    Wolfpack 011 000 0 — 2 3 3
    Ashland 020 201 x — 5 8 0
    Sakraita, Johnson (5), Danielson (6) and Wilson; Milgram and Hamik. W — Milgram (2-2). L — Sakraita. 2B — W: Johnson; A: Sanderson, Hamik.
    SECOND GAME
    Wolfpack 003 011 12 — 8 10 1
    Ashland 200 021 13 — 9 9 6
    Hammonds, Botermans (6) and Mulholland; A. Scott, Bell (4), Edwards (7) and N. McLennan. W — Edwards. L — Botermans. 2B — W: Decker; A: S. Scott. 3B — W: Roohr; A: Jer. Carroll. HR — W: Johnson.
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