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  • Elks' home run upends Rogues

    Bend's two-run shot in 10th sinks Medford
  • It was another rally gone wrong for the Medford Rogues West Coast League baseball team after Bend's Billy King hit a two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Elks to a 6-4 win and extend the Rogues' losing streak to five games at Harry & David Field on Friday.
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  • It was another rally gone wrong for the Medford Rogues West Coast League baseball team after Bend's Billy King hit a two-run home run in the top of the 10th inning to lift the Elks to a 6-4 win and extend the Rogues' losing streak to five games at Harry & David Field on Friday.
    It was the fourth time in five games the Rogues (12-10) put together a big ninth inning and came up empty handed in completing a rally. Medford has lost three of its five games by one run and in two of those games, the Rogues scored five runs in the ninth inning.
    The Elks (15-11) notched a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 4-3 lead but the Rogues' Nathan Etheridge came up with a game-tying RBI single that scored Tanner Lubach.
    The Rogues grabbed a brief 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning after a throwing error on the Elks' shortstop allowed Victor Garcia to score.
    Lubach was a home run short of hitting for the cycle with a 3-for-4 effort that included a single, double and triple. He also scored twice while Etheridge went 3-for-5 with two doubles, and a pair of RBIs.
    Bend 200 000 200 2 — 6 10 2
    Medford 100 101 100 0 — 4 8 1
    Guzzon, Bennett (5), Pratt (9), Sheets (10) and Wildung; Peterson, Compton (7), Shelton (8), Loeffler (10) and Lubach. W — Pratt (2-0). L — Loeffler (0-2). 2B — M: Etheridge 2, Lubach. 3B — M: Lubach. HR — B: King.
    American Legion AAA
    MUSTANGS SPLIT — At Reno, Cody Coggins and the Medford Mustangs dismantled Damonte Ranch 8-1 after De La Salle edged the Mustangs 8-6 in eight innings Friday in Day 2 of the Reno Knights Tournament.
    Coggins struck out the first five batters he faced, setting the tone for his four-hitter. He pitched all seven innings, allowing one unearned run and one walk and fanning 11.
    Austin Zavala's two-run single highlighted the Mustangs' five run fifth inning. Medford (15-8) amassed eight runs during its offensive barrage in the fourth and fifth innings.
    Taylor Raff went 2-for-2 and scored a run for the Mustangs, who take on the tournament-host Reno Knights before squaring off with Santa Rosa today. The event is a 16-team, four-day tournament that concludes on Sunday.
    In their first game of the day, De La Salle scored two runs in the top of the eighth to get the best of Medford in a seesaw battle.
    The Mustangs, who dropped to 2-1 in the tournament, relinquished a 4-1 lead when the Oaks racked up five runs in the top of the sixth to go up 6-4. Medford, however, answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame to knot the score at 6-all. After a scoreless seventh inning, the game went into extras.
    Zavala was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored, and Raff was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
    De La Salle 000 015 02 — 8 13 4
    Medford 020 022 00 — 6 7 2
    Mayland, Kline (6), Lewis (8) and Behial; Luzny, Frederickson (5), Ragan (6), Hoff (7), Newman (8) and Zavala, Glick (6). W — Kline. L — Hoff (2-1). 2B — DLS: Behial; M: Zavala.
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    Medford 000 350 0 — 8 9 2
    Damonte Ranch 000 100 0 — 1 4 2
    Coggins and Zavala, Glick (6); Oscarton, Parks (7) and Damon. W — Coggins (2-0). L — Oscarton. 2B — M: Logan, Crofton.
    American Legion A
    JESUIT 4, CENTRAL POINT 1 — At Lake Oswego, all three of Central Point's errors resulted in three unearned runs by Jesuit in the second day of the 20th Firecracker Tournament at Lakeridge High School.
    The Comets (14-6) face the Vancouver Storm Devils today at 9:30 a.m. The four-day, 16-team tournament wraps up Sunday.
    After capitalizing with a run on a Comet error in the first inning, Jesuit was gifted with two more scores thanks to a pair of throwing errors by Central Point during their three-run second inning.
    The Comets picked up their lone run in the top of the second on a Neil Bastendorff RBI groundout that brought home Cavin Gillispie. Gillispie finished 2-for-3.
    Central Point 010 000 0 — 1 4 3
    Jesuit 130 000 0 — 4 8 0
    Bastendorff, Hazener (6) and Gillispie; Ueland and Vickers. W — Ueland. L — Bastendoff.
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