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  • Mustangs win big, close in sweep of Klamath

  • The Medford Mustangs American Legion AAA baseball team made it look easy in their opener against Klamath Falls Senior Babe Ruth on Friday, winning 9-0.
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  • The Medford Mustangs American Legion AAA baseball team made it look easy in their opener against Klamath Falls Senior Babe Ruth on Friday, winning 9-0.
    The Mustangs made it look much harder in the nightcap, rallying from seven runs down to prevail, 8-7, and secure the nonleague sweep at Harry & David Field.
    Trailing 7-0, Medford scored three runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Klamath Falls came undone in the sixth, issuing four walks. Christian Gillis was walked with one out and the bases loaded, allowing David Crofton to come home. With two outs, Jared Evans scored the tying run when Bryce Rogan drew another bases-loaded walk. Taylor Raff then scored what proved to be the winning run on a wild pitch.
    Cody Coggins went 2-for-2 with two RBIs in Game 2 for the Mustangs (19-11).
    Josh Berman, who entered in the fourth, was effective in relief with three shutout innings.
    In the opener, Cody Hoff pitched a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and no walks. He only allowed three baserunners.
    Austin Zavala went 2-for-4 with a two-run double and two runs scored and Rogan was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run.
    FIRST GAME
    Klamath Falls 000 000 0 — 0 2 2
    Medford 101 403 x — 9 10 0
    Howard and Whisler; Hoff and Zavala. W — Hoff (3-2). L — Howard. 2B — M: Gillis, Zavala.
    SECOND GAME
    Klamath Falls 023 200 0 — 7 10 1
    Medford 000 323 x — 8 6 2
    Fernlund, Hilyard (5) and Hilyard, Howard (5); Glick, Berman (4) and Zavala. W — Berman (1-0). L — Hilyard. 2B — KF: Rasica, Hilyard. M: Coggins.
    West Coast League
    VICTORIA 9, MEDFORD 8 — At Victoria, B.C., Medford rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead but fell just short in its bid to pull off another comeback at Sports Traders Diamond.
    Medford scored four runs on five hits in the eighth to cut a five-run deficit to one but could get no closer. Tanner Lubach, Christian Cox and Levi Pereira had two hits apiece to pace the Rogues (16-13). Pereira scored twice and had two RBIs and Lubach also drove in two.
    For Victoria (13-16), Nathan Lukes was 4-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs and Gabe Clark 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs.
    Medford 040 000 040 — 8 11 2
    Victoria 350 010 00x — 9 17 0
    Hardy, Forsyth (2), Bennett (5), Snider (7), Beam (8) and Lubach; Nelson, Delgado (3), Keller (7), Watkins (8) and Barnett. W — Delgado. L — Hardy. 2B — M: Smith, Cox; V: Clark. HR — V: Lukes (1), Clark (3), Watkins (3).
    American Legion A
    CENTRAL POINT 4-11, WOLFPACK 3-5 — At Central Point, Caine Smith collected two hits and one RBI in each game during an American Legion Area 4 doubleheader victory for visiting Central Point at Anhorn Field.
    Smith's RBI single in the eighth inning of the opener, scoring Dylan Pearce, lifted Central Point (19-7, 7-1 Area 4) to the victory.
    Brady Roland went 3-for-4 for Central Point and Tyler Sakraida rapped a two-run single in the fourth inning for the Wolfpack.
    In Game 2, Neil Bastendorff had three hits and scored three runs to pace the Comets' offense. Jake Cartwright added two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.
    FIRST GAME
    Central Point 002 001 01 — 4 8 1
    Wolfpack 100 200 00 — 3 6 2
    McCormick, Ireland (6) and Gillispie; Hammonds and Wilson. W — Ireland. L — Hammonds. 2B — CP: Gillispie; W: Decker.
    SECOND GAME
    Central Point 003 040 4 — 11 9 1
    Wolfpack 022 010 0 — 5 5 5
    Hazener, Smith (3) and Godley; Wilson, Danielson (5) and Roohr. W — Smith. L — Wilson. 2B — CP: Smith, Bastendorff, Cartwright; W: Botermans.
    CENTRAL POINT 11-5, ROSEBURG 5-4 — At Roseburg, Dyan Morgan went 4-for-4 in the nightcap to help Central Point complete the sweep against Roseburg Pepsi in Area 4 action on Thursday.
    In Game 1, Gunnar Asher had three hits and two RBIs for Central Point, while teammates Hayden Deuel, Dylan Pearce and Calvin Gillispie accounted for two hits each.
    FIRST GAME
    Central Point 004 330 1 — 11 11 2
    Roseburg 002 020 1 — 5 10 4
    Roland and Gillispie; Jackson, Jacks (5) and Taylor. W — Roland. 2B — CP: Gillispie; R Lierman, 3B — R: Reddekopp.
    SECOND GAME
    Central Point 030 001 1 — 5 9 1
    Roseburg 300 100 0 — 4 10 1
    Bastendorff and Morgan; Kempke, Hartwick (6) and Ronk. W — Bastendorff. L — Hartwick. 2B — CP: Morgan; R: Hartwick
    ASHLAND 11-10, KLAMATH FALLS 1-2 — At Ashland, Matt Flynn pitched five solid innings and received plenty of run support from Jerry Carroll, Tarquin Daley and Jett Hamik in the opener, and Ashland dominated the second game as well to complete a nonleague sweep at North Mountain Park.
    Flynn held the visitors to one run on three hits to improve to 2-2. Carroll (2-for-2, two RBIs, two runs), Daley (2-for-3, four RBIs) and Hamik (2-for-3) led Ashland's eight-hit attack in the opener.
    In the nightcap, Ashland starter Noah Falkner limited the Renegades to one unearned run on two hits in four innings before giving way to Evan McLennan for the Pilots (19-14).
    FIRST GAME
    Klamath Falls 010 00 — 1 3 3
    Ashland 311 51 — 11 8 0
    Hampson, Bigby (5) and Alvarez; Flynn and Hamik. W — Flynn (2-2). L — Hampson. 2B — A: Jer. Carroll 2, Bell.
    SECOND GAME
    Klamath Falls 010 010 0 — 2 3 7
    Ashland 031 402 x — 10 7 5
    Harris, Bigby (6) and Alvarez; Falkner, E. McLennan (5), Edwards (7) and N. McLennan. W — Falkner (1-1). L — Harris.
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