Dirt Bags with clean sweep of Mustangs

The DeMarini Post 20 Dirt Bags American Legion AAA baseball team swept the Medford Mustangs in a doubleheader at Harry & David Field, winning both games, 7-6.

In the opener, DeMarini's Sam Swenson hit the go-ahead single to left field to score George Mendazona from second base with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.

Earlier, Medford's Eric Carlson hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the fourth. Austin Zavala singled to score Taylor Raff and Micah Brown tied the contest at 6 with his hit to bring home Zavala in the fifth.

Zavala, Brown, Bryce Rogan and Christian Gillis all had two hits for the Mustangs (19-13) in Game 1. Only two of the seven runs that starting pitcher Jordan Ragan allowed were earned, and he finished with five strikeouts and two walks.

Jarett Peterson smashed a three-run homer in the fifth with two outs for the Dirt Bags.

In Game 2, DeMarini rallied with four two-out runs in the seventh inning.

In the bottom of the seventh, Gillis hit a double to plate Raff before scoring on a pinch hit single by Josh Berman. Brown flew out to right field to end the game.

Gillis finished with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored.

FIRST GAME

DeMarini 002 040 1 — 7 9 2

Medford 000 420 0 — 6 10 3

Rech, Fast (6), Riddell (7) and Rediger; Ragan, Crofton (7) and Zavala. W — Fast. L — Ragan (1-2). 2B — M: Gillis. HR — D: Peterson.

SECOND GAME

DeMarini 002 010 4 — 7 12 3

Medford 100 120 2 — 6 6 0

Weaver, Rediger (7) and Adams; Fredrickson, Coggins (5) and Glick. W — Weaver. L — Coggins (2-1). 2B — M: Gillis 2.

American Legion A

NORTH MEDFORD 9-12, ASHLAND 1-2 — The North Medford Mavericks piled up 25 hits in an Area 4 sweep at North Medford High.

In the opener, North Medford's Larson Kindreich pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk. He, Tate Cowden, Honus Kindreich and Marcus Brammell all finished with two hits.

In Game 2, Berry Hunt threw a two-hitter with four strikeouts and a walk for the Mavericks (18-13, 6-4 Area 4). Mason Barone went 4-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored and Kacey Buchanan, Greyson Wolff, Dakota Adams and Honus Kindreich all had two hits.

FIRST GAME

Ashland 001 000 0 — 1 3 7

North Medford 300 222 x — 9 11 1

A.Scott, S. Scott (5), Edwards (6) and Hamik, McLennan (6) and L. Kindreich and Wolff. W — L. Kindreich. L — A. Scott. 2B — M: Buchanan.

SECOND GAME

Ashland 020 000 — 2 2 3

North Medford 021 144 — 12 14 2

Bell, Sanderson (5), Clary (6) and Hamik, McLennan (6); Hunt and Wolff. W — Hunt. L — Bell. 2B — A: Sanderson; M: Buchanan, Barone.

West Coast League

MEDFORD 4, VICTORIA 1 — At Victoria, B.C., Rogues starter Nathan Kuchta allowed five hits, one run and one walk and struck out eight in 81/3 innings and teammate Nathan Etheridge went 3-for-3 with a solo home run.

Spencer Smith finished 3-for-4 with a run scored and Yuto Kata went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Medford (17-13), which led throughout against Victoria (13-17).

Medford 000 021 001 — 4 9 1

Victoria 000 010 000 — 1 5 3

Kuchta, Record (9) and Teel; Lombana, Garcia (9), Torres-Costa (9) and Lesinski. 2B — M: Teel; V: Lesinski. HR — M: Etheridge (3).


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