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.


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.


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.


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.


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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