Rogues blow lead, fall short against Falcons

The Medford Rogues blew a three-run lead and lost to Kelowna, 7-3, in West Coast League action at Harry & David Field on Thursday.

Nathan Etheridge hit an RBI triple and Blaine Tanner had a run-scoring single in the bottom of the first inning for Medford. Joe Chavez's RBI double in the third put the Rogues ahead, 3-0, before Kelowna scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh.

The Falcons broke open the tied ballgame with a four-run ninth.

Chavez and Christian Morrison finished 2-for-4.

Rogues starter David Peterson pitched 62/3 innings, allowing two hits, three runs (two earned) and four walks and striking out three.

Kelowna 000 011 104 — 7 7 1

Medford 201 000 000 — 3 9 2

Mason, Lambright (7) and Colombini; Peterson, Ramage (7), Loeffler (9), Shelton (9) and Beam. W — Lambright. L — Ramage. 2B — M: Smith, Chavez. 3B — M: Etheridge.

American Legion A

ROSEBURG 14, NORTH MEDFORD 3 — At Roseburg, North Medford's Larson Kindreich and Greyson Wolff had two hits apiece but Roseburg scored eight runs in the third inning to pull away in the nonleague game.

Kindreich was 2-for-3 and Wolff 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Mavericks (18-15), who used four pitchers.

The game was scheduled to go nine innings but Roseburg finished it early by the 10-run mercy rule.

North Medford 002 010 0 — 3 7 1

Roseburg 028 310 x — 14 11 1

Wolff, Johnson (3), Hunt (4), H. Kindreich (5) and McKee, Wolff (3); Watkins and Yegge. W — Watkins. L — Wolff. 2B — R: Taylor, Smith, Ronk.

ASHLAND 5-8, CENTRAL POINT 3-6 — At Central Point, Ashland finished its season on a high note, using two solid starts from Caleb Bell and Nick Sanderson and some clutch hitting in the first game to sweep the Comets at the Crater High junior varsity field.

In the opener, Bell held Central Point to one earned run in seven innings and Ashland scored four runs in the top of the seventh en route to a comeback win. Then in Game 2, Sanderson limited the Comets to one earned run in 5 2/3 innings and the Pilots jumped out to an 8-0 lead on their way to a victory.

The wins sent the Pilots out on a five-game win streak with a final record of 14-17. They did not qualify for the state tournament.

Sanderson, Aaron Scott and Jerry Carroll keyed Ashland's comeback in the first game. Scott doubled, Carroll singled him home to cut the deficit to one and Sanderson's two-run single gave Ashland a 4-3 lead.

Carroll was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Shea Scott 3-for-3 with an RBI and Scott 2-for-4 with a run.

FIRST GAME

Ashland 100 000 4 — 5 10 1

Central Point 200 001 0 — 3 3 1

Bell and A. Scott, Hamik (4); Bastendorff and Morgan. W — Bell. L — Bastendorff. 2B — A: Jer. Carroll 2, A. Scott; CP: Smith.

SECOND GAME

Ashland 220 004 0 — 8 3 1

Central Point 000 002 4 — 6 3 4

Sanderson, Clary (6), Buckley (7), A. Scott (7) and Hamik; Smith, McCormick (2) and Godley. W — Sanderson (2-3). L — Smith. 2B — A: A. Scott.


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