• Bellingham holds on for narrow win over Medford

  • BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Bellingham Bells edged the Medford Rogues, 2-1, in West Coast League action on Tuesday.
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  • BELLINGHAM, Wash. — The Bellingham Bells edged the Medford Rogues, 2-1, in West Coast League action on Tuesday.
    Rogues starter Ivan Dilda pitched a complete-game six-hitter with two runs (both earned), two walks and eight strikeouts.
    After Bellingham went ahead 2-0 in the first inning, Medford's Clayton Meyer scored from third base on a Joey Morgan groundout in the fourth.
    The Rogues (22-22) play the Bells (31-12) — the WCL's top team — again tonight.
    Medford 000 100 000 — 1 6 0
    Bellingham 200 000 00x — 2 6 0
    Dilda and Morgan; Erives, FitzPatrick (7), Bigelow (8) and Elliott. W — Erives. L — Dilda. 2B — M: Campbell. 3B — M: Etheridge; B: Breshears.
    ASA Softball
    WESTERN NATIONAL — The Southern California contingent dominated on the opening day of the 29-team ASA 14B Girls' Fastpitch Western National Tournament at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
    Thirteen Southern California ASA squads went 10-3 in inter-association pool-play games. The six teams from Oregon went 1-5, with the Central Point Comets losing to Garden Grove, Calif., 9-0, and the Grants Pass-based Southern Oregon Dirt Dawgs falling, 11-3, to El Segundo, Calif.
    Oregon state champion Oregon Silver Bullets claiming an 8-4 decision against Washington Illusion. The Portland-based squad has a chance to claim the Pool G top seed when it faces El Rio of Oxnard, Calif., today at 11 a.m. on Field 5.
    Association champion Escondido Extreme needed a seventh-inning rally to stave off Central California luminary Clovis Bullets of Fresno, 5-4, in one of the day's most exciting games.
    Pool play wraps up with 14 games today.
    Day 1 Pool Play Scores
    TABU Scramblers (Wash.) 4, West Valley Heat (Calif.) 1
    Bonita Valley (Calif.) 6, Sunnyvale (Calif.) 0
    Simi Nation (Calif.) 9, Klamath Basin Bandits 1
    Washington Illusion 3, El Rio (Calif.) 2
    Newport Mesa (Calif.) 9, Oregon Thunder 1
    Escondido (Calif.) 5, Clovis Bullets (Calif.) 4
    Garden Grove (Calif.) 9, Comets 0
    Huntington Beach (Calif.) 8, Lompoc (Calif.) 1
    West Grove (Calif.) 5, Ellensburg Synergy (Wash). 3
    Capo Girls (Calif.) 16, Phantom (Calif.) 1
    Oregon Silver Bullets 8, Washington Illusion 4
    El Segundo (Calif.) 11, Southern Oregon Dirt Dawgs 3
    Long Beach Heartwell (Calif.) 16, Indian Fastpitch (Ore.) 4
    Magic Black (Calif.) 8, Eastvale (Calif.) 5
    Sunrise Outlaws (Calif.) 11, Phantom (Calif.) 7
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