Rogues beat Gems in WCL play

Christian Cox pitched eight solid innings and Levi Pereira’s two-run single highlighted Medford’s four-run fifth inning as the Rogues jumped out to a 7-1 lead en route to a 7-4 victory over Klamath Falls in West Coast League baseball action Monday at Harry & David Field.

Cox, a left-handed hurler from the University of Nebraska, held the visiting Gems to two runs on five hits in eight complete before being relieved by Tyler Bennett.

Klamath Falls (12-37) scored twice against Bennett and brought the tying run to the plate, but Bennett squelched the rally by striking out Steven Packard.

Down 1-0 in the bottom of the fourth, the Rogues (24-25) scored two runs on sacrifice flies then added a third on Kyle Beam’s RBI double. Beam finished 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.

Medford broke the game open in the fifth, scoring four runs on five hits, including the single by Pereira that brought home Donald Glover Jr. and Adonis Morrison.

Klamath Falls 000 100 012 — 4 9 0

Medford 000 340 00x — 7 11 4

Detwiler, Silva (6) and Rehmer; Cox, Bennett (9) and Beam. W — Cox (2-2). L — Detwiler (0-6). 2B — KF: Walker, Abernathy; M: Beam 2, A. Morrison, Goldenetz.