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  • BASEBALL

    Mustangs land six on all-Area 4 team

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  • Six players from the state champion Medford Mustangs, who finished second in the Northwest Regional American Legion tournament, headline the 2014 Area 4 all-league baseball team.
    Each coaching staff selected its team’s picks for the 20-player all-league squad, with the number of slots available based on the final league standings. Statistics are through the state championships.
    The six selections for the Mustangs, who won the Area 4 title with a 12-4 record, are center fielder Christian Gillis, who hit a team-high .366 with a .476 on-base percentage in the regular season; designated hitter Bryce Rogan, .375, 22 RBIs; shortstop Micah Brown, .346, 23 RBIs; catcher Austin Zavala, .339, .460 on-base percentage; pitcher Colton Westfall, 6-2, 2.20 ERA, 47 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings and pitcher Isaiah Luzny, 3-0, 1.41 ERA, 42 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings.
    Five players from the runner-up Eugene Challengers made the team: center fielder Travis Walcott, left fielder David Bellamy, pitcher-first baseman Jordan Thompson, outfielder-second baseman Jalen Drath and pitcher-outfielder Travis Boggs.
    Selections for the Grants Pass Nuggets were first baseman Taylor Tibbets, designated hitter Easton Bents and pitchers Nolan Bastendorff and Brandon Lupton. Tibbets and Bastendorff are from Crater High.
    The Roseburg Doc Stewarts selections were pitcher Jacob Fricke, pitcher-outfielder Jake Forrester and first baseman Zach Wyscaver.
    For the Willamette Valley Titans, choices were shortstop-pitcher Rocco Ferrari and center fielder-pitcher Austin White.

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