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Mustangs capture 15th in row

The Medford Mustangs keep rolling up wins, picking up their 15th straight in a non-league American Legion contest at Anhorn Field against Solano Concrete of Fairfield, Calif.

Medford, 16-1, shut out the visitor on two hits.

Pitcher Tim Alvarez improved to 3-0, allowing two hits and no walks in five innings.

Medford's Nate Mayben went 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, while Brent Foster was 1-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs.

Charlie Jensen smacked his sixth home run of the season in the third inning to give Medford a 6-0 lead. It was Jensen's third three-run home run in the last three games.

The Mustangs took control in the first, taking a 3-0 lead with the help of Jim Pickrel's two-run single.

Mayben maintained his 17-game hitting streak with three hits, including a double, but Colby Gonzales' 16-game hitting streak came to a halt.

Fairfield Solano Concrete ................ 000 000 0 -- 0 2 2 Medford Mustangs ............................ 303 003 — -- 10 12 0

Madden, Estrada (4) and Carpenter; Alvarez, Conklin (6) and Brownell, Shine (5). W -- Alvarez (3-0). L -- Madden. HR -- M: Jensen. 2B -- M: B. Foster, Mayben, Halpin.


OREGON FILLIES 11, REDDING RENEGADES 0 -- At Fagone Field, the Oregon Fillies captured the Black Tornado Softball Invitational title, blanking Redding in Sunday's championship game.

In the third-place game, Portland's Strictly Softball beat the North Medford Black Tornado 8-6.

Megumi Hackett led the Fillies, going 3-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases. Brynnen Guthrie was 2-for-3 with two runs. Missy Coe also chipped in two hits going 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs, while Steph Adams had three RBIs.

Hackett, from North Medford High, leads the Fillies with a .696 batting average and 12 stolen bases, while Adams, also from North, has a .500 average with six triples and five RBIs.

Guthrie, from Roseburg High, has the third leading batting average on the team with a .455 mark with 20 runs.

The Fillies are 7-0.

Oregon Fillies ...................... 100 154 -- 11 13 — Redding Renegades ............ 020 000 -- 2 — 4

Bielemeyer, Wilson (4) and Glantz, Korsak (4); Loeve, Kingrey. W -- Wilson. L -- Loeve. 3B -- O: Missy Coe (2), Adams, Steph Coe, Guthrie. 2B -- O: Guthrie.