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Mustangs take third in Willamette Classic

SALEM -- The Medford Mustangs captured third place with a 7-6 win over the Salem Hurricanes during finals action Sunday in the Willamette Classic.

Medford's only runs on the day came in the second inning, but it was enough to hold on to the narrow victory.

Jason Brownell opened the second-inning, seven-run rally with a single. The Mustangs then tallied three straight doubles by Jim Pickrel, Ken Halpen and Charlie Jensen to go up 3-0.

Two batters later, Nate Mayben knocked in two runs on a single. The Mustangs scored the final two runs of the inning on a Salem error and a double steal.

Brett Haag led the Mustangs with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate, while Graham Foster picked up the win on the mound with four strikeouts, three walks and two earned runs in six innings of work.

Salem Hurricanes ................... 000 210 — -- 6 9 — Medford Mustangs ................... 070 000 x -- 7 8 3

Holderness, Miller (6) and Hawley, Bedell (6); G. Foster, Beers (7) and Shine. W -- G. Foster. L -- Holderness. 2B -- S: Chetock 2; M: Pickrel, Halpin, Jensen.

PHOENIX 7, NORTH MEDFORD MAVERICKS — -- Travis Dunlap baffled the North Medford Mavericks for seven innings in leading Phoenix in Senior Babe Ruth action at North Medford High.

Dunlap struck out five and allowed only three hits, while his teammates supplied more than enough offense in helping Phoenix improve to 7-2 overall.

Trailing 1-0, Phoenix got on track in the second as Brian Loper scored Dunlap and Cody Rohmback with a single.

Kyle Kaufman boosted the lead to 3-1 with a home run to lead off the third, with David Wolford adding an RBI double in the fourth and David Westfall an RBI in the fifth.

After a bunt single by Theron Hull and a walk to Kaufman in the sixth, Andy Bartels capped the scoring with a two-run double.

Phoenix .......................... 021 112 0 -- 7 9 2 North Medford ................. 100 000 0 -- — 3 4

Dunlap and Hull; Gallo, McDonnaugh (6) and Brewington. W -- Dunlap (2-0). L -- Gallo. 2B -- P: Bartels, Dunlap, Wolford. 3B -- NM: Backstrom. HR -- P: Kaufman.

Softball

OREGON FILLIES TAKE FOURTH -- At the Northwest Regional Qualifying Tournament, the Oregon Fillies posted a 5-2 record to miss out on qualifying for nationals by two places.

The top two teams in the 24-team tournament qualified for the National Tournament.

The Fillies beat the Beaverton Resers 8-1, but lost their second game of the day to the Kitsop County Braves, 3-1. The Braves also topped the Fillies Saturday, 4-1.

The Fillies posted wins over the Washington Heat, Aloha Breeze, Salem Panthers and Delta Blues during Saturday's action.

Steph Adams led the Fillies in the tournament, going 12-for-23 with two doubles, a home run and seven RBIs.

Megumi Hackett chipped in with a solid 11-for-21 performance, while Missy Coe added four doubles, a triple and one home run for the tournament.

The Fillies (12-2) next will turn their attentions to the ASA Firecracker Tournament in Colorado.