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North comes from behind once again

For the third time in as many games, the North Medford High baseball team triumphed in its final at-bat.

Charlie Jensen lined a bases-loaded single down the left-field line in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Black Tornado squeezed out a 3-2 non-conference victory over Douglas at Miles Field.

With the score tied 2-2 in the seventh, Nate Mayben led off with a single. Ken Halpin and Colby Gonzales followed with walks to load the bases, setting the stage for Jensen.

Mayben picked up the win on the mound -- his fifth against one loss -- by pitching the seventh.

North Medford, now 9-2, meets archrival South Medford Saturday in a noon doubleheader at Miles Field.


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Vaughan, Dwight (7) and Soupherland; Bottjer, Ryder (5), Kircher (6), Mayben (7) and Halpin. W -- Mayben (5-1). L -- Vaughan. 2B -- NM: Backstrom.

DAYS CREEK 7, ST. MARY'S 6-- At Days Creek, Days Creek eclipsed an early 7-2 deficit when it scored the winning run on a one-out squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh in Tuesday's non-league game.

For St. Mary's (2-6), John Bergstrom provided two hits and two RBIs, while John Tedal added two hits and scored once.


. Mary's

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Schultz, Stout (3), Bergstrom (6) and Stout, Schultz (3); Dunn, Lockwann (3), Stuffiebeam (6) and Hildebrand. W -- Stuffiebeam. L -- Bergstrom. 2B -- SM: Stout; DC: Hildebrand, Stuffiebeam, Lockwann.


CRATER 5, SOUTH MEDFORD 3--At Central Point, Angie Wright hit a two-run single that fueled a three-run sixth inning as Crater came from behind to beat South Medford in a non-conference game.

Wright was in a varsity uniform for the first time Wednesday. She had been on the JV team.

Leanne Foster went 3-for-3 with two doubles and one run scored for the Comets, who upped their record to 4-7 with the win.



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Calvert and Hoffmeier; Foster, Ray (5) and Ridge. W -- Ray (2-2). L -- Calvert. 2B -- SM: Hamblin, McHenry. C: Foster 2.

ROSEBURG 4, SHELDON 1--At Eugene, Shannon Burmeister produced an RBI single and Ashley Mendenhall followed with a two-run double as Roseburg scored three times in the sixth inning to overhaul Sheldon in non-conference softball.

Keri Nelson scattered six hits and went the distance on the mound for the Indians, who improved their record to 9-5.

Roseburg second baseman Lindsey O'Byrne made three outstanding plays in the field to rob Sheldon batters of base hits.


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Nelson and Black. Briggs and Cullop. W -- Nelson (3-4). L -- Briggs. 2B -- S: Briggs; R: Mendenhall.