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North Jackson loses twice to a strong Fairfield team

EAGLE POINT — Fairfield, Calif., scored two unearned runs to hand North Jackson's Nick Newmann a 3-2 loss in the opening game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader on Monday.

Fairfield pounded out an 8-2 win in the nightcap.

Newmann helped his own cause in the first inning with an RBI double to stake the Royals to an early 1-0 lead.

His defense behind him would falter in the fourth, however, as three consecutive infield errors resulted in two runs, which North Jackson could never recover from.

Evan Pogue led the Royals with two hits in three plate appearances.

In the nightcap, it was the same story as Fairfield took advantage of four North Jackson errors to grab the win.

Jesse Stevenson went 2-for-3 to pace the Royals, who dropped to 11-3 overall.

— FIRST GAME

Fairfield...............................010 200 0 — — 5 1

North Jackson.....................101 000 0 — 2 5 3

Esterera, Nichols (6) and Jaque; Newmann and Garrett. W — Esterera. L — Newmann (5-1). 2B — NJ: Pogue, Newmann.

— SECOND GAME

Fairfield..............................025 001 0 — 8 13 1

North Jackson.....................000 020 0 — 2 5 4

Huddleston, Aldridge (5) and Carpenter; Gray, Strodthoff (3) and Pogue. W — Huddleston. L — Gray (1-1). 2B — F: Thornton.

— — MAVERICKS 6-15, COLTS 4-14 -The North Medford Mavericks held off a rally by the South Medford Colts to gain a sweep in an American Legion baseball doubleheader at South Medford High.

The Mavericks gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning of the nightcap before sealing the win.

In Game 2, South Medford trailed 9-1 after two innings but scored seven runs in the third to trim the deficit.

The Colts then rallied from a 14-11 hole in the bottom of the seventh with two runs.

Kyle Hadley spanked a one-out hit to score two runs, but the final out came before the tying run.

South (4-8) pounded out 18 hits while the Mavericks slugged 17.

— FIRST GAME

North Medford......................221 010 0 — 6 9 3

South Medford......................002 110 0 — 4 4 3

Timmerman and Brewington; Roderick and Stebbins. W — Timmerman. L — Roderick (3-2). 2B — SM: Roderick, St. Onge; NM: Butler. 3B — NM: Folsom, Zupan.

— SECOND GAME

North Medford..................360 212 — — 15 17 1

South Medford..................107 004 2 — 14 18 2

Rydar, Folsom (6) and Brewington; Gadberry, McCollum (4) and Smith. W — Rydar. L — Gadberry. 2B — NM: Timmerman, Folsom, Zupan, Butler, Brewington; SM: Henneman, Marshall, Erwen, Stebbins. 3B — NM: Zupan.

— Tennis

— — BROWN, MORTERA WIN ?

At Yakima, Wash., Sunday, Jenny Brown, 16, and Ric Mortera, 13, both of Medford, won the Girls 16 and Boys 14 singles titles, respectively, at the 2000 USTA/Pacific Northwest Section Junior Tennis championships.

Brown and Mortera each cruised through their divisions without losing a set and posted 4-0 records through the three-day tournament.

In the finals, Brown made quick work of Portland's Emily Kirchem, 7-5, 6-0, and Mortera also had little trouble disposing of Portland's Tommy Hicks, 6-1, 6-1.

Hillary Collins, from Rogue Valley Swim and Tennis Club, finished second in the Girls 14 division.

Both Brown and Mortera are members of the Southern Oregon Tennis Club and are coached by the director of tennis, Frank Inn.

They are currently ranked No. — in their age groups and now are qualified to play the Naitonal Summer Tennis Circuit throughout the United State.

Mortera travels to Florida on July 7 to take part in the boys 13-14-year-old zonal team competition, while Brown travels to Louisiana as the top seed in intersectional play.

Brown and Mortera willalso play in a clay-court supernational and hard-court supernational later this summer.