Roseburg takes two from Medford
ROSEBURG — Levi Webber proved to be a big thorn in Medford's side on Saturday night.
The big first baseman from Glide High School delivered a game-winning two-run single in the opening game of an Area 4 American Legion baseball doubleheader, then went 3-for-3 in the nightcap as Roseburg Doctor Stewart's swept the Mustangs.
The two victories improved Dr. Stewart's league-leading record to 12-4, while Medford fell to 8-6 in league play and 29-16 overall.
Behind the fine pitching of Eric Bartels, Medford led 2-1 through four innings of the first game. But Dr. Stewart's took advantage of an error, ackstrom, picked up infield singles from Kevin Linderman and D.J. Kooken and then Webber came through with his clutch hit.
Bartels allowed six hits, four of which never left the infield.
Webber, who is headed to Oregon State on a baseball scholarship, socked two doubles and a single in the second game and Tom Rondeau held Medford to four hits and struck out five.
The Mustangs hurt their cause by committing seven errors in the nightcap.
— FIRST GAME
Medford Mustangs .........................110 000 0 — 2 8 4 Roseburg Dr. Stewart's .................010 020 x — — 6 0
Andy Bartels and Shine. Zumwalt and Southerland. W — Zumwalt. L — Bartels (4-3).
— SECOND GAME
Medford Mustangs .........................000 010 0 — — 4 7 Roseburg Dr. Stewart's................. 013 012 x — 7 9 1
Conklin, Tester (6) and Shine. Rondeau and Southerland. W — Rondeau. L — Conklin (7-2). 2B ?R: Webber 2, Kooken; M: Bruce 2.
CENTRAL POINT SPLITS
? Petersen tossed a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and one walk to lead the Central Point Comets to a 5-2 victory over Bay Area in the first game of an Area 4 twin bill, but the visiting Rams gained a split with a 9-6 victory in the nightcap.
Shane Lumpkin had a big game for Central Point in the opener as he delivered a two-run single and a two-run homer.
— FIRST GAME
Bay Area ..........................001 100 0 — 2 4 — Central Point ....................021 200 z — 5 6 3
Fitzgerald and Hogg. Petersen and Maddocks. W — Petersen. L — Fitzgerald. HR — CP: Lumpkin.
— SECOND GAME
Bay Area .........................107 000 — — 9 10 — Central Point................... 001 020 — — 6 10 2
Brelage and Richards. Pettegrew and Sills. W — Brelage. L — Pettegrew. 2B — BA: Hogg, Wanzerin; CP: Drake.
NORTH JACKSON LOSES ?
At Olympia, North Jackson squandered leads of 3-0 and 6-3 against the hard-hitting Black Hills Bandits in the Lakefair Wood Bat Invitational and eventually dropped an 8-7 decision.
Ryan Garrett homered to lead off the seventh inning and narrow North Jackson's deficit to 8-7. Singles by Jake Kleker, Mark Farrell and Sam Scarbrough sandwiched around a couple of outs loaded the bases, but the Royals couldn't get the tying run home.
Kleker went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Mark Farrell went 3-for-3 for the Royals, (21-8), who play for sixth place today.
— North Jackson Royals................ 303 000 — — 7 10 — Black Hills Bandits..................... 305 000 x — 8 12 3
Holte, Gray (3) and Garrett; M. Anderson, A. Anderson (4), Leitch (7) and Stonecypher. W — M. Anderson. L — Holte (5-2). 2B — Kosturos, Stonecypher, Nichols, LaForest. HR — — NJ: Garrett (3).
DISTRICT 8 TOURNEY ?
At Grants Pass, Ryan Odell knocked home the tying run and then scored on Rick Imhausen's single for the game-winner as Medford National squeaked out a 6-5 victory over the Grants Pass Reds in a 11-12-year-old game of the District 8 Little League Tournament.
Dustin Shipley pitched four brilliant innings for Medford National, allowing two hits with six strikeouts.
Medford National meets the Grants Pass Blues in today's championship game.
DISTRICT 6 TOURNEY -At Klamath Falls, Ryan Robinson hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Jay McAvoy tossed a five-hitter to lead Phoenix-Talent to a 3-1 victory over Klamath Falls South Suburban at the District 6 Little League tournament for 9-10-year-old boys.
The same two teams meet today at 6 p.m. for the championship.
Andrew George went 3-for-3 with a double while McAvoy and Adam Bradfield each had two hits for Phoenix-Talent.
DISTRICT 6 TOURNEY -At LaPine, defending champion Medford American rolled over La Pine's South Central team 9-0 in the District 6 Little League Tournament for 11-12-year-olds.
Winning pitcher Tommy George threw five innings with 10 strikeouts and gave up just three hits. Jared Adamson finished.
James Horsley hit a three-run homer for Medford in the third inning. Other dominant hitters for Medford American included Dane Happeny (3-for-3), Tyler Heil (4-for-4) and Adamson (2-for-4 with three RBIs).
Medford American, 2-0 in the tourney, meets Upper Rogue at 6 p.m. today.
— Babe Ruth Baseball
DISTRICT TOURNEY -At Eagle Point, Medford advanced to the third round of the 13-year-old district Babe Ruth tournament with a 14-3 win over Upper Rogue.
Winning pitcher Mike Barry allowed just three hits and collected two hits of his own, as did Logan Boyd, Marcus James and Ben Running. Running also had two RBIs.
In Saturday's other 13-year-old game, Central Point rolled to an 18-4 win over Ashland.
In the 14-year-old division, Medford romped past Eagle Point, while in the 15-year-old bracket Central Point beat Ashland, 10-4; Upper Rogue edged Phoenix-Talent 10-9 and Medford nipped Ashland 8-7.
— Little League Softball
DISTRICT 6 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL ?
Trisha Diestler went 3-for-3 at the plate and Tia Lawson fired a three-hitter as Medford American rolled to a 22-3 victory over Klamath Falls South Suburban in the championship game of the District 6 Little League Tournament for 14-16-year-olds.
With the victory, Medford American advances to the state tournament in Portland for the second straight year.
In the 11-12 age group, Erica Sanders pitched a one-hitter and struck out six to lead Medford to a 6-1 victory over Klamath Falls South Suburban in the title game.