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Mustangs' bats stay hot in sweep of Klamath Falls

KLAMATH FALLS ' The Medford Mustangs baseball team had it all working Monday and the Klamath Falls Falcons were left in the wake.

Rob Folsom bolstered another impressive offensive display by the Mustangs (45-7, 14-4 Area 4), while two pitchers combined to hold the Falcons to six hits over both games of an American Legion AAA Area 4 doubleheader sweep.

Mike Allen faced the minimum amount of batters through six inning and finished with a two-hit, complete-game in the 9-2, opening-game victory for Medford.

Brady Rhodes limited Klamath to four hits in the nightcap and didn't yield an earned run during the Mustangs' 11-1 romp in Game 2.

— Folsom finished 6-for-7 over both games with two home runs and six RBIs.

The senior-to-be at North Medford High helped Allen in Game — with four hits and a pair of three-run homers, while Jimmy Ulrey added a solo blast in the seventh inning.

Reese Lamson added three hits and Evan McArthur two RBIs in the opener.

Dustin Butler and Ulrey had three RBIs apiece in the nightcap, which Medford ended in five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

McArthur went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs and Allen added two hits and scored three times.

The Mustangs wrap up Area 4 play on Thursday with a 6 p.m. doubleheader at Grants Pass. A sweep would secure the league title.

FIRST GAME

Medford Mustangs................002 300 4 ' 9 13 0

Klamath Falls Falcons............000 000 2 ' 2 2 0

Allen and Folsom; Tidwell, Starley (4), Nelson (4) and Mitchell. W ' Allen (9-1). L ' Tidwell. 2B ' M: Allen, Lamson, McArthur. HR ' M: Folsom 2 (9), Ulrey (8).

SECOND GAME

Medford Mustangs...................205 13 ' 11 13 2

Klamath Falls Falcons................000 10 ' — 4 0

Rhodes and Folsom; Bennett, Starley (3) and Mitchell. W ' Rhodes (7-1). L ' Bennett. 2B ' M: McArthur, Ulrey.

SOUTH MEDFORD COLTS 16-12, CENTRAL POINT 3-0 ' At Central Point, Tim Holtz went 4-for-4 with five RBIs in Game — of a non-league doubleheader sweep for South Medford.

Andy Narus went 3-for-5 with two runs and Evan Norris added three hits, two RBIs and three runs in the opener.

In the nightcap, Justin Meyer was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Matt Bryant picked up two hits and scored three times. Teammate Kevin Salisbury also had two hits and two runs.

The Area 4 Southern Division Colts (25-7) play a yet-to-be-determined opponent from the Northern Division on Saturday with the league's No. — seed to state up for grabs. The first pitch is set for noon and is tentatively scheduled for Miles Field.

FIRST GAME

South Medford Colts..............205 225 ' 16 19 0

Central Point.............................001 020 ' — 6 4

Holtz, James (4) and Meyer; Segmiller, Gomes (4), Walter (6) and Kahut. W ' Holtz (6-2). L ' Segmiller. 2B ' SM: Holtz 3, Norris; CP: Reed, Monroe.

SECOND GAME

South Medford Colts..............101 334 ' 12 13 1

Central Point............................000 000 ' 0 — 3

Heil, Bryant (4), Boyd (6) and Meyer; Walter, Herbal (4), Teeters (6) and Kahut. W ' Heil (6-1). L ' Walter. 2B ' SM: Meyer; CP: Bailey.

Babe Ruth

13-YEAR-OLD STATE TOURNAMENT '

At Central Point, Andrew Jones pitched a complete-game shutout, leading the Medford All-Stars to a 5-0 victory over Willamette Valley in the championship game of the eight-team tournament at Anhorn Field on Sunday.

Medford now advances to play British Columbia in the opening round of the Northwest Regional Tournament in Belgrade, Mont., on Friday.

Jones gave up three hits and struck out six for Medford, which avenged a 10-3 loss to Willamette earlier on Sunday.

Zack Earle broke up a scoreless tie in the sixth inning after scoring on an RBI single by Jones. Logan Odom and Griffin Boyd capped the three-run inning with RBIs.

Earle picked up a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning and Skyler Mlasko scored the fifth and final run on a throwing error.

Little League Baseball

DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT ' Jay Barton belted a grand slam in the second inning to lift Ashland to an 11-3 victory over previously unbeat Medford American Blue in the 11-12-year-old double-elimination All-Star Tournament at Medford American Fields.

A win would have secured the championship for Medford, but Ashland's victory forces a winner-take-all contest between the two squads today at 6 p.m.

Lewis Sebrell, who smacked a two-run home run in the first inning to tie the game at 2-all, picked up the pitching win for Ashland.

Sebrell finished 3-for-3, while Barton added two hits in three plate appearances.

Jordan Ellis led Medford with two hits. Teammates Mitch Singler and Matt Maurer each had RBI singles in the first inning.

9-10-YEAR-OLD STATE TOURNAMENT '

At Portland, the Medford American all-star team cruised past Pendleton 6-1 in pool play, but was eliminated from the eight-team tournament.

Medford finished pool play tied with Pendleton and Roseburg at 2-1, but lost out on the tiebreaker.

Pendleton finished as the No. — seed after giving up the fewest runs in the three games and Roseburg's victory over Medford on Saturday gave them the No. 2 seed due to a second head-to-head tiebreaker rule.

Shaun Whitehead gave up four hits to record the win for Medford, which was awarded the sportsmanship award, and his defense turned two double plays behind him.