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Rohrbough comes up big for Mustangs

QUINCY, Calif. ' Cole Rohrbough needed his best pitching performance of the season Friday.

And the Medford Mustangs lanky lefthander produced.

Rohrbough recorded a season-high 12 strikeouts and pitched a four-hit complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Reno Sun Devils in pool play of the Feather River Invitational.

The Sun Devils are a team with two Division I college recruits.

Rohrbough struck out UNLV recruit Willie Bowman three times, including the final out of the game with two men on base.

— Reno's only run was unearned in the second inning when Jake Rasner singled home his twin brother Jesse.

The Mustangs (13-6) scored in the first when Brenton Ferguson walked with one out and Chad Hegdahl delivered an RBI double.

In the third, Medford took the lead for good. Corey O'Neill opened with a single and Ferguson followed with a base hit. O'Neill went to third on Rob Folsom's fly out, then scored on a ground out by Hegdahl.

The Mustangs added two insurance runs in the sixth on a RBI single by Kyle Williamson and O'Neill's sacrifice fly.

Williamson went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Medford, which improved to 1-1 in the tournament, needs a pool-play win today against the Quincy River Rats to stay in contention for the championship.

Reno Sun Devils.......................010 000 0 ' — 4 1

Medford Mustangs..................101 002 x ' 4 7 2

Joustra and Hastings; Rohrbough and Folsom. W ' Rohrbough (4-2). L ' Joustra. 2B ' M: Hegdahl.

BEND ELKS 5-7, S.O. RIVERDOGS 0-4 ' At Bend, pitcher Garrett Stinbridge no-hit Southern Oregon through five innings of the opener in an amateur baseball doubleheader at Vince Geena Stadium.

Home runs by Geoff Wagner and Sean Kinney in the nightcap helped Bend to the twin bill sweep,

Southern Oregon (6-4) was shutout for 13 straight innings before pushing across a run in the fifth inning of the second game.

In Game 1, Phil Ouellette got the first hit off the Stinbridge with two outs in the sixth and Ryan Heil followed with a base hit.

Stinbridge allowed three hits and struck out three before being relieved in the eighth.

Aaron O'Dell went 4-for-4 and scored twice for the Elks in the first game.

Wagner and Kinney both hit two-run homers in the fourth inning of the second game to give the Elks a 7-0 lead.

Southern Oregon scored its first run of the doubleheader in the fifth inning of the nightcap. Blake St. Onge came through with an RBI single after Brian Stock opened the inning with a single and Eric Beasly walked.

The RiverDogs scored twice in the seventh when pinch hitter Jeremy Frantz singled with two out, Matt Smith walked and Ouellette reached on an error to load the bases. Ryan Heil walked to force in a run and Kenny Strait followed with a two-run single.

The RiverDogs look for their first road victory of the season when they send Matt Skundrick to the mound against the Elks at noon today.

FIRST GAME

S.O. RiverDogs...................000 000 000 ' 0 — 4

Bend Elks............................012 010 10x ' 5 11 2

Bailey, Timmerman (7) and Garrett; Stinbridge, Combs (8), M. Wagner (9) and O'Brien. W ' Stinbridge. L ' Bailey. 2B ' B: Graham, O'Dell. 3B ' B: Christensen.

SECOND GAME

S.O. RiverDogs.........................000 010 — ' 4 5 2

Bend Elks..................................201 400 x ' 7 7 3

Jefferson, Timmerman (6) and Beasly; Rowe, Merritt (6), Drywall (7) and LaTorre. W ' Rowe. L ' Jefferson. 2B ' B: Wilhite. HR ' B: Wagner, Kinney.

SOUTH MEDFORD 10, SHASTA LAKE 0 ' At Palocedro, Calif., Kenny Licea and Zach Wilson combined on a two-hit shutout and Nick Danato clubbed a home run to power South Medford to the non-league victory.

The Colts erupted for seven runs in the first inning and coasted to their third victory against six losses this summer.

Danato and Ben Koziol each had two hits for the Colts, who meet Redding at 11:30 a.m. today.

Shasta Lake..............................000 00 ' 0 2 2

South Medford Colts................711 2x ' 10 10 0

Vichit and Becky; Licea, Wilson (5) and Koziol, Comford (5). W ' Licia (1-1), L ' Vichit. 2B ' SM: Odell. HR ' SM: Donato.

Softball

ASA TOURNAMENT ' At Kelso, Wash., Laura Jones fired a five-hit shutout and Alicia Spradling had two hits and three stolen bases to lead the Southern Oregon Sting to an 8-0 victory over the Vancouver Crushers at an 18-and-under ASA national qualifying tournament.

Earlier in the day, the Sting, which features girls from seven high schools in Southern Oregon, suffered a 2-0 loss to the Spokane Sliders. Jenni Bittle threw a three-hitter for the Sting but yielded a first-inning, two-run homer to Tawny Guthrie.

Southern Oregon Sting...........000 000 0 ' 0 — 0

Spokane Sliders......................200 000 x ' 2 — 0

Bittle and Artoff; Daugherty and Guthrie. W ' Daugherty. L ' Bittle. HR ' S: Guthrie.

Southern Oregon Sting................121 04 ' 8 9 0

Vancouver Crushers....................000 00 ' 0 5 4

Jones and Artoff; Schroeder and Blodgett. W ' Jones. L ' Schroeder. 2B ' SO: Jones, Bittle. 3B ' V: Sayres.