Mustangs earn road split against Dirtbags
MONMOUTH — The Medford Mustangs earned a split against the Salem Post 20 Dirtbags in American Legion AAA baseball Friday.
Cole Carder had the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning as the Mustangs won the opener, 3-2. Salem bounced back to take Game 2, 9-4.
In the opener, Cody Coggins was 2-for-3 for Medford. Carder’s hit in the eighth came with one out after Josh Berman singled, moved to second on a sacrifice fly and advanced to third on an intentional walk.
Salem’s Simran Dhote made things interesting in the bottom of the eighth when he doubled and moved to third on a sacrifice fly. Winning pitcher Jordan Ragan eliminated the threat by striking out the next batter and then inducing a groundout.
In the second game, Carder was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Tate Cowden went 2-for-4 for Medford (2-1).
Hutchinson, Fredrickson (5), Ragan (6) and Hamik, Wolff (8); Mendazona, S. Johnson (5), H. Johnson (8) and DesBiens. W — Ragan (1-0). L — S. Johnson. 2B — S: Dhote.
Berman, Evans (4) and Wolff; Mattison, H. Johnson (5), Fong (7) and DesBiens. W — Mattison. L — Berman. 2B — M: Carder; S: Swenson. 3B — S: Mechals.
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NORTH MEDFORD 17-3, SOUTHERN OREGON 1-4: At Eagle Point, North Medford cruised to a five-inning victory in the opener before Southern Oregon eked out the Game 2 win on a walk-off sacrifice fly during season-opening action.
In Game 1, Larson Kindreich threw a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and Justin Guyer, Kasey Buchanan and Bennett Rodgers had two two hits apiece for the Mavericks.
In the second game, the Southern Oregon's Knute Thompson’s go-ahead sacrifice fly drove in Jonathan Wilson with one out in the bottom of the seventh, capping a three-run inning.
Tyler Sakraida recorded two hits for the Wolfpack.
L. Kindreich and Guyer; Sakraida, Perkins (2), Martinez (4) and Thompson, Nelson (4). W — L. Kindreich. L — Sakraida. 2B — NM: Casebier, L. Kindreich, H. Kindreich; SO: Shopp. 3B — SO: Jostad.
Johnson, Hunt (6) and Guyer; Wilson, Lorenz (7) and Little. W — Lorenz. L — Hunt. 2B — SO: Wilson.
KELOWNA 8, MEDFORD 7: At Kelowna, B.C., Justin Flores lifted a ball deep to right field in the bottom of the ninth inning that got lost in the lights and enabled the Falcons to score the tying and winning runs.
Kelowna (4-3) trailed 7-6 entering the ninth.
The loss ended Medford’s five-game winning streak and dropped the Rogues to 5-2.
Stefan Panayiotou slugged two doubles in four at-bats, drove in three runs and scored once for the Rogues, while Dan Mayer went 3-for-4 with a run.
Medford took a 5-2 lead with a four-run sixth, but Kelowna answered with four in the bottom of the sixth.
The Rogues’ Nathan Etheridge singled in John Kinne, who walked, for a 7-6 lead in the ninth.
Medford; 100; 004;011;—;7;13;0
Bertsch, Flynn (6), Fuhriman (8) and White, McWhertor (8); Gillies, Rasmussen (6), Taylor ((7). W — Taylor (1-0). L — Fuhriman (0-1). 2B — M: Panayiotou 2; K: Gamba.
ALL-STAR SERIES: At Eugene, Jason Wyncoop of Cascade Christian led all scorers with 23 points, but his South team fell 92-88 to the North in the Class 4A/3A/2A contest at Northwest Christian College.
Wyncoop also had 13 rebounds and three assists for the South, which trailed 56-31 at halftime. Challengers teammate Christian Kammerzell had 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists for the South, which is co-coached by St. Mary’s Eric Guyer.
In the 6A game, the North won 92-86. Crater's Race Reiter had two points, four rebounds, three assists and three blocks for the South.
The teams play again today in Wilsonville.
LITHIA TOYOTA OPEN: Top-seeded Kyle McMorrow and second-seeded Danny Riggs earned wins during Day 1 of the three-day Lithia Toyota Open Championships at Rogue Valley Swim and Tennis Club.
McMorrow, a former University of Washington All-American, beat Stratton Gilmore, 6-2, 6-1, in the round of 16. Riggs topped Matthew Pronesti, 6-4, 6-1.
Third-seeded Nicholas Kamisar had to retire in the second set after suffering an ankle injury.
Quarterfinals begin at 9 a.m. and semifinals around noon today.
In men’s open doubles, the top-seeded duo of Jonathan Endrikat and Charlie Cutler advanced to the semifinals with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Kirk Evans and Guy Tauer.
Men’s Open Singles (Round of 32)
Stratton Gilmore d. Daniel Perone, 6-0, 6-2; Mitchell Steadman, d. Andrew Anderson, Wd (pc); Cameron Chiang d. Kylar Tosh, 6-0, 6-2; Jamie Fisher d. Guy Tauer, 6-1, 6-2; Umair Qayyum d. Austin Schoenlein, 6-1, 6-1; Matthew Pronesti d. Kirk Evans, 6-1, 6-0.
Men’s Open Singles (Round of 16)
John Devorss d. Umair Qayyum, 6-3, 7-6 (2); Danny Riggs d. Matthew Pronesti, 6-4, 6-1; Kyle McMorrow d. Stratton Gilmore, 6-2, 6-1; Abid Akbar d. Andrew Pritchard, 6-3, 6-4; Charlie Cutler d. Mitchell Steadman, 6-0, 6-0; Cameron Chiang d. Tim Layman, 6-1, 6-3; Jonathan Endrikat d. Marcello Falleni, 6-1, 6-1; Jamie Fisher d. Nicholas Kamisar, 7-6 (5), 5-4 Ret (inj).
Men’s Open Doubles (Round of 16)
Stratton-Gilmore-Matthew Pronest d. Jamie Fisher-Andrew Pritchard, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (5); Abid Akbar-Umair Qayyum d. Mitchell Steadman-Kylar Tosh, 6-3, 6-3.
Men’s Open Doubles (Quarterfinal Round)
Charlie Cutler-Jonathan Endrikat d. Kirk Evans-Guy Tauer, 6-0, 6-0; John Devorss-Tim Layman d. Colt Hoeptner-Austin Schoenlein, 6-2, 6-3.
NTRP Combined Mixed 9.0 Doubles (Round Robin)
Colt Hoeptner-Martha Kelly d. Mark Greenberg-Hanna Greenberg, 6-4, 6-4; Teresa Longmire-Daniel Perone d. Mckenzie Hilmer-William Kelly, 6-4, 6-4.