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Rogues prevail against Lodi, 5-3

LODI, Calif. — Medford Rogues reliever Malik Evans did his job well in a 5-3 victory over the Lodi Crushers in Great West League baseball at Tony Zupo Field Friday

Evans, who entered in the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and no outs, got a strikeout to begin his save opportunity. Then the right-hander from Northwest Nazarene induced an unorthodox double play when outfielder Derron Davis caught a fly ball and fired to catcher Jared Dunning, who applied the tag on a Crusher runner at home to end the game.

The Rogues got their first run on an RBI triple by Chad Bell in the second inning.

Davis’ RBI single in the fourth gave Medford a 3-1 lead.

The victory in the opener of the three-game series improved the Rogues record to 3-1 in the GWL.

The same two teams play today at 7:05 p.m.

Medford;011;120;000;—;5;6;2

Lodi;100;100;100;—;3;9;2

American Legion

MEDFORD MUSTANGS 9, GRANTS PASS NUGGETS 7: At Grants Pass, Grayson Wolff smacked a two-run double as the Medford Mustangs posted their fifth straight victory after opening the season 0-3.

Travis Danielson scored what proved to be the winning run in the seventh inning after he opened with a walk and came around to score on a passed ball.

The Mustangs (5-3) took advantage of Nugget errors to tally five runs in the second and third innings to take a 5-2 lead..

Medford starter Ethan Whitney registered his first victory of the season with a six-inning performance — striking out one and walking one.

Tyler Rund went 3-for-4 with two runs to pace the 14-hit attack by Grants Pass (0-2).

Medford;023;002;110;—;9;7;1

Grants Pass;110;001;031;—;7;14;4

Whitney, Hunt (7) and Wolff; Moody, Norberg (3), Allison (7), Smith (8), Bastendorff (9) and Smith. W — Whitney (1-1). L — Moody. 2B — M: Wolff; GP: Smith, Rund. 3B — GP: Zavolta.