Wu takes lead but can’t hang on in final
ALOHA — Alistair Docherty rallied from a 5-down deficit after 13 holes to beat Medford’s Dylan Wu 1 up in the 106th Oregon Amateur Championship Saturday at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club North Course.
The 36-hole match saw both golfers combine for 16 birdies and two eagles.
The St. Mary’s High graduate was hot on the first 18, sinking four straight birdies starting on the 10th hole. Wu’s birdie on the par-4 13th gave him a 5-up lead.
Docherty, who plays at Chico State, began his rally on the 16th by birdieing it and the 17th. Wu then birdied the 18th before Docherty eagled the first hole to begin a second 18. Docherty proceeded to win seven holes, including four with birdies.
Wu birdied three holes on the second 18, while Docherty knocked in two birdies and ultimately prevailed.
Wu completed his freshman year at Northwestern recently.
The triumph was Docherty’s second. He also won the Oregon Junior Amateur title in 2011.
The last Medford golfer to win the championship was Tony Joyner in 1987.
CORVALLIS 6, MEDFORD 1: Cory Nelson pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and Michael Farris drove in three runs and scored twice to help Corvallis end a seven-game losing streak and even the three-game series with Medford with the West Coast League victory at Harry & David Field.
Medford (7-10 WCL) tied the game 1-all in the second on a Chris DeVito double, Tony Rogue's single and an RBI ground out by Jimmy Wright.
The Knights (7-13) scored what proved to be the winning run in the fourth inning when Farris doubled, Ryan Matranga singled and Michael McAdoo delivered an RBI single.
The Knights broke the game open with a four-run outburst in the eighth inning. Corvallis used five singles to score the runs, including a two-run base hit by Farris.
Medford starter Kohl Hostert went six innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs.
The teams will play the rubber game in the series at 6:35 p.m. today at Harry & David Field.
Nelson, McGhee (8) and Cosgrove; Hostert, Fuhriman (7), Genter (8), Holloman (9) and Wright. W — Nelson (2-0). L — Hostert. 2B — C: Farris; M: DeVito. Attendance — 1,566. Time — 2:18.
American Legion Baseball
MUSTANGS SPLIT: At Roseburg, the Medford Mustangs split a pair of games in the second-day of the Pee Wee Kelley Tournament at Legion Field, but clinched a spot in the championship game today.
The Mustangs defeated Klamath Falls 10-0 in five innings then lost to the Roseburg Dr. Stewart's 5-1.
The Mustangs (16-6) are 3-1 in the tournament and will play either Roseburg or Klamath Falls for the title at 3 p.m.
Colton Westfall allowed just one hit in the five-inning shutout performance against Klamath Falls. Westfall struck out four and walked one. The North Medford High product faced the minimum number of batters.
Klamath's only hit came on Payton Poe's one-out single in the fourth inning.
The Mustangs sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning and scored five runs on six hits. Cody Coggins' two-run double scored the final two runs of the rally.
Micah Brown had two doubles and two RBIs to pace the Medford 17-hit attack. Jared Evans, Bryce Rogan, Eric Carlson and Aaron Hutchinson also added two hits apiece.
In the second game, the Mustangs' five errors led to five unearned runs.
Evans had two hits and scored Medford's only run on Josh Berman's sacrifice fly in the sixth inning.
Westfall and Zavala, Wolff (3); Tron, Edwards (3) and Budden. W — Westfall (1-0). L — Tron. 2B — M: Brown 2, Coggins, Carlson.
Benzel, Dubois (6) and Irvine; Fredrickson, Weaver (5) and Hamik, Zavala (5). W — Benzel. L — Fredrickson (3-2).
GRANTS PASS DOWNS: At Grants Pass, jockey Kassie Guglielmino continued to be as hot as the weather at the local pari-mutuel track at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.
The 20-year-old from Northport, Wash., registered four more wins on Saturday's seven-race card, including an upset ride in the featured race honoring the Southern Oregon University NAIA national football championship team.
In the 5-furlong sixth race for fillies and mares, Guglielmino went wire-to-wire on the 4-1 choice Soul Setter for her fourth win on the card. Soul Setter returned $9.40 to win on a $2 bet.
Guglielmino's other wins came in the second race on Shakereadynroll, the third aboard Rockinatthebar and in the fifth when she set the pace and pulled away on Bart the Barrister.
Guglielmino leads all jockeys with 11 wins and Jake Samuels, who had two wins on the card, is second with five.
Impulzive Kate became the first horse to register two wins at GPD this season. The 8-year-old mare with Samuels in the saddle won the 5-furlong seventh race.
Today's featured race is the $2,500 Red Truitt Memorial.
Racing secretary John Everly has installed Vezuviy as the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the sixth race, a 6 1/2-furlong allowance.
Vezuviy finished fourth in his last outing on June 12 at Union. Pinotman, at 5-2 odds, finished second in the same race at Union and also has two thirds since. Pinotman finished third in a 5-furlong claiming race on opening day at GPD.
Today is Ladies Hat Day. Women wearing a hat — baseball hats excluded — will get free admission and also be eligible for $50 prize awards in four different categories.
Gates open at 11:30 a.m., with post time for the first of eight races set for 1 p.m.
TB Mdn, 6 1/2 F. 1, Grandy Andy (J. Samuels), 3.80, 2.60, 2.10; 2, Zappers Diner (K. Guglielmino), 3.60, 2.20; 3, Snowfire Cowboy (R. Camacho), 2.20. Q — 2-4 $16.20; EX — 4-5 $15.20; TRI — 4-5-1 $23.00.
TB Clm, 6 1/2 F. 1, Shakereadynroll (K. Guglielmino), 4.60, 2.60, 2.20; 2, Goodlookinggeorge (J. Guerrero), 3.00, 2.80; 3, Steel Blue (P. Fernandez), 4.40. Q — 2-3 $8.00; EX — 2-3 $6.10; TRI — 2-3-6 $61.80. Time — 1:27.55
QH Mdn, 600 yd. 1, Chatterboy (R. Camacho), 4.20, 2.20, 2.60; 2, Mamoo's Cat (J. Guerrero), 2.80, 3.00; 3, Quatro Dude (P. Fernandez), 3.40. Q — 4-5 $14.40; EX — $7.10; TRI — 5-4-6 $87.50; DD — 2-5 $7.80. Time — :33.364.
TB Clm, 5 1/2 F. 1, Minister of Trade (J. Guerrero), 8.40, 4.00, 3.00; 2, Focus Now (C. Ekins), 3.20, 2.80; 3, Fastest (J. Samuels), 2.60. Q — 5-6 $29.40; EX — 6-5 $28.20; TRI — 6-5-1 $78.30. Time — 1:07.64.
TB Clm, 5 F. 1, Bart the Barrister (K. Guglielmino), 3.40, 2.10, 2.10; 2, Growin Up (P. Fernandez), 2.10, 2.20; 3, Gold Bluff (A. Wolf), 3.20. Q — 2-4 $10.40; EX — 4-2 $10.50; TRI — 4-2-3 $82.70; Pick 3 — 5-6-4 $12.80. Time — 1:01.96.
TB Clm, 5 F. 1, Soul Setter (K. Guglielmino), 9.40, 8.40, 3.60; 2, Bella Fabela (R. Camacho), 15.60, 8.00; 3, Make Some Noise (J. Guerrero), 2.20. Q — 2-5 $24.60; EX — 5-2 $152.10; TRI — 5-2-6 $62.20. Time — 1:01.96.
TB Clm, 5 F. 1, Impulzive Kate (J. Samuels), 5.20, 2.20, 2.20; 2, Attaynez (K. Guglielmino), 2.40, 2.10; 3, Tara's Reward (P. Fernandez), 3.40. Q — 2-5 $4.00; EX — 2-5 $4.50; TRI — 2-5-1 $6.70; Pick 3 — 4-5-2 $38.60; DD — 5-2 $28.80. Time — 1:01.35.
Attendance — 1,665; Handle — $23,282.
CHAMPION RACEWAY: At White City, Jeff Schulz, Scott Garner, Jeramy Reber, David Coggins, Mandi Fremming and Kevin Barden were the winners Friday.
Winner: Jeff Schulz (Dragster)
Runner-Up: Anthony Alfrey ('73 Luv Pickup)
Winner: Scott Garner ('89 S-10)
Runner-Up: Adam Senf ('95 Mustang GT)
Winner:Jeramy Reber ('98 Suzuki GSXR1100)
Runner-Up: Kati Taylor ('07 Harley V-Rod)
Winner:David Coggins ('88 Civic)
Runner-Up: Freesia Hunter ('01 Accord)
Winner: Mandi Fremming ('69 Dodge R/T)
Runner-Up: Shantey Ulrey ('01 Accord)
Winner: Kevin Barden
Runner-Up: Ron Fremming