Mustangs' offense erupts against Chico
CHICO, Calif. — Despite only having 12 players available, the Medford Mustangs opened the season with an offensive explosion Saturday night.
The Mustangs pounded out 34 hits in sweeping the Chico Nuts, 14-4 and 17-11, at Doryland Field.
In the six-inning opener, Chris Bradshaw went 3-for-5 with six RBIs to pace the Mustangs' 17-hit attack.
Bradshaw blasted a grand slam in the fifth inning to give Medford a 10-3 lead.
Then the Mustangs added four more runs in the sixth to take a 10-run advantage. Griffin Boyd's two-run single capped the sixth-inning outburst.
Boyd, Colin Sowers, Isaac Rolie, Jordan Bostwick and Phil Jovanovic had two hits apiece.
Medford starter Bradey Shipley struck out six in five innings of work.
In Game 2, Medford scored eight runs in the seventh inning to rally from an 11-9 deficit. The contest was a see-saw affair with the lead switching hands three times and the game was tied once.
In the seventh, the Mustangs sent 13 batters to the plate and capitalized on five hits, three errors and two walks. Zack Earle's bases-loaded triple turned out to be the winning hit.
Matt Maurer went 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs to lead the offense. Earle added three hits and four RBIs, while Bradshaw had two hits and three RBIs.
Hayden Wolfe, who picked up the win in relief, also went 6-for-10 in the twin bill.
Medford (2-0) will play two road games today, against Red Bluff at noon and Redding at 5 p.m.
Medford Mustangs 003 254 — 14 17 1
Chico Nuts 021 010 — 4 7 2
Shipley, Wolfe (6) and Sowers; Barker, Hughes (5), Radar (6) and Hord. W — Shipley (1-0). L — Barker. 2B — M: Bostwick 2, Sowers; C: S. Johnson; 3B — M: Bradshaw. HR — M: Bradshaw; C: T. Johnson.
Medford Mustangs 024 012 8 — 17 17 2
Chico Nuts 600 023 0 — 11 13 5
Emerson, Wolfe (6), Earle (7) and Sowers; Sullivan-Hanes, Flory (4), Skillieorin (7) and Ryan. W — Wolfe (1-0). L — Flory. 2B — M: Maurer 3, Wolfe, Rolie, Jovanovic; C: S. Johnson, Meyers, Ryan. 3B — M: Earle. HR — M: Earle, Boyd; C: Sanderson.
Track and Field
OREGON ELITE — At Bend, Cole Watson of Rogue River won the 800 meters with his best time of the season (1:52.64) in the meet at Summit High that featured some state meet winners from all classes.
North Medford junior Drew Jordan won the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:10.59, well off his season-best mark of 8:43.37.
Kelley Beck of Crater finished second in the 400 with a personal best time of 48.83. The Comet junior missed Bryan Berryhill's school record by .02 seconds.
Other Local Results
NORTH MEDFORD — Mychal Desoto, second, shot put, 47-8; Will Kunkle, second, discus, 153-7; David Formolo, third, pole vault, 15-0; Jonathan McCune, sixth, 110 hurdles, 15.55.
CRATER — 4x400 (Kelley Beck, Jacob Ziegler, Hunter Sanders, Devin Massey), second, 3:26.69; Jacob Ziegler, ninth, 400, 51.33.
ST. MARY'S — Alexi Provost, second, high jump, 5-0.
HIDDEN VALLEY — Joelle Swanson, first, javelin, 122-2; Ali Rodgers, first, 100 hurdles, 16.08; eighth, 100, 13.35; Jefferson Jarvis, sixth, discus, 139-3; Chase Kearney, seventh, javelin, 156-7; Mary Bailey, seventh, 100, 12.99; seventh long jump, 15-8 1/2; Dana Powell, fourth, triple jump, 32-11; 4x100 (Dana Powell, Bailey Bars, Mary Bailey, Ali Rodgers), second, 50.56.
SONOMA COUNTY SOL 3, SOUTHERN OREGON FUEGO 1 — Sonoma County built a 3-0 halftime lead in the National Premier Soccer League match at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
The Fuego (1-4) scored on a penalty kick by Taka Doi in the 80th minute.