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Mustangs strike out 13 in win over KF

Pitchers Jordan Lewis and Matt Maurer combined for 10 of the Medford Mustangs 13 strikeouts in a 4-2 victory against the Klamath Falls Falcons in American Legion baseball on Thursday at Harry & David Field.

Lewis, making his first start of the season, fanned five in four innings of work, while Maurer, the third Mustangs pitcher, recorded five strikeouts in two innings.

Zack Earle had two doubles to lead the Medford offense. Phil Jovanovic added two hits for Medford.

The Mustangs (4-1) scored what proved to be the winning run without getting a base hit in the sixth inning. Colin Sowers opened with a walk and was moved to second on Dylan Bedortha's sacrifice bunt. Sowers went to third on a wild pitch, then scored on an infield out by Isaac Rolie.

Earle doubled and Maurer singled him home for an insurance run in the eighth.

Jake Whisler went 2-for-5 for Klamath Falls (2-1).

The Mustangs play Tuesday at Grants Pass at 7 p.m.

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Medford 011 001 01x — 4 8 0

Waardenburg, White (5), Bigby (8) and Reinhard; Lewis, Rolie (5), Maurer (7), Shipley (9) and Sowers. W — Rolie (1-1). L — White. 2B — KF: Pace; M: Earle 2. 3B — KF: Whisler.

NORTH JACKSON 2-15, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 1-5 — At Eagle Point, Tyler Atler pitched a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and tripled and scored one run in the opener for North Jackson.

Deric Allen scored the winning run in the sixth inning for the Eagles when he opened with a single and scored from third on Austin Foserburg's fielder's choice.

In Game 2, Dakota Marshall had two hits, two runs and one RBI for North Jackson (2-2).

Brendon Schoner collected two hits and scored one run and Ryder West slammed a bases-loaded triple for Cascade Christian.

FIRST GAME

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Reyes, Cochran (5) and West; Atler and McCready. W — Atler (1-0). L — Cochran. 2B — NJ: Fosenburg. 3B — NJ: Atler.

SECOND GAME

Cascade Christian 000 05 — 5 6 9

North Jackson (10)23 0x — 15 10 1

Herrmann, West (1), Pierce (3) and Pierce, West (3); Morgan, Barnett (5) and Fosenburg. W — Morgan (1-0). L — Herrmann. 2B — 2B: CC: Schoner, O'Boyle; NJ: Marshall, Foster. 3B — CC: West.