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Lewis pitches gem, Mustangs split with KF

Jordan Lewis pitched a two-hit shutout to get the Medford Mustangs off to a successful start in their American Legion AAA Area 4 opener at Harry & David Field Tuesday.

But the Klamath Falls Falcons capitalized on three errors in the nightcap to gain a doubleheader split.

Medford won the opener 3-0 but came up short in the second game, 8-6.

Lewis (3-0), who struck out 10, retired the first nine Falcon batters. Then Chris Hawthorne opened the fourth with an infield single. Lewis fielded Hawthorne's one-hopper back to the mound but the speedy Hawthorne beat out the pitcher's throw to first base. After two walks loaded the bases, Lewis struck out Nate McDaniel to quell the threat.

The Falcons' other hit came on a solid single by Mason Aspera in the seventh.

The Mustangs (16-3, 1-1 Area 4) opened the scoring in the second with two runs. Ian Kendall led off with a double, Griff Boyd followed with an infield single and Matt Maurer was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Kendall scored on a force out at second and Hayden Wolfe's ground out scored Boyd.

The Mustangs upped their lead to 3-0 one inning later when Zack Earle singled and scored on a single by Garrett Tygerson.

Klamath Falls starter Jake Waardenburg allowed just five hits and retired the final 11 Mustang batters.

In Game 2, Klamath Falls capitalized on two errors in the first inning to score four runs — three unearned — off Mustang starter Dylan Bedortha.

In the fourth, Kendall's two-run homer highlighted a three-run rally that cut Medford's deficit to 6-5.

But Klamath pushed across two insurance runs in the sixth on a walk to Mike Mastroianni and singles by Seth Brown and Ethan Pace.

For Medford, Earle collected two hits and two RBIs and Tygerson added two hits.

Brown went 3-for-4 for the Falcons.

Medford hosts the Vancouver Cardinals in a nonleague doubleheader at 6 p.m. today at Harry & David Field.


Klamath Falls 000 000 0 — 0 2 0

Medford 021 000 X — 3 5 0

Waardenburg and Reinhard; Lewis and Sowers. W — Lewis (3-0). L — Waardenburg. 2B — M: Kendall.


Klamath Falls 400 202 0 — 8 10 0

Medford 002 300 1 — 6 8 3

Cullen, Bigby (6) and Reinhard; Bedortha, Maurer (4), Kendall (6) and L. Sebrell. W — Cullen. L — Bedortha (2-1). 2B — M: Earle, Tygerson, Boyd. HR — M: Kendall (4).

SOUTH MEDFORD 17-9, ST. MARY'S/CASCADE CHRISTIAN 10-3 — Andrew Phillips went 4-for-4 in the second game to help South Medford complete an American Legion sweep at South Medford High.

In Game 1, the Colts (11-3) capitalized on eight walks, five hit batters and five errors by St. Mary's/Cascade Christian.

Josh Havird collected two hits and scored twice for the Colts. Other South Medford offensive leaders were Nate Namanny (four runs), Austin Griffin (four RBIs) and Colt Wolf (three RBIs).

For St. Mary's/Cascade Christian, Brendan Schoner, Christian Reyes and Craig Lee each had two hits.

In the nightcap, South pitcher Kyle Seutter surrendered two unearned runs and allowed four hits and struck out four through five innings.

Phillips blasted a two-run homer and had two RBIs and scored twice. Wolf added two hits.

Brad Hermann had two hits for the visitors.


St. Mary's/Cascade Chr 004 204 0 — 10 10 5

South Medford 212 723 x — 17 8 5

Hermann, Lee (4) and West; Havird, Namanny (5) and Phillips. W — Havird (2-1). L — Hermann. 2B — SM/CC: Banks, West, Lee; SM: Seutter, Pearson.


St. Mary's/Cascade Chr 100 010 1 — 3 6 4

South Medford 302 121 x — 9 11 6

Banks, Boyle (3), Reyes (5) and Lee; Seutter, Pearson (6) and Phillips. W — Seutter (2-0). L — Banks. 2B — SM/CC: White; SM: Bradd, Wolf. HR — SM: Phillips.


NORTH THIRD, SOUTH FIFTH — At Beaverton, North Medford placed third and South tied for fifth in the Beaverton Valley Invitational 16A division Sunday.

North Medford went 6-2 and defeated the Unlimited Northwest Bulldogs, from Olympia, Wash., 13-0 in the third-place contest.

For the Black Tornado in the tournament, Jenna Stevens was 12-for-25 with two doubles and a triple. Amanda Freitas was 12-for-23 with five stolen bases. Amanda Wolfe was 9-for-20 with two triples and a double.

Pitcher Kelsie Bartley was 5-0 with a 0.26 ERA. She struck out 42 and walked six.

South Medford, which also had players from Ashland and Crater, won its first four games before losing 3-2 on the international tiebreaker format. It finished 4-1.

There were 48 teams in the 16A division and 144 teams in the tournament.