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Miller, Pilots take twin bill from Colts

ASHLAND — Ashland pitcher Hayden Miller totaled eight shutout innings on the day — including a three-hitter in the nightcap — as the Pilots swept an American Legion A baseball doubleheader from error-prone South Medford in Area 4 action Tuesday.

The scores were 6-3 and 10-0.

Miller went the distance and struck out six in Game 2, which lasted just six innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. In the opener, Miller yielded just one hit over two innings of relief.

The short-handed Colts (19-5, 17-5 Area 4) committed five errors in each game — four coming in the bottom of the fifth of Game 2, when the Pilots capitalized with six runs.

Miller went 2-for-3 in Game 1 and Luke Baldrica contributed a 2-for-3 effort.

Bryson Lake drove in all three Colt runs in Game 1 and went 2-for-4. Brandon Dollarhide went 3-for-4 and scored twice.

Ashland's Kealii Cecil had a two-run double in the fifth inning of Game 2, while Nick Hall scored twice and went 2-for-2 with a triple.


South Medford 001 020 0 — 3 8 5

Ashland 040 020 0 — 6 7 0

Phillips and Fitzsimmons; Hanson, Miller (6) and Hegdahl. W — Hanson. L — Phillips (2-2). 2B — SM: Dollarhide; A: Baldrica, Cecil.


South Medford 000 000 0 — 0 3 5

Ashland 000 163 x — 10 5 0

Dollarhide, Wellock (5) and Fitzsimmons; Miller and Hegdahl. W — Miller. L — Dollarhide (2-1). 2B — A: Cecil, Adams. 3B — A: Hall.

NORTH MEDFORD 14-13, NORTH JACKSON 1-3 — North Medford combined for 24 hits in an Area 4 doubleheader sweep at North Medford High. Both games ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Will Allbright improved to 3-1 on the mound after a three-hit, seven-strikeout performance in Game 1 for the Mavericks (14-9, 10-8 Area 4).

Cody James went 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs in the opener for North Medford, while Jesse Hornbrook was also 3-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs.

In Game 2, Cory Haggans was 2-for-2 with three runs, two RBIs and two stolen bases, and Phil Jovanovic went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs. Jovanovic gave up five hits and improved to 2-0 pitching.


North Jackson 001 00 — 1 3 4

North Medford 318 2x — 14 14 0

Atler, Barnett (3) and McCready; Allbright and Pine. W — Allbright (3-1). L — Atler. 3B — NM: Hornbrook.


North Jackson 003 00 — 3 5 2

North Medford 440 5x — 13 10 0

McCready, Dixon (2) and Fosenburg; Jovanovic and Pine. W — Jovanovic (2-0). L — McCready. 2B — NM: Paxton, Haggans. 3B — Jovanivic 2.

Little League

  • AGE 9-10 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT — At Grants Pass, Central Point has posted a 2-1 record and defeated Medford National 21-10 in its most recent pool game.
  • AGE 10-11 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT — At Grants Pass, Central Point's Ben Curry hit a solo home run over the center-field fence in a 4-3 loss to Grants Pass National Saturday. Central Point went 3-1 in pool play and has advanced to the semifinals today.
  • AGE 11-12 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT — At Grants Pass, Sam Ingledew pitched a two-hit shutout and struck out nine as Medford National Central topped Illinois Valley, 4-0.

Ingledew, Cody Donnally Dana Roberts and David Garcia each scored a run for Medford, 2-2 in pool play.

Central Point got strong pitching in wins over Gold Valley and Medford National Central en route to a berth into today's semifinal. Griffin Brewer struck out 10 in a 5-1 win over Gold Valley, and Tien Hendershot fanned 12 in a 4-1 win over Medford.