Lewis dealt first loss, Mustangs split
PORTLAND — It was a wild afternoon for the Medford Mustangs in the opening day of the Curt Daniels Memorial Tournament at the University of Portland's Joe Etzel Field on Thursday.
Mustangs left-hander Jordan Lewis was dealt his first loss in nearly two years in a 3-0 setback to Baden Baseball Club before Medford rebounded against Lakeside Recovery with 31-22 victory in six innings.
The American Legion AAA Mustangs (24-5) continue the 12-team event today against Hudson Bay at a high school in Vancouver at 7:30 p.m.
The Mustangs couldn't figure out Baden lefty Bret DeRooy, who went all seven innings and allowed three hits, one walk and struck out seven. He did not allow a baserunner past first base.
Lewis, who hadn't lost since July 10, 2007, pitched well but made one early mistake that proved to be the undoing of his streak.
After yielding consecutive singles, Trevor Jedson smashed a three-run home run for Baden of Seattle, Wash.
Lewis went the distance, allowing only four hits and one walk with six strikeouts. He let just two on base after Jedson's homer in a game that lasted just one hour and 20 minutes.
In the same elapsed time in their second game against Lakeside of Bellevue, Wash., the Mustangs were in just the second inning. The game lasted six innings because of a time limit.
Medford scored 12 runs in the second frame and 11 in the sixth.
The Mustangs' Garrett Tygerson went 4-for-4 with eight RBIs and five runs scored. His big hit was a sixth-inning grand slam.
Ian Kendall was 5-for-7 with a home run, two doubles, five RBIs and five runs for the Mustangs, who got a 3-for-5, five-RBI, two-run effort from Chris Bradshaw.
Max Gordon also went 3-for-5, with a double and a triple, scored four times and pushed across two runs.
Griffin Boyd was 3-for-4, drove in two runs and scored three times while Zack Earle, Matt Maurer and Isaac Rolie each collected two hits. Earle also drove in four runs, Maurer scored twice and plated two and Rolie scored three times.
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Lewis and L. Sebrell; and DeRooy and Jedson. W — DeRooy. L — Lewis (4-1). HR — B: Jedson.
Medford 5(12)0 31(11) — 31 25 3
Lakeside Recovery 417 154 — 22 21 4
Shipley, C. Sebrell (3), Wolfe (5), Kendall (6) and Sowers; Yarnell, Wiper (2), Lenke (2), Houser (2), Sanelli (5), Zadeh (6) and Sutherland. W — Wolfe (2-0). L — Yarnell. 2B — M: Kendall 2, Gordon, Earle, Tygerson, Maurer, Rolie; LS: Sanelli 2, O'Donnel, Penberthy, Zadeh. 3B — M: Gordon. HR — M: Tygerson (3), Kendall (6); LS Pan Sing.
AGE 10-11 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT — At Grants Pass, Ben Curry hit a three-run home run in the first inning while picking up the win from the mound as Central Point cruised past Grants Pass National to win the championship 11-1 in four innings.
The game went just four innings because of the 10-run mercy rule. Cavin Gillispie's two-run double with the bases loaded in the fourth sealed the victory.
Justin Montgomery cleared the bases on a double in the third inning and James Carpenter drove in two runs on a 3-for-4 performance for Central Point, which finished the tournament with a 5-1 record.
WU BROTHERS WIN — At Lake Oswego, Medford golfers Dylan and Jeremy Wu qualified for today's finals of their respective divisions in the Oregon Junior Amateur at Oswego Lake Country Club.
Dylan Wu, competing in the Intermediate Boys Division (ages 12-13), defeated John Nichols of Redmond, 6 and 4, in the match-play format.
In the Pee Wee Boys Division (8-11), Jeremy Wu won 2-up over Michael Petroff of Tualatin.
A third Wu, Joshua, was beaten in the Pee Wee Boys semifinals by Spencer Tibbits of Vancouver, Wash., 3 and 2.