Mustangs roll in tourney game
VANCOUVER, Wash. — Garrett Tygerson had a field day for the Medford Mustangs American Legion baseball team Friday in the 12-team Curt Daniels Memorial Tournament.
Tygerson pitched effectively and helped himself offensively as the Mustangs demolished C&H Baseball 23-1 in five innings at Hudson Bay High School's Propstra Stadium.
Tygerson smacked a grand slam in the first inning to help stake the Mustangs to a 5-0 lead. The Ashland product went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and scored three runs. On the mound, Tygerson (3-0) limited C&H, which is a select team from California and Hawaii, to six hits and struck out four.
Medford (25-5) sent 16 batters to the plate and scored 10 more runs in the second inning
Ian Kendall added three hits, five RBIs and scored two runs. Kendall hit his team-leading sixth home run of the season. Zack Earle contributed two hits, including a fourth-inning grand slam, drove in five runs and scored four.
Besides getting 16 hits, the Mustangs received 12 walks and had three hit batters.
Medford is 2-1 in pool play and is still alive to play for the tournament championship. The Mustangs play Rip's Brewers from Seattle in a pool play game at 2:45 p.m. today at the University of Portland.
Medford Mustangs 5(10)2 51 — 23 16 0
C&H Baseball 000 10 — 1 6 2
Tygerson and Sowers, L. Sebrell (3); Ramia, Lee (1), Torika (5) and Hornberger. W — Tygerson (3-0). L — Ramia. 2B — C&H: Gutierez; M: Bradshaw, Earle, Kendall. 3B — M: Wolfe. HR — M: Earle (2), Tygerson (4), Kendall (7), Rolie (1).
NORTH EUGENE 10-3, NORTH MEDFORD 7-13 — In his first start from the mound since Little League, North Medford's Jessie Hornbrook shut down North Eugene to earn a split in an Area 4 doubleheader at North Medford High.
Hornbrook allowed just one earned run in five innings. He gave up five hits, walked one and struck out four.
Cody Haggans' RBI-single in the fifth inning pushed the lead to 13-3 and ended the game because of the 10-run mercy rule.
Shaun Whitehead was 6-for-7 on the day, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs and two RBIs in the nightcap, where he scored the winning run.
Also for the Mavericks (16-10, 14-9 Area 4), Jeremy Scottow was 2-for-3 with two runs in Game 2.
In the opener, Whitehead, Cory Pine and Michael Bradshaw all went 3-for-4. Bradshaw drove in three runs as well.
North Eugene 042 210 1 — 10 13 1
North Medford 020 203 0 — 7 13 2
Phillips, Clayton (6) and Lari; Doolittle, White (4) and Whitehead. W — Phillips. L — Doolittle (2-1). 2B — NE: Harpole, Phillips, Crum, Lari. NM: Haggans, Pine, Whitehead;
North Eugene 110 01 — 3 5 2
North Medford 212 44 — 13 10 1
Delaney and Lari; Hornbrook (1-0) and Pine. W — Hornbrook (1-0). L — Delaney. 2B — NM: Whitehead 2, Paxton. 3B — NE: Harpole.
WU CLAIMS SECOND JUNIOR AMATEUR — At Lake Oswego, Medford golfer Dylan Wu won for the second straight year in the Junior Amateur Championship at Oswego Lake Country Club.
Wu, who won Pee Wee Boys Division (ages 8-11) last year, was able to hold off West Linn's Cole Madey 3 and 2 in the match-play format event in the Intermediate Boys Division final for ages 12-13.
Wu's younger brother, Jeremy, was competing for the title in the Pee Wee Boys Division, but was defeated by Kevin Geniza of Corvallis, 3 and 2.