Hansen powers Mustangs sweep over Falcons
KLAMATH FALLS — Billy Hansen slugged a three-run home run in the top of sixth inning of the nightcap as the Medford Mustangs American Legion AAA squad pulled away to secure an Area 4 sweep over Klamath Falls at Kiger Stadium.
The Mustangs (10-6, 2-0 Area 4) won the nightcap 9-3 after getting a 5-4 victory in nine innings in the opener on Thursday.
With the Mustangs up 5-3, Hansen went deep over the left field fence for his second homer of the season.
Mustangs pitcher Colton Westfall went 52/3 innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on six hits and two walks. He struck out 10.
Mustangs reliever Jamie Flynn nailed down the win by fanning the final four batters.
Ethan Schlecht went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs and Nate Namanny added a pair of doubles. Charlie Walker had just one hit, but scored four times for Medford.
In Game 1, the Mustangs jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the second inning. Jessie Hornbrook went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Medford. His RBI single in the top of the first gave Medford a 1-0 lead. A bases-loaded hit batsmen in the second put the Mustangs ahead 3-0, and run-scoring singles by Schlecht and Hornbrook made it 5-0.
Walker earned the win after striking out eight and walking three before being replaced in the sixth by Flynn, who earned the save.
Medford Mustangs 140 000 001 — 5 6 1
Klamath Falls Falcons 000 220 000 — 4 7 3
Walker, Flynn (6) and Westhelle-Grant; Kuhlman, D. Smith (2) and Whisler. W — Walker (1-1). L — Kuhlman. S — Flynn (1). 3B — KF: Goble.
Medford Mustangs 130 104 0 — 9 6 1
Klamath Falls 030 000 0 — 3 6 1
Westfall, Flynn (6) and Westhelle-Grant; P. Smith, Kuhlman (4), Stewart (7) and White. W — Westfall (2-0). L — P. Smith. 2B — KF: Goble, White. M: Namanny 2, Schlecht. HR — M: Hansen.
NORTH MEDFORD 4, THURSTON 1 — At Corvallis, Josh Berman pitched a two-hitter as North Medford stymied Thurston in the first day of the Corvallis Summer Slam Woodbat Tournament.
The Mavericks (14-2) continue the eight-team event today with pool play. They face Tigard at 2:30 p.m. and Sprague at 5:15 p.m.
Berman struck out eight and walked just one batter. He gave up one unearned run in the fourth inning when the Mavericks committed three of its four errors.
The Mavericks struck with three runs in the second inning, capped by Greyson Wolff's two-out single that scored Jared Evans. Evans had drove in David Crofton with a single to put the Mavericks up 1-0 and an out later, Brett Pearson's safety squeeze plated Christian Gillis.
Gillis finished 2-for-2 on the day.
North Medford 031 000 0 — 4 7 4
Thurston 000 100 0 — 1 2 3
Berman and Zavala; Hutchinson and Douglas. W — Berman (2-0). L — Hutchinson. 2B — T: Renedick.
CENTRAL POINT 15-15, ROSEBURG 2-5 — At Roseburg, Taylor Pardee hit two doubles and drove in three runs in the opener for Central Point, which swept Roseburg Premier Insurance in an Area 4 doubleheader.
The Comets (9-4, 7-2 Area 4) needed just five innings to get the win in the first game and six innings to become victors the Game 2 by virtue of the 10-run mercy rule.
Pardee finished 3-for-4 with two runs in Game 1 with Taylor Tibbets and Blake Fahndrich each going 2-for-2 with three runs and a pair of RBIs. Tanner Ryerson went 3-for-4.
In Game 2, the Comets' Tyler Aplin went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs. Ty Fox had three hits and knocked in two and Fahndrich finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
Central Point 214 35 — 15 13 1
Roseburg 200 00 — 2 5 2
Fahndrich and Aplin; Swan, Rose (1), Suhrstezt (4), Foster (4) and Tilton. W — Fahndrich (2-0). L — Swan. 2B — R: Forrester; CP: Pardee 2, Tibbets, Fahndrich, Ryerson, Turner.
Central Point 010 743 — 15 11 1
Roseburg 200 102 — 5 13 3
Bastendorff, Lathrop (2), Aplin (6) and Caballero; Jones, Rose (4), Westbrooks (4), Foster (5), Swan (6) and McNight. W — Lathrop (1-1). L — Jones. 2B — CP: Turner, Fahndrich, Rose, Pringle. 3B — CP: Tibbets.
SOUTHERN OREGON 6-5, NORCAL 2-6 — Brody Miller went 3-for-5 at the plate in Game 1 as the Southern Oregon RiverDawgs earned a split in Far West League action at Harry & David Field.
Miller also scored one run and had an RBI for the RiverDawgs (11-4, 7-2 Far West).
Also in the opener, the RiverDawgs' Andrew Herrera threw five scoreless innings before surrendering two runs in the sixth.
Game 2 finished after press time.
Nor Cal 000 002 000 2 9 1
Southern Oregon 100 220 11x 6 11 1
Lassen, Hull (8) and Palladino; A. Herrera, G. Herrera (6) and Brill. W — A. Herrera (2-0). L — Lassen. S — G. Herrera. 2B — NC: Gomes; SO: Miller, Ampi, Hayden, Brill.
OREGON AMATEUR — At Tualatin, Rogue River's Kevin Murphy and Medford's Abby Mann were eliminated from the 103rd men's and women's tournaments at Tualatin Country Club.
Facing Eugene's Brent Pollock, Murphy dug himself a four-hole deficit through eight holes and never recovered in a 4 and 2 loss. Pollock had three birdies on the front nine.
Mann stormed back from a four hole deficit to take a 1-up lead with a Par 4 on the 17th, only to lose on the 19th hole to Kendall Prince of Corvallis in the round of 16. Prince's bogey 5 on the 18th was good enough to force a 19th hole, which she won with a par 4.
TRACKTOWN MARATHON — At Eugene, local runners teamed up at the Tracktown Marathon at Hayward Field.
The boys team won and the girls finished second in the team marathon event, which featured six individuals per squad.
The members of the boys team were: Cascade Christian's Hudson Eustace, South Medford's Travis Jantzer, New Hope's Chris Merlos, Roseburg's Kenny Freeman, Dufur's Alex Dillard, and Hidden Valley's Dakotah Webb, who ran the race as an alternate. The girls team was made up of: Cascade Christian's Stephanie Troy, Hidden Valley's Sierra Brown, South Medford's Lela Stimple, and Crater's Megan Hastings, Sarah Hastings, and Gracie Tostenson.