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Mustangs remain unbeaten in tourney

Jamie Flynn pitched effectively for seven innings and the Medford Mustangs used a big outburst to post a 7-2 victory over Three Rivers from the central Oregon coast in a pool-play game Friday in the Jim Chubb Memorial wood bat tournament at Harry & David Field.

The victory improves Medford to 2-0 in the blue pool while the Withnell Dodgers of Salem are 2-0 in the red pool. The winners of each pool vie for the championship in the eight-team event Sunday.

Flynn (3-0) struck out nine and allowed one earned run. He had retired 10 in a row before a seventh-inning single. Flynn worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation by giving up a sacrifice fly and an infield out for a run.

The Mustangs (12-8) broke open the game with five runs in the fourth to take a 6-0 lead. Medford had two outs and nobody on when Taren Bradd reached on an error and Evan Westhelle-Grant also got on with an error that sent Bradd to third. Bradd scored the first run of the frame on a passed ball.

Cody Hoff continued the rally with a single to right and Charlie Walker followed with an RBI single. Taylor Humphrey delivered an RBI single and Walker ended up scoring from third on a double steal. Ethan Schlecht's double drove in the fifth run of the inning.

Schlecht finished with three hits and two RBIs.

In other results from Friday's tournament games: the Sandy Pioneers defeated Mound Time of Hillsboro 11-2, the Withnell Dodgers registered a 4-1 victory against the Red Bluff Bulls and Springfield got past the Klamath Falls Falcons, 7-2.

The Mustangs final pool game is at 7 tonight at Harry & David against the Spingfield Titans.

Three Rivers 000 000 200 — 2 5 3

Medford Mustangs 001 510 000 — 7 11 1

Anderson, Snow (4) and Jones, DeRocher (7); Flynn, Doolittle (8) and Westhelle-Grant. W — Jamie Flynn (3-0). L — Anderson. 2B — MM: Schlecht.

NORTH MEDFORD 8, PENDLETON 1 — At Eugene, Brett Pearson pitched a three-hitter and collected two hits and one RBI for the North Medford Mavericks in the Best of the West Tournament at Swede Johnson Stadium.

The Mavericks (20-6) improved to 3-1 in pool play and need a win over Thurston today to advance to Sunday's championship round.

Pearson (4-1) surrendered an unearned run in the first inning, then blanked Pendleton the rest of the way in the six-inning game ended by the seven-run mercy rule. Pearson recorded five strikeouts and walked two.

Honus Keindriech had two hits and two RBIs and Taylor Raff added two hits and one RBI for the Mavericks.

North Medford scored five runs in the top of the first to take command.

Austin Zavala reached on an error to begin the rally and Colton Westfall and Raff followed with back-to-back RBI doubles. Raff scored when Jared Evans got on base with an error and Josh Berman smacked an RBI double. Keindriech's squeeze bunt completed the scoring.

North Medford Mavericks 502 001 — 8 9 4

Pendleton Red Bulls 100 000 — 1 3 6

Pearson and Zavala; O'Rourke and Foremma. W — Pearson (4-1). L — O'Rourke. 2B — MM: Westfall, Raff, Berman.

NORTH JACKSON 5-1, ASHLAND 3-3 — At Ashland, relief-pitcher Carter Glick slammed the door on North Jackson in the second game and Ryan Bottimore had the big hit as the Ashland Pilots came away with an American Legion A Area 4 split at North Mountain Park.

In Game 2, Ashland broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Glick walked to open the inning, was sacrificed to second and Eric Carlson walked. Bottimore followed with the decisive two-run double.

In the sixth, the Eagles got their first two runners on base against Pilots' starter James Whelan before Glick was summoned from the bullpen. Glick threw a wild pitch to advance runners to second and third but got two strikeouts and a ground out to get out of the jam without allowing a run.

Glick struck out four and didn't allow a base runner in registering his second save of the season.

In the opener, Ashland led 3-2 after four innings before the Eagles rallied in the fifth for two runs.

North Jackson (9-15, 8-9 Area 4) put together the winning outburst when Derrick Walls and Destin Adams singled and Bub Skogseth ripped a two-run double with no one out.

Walls, Adams and Skogseth had two hits each for North Jackson, while Glick collected a pair of hits for the Pilots.


North Jackson 100 120 1 — 5 9 2

Ashland 011 100 0 — 3 6 0

Brammer, Walls (7) and Augino; Hulick, Carlson (7) and Glick. W — Brammer. L — Hulick (1-1). 2B — NJ: Walls 2, Skogseth. 3B — A: Carlson.


North Jackson 000 010 0 — 1 7 2

Ashland 000 120 x — 3 6 0

Walls and Augino; Whelan, Glick (6) and Glick, Hamik (6). W — Whelan (2-0). L — Walls. 2B — NJ: Brammer; A: Alpenia, Bottimore.