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Devish helps Wolfpack split with Mavs

Dylan Devish of Cascade Christian/Rogue River/St. Mary's cooled off the host North Medford Mavericks bats in the second game of an Area 4 American Legion A baseball doubleheader, leading to a 3-2 win and a split Monday.

The Mavericks (23-8, 15-3 Area 4) won the first game 11-1 in five innings.

The Wolfpack was helped by a close play at the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning of Game 2. North's Colton Westfall doubled into the gap, and pinch runner Wyatt Westfall tried to score from first base but was thrown out.

Devish allowed two unearned runs on six hits and no walks. He did not record a strikeout but was in control after the Mavericks had 15 hits in the opener.

Spencer Crume went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI for the Wolfpack.

Taylor Raff and Austin Zavala both had two hits in the nightcap for the Mavericks.

In the opener, North's Taylor Raff had three doubles and scored three times. Jared Evans went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Josh Berman also drove in three runs and had two doubles. Zavala went 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.

FIRST GAME

CC/RR/StM 000 01 — 1 4 2

North Medford 520 31 — 11 15 0

Carpenter, Devish (4) and Seus; Crofton and Zavala. W — Crofton (5-0). L — Carpenter. 2B — NM: Raff 3, Berman 2, Evans, Westfall.

SECOND GAME

CC/RR/StM 011 100 0 — 3 4 2

North Medford 001 010 0 — 2 7 2

Devish, Martin (6) and Jones; Wolff, Evans (4) and Zavala. W — Devish. L — Wolff. 3B — NM: Raff.

ASHLAND 9-18, SOUTH MEDFORD 5-5 — Steen Fredrickson pitched five solid innings in the opener and drove in seven RBIs on the day to lead Ashland to the Area 4 sweep at South Medford High.

Fredrickson's three-strikeout, one-walk outing lifted the Pilots in the opener, and his 3-for-5 effort at the plate helped Ashland (11-5) in the nightcap.

In the opener, the Pilots, who have won four in a row, scored six runs in the fifth to take an 8-2 lead. Fredrickson's two-run double gave Ashland the lead for good, and reliever Tommy Hulick held South Medford to two runs on four hits over the last two innings to pick up the save.

Fredrickson struck out three and walked one while surrendering three runs on six hits.

In Game 2, Ashland trailed South 3-2 entering the fifth before exploding for 16 runs over the last three innings. Fredrickson had a pair of two-run triples, catcher Vince Cammarota was 3-for-5 with six RBIs and Ryan Bottimore was 3-for-6 with three RBIs.

For South Medford, Justin James was 3-for-4 and A.J. Coffman 2-for-4 with an RBI.

FIRST GAME

Ashland 010 161 0 — 9 9 1

South Medford 200 011 1 — 5 10 5

Fredrickson, Hulick (6) and Glick; Cooney, Wallen (5) and Henry. W — Fredrickson (1-0). L — Cooney. 2B — A: Fredrickson, Bottimore, Glick; SM: Perry.

SECOND GAME

Ashland 110 065 5 — 18 15 1

South Medford 300 100 1 — 5 7 4

Hulick, Scott (3), Glick (6) and Cammarota; Newman, White (6), Coffman (7) and Henry. W — Scott (1-0). L — Newman. 2B — A: Fredrickson, Cammarota. SM: James. 3B: A: Fredrickson 2.

CENTRAL POINT 4-17, NORTH JACKSON 3-7 — At Central Point, Ty Fox's strong pitching guided Central Point past North Jackson in the opener at Anhorn Field as the Comets bumped their winning streak to 14 games.

Fox went all seven innings, allowing one unearned run on only four hits and two walks. He struck out nine.

Taylor Tibbets and Tanner Ryerson knocked in back-to-back runs in the fourth inning, which proved to be key when North Jackson scored two runs in the top of the seventh on Comet miscues.

In Game 2, the Comets pounded 22 hits, Tibbets hit a two-run homer in the second inning and the Comets (17-4, 15-2 Area 4) picked up a win in the sixth inning by virtue of the 10-run mercy rule.

Tibbets went 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs, Evan Erskine 4-for-4 with two RBIs, Paul Turner 3-for-3 with three RBIs and Anthony Martin 3-for-3 with a pair of runs.

FIRST GAME

North Jackson 100 000 2 — 3 4 2

Central Point 020 200 x — 4 9 2

Dixon and Brammer; Fox and Aplin. W — Fox (3-0). L — Dixon. 2B — CP: Erskine, Tibbets.

SECOND GAME

North Jackson 000 700 0— 7 7 1

Central Point 740 021 3 — 17 22 1

Walls, Mickey (3), Morris (5), Adams (6) and Augino; Fahndrich and Aplin, Caballero (3). W — Fahndrich (4-0). L — Walls. 2B — CP: Erskine, Martin, Ryerson. HR — CP: Tibbets.

9-10-YEAR-OLD DISTRICT — At Brookings, the Medford Nationals trounced Gold Beach 25-1 and Grants Pass Nationals 18-3 in District 8 tournament pool play.

Against Gold Beach, Chase Hinton was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs, and Cody Conner went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs.

In the win over Grants Pass, which improved Medford to 3-0 in pool play, Mason Devries was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs.