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RiverDawgs rally late to take down Fairfield

Chris Lewis scored the game-winning run on a bases-loaded walk, helping the Southern Oregon RiverDawgs amateur baseball team to a 3-2 comeback victory over Fairfield, Calif., on Saturday at Harry & David Field.

With the game tied at 2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Lewis and Ryan Xepoleas were walked. A Fairfield field error loaded the bases and then, on a 3-1 count, Justin Hertzmann was walked to bring home Lewis and seal the win.

The RiverDawgs trailed 2-0 entering the eighth before evening things up on a Fairfield throwing error and Seth Brown RBI single.

Southern Oregon (16-8) hosts Fairfield at noon today.

Fairfield, Calif. 000 010 100 — 2 4 2

Southern Oregon 000 000 021 — 3 4 0

Moret , Bynum (8) and Niemeier; Morgan and Brill, Hertzmann (9). W — Morgan (3-2). L — Bynum. 2B — F: Watson. HR — F: Hoffman.

MEDFORD MUSTANGS 6, WIENS BASEBALL 4 — At Reno, Jessie Hornbrook went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI and Charlie Walker hit the go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning at the Reno Invitational, clinching a berth in today's semifinals.

Ryan Wellock was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run and Charlie Walker finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run for the Mustangs (15-10).

A.J. Doolittle, who entered in the top of the fifth inning with two on and one out, retired the side on four pitches and did not allow a hit in 22/3 innings against Wiens of San Jose, Calif.

With his team trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Wellock singled to left field to drive in Hornbrook and even the game at 4.

Walker's single to left field later scored the winning runs.

Wiens Baseball 130 000 0 — 4 5 3

Medford Mustangs 012 003 x — 6 10 3

Kirk, Rodgers (6) and Zapeda; Westfall, Doolittle (5) and Westhelle-Grant, Wallan (6). W — Doolittle (2-0). L — Kirk. 2B — W: Bruner; M: Hornbrook, Wellock, Westhelle-Grant.

NORTH MEDFORD 2-7, HENLEY 0-3 — At Klamath Falls, Micah Brown pitched a three-hit shutout in the opener and led the North Medford Mavericks offensively in the Area 4 twin bill along with Taylor Raff and David Crofton.

Brown went 5-for-7 in the doubleheader, while Raff was 5-8 with two runs and two RBIs and Crofton added four hits and four RBIs.

In the opener, Crofton had a pair of RBI singles that accounted for both Mavericks (27-10, 17-3 Area 4) runs.

Raff's two-run homer in the fourth inning of the second game broke a scoreless tie and highlighted a four-run rally.

Josh Berman pitched five shutout innings before encountering problems in the sixth when Henley scored all three runs, of which only one was earned.

FIRST GAME

North Medford Mavericks 101 000 0 — 2 10 3

Henley 000 000 0 — 0 3 2

Brown and Zavala; Patrick and Howard. W — Brown. L — Patrick.

SECOND GAME

North Medford Mavericks 004 020 1 — 7 10 1

Henley 000 003 0 — 3 6 0

Berman, Crofton (6) and Zavala; Seater, Edwards (3) and Justin. W — Berman. L — Seater. HR — NM: Raff.

CENTRAL POINT 10-13, GRANTS PASS MINERS 7-5 — At Central Point, the Central Point Comets stretched their winning streak to 18 games with the Area 4 doubleheader victory at Anhorn Field.

In the opener, Taylor Pardee went 3-3 with three RBIs to pace the Comets' 12-hit attack. Tyler Aplin added three hits, while Ty Fox and Anthony Martin had two hits each and combined for three RBIs and four runs.

In Game 2, Joey Caballero's two doubles sparked league-leading Central Point (21-4, 19-2 Area 4). John Keyser chipped in two hits and three runs and Zach Lathrop collected a pair of hits and scored twice for the Comets.

FIRST GAME

Grants Pass Miners 010 030 3 — 7 10 6

Central Point 402 040 x — 10 12 1

Olmstead and Dupont; Keyser and Aplin. W — Keyser (3-1). L — Olmstead. 2B — GP: Hults, Olmstead; CP: Aplin, Martin 2. 3B — CP: Fox.

SECOND GAME

Grants Pass Miners 220 010 0 — 5 9 3

Central Point 011 425 x — 13 11 1

Hults, Norberg (4), Porter (5) and Dupont; Joerger, Bastendorff (5), Fox (7) and Caballero. W — Joerger (2-0). L — Hults. 2B — GP: Schmidt; CP: Caballero.

9-10-YEAR OLD DISTRICT 6 — At Merrill, the Medford Americans defeated Klamath Falls 16-3 in four innings due to the 10-run mercy rule in the tournament opening round Friday.

Brennan Stults went 3-4 to lead Medford's 16-hit attack. The Americans received two hits each from Jacob Acree, Taven Passey, Joseph Parker and Jordan Jacobs.

RENEGADES ADVANCE — Titan Mann's 35-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Anthony Gonzalez in the fourth overtime proved to be the game winner as the Southern Oregon Renegades defeated the South Lane Buzzards of Springfield 20-14 in the first round of the Pacific Football League South Division playoffs at Spiegelberg Stadium.

The Renegades (6-2) will travel to play the Portland Monarchs, a 56-7 winner over the Portland Raiders, next Saturday at Lincoln High School.

James Snyder's interception sealed the victory as the Buzzards had the final possession.

The game was tied 7-7 at halftime and at the end of regulation.

After South Lane took a 7-0 second quarter lead, a blocked punt by defensive end Ruben Jones set up Leon Ireland's 2-yard touchdown run to tie the game with 2:20 left before halftime.

Southern Oregon scored in the third overtime in the Kansas Plan format on a 1-yard run by Andre Smith to take a 14-7 lead. But the Buzzards scored to force the fourth OT.

Former South Medford High lineman Chris Mix led the Renegades defensive effort with seven tackles. The Renegades also got an interception from Robert Woods.

SOUTHERN OREGON SPEEDWAY — At White City, Mark Wauge demonstrated patience and driving skill in capturing the 30-lap modified A Main at Southern Oregon Speedway.

Wauge, starting in eighth, worked his way up through the field to overtake leader Justin Holt on lap 21 and never relinquished the top spot.

Racing will be held next Saturday at S.O. Speedway with modifieds, pro/mods, dwarf cars, super 4's, mini stocks and street stocks.

Saturday's Results

Modified

A MAIN — 1, Mark Wauge; 2, Dave Duste; 3, Matt Duste; 4, Troy Maclroy.

TROPHY DASH — Matt Duste

Dwarf Car

A MAIN — 1, RJ McGuehey; 2, CJ Putnam; 3, Ryan Smith; 4, Josh King.

TROPHY DASH — John Chrisman

Pro/Mod

MAIN — 1, Brad Alfrey; 2, Rob Fitzsimmons; 3, Dwayne Melvin; 4, Eric Bray.

TROPHY DASH — Brad Alfrey

Super 4

MAIN — 1, Nick Camus; 2, Tony Bartell; 3, Jamie Newberg; 4, Steve Thompson.

TROPHY DASH — Steve Thompson.

Mini Stock

A MAIN — 1, Bob Burkett; 2, Toby Judd; 3, David Marbel; 4, Cameron Derby.

TROPHY DASH — Curt Ballard.

Street Stock

A MAIN — 1, Duane Orsburn; 2, Stewart Setavee; 3, Tyler Lockwood; 4, Daryl Brumfield.

TROPHY DASH — Duane Orsburn