fb pixel

Log In

Reset Password

Mustangs settle for split with Salem

Hayden Evans stepped up to help right the ship for the Medford Mustangs on Wednesday, but the uprising was short-lived in an American Legion AAA baseball doubleheader at Harry & David Field.

Coming off a pair of disappointing losses to Area 4 foe Roseburg on Tuesday, Evans authored a complete-game effort on the mound to lead Medford to a 4-1 win over visiting Salem Post 20 in the opener.

With a depleted pitching rotation after a weekend tournament in Reno, Nev., and Tuesday's twin bill, the Mustangs were unable to slow the Dirtbags in the nightcap, which Salem won 16-6 in five innings thanks to 13 hits — including eight for extra bases.

In the opener, Evans threw an eight-hitter with seven strikeouts and just one walk. He fanned the side in the top of the seventh inning to finish with a flourish.

Billy Hansen was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Ryan Wellock went 2-for-3 with a run scored in support of Evans.

Salem scored five runs in the second inning in Game 2 against Jessie Hornbrook, who was making his first pitching appearance of the season, and used that momentum to slip past the Mustangs (18-13).

Hornbrook connected for his first home run — a solo shot in the second inning — to highlight the nightcap for Medford, with Hansen going 1-for-2 with three RBIs in the nonleague game.


Salem Post 20 000 100 0 — 1 8 0

Medford Mustangs 111 100 x — 4 8 0

Havig, Fast (3) and Moskal; Evans and Wallan. W — Evans (1-2). L — Havig. 2B — S: Snow.


Salem Post 20 053 35 — 16 13 1

Medford Mustangs 021 30 — 6 5 1

Holly, Peterson (5) and Rice; Hornbrook, Schlecht (4), Hansen (5) and Wallan. W — Holly. L — Hornbrook (0-1). 2B — S: Zachary, Groat, Rice, Riddell, Moskal; M: Hansen, Wallan. 3B — S: Shaffer; M: Schlecht. HR — S: Zachary, Snow; M: Hornbrook (1).

SOUTH MEDFORD 13-13, SOUTH KLAMATH FALLS 3-3 — The South Medford Colts tallied 22 total hits in their Area 4 sweep at South Medford High, with both games lasting only five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

In the opener, Christian Mahoney went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Justin James recorded two hits for the Colts (12-15, 10-15 Area 4). Caleb Newman hit a two-run double with the bases loaded and Mahoney added a two-RBI single in South Medford's seven-run second inning.

In Game 2, Austin White finished 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBIs, Michael Winner 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Tyler Frost 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Trevor Meyer was 2-for-3 with an RBI and James scored three runs.

White connected on a two-run triple and Winner had a two-run single and RBI double in the second game. In the bottom of the fifth, Meyer hit a single to end the game early after a Nick Henry leadoff triple and Jimmy Sporer RBI single set the stage.


South Klamath Falls 102 00 — 3 6 3

South Medford 470 02 — 13 10 2

Comer and Noonan; Perry and White, Henry (4). W — Perry (1-0). L — Comer. 2B — KF: Mitchell; SM: Newman.


South Klamath Falls 021 00 — 3 6 4

South Medford 142 42 — 13 12 1

Alverez, B. Benavides (3), McGahan (5) and Noonan; White and Henry. W — White (3-0). L — Alverez. 2B — SM: Meyer, Perry, Winner. 3B — SM: White, Henry.

NORTH MEDFORD 6, ROSEBURG PEPSI 5 — At Roseburg, Josh Berman went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to help lift the North Medford Mavericks in nonleague play at Legion Field. The scheduled doubleheader was switched to one nine-inning game.

Berman hit a two-out RBI single in the fourth inning to tie the game at 1-all and added a two-out, two-RBI single in the fifth.

David Crofton's fielder's choice gave the Mavericks (28-10) the go-ahead run in the five-run fifth inning.

North Medford 000 150 000 — 6 5 4

Roseburg 100 101 110 — 5 6 3

Evans, Brown (2), Crofton (4), Gillis (6), Wolff (8) and Zavala; Watkins, Milford (3), Shaddy (5) and Trenton. W — Crofton (6-0). L — Shaddy.

WU TIED FOR 84TH AT JUNIOR WORLDS — At La Jolla, Calif., Dylan Wu shot a 4-over-par 76 in the second round of the Callaway Junior Worlds at Torrey Pines' South Course.

The Medford 15-year-old, who is tied for 84th place, had five birdies, a double bogey and three birdies.

Aaron Wise of Corona, Calif., leads after firing a 67 on Wednesday for a 140 total.