Mustangs take two games from Grants Pass
GRANTS PASS — Medford went on the offensive in only one inning against Grants Pass in the second game of an Area 4 American Legion AAA baseball doubleheader Tuesday, but that proved to be enough.
The Mustangs collected all their hits and runs in the third inning of an 8-3 triumph, then didn’t have another base runner.
In the opener, Cody Coggins pitched six-plus innings before leaving with a blister in a 3-2 win.
The Mustangs are 24-8 overall and 7-1 in league. They visit Willamette Friday. Grants Pass is 0-4 in Area 4.
In Game 2, Bryce Rogan’s two-run single was the biggest hit in the third, when Medford sent 13 batters to the plate and rapped six hits. Eric Carlson went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.
After the Mustangs’ uprising, Grants Pass reliever Josh Damico retired 13 straight to end the game.
Aaron Hutchinson (4-0) went the distance for the win, allowing five hits.
In the opener, Coggins allowed four hits in 6 ⅓ innings, striking out five and walking one. He improved to 6-0.
Medford’s Colton Westfall drove in two runs with singles in the second and fourth innings. He was 2-for-3. The Mustangs’ other run came on a Carlson single.
Austin Zavala and Rogan each had two hits and scored a run.
Coggins, Brown (7) and Zavala; Laufenberger and Morgan. W — Coggins (6-0). L — Laufenberger. S — Brown. 2B — M: Cowden, Brown, Zavala.
Hutchinson and Zavala; Lupton, J. Damico (3) and Morgan. W — Hutchinson (4-0). L — Lupton.
ASA STATE: The Eagle Point 14-under softball team took home second place at the ASA Oregon Tournament last weekend.
The tournament had 27 teams.
Eagle Point fell 7-3 to Portland Bat Company in the championship game.
Eagle Point beat the Portland Voodoo Dolls, 6-2, on Friday. Maddelyn Wood and Tella Morris had a strong day at the plate and Olivia Black and Riley Shopp provided strong defense.
Sammi Thompson and Emily Hussy each went 2-for-4 and Shopp submitted another strong effort in the circle as the Eagles beat the Hillsboro Devastation on Saturday. Ashley Oppelt and Black provided strong defense.
Emma Stevens and Cory Dodge both came up big as Eagle Point beat the Tigard Blaze on Sunday.