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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Marsh leads Mustangs' win

GRANTS PASS — The Medford Mustangs won their third straight game over the Grants Pass Nuggets, 6-2 on Monday, behind solid pitching and hitting from Dylan Marsh in the Area 4 contest.

Three Medford (24-8) pitchers scattered six hits to hold Grants Pass in check.

Starter and winner Marsh — who also had the game’s big hit — allowed one hit over three innings, striking out one and walking three. He gave up one run, unearned.

Brady Buchanan and Jack Thompson followed on the mound.

Marsh hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning to extend the Mustangs’ lead to 5-1. The shot to center field scored Wyatt Baptiste, who walked, and Buchanan, who singled.

In a late game Sunday, Medford finished off a doubleheader sweep of the Nuggets with a 3-1 win. It won the first game, 12-7.

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Marsh, Buchanan (4), J. Thompson (7) and Geyer, J. Thompson (4), B. Thompson (7); Calabro and Hood. W — Marsh. L — Calabro. 2B — M: Johnson. HR — M: Marsh.

American Legion A

SOUTH MEDFORD COLTS 6-6, NORTH MEDFORD MAVERICKS 4-13: Rijk Vanderhoff drove in three runs for host South Medford as it won the first game in the Area 4 doubleheader split with North Medford.

Vanderhoff was 2-for-3 while both Matthew Shenk and Charle Campbell went 3-for-4 for the Colts. Campbell also earned the win on the mound.

In the nightcap, Drew Grafton hit a three-run home run in the second inning as the Mavericks (16-11, 9-5 Area 4) seized control.

Grafton was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs while Josh Baptiste finished 4-for-4 with a double and a triple with three runs.

The Mavericks’ Jeremiah Huffman went 3-for-4 and crossed home plate three times, and Taven Passey went 2-for-4 with two runs and a pair or RBIs.

FIRST GAME

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Kloek, Norris (6) and Passey; Campbell, B. Smith (7) and Carson. W — Campbell. L — Kloek. 3B — NM: D. Grafton.

SECOND GAME

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Borraggine, Schmidt (6) and Passey; Hinton, Vanderhoff (5), Valdez (7) and Carson. W — Borraggine. L — Hinton. 2B — NM: Baptiste, O. Grafton; SM: Campbell, B. Smith. 3B — NM: Baptist; SM: B. Smith. HR — NM: D. Grafton.

Little League

BEND NORTH 11, MEDFORD AMERICAN 1: At Gold Hill, Medford American’s offense struggled and they were eliminated from the 11-U state tournament in the loser’s bracket.

Dom Daffron collected Medford’s lone hit, an RBI double in the sixth inning.

Bend scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning.