Rogues break doubles record in rout
The Medford Rogues defeated the Reno Rams 10-3 in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League on Thursday at Harry & David Field.
The Rogues (13-2) had seven doubles, which broke the franchise record set last year on the same date, June 14, against the Yuba-Sutter Gold Sox.
Reno dropped to 6-4.
In the first inning, Caleb Broughton singled up the middle after the ball kicked off the left side of the mound and out of reach of Rams shortstop Chris Cook.
Joe Johnson then grounded a ball up the middle that kicked off the right side of the mound and out of reach of Rams second baseman Jonny Damon. It split the outfielders in right-center field, scoring Broughton and putting Johnson at second base.
Johnson scored on an RBI groundout by Omar Ortiz.
Later in the inning, Maxx Mahon crushed a ball to left field, but a stiff wind knocked it down and held Mahon to a double off the wall. He would not be cheated in the third inning, blasting a three-run home run against the wind to the put the Rogues up by seven runs.
Broughton, Mahon and Johnson were each 3-for-5.
Grants Pass pitcher Chris D’Amico started for the Rogues and went five innings, allowing just two earned runs to pick up his third win of the season.
Saturday is the Diamond Dig at Harry & David Field, sponsored by Gold & Gems Fine Jewelry. They donated a diamond valued at $2,200 to be buried somewhere in our infield.
After the game, all participants who purchase a special Diamond Dig shovel for just $5 will be able to go onto the infield and dig around for the diamond. The fan who finds the diamond gets to take it home.
Proceeds from the shovel sales benefits Gamerosity, a local organization with a mission to enrich and improve the lives of children living with cancer. Gamerosity is selling specially priced tickets on their website, which includes a seat on the Seven Feathers Triple Patio, ballpark food, and a shovel for the Diamond Dig. Those tickets can be purchased on Gamerosity’s website.
Watland, Wolters (5), Hicks (6), Thomas (8) and Griffin; D’Amico, Wyche (6), Grow (7), Myers (8). W — D’Amico (3-0). L — Watland (0-2). 2B — R: Damon; M: Johnson, Ortiz, Mahon 2, Foster 2, Radomskiy. HR — R: Brown (5); M: Mahon (1).
American Legion AAA
DALLAS 2, MEDFORD 1: At Roseburg, Dallas scored a run in the bottom of the fifth inning and made it hold up in the Tyree Oil Father’s Day Summer Kickoff.
The Mustangs (4-3) had tied it in their half of the fifth, but the Dirtbags had an answer, dropping Medford to 1-1 in the three-day tournament.
Medford scored its run when Zac Ankeny led off the fifth with a walk, stole second base, advanced to third on a grounder and scored on Chase Constanti’s sacrifice bunt.
Dallas scored its final run on a wild pitch with two outs.
Medford managed just three hits — singles by Ryan Sandoval, Ankeny and Steven Ledendecker.
Bennett Thompson pitched the first 4 1/3 innings for the Mustangs, allowing six hits and both runs. He struck out four and walked one in taking the loss.
Dylan Marsh allowed one hit in 1 2/3 innings of relief. He fanned two.
American Legion A
NORTH JACKSON 14, CENTRAL POINT 2, 5 INN.: At Eagle Point, Kyler Kendrick and Trevor Breshears limited Central Point to one hit in leading North Jackson to the American Legion A Area 4 win.
Kendrick pitched three no-hit innings for the Royals (3-2, 3-2 Area 4), striking out seven and walking three. Breshears gave up a single to Hunter Chubb in the fourth, struck out two and didn’t walk anyone.
Devin Foulon belted a two-run triple for North Jackson. Kendrick was 2-for-3 with three runs and Jace Ellis 2-for-4 with two runs.
Chubb, Weber (1), Schwab (3), Carter (5) and Lewelly; Kendrick, Breshears (4) and Meade. W — Kendrick (2-0. L — Chubb. 3B — NJ: De. Foulon.