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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Rogues hold off Rams

The Medford Rogues defeated the Reno Rams 5-4 on Saturday night at Harry & David Field.

The Rogues (16-2) scored the first four runs of the game, but the Rams punched back in the seventh and eighth innings to tie the game.

Medford’s Joe Johnson walked to lead off the eighth inning. He took third on a Rams error, and then scored the go-ahead run on an RBI sacrifice fly by Tyler Hollow.

Brice Foster pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief, struck out four, and picked up the win.

American Legion AAA

CORVALLIS 7, MEDFORD 6: At Roseburg, Medford rallied to take a lead in the seventh inning of the Tyree Oil Father’s Day Summer Kickoff tournament, only to have Corvallis answer in the bottom with two runs for the win.

The loss dropped the Mustangs (4-4) to 1-2 in the tournament, which concludes today. Medford’s opponent and the game time today had not been set as of press time.

Medford trailed 5-4 entering the seventh inning and took the lead with two runs.

Taven Passey opened the seventh with a line-drive single to left field, then Darin Marsh laid down a bunt that went for a single, leaving runners at second and first. After a strikeout for the first out, an error was made on Jeremiah Huffman’s grounder to second, allowing Passey to score and Marsh to get to third.

Marsh scored when the ensuing batter, Ryan Sandoval, bunted him in.

The lead was short-lived. Sandoval came on in relief and got the first two batters out. But a hit batsman, two singles and an outfield error led to two Marketmen runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Sandoval was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run, and Passey had an RBI and a run.

The Mustangs used five pitchers in the contest.

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Shields, Ledendecker (3), Costanti (5), Buchanan (5), Sandoval (6) and Passey; Carley, Beach (5) and Leid. W — Beach. L — Sandoval. 2B — M: Sandoval.

American Legion A

NORTH MEDFORD 12-14, KLAMATH FALLS 0-1: At Klamath Falls, after tossing a one-hit shutout in the opener, Cody Borraggine went 4-for-4 with three extra base hits in the nightcap to help North Medford grab an Area 4 doubleheader sweep of Klamath Falls.

Borraggine allowed a leadoff single in the bottom of the first inning of the opener and would allow just one walk over five otherwise perfect innings. He also struck out seven and added a triple.

The Mavericks (6-1, 6-0 Area 4) erupted for eight runs in the second inning where the Cardinals walked seven batters. Nolan Morris had a two-run double in the frame.

Mason Warren went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Mavericks in Game 1.

In the nightcap, after scoring four runs in the first inning, the Mavericks’ AJ Balsiger’s two-run double capped the second inning by establishing an 8-0 for North Medford once again.

Balsiger finished 3-for-4 with five RBIs and a run scored while Borraggine went 4-for-4 with a pair of triples, a double and three runs scored.

At the mound, the Mavericks’ Tyler Dunlevy fanned eight over five innings and allowed just one earned run on three hits and one walk. He also went 3-for-3, scored three times and knocked in a run.

Nick Samudio went 2-for-3, plated two runs and scored twice for North Medford.

FIRST GAME

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Borraggine and Ivens; C. Erickson, Tobias (2), Srenawski (5) and A. Erickson. W — Florizine (2-0). L — C. Erickson. 2B — NM: Samudio, Morris, Balsiger. 3B — NM: Borraggine.

SECOND GAME

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Dunlevy and Ivens; Baeth, Srenawski (2) and D. Short, A. Erickson (3). W — Dunlevy (2-0). L — Baeth. 2B — NM: Borraggine, Balsinger; KF: D. Short. 3B — NM: Borraggine 2, Morris.

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