Humboldt takes two from Mustangs
Humboldt fought off a comeback attempt by Medford in Game 1 before jumping out to a big early lead in Game 2 en route to securing a doubleheader sweep in American Legion A action Friday at North Medford High.
The visiting Eagles took the opener 4-2, but only after wiggling out of a bases-loaded, nobody-out jam in the bottom of the seventh unscathed. Humboldt finished off the sweep with a 9-3 win.
Ryan Sandoval had two of Medford’s five hits in the opener and drove in a run but the Mustangs couldn’t stage enough of a rally after Humboldt scored twice in the fifth inning to build a 4-1 cushion.
Zac Ankeny went 2-for-4 while Taven Passey reached safely with two walks and a hit by pitch and also brought home a run for Medford, which fell to 6-9.
In the nightcap, Humboldt scored five runs in the third to take an 8-0 lead and cruised from there.
Medford leadoff hitter Josh Baptiste went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Ryan Sandoval 1-for-2 with two walks and Taven Passey 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Dylan Marsh, who hit a double, started on the mound for the Mustangs and was pulled in the third after giving up five runs, four earned, on two hits and four walks through 2 1/3. Brady Buchanan was solid in a four-inning relief appearance, surrendering two runs on seven hits with a walk.
Hill, Ruiz (6) and x; Boortz, Ledendecker (4) and x. W — Hill. L — Boortz. 2B — H: Lewis; M: Sandoval.
Munson, Van Meter (7) and x; Marsh, Huffman (3), Buchanan (4) and x. W — Munson. L — Marsh. 2B — H: Hill; M: Marsh. 3B — H: Ruiz.