LOCAL ROUNDUP: Mavs drop two in Corvallis
CORVALLIS — After winning a wild opening game at the Corvallis Wood Bat Tournament on Friday, the North Medford Mavericks couldn’t muster the same magic Saturday in dropping a pair of American Legion A baseball contests at Corvallis High.
North Medford surged to a 5-3 win in 10 innings over Crescent Valley late Friday night after Tyler Dunlevy singled and scored the eventual winning run on an RBI double by Mason Warren, who later added an insurance run when he scored on a passed ball.
On Saturday, the Mavericks (10-3) weren’t quite as fortunate as they lost 15-5 in five innings to Sheldon and 14-4 in six innings to host Corvallis and moved to 1-2 in the tourney.
Against Sheldon, Nolan Morris and AJ Balsiger managed the only hits for North Medford, with Morris’ hit driving in a run in the first inning. Warren also added an RBI groundout in the first.
Against Corvallis, Morris went 2-for-3 with one run two doubles, including a two-out RBI effort in the fourth inning. Warren added two hits and one run and Balsiger supplied an RBI triple in the sixth inning.
Balsiger, Smudio (4), Schubert (5) and Ivens; Apker and Davis. W — Apker. L — Balsiger. 2B — S: Longworthy, Spurlock.
Empasis, Blankenship (4) and Warren; Misfeldt and Hawkins. W — Misfeldt. L — Empasis. 2B — NM: Morris 2. 3B — NM: Balsiger.
MEDFORD 18, SACRAMENTO 2: Former Phoenix High standout Aaron Hutchinson allowed only three hits over five innings with four strikeouts and one walk and the Medford Rogues roared back from a disappointing loss one night prior to rout Sacramento at Harry & David Field.
Medford (18-3) scored three first-inning runs and then broke the game wide open with an eight-run fourth inning against the Heat (8-9). The teams will return to wrap up their four-game series at 6:35 p.m. tonight.
Joe Johnson went 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs, Aki Buckson 2-for-3 with four runs and two RBIs and Brice Foster 1-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs to pace Medford’s early surge.
Maxx Mahon and Caleb Broughton also drove in two runs for the Rogues, while Tyler Mulholland was 2-for-2 with one RBI.
Ravareau, Rodegerdts (4), Tipton (4), Nelson (7) and Yawn; Hutchinson, Romero (6) and Gamboa, Mulholland (6). W — Hutchinson (4-0). L — Ravareau.
American Legion A
ASHLAND 11-7, SOUTH MEDFORD 4-8: Eli Westrick had three hits and picked up the pitching victory to lead Ashland to the Game 1 rout, but South Medford rebounded with a comeback victory in the nightcap to secure a split in the Area 4 matchup.
In the opener, Westrick went 3-for-5 while also striking out five batters in the first three innings. Also for Ashland, Tyler Poland, Rowan Amann, Dillon Anway and Tripp Repp had two hits apiece, with Anway driving in three runs and Amann smacking a double and scoring three times.
In Game 2, Ashland led 7-4 heading into the bottom of the sixth, but the Colts scored three in their half of the inning to tie the game before winning it in the bottom of the seventh.
Jace Miller led South Medford at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored.
Ean Lawrence had two doubles for the Pilots.
Westrick, Anway (4) and Kemper; Shields, Sewell (1) and Carle. W — Westrick. L — Shields. 2B — A: Lawrence, Amann, Buccino; SM: Joe.
Buccino, Lawrence and Drieling; Lauchstedt, Carle (1) and Joe. W — Carle. L — Lawrence. 2B — A: Lawrence 2, Amann, Westrick, Williams; SM: Douglas, Miller, Shields.
NORTH JACKSON 16-11, KLAMATH FALLS 6-5: At Eagle Point, North Jackson managed to score 27 runs on only 11 combined hits in an Area 4 doubleheader
Jared Dole supplied a bases-clearing, three-run double in an eight-run second inning during the opener to boost North Jackson (5-4, 5-3 Area 4), while Trevor Breshears added two hits and one RBI in the five-inning contest shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.
In Game 2, Dawson Foulon went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Royals.
Short, Allison (2), Erickson (5) and Short; De. Foulon and Meade. W — Foulon. L — Short. 2B — KF: Cook, Erickson; NJ: Dole, Ellis.
Kelly, Erickson (3) and Erickson, Kelly (3); Ellis and Meade. W — Ellis. L — Kelly. 2B — KF: Short, Erickson, Kelly, Brennen. 3B — KF: Erickson.