Henry helps Rogues stymie Fresno
Griffin Henry went the longest of any Medford Rogues starting pitcher this season and got early support to topple the visiting Fresno A’s, 7-1, Friday at Harry & David Field.
Henry pitched five scoreless innings for the Rogues (15-3), allowing only five hits with zero walks and three strikeouts to improve his season record to 3-0.
Game 3 of the four-game series was set to begin at 6:35 p.m. Saturday night.
Medford jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning with a blend of patience, good hitting and a little help from Fresno. The Rogues scored their runs on three hits, three walks, one hit batter and one error by the A’s.
Josh Berman supplied an RBI single in the first while Ben Steck and Matthew Aguilar each drew bases-loaded walks to bring home a run.
Berman finished 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI, while Jason Dumont set the tone with a leadoff double and went 3-for-4 with one RBI. Marcus Lydon was 3-for-5 with one run and Emiliano Alarcon went 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI to boost the Rogues.
Nate Vidlak and Sebasten Boivin combined to allow only four hits and one run in four innings of relief pitching for Medford.
For Fresno, Chris Muratalla and Kameron Bryant each went 2-for-4.
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Avalos, Dennis (7), Helmuth (8) and Bryant; Gri. Henry, Vidlak (6), Boivin (9) and Alarcon. W — Gri. Henry (3-0). L — Avalos. 2B — M: Dumont.
HUMBOLDT EAGLES 14, MEDFORD MUSTANGS 6: Humboldt scored 11 of its runs in the final two innings — nine in the seventh inning alone — to rally past Medford for a win late Friday night at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
The Mustangs (26-13) built a 6-3 lead through five innings but couldn’t slow the Eagles’ surge in the fateful final two innings after committing three of their four errors in the seventh. Eight of Humboldt’s 14 runs were unearned runs.
Chase Costanti went 2-for-4 to lead a Medford squad that drew 11 walks in the contest but had 10 strikeouts.
Dylan Marsh supplied an RBI triple in the fifth inning, while Costanti and Taven Passey each had doubles.
The two teams were set to return to U.S. Cellular Field 9 at noon today for a doubleheader.