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Borraggine, bats boost Mustangs in tourney

Baseball

ROSEBURG — The Medford Mustangs used a time-honored combination — solid pitching and hitting — to win its second straight game to begin the Roseburg Dr. Stewart’s Tournament today, downing the Dallas Dirtbags 11-1 in six innings in American Legion AAA baseball.

Medford improved its record to 14-2 on the season and next plays the Klamath Falls Falcons at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. It will play a second game that day, at 2:45 p.m. against Mound Time Baseball.

Against Dallas, the offense kicked in early and often, scoring four runs in the first inning and building a 9-0 lead after three frames.

That was plenty for pitcher Cody Borraggine, who won his second game without a loss by hurling a two-hitter, with nine strikeouts and three walks. The run he allowed was earned in the fourth inning.

Tanner Douglas wielded a hot bat for the Mustangs, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. He smacked two doubles, including one that drove in two runs in the first, scoring Darin Marsh and Josh Baptiste. Marsh led off with a double, and Baptiste walked.

Douglas came in on an Aiden Horsley single to complete the early barrage.

Horsley was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs, and Trey Newmann was 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Marsh scored three runs, and Zac Ankeny knocked in two.

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Medford Mustangs432002—11111

McMullen, Amader (2), White (3) and Pinkerton; Borraggine and Zanni. W — Borraggine (2-0). L — McMullen. 2B — M: Amann, Ankeny, Douglas 2, Marsh.