Rogues tally season-high 20 hits in win
The Medford Rogues recorded a season-high 20 hits and gave their pitching staff plenty of room to work with in a runaway 10-3 win over the East Bay Grizzlies at Harry & David Field Tuesday night.
Seven of Medford’s nine starters had at least two hits in the game, which saw the Rogues (5-4) eliminate a 1-0 deficit in the top of the first with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Carson Blatnick tied the game with an RBI single, then Grant Henry put the Rogues up 2-1 with a sacrifice fly to center.
Medford doubled its lead an inning later on Trey Nelson’s RBI single. The Rogues then pushed their lead to 4-1 in the fifth on Barron Zamora’s RBI single.
The Rogues broke the game open with a five-run sixth, which was highlighted by Ben Pajak’s two-run home run, his first of the season.
Medford’s Cole Arnold finished 4-for-5 with two runs, while Nelson was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a pair of runs and Reece MacRae went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.
Pajak, Zamora, Logan Drummond and Emiliano Alarcon all had two hits against the Grizzlies. Zamora and Pajak also drove in two runs apiece.
Rogues starting pitcher Camden Stevens allowed two hits and one run in three innings of work. He struck out seven and walked two.
Chris Weulfing picked up the win in relief of Stevens for Medford, throwing three no-hit innings and striking out three.
As a team, the Rogues struck out 13 East Bay batters.
After playing their first nine games of the season at home, the Rogues will play their first road game of the season at 7 p.m. Wednesday night against the Redding Colt 45s.
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Blanchard and Irwin; Stevens, Weulfing (4), Baker (7), G. Henry (9) and Blatnick, Young (8). W — Weulfing (1-0). L — Blanchard. 2B — EB: Kaufman, Irwin; M: G. Henry, Alarcon. HR — M: Pajak.