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'Stangs fall in Reno opener; Rogues miss sweep

RENO, Nev. — Tanner Douglas belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning to give the Medford Mustangs an early spark Friday in the first game of the three-day Reno Tournament.

But four Mustang errors in the first five innings led to four unearned runs for the Diablo Valley Oaks, which came away with a 9-5 victory at Reno High School.

After Diablo Valley tallied four runs in the top of the third inning and tacked on another in the fourth to push its lead to 8-2, the Mustangs (14-4) responded with three runs on five singles and a walk in the fifth but it was all the Medford offense was able to generate.

Douglas’ first-inning deep shot sent home Cameron Sewell, who had reached base with a double. Sewell, who finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs, also pitched the first five innings for the Mustangs and allowed eight runs although only four were earned. He also struck out four.

Cody Borraggine went 2-for-4 and scored once for the Mustangs, who will try to rebound against the Yuba City Stripers at 2 p.m. Saturday before taking on the Reno Knights at 4:30 p.m.

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Medford Mustangs2000300—584

Hershey, Baur (6) and McInnic; Sewell, Long (6) and Robbins. W — Hershey. L — Sewell. 2B — M: Sewell. 3B — DV: Harper. HR — DV: Smith; M: Douglas.

SAN FRANCISCO SEAGULLS 8, MEDFORD ROGUES 5: San Francisco scored six runs in the sixth inning to build a 7-0 lead and claim the final game of a three-game series late Thursday at Harry & David Field.

Medford (11-8-1) tallied four of its runs in the seventh inning, with CJ Colyer pacing the Rogues by going 3-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs.

Medford tallied seven hits overall, with Colyer’s three-run double highlighting the seventh-inning surge. Colyer later scored on a San Francisco error.

Brayden Wells pitched two scoreless innings of relief with one strikeout and no hits allowed for the Rogues, who were set to open a five-game homestand over seven days against the Utah Marshalls on Friday.

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Medford Rogues000001 400—571

Vargas, Naraghi (7), Algarin (8) and Payne; Shew, Memmott (6), Wells (7), Munger (9), Liberta (9) and Young. W — Vargas. L — Shew (1-2). 2B — SF: Adame; M: Colyer.