Colyer slams home another Rogues win
A first-inning grand slam by CJ Colyer highlighted another dominant effort by the Medford Rogues late Friday night as the Rogues scored in all but one at-bat to win going away against TKB Baseball, 13-1, at Harry & David Field.
Reece MacRae added a two-run home run of his own in the bottom of the fifth inning and Medford pieced together nine hits overall against the visitors. Grayson Grinsell contributed two doubles, while Trey Nelson and Cole Arnold also finished with a pair of hits for the Rogues.
Medford was set to wrap up its collegiate wood-bat summer season at 7:35 p.m. Saturday night at Harry & David Field.
Adam Shew picked up the pitching victory on Friday after tossing four scoreless frames with two walks and six strikeouts. Gavin Schmidt allowed three hits in two scoreless innings to close out the victory, striking out three with one walk.
The Rogues (24-16-1) have now allowed two runs or less in their last four games, notching double-digit strikeouts in nine straight contests despite a pair of recent seven-inning games shortened to contend with extreme heat conditions here in Southern Oregon.
The quick-striking Rogues saw Emiliano Alarcon draw a walk and move to third on Grinsell’s first double of the night to put TKB Baseball on its heels early Friday. After Ben Pajak earned a one-out walk, Colyer launched a full-count pitch over the fence for a 4-0 advantage.
Medford tacked on two more runs in the second when Alarcon singled home Arnold and later scored on a wild pitch.
In the fourth inning, Medford pushed its lead to 9-0 when Pajak scored on a wild pitch and Nelson plated Colyer and Tyler Peterson with a single.
Hermann, Romo (4), Linel (6) and Nakagawa; Shew, Memmott (5), Schmidt (6) and Woodcook. W — Shew. L — Hermann. 2B — TKB: Horton, Reyes; M: Grinsell 2. HR — M: Colyer, MacRae.