PREP BASEBALL: North ends drought against South
Cody Borraggine played a key role on the mound and at the plate to help North Medford snap an 11-game losing streak against South Medford with an 11-6 win in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader at Harry & David Field.
The Black Tornado secured the sweep with a 9-1 win in the nightcap, with Gavin Schmidt going the distance and allowing only three hits with 10 strikeouts and three walks.
Borraggine picked up the pitching victory for North (6-2), allowing five runs with seven strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings before being relieved by Tyler Dunlevy upon reaching his maximum pitch count for the week.
Borraggine also finished 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs in the leadoff spot for the Tornado, which amassed 14 hits overall.
Schmidt supplied a two-run single in the first inning to get North off to a good start and finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Johnny King was 3-for-4 with one run and two RBIs and Tre Newmann 3-for-4 with three runs.
Tanner Douglas had a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth for South Medford (5-3) and finished 3-for-5 with one run and two RBIs. Kaleb Long was also 3-for-4 with two runs for the Panthers.
South led 5-4 when North responded with four runs in the top of the fifth, all coming with two outs. Koda Passey’s pinch-hit single plated Dunlevy, Borraggine had a two-run single and King added an RBI single to account for the Tornado’s surge.
The Panthers responded with one run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 8-6, but with runners on first and second, Borraggine struck out South star Bennett Thompson to end the inning.
The Panthers left 12 baserunners on in the opener, eight in scoring position.
North tacked on three insurance runs in the top of the seventh.
In Game 2, Jeremiah Robbins keyed a three-run third inning to put the Tornado up for good with an RBI double, while Aiden Horsley helped put the game away with his two-run triple in a five-run sixth inning.
Horsley finished 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, while Borraggine was 2-for-4 with two runs and Newmann went 2-for-4 for North.
For South in Game 2, Cameron Sewell had a leadoff single and scored on a single by Douglas in the first inning. Josh Thomas had the only other hit for the Panthers.
North Medford 220 040 3 — 11 14 2
South Medford 200 310 0 — 6 9 2
Borraggine, Dunlevy (6) and Robbins; Douglas, Joe (3) and Thompson. W — Borraggine. L — Douglas (2-1).
North Medford 103 005 0 — 9 12 1
South Medford 100 000 0 — 1 3 2
Schmidt and Robbins; Thompson, Cope (6) and Sewell. W — Schmidt. L — Thompson (1-2). 2B — NM: Borraggine, Robbins. 3B — NM: Horsley.
ASHLAND 8-7, GRANTS PASS 6-10: At Grants Pass, Ashland scored a run in the sixth and seventh innings of the first game to hold off Grants Pass in a split of the SOC doubleheader.
Grants Pass is 7-2 and Ashland 2-6.
In the opener, Ashland scored four runs in the third inning to take a 5-2 lead, but Grants Pass tied it with three in its half.
Nathan Carter rapped a run-scoring triple to right field after Dillan Anway singled. Tyadi Williams plated Carter with a single, then Tripp Repp belted a two-run home run.
The Grizzlies tallied the eventual winning run in the sixth when Kellar Bloodworth walked and came around to score. They added insurance in the seventh after Sean Thompson walked and later scored on Miles Ransweiler’s single.
Cruz Dreiling was 3-for-4 and drove in three runs for Ashland. Carter, Williams and Anway each had two hits.
Johnson was 2-for-3 with two runs for Grants Pass.
In Game 2, Grants Pass erupted for five runs in the fourth to take control. Luke Morgan’s bases-loaded double scored three of the runs. He was 2-for-2 with four RBIs and two runs. Ashton Durler was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
For Ashland, Williams drove in three runs, and Bloodworth was 2-for-3 with a run. Anway and Carter each had a hit and scored two runs.
Ashland 014 101 1 — 8 13 1
Grants Pass 203 001 0 — 6 4 0
Dreiling, Ransweiler (7) and Kemper; Eide, Morgan (6) and Osborne. W — Dreiling. L — Eide. 2B — GP: Johnson. 3B — A: Carter. HR — A: Repp.
Ashland 104 020 0 — 7 8 0
Grants Pass 221 500 x — 10 11 5
Brabec, Ransweiler (3), Nixon (5), Bloodworth (7) and Kemper; Durler, Calabro (4) and Osborne. W — Calabro. L — Brabec. 2B — A: Nogues; GP: Morgan 2, Osborne.
EAGLE POINT 7-1, ROSEBURG 6-11: At Eagle Point, Dexter Jones drew a walk-off walk to cap a seventh-inning comeback for Eagle Point in the opener but Evan Corbin tossed a three-hitter for Roseburg in the five-inning nightcap.
Roseburg (6-3) scored once in the top of the seventh to break a 5-all tie, but, with two outs, the Eagles (2-7) began their comeback with walk to Trevor Breshears and consecutive singles by Dawson Foulon and Kellen Rapp. The tying run scored on an error during Rapp’s hit before Luis Uribe drew a walk to load the bases and Jones followed with his free pass.
Jace Ellis finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Jones also had two RBIs for the Eagles in Game 1.
Knox Hubbard went 2-for-4 with three RBIs for Roseburg in Game 2, while Sebastian Watson and Logan Klopfenstein added two RBIs apiece.
Roseburg 013 100 1 — 6 10 3
Eagle Point 101 300 2 — 7 6 1
Zeimet, Klopfenstein (5) and Hubbard; Lund, Fazio (7) and Rapp. W — Fazio. L — Klopfenstein. 2B — R: Watson, Gillespie, Hubbard, Dunn.
Roseburg 020 18 — 11 10 2
Eagle Point 000 10 — 1 3 2
Corbin and Hubbard; Marsh, Dole (5), Uribe (5) and Rapp. W — Corbin. L — Marsh. 2B — R: Watson, Klopfenstein, Gillespie, Hubbard; EP: Jones.
MAZAMA 19-6, PHOENIX 8-4: At Talent, Julius Bolstad struck out 10 and allowed four hits, three walks and one earned run in five innings of Game 2, but Phoenix was unable to stifle Mazama enough in the doubleheader sweep.
Eli Page and Ian Wood each went 2-for-4 with one RBI in the nightcap for Phoenix (6-3), with Trystan Norris and Huntyr Croy each driving in a run while Brandon Zanni scored twice with three stolen bases.
Zanni had a two-run double in the fourth and Page added a two-run double in the sixth in Game 1. Page also allowed only three hits in four innings on the mound in the opener.
Mazama 020 063 8 — 19 13 0
Phoenix 010 205 0 — 8 7 3
E. Hayden, Davis (5), Ulla-Ford (6) and Waits; Page, Humble (5), Wilcox (5), Scala (7) and Zanni. W — Hayden. L — Page. 2B — M: Waits, Raebel, Ulla-Ford; P: Zanni, Page. 3B — M: Baker. HR — M: Baker.
Mazama 103 101 0 — 6 6 1
Phoenix 200 200 0 — 4 7 3
Gibson, Ulla-Ford (6) and Waits; Bolstad, Wood (6) and Zanni. W — Gibson. L — Bolstad. 2B — M: Raebel; P: Wood 2. 3B — M: Baker.
ROGUE RIVER SPLITS: At Cave Junction, Caden Tognoni went 3-for-4 and pitched six solid innings for a 12-9 win over host Illinois Valley in Rogue River’s opening game but the Chieftains were then held hitless in a five-inning, 19-0 win by Lost River.
Brayden Daniels went 2-for-3 with three runs for Rogue River (6-3) against the Cougars and Charlie Smith had two RBIs.
For Illinois Valley (4-4), which rallied with eight runs in the seventh inning, Tristin Konrad and Luke Arnold each went 2-for-4.
Lost River’s Zach Turner struck out 12 in his no-hitter in Game 2 and went 2-for-3.
Rogue River 200 203 5 — 12 8 3
Illinois Valley 000 001 8 — 9 9 2
Tognoni, Stillwagner (7) and Smith; Beals, Arnold (6), William (7) and Jolley. W — Tognoni. L — Beals. 2B — RR: Tognoni.
Lost River 311 (13)1 — 19 7 0
Rogue River 000 00 — 0 0 9
Turner and Wright; House, Bandy (3), Nelson (4) and Smith. W — Turner. L — House. 3B — LR: Turner.