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Wu advances to final of Oregon Amateur

ALOHA — Medford’s Dylan Wu won the final three holes to overtake Albany’s Conner Kumpula and advance to the men’s final in the 106th Oregon Amateur Championship Friday at The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club North Course.

Wu was 2 down with three holes to play after he halved the 15th with Kumpula.

Wu, who completed his freshman year at Northwestern recently and qualified for the NCAAs, went par, birdie, birdie to close out Kumpula, 1 up. Kumpula, who plays for Oregon State and was last year’s state stroke play champion, went bogey, par, par.

Wu won the first hole with an eagle, then didn’t lead again until the final hole.

He will face Alistair Docherty of Vancouver, Wash., in today’s 36-hole championship. Docherty defeated Joel Johnson of Portland, 1 up.

JUNIOR AMATEUR: At Redmond, Baylee and Riley Hammericksen of Medford won their divisions at the 85th Bob Norquist Oregon Junior Amateur Championship at the Eagle Crest Resort Ridge Course.

Baylee won the intermediate girls title, defeating Jessica Ponce of Portland, 2 and 1 over 18 holes. In a nine-hole pee wee girls match, Riley downed Jacinda Lee of Camas, Wash., 1 up.

Josh Wu of Medford lost in the semifinals of the junior boys division, 2 and 1, to Spencer Tibbits of Vancouver, Wash.,


MUSTANGS WIN TWO: At Roseburg, the Medford Mustangs rode Jordan Ragan's 13-strikeout performance to register their second victory Friday in the Pee Wee Kelley Tournament at Legion Field.

The Mustangs opened the five-team event with a 4-2 victory over the Corvallis Marketmen, then behind Ragan's complete game defeated the Mid-Valley Rockets 3-2.

Against Mid-Valley, Ragan pitched six shutout innings before the Rockets used two singles and a walk to score to two runs in the seventh to tie the game 2-all.

The Mustangs (15-5) answered with the winning run in the bottom of the inning against the Albany-Lebanon area team. Eric Carlson got hit by a pitch to open the frame and Cole Carder executed a sacrifice bunt. Steen Fredrickson came in to pinch run for Carlson. After a sharp ground out by Tate Cowden, Jared Evans was walked intentionally and Micah Brown singled home the game winner.

Brown was 3-for-4 and Bryce Rogan collected two hits for Medford.

In the opener, Josh Berman's two-run double in the sixth highlighted a three-run inning for the Mustangs

Cowden had two hits for the Medford.

Cody Coggins (4-0) pitched 5 1/3 innings and Will Weaver got his second save of the season.

The Mustangs play tournament games today against Klamath Falls at 12:30 p.m. and the Roseburg at 5:30.



Coggins, Weaver (6) and Zavala; Hoppe and Murray. W — Coggins (4-0). L — Hoppe. 2B — M: Berman.

Mid-Valley;000;000;2;— 2;4;1


Miller, Norlander (5) and Cyrus; Ragan and Zavala. W — Ragan (2-1). L — Norlander. 2B — M: Berman, Brown.

NORTH MEDFORD 8, MARIST 1: At Eugene, Tyler Oedekoven and Dakota Adams ignited a seven-run fifth inning for North Medford with back-to-back, two-run doubles to land a victory in the Best of the West Tournament at Swede Johnson Stadium.

Adams, who had two doubles, scored the game-ending run in the fifth on Barry Hunt’s sacrifice fly. The game ended on a seven-run mercy rule.

Larson Kindreich pitched the first four, allowing one unearned run on four hits and struck out six for the Mavericks (14-3), who continue tournament play against Crater tonight at 8:30.


North Medford;100;07;—;8;7;1

Howard, Hill (5) and Karo; L. Kindreich, Hunt (5) and Geyer. W — L. Kindreich. L — Howard. 2B — NM: Oedekoven, Adams 2.