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Olson's stellar pitching lifts Rogues, 4-2

Billy Olson pitched a no-hit, shutout ball through seven innings as the Medford Rogues snapped a three-game losing streak in West Coast League baseball with a 4-2 victory over Corvallis Monday at Harry & David Field.

Olson, who improved to 2-1, allowed three walks and struck out five before being spelled by Justin Mulvaney, who pitched a hitless eighth.

The potential combined no-hitter for the Rogues (12-13), however, was derailed with one out in the top of the ninth, when Cole Kreuter hit an RBI single off Rogues reliever DJ Wilson.

The Knights (10-15) trimmed the Rogues’ lead to 4-2 before Wilson forced a pop fly to center field for the final out.

The Rogues’ leading hitter, Dan Mayer, blasted his eighth home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth inning. He also drove in Derron Davis with a double in the seventh to put the Rogues up 4-0.

The Rogues take on the Knights for Game 2 of the three-game series tonight at 6:35 at Harry & David Field.

Corvallis Knights;000;000;002;—;2;1;1

Medford Rogues;100;001;20x;—;4;7;3

Nesbitt, Martin (7), Colen (8) and Gosgrove; Olson, Mulvaney (8), Wilson (9) and McWhertor. W — Olson (2-1). L — Nesbitt. 2B — M: Mayer, Etheridge. HR — M: Mayer (8).

American Legion A

NORTH MEDFORD 6-1, SHELDON 6-3: At Eugene, Larson Kindriech went 4-for-4 in the opener for North Medford — a game that ended in a tie — before Sheldon grabbed Game 2 of the nonleague twin bill.

Dakota Adams went 3-for-4 for the Mavericks (22-6-1) in the first game.

A sixth-inning RBI triple by Tyler Odekoven was all the Mavericks could muster in the nightcap. Adams’ single in the fourth inning broke up a no-hit bid by Sheldon.

FIRST GAME

North Medford;200;210;1;—;6;9;1

Sheldon;410;000;1;—;6;7;2

Johnson, H. Kindreich (6), Collins (7) and Geyer; Arnold and Hansen. 2B — NM: Casebier, L. Kindreich; S: Dorsing, Long.

SECOND GAME

North Medford;000;001;0;—;1;3;2

Sheldon;300;000;x;—;3;6;1

L. Kindreich, Adams (2) and Robbins; Herbert and Hansen. W — Herbert. L — L. Kindreich. 2B — S: Dudley. 3B — NM: Odekoven.