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Rogues blank Lodi, increase GWL lead

Four pitchers combined for a four-hit shutout as the Great West League-leading Medford Rogues defeated the Lodi Crushers, 4-0, in the opener of a three-game series Friday at Harry & David Field.

Rogues starter DJ Wilson pitched six innings, allowing two hits and striking out two in front of a crowd of 1,849. The right-hander from Lane Community College registered his sixth victory without a loss.

Colton Westfall, Tristan Duncan and Parker Kelly each pitched one inning to complete the shutout.

Westfall, a North Medford High product who recently signed a 10-day contract, tossed one perfect inning in his first action with the Rogues.

Medford leading hitting Spencer Steer paced the Rogues offense. The third baseman from the University of Oregon went 3-for-3, including a double and triple, with two runs and one RBI.

The Rogues scored one run in the first inning on a ground-rule double by Derron Davis to open the frame and an RBI single by Steer.

Medford built its lead on Johnny DeLaCruz’s RBI single in the fourth inning, and Brandon Stutzman drove in a run an inning later.

The Rogues completed the scoring when Steer tripled in the eighth and Cam Russ delivered an RBI hit.

The victory moves the Rogues 1½ games ahead of second-place Marysville, a 7-1 loser to Portland on Friday, in the GWL standings.

Medford hosts Lodi at 6:35 p.m. today at Harry & David in a “Christmas in July” fundraiser benefitting Access. Players will wear special edition ugly Christmas sweater jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game with the proceeds going to Access. Fans will receive $1 off their ticket for each non-perishable food item brought to donate to Access.

Lodi;000;000;000;—;0;4;1

Medford;100;110;01x;—;4;7;1

Patterson and Torres; Wilson, Westfall (7), Duncan (8), Kelly (9) and Stutzman. W — Wilson (6-0). L — Patterson. 2B — L: Koch; M: Davis, Steer. 3B — M: Steer.

American Legion

MEDFORD 15-2, ROSEBURG 4-5: At Roseburg, the Medford Mustangs rapped 13 hits in the opening-game victory but the Roseburg Dr. Stewart’s rallied to gain a split in the nightcap of an American Legion AAA Area 4 doubleheader at Legion Field

In Game 1, Ethan Whitney tossed a six-inning complete game — surrendering four hits and three earned runs. Whitney had Roseburg no-hit going into the fifth inning.

Nick Sanderson paced the Mustangs offense with two hits and four RBIs. James Turnbull and Will Weaver each added two hits and two RBIs.

The Mustangs (24-14, 8-6 Area 4) scored eight runs in the sixth inning on five hits, four walks and three Roseburg errors.

In the second game, Medford used RBI singles by Jordan Ragan and Christian Mahoney to grab a 2-1 lead after three innings.

FIRST GAME

Medford;000;348;—;15;13;2

Roseburg;001;030;—;4;4;4

Whitney and Mahoney; Stone, McHugill (4), Beerbohm (4), McKnight (5) and Jacks. W — Whitney. L — Stone. 2B — M: Berman, Sanderson, Ragan; R: Reddekopp.

SECOND GAME

Medford;101;000;0;—;2;9;4

Roseburg;100;040;x;—;5;6;2

Wolff and Mahoney; Benzel and Gray. W — Benzel. L — Wolff.

CENTRAL POINT 3-10; ROSEBURG 1-5: At Roseburg, Nick Bastendorff pitched a complete game in the opener and Sean Bartlett provided the big bat in the nightcap as Central Point registered the American Legion A nonleague doubleheader sweep at Legion Field

In Game 1, the Comets (23-5) scored all their runs in the fourth inning. Crater combined two walks, two hit batters and Larson’s Kindreich’s RBI single for a three-run rally.

Bastendorff struck out four and walked four to improve to 2-0.

Central Point erupted for 15 hits in the second game, led by Bartlett’s 3-for-5, three-RBI and three-run effort.

The Comets received two hits each from Jacob Swartwout, Jake Ireland, Bastendorff, Jake Cartwright and Hunter Grant.

FIRST GAME

Central Point;000;300;0;—;3;4;0

Roseburg;000;001;0;—;1;6;2

Bastendorff and Kerrigan; Meisner, Westbrooks (4) and Gross. W — Bastendorff (2-0). L — Meisner.

SECOND GAME

Central Point;400;033;0;—;10;15;2

Roseburg;000;210;2;—;5;9;1

Cartwright and Bartlett; Dahl, Mehlhoff (4), Lee (5) and Leischner. W — Cartwright (2-0). L — Dahl. 2B — CP: Grant; R: Leischner. 3B — CP: Bastendorff.