Mavericks continue to roll, sweep Hawks

Anyone concerned how the North Medford Mavericks might regroup after suffering their first loss of the season on Monday need not worry.

The Mavericks have hardly skipped a beat since, surging past Roseburg Horizon for a 9-5 win on Tuesday and dominating the Klamath Falls Hawks on Wednesday in a pair of 10-0, five-inning wins at North Medford High.

In each of those American Legion A wins, the Mavericks (12-1, 9-1 Area 4) have used breakout innings to cruise past their opponents. The Mavericks boasted a six-run third inning in Game 1 against Klamath Falls and a seven-run fourth inning in Game 2, and had a six-run eighth inning against Roseburg on Tuesday.

Hayden Wolfe, Steven Cole and Chris Bradshaw came up big for North Medford on Wednesday. Wolfe combined to go 5-for-7 with three runs and five RBIs in the doubleheader, while Cole went 4-for-5 with four runs and three RBIs and Bradshaw 4-for-4 with three runs and five RBIs.

Cole has been inserted in the lineup as of late to help offset the loss of Matt Maurer, who splits time with the American Legion AAA Medford Mustangs.

"Steven's been in and out of the lineup but is getting more of an opportunity with Matt pitching for the Mustangs," said Mavericks coach Brett Wolfe. "He took advantage of his opportunity (Wednesday). It's going to be hard to keep his bat out of the lineup."

Bradshaw spent this past spring season on the North Medford High junior varsity team, but has shown tremendous versatility as a utility player.

"He's been seeing the ball really well lately," said Wolfe. "They all had several good at-bats (Wednesday)."

Dylan Bedortha picked up the opening-game win against the Hawks, allowing only two hits with six strikeouts and two walks, while Sharif Young completed the sweep with a two-hitter of his own.

Johnny Mead went all nine innings for the victory late Tuesday night in Roseburg, allowing six hits for his first win of the summer.

Hayden Wolfe was also 2-for-4 against the Horizon, while Kody Stevens went 3-for-6 with two runs and Colin Sowers 2-for-5 with one run and one RBI.


Klamath Falls Hawks 000 00 — 0 2 2

North Medford Mavericks 306 1x — 10 11 0

Brown and Hawkins; D. Bedortha and Sowers. W — D. Bedortha (3-0). L — Brown. 2B — NM: Wolfe, Stevens, Cole.


Klamath Falls Hawks 000 00 — 0 2 0

North Medford Mavericks 011 71 — 10 13 0

Bacchi and Hankins; Young and Sowers. W — Young (4-0). L — Bacchi. 2B — NM: Wolfe, Cole, Bradshaw.

North Medford Mavericks 001 110 060 — 9 13 0

Roseburg Horizon 003 110 000 — 5 6 4

Mead (1-0) and Yeigh; Liebowitz, Bullock (5), Walton (8) and Pacheco, Green (8). W — Mead (1-0). L — Bullock. 3B — NM: Stevens.

ASHLAND 6-11, GRANTS PASS 0-8 — At Ashland, Charlie Sebrell tossed a three-hit shutout in Game 1 of a doubleheader sweep.

Sebrell struck out six and aided his cause with two hits.

Lewis Sebrell, Owen Baldrica and Jamie Amarhein each had two hits in Game 2 for the Pilots (9-1).


Grants Pass Miners 000 000 0 — 0 3 4

Ashland Pilots 020 130 x — 6 7 0

Hayden, Frontz (6) and Hocker; C. Sebrell and L. Sebrell. W — C. Sebrell (3-0). L — Hayden. 2B — A: S. Gaviglio, Russo. 3B — A: Tygerson.


Grants Pass Miners 101 210 3 — 8 13 3

Ashland Pilots 612 011 x — 11 12 1

Suthan, Albright (4) and Hocker; S. Gaviglio, Kendal-Reynolds (3), Killeen (4), Tygerson (6), C. Sebrell (7) and L. Sebrell, Hayden (3). W — Kendal-Reynolds (1-0). L — Suthan. 2B — GP: Frontz, Hayden, Aamatti, Haberman; A: Jannusch, Baldrica.

CRATER 7-9, NORTH JACKSON 6-11 — At Eagle Point, the two teams combined for 13 hits and 13 errors in Game 1 of a doubleheader split at The Yard on Tuesday.

Crater scored four runs on two hits and three North Jackson walks to win the opener. Kos Ray went 2-for-4 to lead the Comets.

Frank Charlton was 5-for-7 over both games and went 3-for-4 in the opener to pace North Jackson, while pitcher Timmy Zomerdyk gave up just three hits over the final five innings.

The Eagles (3-7) rallied from deficits of 6-0 and 7-3 to close within 7-6. North Jackson put runners on second and third in the final frame but couldn't push across the tying run.

North Jackson had 11 hits in the nightcap to win in five innings. The game was cut short because of darkness.

Ryan Smith keyed a seven-run second inning with a three-run home run for the Eagles.

Johnny Wood belted a solo homer for Crater, while teammate Bryce Peila ripped a two-run shot in the fourth.

Both Peila and Jordan Higbee each had two hits for the Comets.


Crater 141 010 0 — 7 6 7

North Jackson 001 230 0 — 6 7 6

Wood, Sanford (5) and Kothol; Zomerdyk and Adams. W — Wood. L — Zomerdyk (0-2). 2B — NJ: F. Charlton, Adams.


Crater 022 32 — 9 8 2

North Jackson 270 2x — 11 6 2

Sanford, Massey (3) and Kothol; Hodgkins and Erickson. W — Hodgkins (2-0). L — Sanford. 2B — C: Higbee; NJ: Erickson. HR — C: Wood, Peila; NJ: R. Smith.

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