Mavs split with Sheldon

North Medford used seven seventh-inning runs to pull away from Sheldon for a 15-11 win in Game 1 of a American Legion A doubleheader, but suffered its second loss of the season in the nightcap as the Irish stole a 12-11 victory.

The Mavericks (15-2, 11-1 Area 4) collected four runs in the top of the fourth inning of the first contest to grab a 5-4 advantage, but pesky Sheldon stuck around as the two teams matched runs in the sixth inning.

Blake Mitchell was 4-for-5 with four runs, and Hayden Wolfe had a pair of hits, notched three runs and three RBIs, including a two-run single in the Mavericks' big seventh inning.

In Game 2, North Medford (15-2) knotted it 11-all with four runs in the top of the sixth inning, but gave up a two-out go-ahead RBI single up the middle.

The Mavericks had a chance to answer with the bases loaded and only one out in the top of the seventh inning, but couldn't capitalize.

Mark Cokenour went 3-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs while Wolfe and Colin Sowers each connected on two hits and scored twice.


North Medford Mavericks 001 403 7 — 15 11 1

Sheldon Irish 013 003 0 — 7 11 3

Allbright (1-0), Mitchell and Sowers; Carter, Jaeger (6), Martell (7) and Corey. W — Allbright (1-0). L — Martell. 2B — S: Fabrea, Corey. HR — S: Coffey.


North Medford Mavericks 002 324 0 — 11 15 1

Sheldon Irish 410 421 x — 12 11 1

Mead, Sowers (2), Mitchell (4), Spears (5) and Yeigh; Ilg, Horning (4), Martell (6) and Davis. W — Martell. L — Spears (0-1). 2B — NM: Wolfe, Sowers, Cole, Cokenour; S: Manley, Coffey, Faurei. 3B — S: Coffey.

NORTH JACKSON WINS TWO — At Redmond, Calif., the North Jackson Eagles dominated in their final two games of the American Legion A Redmond Invitional — winning both early to the eight-run mercy rule on Sunday to finish with a 4-1 record.

The Eagles racked up 15 runs over the first two innings to drop the host Redmond Panthers 18-6 in five innings, then North Jackson's Timmy Zomerdyk pitched a two-hit shutout over the Mountain View Cougars for the 9-0 victory in six innings.

Against Redmond, North Jackson's Darin Adams went 3-for-3, drove in two runs and scored twice, Derek Tuttle was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs, and Ben Charlton had two hits and two runs.

Zomerdyk punched out eight and received a two hits apiece from Ryan Smith and Brian Smith, who combined for three runs and two RBIs.

Frank Charlton, who went 6-for-12 with six runs, six RBIs and three stolen bases in just four games, went 4-for-7 and drove in five runs on the afternoon.

North Jackson Eagles 690 03 — 18 13 1

Redmond Panthers 040 20 — 6 6 6

Hodgkins and Erickson; Bigby, Lucas (2) and Young. W — Hodgkins (3-0). L — Bigby. 2B — NJ: Erickson, F. Charlton, Adams, R. Smith, B. Charlton, Tuttle.


North Jackson Eagles 120 203 — 9 10 1

Mountain View Cougars 000 000 — 0 2 5

Zomerdyk and Adams; Silberman and Hester. W — Zomerdyk (1-2). L — Silberman. 2B — NJ: Clifford, B. Smith. 3B — NJ: Adams.


BEND SHOWDOWN — At Bend, the Black Tornado 16U fast-pitch softball team went 6-0 in the Bend Showdown on Sunday and capped the tournament by rolling to an 8-0 victory over the Central Oregon Voodoo for the championship.

The win qualified the Black Tornado for the Triple Crown World Series in Park City, Utah beginning August 1.

Taylor Schmidt pitched North Medford to five of its six wins in the 16 team tournament, striking out 35 total batters while only walking three.

Schmidt went 13-for-21 with two doubles and drove in four runs as well.

St. Mary's High School's lone representative pitcher Bri Williams accounted for the Black Tornado's other victory and connected on 8 of 14 with a double and four RBIs.

Justine Sandavol went 9-for-22 with four RBIs, Jenna Stevens went 9-for-20 with a pair of doubles, Brittany Griffor went 7-for-14 and Amy Hasket went a combined 5 of 10 in the tournament.

BLACK TORNADO 14U WINS JUNIOR EAGLE TOURNEY — At Eagle Point, the Black Tornado rallied for a 14-11 victory over Crater in the championship game of the Junior Eagle 14U Fastpitch Tournament at Eagle Point High School.

After the Black Tornado's Lucy Baldovino tied it 4-all in the seventh inning, Sierra Berryessa plated Taylor Williamson for the go-ahead score in the eighth then tacked on two more insurance runs.

Earlier in the tournament, Baldovino tossed a no-hitter against the Siskiyou-Yreka Heat, Kelsey Bartley fired 13 strikeouts and shutout Eagle Point and Mackenzie Pons threw a one-hitter to shutout Crater in the opening game.

Amanda Wolfe added four triples in tournament play for the Black Tornado which compiled 75 runs on 68 hits to finish 6-0 in the event.

Little League

AGE 9-10 DISTRICT 8 — Eric Higbay's two-run double helped power Medford National Central to a 7-4 victory over Medford National West (0-2).

Dana Roberts and Caleb Doyle also provided RBI-doubles for Central (2-0).

Doyle also earned the win from the mound and James Bowers picked up the save for Medford National Central.

AGE 10-11 DISTRICT 8 — Holden Britton's game-winning base hit plated Jimmy Sporer in the bottom of the seventh inning as Medford National West rallied to defeat Medford National Central, 5-4.

Sporer and Sam Beamish-White each had a pair of hits for West (2-0).

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