Mustangs pound Columbia Gorge in twin bill

THE DALLES — Jordan Lewis finally gave up his first earned run of season but the Medford Mustangs still swept by the Columbia Gorge Hustlers in an American Legion AAA baseball doubleheader on Wednesday.

Lewis, a senior-to-be at Phoenix High, gave up six hits and yielded just the one run — a solo homer — as the Mustangs rolled to a 12-1 victory in the opener. Medford completed the sweep with a 10-7 triumph in Game 2.

Lewis, who improved to 4-0, fanned seven to give him 43 strikeouts in 30 innings this summer.

Medford sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven runs to break the game open in the seventh inning. Darren Bruhns hit a three-run triple and Mark Austad ripped a two-run single to key the attack.

Bruhns was 3-for-5 with four RBIs, Logan Odom went 3-for-5 and Jordan Bostwick was 2-for-3.

The Mustangs again used a seven-run inning in the nightcap, this time in the sixth, to pull away. Zack Earle led the onslaught with two RBI doubles in the frame.

Earle went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, while Odom, Trent Smith and Bruhns each had two hits.

Shea Bedortha improved to 4-0 on the mound.

Medford (14-6) will play a split doubleheader today. The Mustangs visit East County out of Sandy at 10 a.m., then play at Lake Oswego at 1 p.m.


Medford Mustangs 110 102 7 — 12 10 0

Columbia Gorge 000 001 0 — 1 6 2

Lewis, Grieve (7) and Bruhns; Evan Kaseburg, Dorman (7) and Elliott Kaseburg. W — Lewis (4-0). L — Ev. Kaseburg. 2B — M: Odom. 3B — M: Bruhns, D. Smith. HR — CG: Mattox.


Medford Mustangs 010 027 0 — 10 13 1

Columbia Gorge 030 201 1 — 7 13 5

Bedortha, Grieve (6) and Sowers, Bruhns (6); Dodd, Quinn (6) and Mattox. W — Bedortha (4-0). L — Dodd. 2B — M: T. Smith, Earle 2; CG: Schwarzbach, Shertenlieb, Pray, Drake.

American Legion A

ASHLAND PILOTS 10-6, NORTH JACKSON EAGLES 2-3 — At Ashland, Charlie Sebrell struck out nine in Game 1 and Sam Gaviglio fanned 10 in the nightcap to lead Ashland to a doubleheader sweep of North Jackson in Area 4 Southern Division action.

Luke Jannusch provided the offensive muscle in the opener for the Pilots (12-3, 9-1 Area 4) with two hits and three RBIs. Lewis Sebrell, Gaviglio and Hayden Miller also had two hits apiece.

Charlie Sebrell gave up seven hits in the complete-game effort to improve to 3-0.

Brian Hodkins led North Jackson with two hits.

In Game 2, Tyler Killeen went 2-for-2 for Ashland and Gaviglio upped his pitching mark to 4-0 after giving up three hits and one earned run.


North Jackson 000 002 0 — 2 7 3

Ashland 205 003 x — 10 12 1

Charlton, Tuttle (5) and Erickson; C. Sebrell and L. Sebrell. W — C. Sebrell (3-0). L — Charlton. 2B — NJ: Tuttle, R. Smith; A: L. Sebrell, Gordon, S. Gaviglio, Jannusch. 3B — A: Jannusch.


North Jackson 010 200 0 — 3 3 6

Ashland 012 201 x — 6 5 1

R. Smith and Adams; S. Gaviglio and L. Sebrell. W — S. Gaviglio (4-0). L — R. Smith. 2B — A: Baldrica. 3B — A: Jannusch.

Little League

AGE 10-11 DISTRICT 8 TOURNAMENT — At Grants Pass, Medford National West scored a run in every inning and had 10 of its 11 players pick up at least one hit en route to a 21-11 victory over Central Point White in a pool play game at Reinhart Volunteer Park.

Daniel Seus led the offensive attack with four hits in as many at-bats, while Dalton Palmer picked up the pitching win.

With the victory, Medford National West finished pool play at 3-1 to secure the No. 3 seed for today's first round of single-elimination bracket play. They will face Grants Pass American tonight at 7.

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