ASHLAND — The Ashland Pilots used effective pitching performances by Jerry Carroll and Steen Fredrickson in the second game to salvage an American Legion A Area 4 split with the North Medford Mavericks Sunday.
Ashland defeated the Mavericks 7-2 after dropping the opener to North Medford 12-7 at North Mountain Park.
Carroll registered his first win of the season in Game 2 with a five inning, three-hit effort. He allowed both Mavericks' runs in the second inning. Fredrickson blanked North on two hits over the final two innings.
The Pilots (17-15, 17-14 Area 4) scored four runs in the second inning to take a 5-2 lead. During the winning rally Ashland used RBI singles by Ryan Bottimore and Eric Carlson, Bryce Rogan's sacrifice fly and an RBI walk to Fredrickson to score its runs.
Carlson had two hits and two RBIs for the Pilots and Carter Glick collected a pair of hits.
Troy Fowler provided two hits and one RBI for the Mavericks (37-13, 24-4).
In the opener, North used a seven-run second inning to erase a 4-1 deficit. The Mavericks had seven hits in the inning, including four straight singles.
The Pilots capitalized on four walks, a wild pitch and Rogan's two-run single to score four runs in the first.
Jared Evans went 3-for-4 to pace North's 12-hit attack. Taylor Raff contributed two hits, three runs and one RBI and Fowler added two hits. Austin Zavala provided the Mavericks some insurance with a bases-loaded clearing double in the fifth.
Rogan had two hits for Ashland.
North Medford 170 030 1 — 12 12 3
Ashland 403 000 0 — 7 4 4
Berman, W. Westfall (1), Crofton (3), Zavala (6) and Zavala, Wolff (6); Ja. Carroll, Milgram (6) and Glick. W — Crofton. L — Ja. Carroll (4-4). 2B — NM: Zavala, Crofton, Fowler.
North Medford 020 000 0 — 2 5 2
Ashland 141 010 x — 7 8 1
Pearson, Keindreich (3), Fowler (5) and Zavala; Jerry Carroll, Fredrickson (6) and Glick. W — Je. Carroll (1-0). L — Pearson. 2B — A: Carlson, Cammarota. 3B — A: Fredrickson.
CENTRAL POINT 10-10, ROSEBURG PEPSI 2-0 — At Central Point, the Central Point Comets racked up 26 hits in the nonleague sweep at Anhorn Field.
In Game 1, Taylor Tibbets went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored for the Comets (36-6). Ty Fox finished 2-for-3 with three runs and an RBI and Paul Turner 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
In the second game, Turner was 3-for-4 with three runs, Evan Erskine 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs, Blake Fahndrich 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI and Tanner Ryerson 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Fahndrich threw a four-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks.
Roseburg Pepsi 200 00 — 2 6 3
Central Point 013 033 — 10 11 3
Watkins, Bassett (2), Guillen (3), T. Shaddy (4) and A. Shaddy; Fox and Aplin. W — Fox (7-0). L — Guillen. 2B — R: Wyscaver, Westwang; CP: Fahndrich, Turner, Tibbets. 3B — CP: Tibbets.
Roseburg Pepsi 000 00 — 0 4 3
Central Point 151 12 — 10 15 0
Backen and A. Shaddy; Fahndrich and Aplin, Caballero (4). W — Fahndrich (5-1). L — Backen. 2B — R: Westwang; CP: Erskine, Pardee, Turner, Ryerson.
11-12 YEAR-OLD STATE TOURNAMENT — At Gresham, relievers Kyle Lund and Ethan Whitney were effective keeping the game close and the Medford Nationals rallied for a 9-7 first-round victory against Wilshire-Riverside from Portland in the nine-team double-elimination tournament.
Medford trailed 7-5 going into the sixth, then tied the game on two passed balls. The Nationals scored two in the seventh to take a 9-5 lead before second baseman Clint Campbell ended the game on a tag-out, throw-out double play.
Third baseman Kolton Fisher made a big defensive play on a hard line drive in the fifth inning.
Medford's next game is Tuesday at 6 p.m.
CAL RIPKIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP — At Eugene, the Upper Rogue 12U boy's defeated Roseburg 13-3 in 5 innings to win the title.
The Eagles were led in the championship game by pitcher Zack Collins, who allowed one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts.
Upper Rogue had 10 hits, including two each from Brandon King and Trae Frodge.
For the tournament Upper Rogue went 5-0. Pitchers Collins, who struck out 15 against Willamette Valley, and Thomas Zomerdyk both picked up two wins each.
Offensively, Upper Rogue was led in the tournament by Coldin Shopp, who hit .750, Zomerdyk (.450), King (.400) and Kobey Charlton (.350).
Upper Rogue advances to the Pacific Northwest Regional July 25-27 in Eugene.