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BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Rogues fall short against Klamath

Klamath Falls’ No. 9 hitter James Turnbull had a double, triple and two RBIs to lead the visiting Gems to a 7-5 victory over the Medford Rogues on Wednesday at Harry & David Field.

Medford leadoff hitter Cole Carder went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs and Josh McIntyre blasted his second home run of the season, but the Rogues committed four errors to fall to 11-8.

Ray Villegas picked up the pitching victory after surrendering four runs in 4 1/3 innings with one strikeout and one walk. Aki Buckson earned the save after holding the Rogues to one run on four hits over the last 4 2/3 innings.

Medford’s Kolby Button was tagged with the loss. He give up five runs, four earned, on eight hits in five innings.

Klamath Falls 013 100 020 — 7 9 0

Medford 200 020 010 — 5 10 4

Villegas, Buckson (5) and Harris; Button, Barrios (6), Glover (8) and Pike. W — Villegas. L — Button. 2B — KF: Turnbull; M: Cantwell, Way, Pike. 3B — KF: Turnbull; M: Carder. HR — KF: Harris; M: McIntyre (2).

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NORTH MEDFORD 7, NORTH EUGENE 1: At Eugene, Tyler Dunlevy tossed a complete-game gem and Owen Grafton went 2-for-4 with a double as the Mavericks (6-2) opened the Best of the West with an easy victory.

Dunlevy held North Eugene to one run on five hits while striking out six to improve to 2-0.

Gavin Schmidt’s RBI single helped North Medford seize a 3-0 lead in the first inning. Schmidt went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored.

The Mavericks will try to stay undefeated in the tourney today against South Eugene.

North Medford 301 300 0 — 7 5 1

North Eugene 000 100 0 — 1 5 6

Dunlevy and Passey; Wicks, Smith (7) and Dalton. W — Dunlevy (2-0). L — Wicks. 2B — NM: Schmidt, O. Grafton; NE: Williams. 3B — NM: Borraggine.

NORTH JACKSON 7-3, ASHLAND 2-5: Skyler Gaudern pitched a two-hitter in the opener for North Jackson, but Ashland rebounded behind Dane Reynolds and Rowan Amann to take the nightcap in Area 4 South play.

Gaudern struck out eight and walked two in his Game 1 gem, while the Royals’ Kolbi Blevins and Domenic Fontana had two hits apiece.

In the second game, Ashland scored four runs in the third inning to take a 4-1 lead, as Amann and Reynolds had two hits apiece.

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