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.
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).
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.
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.