A trio of home runs and a big fourth inning paved the way for the Medford Rogues Great West League baseball team which captured a 14-4 victory Sunday, taking two out of three from the Yuba Sutter Gold Sox in their three-game series at Harry & David Field.
The Rogues (21-16) took over in the eighth inning where Blake Baumgartner smashed a grand slam and Daniel Nist went deep with a two-run homer.
Cole Carder added a solo shot in the seventh inning and finished with three runs scored and a pair of RBIs.
Baumgartner, Nist, Riley Kasper and Tommy Ahlstrom all finished with two hits for the Rogues, who got three runs scored from Josh McIntyre and a pair of runs from both Kasper and Ahlstrom.
Yuba Sutter Gold Sox 002 020 000 — 4 12 2
Medford Rogues 000 820 40x — 14 14 2
McDaniel, Ultsch (4), Kaser (5), Bugarin (7), Saller (8) and Engelhardt; Diaz, Brinkman (5), Carle (8) and Bath. W — Brinkman (1-1). L — McDaniel (0-1). 2B — YS: Robinson, Shoenberger, Winkler; M: Garvin, Bell, Kasper. HR — YS: Hsiao; M: Carder, Baumgartner, Nist.
American Legion AAA
MEDFORD 12, GRANTS PASS NUGGETS 7: At Grants Pass, Jack Thompson had a double, a home run and three RBIs and was one of six Medford players with two hits as the Mustangs trounced Grants Pass in the first game of an Area 4 twin bill at the Sports Park on Sunday.
The result of the second game was not available at press time.
Thompson went 2-for-4 to pace Medford’s 13-hit attack, as the Mustangs (22-8) jumped out to a 7-0 lead and overcame three errors.
Also coming through with multiple hits for the Mustangs were Brennen Watts, Jacob Melton, Justin Geyer, Wyatt Baptiste and Zac Ankeny. Geyer went 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs and Ankeny was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.
Starting pitcher Ricky Boortz gave up five runs, two earned, in 4 1/3 innings pitched for the Mustangs.
Medford Mustangs 232 320 0 — 12 13 3
Grants Pass Nuggets 002 300 2 — 7 9 3
Boortz, Sandoval (5) and Geyer; Rund, Bastendorff (5), King (6) and Robins. W – Boortz. L – Rund. 2B – M: Ankeny, Thompson. 3B – Geyer. HR – Thompson.
American Legion A
NORTH MEDFORD MAVERICKS 19-12, KLAMATH FALLS EAGLES 3-8 — At Klamath Falls, North Medford put together an eight-run sixth inning to run away with the first game in a sweep of the Klamath Falls Eagles in Area 4 play.
Ryan Kloek finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored and drove in three for the Mavericks (15-10, 8-4 Area 4), who collected 16 hits in the contest.
The Mavericks’ Tavin Passey went 3-for-4 with two runs and a pair of RBIs while Josh Baptiste went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and scored a couple of runs.
In Game 2, Nick Samudio went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and an RBI for the Mavericks, while Jeremiah Huffman scored twice and added an RBI double.
North Medford Mavericks 334 018 — 19 16 2
Klamath Falls Eagles 100 020 — 3 6 8
Dunlevy and Passey; Moore, Baeth (3), Jones (6) and G. Short. W — Dunlevy (3-1). L — Moore. 2B — NM: Kloek, Passey. 3B — NM: Baptiste.
North Medford Mavericks 330 014 1 — 12 7 6
Klamath Falls Eagles 042 001 1 — 8 10 5
Blankenship, Samudio (6) and Passey; E. Hayden, A. Hayden (4), G. Short (7) and Coulter. W — Blankenship (3-2). L — E. Hayden. 2B — NM: Samudio 2, Huffman; KF: Baeth, Bowman.
KLAMATH FALLS CARDINALS 13-12, SOUTH MEDFORD COLTS 3-2: At Klamath Falls, South Medford was unable to keep up with Klamath Falls on the offensive end as the Cardinals swept the Colts in Area 4 play.
In the opener, Chase Costanti went 4-for-4 for the Colts and Bennett Smith was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
The Eagles’ Austin Erickson went 2-for-4 with six RBIs for the Cardinals.
In Game 2, Smith went 2-for-3 for the Colts.
South Medford Colts 002 100 — 3 8 3
K. Falls Cardinals 204 232 — 13 12 2
Shields, Shenk (3), Costanti (5) and Joe; Wagner, Graham (4) and Hamilton. W — Wagner. L — Shields. 2B — SM: Costanti, Ledendecker; KF: Graham, Erickson.
South Medford Colts 100 10 — 2 3 4
K. Falls Cardinals 137 1x — 12 8 2
Lauchsteadt, Joe (3) and Campbell; Graham, Wood (5) and Hamilton. W — Graham. L — Lauchstedt. 2B — KF: Rivera, Fanning. 3B — KF: Hamilton, Rivera.
SPRAGUE 5, MEDFORD AMERICANS 4: At Gold Hill, Sprague scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally past Medford in the second round of the 11-U state tournament Sunday.
The victory advanced Sprague to the championship round of the winner’s bracket, while Medford dropped into the loser’s bracket of the double-elimination, eight-team tournament.
Medford leadoff hitter Zach Decker had two hits, including an RBI double in the top of the sixth that gave Medford a 4-3 lead.
Also for Medford, Dom Daffron went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Wes Burrow 1-for-2.
Medford starting pitcher Easton Curtis struck out four and allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings.