Brown pushes Mustangs past Marketmen

Seth Brown's towering home run in the first inning helped the Medford Mustangs American Legion AAA team take control early on Wednesday.

The Mustangs posted seven runs over the first two innings en route to a 10-6 nonconference victory over the Corvallis Marketmen at Harry & David Field.

After Colin Sowers began the inning by drawing a walk and Jessie Hornbrook put runners on second and third with a double, Brown turned on the first pitch he saw and lined a three-run homer over the right field wall to put the Mustangs up 3-1.

Cody James highlighted the Mustangs' four-run second inning with a two-run single.

Hornbrook delivered the final blow for the Mustangs (9-5) with a two-run double in the sixth.

Hornbrook finished 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored.

Sowers went 3-for-4 and scored three times and Brown ended up driving in four runs on a 2-for-5 performance.

Mustangs' starter Lucas Stone turned in his best performance of the season. He allowed four runs — only two earned — and did not walk a batter while striking out three.

Corvallis 100 300 002 — 6 10 2

Medford 340 002 10x — 10 12 1

Young, Parnon (6) and Sanders; Stone, Cash (6), Thomas (8), Morrison (9) and Kaufman. W — Stone (1-0). L — Young. 2B — M: Hornbrook 2, Bohn. HR — M: Brown.

CENTRAL POINT 16-10, GRANTS PASS DIGGERS 9-7 — At Grants Pass, Central Point broke a 7-all tie, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh inning of the nightcap to complete a sweep of the Grants Pass Diggers in an Area 4 doubleheader at Grants Pass Sports Park.

Chris Painter, RJ Morgan and Taylor Pardee strung together consecutive doubles to give the Comets (7-5, 5-3 Area 4) a 9-7 lead. Steve Sparacino tallied another with a run-scoring single.

Pardee drove in four runs for the Comets. He and Blake Fahndrich both went 2-for-4.

Josh Cowell went 4-for-5 for the Diggers.

Evan Erskin led the charge in the opener for the Comets, going 2-for-6 with two doubles, knocked in four runs and scored twice. Anthony Martin added a 3-for-6, three-RBI performace.

The Diggers' Steve Parker went 3-for-4 and hit a three-run home run in the third inning.


Central Point 030 526 0 — 16 12 4

Grants Pass Diggers 004 104 0 — 9 10 2

Pardee, Inkley (6) and Cooper; Beard, Schmoll (4), Garmendia (6) and Scott. W — Pardee (1-1). L — Beard. 2B — CP: Erskine 2, Reynolds, Martin; GP: Cowell, Scott. HR — GP: Parker.


Central Point 030 211 3 — 10 11 3

Grants Pass Diggers 001 213 0 — 7 13 2

Fahndrich, Reynolds (7) and Atlin; Parker, Olmstead (5) and Schmoll. W — Fahndrich (1-1). L — Parker. 2B — CP: Fahndrich, Morgan. 3B — GP: Schmoll.

NORTH JACKSON 8-7, ASHLAND 5-3 — At Eagle Point, Tyler Atler and Braden Wilson delivered two solid pitching performances to help North Jackson pull out the Area 4 sweep at The Yard.

Atler struck out 10 Pilots and walked three in Game 1, and Wilson had 11 strikeouts and one walk in Game 2.

In the opener, the Eagles (7-7, 5-5 Area 4) were led on offense by Johnny Wilkerson, who had a triple, a home run and two RBIs. For Ashland (5-7 Area 4), A.J. Adams was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Evan Westhelle was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

In the nightcap, North Jackson's Derrik Walls was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.


Ashland 210 200 0 — 5 7 3

North Jackson 200 501 x — 8 8 1

Bottimore, Fredrickson (4) and Adams; Atler and Skogseth. W — Atler. L — Fredrickson. 3B — NJ: Wilkerson. HR — A: Adams; NJ: Wilkerson.


Ashland 101 100 0 — 3 6 6

North Jackson 100 132 x — 7 5 2

Westhelle and Adams; Wilson and Wilkerson. W — Wilson (1-2). L — Westhelle. 2B — A: Westhelle.

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