Mavericks split with Highlanders

After the North Medford Mavericks Legion A baseball team loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, a triple-play halted a Mavericks' rally as North Eugene managed to split an Area 4 doubleheader with a 10-9 victory in the nightcap on Monday.

The Mavericks (11-10, 8-6 Area 4) won the opener, 14-7, at North Medford High.

In the decisive inning of Game 2, the Mavericks' Kevin Hoyt grounded into a double play to score a run, but A.J. Miller was signaled to keep running the base pads and was thrown as the Highlanders completed the rare play.

Miller was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Hayden Evans was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. A.J. Doolittle added a 2-for-4 effort for the Mavericks.

In the opener, Jared White had a double, triple and four RBIs to guide the Mavericks.

Hoyt went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, while Evans was 2-for-3 and scored three times.

Taylor Raff and Austin Zavala had two hits apiece for the Mavs and pitcher Blaine Howlitt recorded his first win of the season.


North Eugene 200 004 1 — 7 11 0

North Medford 300 137 x — 14 14 0

Hudson, Shuster (5) and Stapley; Howlitt, Doolittle (6) and Zavala. W — Howlitt (1-2). L — Hudson. 2B — NE: Delaney, Wallace; NM: Evans 2, Carbonell, Raff, White, Doolittle. 3B — NM: White.


North Eugene 000 601 102 — 10 15 3

North Medford 212 110 101 — 9 13 2

Delaney, Stapley (8) and Stapley, Hudson (8); Carbonell, Miller (5), White (9) and Zavala. W — Stapley. L — White (0-1). 2B — NE: Hudson 2, Phillips; NM: Evans, Walker, Miller, Pine.

SOUTH MEDFORD 5-13, NORTH JACKSON 4-9 — Andrew Phillips hit the game-winning single in the first game and finished 5-for-7 on the day as the Colts swept North Jackson at Harry & David Field.

Weston Gibson had an inside-the-park home run and went 3-for-3 in the opener for North Jackson. Ryan Wellock, Cody Albertson, Pat Alexander and Phillips all had two hits for South in Game 1. Phillips' walk-off hit came in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Albertson was 3-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs, Phillips 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Austin Reames 2-for-3 with two runs and Nick Mouyious 2-for-4 in the nightcap for the Colts (11-4, 8-4 Area 4).


North Jackson 010 021 0 — 4 6 3

South Medford 100 002 2 — 5 9 2

Zomerdyk and Morgan; Alexander, Harrington (7) and Phillips. W — Harrington (1-0). L — Zomerdyk. 2B — SM: Albertson, Alexander; 3B — NJ: Morgan; HR — NJ: Gibson


North Jackson 110 500 02 — 9 12 5

South Medford 107 041 0x — 13 16 4

Atlas, Dixon, Gibson and Morgan; Albertson, Harrington (7) and Mouyios. W — Albertson (2-1). L — Atlas. 2B — NJ: Morgan; SM: Wellock, Phillips 2, Parker.

Little League Baseball

CENTRAL POINT 11, GRANTS PASS NATIONALS 0 — At Central Point, Dylan Pearce struck out 10 and hit a solo home run as Central Point advanced to the semifinals in the 12U District 8 All-Stars tourmament at the Central Point Little League fields.

Cavin Gillespie drove in five runs with two doubles on a 4-for-4 performance.

Pearce was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs while teammate Ben Curry added a solo homer during a 3-for-3 effort for Central Point (2-0).

Pearce was 3-for-4 with a three-run home run, Curry hit a solo homer and the Central Point beat Rogue River, 15-0, in the district tournament on Sunday.

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