Medford Mustangs bounce back with rout in tourney

SALEM — The Medford Mustangs American Legion baseball team bounced back in a big way Friday from its first loss of the season.

The Mustangs pounded out 19 hits en route to a 10-3 victory over Northwest Star Academy at the Willamette Classic.

Medford (9-1), which lost 9-6 to Columbia Basin on Thursday, will take on the Vancouver Cardinals at 9 this morning.

Colin Sowers hit safely in his 10th straight game, going 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. Teammate Dan Katayama added three hits in six plate appearances, while Bradey Shipley was 3-for-5 with an RBI and Isaac Rolie went 2-for-2 with two RBIs.

Making his return to the team since a season-opening road trip, Garrett Tygerson improved to 2-0 on the mound. The Ashland High product gave up two earned runs in seven innings of work. Justin Bohn and Ian Kendall pitched a scoreless eighth and ninth inning, respectively.

Medford Mustangs 110 010 205 — 10 19 2

Northwest Star Academy 002 100 000 — 3 10 1

Tygerson, Bohn (8), Kendall (9) and Sowers; Ecalbarger, Rutledge (6), Ragasa (8) and Van Atta. W — Tygerson (2-0). L — Rutledge. 2B — M: Katayama 2, Sowers, Hall, Kendall, James.

SOUTH MEDFORD 5-7, GRANTS PASS MINERS 4-6 — The South Medford Colts collected 10 hits in each game of an American Legion A Area 4 sweep at Harry & David Field.

In the opener, Colts pitcher Andrew Phillips allowed four runs in the first inning, then blanked Grants Pass on two hits the rest of the way.

South Medford (8-2, 4-2 Area 4) scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Kirk Eastman doubled, Austin Griffin drew a walk and Nick Mouyious delivered an RBI single.

South Medford leadoff hitter Bryson Lake went 4-for-4 with two runs scored.

Cody Albertson led the Colts with three hits in the nightcap. Griffin added two hits and two RBIs and Lake contributed two hits and scored once.

On Thursday, the Colts split a doubleheader against the North Medford Mavericks at Harry & David.

South Medford won the opener 5-4, then the Mavericks reversed the tables with a 5-4 victory.

In Game 1, South rallied from a 3-1 deficit with four runs in the sixth inning. Ryan Johnson sparked the outburst with a two-run triple to tie the game and Lake had a pinch-hit RBI single.


Grants Pass Miners 400 000 0 — 4 4 2

South Medford 011 011 1 — 5 10 3

Suthann, Gulbransen (7) and Ko. Garrison; Phillips and Mouyios. W — Phillips (3-1). L — Gulbransen. 2B — SM: Eastman. 3B — SM: Wellock.


Grants Pass Miners 000 020 4 — 6 4 2

South Medford 401 020 x — 7 10 0

Parker, Ky. Garrison (5) and Reynoso; Eastman, Harrington (6) and Phillips. W — Eastman (2-0). L — Parker. 2B — SM: Albertson 2, Johnson.

NORTH JACKSON 9-6, ASHLAND 2-5 — At Eagle Point, Ben Zomerdyk pitched a two-hitter in the opener and scored the eventual winning run in the nightcap to lead North Jackson to the American Legion sweep.

Zomerdyk struck out five and received plenty of support in Game 1. Brandon Wilson was 3-for-3 with two runs scored, while Johnny Wilkerson and Austin Fosenburg each went 2-for-4.

The Eagles (4-6) opened a 4-0 lead through three innings in Game 2 but Ashland roared back to tie the contest at 5-all heading into the bottom of the sixth inning. In that frame, however, Zomerdyk reached on a single and eventually scored on a passed ball. He was 2-for-3 for the game.


Ashland Pilots 000 101 0 — 2 2 x

North Jackson Eagles 101 214 x — 9 12 x

Westhelle, Flynn (6) and Adams; Zomerdyk and Morgan. W — Zomerdyk (2-1). L — Westhelle. 2B — NJ: Wilkerson, Atler.


Ashland Pilots 000 302 0 — 5 6 x

North Jackson Eagles 031 011 x — 6 9 x

Crowley, Hansen (4) and Westhelle; Gibson, Atler (5) and Morgan. W — Atler (1-1). 2B — A: Schlecht 2; NJ: Morgan, Zomerdyk.

FOLSOM PIONEERS 7-0, S.O. RIVERDAWGS 5-7 — At Folsom, Calif., Austin Palmer pitched a three-hit shutout in Game 2 of the amateur baseball doubleheader to salvage a split for Southern Oregon (5-3).

Palmer struck out six and walked five over nine innings to earn his first win for the RiverDawgs. Johnny Omahen helped spark the offense by going 2-for-4 with three runs scored.

Chris Bradshaw's two-run single in the seventh and Clinton Brill's two-run single in the ninth helped secure the win for Southern Oregon. Marcus James and Ryan Hayden also drove in runs for the RiverDawgs.

Bradshaw was 4-for-4 with two runs and one RBI in the opener, while Travis Wolf smacked a two-run double in the first and added another RBI double in the third to help the RiverDawgs to a 4-0 lead.

Folsom countered with six runs in the bottom of the third off five hits and one of three Southern Oregon errors.

Greg Vrooman added two hits and one run scored.


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Folsom Pioneers 006 000 10x — 7 9 0

Flinn and Graham; Pasquale, Simmons (5) and Heinzer. W — Pasquale. L — Flinn (2-1). 2B — SO: Wolf 2, Vrooman; F: Montgomery, Ditmer. 3B — F: Meehan.


S.O. RiverDawgs 000 010 312 — 7 9 0

Folsom Pioneers 000 000 000 — 0 3 2

Palmer and Brill; Valente, Monagle (6) and Olson. W — Palmer (1-0). L — Valente. 3B — SO: Omahen.


PRESIDENTS CUP — Southern California's Fram CQ girls soccer team defeated RVSC Dream Team, 4-2, on the second day of the U.S. Youth Region IV West Presidents Cup tournament at U.S. Cellular Community Park on Friday.

The Dream Team, a U15 squad, is Jackson County's lone representative. The team will host Washington Premier '94 White at 7:30 a.m. on Field 10 today.

The RVSC squad owned 2-1 halftime advantage against Fram CQ.

Sarah Kapple scored on an assist by Maddy Nahss in the 18th minute to put the Dream Team ahead 1-0. About 20 minutes later, Jackie Gardner-Miller netted a goal, with Ashlee McFall earning the assist.

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