Mustangs cruise on pair of 1-hitters

SPRINGFIELD — South Medford pitchers Nate Namanny and Sean Pearson each tossed complete-game one-hitters in leading the Medford Mustangs to a nonleague sweep of Springfield in American Legion AAA play Wednesday.

Namanny ran his record to 3-0 by holding back the Timbers for seven innings for a 12-0 victory. He struck out two and walked three, and the lone hit off the left-hander came in the bottom of the seventh when Cody Williams blooped a single just over the first baseman's head.

Namanny didn't pitch to more than four batters in any of the innings and was backed by errorless defense.

Seth Brown was 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs and Garrett Tygerson 3-for-4 with one run and two RBIs to pace the Mustangs (14-2, 2-0 Area 4) in Game 1. Justin Bohn and Dan Katayama each were 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs as Medford scored six runs in the fourth and seventh innings.

Pearson helped secure a 13-2 triumph in five innings with his best outing of the season. The right-hander struck out five and walked four, and allowed a similar bloop single by Jake Straube with one on and none out in the bottom of the fifth.

After a strikeout and pop-up to the shortstop, Pearson missed his chance at a shutout when a potential game-ending grounder was misplayed by Katayama at second base to allow two unearned runs to score.

Katayama previously built up enough credit at the plate by going 2-for-3 with one run and two RBIs in Game 2, while Brown and Kameron Kaufman each were 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Colin Sowers extended his hitting streak to 14 games by going 2-for-3 with three runs and one RBI.

The Mustangs return home to take on the Klamath Falls Falcons for a doubleheader Friday at Harry & David Field. The Area 4 action starts at 6 p.m.


Medford Mustangs 000 600 6 — 12 13 0

Springfield Timbers 000 000 0 — 0 1 2

Namanny and Kaufman; Straube, Van Gagers (4), Wright (7) and Haxby. W — Namanny (3-0). L — Straube. 2B — M: Brown 2, Tygerson.


Medford Mustangs 210 91 — 13 11 2

Springfield Timbers 000 02 — 2 1 3

Pearson and Kaufman; Dudley, Williams (3), Garrigus (4), Bates (5) and Jernberg. W — Pearson (1-0). L — Dudley. 2B — M: Sowers, Katayama, Brown, Kaufman.

NORTH MEDFORD 9-2, KLAMATH FALLS 7-3 — North Medford erased a 6-0 deficit with three runs in the third and four in the fourth innings and then secured an opening-game win with a two-run surge in the sixth at North Medford High.

With the score tied at 7-all in the sixth, the Mavericks escaped a bases-loaded jam when pitcher Charlie Walker was hit with a two-out line drive but recovered in time to flip the ball to first base for the final out.

Taylor Raff was 2-for-4 with one run and pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn the save. Tyler Gould was 2-for-3 with one run, Kevin Hoyt 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI and A.J. Miller 2-for-2 with three runs for the Mavericks (8-6).

Klamath Falls responded in Game 2 by allowing only single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to gain the split. Hayden Evans was 2-for-4 with one run for North Medford, which had runners at second and third with one out in the seventh but couldn't push the tying run across.


Klamath Falls 204 010 0 — 7 9 2

North Medford 003 402 x — 9 10 0

Kanora and Clair; Carbonell, Walker (5), Raff (7) and Gould. W — Walker (1-0). L — Kanora. 2B — NM: Raff, Evans.


Klamath Falls 000 111 0 — 3 6 2

North Medford 000 110 0 — 2 8 1

Howard, Swartzlander (7) and Whisler; Howitt, Raff (7) and Gould. W — Howard. L — Howitt (0-2). 2B — NM: White. 3B — NM: Evans.

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